Danny Brady


Some are fast, some are smooth. Very few are both. Danny Brady in one of those few. Pushing with zest, his lengthy lines and ability to 180 out the hard way makes his parts different and appealing. Able to skate pretty much whatever he comes across and improvise on the spot makes his coverage look different from others, but also slightly more hairball and beautifully sketchy. With a precise control and smoothness that can only come from an English skater, his quiet demeanor is often the subject and maybe even provocation for assault by famed photographer Giovanni Reda. Whatever the reason, he says little but skates as much as he can no matter where he is. One minute he'll be in England, the next in LA or NYC, skating the local parks and streets with friends. Each of his parts shows the natural progression of someone who loves what he's doing and only has himself to "beat", if you will. Never traveling without his tea set, he has his rituals and keeps them, maybe as a semblance of normalcy to home during the long months he spends on the road.



What is your full name, your age, and where do you come from?
Danny Brady, I’m 31 and I’m from Blackpool a seaside town in the North West of England

How long have you been skating?
More than half my life

Which skaters inspired you the most growing up, and which inspire you today?
I always liked the old element videos.  I liked Tim O Connor a lot.  Used to love that bit in Third Eye View where he skates the mini ramp.  “Water, air, earth, wind, fire”.  Also all the old Transworld videos. Stevie Williams. Danny Montoya..  And these days I do like watching new stuff but re watching the stuff I just mentioned is still the best.

What does your perfect day look like?

What are you bumping on the jambox at a good session?

How do you feel about Instagram/social media and skateboarding?

What is a bad habit you need to kick?
Putting off what I can do today ‘til tomorrow. Too many times I’ve said I’ll come back to get a trick and by the time I get back the spots gone.

Favorite place skateboarding has taken you, and place you want to travel to the most?
China was pretty amazing. I recommend everyone to try and get out of their comfort zone and go and experience a big change in culture. And a trip I would like to do is Vietnam.

How did you get your spot on Lakai?

Who is your favorite Lakai rider, past or present?
(Anthony) Pappalardo

What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t skating for a living?
I’d like to think I was that in love with skating that if I wasn’t actually doing it I would be involved in the industry. It has been so important to my happiness I can’t imagine working in any other industry

Favorite thing about riding for Lakai?
Good people and of course free shoes ; )

Any last words?