Risking It All For Skateboarding Greatness
says the professional athlete. “I’ve had my share of concussions and broken wrists, knees and ankles.”
Heimana knows pain. During the Vans Pool Party event in 2014, he suffered a vicious wipeout.
“On my second run I did a backside air and over-rotated, went straight to the back of my head and I got knocked out,” remembers Heimana. “The medical staff did some tests, and I told them, ‘This is the Vans Pool Party, I’ve waited all year for this.’ So I took my last run, felt good and ended up getting 10th.”
It was voted one of the worst wipeouts of the year and earned him a spot in Thrasher Magazine’s “Hall of Meat.”
“I ended up with a concussion,” says Heimana. “Risk it for the biscuit, that’s one of my mottos. If you want the biscuit, you’ve to risk it.”
For Matt and Heimana Reynolds, skateboarding is a family affair.