Levi van Rijn is the one of the most promising Dutch young guns right now. He recently got on Adapt and since he is only 16 years old today, we are looking forward to follow him in the next years! Time for a little introduction.
Full Name: Levi van Rijn
Blading since: 2009
Born (City): Dirksland
Currently living in: Katwijk aan Zee
Sponsors: Adapt Brand and Thisissoul
Setup: Adapt Julian Bah Stealth Signature skate with red Create Originals frames and Undercover team wheels
Relationship status: No relationship
First ever pair of blades: Razors Genesys Junior
First ever video you’ve watched: A random remix edit featuring Brian Aragon and Julian Bah.
Favorite Pro: Alex Broskow
Favorite Am: Andrew Broom
Favorite artist / band: Drunk Mums
Worst artist / band: Drake
Favorite food: Pizza
Worst food: Fish and seafood
Best job: Giving skate demos haha
Worst job: Giving skate demos is the only job I ever had
Favorite city: Amsterdam
Worst city: Alkmaar
Favorite terrain to blade: Street
Worst injury: I’ve never really had a bad injury, only a few small stitches, but nothing serious.
Best trip in 2013/2014: Summerclash
Last trip: The Adapt Winterclash tour
Next trip: The Summerclash in Berlin and touring with Adapt in the summer!
Next video part you’re filming for: A Thisissoul edit
What made you switch from Razors to Adapt?
I really missed the personal contact with the team and other team riders. During my time at Razors I hardly had any contact with them. Pieter and Olga of Adapt are living nearby and I can cycle to their place, so I’m in touch with them almost daily.
Can you tell something about your upcoming tour, what can we expect?
I’ll be going on tour with Olga and Pieter, the owners of Adapt, Rik van Huik who is a fellow team rider for both Adapt and Thisissoul, and Thijs Tel who has been making my edits for the last couple of years. We’ll be touring through Germany, France and visit Barcelona as well. It’s going to be sick!
What do you think about the recent pay-to-watch edits, good or bad?
I think it’s a good concept, but people should be careful with it. Some people have been releasing VOD content that’s just not worth the money. As long as the quality is high, I won’t hesitate to pay for an edit.
What would you be doing if you did not skate?
Hard question, but I probably would be doing one of the other action sports!
Got any words for other young skaters reading this interview?
Keep skating and have fun!