Brofile #7: Zak Mclean
Welcome the first post of Brofile. Since we realised we were quickly running out of potential groms in Christchurch, we decided to change the name from Grom of the Month so we can continue our shoot and rider profile to riders of all ages and backgrounds.
To kick things off we caught up with local ripper Zak Mclean and ventured around a few street spots in Christchurch. One thing I noted about Zak when he’s in front of the camera, he’s committed — he doesn’t give up. If he doesn’t land something, he keeps at it until it’s stomped, and stomped cleanly.
Here’s what Zak had to say for our quickfire questions:
Name: Zak Mclean
Regular or goofy? Regular
Fav local spot/skatepark: Washington Skate Park
Fav trick? Gotta love them kickflips
Street/Park/Bowl? — Why? Street, just love going to a spot and trying tricks nobody has done before.
Who hooks you up? Nobody
Fav all time skateboarder? NYJAH HUESTON
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched? Nyjah Hueston — Rise & Shine
Listening to music while skating? Hate it.
Tight or loose trucks? Loose
Worst skating injury? Probably chipped hip, or broken foot.
Current setup? Skategear deck, Thunder titanium lights, Bones STF wheels, Abec 7 black panthers.
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include? B.K. and Gatorade.
What are you going to be doing in 5 years? Hopefully skating.
Any final words? Ouuuutttttt.
Scroll on for some more sweet shots by Andy Brown…