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Tom Shimmin Rider Profile

Who are you?
My name's Tom Shimmin
How old are you?
I'm 19 years old
Where were you born?
The Lake District, beautiful place!
How long have you been skating for?
Almost 8 years
Why do you do it?
Because it's so rad! Best feeling I've ever had
Tom Shimmin What/Who got you into it?
WELL, I came to Glasgow to look for a house with my family and I saw a couple guys (who I now know as John + Geoff Angus, Tom, Andy and the rest of those veterans) doing it at Kelvingrove when I went for an ice cream and as soon as we got back home I got my first argos complete!
What setup do you use?
Venture lows, nice thin wheels, I've got a set of banes bearings in at the moment but any will do and any deck which I like the feel of
  Do you ride Regular or Goofy?
  What's your favourite trick?
360 flip!
  Where’s your favourite place to skate?
Street, anywhere new
Who is your inspiration?
Different inspirations come in the forms of my favorite skate vids. Purpose Built, Menikmati, Mosaic etc.
Where/when/what was your last competition?
UKSA championships, didn't make to final I was 4 places and 20 points away! gutted
What events are you looking forward to this year?
Summer I suppose. War of the Roses/Thistles are always a good laugh
What has been you biggest achievement in skating?
To love it through and through.
What other teams/sponsors do you skate for?
Focus Glasgow's team.
What was your favourite trip and why?
Going to Barcelona with just my good friend Jake, absolute belter of a time we met up with another guy Andy. It was so rad.
What do you love about skateboarding?
What's your goal within skateboarding?
Don't have one really, just going with the flow.
What's your scariest skateboarding moment?
Hmm, probably the month I kept falling on my hip. I have cartalidge swimming about in there now.
What advice have you got?
Be consistant
What are your other interests?
MUSIC I loveee music, it can inspire you more than anything else.
Where would you like to see yourself in the future?
On my death bed so I can ask myself if I had a good run, although I may die from the shock.
What music are you into?
I really hate trying to answer that cos I can't say, and if I say 'anything' it could also include stuff I really hate. I think I have a song for everyday of my life.
What’s your favourite magazine?
  What's your favourite book?
There's three Trilogys that I'm reading over and over at the moment. The Farseer, The Live Ship Raiders and The Tawny Man Trilogys. Great books!
What's your favourite film?
Batman Dark Knight beats anything.
What's your favourite quote?
"Here we are, you and I, to change the world..."
What other sports do you do?
I just passed my BASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructors course, but I'm not ready to do anything with it. I also bike around the city on a beat up racer alot.
Best cocktail, shot or drink?
Beer, after a good seshhhhh!
What's your most prized possession?
My BED haha
Thanks to: Everyone I know!
Anything else you want to say?
Mrs and Mrs and Mr Kirsten Dunst.
Photograph by Jacob Dahlstrup


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