Recently I was lucky enough to interview 🖤Estelle- @commando_girl 🖤 for our ‘Getting to know the New Knox locals interviews’. Estelle started skating at our Girls only skateboarding lessons 3yrs ago & she has been succeeding in skateboarding ever since, including recently competing in the ASL finals @riverslideskatepark ! We are very proud of her!
Q1. What made you want to get into skateboarding and how old were you?
I was 9yo. I saw an ‘ad’ on TV about a duck rolling down a free way, and I just looked at it and thought to myself that looks like fun! 🦆
Q2. Did you find the girls skate classes at Knox Skatepark helpful?
Ohhhh yeah definitely. They helped encourage me to skate even more and to see that as a girl you can do what a boy does.
Q3. How has skateboarding affected your life so far?
In many different ways, one of them being my fitness, and how active I am and improving my leg and mental strength.
Q4. what are some of your best achievements and moments in skateboarding?
My most favourite achievement was my first ever comp at Knox held by the YMCA, having the knowledge of hardly any tricks and skill and being the only girl in the comp! I won my first board from @happy_project_ing 🏆
Q5. Would you encourage other girls to start skateboarding?
When I started skating I could only mostly hang out with boys and out of every skatepark that I've been to there's a 2/5 chance of a girl being there, but as the years have gone you see many more girls skating and it doesn't really matter if there is a beginner or a pro at least it's a girl skating. So yes of course I would encourage girls to skate!
Q6. What are your goals for the future & does skating fit into that?
Right now I don’t necessarily have a lot of goals (but the ones I have I will let you know when I have achieved them.)
I always try my hardest to do the best that I can.
Skating will always be a part of my life!!! 👱🏻♀️👧🏽👧🏻 .
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