Birth Date: December 28, 1988
Current Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Sponsors: Slackline Industries
Slackline Discipline: Trickline
When did you start slacklining?
I started in April 2014.
How did you get good so fast?
I used to do gymnastics for more than 10 years, and slacklining gave me some similar sensations and it felt like a trampoline so I was hooked immediately.
You have kind of a trampoline style, what are your favorite tricks?
Almost everything that has to do with flips, I don’t like to spin. Double butt backflip is probably my favorite trick.
Are you still active in gymnastics?
I retired from gymnastics in 2009 because of an injury in my back and I haven’t gone back. Since then, I’ve just been training slackline. Trampolining is a lot more dangerous than slacklining for sure, when you are doing a bunch of triple flips 6 meters in the air there is a lot that can go wrong. So I prefer to slackline!
Tell us a little bit about the slackline scene in your hometown.
I like small sessions with only a few people because I can train more. I always train with my brother and one friend, they are both on a pretty high level with me. But sometimes, like on weekends, when everyone can go we try to get 10 or so trickliners out at the same time. There aren’t too many trickliners in Peru, probably 20 or 30, but the ones we do have are pretty good.
What are you up to outside of slacklining?
I work in agriculture out in the desert actually, so a lot of times I will be without internet for a while. But it’s a nice place and I can still train a lot.
Are you working on any new tricks?
Well one unique trick am working on handstand to backbounce. I’m also trying Double Mason Flip and Double Front Flip from feet to Butt, which are pretty close. Most of the new tricks I’m working on are double flips!