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Samantha Bruce Interview

Name: Samantha Bruce

Age:18

From: London

Sponsors:Vans shoes and Ortega Skateboards

Describe yourself:Well I’ve just finished college, on my way to University to study psychology and theology. I work in Camden market part-time selling skateboard stuff, vintage clothing and motor-cycle leathers. When I can I skateboard and hang out with my friends and do the typical teenager nightlife thing on occasions. Then when I’ve got the money I like to shop for clothes!

How long have you been riding?5 years

Best achievement:Recently I’ve taught kids in different schools across Islington, London, how to skateboard in their PE lessons as part of a new scheme by a company called Kaos to get gets more active and introduce the sport to them.

Best trick:Melon transfer or late shuv-it

Biggest rush:Getting a new trick on lock

Scariest moment:Falling on my head in Oz when I was skating a full pipe. Leant too far back and put my hand down but that gave way and smacked my head really hard, I think I was concussed.

Favourite riders:My favourite riders are those who are from the UK really, such as Andy Scott, Ross McGouran, Stevie Thompson and some of my friends as well.

Favourite place to ride and why:
At the moment I like Finsbury Park because I’m predominantly a bowl rider and they have a nice tight whippy bowl there and also a weird little street course, it’s tiny but it’s fun.

What essential items do you pack in your suitcase for a trip? The usual… clothes, toiletries, spare trainers, instant noodles just in case, torch, skate tool, skateboard, wax, mags in case I get bored and a book.

Top 3 tunes:The Source ft Candi Staton- You’ve Got the Love; X-Ray Spex: Germ Free Adolescents; The Who: Baba O’reilly.

How do you stay in shape?
I’m a vegetarian so I usually eat healthy, and skating helps as well.

Top training tip:Eat healthy, drink pleanty of water, do warm ups and warm downs. Don’t exert yourself to the point where you think you’re going to keel over and die!

Favourite foods:Mashed potatoes and mushrooms!

Must-have beauty product:Eyeliner is all I carry.

Favourite clothing brands:I’m usually a plain clothes person so I get my clothes from H&M, charity shops or Primark.

Fashion tip: Do not wear red and blue together!

Which celeb’s style do you admire?
Kate moss has a cool, easy going style.

Favourite quote:Good to go!

Before I die I want to:Travel the world and experience as much as I can in life.

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