The Alli Adams Interview
Alli Adams is a name most downhill skaters know through her brother Spencer Adams or through their random friend requesting of skaters through facebook. Most people don’t know much about her except the fact that she is Spencer Adam’s sister and she skates. We took the time to sit down with Alli and find out a little bit more. One thing I know is that I have skated with Alli several times and she’s known to be the first one’s down from time to time. Her tuck is much more badass than mine.
Alli Adam’s sits and watches the sun setting after a long day of shredding. Photo By: Amish Patel
Adrenaline Fueled- Hey Alli, can I get your number?
Alli Adams- Haha, definitely not
AF- What do you love most about skateboarding?
AA- I love the feeling it gives me going down a hill. You can release all the drama of life, it just goes away when you skate.
AF- How do you feel about all the skater guys giving you so much attention?
AA- Attention is nice in moderation.
AF- What pressures if any do you have to get better?
AA- Right now I have sponsors, so I want to rep their products and show everyone else in the skating community what my sponsors have to offer. That’s why there is pressure to skate well and attend events.
Rod Gon chasing Alli down the hill. Check out that badass tuck! Photo By: Spencer Adams
AF- Were the picture on facebook of you sliding photoshopped?
AA- Are you kidding?
AF- Yea the ones upl0aded to facebook.
AA- (laughing) No they weren’t Photoshopped. They went straight from my mom’s camera to the computer.
Pendy for the camera Alli! Photo By SPencer Adams
AF- How is it skateboarding with your brother (Spencer “The Spez” Adams)? Is it weird?
AA- It can be annoying sometimes but for the most part it’s always awesome to have a skate buddy who’s also my twin brother.
Adams family twin draft train. Photo By: Uriel Meza
AF- What are your goals as far as skateboarding goes?
AA- To continue to improve. You know, I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it for myself and so right now my goals are just to stay happy and keep doing what I love, see where it takes me.
AF- We understand that you like to enter beauty pageants also. Is it true that you are Miss Newport Beach, CA?
AA- Yes, I am Miss Newport Beach 2011 and it was a lot of fun to compete in a beauty pageant. I might enter Miss California in the future so we’ll see but it’s nice to have different hobbies. They balance each other out.
AF- What do the other pageant girls think about your skateboarding?
AA- Well I tried to get them into skateboarding but they wouldn’t touch a skateboard! Sooooooo that didn’t really work, but they are all really nice and supportive.
Miss Newpot beach 2011. Photo By: Mike Steele
AF- What made you want to start skateboarding?
AA- I really did it with my brother because he picked it up during the summer while we were in Idaho and I really wanted something I could do with him that would be fun, that we could do together and share together. It turned out to be longboarding! It’s amazing to always have my brother there.
AF- How long have you been riding?
AA- About a year and a half.
AF- What is your favorite part about skateboarding?
AA- I love it all! I mean, going fast is such an amazing adrenaline rush. While there are frustrating aspects of the sport like skate drama and falling, at the end of the day, nothing beats the way longboarding makes me feel.
Soul riding. Photo By: Spencer Adams
AF- Who is the most influential skateboarder for you?
AA- Max Capps. He’s been with me through it all. From my first hill to my first time sliding to my first race. He’s such a talented skater and he has always been willing to help me and push me to be the best skater I can be.
AF- What inspires you to go outside and skateboard?
AA- There are a couple things that really inspire me. I do it for the feeling. I mean it’s an amazing rush every time I get on the board, feel the breeze in my hair and focus on the road ahead.
Outta my way. Photo By: Spencer Adams
AF- Who is your favorite skateboarder of all time?
AA- Of all time? (laughs) This ones probably gonna have to go to K-Rimes (Kevin Reimer)…..we’ll just leave it at that.
AF- So is it true then that K Rimes once spent the night at your house?
AA- Yes, it’s true. He stayed overnight with my family. We had dinner, played foosball and had a great time together.
AF- Anyone you wanted to give a shout out too before we wrap things up?
AA- Yes. I want to give a shout out to ALL the women of skating. What a group of awesome, inspiring and bad-ass girls! Keep shredding!
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We took the Gopro for many runs when we were down at Barrett Junction and got so many good clips we had to compile them into a cool little edit. This footage is from a few months ago but it is still worth a watch. Don’t be fooled by the name. Barrett is nothing close to being smooth. It is known for it’s rough and unforgiving pavement which continually worsens. -Leecifer
Smooth Rolling from Adrenaline Fueled on Vimeo.
Gopro footage from the helmets of: Lee Eisler, Ronnie Iverson, Niko Kroha and Aj Haiby
Edit by: Lee Eisler
Music By: Alaclair Ensemble
Check out some of our other Barrett Junction Posts by clicking below.
