Who's Rad? Regina “Gina” Mendez
Home is? Panama “my bed”
How Long Have You Been Skating? Hmmmm, let me think 8 years
Girls Who Skate that inspire YOU?
Leticia Bufoni, Alicia Fillback, Cristina Mandarina and Micaela Wilson different styles but both are RAD riders.
Favorite place you've ever skated?
Well, first of all Israel I got to travel to skate for the Longboard Girls Crew new video “Open” and from the moment I got off the plane I fell in love with the place. Incredible hills and magnificent scenery. Obviously, California is also choice for bombing hills and great vibes.
In techslide: roller coster, is like a nose blunt slide with a 360 inverted turn.
Freestyle: nose manual and big spin.
Loaded Boards, Orangatang Wheels, Triple8 NY, DC shoes (Store sponsor SUPER DEPORTES in Panama), Keeper Energy Drink and Dragao Crossfit.
Three Things You Don't Know About Me?
1. I can’t smell, I lost it in a head injury when I crash in DH against a car.
2. Every time I compete I must have a piece of gum.
3 . I'm addicted to horror films from the classics, the cult favorites and even the shitty new ones!!
I’m going to make a new video, we have a new bowl in Panama so it’s going to be part of the new material I’ll be filming. I’m also waiting for the new Longboard Girls Crew movie (Open) and I’m going to make a weekly web program about skating, longboard and random stuff that I find amusing.
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