Monday, 08 February 2010 14:30With the ease of connecting with people on facebook, we were able to hook up with Brad Domke last week and hit him with a couple quick questions about himself and what he is looking forward to in the near future. Here's what was said back and forth:
Steve: We hype your board up to customers, and let them know what they can expect from it, but what has the "domke rocker", and the Brad Domke Pro Model done for your skimming and why do you think people should choose it over any other skimboard in the world?
Brad Domke: Well after putting in orders anywhere from XS's all the way to the Medium I currently ride, I really found the right size distribution for the board, but I still felt I could get more speed out of the board and wanted to knock down the rocker a bit. Ever since I got those two combinations I've never been happier on my skimboard. I really think it helps with a little less rocker than the normal hybrid rocker that comes with a standard pro shape. I'm so siked about the board I got, and I would like to get more futuristic with the tails, and try some new things out, but the Pro Model shape has to be the best all around shape for all conditions. A majority of professional and am skimboarders ride the pro shape, whethere it be on the gulf, eastcoast and the pacific side, and I really don't think there is much more to say to justify the board.
Steve: The board has spoke for itself basically, I like that Brad, well put. So what are your goals for 2010? Highlight your top goal and why it is your main focus...
Brad Domke: My number one goal this year is to finish a project Scott Stinnett and I have been working on. That's definitely my number one goal. It's my main goal because it's really something that has been very hard for both us, and I just can't wait until that goal is accomplished.
Steve: You guys have been going everywhere, skimboarders are going to be stoked on that final product.... Why do you choose to be on Exile Skimboards?
Brad Domke: Because they are the best boards. I grew up skimming on Exile and my teammates are like fam. And I get to go on the sickest trips with Exile.
Steve: Who have been the people that have influenced you: whether it be style, progression or just all around in life, inside or out of skimboarding?
Brad Domke: Hmmm... I really look up to people that are just having fun and killing it just because of that. I really am just into all kinds of board sports and I like to bring it all into one when I skim. My friends and family and people I've met from travelling have a lot to do with my style of life.
Steve: Last question. If there is one place that you have been skimboarding, that you think every skimboarder has to visit, where would it be, and why?
Brad Domke: M&M's was that spot for me, it was the newest, freshest wave I had ridden since skimming everywhere else the past few years, and it got me siking to find new waves like it.
(editor's note: M&M's is a sider that Brad and Scott discovered in Cabo, footage from this will be in their project that they are working on now)
A big thank you to Brad for taking time out of his busy day to talk with us. We love you Brad, and are nothing less of completely stoked to have you in our family, and to continue to help you push skimboarding further and further. There are no walls that can stop Brad, he's a machine and a freak on a skimboard. Best of luck this year with anything that comes your way Brad. Here's Brad's 2010 Pro Model, in case you haven't seen it yet...