We catch up with Russian skater Alex Medvedev, the 28 year old has been skating for 14 years and is the brand manager for DDE Dubai Desert Extreme, Alex can be found at skate spots including Rage bowl in Dubai Mall, Tashkeel, The skatepark in Business Bay and around Deira.
NAME? // Alexander Medvedev.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Working as a skate instructor .
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Brand Manager for Action Sports Brands at Dubai Desert Extreme.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Music.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Nuclear warfare.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Driving a pedal operated toy car when I was 4.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // My grandfather is my role model. Constantly positive and had time for everyone around him.
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Clothes to the watchmen of my building.
IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // Go with the flow.
YOUR WORST TRAIT? //Being too blunt.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // People trying to pass their negativity onto you.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR ROLE IN A MOVIE? // Jon Heder “aka” Napoleon Dynamite.
FAVORITE MUSIC? // Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Horrors, Joy Division and Future Islands.
LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // Modest Mouse – Build nothing out of something.
FAVOURITE BOOK? // War of the worlds.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Joel Mclver.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Stoke from friends and people I meet traveling.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // I almost drowned surfing in Bali after a big night out. Learned my lesson.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // California, Venice.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Greece – IOS island.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Vinyl sessions with a group of friends around. My vinyl collection- Dark Side of the Moon, Vol 4, Disintegration and Substance.
WHY DUBAI? // There is always something new to explore and I still have almost all my friends out here.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Used to play Tennis and still occasionally have a game at table tennis.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Urban.
CATS OR DOGS? // Cats that act like dogs.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Green Tea.
WHAT YOU MAKES YOU LAUGH? // My dance moves.
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // War.
YOUR MESSAGE? // Stay true to yourself and the people you admire.