Thursday, 30 December 2010

AfroThunder: The Lost Tapes

Quite a while back Thunder gave me 10 or so of his tapes to search through for stuff I could use. I ended up finding a wealth of unused footage, and only just got round to making something out of it, so here it is. All filmed around the summer of 2009 I believe, featuring just about all OG goon locals. Next time you see Thunder give him a nudge to get his camera out more often

Monday, 27 December 2010

A Bit Of Out Of Date Trivia

Compiled this ages ago but never published it, way to late for this to be that interesting really but for anyone who knows Wet Sussex well enough, here's a few random facts you may not have known about it...


The first and last tricks filmed for the vid were at the same place. The first was Phil's nosemanual at Worthing park in November 2006. The reason it is in black and white is because Liam forgot to change the exposure when the sun came out. The last trick was Jake Snelling's 360 transfer at the same park a few weeks after the premier.

The last trick filmed before the premier was Finn's cab over the planter, filmed 2 days before the showing. Liam's switch flip at Newman was 3 days before.

The shot in the credits of everyone sitting at Bercy, Paris was at 3am. Everyone missed their train back to London and had to find somewhere to sleep after trying to stay in the train station for as long as possible. Bercy was decided as the safest spot out of all they'd visited on the trip.

Mark's fakie flip at the same spot was at 2am a couple of nights earlier.

Will and Chard weren't working on parts at first, until a discussion the night before the first trailer was released. They agreed then to work on parts if their names were added in.

Finn was originally going to have a guest appearance in Ollie's part, but when he started to get too much usable footage to fit in, it was agreed to work towards a full part.

The statue that Brad Knight jumped off in the credits was in Paris just 3 days into being there. It was 12 feet tall and wound Brad up in hospital at 4 the next morning. He was on crutches for 6 weeks afterwards.

Phil christened the trick he did down the Macba 4 the Hat Trick, and had been claiming it for months beforehand.

For the intro shot of 'Wayoutfilms' being written on the wall, it was found later that the writing wasn't visible enough, and so had to be thickened and reanimated in the edit.

Chard's song was originally used for Phil's part. After scrapping that and 8 or so other rough edits, Phil's song was finally chosen

The van you can see in the background of Finn's last trick was parked at the bottom of the stairs upon arrival. Finn proceeded to climb through a slightly open window and take the handbrake off, while others pushed the van out of the way.

The name for the vid came from a brainstorm whilst sitting in a car. When trying to come up with names based on local places, Will handed Liam a road map and accidentally said 'Here's a map of wet sussex'

The story behind Liam grabbing the voucher in the credits is that Ollie had won three pairs of shoes earlier that day in the Vans GSD jam at the Lagoon, and put one up to whoever could switch flip King Alfred 5 first out of Liam and Dave

Phil's intro was filmed by his name being written into a puddle of barbecue sauce in a bath, water being poured over it, and the footage being reversed.

Will's Friday Ad placement was real, but nobody called to make an offer

There were 2,248 clips captured for use over the course of filming.

At the premier, the film started glitching 5 minutes in. This was because it was playing off a laptop and the file took up half of its 25gb hard drive. Luckily there was a backup DVD version on standby.

"Oh Wow You Have An Iphone? Let me Suck Your Dick!"

Willy G has been hard at filming over the festive period, and has put together another rad little edit from our few trips out in the last week or two, filmed using a phone. What is the word coming to?

Monday, 20 December 2010

Did you ever wonder what happened to Jereme Rogers?



...and yes he's 100% serious. If you want to laugh a bit more about it have a read of this, on a blog you should be visiting regularly anyway

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Save Bay66 Skatepark

The Westway Development Trust are seeking planning permission to turn the area the skatepark is situated, under the A40, into a garden centre and office space. Their reasoning behind this "The Skatepark does not serve needs of the local youths". How stupid this is and how important this park is to the UK scene is obvious, so have some sense and sign this petition to try and drill some sense into the the cvnts that be.

Petition

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

I Am Stoked On This

This certainly made me laugh. A little bit of Barrat footage put together by Ginge. Seems he's chucking stuff up on his own channel as well now so subscribe!


Gingeee1000




Monday, 6 December 2010

A Load Of Ransom Shit

A rad little edit of unseen footage of Uckfield killer Matt Ransom. Filmed by Drew Marsden and edited by Al Hodgson

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A Year Through The Eyes Of...

10 minutes worth of random shit Will Greenfield has picked up using his fancy iPhone thing over the last year or so, edited by the man himself. Highly entertaining

Friday, 3 December 2010

A Little Drawing Boards

Skating may be furthest from your mind in this weather at the moment, or maybe the opposite, but here's something to get the brain going again. If anyone didn't notice the recent short burst of everybody round here riding the same boards, no it wasn't fracture for once, it was these guys...



