Stuart ShinnBoard: Four.19
Vest: Team Pullover
Rope/Handle: Proline LGS Package
Rope Length: 75 ft
Boat Speed: 24 mph
A: Let’s get started with your name, your age, and why you wakeskate.
SS: Hey Dave. My name is Stuart. I’m 19, I live in Bradenton, Florida. I wakeskate because I can’t really do anything else… no just kidding. Wakeskating is pretty much the coolest thing ever invented so I like doing it.
Alright so what’s the deal with how good all your 941 wakeskaters are?
We breed ‘em.
(Laughs) is that your only answer?
No… I don’t know, we all just hang out and ride and have fun. I don’t know. It worked out really cool.
Who have you been riding with back home?
Nick (Taylor), whenever he’s in town, but he’s not in town very much. So I ride with Travy (Doran), Travy is fun to ride with.
How about when you’re out of town?
Well, I’m usually at a tournament, so I ride with the tournament people.
Alright Stu, what’s the best place to eat in Bradenton?
Best breakfast place is Peaches, for sure. Lunch place is Hungry Howies, for sure, that Double H. Best dinner place is this local place where you go and you pick up whatever you want, and it’s called the Chop Shop, and they have the best, and I’m talkin’ the best, pulled pork sandwiches you will ever find. Ask Keith Lant, he knows.
What are your thoughts on Orlando?
Thoughts on Orlando… first word that comes to mind: “awesome.”
(Laughs) Now you can be honest…
First word that comes to mind: “rowdy!” No I don’t know, Orlando’s good. It’s a good scene, that’s where everyone is, so that’s it… It’s a good scene. It gets intense sometimes, it just gets like… I don’t know, really intense. Overall it’s good.
Do you think you’re going to end up there one day or do you think you’ll just stay in Bradenton?
I’ll end up in Orlando, but kind of how Reed (Hansen) and Matt (Manzari) are, like on the outskirts. I think me and Reed are going to look for a house on the outskirts. Out in the country, ‘cause we’re country boys.
We get it.
We’re rednecks. We have big trucks.