Name: John Thurmon
Nickname: The Beast
Marital Status: Married
Have been skating for how long: 20-plus years.
Equipment Brand and Type: Bont: Vapor Boot, 3, 125 mm wheel set up MPC Wheels
Life Philosophies: You don't know if you will like it unless you try it.
Favorite Time of Day to Skate: ANY time.
Favorite Skating Event: A2A, North Shore, Indoor Nationals, Texas Road Rash
Awards/Competitive Wins: Many - both Indoor and Outdoor.
Most Memorable Incident: Breaking an ankle at Athens-to-Atlanta roadskate (A2A).
What do you get from Skating: Skating with a Great group of people at well organized events and having them be at different places to skate.
Would like to do this Year in Skating: Not be injured, since have had many injuries these past few years.
Coolest Accomplishment: Placing several times at Indoor Nationals and winning several outdoor races.
Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Cycling, fishing, and just about any other sport.
Favorite skating gadget/tool: Slide board.
Your 2 favorite HCIC Events: the Monthly Pace Yourself skates. And the Season celebration - pool party at Nicole's
Mentors: Paul Hedrick, Chad Hedrick, Derek Downing, Derek Parra and many more who I learned from and trained with over the years.
Helpful advice to other skaters/ Beginners: Come to more HCIC events and learn from other Great skaters that are willing to share guidance, tips, techniques freely.
Favorite Quote: "NO PAIN, NO GAIN!"