TAREE grown Cody Passfield may not be sponsored at the moment but he's certainly making an impression on the Australian skateboarding scene.
The 17-year-old has a four-page spread in the 200th edition of Slam Skateboarding Magazine, highlighting him as one of the new generation of skateboarders coming up through the ranks.
He started skating 11 years ago and in recent months was invited by a skateboarding mate, who is also from the Manning, to move down to Sydney and live with him.
Cody moved down and it wasn't long before he caught the interest of photographer Cameron Markin.
He was asked whether he would like to be a New Gen in Slam magazine and two months later his profile feature was published in the anniversary edition.
"I'm heaps stoked on that."
Cody said the adrenalin rush he gets when he lands a trick (such as the 50/50 grind down a kinked rail) is something he enjoys but in addition to skateboarding as much as he can, he's out looking for work.
"I also need to start saving so I can get my own place."
His aim is to become a professional skateboarder, but knows it won't happen overnight.
"It's going to take a couple of years for that to happen."
This isn't Cody's first appearance in Slam magazine.
He was first featured when he was 11 or 12 (about the same time he secured a sponsorship from the Element label) and again about five or six months ago.