Sam Crofts is a UK powerhouse blader with an almost unmatched skill to land tricks first try, but also a juggernaut of persistence, which could be witnessed at this year’s Winterclash, where he spent a decent amount of time trying his best to land a few insane trick combos at the Hanglosers Bowl comp on the first night of the Clash. Watching him blade is a treat in itself, and he’s become one of the UK pros to look to for innovation in blading and meshing stunt blading with urban tricks. His recent work on AEON DAZE was the reason we got him to do a Be-Mag Top 5.

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Words: Josip Jagić
Photography: Stella Asia Consonni, Tom Sharman, Gareth Morton

Tricks you’ve filmed in 2017:
This trick I shot in Faro last week
Silver city gap (unreleased)
Various big wheel stuff
Spider man transfer skitch POV
Savoy hotel kink- Aeon Daze

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Skate set ups you’ve used in the past 5 years:
Powerslide Tau
Aeons
Wizards
UFS Throne
Imperial Megacruiser

Sam-Liu Kang Canary freeskate

Things to do on skates:
Bomb hills and skitch
Jump down big shit
Wheel slides and wall rides
Surf long rails
Get drunk

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UK bladers you love to session with most:
BAAAAAA
Jonny Lee
Bird
Chilly
Leon

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Skate Sections that get you pumped for stunts:
Feinberg, Words second section
Billy O’Neill, Accidental Machines
Pat Lennen, Leading the blind
Bolino, Lost tapes.
Dustin Halleran, 50/50-Juice.

Hardest tricks you’ve learnt in the past year:
Been enjoying switch negs
Single wheel slides are a bitch
Royales on hundos are easier than you think
I still suck at sweatys
Forgotten how jump boxes work

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USD Team mates:
Dano
Eugen
Nick
Albert
Richie

Locations to visit this year:
Faro
Moscow
Copenhagen
Marrakech
Oslo

Sam- Wallride Bethnal

Goals in blading:
Just
Keep
Having
Great
Times

Sam Portrait

420 Snacks:
Roast Beef
Beer and Peanuts
Bo-der-bee
Pie and Mash
Vinces Stir fry

Careers outside of blading:
Bourne Plaza euro cerveza man
Canary Wharf security guard.
Southern Rail ticket inspector
Eiffel tower looky looky salesman
Cavin’s lens cleaner

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