Brofile #5: Dan Kelcher
You’ve all been waiting for it — Dan Kelcher, the young ripper who graced the front page of The Press a few months ago is now features in our Grom Of The Month for September.
Only recently clicking over to 14 years old DK is bringing a strong revival to transition skating by use of his own creative lines and out of the square tricks. We caught up with him at the bogan-infested Waltham bowl to shoot a few of those tricks and fire a few questions his way. This is what he had to say…
Name: Dan Kelcher
Regular or goofy? Regular
Fav local spot/skatepark: T.P and Waltham Bowl.
Fav trick? Frontside grinds and Smiths.
Street/Park/Bowl? — Why? Bowl! It’s easy, fun, you can make up flowing lines and go real fast.
Who hooks you up? Dave North at Nelson Creek Skateboards and Cheapskates.
Fav all time skateboarder? Probably Chris Miller but there’s way too many to list.
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched? AntiHero Skateboards Tent City, it had some pretty good Hewitt footage.
Listening to music while skating? — What tunes? To tell the truth I think it’s pretty distracting, I listen to some dub if I’m just cruising round.
Tight or loose trucks? Loose so I can turn good and not fall off.
Worst skating injury? Breaking my arm.
Current setup? Nelson Creek old school shape with the only trucks (149 Indys) and Flyns Bones SPFS.
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include? Coconut, pineapple, mango, fruit, meat, lots of water and bacon with onions.
What are you going to be doing in 5 years? Skating bowls, pools, and hopefully some vert, and just go surfing all the rest of the time
Any final words? Cheers!