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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Austin Poynter is flying high

Austin Poynter showing his new Transworld spread
Austin Poynter is flying high

Austin Poynter, the two times winner of the Ams Combi Classic at Vans (in 2011 and 2012) is flying high on his skateboard, as usual. 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 16 year old kid from Oceanside is already sponsored by 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.

And he just got a new spread for Ocean Current in the current issue of Transworld Magazine. The picture was shot a couple of weeks ago at the Belmar pool. There were also several other sessions at the burger bowl for future Ocean Current ads, including one with Aaron Astorga, Kiko Franscico, Julie Kindstrand and Allysha Bergado.

Allysha Bergado. Austin Poynter's best friend (after Lizzie Armanto, of course)
And as one god surprise never comes alone, the same day he was shooting the ad for Ocean Current at Belmar, he met the owner of a catering business called Bull Taco.

Austin recalls that: “Bull Taco were there to cater the shoot and were needed for a background pic.

It seems the owners were stoked by Austin’s performance because they immediately asked him to ride for Bull Taco and he gladly accepted. Seems like a perfect fit since the family lives close and they have been there before. Bull Taco is known for catering skate events and benefits all over, they have 3 locations and are growing fast! Austin joins the rider roster which includes Rune Glifburg and Aaron Astorga.

Another magazine will profile Austin Poynter in its July edition: Bliss magazine. The same magazine that just featured Allysha Bergado (one of Austin’s best friend) this month. This is a small world after all!

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
- isTia interview with Allysha Bergado
- isTia interview with Kiko Francisco

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 


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