Clean cut American kid may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think skateboarding. But if your style is perfect, you’re a polite, stand-up young man with a wicked backside tweak in the bowl, you might be just that. Austyn Poytner is a California-born transition wizard who’s nipping at the heals of the greats, and doing it with a modern twist and flare.
His amateur accolades are nearly infinite, and include a victory at the Combi Bowl Am contest at just 16, which launched him into elite company, and now he’s listed right alongside those greats. He’ll be one of those names that haunt the top ranks of all vert and transition skate competitions for decades to come.