Sep 23, 2013 12:58 PM CDT
The 2013 CCS AM Project team has been named and to help introduce each of the twelve Ams this year we'll be featuring each teamrider in a short interview series entitled, Meet The Ams. Next up is Buena Park, California ripper Ian Drummond. Check out his stats and interview below and get familiar with this SoCal street soldier.
Name: Ian Drummond
Hometown: Buena Park, California
AM Project Sponsors: DGK, Venture, Bones, LRG & Adidas
How long have you been skateboarding and how did you get into it?
I've been skating for about 13 years. I got into it after playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 for the N64. [laughs] I always wanted to skate vert, but that never happened.
Tell us about your hometown? What's your local scene like?
I stay in Buena Park, California. There's an amusement park called Knott's Berry Farm here so I think that's the main attraction. The skate scene is dope out here, there are some cool local spots and a couple skateparks and shops near and around here so that keeps it fresh. We're also not too far from big cities like LA and Long Beach, so if things get stale at home there are new spots within 15 minutes in any direction.
Who are you favorite pros/ams? What pros inspire you?
My favorite ams and pros right now are Morgan Smith, Cody Mac, Sierra Fellers and Bryan Herman because their styles are sick. For ams, I'd say Tommy Fynn and Dennis Durant for the same reasons. Some pros that have always inspired me are Josh Kalis, Henry Sanchez, James Craig, and Darrel Stanton to name a few because I grew up watching their parts and skating was still very new for me—like when you're young and you see a trick and dont even know what it's called.
How did you find out about the CCS Am Project Video Contest?
My good friend Sammy Montano was a part of it last year. We saw how that went for him and a bunch of us submitted videos for this year's contest.
Did you think you had a shot at winning win you entered or we're you
clueless about the competition?
I didn't think I had a chance at all. [laughs] My friends actually made my video, submitted it for me and then asked if i wanted to go for it.
What are you most looking forward to as a CCS Am Project rider?
I'm mostly looking forward to travelling with my homies Chris Bell and Danny Corral. To have this opportunity and share it with two of my closest friends I see everyday is the chance of a lifetime—straight up!
Describe the filming process for your entree. How long did it take to
film? Did you do it just for CCS or had you been holding clips for an
opportunity similar to this?
Most of my clips were filmed recently in between work and school. I didn't film specifically for CCS I just had enough clips to put a little something together I guess.
What are your long term goals with skateboarding? Do you hope to have a
career as a pro someday?
My long term goals in skateboarding would be to make a living and be happy with my contribution to our sport. I never had goals of going pro, but I always have wanted to be involved with skating. Maybe as a pro, a skateshop or business owner, or a regular job in the industry—wherever I find my place.