"Welcome to the site of versatile skater Kilian Martin. Hailing from Spain, and known internationally as professional skateboarder creating an all new way to extend freestyle into the realm of street skating. His unique movements set him in a class of his own."

Sep-2-2010

Kilian Martin Interview Late 2010

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Kilian’s INTERVIEW  July 12th, 2010

1. What is your full name, date of birth, hometown, current city, and skateboard sponsors? Kilian Martin Navarro, 7/28/1987, My Hometown is Madrid (Spain), and my current city is Alcorcon, situated in the south of Madrid. My sponsors are: Sk8kings, Vision Street Wear, and Stance skateshop (Madrid)

2. How does your Spanish heritage influence your skateboarding?
Spain has a great skateboarding culture right now, and it has one of the best skateboarding cities in the world, Barcelona. Skateboarding in Spain needs more economic support but other than that it’s a great place to skate and visit.

Why did you choose cinematographer Brett Novak to shoot your videos?
I met Brett Novak in a skate contest, and I found out how great a guy he was. I took a look at his awesome work in videos, and I was attracted to the idea of making a video with him. It worked out perfectly, and now we have plans to keep working together. Hopefully, we’ll get started in September.

What is your response to people who say that Freestyle is outdated?
I dont skate to follow others view of skateboarding. I skate to create. I skate because skating makes me happy, so if Free street Skateboarding keeps making me happy, I will keep doing it.

7. What aspects of gymnastics do you put into your skating and why?
The time I spent in gymnastics helped me to be a perfectionist. The idea of improvement is always on my mind, and I keep pushing hard to get better. I don’t push hard, skating a huge amount of hours. I think about skateboarding more than I skate, and I guess that it is where my improvement potential comes from. That is probably more a gymnast thing but it helps me a lot.

8. What skateboard team would you most want to be a member of?
I don’t have any preferences. I am on Sk8kings, and even knowing that it is not a huge company, I feel really comfortable with them. They have become great friends. I try not to get crazy about big sponsorships. Only time will tell.

9. What is your next move in the skateboarding world?
I just want to keep creating. I want to keep improving and keep having fun skating. I can’t wait to start a new video part.

10. Do you want to make a living skating or do you skateboard solely for your own enjoyment?
Of course, I would like to make a living doing what I like but as I just said I don’t want to get crazy about it. I am focused on my improvement and enjoyment. I really like to do demos and not just because of the economic prize.I like showing what skateboarding is .

11. Is there anyone you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my sponsors Sk8kings,Vision Street wear,Stance skateshop.
Anyone that appreciates skateboarding as an art expression.
Thanks!

KILIAN MARTIN

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  1. Bevilacqua Said,

    Gracias amigo !
    Free style is alive, and kicking, back from 1977, through Street, ramps, and a definite sense of art and grace.
    Bravo !

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  4. Urmas Said,

    Great blog it’s not often that I comment but I felt you deserve it.

  5. pharmacist Said,

    Nice site, nice and easy on the eyes and great content too.

  6. jesus Said,

    Hola kiliaan soy jesus vivo en alcorcon donde tu jaja, ps nada ke eres un crak y tambien al futbool jaja lo recuerdas no?