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Fresh Faces: Hersh Patel

 

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Then click through to read his Fresh Faces interview.

Where are you originally from and where are you currently living?
I moved from India when I was about 5 to Houston, Texas. Now I am living in Austin, Texas.
What brought you to Austin and how are you liking it so far?
 My good friend Jabari moved right after he got done with highschool. I still had one more year to go. Everyday he would call me and tell me good things about Austin, the people, spots, scooters hah. I was convinced Austin was where I wanted to go. I love living here everything is so relaxed. I get to do what I love everyday and meet new people all the time. It couldn’t be any better.
How did riding for Hoffman come about?
Two of my good friends already rode for Hoffman, Jabari Winters, and Caleb Quanbeck. I was always siked on Hoffman and the vibe everyone has on the team about riding. I ride with Jay everyday in Austin and one day he was like that would be sick if you got on the team hah. I’ve known Jay for a really long time and we always thought it would be awesome to travel together. He put in a good word for me and then it went from there I got meet all you guys at Hoffman. I couldn’t be more grateful on being a part of the HB family.
What can you be found doing on a chill day taking time off your bike?
Usually I am either hanging out with my friends or with the pup or going to Houston to hang with my girlfriend. There’s a lot of chill days in Austin considering it rains quite a bit. We usually either just get some black ops going or bowling or chill at the Kansas house. Also scooter rides around town with everyone.
What is your favorite thing to ride and why?
I love to street just because so much goes behind it. You can’t just roll up to a spot with 10 perfect obstacles you kinda of have to make it work with what’s in front of you. Park and dirt are also really fun.
When you are filming do you have a list of of stuff you want to do or do you chill and wing it?
I try to think of stuff I want to do at a spot in my head first but, I usually just wing it when I get there because what I was thinking just doesn’t really work out hah.
Best story so far from living in Austin?
There’s so many good ones. I can’t really think of one on the top of my head. I would have to say when Jared Swafford was really into bikes haha we had some of the funnest days riding and then just doing random things to end the night.