Blade Check: Craig Brocklehurst

Australia’s Craig Brocklehurst is living and blading sunny Sydney and as a part of the Vine Gang he is currently stacking clips with the rest of the crew for the upcoming Chapter II. As seen in the Tour Life article we recently released, they went on a little roadtrip along the coast to Brisbane and watching those pictures, one will realize that life is enjoyable for Mr. Brocklehurst and the gang. Lets take a look on his ride….


Interview: Johannes Jacobi
Photography: Adam Kola

Boot: Valo X Thee Strange!

Wheels: Street ArtirstDon Bambi‘s 58mm

Bearings: Go Project Gav Drumm‘s

Frames: Ground Control Featherlite 3’s

Liner: Valo

Cuff: Valo

Buckle: Tight!

Soul Plates: Black!

Backslide Plate: Groovy!


Describe your personal blade set up:
Valos are the best skate for me, they are solid and always look amazing. I wouldn’t want to support any other boot brand out there. Jon is the boss!

What parts do you wear through the quickest?
Wheels! I’m a big guy and skating as much as possible right now for Vine St: Chapter 2 so I’m getting through them too quickly haha!

Which parts are you paranoid about breaking?
I wouldn’t say paranoid but the old flat spot can break my heart in a smooth skatepark.

What spares/tools do you keep in your backpack?
Allen keys and bottle opener.


Where do your parts go once you are done with them?
Luciano my Brazilian friend haha!!

Flat or Freestyle?
Anti-rocker usually but big wheels when cruising around after a few beers!

Anything you plan to change on you current setup?

Do you skate different setups for different terrain?
Anti-rocker for park and street but if we are all city cruising having beers a big wheel set up can be the most fun and easiest to get home :)!


What was your very first skate setup?
A fairly cheap Rec skate from my parents, fell in love instantly!

What was the best setup you’ve had to date?
Grey Erik Baileys with white souls and white Featherlites! Straight from Julio’s garage, pretty special!

Could you describe your dream setup?
Any Valo boot on any GC Featherlite. Perfect!



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