Photos by Anthony Acosta
Hypebae‘s Marianne Eloise recently caught up with Lizzie Armanto in Sweden ahead of Vans Park Series to get her take on the current wave of women in skateboarding, the loop (Armanto became the first woman to do it in August), and whether skating really is for everybody.
Armanto answers each question with honest pragmatism, which makes this a refreshing read. Here’s her take on the subject of the universality of skateboarding:
I don’t think skating is for everyone… You shouldn’t do it if you don’t want to, but the more we make it to bigger events and the more popular it gets, the more people will find out about it and decide that they want to be a part of it.
At just 25 years old, Armanto has already accomplished a lot—and there’s much more to come. Read the full interview at Hypebae.