American Brad Cromer is a pro for the Krooked Skateboards team, and is also sponsored by HUF Footwear, Brixton, Florida’s Shred Shed Skateshop, Spitfire and Thunder. Perhaps the highlight of his career so far has been his parts in his own independent video Lo-Fi presented by Krooked Video, released in 2012 and also featuring Brendan Carroll, Joey Ragali, Jonathan Ettman and Pang.
Having been an am at Krooked for nearly eight years, appearing in videos including Naugty (2008) and Krook3d (2010), he finally turned pro for the company in 2013. Other standout parts from Brad include appearances in independent films such as Skate FL 1 (2004), Holy Cow (2008), Skate FL 2 (2008), Coffee Bean (2009) and Shape Deuce (2011).
Ben was born on 9th July 1987 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. After first picking up a board, he learnt what skateboarding was all about from videos such as Maple’s Black Cat and Zero’s Misled Youth (both from 1999) and Alien Workshop’s Photosynthesis (from 2000), as well as old 411s and ON videos. His current boss at Krooked Mark Gonzales was also a big inspiration.
Ben’s snap abilities are incredible, but he always keeps it calm and smooth, as demonstrated by his impressive pro part for Krooked, edited by Dan Wolfe. The company’s fun, low-budget vibe suits Ben well – he says that the funniest trip he has ever been on was for Naugty, which was filmed entirely on digi-cams by Sam Salganik.