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Gabe leads Robbo through the esses at Waterworld
One of the youngest riders at Newton's '09 will be Gabe Gwynne from Sydney. Although still young enough to be at school, Gabe is carving out a reputation in the Sydney downhill scene as one to watch at Newton's.

Gabe has a few big advantages over other riders his age; he's fast, fearless, and he's been mentored by a hard-riding group of Sydney and NACCOS folks who loan him gear and drive him to sessions.

OK Gabe, make yourself comfortable on the couch while you answer these questions...

1. What's your name, your nickname, your hometown and your age?

Gabriel, aka Gabe. Straight outta Coogee, 17 years old, 17 years young.

2. Your occupation?

I make coffee.

3. How long have you been riding for, and do you skate other styles?

Started rolling around on a popsicle stick about two years ago, didn't float my boat so I started longboarding. Got into downhill early this year and I've been hooked ever since. I'll still have a little rip around the skatepark sometimes, and I managed to land my first ollie the other day, but it's mainly longboarding.

4. What do your parents say about your skating?

Well, I wouldn't say they like the idea of their son skating down mountains, but they're supportive nonetheless.

5. What's the gnarliest road you've ridden?

7-Pins, that hill is the definition of gnar.

6. What's your plan of attack for Newton's?

Bomb it hard, then get the bus back up and bomb it hard again.

7. What do you think the race scene will be like in five years time?

Trying to think of a word to describe it. I'm thinking a mix of Gnar, Insane and Steezin'. Gnarinsteezin?

8. What's your ultimate skating ambition?

To skate on the moon.

9. Who's been the biggest influence on your riding?

Jackbro, Benbro, Robbo, Luca, Rob, Bugs, Guff, and all the SCBS and ASRA boys.

All the guys who took me to sessions, lent me gear when I needed it, pushed my limits and were just rad blokes in general, cheers for everything boys, skate or die.

10. Any sponsors you feel like mentioning?

The boys at Hopkin Skate, in St. Leonards, have been absolute legends, thanks guys.

Gabe at Ainslie
Gabe stylin' at Ainslie Drain

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Tags: NP, gabe, newton's playground

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Comment by Benbro on October 20, 2009 at 12:11
yeh rad,..go Gab,were goin be cheerin you hard bro,this grom has manners,is cool and can ride with the best of them...been epic watchin your progression mate...
Comment by CROSSY on October 20, 2009 at 18:33
Yeah Gabe, keep rip'n...GO HARD.
Comment by Luca Coleman on October 20, 2009 at 19:17
Comment by Joe on October 20, 2009 at 19:22
Very well spoken, good to hear about more groms racing at Newtons aswelll cant waittttttttttt.
Comment by Dave Pang on October 20, 2009 at 21:30
See ya @ Newtons Gabe!

ASRA Admin
Comment by Jack meyn on October 20, 2009 at 22:07
good luck mate :)
Comment by Aj Hare on October 20, 2009 at 22:14
wow man. This fellow seems mad. he'll go far with respect and good shreddin!

Premium Member
Comment by Stephen Daddow on October 20, 2009 at 22:32
Gnar Bro !!! Rip it up grom !!!!

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Comment by Toby on October 20, 2009 at 22:41
he's got respect for everyone even helps out the grommier groms
Comment by Scott Poole on October 20, 2009 at 23:09
agreed with toby, complete legend he is a grom him self (big one) but still willing to help out the littler groms!!!
good luck man, you will good far.

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