Catch up with shredder, photographer, and distributor Brandon Smith to learn a bit about his thoughts on the current state of blading, and where he sees it all going.
Having traveled the world with Valo and Them Goods, heâ€™s got a pretty wide-open perspective on the whole thing, and given the whole post-Winterclash argument thatâ€™s sprung up elsewhere, this is a fascinating, recommended read. â€” ONE
What kind of obstacles do you like to skate the most in blading?
Anything thatâ€™s made of cement. Preferably a buttery ledge or some random, out of the ordinary obstacle.
In chestboarding you can skate flat ground and become a millionaire. Do you think one could be pro in the blade game and never skate handrails or gnarly stunts? Why or why not? How important is the danger factor in getting clips in blading?
Thatâ€™s probably because theyâ€™ve created an image and personality that people are curious enough about to follow. Itâ€™s all about being unpredictable so people wonder whatâ€™s next.
As far as the danger factor, no it doesnâ€™t matter.
Thereâ€™s been pros in blading throughout the years that skate â€œsafeâ€ but you still want to see every section they put out. [...]
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