14 Jan LOCAL HERO | Max Sitnikov
Max Sitnikov is a 10 year old Russian rider. He’s the winner of the US National contest division super grom in 2016 . Like all the riders of the Unleashed Team Maxime excelsin two disciplines, both cable and boat. We have fol- lowed this Liquid Force Super Grom rider for the last three years now as a Team Rider .
How did you get started wakeboarding?
My whole family wakeboards. My mom, my brother, even my little sister all participate. We love spending time together and it’s great that we enjoy the same thing.
Do you do any other board sports?
I love snowboarding and we spend all winter in the mountains. I also surf. We live near Santa Monica beach and try to surf as much as we can.
What do you like the most about wakeboarding? What do you dislike?
I love having fun with my friends and family. I love riding doubles with my little sister. And sometimes I like doing silly things on the obstacles. I don’t like when someone is pushing me to try new tricks. I hate falling and then having to come back to the dock to start again.
Name a trick you would like to do one day?
I think I can do double backflip soon so I am working on it now.
Which do you prefer, rails or kickers?
I like both! But rails are always different at different parks so it’s so much fun to try them all.
If you could have a session with anyone, who would it be?
I love riding with my friends who are pro-riders like Angelika Schriber, Austin Hair, and Steffen Vollert.
I really like Dominik Guhrs and hope to ride with him one day.
Tell us a bit about your home spots?
My hope spot is Wake Island Watersports complex in Sacramento, California and Velocity Park which is located nearby. Wake Island is super friendly and I love all the guys that hang out there. The owner Noel is absolutely cool! The park has beautiful blue water and many fun obstacles. Velocity is more advanced and has some signature features like Kaesen’s rail.
Do you always ride alone?
I love riding doubles! It always pushes me to ride better and try new stuff.
Any shout outs ?
Come ride with me!!!!