© Ramesh Baskota
Name: Amit Subba
Nickname: They usually call me Subba..
Origin: March 9, 1988 | Namrup, Assam
© Poornabodh Photograph
Started skating: At age 19 with toy boards, but yea from the age of 22 fully involved after I got my skateboard.
Why did you start skating: Coz I saw Danny Way on television riding a Mega ramp, when I was a kid. And then I knew right then this is what I have to do.
Inspiration: Bob Burnquist videos used to inspire me a lot. And everyday my fellow skaters.
© Pranoy Jacob
Preferred Style: I love to do lots of creative stuff and almost skate everything.
Signature trick: I love to do the slide. Its like a lay back power slide but everyone named it Deathslide. And flamingo is a beautiful trick of all time, love to do it everywhere. love to do lipslide, its kickass. And yea kickflips I love them but they don't love me all the time. Its like a love hate relationship.
© Johnathan Mehring (skateboarder magazine)
Favorite hometown spot: Namrup dams and market places
Best Spot in India: Delhi and Rajasthan
City for skating: Delhi, Ranchi, Silliguri
Happiest Achievement: Got featured in Vice and Skateboarder magazine. And the day my dad took me to my first stair set and told me I want you to see you skate. I was so happy!
And always happy to skate with my boys no matter what; Khadir, Joel, Kevin, Shek, Soms, Gaundy, Poorna, Darius, G, Happy, Tony, Sagar, Azhar, Nikhil, Dewappa, Shamaz, Ankit, Sweetlime, Baumi, Aditya, Shaurbh, Humbay, Atty, Pranoy, Milan Bhai, Bom, Sohan, Deepan, Tharun, Vishal, Abhishek, Adnan,Omair, Harsad, Diwas, Utkarsh, Julian, Donny and may more. And the day I first meet Nick Smith and Gaundy
© Image Mohit Jaiz
Worst fails: Not in skateboarding but yea quite a few times while talking to girls.
Favorite skater: All the above skaters I mentioned and Chris Haslam, Daewon Song, Colin Provost, David Gonzalez. And Jay Adams for sure... he's a 100% skateboarder
Favorite Music Artist: Didn't get involved much with music. But would love to.
Favourite Skate Brands: Holystoked
Favorite Website: Holystoked, Active8 Sports and Haul Apparel.
Skate Crew: Holystoked Collective
© Image Gautham Nalasingu
Your board set-up: 8.1 or 8 Deck, low trucks 147, 53mm wheels.
Little known fact: I am little bit into painting. Love to sketch. Play badminton even though I lost several times with G. And I love chess.
© Amit Subba's Sketch
Word of advice to fellow skaters: Skate for yourself, love everyone and live life with heart.
Forgiveness is the biggest power. I felt it that's why I say it.
-Amit Subba aka Subba