LAUNCESTON'S Brendon Hill is on a roll as Tasmania's only representative in next month's Belcopalooza skateboarding championships in Canberra.
The 29-year-old will be looking to impress talent scouts in the invitational professional-amateur event in an opportunity to be selected to compete in America.
As one of only nine invited amateurs, Hill says the competition represents a good opportunity to enter the professional league and hone his skills competing at a national standard.
``My goals for this competition are developing my consistency and stepping up on a more technical level of tricks,'' he said.
Hill said he is preparing for the competition with a balance of practice and safety, as well as mentally preparing himself for higher risk maneuvers.
``I'm not really pushing myself before I go there. I'll leave those high risk tricks for when I'm in the competition and give it 100 per cent then.''
After skateboarding for 15 years, Hill is excited to represent Tasmania in his first competition against professionals.
``To come through as an invitational to represent Tassie is just incredible. I'm trying to show the Tassie youth that even though we're separated and isolated down here it doesn't mean that opportunities are out of your reach.''
Hill believes the competition will push him and represents the next step in his skateboarding career which he said has no end-date.
``I'll skate until I can't walk,'' he said.
The competition will take place on October 5 at Belconnen outdoor skatepark and has a prize purse worth $18,000.