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Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Ams Combi Pool party: Kiko Francisco interview

Kiko Francisco at the Venice Throwdown, November 2011. Down in the bowl, Asher Bradshaw...
Ams Combi Pool party: Kiko Francisco interview

The game of naming the Vans Ams Combi Pool Party winner is not easy. All those new kids on The Block have an amazing level. Even trying to foretell who will be on the podium is not easy and even if there are two divisions (over 16 and under 15) trying to pick up 6 stars out of 50 is a too precarious game. In this series of interview of pre-Combi, I am asking everybody who’s their pick and I generally have either no response or a general vague response to the question (basically they are all good). Only Cason Kirk is throwing a “Chris Russell” name as an answer. Not a bad answer… So, I asked Kiko Francisco the same question and got no answer.
This is the second interview isTia.Tv is having with Kiko Francisco. We did Kiko first interview at Vans a couple of years ago and yes, things have changed in two years…

Ray Rae is "The Photographer of Venice", so he knows how to take good shots of Kiko.
More pix at RayRaePix.com

isTia.Tv: When did you start skateboarding? Kiko Francisco: 4.5 yrs old

isTia.Tv: What is your specialty? Kiko Francisco: Bowl/pool

isTia.Tv: When was your first skate contest? Kiko Francisco: When I was 5 at my local skate park

isTia.Tv: Hometown / Where do you live? Kiko Francisco: Carson CA

isTia.Tv: What are your favorite skateparks? Kiko Francisco: Venice beach the cove and vans

isTia.Tv: Where do you skate? Kiko Francisco: Venice beach, the cove at Santa Monica and vans

isTia.Tv: How many hours do you skate a day? Kiko Francisco: Weekends 5 hours a day

isTia.Tv: How are your parents involved with skateboarding? Kiko Francisco: My Dad takes me to all the skateparks yes both my mom and dad are supportive

isTia.Tv: Do you have Sponsors? Kiko Francisco: Kanao Flyaway helmets, Santa Monica airlines, and maui & sons

isTia.Tv: What are you gonna do to train for the AM Combi Pool Party? Kiko Francisco: Practice every weekend at vans

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isTia.Tv: How have you tried to prepare for the Protec contests in the past & this year? Kiko Francisco: Incorporate more tricks on my runs

isTia.Tv: Have you participated at the Am Pool Party before and what was your ranking? Kiko Francisco: Yes last yr ....20th out of 30 kids

isTia.Tv: Have you ever been injured while skatin? Kiko Francisco: Yes , my knee I collided into another skater approx 2yrs ago

isTia.Tv: What have you done in the past 3 months? Kiko Francisco: Kiko Francisco: Skate...skate....skate

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isTia.Tv: What were the last contests you did? Kiko Francisco: Halloween bash at etnies 2n pl and Venice throwdown thanksgiving contest 2nd pl

isTia.Tv: What was your best contest of the year? Kiko Francisco: Venice throwdown

isTia.Tv: With who do you prefer to skate? Kiko Francisco: Morgan wolf, Austin Poynter, Cory Juneau

isTia.Tv: What photographer has taken most pictures of you? Kiko Francisco: Ray Rae

isTia.Tv: Whatever happened to the Sims team? Kiko Francisco: Not sure exactly what happened....it didn't work out

isTia.Tv: What trick are you working on? Kiko Francisco: just trying to perfect my tricks

isTia.Tv: List your three favorite music bands? Kiko Francisco: Green day, Lincoln park

isTia.Tv: Goals for 2012? Kiko Francisco: Try to learn new tricks

isTia.Tv: Something else? Kiko Francisco: Thx to my parents for support and all my sponsors

Good Luck for the Vans Amateur Combi Pool Classic 2012

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