Manny was in town for the weekend. And theres nothing he loves more than a good handrail. So we set off for the Marcy projects rail off of broadway. With it being one of the hottest days of the summer so far, the local italian ice vendor was out accompanied by the dollar water lady, both yelling and competing for our dollar bills. Coconut water was a must for the day along with some delicious snacks from the corner bodega. As soon a we got to the rail and everyone was warming up Manny sliced open his hand from the broken glass all over the ground. Chase rolled his ankle and Toga was over it. So all eyes went on Joey. He came through with some tricks, so it wasn’t a complete waste. After that, Billy was telling us about a bump to rail he wanted to hit up right off of Flushing Ave. As we skated up to the spot, everyone was still looking for the it, we didnt realize what Billy was talking about. Then we saw, and then we laughed, and then we were amazed. Enjoy the photos..
Met up with everyone on the Westside the other day_ got some stufffff!!!!.
Met up with a bunch of people in Soho right after work and skated around downtown. Went to this thing with dan, prob one of the busiest spots to try and get a photo on. But we managed to get one. Cruised over to Tribeca for a little and was finally able to skate the bump to planter over there. But then got kicked out by security. Seems like everyone has been skating the outrail thing over there too. Ended the night by cruising bak to soho to get a photo with Billy. Enjoy the photos….
Headed up to the Bronx on Saturday with some friends from Florida. Also Hogan came out of retirement for the day. Went to the typical spots, and made the loop. of course there was a car being painted at the bump to bar so we put that one off for a little while and hit up the others. The damn water fountain at the bottom of the hubba needs to go. And some how the fountain at the top of the run up wasn’t on. Water shortage in the bx? Eventually made our way back to the bump to bar where the mechanics moved the cars and watched us skated the bump. Everything was going good until the lady from the bar came out and told us she called the cops. So unless you have a trick on lock for the spot, not even worth it. You only have about a max of 15 min to skate that thing.
Sunday we missioned out to Far Rockaway to skate the rails. And after the hour train ride we were kicked out upon arrival. With there not being many spots out there we just started walking on the boardwalk and came up on this over the rail spot. Everyone ended up getting something on it. After skating the rail, we headed over to say what up to Ian. Got some tacos and corn, and ended the night on his roof catching up. Enjoy.
A couple friends from Lowell and Jupiter arrived in NYC the other night. Spent the day driving around Brooklyn taking full advantage of the fact we had a car. After the last spot we headed back to the house and spent the rest of the night on the roof waiting for the fireworks to go off. After that was all done, for some reason we all thought itd be a good idea to go to Korea town and sing Karaoke till 3am. Which is not a good idea at all. Enjoy the photos…
Another fine production in the works from KUZMA. check the trailer for the upcoming full length feature, “The Kernal”.
I’ve known Brad for almost four years now. Around the end of each summer he usually comes through for for a couple months, and crashes on my floor. Over the years of this happening, we’ve been able to shoot a good amount of photos. Some stuff gets used, and some doesn’t. These are the leftovers. So enjoy the photos and interview featuring Brad Cromer.
So whats your age, and where you from?
I am 23 years of age, and I was born in Jupiter Florida.
Who are your sponsors at the moment?
HUF Footwear, Krooked Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Thunder Trucks, SUPERbrand Apparel, and Shred Shed Skateshop
You just recently dropped an introduction part to the HUF Footwear team. How long have you been part of that program, and how did you get involved with HUF?
Well I just recently got the official welcome to the company about a month ago. I’ve had bad luck the past few years with shoe companies and I’ve known Keith for a good few years. He knew my deal and shot the idea at me that he was planning to start a shoe company, and It just went from there. He takes great care of me and I’m more than happy to represent anything he’s behind.
Was the whole part filmed from your recent trip to LA? How long were you out there for?
Yes. Keith wanted me to come out and meet everyone at the warehouse and skate around so he got me a one way ticket out and I ended up staying out there for just about 2 months. Started filming with the HUF filmer Marty with the idea of filming a little commercial and after a few weeks we just figured I might as well film a full introduction part.
Anything from the part that took you more than one trip to the spot?
Not that I can remember. Everything was more spontaneous. Like “oh wheres that one thing at?, lets check it out” kinda thing.
You’ve traveled throughout the country a lot. What’s your favorite city to skate and why?
NYC is my favorite city to skate. I just like the vibe there. Theres just so much to do. There’s also every kind of spot you want to skate. It never gets boring.
You’re currently living in Jupiter, FL. Any plans to move anywhere else anytime soon, or you think you’ll stay in FL for life?
I’ve have been thinking about moving lately but I don’t want to get a place anywhere but here. I just feel like where I live is a great place to base myself out of. All my friends live here and I live five minutes from the beach. Miami’s less than an hour away. It’s basically a paradise. I don’t want to do that whole “move to California to make it in skating” thing. So my answer is yes I do think I will live here my whole life. Maybe not exactly Jupiter but definitely Florida.
What are you up to this summer?
East coast HUF trip, Dino Jr., and court in NY, Joeys lake house in Georgia, sister’s having a baby mid May. Uncle Brad. haha. I try not to make plans to tell you the truth. Because if you try to make plans and they don’t happen you get bummed. So I just kinda do things as they come.
Favorite meal that you could eat all day everyday?
hmmm……. I’m going to have to say tacos.
Working on any other projects at the moment?
Yup. I’m making a video called Lo-Fi. The video will have full parts from me, Joey Ragali, Brendan Carroll, Eric Hawrylciw, Pang, and the best friends section you’ll ever see. All vx. Fuck that high def shit. It’s ruining skateboarding. Looks like shit. Just because Ty did it doesn’t mean we have to forget about the vx. I just feel that high def cams are not meant to film skateboarders. They are meant to film soap operas and planet earth. I am going to be editing the video with a little help from my friend David Hamzik. We’re aiming for it to come out late summer ’11. Should be a fun six months.
Favorite spot to skate in NYC?
That super smooth street that dollar pizza’s on. I think its 8th?
I know your always drawing. You working on anything right now?
No. I actually barely draw anymore. I usually just get really aggravated and freak out half way through.
Craziest story from you road trip from FL to CA?
That would be when we got t-boned by a train. Period.
Favorite memory from filming for Skate FL “Greetings”?
The whole process was a good memory from start to finish. It was a really good time in my life. Not too many people from that video even skate anymore, so just the fact that we were all out there filming and being productive is my favorite memory.
MINI TOP 5s
Favorite flat ground tricks
1 switch flip
2 nollie full cab
3 nollie front heel
4 switch front shuv
5 back 3′s
Favorite Video Parts
Music you’ve been hyped on lately?
4 the vid
Daily Phone Calls?
2 a hot chick
See you this summer.
Check out the video below filmed and edited by homey Brandon Kuzma. Featuring David Hamzik, Eric Hawrylciw, Jack Bartolucci, Brendan Carroll, Dave Bachinsky, Serge Murphy, and PANG. Check out more of Kuzma’s videos here. Enjoy.