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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