Red Bull Local Hero is a stimulus for me to develop and perform tricks better than yesterday. We didn’t have parks beforehand and I was using each opportunity to learn new tricks and jump higher than before. Today I am prepared to do another trick if one is not successful and not worrying about repeating. I was performing only at 70% of my best because I was a bit nervous. I also have really strong riders in my quarter and I knew that I had to perform better. The feeling you get when you’re in the final is very exciting and you have no room for mistakes. He did very stable and basic things. Skateboarding contests are very technically difficult, and you can’t fall. You need to create more tricks and stable ones at that. I was voting for Maxim because he impressed me. I can see the progress he’s made every year and he really deserves first place. Red Bull Local Hero is very important to me. You wait for a year and you really need to fight for first place. Contests give you new experiences and new crazy things to learn. He did tricks which are not common for Kazakhstani riders. He used the fanbox and took first place.