Sam Crofts

Powerslide Urban Pro Team

Name: Sam Crofts

Country: United Kingdom

Current Location: London

Loving to skate since: 1998

Riding for Powerslide since: 2013

Current Skate Setup: Hardcore Evo Pro, Ego SL 3x110mm frame, my signature 110mm 85a Undercover. Wheels, Wicked Bearings.

Favorite boot: Hardcore Evo

Favorite frames: Powerslide Elite casted. Strong and simple. 

Favorite wheels: Undercover wheels in every, single, size. 

Favorite bearings: Wicked ILQ 9 Classics.

Why do you love to skate? Because walking is too primitive. Tell us about your personal philosophy, ethic, and value as a skater! I’m not really into the philosophical or spiritual side of things, but skating for me is the ultimate liberation from everything that’s happening in the world. I’ve always felt absolute serenity every time. I put my skates on for as long as I can remember now 

What keeps you pushing forward in skating? I don’t have a specific reason that motivates me to keep pushing forward, I guess pushing forward is just what keeps things refreshing. Setting goals, envisioning projects, collaborating, planning trips, etc. We wouldn’t be the skaters we are today if we didn’t keep pushing forwards.

What is your favorite place to skate? Natural bumps and launches, classic street banks. But I also really dig kinda confined, lurky, gritty backstreet spots, London’s pretty good for those.

What is your favorite trick? I like just going really fast haha, skitchin’, bombing hills, mobbin’ streets. Gaps, wallrides, and wheel slides are all good fun too.

What advice would you like to give? Just have fun and enjoy it, these times on skates are the best days of our lives. 

Any hobbies outside of skating? Cycling, Movies, Beer.  

Do you have a life philosophy or phrase that inspires you? No, not really….Bomb hills, not countries.

What is your favorite moment in skating? Hard to pick just one, but a few that immediately come to mind are having a great time with your friends at a spot, experiencing new countries and cultures whilst on skate trips, working on and completing projects, sharing a cold beer after a good day filming.

Big Wheel Blade Awards: Aggressive wheel of the year (Undercover TV Line Crofts 60mm)
Winterclash / Hangloser Super Bowl 1st: (2017, 2019.) Paris Shred the Ground Street contest 1st: 2017 Amsterdam Real Street 1st: 2016
Hardcore Evo Pro, Ego SL 3x110mm frame, my signature 110mm 85a Undercover Wheels, Wicked Bearings
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