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Friday, May 4, 2012

Pro-Tec Pool Party 2012 Profile: Austin Poynter

Protec Pool Party 2012, Austin Poynter
Austin Poynter at Vans May 2012 - Pro-Tec Pool Party practice
Pro-Tec Pool Party 2012 Profile: Austin Poynter

Austin Poynter is the current World Cup Skateboarding Bowl champ for 2011 & 2012 in the Amateur category. In the past two years, he has not participated to a lot of contests, but he managed to land #1 at the most important of them: The Ams Combi Classic at Vans, both in 2011 and 2012. He plans to add more contests this year, probably doing the Dew Tour. There is definitely something great in store for him and the future looks bright. And I’m not talking only about skateboarding: his grades are impeccable and he plans to study business and marketing after high school. Austin is a calm fellow who likes to take his time to do the things right. He works on consistency and plans to add more technical stuff to his lines along the way. That’s great stuff. I have seen riders coming with bags full of amazing tricks but without style or consistency and I would say that if I were a judge, I would give points first on style, power and speed second on consistency and third on tricks.

Austin Poynter is only 16 and turning 17 this summer and he has already a list of sponsor bigger than most: Monster, Oakley, Osiris, Powell-Peralta, Ocean Current Clothing, GoPro, S-One Helmets, 187 Killer skateboard Pads and McGill’s Skate Shop. McGill is actually more than a sponsor for him. Austin refers to him as “a really cool guy” and usually skates with him at the YMCA and sometimes at Vans; especially to warm up for the Pro-Tec Pool Party 2012.

Talking about the Pro-Tec, Austin is the kind of rider who likes to use the full potential of the Combi Pool as he exploits all the possible lines, nooks and crannies of the bowl.

Austin Poynter is definitively one of the favorite of the Pro-Tec Pool Party 2012 contest and one that we must keep our eyes on.

Additional reading:
- isTia interview with Austin Poynter January 2012
- isTia interview with Austin Poynter November 2011
- isTia interview with Austin Poynter January 2011
- April 2012 Osiris-Monster welcome video
- Austin Poynter run at the Ams Combi Pool Classic 2012

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