Will Gilmore is a true boss, and aged only 11 it makes it all the more impressive that he’s packing this amount of style on tricks that would challenge riders double his age.
Gilmore defies this trend of up selling young riders who can maybe throw a few tricks down a box, this is proper grown up riding from some young legs.
In this internet age it’s not uncommon to see click-baitey Facebook headlines along the following lines: “OMG, This Snowboarder is ONLY 11 YEARS OLD – You Won’t Believe What He Can Already Do!” – Gilmore defies this trend of up selling young riders who can maybe throw a few tricks down a box, this is proper grown up riding from some young legs.
Best of all, he doesn’t shout about it himself. For the second year running we caught sight of him at The Brits and were not only impressed by his tricks and style but by the way he seemed to just be riding for the fun of it, not for the props, judges or free stuff.
In short, he’s a dude, and this wee edit from the lenses of Max Presky shows that perfectly. Not is that front board through the double kink still one of the best in the business, the gap front 2-7 is proper gnarly.
We hope the young buck keeps at it in future and we get to see more of this – the future of UK shredding is looking that much brighter.