Raw Luge Race Heat
Barret Junction Race Coverage
Dragon Skate Race 2011
The 2011 Dragon Skate Race held on California Ave in the University of California Irvine was a day full of fun and excitement for everyone.
Tyler Hampson and Spencer Adams fully suited up
The event was hosted by UC Irvine’s Beta Theta Pi as a charity event to help raise money for the The Free Wheelchair Mission which is a nonprofit organization that helps provide wheelchairs to people in developing countries that can’t afford one. The wheelchairs cost $59.20 to manufacture.
The race was not held on a very exciting course however the addition of hay bails at the end caused for some great crashes and excitement for the crowd.
Setting up the second wall in stopping riders from hitting the street
Some riders would pin it full speed launching off their boards exploding through the hay bails landing in the street on the other side. Hay bails would disintegrate as riders bailed through them at over 30 m.p.h.
Other riders chose to throw a slide or foot brake before hitting the painfully hard hay bails while lots more riders avoided them completely.
Putting hay back into place moments after a rider exploded throught he hay bails
Full padding and helmets were required for all riders. The cost of entry was $10 which got you 2 runs. Each additional run was $5.
The course was set up with a high tech timing system using wires in the ground that would start and then stop the times as riders would cross over them.
1st place- Jimmy Riha
Tie for 2nd Place- Peter Kell & Jeff Budro
3rd Place- Austin Nicassio
Talega New Years Event Jan 22-23
Everyone gathered for a fun day of skating
Shredders, photographers, videographers and spectators met on Jan 22 & 23 on a service road in San Clemente to witness and participate in two days of Southern California’s finest downhill skateboarding.
This was an outlaw event that brought riders from all over California and other surrounding states together for a couple fun days of skateboarding. This event was held on a service road that cars could not drive up making it an ideal location.
The first day of the event, January 22 was the slide jam portion of the event. The second day January 23 was the race portion of the event.
The “Rad Zone” is in between the red lines
The slide jam featured two different sized kicker ramps and a rad zone. The rad zone was marked by a chalk line and it started just past the second kicker ramp and went into the turn. “If you usually grab rail then get rad and don’t grab it, throw a switch stand up slide, just get rad” said Danny Connor, Event Judge. Anything done in the rad zone was worth more points.
Before the contest began, a police officer came up to talk to us. “You all look like a good group. Everyone’s got their helmets and I saw mom’s bringing coolers up the hill. I wanted to give them a ride up” said the police officer. “Please yield to bikers and pedestrians coming up the hill and there shouldn’t be any problems.”
Police officer talks to skateboarders
Skateboarding greats Danny Connor, Marcus Bandy and Max Capps judged the contest. A 20 minute jam session was held. After eliminating part of the field another 20 minute jam session was held. This happened once more with all the finalists and then the winners were decided.
Hunter Schwirtz, Laguna Beach took 1st place, Kody Knoble, Los Angeles took 2nd and Trevor Watkins, San Diego took 3rd.
Following the slide jam after the winners were announced, it was time to stoke everyone out with gear from all the sponsors. Everyone was gathered around and stickers were thrown. Wheels were tossed down the hill and everyone started racing to get it. The first person to bring it back would get the set. Trucks were thrown out, dvds, more stickers, bushings, and so much more. It was raining product and stickers and shirts for almost 5 minutes, maybe even more.
Hunter Schwirtz the winner doing a slide
The race on the 23rd was held on the same road. This road is steep and technical. Riders must be able to slide in both directions. The road features 2 lefts and 2 rights and no cars. The whole outside of the track is dirt so riders can really push their speeds not having to worry too much about crashing.
Racers try to find the fastest lines throught the corners
Not as many people showed up for the race but there was still a good turnout. The race was very exciting with many crashes and close competition. At times both racers crashed off the course taking the turn too fast. The races then became a battle to see who could get their board and back on the track the quickest. Everyone seemed to find this very exciting.
Max Capps got some road rash
Jimmy Riha, San Diego took 1st place. AJ Haiby, San Diego took 2nd place. Chance Gaul, Laguna Beach took 3rd.
There were a few bad crashes and some riders left with road rash, ripped shirts, torn shorts, but one thing’s for sure, everyone had a good time. –Lee
S.U.P. Relay Race
In the world of surf water sports, Stand Up Paddle surfing is the new kid on the block. This relatively new sport reached a booming point within the last few years due to the distance one can travel, the confidence the wider surface gives to newer riders, much less the core work out SUP gives.
Stills: Joseph Espiritu
Video: Dan Shanker
Competitors tackle the surf back out to the ocean after switching positions with their team mates.
Smooth relay transfers benefitted those who have the process wired.