Albert Hooi x The Booted
What got you into blading?
One of my friend’s, Cian Sayles brought a pair of Bauer skates into school one day when I was around 11 years old. I tried them out and loved them so I decided to get a pair myself. We used to skate in school and line people up on the ground and see how many people we could jump over. After that I started playing hockey for a while and got a new pair of skates. They were Bauer FX3’s. All of the sports shops here used to sell them back in the day. I remember saving up for a flat set up of Hyper Fat Boy wheels, I used to go to Champion Sports and get one wheel every week till I had 8 of them, haha. I also learnt to grind in these skates, once I figured out you could do tricks like that I fell in love with blading and kept it up ever since.
Photo: Backslide, Manchester, 2009 by Adam Kola.
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