Gryndo is proud to announce our first Gryndo Team Edit 2012 - Welcome Casey, Ian, Josh and Michele. More to follow so stay tuned!
CASEY DE HAVEN, Team Manager
Birthday: 7/7/94 Riding Since: November 2010 Hometown: Arcata, CA Nickname: Cfresh Favorite Tunes: The Ghost Inside, In Fear And Faith, Pearl Jam and Metallica Favorite Trick: Any grinds Best Trick: Grind combos (Lipslides and Smiths) Next Trick To Learn: Front Scooter Flips Favorite Skate Park: Eureka Skate Park, only two around here haha Favorite Location: Anywhere with trees and scenery
Mckeen Shredder Bars 22x20, White ODIs, Metal Barends, Proto Full SCS, Blue FSA Impact Integrated Headset,
Phoenix Phorx Silver, Epic Quakes Black on Purple 105mm,
Tilt Park Pegs, Addict Johann Moraeu Sig Deck
Q&A Describe the moment you got hooked on scootering: Well I landed my first tailwhip in 7th grade and I put it down till' Sophomore year and then I just started having a lot of fun and got better and better.
Do you ever get hassled for riding your scooter: Sometimes, I just ignore it and land my tricks and they shut up. To all the younger riders out there- Don't let anyone keep you from doing what you love, I always say if you're having fun you're doing it right. That's what matters most.
Do you participate in any other sports beside scootering?: Not anymore, I played soccer from 7th to 10th then I started scootering again and focused on that.
Which rider inspires you most and why?: Chema Cardenas, I hung out with him for a few hours at Woodward West and he's such super cool, nice guy, he also influences my riding because he shows that a great style, monster gaps and intermediate tricks are just as fun to watch as insane tricks in either park or street.
Do you prefer riding park or street?: I like park for learning tricks but street for hard shredding and filming. I respect all types of riding though, whatever you enjoy then do it! As long as you're shredding hard and having fun!
Boxers Or Briefs?: Haha, definitely briefs
Birthday: August 6, 1995 Riding Since: 2006 Hometown: Chenoa, IL Nickname: Ian Favorite Tunes: OFWGKTA, and any thrasher metal Favorite Trick: front scooter flip or b.s. hurricane Best Trick: back lip handrails Next Trick You Want to Nail: 900 Favorite Skate Park: apex skatepark Favorite Location: Denver city
Set up: black Raptor grips, Black epic bars ( 23 high by 20 wide ), proto half knuckle black, impact integrated headset, black epic forks 0 offset, Proto sliders black on blue, red bearings, Johann Moreau addict sig. deck, Black magic griptape, addict brake, proto slider black on blue, and finally reds bearings.
Q&A Describe that moment when you got hooked on scootering: As soon as me and my friend Justin saw RVM2 and found out what you can do on a scooter.
Do you ever get hassled for riding your scooter?: Nah, not too much but occasionally there are those self centered people who cant stand anything else than riding wood...
What's your reaction if you do?: I just dont see it different from any other thing with wheels at the skatepark. All the different sports at the skatepark all have wheels, they all have little kids, they all snake, all of them have older riders, and they all can look impressive. The only difference is skateboarding has been here since the stone age and BMXing is only a generation higher.
Do you participate in any other sports besides scootering?: snowboarding
Which rider inspires you most and why?: Matt Mckeen, anyone who knows me know how much i love mckeens riding! He has the sickest style ive ever seen, he doesn't dress like a tool, aaaaand he definitely doesn't give scootering a little kid impression.
Do you prefer riding skatepark or street?: streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Boxers or briefs?: boxers but i might switch just because every time i ride i get the wedge of my life...
Birthday: 4/23/1996 Riding Since: Christmas 2009 Hometown: Flushing, New York Nickname: Turtle Favorite Tunes: Hip hop, Dubstep Favorite Trick: Hitting handrails Best Trick: Hurricane Next Trick You Want to Nail: Lip slide a handrail Favorite Skate Park: Canarsie skatepark, Brooklyn, NY Favorite Location: The city, New York
Set up: Purple soft odi's, Cooper Klaar T bars, Phoenix scs, Tilt fork, FSA headset, BenJ district deck, Phoenix and eagle wheels.
Q&ADescribe that moment when you got hooked on scootering: When I saw a bunch of riders at this skate spot I used to skateboard at.
Do you ever get hassled for riding your scooter?: All the time haha.
What's your reaction if you do?: Haters gonna hate.
Do you participate in any other sports besides scootering?: Basketball
Which rider inspires you most and why?: Matt Mckeen because of the rails he does.
Do you prefer riding skatepark or street?: Street!
Boxers or briefs?: Boxers haha!
Birthday: october 30th 1997 Riding Since: april 2009 Hometown: livermore california Nickname: Fedora! Favorite Tunes: usually i only listen to music when im flowing a nice park but mostly rap. odd future, wiz khalifa, mac miller and one of my really good friends KMAC Favorite Tricks: i really like nose manuals. and heelwhips Best Trick: its hard to say "best trick" no one really has a best trick but a trick i do alot that i have everytime is probably smith hop up nose manuals Next Trick You Want to Nail: i really wana learn front scooter flips over big stuff Favorite Skate Park: probably my local. its really nice and flowy i ride it like every other day. Other Sponsors: besides gryndo i am sponsored by elyts footwear and street science skate shop
Q&A Describe that moment when you got hooked on scootering: really it was probably may 2009 i saw coedie donovans dsc footage. and really just wanted to keep riding and end up as good as him all the time.
Do you ever get hassled for riding your scooter?: not really at my local cause all the bikers and skaters know me and are cool with me. but most of the time when i go to other parks and spots that other people are at
i really just ignore it. but if it gets too serious i take it pretty personal and talk back to them alot. lol
Other Sports: soccer.
Which rider inspires you most and why?: I'd really have to say jean-yves randriambelson from addict michael cajas from addict. and georgie louis he just dropped a gnarly part. but also the people i ride with the most inspire me to keep shredding jake "squerill" sorensen, tyler garica, and ashanti "skinny black" ligon
Do you prefer riding park or street?: street. i just love the vibe of maybe getting kicked out of a spot. and finding new Un-shredded spots.
Boxers or briefs: boxers. all the way. briefs are wayyy too tight.
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