Drawing Boards has been growing fast as a company and a team over the last couple of years, and with them especially making an impact round these parts, I had a few words with man at the helm Ad McEvoy to give a little more insight into what's behind it all.



Give us a brief low-down of what Drawing Boards is about
Drawing Boards is about fun, friends, individuality, creativity, sharing and learning .. Basically we are trying to do positive stuff for skateboarding be it getting involved with councils or hooking up open minded skaters and sponsoring events . We try to bring stuff out that is a bit different to the norm and treat the kids good.
In fact it's become abit of an obsesion .. It's in my brain all day everyday .. Not quite sure where I finish and Drawing Boards begins these days haha



What made you want to start a board company?
Me and my boyard Cyberknacks (Si) started making garms for our company "Coping" about 10 years back . After 5 years we'd sold thousands of T'shirts (which was pretty unexpected) . So we had some funds and thought we'd give making decks a go .. After all that was where our passion really was ...Peeps were backing us from what we'd done before which was rad .. Also missed nearly three years of skating from having ops on both my legs so I had a bit of time on my hands haha . It's all just grown from there ..

Who's on the team? What's so special about each of these characters?
Jak Tonge .. Silky moves , the nicest kid ..
Isaac Miller.. Pop for days and humble steeze ..
Jerry Wilson .. Out there with the best style ever ..
Potter .. Potters just Potter .. one of a kind .. Handrail monster ..
Elliot Rowe .. Mannie master .. So out of control yet so in control

Jak Tonge Hits a nosegrind in Crawley on a little
filming mission. Shot by Smay
You're currently filming for the first video. How's all that going? What can we expect?
Well the dudes above pushing themselves .. We basically want it to be a vid that's not too short and not too long . One which will hype you out before you go skating .. Easy to watch with good music .. Like a good skate vid should be haha .. But of course with the Drawing Boards vibe ..

Give us a story from one of the filming missions?
Have to be being woken up on a golf course in Leeds by an angry grounds keeper .. It went something along the lines of "Get your piece of s**t van out of my drive and get the f**k off my land" haha ...





What were you doing on a golf course?
Trying to get some shut eye haha .. We used to go on crazy tours which involved sleeping in fields , forests and on golf courses .

Potter stretches his lofty frame onto a tall Croydon rail. By Smay
Where did the name for the Leaky Quiche tour come from?
Your good self making a fuss about buying a quiche which ended up all over peeps shoes decks and the car .. Kept us all pretty amused mind you .. Good tour that .. And while I'm here thanks for the help with the filming man ..

What's Elliott's house like?
Hipster's paradise .. Don't wanna talk about it haha .. Although it has got a pool table now .. That's pretty rad eh ..

There's a heavy basis on artwork, which you do yourself. What Influences your graphics?
I've always been into drawing from a tot .. Our family never had a TV so I use to read a lot of books with pictures in 'em . My older brother use to make up stories that he'd draw as he spoke .. Guess that was my earliest influence .. Growing up skating in the early 90's , artwork was a big part of of it all .. These days there's so much stuff out there, so a lot of thought goes into what we're gonna bring out , if it's been played out what's the point ? For every graphic that's released there's five to ten that usually just sit in the pad , on the hard drive or get painted onto an old deck . The ideas usually get thrown back 'n forth between Si and myself until we come up with the goods .. Then I draw the finished ideas . Ego stifles creativity , we both criticise each other's ideas to come up with something we're both happy with and is different to what everyone else is doing . Being an artist you have the ability to put questions or ideas into peoples heads which is something I try to take on board too .. If I keep babbling on I may have to grow a moustache , move to Shoreditch and buy a fixie .. What's next ? Haha

Some boards past and present, along with the popular Circus colourways



Where are you based?
We are based in Croydon and we sponsor skaters around Surrey as well as Brighton , London , Croydon and Portsmouth


Croydon local Jerry WIlson pops in for a quick visit to Crawley skatepark. Nollie inward heel. Photo:Smay



What's your connection to the Brighton scene?
Always been down with the fact that there's so many skaters in Brighton .. When we started selling in Stevie's shop he suggested we hooked someone from the area up .. Isaac was the obvious candidate .. After meeting him properly we decided he was the man for the job .. Now Stevie's shops gone we are down to keep hooking him up ..

Local boy Isaac boots a lofty front shove while taking 8th place at the UK Championships earlier this year. Pic by James Head

Where can we buy your product down here now that Stevie's is gone? 
We sell our stuff in Ocean sports next to Goon ..

