Interview: Mark ‘Radman’ Radden
- 5 October 2021
Interview 25 is with newly minted pro for Death Skateboards, the man with the best nickname in skateboarding, Mark ‘Radman’ Radden. Mark has been an integral part of the new breed of Death skateboard riders and is an absolute terrain killer. He is responsible the 2018 independent skate video Danger x Flavour and is currently working on a sequel, as well as a standalone part for Death. When he’s not filming or being filmed you can probably find him down ad Urbside working on the DIY. Mark rides for Death Skateboards, Supertoxic Urethane and Hot Box skate shop.
BIG thanks to Mark for taking the time to do this for us, we’re psyched for you turning pro. You can pick up his board HERE
Can you give us a brief introduction?
What are you currently working on?
Favourite skate related possession
Something about you that is not related to skateboarding that people might not know?
I really like and enjoy cooking, food is life.
What did you do yesterday?
I went to work, then went to skate the empty fountain in Braintree town centre trying to get some street clips. Sat and drunk a few cold beverages with my friend Matt Coverdale talking about life. Then I had a really nice pizza, was not a bad day.
Favourite period in skate history that isn’t right now?
I loved the Logic days, I grew up watching Logic skate videos on extreme sports and remember being really engrossed in the street skating of that time. JP Jadeed and Ronnie Creager and even the early P-Rod. Good time in skateboarding that was, nothing was crazy tech, nice lines, spots were good and everyone just had their own special moves. It seemed like everyone was in the Logic videos really good stuff. My first ever DVD was Logic 12&13. Before that it was just VHS tapes we swap between friends, the first video I ever owned was Zoo York Mixtape 2 on VHS which had all local rappers on it and they were in the video it was really inspirational.
Favourite skate spot of all time past or present
Urbside & RBL fruits of the work are always sweeter.
What’s next in skateboarding?
Follow Radman on insta at www.instagram.com/mr_radman