Freebord Team Rider Profile
Name: Stephen Howell
Location: West Ozz
Freebord setup – what do you ride? I religiously ride 80cm decks, right now it’s a Revolt with S2’s, Slashers and Joyride 84a centres, soon it will be a Riot 80cm.
Your signature Freebord move: It’s my best linked combo …Jump to nose press up onto raised platform + 5-10m press + 180 off 1.5m drop.
Influences in life? Definitely my mum, she raised the family like a hero. Not only is she a fantastic mother but she’s one of my best friends too. But more importantly just trusting God.
If you could have any company sponsor to go along with Freebord who would it be? Maybe a parachute company? I wanna go BIG. Nah I know It seems repetitive but I would actually like to be sponsored by a shoe company, probably DC as well.
Worst bail? I was riding an Alpha and I don’t think it had bindings. I was just learning and I was “confidently” “bombing” a hill (I really wasn’t good at all) and I got stuck floating on my centre wheels and just froze up. I ended up catching a heel edge, falling back and knocking my head bad (it bounced back pretty aggressively) and then I nearly got run over.
Words to Live By: LET GO
Your favorite freebord rider out there? It would have to be Mavick, he goes so hard that self-preservation goes out the window, he is also a legend.
Top 5 songs of all time?
1. Overture – Patrick Wolf
2. American buy feat. Kanye West – Estelle
3. Feels like Home – Newton Faulkner
4. Reflect the storm – In Flames
5. Selling the drama – Live