Lodge Guest, Shania O’Sullivan
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
I live on the out skirts of East London in Aveley Essex
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
I have been skateboarding for 2 and half years
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
I have always thought skateboarding looked really cool and then my dad took my brother to the skatepark he went too as a kid and my dad brought my brother a bike and he started riding there a lot and I care one evening and I met with the local skateboarder and there convinced me to learn how to skateboard ans I have done everyday for about 2 and half years now
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
I have Nora Vasconcellous 8.6 Welcome skateboard deck and Nora’s Krux trucks , Bronson raw bearings and spitfire formula four classics 58mm and nora’s MOB grip tape
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
I always do cut my griptape up and design it in patterns and Iliek to pick colourful griptape
Any sponsors ?
Three amigos skateshop and Romford skatepark
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
I personally like transition
Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
Romford skatepark and Harold Hill
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
Nora Vasconcellous , Mickey O’Sullivan and Pedro Barros and Lara sky bannyai , Nicole hause and many more skaters
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
I’m currently studying at Palmer’s college
How is a normal day looking for you ?
From the morning I get up and eat breakfast and then get my bag ready for all my pads in and my helmets and make some food for the day and then I hit up a skatepark depending on the weather
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
Probably going too skate a pool or some vert at XC skatepark or even Crystal Palace and then maybe hitting up a mini ramp or a nice bowl with a hip so that I can practice more airs and other tricks
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
Well this year was the year that I got my first sponsor which was the three amigos skateshop and then a few months after my local skateshop sponsored me too and it’s been a crazy year ! Fortunate too have learnt a lot of tricks that I’m really proud of such as learning how to drop into vert , learning frontside carve grinds in pool and even starting to learn frontside airs
What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?
I want too learn more laybacks and backside airs more frontside grinds , even want too learn how to kick flip too
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
I normally skate with my brother and my dad but I have been skating with a lot of different people such as ; Lara sky bannyai , Anita , Amanda , Stefani nurding and many more rad skateboarder
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
Clay kriener and Nora Vasconcellous
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
I was fournate enough to have stayed in my friend Lara’s villa in Spain and we went to beaches and we got up a really cool skatepark called Lanucia skatepark
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
In the summer I went to see the sls Street league women’s competition and I see Monica Torries do a frontside boardslides on a huge raw and she did a kickflip off
What was the last item you bought ?
The last item I bought was the new women’s Nike skateboarding shoes
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
I like cooking and I also really enjoy taking photos and I like making edits and stuff in my spare time
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
I strongly recommend Ed’s dinner
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Pasta normally or even curry
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Water , ice tea and milk
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
I feel as if skateboarding will become more popular and more in the next few years and I feel as if it will be on a higher international scale and I feel as if there will be more people will compete in skateboarding
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
Not skateboarding doesn’t even come too mind
Last words, did we miss anything ?