Kristy Scott – Currently Crushing COVID

Frontside rocks + clean socks = skate rat staples. 📸 Photo by Duncan Ewington

As a young adult, there is a short window of time in life when most people can get away with being a true skate rat. Old enough to get a car, put some gas in it and point it in the direction of the sickest nearby session. If you’re good at skating, with a little luck and creativity you might be able to extend this magical time – like the late, great Jeff Grosso – RIP in peace.

Kristy is currently exemplifying these glorious years. Recently, she spent a couple of them shredding Portland’s legendary Burnside skatepark. Now, she’s back in Southern California, hitting up the hot spots and just living her damn LYFE! She just fucking loves to skate. And all the rest of us get to live vicariously. If you are younger, look up to her example. If you are older, close your eyes, forget about your job, kids and all the other lame adult shit and pretend you are her. It’s the latest and greatest health & wellness fad for aging skaters. Transcendental skate rat meditation. 🛹🐭🧘‍♀️

1. NAME – Kristy Scott

2. AGE – 23 but I turn 24 in July!

3. HOMETOWN – Scottsdale, Arizona

4. CURRENT LOCATION – Mission Viejo, California

5. SIGNATURE TRICK – I would say either a front lipslide or this fakie invert thing that isn’t a good buddy but everyone thinks it is haha

6. SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS, PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL – Origami Skateboards DC Shoes Spank Grip 187 Killer Pads and The Cream

7. WHO HAVE YOU BEEN SKATING WITH, AND WHERE?

Currently I have been skating with my friend Brendan on a road trip in Portland, Oregon and it’s been the best!!

8. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SKATING IN PORTLAND AND SKATING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?

I would say it is a lot more rough out here compared to California. You actually have to try to keep your speed and the transition is a lot gnarlier here and I absolutely love it. In California the parks are so perfect that it makes you have to try less and when I come to Portland I always get that friendly reminder that I am privileged to have the concrete that we have in California.

9. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOOD IN PORTLAND AND FOOD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?

The food in Portland is way better and I love that the bars out here legally have to have some form of food at them. Taco Thursday at Thatchers is always a must and Thunderbird has the best burgers!!!

10. HOW HAS QUARANTINE BEEN TREATING YOU? ANY NEW HOBBIES? 

Quarantine has been a trip to say the least. It’s been pretty difficult not getting to skate Volcom in Costa Mesa and see my homies. Not to mention having Jeff Grosso pass. That hit pretty hard and made me realize that nothing lasts forever and that the people you love should be held closer to you. I have been dabbling with street skating and even learned how to varial flip which I thought was pretty cool seeing as I skate transition and am not a very skilled street skater. I built a mini ramp in my backyard too! I drove up to Portland in the middle of May to get away from all the craziness in California and it was a good decision getting to see some of my good friends and shred Burnside like I had never left! The PNW has my heart for sure and I wouldn’t want to be spending my quarantine anywhere else!!

Fashions fade, style is eternal. —Yves Saint Laurent
Catching air for Grosso at the ramp dedicated to the man himself- Vans Huntington Beach.