Youth Of Today is a series that will feature the most progressive young riders of the Slopestyle and Dirt Jump scene.

I. OWEN MARKS

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Name: Owen Marks (O-Bro).
Age: 16.
Hometown: Aptos, CA, United States.
Years riding: I’ve been riding my bike on a regular basis for 4 years.
Sponsors/Hook-ups: Deity Components and Fox Racing Shox.
Current set-up: Deity Cryptkeeper frame with a Fox 36 831 fork and Deity components.
Hobbies: Trying to progress as much as I can on my bike, dig at our local spots, and occasionally ride my BMX bike.
Music: For music I usually just listen to whatever my buddies are playing.
Favorite riders: My favorite riders are Jake Kinney, Cody Gessel and Ryan Howard, because they are very stylish on any set of jumps.
Favorite video part: Wink Grant’s ‘Insight’ by Rupert Walker.
Favorite spot: Definitely Post Office!
Favorite trick: Dumped 360’s.
Instagram: @_obro_

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What have you been up to lately?
Lots of digging and riding at the local spots.

How did you start riding?
Heard that there was a new pumptrack in the area and decided to try it out. Started going everyday and it turned into a regular routine.

What does inspire you or keeps you motivated?
Seeing people evolve the sport and push the limits.

Do you study?
Yea, school is definitely a top priority.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Not 100% sure on what exactly I want to be yet, I would like to have a job that I really enjoy doing and also ride my bike whenever I have the time.

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Who do you look up to?
Brett Rheeder and Brandon Semenuk because they continue to progress the sport and are able to make a living out of riding.

What is the best advice that you have ever received.
To just have fun with it.

What does your bike mean for you?
My bike allows me to hang out with awesome people and forget everything by just having a good time.

What are your plans for the future?
I want to take riding as far as I can and also find a job I enjoy having.

Any last words?
I would like to thank Deity Components and Fox Racing Shox for all the support, and to Bicycle Nightmares for the chance to be in this feature! #RIPpostoffice

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