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The Brian Sumner Interview

Updated: November 7, 2008, 12:10 PM ET
By Jay Riggio

The first time I saw Brian Sumner skate in person, the dude was on fire. It was at a Tampa Am contest probably some ten years ago. Brian had his runs down. He was skating smooth and with tons of pop and consistency that I'm pretty sure got him to the finals. I never forgot the way he nailed his backside flips over the pyramid hip. He'd catch'em perfectly and slam them down as if kicking one away wasn't an option. To this day, I try like hell to put'em down like that. Unfortunately they never work ...

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