2014 has been a good one. New products got released, people traveled from all over the world to visit some of the great events out there, awesome videos and edits came out and the vibe has been great in general. But of course, everyone’s got their personal favorites and we wanted to know how 2014 looked like for some of our favorite pro riders.

While most people dream of a life as a pro blader, Alex Broskow is living that dream for over a decade already. And not only that, he is the prime example of how hard work pays off at the end of the day. He is filming video parts and edits with the best videographers in the game, he is only attending the events he chooses to and he is not only representing some of the most respected brands, he is deeply involved and able to realize the products he believes in. Let’s take a closer look on his 2014 and see how the year of one of our very best looked like.

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Photo: David Sizemore

Interview: Johannes Jacobi
Photography: David Sizemore, Shawn Engler

My events in 2014:

Jeph Howard‘s comp
Motortown Classic
Summerclash
Fise Andorra
Roskilde
Huzhou Invitational
Blading Cup

My tour life in 2014:
Summerclash/Roskilde
Valo in the UAE
I guess I went on more filming trips than tours.

My edits/parts in 2014:
KCMO came out in 2014
V13 coffee promo
Vibralux tenure jacket promo
YouTube skate video
loads of BDST stuff
NYC Vibralux part
The Booted London part
David’s Coterie
valoXstrange SF
Valo in UAE
And I’m working on something with Amir Amadi for Thee Strange.

Cities in 2014:
Kansas City
Minneapolis
Atlanta
Detroit
New York City
London
Berlin
Andorra
Copenhagen
Roskilde
Huzhou
Los Angeles
Santa Ana
San Francisco
Orlando
Seattle
Dubai
Abu Dhabi
Portland

Countries in 2014:
USA
England
Germany
Andorra
Denmark
China
UAE

Injuries in 2014:
I got a concussion in Atlanta, forgot where I was, it was sick. Broke some teeth at a skatepark in Portland, that sucked. Typical bumps and bruises.


Any specific moment or experience that stood out in 2014?
I moved to Portland, Oregon. That was a big deal.

What was your worst moment in 2014?
I can’t really think of one but everyone has their bad days.

Is there such thing as the best day in 2014?
Can’t just choose one, there were a lot of good days.

Best in 2014…

Travel buddy: David Sizemore
Event: Morning coffee
Country: USA
City: Portland
Online edit: David’s welcome to Valo and John Bolino’s Vibralux part
Meal: Sizzle Pie, Robo Taco
Song: Taylor Swift’s 1989 full album, impossible to choose only one track.
Girl: Miley
Blader: Jon, David, Erik, HIGHWAY, DIRTY, Bolino, Farm, Dean, Adam Brierley, Cheetah, Ridder
Website: Google
Company: Valo, Vibralux
Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Interstellar, Valo TV.EU, 18plus
Beer: Ginger
Party: Every day
Trick you’ve filmed: David’s backslide to forward on that kink rail.

What’s planned for 2015 so far?
SKATEsurf.

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Photo: s.engler

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About The Author

Johannes Jacobi
Editor in chief

Organiser of Winterclash / Summerclash, Co-Founder of Blading.info and Editor-in-Chief of Be-Mag (print&online).