What's the Aussie connection?
Yep It's pretty mad that we are in Oz .. I went over there a number of years back to meet my estranged family haha . On the way I met a certain young gangster Donny "Fuggin" Fraser who some years later I entrusted with the running of the company Oz sides .. The team is really active over there getting busy doing demos on the East Coast and that .. Dope seeing them get mag coverage too ..




Australian rider Darth gets profiled in Slam Magazine with a gnarly front feeble

What's coming up in the near future? What do we have to be excited about?
Sponsoring the Crossfire Jam next week with some of the boys repping .. New graphics in the plan too .. Want to try an get an exhibit popping next year ..Along with some lil' edits while we slug on with the vid itself ... Some mini tours ... In fact there should be a fair bit of new stuff but you'll have to tune in to find out ...

Balance boy Elliot gets interrupted on his two-wheeled cruise to the vintage market by a small stairset and has to tre flip them. Seq by Smay again

Keep an eye on this place or the DB sites for further updates, videos, products and more

Blog updated on the regs - thedrawingboards.blogspot.com

Main site with product, team, photos an' all - www.thedrawingboards.com

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Windmill 10!

A long time in the making, featuring places far and wide, a bunch of idiots and a bit of skateboarding, that thing people round here used to do



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_qe4WJLk9g

Starring:

Mongo Steeze
Lil' Jake
Barrat's face
Jack Stintburger
AfroFundar
Deck Starrr
That sexy guy we used to bum
Will Girlfriend
Phil Gent
Dave Edmonds
Joe Ripley Bear
Tom Funfair
Teaaaaague
Waltman's face
Harvey Saunders
BarratLOL
Jon Dryer
Patchwork
Lorraine Kelley
Seb Mallet
Jake Wisdomovahedi
Aaron Revel
Gift
Nasher
O'malley's face
Tevez's face
Rupert
Quantum of Wallace
Garyyyy
Felix Brownpants
Tyler the Chinese Dog
Ferghal's face
Sunny's shoe

Thanks to Sirus.

Go Skate!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sorry...

again for the lack of updates. Gonna have a few interesting things up in the next few days. In the mean time check these two vids, pimped these guys out on here before but here's some more genius. Cassetteboy





http://www.youtube.com/user/cassetteboy

Friday, 5 November 2010

Street Dreams

Sure some of you have heard of this. Well it finally came out on dvd. Paul Rodriguez suffers the wrath of cops, parenting and Rob Dyrdek on an epic journey in the quest to land the infamous tre flip crooked grind. A very painful 90 minutes to endure but we know you're gonna watch it.


http://vidreel.com/video/OTIwMzYy/

Thursday, 4 November 2010

R.I.P Another Skateboard Shop

Sorry for the lack of updates, just got my computer back from the hospital where it's been on life support for the last few weeks. Back on it as of now, starting with this...
Always wanted to do an editorial bit on here, despite the fact the cool guys will probably laugh at me in the playground. This seems like a fitting subject.
The age old SOS vs chainstore/online shopping wankfest argument gets brought back to light again whenever a local shop sadly passes away. Older heads get high and mighty while kids look gormlessly at them wondering what the big deal is. Guess explaining it would be a good place to start. I always use the Tesco analogy.
Suppose your Dad owns a local high street butchers; top quality meat from the local farmers, helps shoppers out with deals, orders in anything people ask for specially. Then Tesco sets up shop next door with their big freezer full of processed cow brains and suddenly people go there instead because 'Ooh, it's cheaper, and I can buy my car insurance at the same time'. Not long before boom, Dad's out of a job, along with all the local farmers.
And this is how it works in skateboarding. Try going in Route One and asking if you can tick a deck till next week; to knock a fiver off for some shoes; to give you someones number to show you round the local spots; to give you some old parts to make a setup for you little brother. The list goes on. There's more to a shop than how many Nikes and Antwaun Dixon boards they stock.
Local skateboard culture doesn't get progressed by people being completely passive with it, taking what they want to be the coolest without giving anything back. They're the reason the shops close down, shit parks still get built, members of the public give you so much shit when you skate street. They're the reason the local scene has dwindled so much, the heated sessions have stopped, the familiar faces are getting fewer and fewer and the goon is full of glory hunting posers that use their board as a fashion accessory, if they even have one.
Don't get me wrong, it goes the other way too. There's only so many times you can trek into town to your local shop only to find it closed in the middle of the day (Sorry Stevie but I heard this a depressing amount of times). But a skate shop isn't there to slave to you, it can't support you if you don't support it. And if you do, it will pay you back. I don't see Route One doing much for the scene. They don't need to, they'll get by with their scooter sales and overpriced jeans. And now what. No more Drawing Boards, Witchcraft, no support for the local scene vids, no community. But oh well, the Fracture video was pretty good, they've got a sick team. Oh wait...
So if you want to stop shit like this happening take a minute to think about what skateboarding has given you, stop asking 'When are the lights coming?','Where can I download X new video for free?','When's the Level getting rebuilt?' and think about giving back. 'The new park down the road is crap'. Well were you at the meetings? 'The goon is so boring these days'. Well fuck off somewhere else then. And think about what your money and your actions are doing for the community you are a part of.
Thanks for reading.

