Super Syed is one of the top freestylers in South Africa. Apart from his amazing upperbody moves, he is also known to collaborate with Kamalio, another world-class freestyler. Syed was nice enough to answer a few questions for us so please show him some love on: fsmind.com and subscribe to the YouTube channel: youtube.com/fsminds
Thank you so much for agreeing to answer a few questions. Tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re from.
I was born in Bangladesh, and moved to South Africa at the age of 3.
How did you get into freestyle?
I got into freestyling after watching Ronaldinho on TV. I then stumbled across other freestylers on websites such as soccerclips.net. Eventually I found expertfootball.com and other freestylers on it, and the engagement with the forum users gave me a lot more knowledge on freestyle.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen videos of you and Kamalio on expertfootball.com. Are the two of you still friends?
Yes, we’re still best friends. We still make videos together, not always football freestyle related though.
Kamalio has been doing well in live freestyle competitions. What’s the atmosphere like at these events and how hard is it for a young freestyler to enter?
Yes, he went onto being 2nd at the Red Bull Street Style World competition in 2010. It is increasingly difficult to do well in competitions as the level of skill is increasing really quickly. It might actually be easier for younger freestylers to enter as they’re able to keep up with the competition.
Any tips for the kids out there who want to learn to freestyle?
Consistency is the best way to improve. Practicing every day and making it a part of one’s lifestyle is necessary if one wants to become a good freestyler.
What could we expect from you and Kamalio in the future?
We’re still into freestyle but not as serious about it as we were before. Currently we make different types of videos based on unique ideas, from many different fields. We also make freestyle and street football compilations. If anyone’s keen on seeing what we’re up to, they could watch our channel: youtube.com/fsminds