A quick search in Facebook for Austin Poynter returns 20 clones. The sames search on Google returns 794,000 entries…
But there is only one Austin Poynter consistently skating at top Level like Austin has done since he won the Amateur Pool Combi Classic several years ago.
And that’s the Austin Poynter I am interested in.
Austin has had a great year in 2012, with a lot of coverage on Transword and videos here and there. The family used to live close to the combi, but they moved to Oceanside some time ago. And the tradeoff has been beneficiary to Austin who can now skate vert and ramps like it was a walk in the (skate) park.
Here is what Austin had to say about the forthcoming Vans Pool Party 2013:
isTia.Tv: What was your best skate contest of 2012? Austin Poynter: Protec of course.
isTia.Tv: What skate contests are you going to do in 2013? Austin Poynter: Not Sure yet, but I do have a few in mind.
isTia.Tv: Why didn’t you go to Wellington, Bondi? Austin Poynter: School, graduating this year!isTia.Tv: Are you going at Bowl-A-Rama in Spain (La Kantera)? Austin Poynter: I sure hope so!
isTia.Tv: Pedro Barros seems invincible, what are the odds he will win Pro-Tec this year? Austin Poynter: Probably pretty high, he’s been killing it.
isTia.Tv: The level of bowl riding is much more competitive this year than any previous years. Do you feel threatened by the Brazilian or the Europeans? Austin Poynter: I look forward to seeing them in the contest!
isTia.Tv: You had a lot of videos and ads in the magazine ultimately. Which one did you prefer? Austin Poynter: The Monster Vert video is my favorite.
isTia.Tv: Which one was more fun to do? Austin Poynter: The Burger Bowl shoot for Transworld, the backyard party scene was a blast to shoot.
I have a new S-One Helmet Ad coming out soon in Transworld, early summer I think.
isTia.Tv: Are you preparing a new video? Austin Poynter: Yes, going to be shooting with Powell-Peralta
isTia.Tv: What are you doing to prepare for the Protec? Austin Poynter: Just skating the combi alot, trying to practice without the crowds..lol
isTia.Tv: Do you feel ready for Protec pool Party 2013 and what are your expectations? Austin Poynter: I’ve been fortunate enough to have had alot of time in that bowl, I’m as ready as I’m going to be!isTia.Tv: Where would you like to see bowl contests headed in the next few years? Austin Poynter: More are popping up, that needs to keep happening.
isTia.Tv: Do people recognize you at school? What do they say when they recognize you? Austin Poynter: Only my close friends at school know that I skate, I’d rather keep a low profile.
isTia.Tv: Sponsors? Austin Poynter: I am really grateful for the support I get from my sponsors, I am very lucky.
Monster Energy, Oakley, Powell-Peralta, Osiris Shoes, GoPro. S-One Helmets, 187 Pads. Mcgills Skate shop, and Bull Taco.
isTia.Tv: Something you want to add? Austin Poynter: Thanks for your time Xavier, see you at the Pool Party!
Thanks Austin Good Luck!!