Perhaps better known for his enormous and engaging personality than his skills on wheels, Brooke Howard-Smith was not only one of the first skaters to make the long journey to California in the early â€™90s, but he proved himself to be one of the most influential.
As a founding owner of Senate he experienced the rollerblading boomâ€”if not from the driverâ€™s seat, then at least with a foot on the gasâ€”like few others, learning along the way the benefits of shock marketing, the pitfalls of corporate ownership, and how to skip town when the mood is right.
A consummate showman, Brookeâ€™s appearances in early videos such as â€œThe Hoax,â€ and â€œHoax IIâ€ now serve as telling foreshadowing of the career heâ€™s carved out for himself in his homeland of New Zealand where he hosts several television shows, and accessories his arm with the likeness of a former twice-crowned Miss New Zealand, now his fiance. ONE regular Mike Opalek went o NZ for a month to visit his old friend, and was kind enough to come back with this interview. [...]
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