Katherine Folsom’s Skateboard
“Some people have their lucky underwear, I have my magic gloves” – Kat Folsom
Katherine ‘Kat’ Folsom is a 32 year old skateboarder from Folsom, CA. She and her husband Roger both ride with the N-Men crew, a gnarly bunch of pool skaters based out of the Sacramento area. Even though Roger has been skating his whole life, Kat admits she only started skateboarding seriously about 4 years ago. Inquiring minds want to know what took her so long to get into skateboarding…
“I feel naked without my Rector riot gloves. They are like my magic feather.” Kat admits that in the beginning she didn’t have a lot of respect for skateboarders. She thought skateboarding was all about high school kids trying to do kick flips and handrails only to end up slamming on their nuts. Oh to be so naive… In 2010 she went on a trip to the Vans Protec Pool Party in Orange, CA. This is where she learned about real skateboarding. Kat recalls being absolutely blown away by what she saw that day. Especially so with the masters division skaters. Immediately after the contest she made her husband Roger and their close friend Michael Chantry take her to the Venice Beach skatepark. This is where she learned her first grinds.
The first skater to truly inspire her, besides Roger of course, was Duane Peters. She met him at the Strawberry pool up by Tahoe, which was the first pool she’d ever skated. She admits Duane’s style and persona have definitely had the most influence on her skating. She also received a lot of inspiration from legends Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Steve Alba, Shogo Kubo, Jay Smith and Jeff Phillips (RIP).
- Danced professionally in musical theatre and ballet.
- Choreographs and teaches tap and ballet for a living.
- Skated 1st pro contest at the Girls Combi Classic in 2013. Placed 1st overall in ladies 28 and over bowl division.
- First female to be chosen for N-Men of the year award. She’s the current 2013 N-(Wo)Man of the year!!!
- First female skater spotlight on the ProSkaterInfo blog.
- Sponsors: Embassy Skateboards, Surf and Skate, Chivaz Wear.
This is Katherine Folsom’s skateboard. There are many like it, but this one is hers.
|Deck||Embassy Skateboards: Legends Series Ken Fillion Limited Edition
Standard 7 ply, 8.25″×33″, 14.5″ wheelbase
|Wheels||Bones SPF – 58mm|
|Bushings||Independent stock factory bushings|
|Rails||“I used to use vision rails, but now I use these rails made of recycled garbage cans. They are a little shorter and I really like them.”|
|Socks||Chivaz Wear: Chuckles|
|Shoes||Half Cabs or Grosso Vans|
|Magic Gloves||Old School Rector Riot|