Home: The Bronx, New York
Sponsors: TORRO! Skateboards, Belief Skate Shop, 550 Wheels, Yea Skate For Life Clothing, Trophy Grip Tape
Am who should be pro: Diego Najera.
Video part of the year: Tiago Lemos, Press Play.
Best style: Wade Desarmo.
Recommended reading: A Series of Unfortunate Events by J. K. Rowling.
Pet peeve: Always rolling my ankle.
Recommended iPhone app: Instagram.
Best show on tv: The Flash.
New Years resolution: Start eating healthier.
Gil is one of the few kids out of NYC that definitely has what it takes to make a name for himself in skateboarding. He’s a quiet kid, and a serious ripper. I’m proud to see how far he has come, and that his talent is not going unrecognized, but this is only the beginning. He has a bright future ahead of him. Keep shining homie!—Rodney Torres
Photo / @damian_argi