Alex Burston has both the tricks and attitude to be remembered. As a matter of fact, his true spin top souls will leave no one indifferent, and his infectious personality shines through a devilish smile. However, Alex’s influence goes way beyond that: the Razors pro also organizes contests, blade camps for the wheeled youth, and launched the Razors Tapes video series, for which he has spent a lot of time behind the camera or sitting down at the editing station.
As he just flew back from Barcelona where he was busy filming with some of his Ground Control teammates for a new video segment, Alex was welcomed home with his first ever aftermarket signature wheel for longtime sponsor BHC. This might sound surprising for someone who already had a pro skate to his name, but seeing how he started riding flow for Mark Trebble‘s iconic company way back when he was just a teenager, chances are this means that much more to Alex!
The timing being pretty much perfect to take a first look at the wheels, right before the new BHC line hits the stores worldwide, we caught up with Mr. Burston to see what keeps him rolling. Take a look!
What parts do you wear through the quickest:
Probably the right backslide plate because I do loads of backslides and nugens.
What part do you break most often:
The pull strap on the liner haha.
Which parts are you paranoid about breaking:
What spares/tools do you keep in your backpack:
The odd rounded off allen key ha.
Where do your parts go once you are done with them?
Usually in the skate box under my sofa, or I will give them away, or just straight sell my whole skate. I like to give them away to people that need them, but if I need money, then I’ll sell them.
Flat or Freestyle:
A bit of both, I like to have a change. Variety is the spice of life… Apparently.
Anything you plan to change on you current setup?
The cuff, maybe the laces. I dunno.
Do you skate different setups for different terrain?
Yes I do. Skating around Barcelona or bombing hills is the best with some GC BIG frames and some big wheels. But if I’m going out to film for a section or something FL3’s and small wheels.
What was your very first skate setup?
Oooh, hard question. My first pair I remember was when I was 3 and I got the Fisherprice skates that go over your shoes. Then Sonic the hedgehog skates, then I think my first proper aggressive skate was Vert X, with orange wheels. They were the shit!
What was the best setup you’ve had to date?
If not the SL Quinny pro, then the SL1 boot was probably my favourite, proper ninja boots.
Could you describe your dream setup?
The ones I got now are just perfect!