I hereby declare 2001 the year of the grom! They are
all over skateparks, contests, the web, they are everywhere! And
look how many of them have infiltrated into Real Skate! Yikes, they're
And rightfully they should. This new millennium
breed of young skaters are amazing to say the least. I feel confident
of my future leaders! (Future I said.) And I feel because of them
the future of skateboarding looks promising. These little groms
are without a doubt keepin it real.
And who better representz this new breed of skater
than Luis. He's a sharp one. Gets good grades, makes friends easily
with young and (ahemm) old, is polite as can be, skates like a bat
outta hell, and he's totally cute! Kareem is his favorite pro.
Luis just turned 11. He lives in Antioch with
his mom, dad, and two brothers (who don't skate). His dad drives
a big rig and since Luis gets good grades, he gets out of school
a lot to travel around with his dad. Those are exciting adventures
for them both.
Luis tried a lot of different sports before realizing
skateboarding was what did it for him. He still plays soccer on
occasion, but skateboarding is in his heart he says. And you can
tell. I spent an afternoon with him at the Antioch park and some
other spots, and Luis left no doubt in my mind ... he's a real skater!
For pics of Luis skating check out the article on Antioch.
Luis, thank you so
much for being my first hunk of the year. Keep up the good work