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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?

My name is Mark (Radman) Radden, I am 31 years young.
I ride for Death Skateboards, Supertoxic Urethane & Hot Box Skate Shop.
And I love skateboarding.

 

 

 

 

What are you currently working on?

That is a broad very question.
 
 
I am currently working on a new skate video that should be out in the next year which consists of all of my pals and favourite skaters. A video which is the sequel to my first full length DVD titled Danger x Flavour. This is following on from my last online series which has now come to its season end which is called High-Grade Glitch*if anyone fancies checking it out its up on youtube.
 
 
I’m also trying to finish a new independent video part for Death Skateboards which i hope everyone likes when its out, should be in the next couple of months. There are a few tricks that keep slipping the net I need to handle.
 
 
I am currently working full time in an office job.
 
 
I am also working on perfecting my new chicken sauce.
 
 
Currently working on a new Quarter pipe section down at Urbside which hopefully will be finished this winter. Got my friend Max Melwarni coming through with a poolsworth of pool coping stones for us from an abandoned disused pool so we better get building!

 

 

 

Favourite skate related possession

Paul Rodriguez’s Autograph that is framed in my kitchen with a picture of him tre flipping Santa Monica triple.
 
 
I have Tony Alva’s too which is pretty cool my pal Harry Wilson gave that to me as a present so that means a lot too.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

Nine million triple flips? Not sure to be fair, maybe more ridiculous clothes and weird no comply combos.
 
 
Things always go round so maybe vert might make a comeback who knows?
 
 
But for me i’m gonna stick to street skating, building fun spots and trying to make skate videos with my friends. Thats where my hearts at.
 
 

 
 

Follow Radman on insta at www.instagram.com/mr_radman

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