Right this moment, a few of you’re going to be consuming an overpriced dinner at a spot you’ll be able to’t afford, whereas others will likely be taking pictures straight airballs within the DMs. That is the destiny of most skaters on Valentine’s Day, however we’re joyful to point out you that these usually are not the one two choices! Take it from Adrian Jimenez and Tiara Maranon.
This Miami-based couple has been collectively for 3 years now, and in that point have discovered that skating, someway, might be romantic. Not solely do Adrian and Tiara skate collectively, however within the final six months they’ve got down to do one thing that no couple in skating has carried out – film a part together. With Tiara behind the lens the 2 appear to be an ideal match throughout.
We’re no strangers to romance over right here at Jenk HQ, so when the duo despatched us their video, we knew we needed to discover out extra.
How did you guys first determine that you’d movie a skate video collectively?
Tiara: Adrian wished to movie an element, and initially it was going to be with our homie Kyle however he obtained a girlfriend and works a full-time job so matching schedules was laborious. Then, we went on a visit to LA with our HVX. On the time I had solely filmed iPhone clips however wished to learn to really movie. We went to a spot and Adrian confirmed me how one can work the cam and we obtained our first clip collectively.
My filming was Adrian-approved [laughs]. After that, we set a objective to movie Adrian’s half collectively. We’ve been collectively for nearly three years now, and I began filming about six months in the past.
Adrian: Even earlier than she discovered how one can movie, we have been already skating on a regular basis collectively. Wherever I went out, Tiara at all times wished to come back, and we reside collectively, so it was simply pure. We pushed one another to get higher so when it got here to filming it was similar to the identical factor simply with a heavier digicam.
Tiara, what’s your background with filming and video work on the whole?
T: I’ll simply come out and say it – I was an aspiring YouTuber earlier than I began skating [laughs]. I by no means anticipated to realize the variety of subscribers I did. I began posting movies in center faculty and continued into the start of highschool. By that, I taught myself the fundamentals of enhancing and filming. Skating actually pushed me to need to study extra about digicam work as a result of I used to be filming Adrian with our telephones, however getting an actual clip is a lot extra satisfying.
Is the intercourse higher after you get a clip collectively?
T & A: Wouldn’t know. We have now a critical sexphobia.
Adrian, do you get jealous when she movies with different guys? Or Tiara, when he skates with different filmers?
A: Nah, in fact not, she movies plenty of my pals too.
T: When Adrian movies with different folks it’s at all times guys, so I don’t care. However, if it was one other lady filming him…
Tiara, have been you actually able to get run over by a golf cart so Adrian may get that ollie in, kickflip off of The Triangle?
T: Safety at that spot simply does an excessive amount of, so if me getting run over means getting the clip, I’m down. I’ll undoubtedly step up at anywhere anytime. That’s simply me.
How does the inventive collaboration on a venture like this work?
T: Because it’s Adrian’s half, he had extra inventive management as a result of it’s his imaginative and prescient, however I helped with each step of the method and had enter with tune selections or what clips mix into one another.
Do you ever disagree on the filming and enhancing stuff?
T: The truth that we’re boyfriend and girlfriend has undoubtedly intervened whereas we’re filming as a result of Adrian can generally get just a little annoyed when he’s attempting a trick, and I’ll really feel some sort of manner about it [laughs]. However we at all times resolve our issues on the finish of the day.
Who’re some filmers/editors that you just like and need to study/take issues from?
T: Justin Castillo and Omar Massiah, native filmers and homies, as a result of they’re placing on for Miami and make sick ass tasks.
After the 2 of you exit skating, are there any post-skate rituals?
A: It relies upon as a result of to get a clip generally there’s a guess behind it. Like, “Dinner on me, this strive” or, “I’ll purchase you an eighth.” We do be stretching collectively after skating once we aren’t being lazy [laughs].
How essential is it to be taken with your companion’s hobbies?
T: I believe displaying curiosity in issues your companion is keen about is essential. It’s good to know your companion cares about belongings you’re taken with – not simply skating-wise both, however different pursuits or hobbies we would have like exhibits, artwork, Pokemon, and so forth.
Is there something romantic about skating?
A: After we push one another to do new issues in skating it’s fairly cool as a result of you have been the rationale why they did it. You additionally really feel linked to the opposite individual after they do one thing out of their consolation zone, ya know?
Why are skaters notoriously unhealthy boyfriends?
T: As a result of they’ve cheese grated socks and boxers, and so they spend all their time on the skatepark.
Apart from normally having a mattress on the ground, what are some advantages to courting a skater?
A: Having a filmer [laughs]. Nah, however simply having somebody to develop with in skating and all facets in life.
T: Constructing enjoyable recollections daily, having one thing to do collectively daily it doesn’t matter what, watching exhibits and skate movies collectively, being one another’s designated filmer, and having somebody to again you up on tips.
What if Adrian proposes to you at a skatepark? Would that be a dealbreaker?
T: Any regular individual would name it a dealbreaker, however for our relationship, it could be tremendous becoming. Adrian and I met at a skatepark, and we had our first “date” on the skatepark the place he taught me how one can drop in. Getting proposed to on the skatepark can be a cute full-circle second, though it’s tremendous corny.
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