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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Austin Poynter gets picked up by Monster

Austin Poynter back-to-back winner of the Ams Combi Pool Classic.
Now with Monster!
Austin Poynter is officially in the team Monster

It’s a very good start of the year for Austin Poynter. After winning twice the Ams Combi Pool Classic at Vans (in 2011 and 2012), he was contacted by Ocean Current just days after the end of the contest and added to the team. Austin’s natural style, focus and determination set him apart from other skaters his age. His diligent hard work towards being the best (in school and in skating) has put him on the fast track to going pro and skating against the best in the world. Aaron Astorga said about Austin that he is “our first round draft pick and this win from last weekend solidifies that”. Ocean Current Marketing Director Jeff Marshall added: “All of us here at Ocean Current couldn’t be happier with this new addition to our diverse championship team, Austin brings great talent and that spark of youth, this is a very exciting time for all of us”.
And that’s not all. We just learned today that Austin Poynter also just got drafted by Monster.

Austin Poynter during the Combi Pool Classic at Vans 2012
Austin is now adding Ocean Current and Monster to the already long list of companies that support him: Oakley, Osiris shoes, Powell Peralta, Bones wheels, GoPro, S-one helmets, 187 pads, and McGill's Skateshop , just to name a few.

Austin generally skates at Vans or Encinitas and is specialized in vert and bowls. We asked him why didn’t he chose street instead of vert and he said that: “ I've always loved the flow of bowls. There's no way you'll get the flow of bowl in the streets.” Questioned about the money involved in mainstream skateboarding he said: “when I think of skateboarding, I don't really think of the fame and fortune. If I had to the choice on whether to give up fun in return for the money, I'd choose fun in a heartbeat.” Curiously, Austin only participated in two contests in one year: the Combi Pool Classic at Vans (in 2011 and 2012) and he won them all… But he also said that: “I'm working on this year's schedule now.”

Congrats for the Monster sponsorship Austin Poynter!

Read Austin Poynter interview.


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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Thursday, February 16, 2012 


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