How lucrative is it to be a pro skater in the UK?

Careers advisor?

10 Likes

well i just finished first year of uni. that was always the main plan lol, pro skating just seemes like a cool idea but yeah ive changed my mind on it.

Also it’s not a question of simply ‘selecting’ to be a professional skateboarder. You could have all the tricks, down the biggest stairs, but have the worst style, or be a bit of a dickhead, or dress like a muppet. Then no sponsor will touch you

4 Likes

Could be wrong, mind.

Please post a ‘sponsor me’ tape and we’ll be able to tell pretty quick if you’ve got what it takes.

I know there are a few team managers and people in the know that lurk on here

2 Likes

Do you not think pro skating changed it mind on you? rather than the other way around. Post a clip

4 Likes

If it wasn’t for the stress…

image

3 Likes

Troll surely

5 Likes

If you are real. Not a cat in hells chance my friend.

1 Like

“Yeah so I’d just finished my first semester and decided I was going to be a porn star, I had it all sorted and was definitely going to do it but then someone said Id have to work Tuesdays and that’s a dealbreaker for me so I decided I’d just go and work in Greggs”

4 Likes

Ignore all this advice - none of us ever made it at pro level so now we’re all just jaded and angry at the industry that let us down.

Follow your dreams kid

4 Likes

Start your own company and put yourself on as a pro. Plenty of space for another board company out there.

5 Likes

lmao i just started skating recently i dont hv any insane tricks tbh, the pro skater route i was thinking could happen many years down the line cus im super into it rn and thought it was an interesting idea to look into

mhm yeah, i changed my mind on it. it was just an interesting idea i had, to be honest i only started a month or so ago and i think im progressing quite quickly plus i also rlly enjoy skate culture so it just seemed like a career path at some point.

judging off the replies tho, it doesnt seem that fun worrying about money and sponsors and contracts and whatnot

Ed Selego went pro something ridiculous like 3 years after starting, which I always found impressive

2 Likes

Lmao just let it fall into place bro, it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. Who knows, this time next year you and Andy Roy could be hosting a podcast together

4 Likes

Japanese pro skater and or scaffolder?

6 Likes

Just send a letter out to everyone important in the U.K. industry with your trick list, telling them you are inviting offers for sponsorship. See how that goes?

#andymac

5 Likes

Lol.
To be fair to @Ezekiel it has created a good thread.
Hello to you mate and welcome to forum.
We’re all (nearly) old as hell.

4 Likes

Herrick wrote a letter to Mambo with a tricklist written out and got sponsored so it works

3 Likes

Terry Kennedy was even quicker than that I think but you probably shouldnt use him as an archetype

5 Likes