Underestimated, sometimes. Underrated, maybe. Out-skated, never. Iain McLeod has been on a professional level for what seems like forever. 2 pro skates, 3 pro frames, 3 pro wheels… and counting.
Always a leader in both the tech and stunt aspects of blading, his ability to land some of the largest gaps, grind near impossible rails, and progress the ledge game further than few could have dreamed, continues to amaze anyone who’s seen him skate.
When asked how he does it, he simply smiles and says ‘practice.’ Fact is, within the 16 years he’s been on blades, you can probably count the number of days Iain hasn’t skated on both hands. This kid loves blading and his skating deserves -scratch that- demands respect.
It is for these and many other reasons that we are introducing the Iain McLeod Pro Skate.
Featuring the Razors Genesys boot with all the trimmings. This steel blue boot includes replaceable 1-piece soul frames, backslide plates, Genesys liners, Ground Control FLT2 frames, and Signature Iain McLeod Undercover Wheels, all wrapped up with white/blue hockey laces and matching blue, white and black trim.
Me and Alex Burston set out to film for this edit for a while ago although the majority was filmed in only four or five sessions. Alex is the kind of skater you want to film with, he can get five or six sick clips at different spots easily in under 2 hours.
He is also a perfectionist and will not stand for sloppily landed tricks just to get the clip quicker, basically he’s perfect to film with.
Thanks to Sam Brookfield for filming a couple of second angles and also Scott Hallows for providing me with some of Lawrence Badgers clips so that we had enough to get this finished up.
Also don’t forget to be at the MCR street comp Alex has throwing alongside side Nick Lomax on the 2nd of July it’s sure to be a big day for Manchester skating.