We recently caught up with our team rider, Bradley Henry, and asked him a few questions about life and skateboarding.
Check out the interview:
Birthplace: Mitchell plain
Q:Favorite hang out spot
A:With Twentyskeight (20SK8)
Q:What album(s)/ tunes are you currently playing on repeat?
A: Asap rocky, Asap mob & YoungstaCpt
Q:Who is your bucket list live act ?
Q:If you had to choose one last meal, what would it be?
A:Moms chicken pie!
Q:How did you get into skating?
A:I think I always knew it from the first time I saw a skateboard
Q:What besides skating inspires you/ what else do you do?
A:Definitely would be breakdancing
Q:Have you chosen skateboarding as a career path?
Q:If you weren’t skating what else do you think you would be doing?
A: I’d be a headless chicken without skateboarding.
Q:What’s your favourite local skate spot?
Q:If you could go skate anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Q:Who did you look up to locally / internationally when growing up; who do you look up to now?
A:Locally Shuaib Philander, Toufeeq Ra internationally Boo Johnson and Prod
Q:What are the biggest challenges that you have faced?
A: Entering the “real world” with no knowledge on survival
Q: What makes skating worth the sacrifices and the difficulty of having to overcome challenges?
A:Wanting to make a difference
Q:What drives you?
A: It’s kind of an unexplained feeling but to put in simple words going try after try after try just to get the one feeling of landing a trick you waited patiently for sometimes it takes months
Q:What in your opinion is the importance of music and fashion in relation to skateboarding?
A: Basically fashion according to your personality
Q: What is your best trick and the next trick you are currently working on?
A: Fakie frontside crooked and switch frontside fakie flip out
Q:Park vs street?
Q: Tell us a little bit about the Cape Town scene. (Pros/Cons)
A: The Cape Town skateboarding scene is 20Sk8.
Q:What advice would you give kids who want to start skating and maybe want to make a career out of skateboarding?
A: Skateboarding is about having fun not to look cool
Q:Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
A:Having a skate warehouse with a built in street park