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Maxim Genin

Maxim Genin Biography

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Where are you originally from?
Grenoble, France.

How and when did you start skating?
With friends in August 2000.

What kind of board did you start on?
A Powell with First Price trucks.

Did you start out skating in the streets or at a skatepark?
In the streets.

Who were you skating with at first?

Local friends.

Were there any early influences on your skating? Who did you look up to?
The first video I have seen was Plan B, so I guess it was Jeremy Wray at first.

Do you enjoy skating in contests and demos?
It's funny, because a lot of friends are skating there with me, also.

What do you like about being able to make some money from skating? What’s not so cool?
One the one hand, its really good because you make some money doing what you like to do, but on the other hand, sometimes skateboarding seems like football.

What do you think of skate videos these days?
It's getting more crazy everyday.

Do you enjoy filming video parts yourself?
Yeah.

Do you skate vert ramps or bowls?
Bowls.

What do you think of the skateparks in Europe?
They're all the same with different colors.

Should skateparks copy real street spots like MACBA or have more trannies?
Maybe, but it could never be the real thing.

What do you like about Emerica?
Oli and the team.

Which Emerica shoe do you like?
Small shoes like the Reynolds 3 and the B.Herman.

Who do you skate with now?
My local friends.

Who are your favorite skaters of all time?
Reynolds, I guess.

What have been the highlights of your skateboarding career?
I have no idea.

Skateboarding professionally also means a lot of traveling! What does that mean to you?
It's not only about your skating, its also about how you think in your mind.

What do you enjoy besides skating?
A lot of stuff.

What are your future goals?

Keep skating.

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