Brantley Mullins - Wakeskate/Surf/Snowboarder (TN)

 

Your Age: 15

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Beech + Holston lake.

Weapon(s) of choice: Snowboard, wakeboard, wakeskate, bike & surfboard.

What’s an average day for you like? I'd get up, go find my friends, and ride til I can't anymore.

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The hardest for any sport I think is getting over the fear of trying new things.

What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? I am one of the only girls out there shredding.

What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? I wish i could see more girls out there.

Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? I guess aggressive.

What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? I like 686 and Capita, and I like supporting local shops and brands.

Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? Looking good out there really gives you confidence to do new things and help you feel your best.

How dangerous do you really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? I think anything can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.

I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. Oh man, I've seen some bad ones, but one of the worst I'd have to say was last year when we had the hip transfer set up, some kid on skis goes to hit wayyyy to fast and over shot it so far. Straight to his back...

What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? Ya know, they say the feeling of snowboarding is the closest thing you can get to the feeling of flying.

What is your favorite trick? Hmm that's hard to say but I guess my favorite would have to be just a back board 270 off.

Do you own any other toys? Yeah, I like to kayak and paddle board too.

What gets you pumped up for the day? Just looking outside and seeing snow gets me in the mood.

What are three things you could not live without? My snowboard, my dog, and my phone.

What are your expectations for this activity/sport? I try not to make any expectations and just get out there and have fun.

Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? I'd have to say my brother and my family.

Who’s your favorite rider? Silje Norendal

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? lLike a normal teen, I usually just hang out with my friends and go to Young Life.

How about in the off season to stay in shape? Work out ??

What is your biggest goal to accomplish this/next season? I wanna work on my style.

What do you do to prep for a competition? Hot tub.

What competitions and other awards have you won? I got first in the Capita Minor Threat, banked slalom, STZ life comp, and a few smaller comps for Beech and App

What’s your favorite “way” to ride? Wake - boat; snow - park.

Favorite conditions? Since I live in NC we only really have slush or ice, so between those I'd say a warm sunny slushy day.

Where would be your biggest dream place to ride and why? New Zealand, it's so pretty there.

What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? Anything J Cole or Kodak

What turned you on to your sport? I grew up coming to the mountains and the lake.

Any new tricks you’re working on? This past summer at Snowflex i got front blunt pretzel 270 out so I can't wait to bring that to the snow.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport? Probably winning that Capita contest.

What other extreme/action sports are you into? Just about anything I can get into.

If extreme/action sports didn’t exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you’d have? I would rather not imagine a place without snowboarding!

What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? My favorite board I've had so far is the Capita 2016 Jess Kimura Pro.

What’s the trick to riding features and not killing yourself? Don't be scared.

How would you describe your riding style? I would like to think of myself as smooth.

What would you say is your signature trick? Tail grabs I guess, because that's my go to trick for jumps.

Favorite drink of choice to refresh yourself after a long day of riding? Hot chocolate

What do you want to be when you "grow up"? Not really sure, but I wanna go into the medical field.

Any of your own web pages or social media buttons you want links to? Instagram @brantleymullins / Twitter @mullinsbrantley