5ones: First off how do you prepare for so many kickflips? 1,546 kickflips is alot!!!! Do you have any training techniques, or do you just go at it?
Zach: I skate all the time, but didn’t do anything special to get ready. I should have eaten breakfast that day. We started at 10:00 in the morning. I could have done more if I’d eaten something.
5ones: Aside from the kickflip record, you’re an all around talented skateboarder as well. What are your goals in skateboarding?
ZK: Thanks for the compliment! I just want to keep working and learning new tricks until I’m good enough to be pro. I want to learn really really long mannys from you.
5ones: Any new tricks you are working on at the moment? And which tricks do enjoy doing the most?
ZK: I just learned front board kickflip out. It took about an hour to get it down. Now I’m working on back krook halfcab out. I like to do kf frontboard, kf backlip, back feeb, back 50 & kickflip pretzle stance.
5ones: If you could skateboard with anyone in the world who would you choose to skate with?
ZK: I’d love to learn from Dave Bachinsky. His signatures – nollie big heelflip & hard flip. I skated with Greg Lutzka a few times. He’s from 4Seasons in Milwaukee, too. He’s a great guy!
5ones: Shoutouts! Who would you like to thank out there?
ZK: All my sponsors that are so awesome to me. I get to go to a lot of competitions around the country because of them. They are all really good people!
Phenom Skateboards, WI – Decks
Ronka Clothing, NJ – Clothing
Buckle Down Belts – Tight Belts
Skate-Aid, FL – Protective shoe patches that work so good!
4Seasons Skatepark, WI – The best spot to skate!
925Never, CA – Stickers
Kragon Board Racks, WI – Nice Racks!
KRUX trucks (flow)
Also a shout out to my best friends Eric, Halston & Tyler.
Tags: 5 with 5's
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Friday, December 19th, 2008 in Skateboarding.