Don't let the title fool you! Shane McGrane is a beast in the streets and he's been killing it since before I was even born. We caught up with Shane to talk about his his skating career, his most recent video part, and why exactly he coined himself the "unprofessional skateboarder". Dive in for 5 minutes of ripping and an interview with the man himself.
I’ve been skating for 27 years.
I grew up in Long Island and had a pretty solid crew of homies that skated around middle school years but for many of my younger years I skated by myself.
It’s kind of just a joke. Skateboarding is taken super serious which could take away from how much fun it is to do.
I don’t have a favorite pair of skate shoes. I’ll skate anything.
I don’t have a favorite skater. So many incredible skateboarders out there.
I’m rocking a black star skateboards deck on independent 139’s with 54 mm spitfires and Swiss bone ceramic bearings.
I’m currently getting flown boards from a company called “blackstar skateboards and am always open to other sponsorships.
Long Island skate scene is pretty cool but I enjoy skating in the city more because it’s so much more alive. Long Island has some gem spots that are awesome though.
My favorite skate spot is the seaport ledges downtown. Smooth flat ground to warm up and perfect angled iron ledges.
My favorite trick in the part is probably the ollie off the roof in the beginning of the part.
Yeah. There was a clip in the video that almost had 5 years worth of dust on it. Most of the footage was from 2 summers ago.
Feels good to get it out. I broke my ankle and it gave me enough time to try and put something together. I’m glad people have been enjoying it.
I don’t remember how many tries it took, but I don’t remember it being a long battle. Maybe within 30 tries?
The trick that gave me the hardest battle was the front smith grind on the high ledge at battery park.
I would say getting filmers and skaters motivated. Going out and filming is a production. It takes a lot to make a clip happen.
In the beginning of the year I started working on a video part with a filmer who used to live in NY but now lives in LA. I should have a full part in a video he’s making.
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