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The Go-Between by David Gardiner Everybody in the big city is looking for something. The trick is to find out what. [1,638 words]
Talent Takes Patience
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Talent Takes Patience
This story is an interview with my next door neighbor, Christopher Beier. He has a tremendous talent for his age, he is really, really good at skateboarding. This is basically the gist of the interview.
[821 words]
Andrew Allyn Rasmussen
Andrew Allyn Rasmussen is born and from Rochester, Michigan. He is 15 years old, born on july 14, 1986. Andrew is nicknamed "RAZ", he is 6' tall, brown hair/eye, caucasian skin color, and very understanding.
[March 2002]
Should RHS Change Its Attendance Policies? (Essays) This essay is purely my opinion on RHS's Attendance policies. It goes over the pros and cons of having them. [887 words] [Publishing]
Talent Takes Patience
Andrew Allyn Rasmussen

There is an enormous member of wonderfully skilled and talented people in this world. I have come across many of them myself, including a very young nice skateboarder, who has many talented tricks and is a non-professional skateboarder currently at the age of eleven.
Chris Beier, my eleven-year-old talented friend, is very much into skateboarding. During this interview, Chris was very modest about his talent. For the three and a half years that I have known him, he has always been very good at skateboarding. “Chris you are really good in skateboarding,” I would say to him all the time in an honest and cheerful way. “No Andrew, you are way better,” he’d always reply in a modest way. A young and talented skateboarder, he is.
During my interview with Christopher Beier, I asked him a series of questions (25), and follow-ups to the questions; I was so eager to learn more about him than I already knew. Learning is the key of an interview. In the summer of 1999, when Chris was only eight years old, he was introduced to a new sport, skateboarding. The Beiers had just purchased cable television from the brand new on the market cable company, Americast. At 3:30 P.M. on a Friday afternoon, Chris watched the skateboarding show Blue Torch. “WOOH! I want to do that,” he replied to his friend Anthony Daldin, after seeing a professional skateboarder land an ollie over a six set.
After asking Chris how good he was, he was very modest and didn’t say that he was a good skateboarder. Everyone else who knows him that I have talked to, all think that he is the best skater for his age group. He knows it, but is just too timid to admit it. His best trick ever was a 360 flip over a four set of stairs; his worst trick that he can land is a heelflip, which he also really hates to do. Perhaps, one of Chris’s favorite tricks to do is a varial flip, which many say that he is good because of all the practice that he gets in; so I decided to ask him about it. He spends an average of one to two hours a day skateboarding, an average of six hours per week, and an average of five days per week. During this enduring practicing, he often practices with one to two friends. He says, “I can pull off better tricks when I am with and around my friends because I have more confidence in myself.”
The next set of questions had to do with Chris and his future in skateboarding. Chris plans on getting sponsored some day, preferably by Element. “They have really good boards and equipment,” Chris said in a happy mood. If he were to get sponsored, his manager would definitely have to be his father, Michael Beier, “I love my father and I always want him to be by my side wherever, whenever. He has had tremendous confidence in me since when I first started skateboarding. He even pays for all my gear!” Chris plans to continue skateboarding till he is an old man, even at the age of seventy-five, sponsored or not. Someday Christopher Beier is going to be the next Tony Hawk.
Chris has a unique and extravagant way of skateboarding, he is goofy footed in skateboarding. In essence, he is left footed instead of right, wears a big helmet, and no other equipment. This has cost him in the past, giving him cuts and bruises, twisted ankles, very sore spots all over his body, and swollen fingers. Whenever Chris’s skateboards brake, he has to purchase a new one on AOL. His favorite skateboarding website is www.ccs.com where he has purchased all his boards from, except for the first. The most boards he ever bought in one year were four skateboards, from CCS.
Comics one from K-mart.

During a K-Mart Blue Light Special that was going on, Chris bought his very first skateboard. A Marvel Comics board. Through Chris’s skateboarding career he has been through seven boards. He is currently on his eighth skateboard right now. His favorite board ever owned is his current board. His current board is the mini deck, Emblem, made by Birdhouse. “This mini board is so easy to do tricks on,” Chris replied to me after asking him the twenty-third question. His least favorite board was his first board, the Marvel Comics one from K-mart.
Chris has many talented moves and is a really good non-professional skateboarder for his age of eleven. At age eleven, Christopher Beier has put the most effort and determination into his hobby than I have ever seen anyone else do in my life. All of his friends, including Andrew (myself), have faith in his future career as a skateboarder. Overall, Chris took sportsmanship and patience while building up his talent as a skateboarder.



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March 2002

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