When is it time to stop calling a blader or a filmer an up-and-comer? When the person reaches a milestone, such as a pro product, or releases a highly influential or ground-breaking section? In the case of Gregory Preston, the milestone has been reached in early 2015, when he, along with Jeremy Soderburg, released Master Splinter, one of the best free online releases in the past few years. Greg offers a unique perspective on blading, mixing some of the best mid-2000’s and recent videography and editing styles, combined with a nose for casting great skaters. Then, there’s also Greg’s skating. Now, we’re bringing you his setup of choice, thanks to our NY dude Ryan Loewy.

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Words: Josip Jagic
Photography: Ryan Loewy

Boot: Adapt Vegan
Wheels: Hand Me Downs, Moonshine Anti Rockers
Bearings: Themgoods
Frames: Kizer Fluid 4
Liner: Themgoods Sox (lol)
Cuff: None
Buckle: None
Soul Plates: Adapt Symmetric
Backslide Plate: None.

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Describe your personal blade set up: As much black as possible.

What parts do you wear through the quickest? The wheels are always done first, straps are second.

What part do you break most often? Im a heavy dude so frames usually go after a deep enough groove.

Which parts are you paranoid about breaking?
I hate breaking frames, not a fan of getting new grooves.

What spares/tools do you keep in your backpack? L keys.

Where do your parts go once you are done with them?
If they have life in them, I hand’em down to the homies.

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Flat or Freestyle? Neither, Moonshine Uhmw 46mm bearing accepting anti rockers

Anything you plan to change on you current setup? Def need some new soulplates soon.

Do you skate different setups for different terrain? Same blades for all terrain. Buuut sometimes i strap the oxygens up.

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What was your very first skate setup? Xsjados

What was the best setup you’ve had to date? Salomon/Xsjados

Could you describe your dream setup? When one of the dudes gets a pro boot.

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