Skater Of The Month
Maya Haptas

Vibing with Ronnie Toms

Ronnie’s cousin Gian got them into skateboarding when they were younger, but at the time they were way more into basketball.  “I was a poser.  I used to pretend that I skated in high school.  People asked me about tricks and I would be like ‘oh, yeah, that one,’ so then I decided to pick it up for real.”  Around 19 they really started getting into skating and that’s been a huge part of their life ever since.

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We were so excited when we heard Quell was holding a day-long series of events last February in partnership with Leo Baker’s NYC Skate Project and sponsored by Nike SB. NYC Skate Project was started by Leo to provide programming for gender non-conforming, trans folx, non-binary folx, and CIS women who skate. We were able to send our MOST EXCELLENT east coast correspondent and resident beginner skater Maya Haptas out to the event and she gave us a run-down of what it’s like to attend.

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