FreestyleXtreme Magazine Issue 25 - Page 25

.......................................................................................................... Five minutes with... Tommy Flynn We caught up with the DC team rider for a chat about his well-travelled up-bringing and some of his favourite skate spots. .......................................................................................................... Where did you grow up? I was born in South Africa and I left there when I was 10-years-old and moved to New Zealand. I started skateboarding in New Zealand. I lived there for seven years and then I moved to Australia when I was 15-years-old. Now Brisbane’s my hometown in Australia, I grew up there, have a lot of friends and my family’s there. When you know that you wanted to skate for a living? Did you even know that was an option? At 15-years-old, I went to LA for the first time, and when I got to LA I met a lot of other pro skaters and I realized then, that you can make a living in skateboarding. From then, I made it my goal to make a living at skateboarding and become a pro skater. How did you first get into skateboarding? What’s your favourite under- rated skate spot? I had a cousin in New Zealand and all he did was skateboard every day. So he kinda got me into it. Underrated? I think Brisbane City has a lot of spots and a lot of things to offer, but not too many people visit it to skate. There’s still a lot of potential there. I think people should do more trips to Brisbane. It’s definitely underrated. What was your first board? … have you ѥЁ)5䁙Ёɐ݅́Ёɐ)ɽ-Ѐѵ)ѽɔͽЁѡ%Ё݅́ɕ)ɐeԁձɕ͠)и Ё$хѕɹ܁Ѽ)́ՙа)ɕ́Ё՝Ёи$e)ٔЁ嵽ɔѡЁѡé))]݅́ȁͭє́))MєɅѥ́ѕ)ɥ-ѽ!ѥ́䁙ٽɥє)ͭѕɑȸ)Ёٔ́屔)ٔѡɥ̸́)䁱ѥ́ȁɥ́ѡЁɔ)ѥȁѼ)ѕ䁄Ёɥ́ѥѼ)䁱и$ٔչɥѕ$)ѥфЁѼ$ѕ݅)Ѽ 'eٕٔȁѼ) ɔQӊé$)ѕ݅Ё)ͭѥи$ٔЁɥ)ѡЁɔ ͕)ȁͼ$ѕ݅)ѡЁи)Mչ́]ӊéѡѽ)ݼɥ́ѡЁ)=̰  9͕ɥ(ѡ$݅ɕ)ѡЁѡЁ) MݥэɽЁ ɽ)Mٔ%ЁݸѡɅ)ٽɥє݅Ѽ)չ䁑䁽ѡɐ)ͭѥ)ٽɥєѡѼݡ'e)ѡɐ́Ё)ݥѠɥ̰Ёܰ)ЁЁٔ)ՅɥЁȁ)ͽѡ)́ȁѡɕЁѡ)啅))Ёɵ܁٥Ё)ѡЁѼɅٕ́Ս)́ͥ٥ո)ͭѥe)Ё )eЁ ձ)ѡ́啅Ȱ'eЁݥѠԸ