Disclaimer: This is not a holier-than-thou rant and I do not see myself as some great example of how to act, far from it. I had a load of thoughts that I thought were worth sharing, and wanted to make people think a bit further into what they do. Also this is not a direct attack on the workers in Route One Brighton, but I'm sure you guys know how it goes down at head office in your company.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Shirts and Signatures

Got a limited amount of Another tshirts left. £10, full details a few posts down. Gimme a shout to grab yours! Here's what's left...

Black large
Black small
Black small
Red X large
Red large
Red small
Blue small
Blue large
Blue large
White/white X large
White/Green small


ALSO the lighting petition is going well, but there's still a long way to go. I don't want to send this to the relevant parties until we have maybe a couple hundered more names on there. Please spread it around, show your friends, post on facebook etc etc, and let's get this going again!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

And Now...

...the moment you've all been waiting for. Michael 'Ginge' Whitcombe provides ten more minutes of hammers in the long awaited All Killer No Filler 4




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJohMMYOEdA



Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Words of Wallace

Dave Wallace treats us to his unique lingo in this little interview over at Crossfire mag

http://www.caughtinthecrossfire.com/skate/dave-wallace/

Monday, 27 September 2010

Another Tees

Just got these in from good old Chris over at Vektor - 40 Another Skateboard Shop Tshirts.

On sale now for just £10. . Will be in the shop soon, but for now give me a shout if you want one - email

All profits will go to directly to Stevie Thompson and the shop. Show your support for your local skate scene and your local SOS

Limited colours and sizes so get on it quick! Also any suggestions of different colourways / ideas will be appreciated for the next run. Hoodys will come soon!




White on white, blue , black, green on white, grey, red, black.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

SIGN THIS NOWWWWWWW

Don't know why we didn't think of this before. Let's make it happen! Lights at The Goon. Sign this shit and spread it around, when I've got enough I'll send it off to the appropriate people, once I've found out who that is. Additional comments are always helpful, but please keep them sensible and thought out, as otherwise I will just have to delete your signature, so your support will not be counted!

http://www.petitiononline.com/hllights/petition.html

Show your support!
Thankyou

Monday, 20 September 2010

And Another...

Montage overload. The third in Drew Marsden's amazing series of edits, Elle Est Tombée

Hubert...

Good old Ed's off to uni this week, so as a parting gift he's kindly uploaded an edit of all the best bits he's filmed since LA last year. Featuring all the usual heads and some sick skating

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Ollie Ball footage? Really?

Yes you heard right, the one and only OKB has uploaded a new montage. Unfortunately, it's not new footage, but you can't have it all.

4 minutes of random shit filmed over summer 2009, enjoy...

Friday, 17 September 2010

Drawing Boards Tour

As some of you may know I had the privilege of joining the guys from Croydon's Drawing Boards on their 9 day filming mission to get footage for their upcoming full length. Was an amazing experience passing through London, Croydon, Portsmouth, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Brighton and Essex. Plenty of bangers went down that you'll get to see in the vid some time in the future, but until then feast your eyes on this offcuts edit from everything else we filmed.

Featuring Jak Tonge, Isaac Miller, Jerry Wilson, Elliot Rowe, Ad McEvoy, Ranny Ransom and myself.
Check out the site for the latest news and graphics and if you're stoked head down to Stevie's and pick up a fresh new piece of wood

www.thedrawingboards.com

Friday, 10 September 2010

Step Up

Aaron Suski, year 2000, 3 am, full of whisky and beer, churchill square lipslide.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Ham Jam 2010!

Absolute chaos in Shoreham bowl last Sunday. Big thanks to Geaordie and everyone nvolved in making it happen. Now go and drop the deep end you pussy.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Windmill Wednesday # 9

The latest collection of complete dicks and skateboard tricks. Been all over the place maaaate. Gave myself ender but fuck it



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28LEFvybUNA

Featuring -
Remi, Toby Swellton, Mr Nosegrind, Ben Funnyclit, Inti Beermat, Handsome Ransom, Jack Stunton, Wheelie Greenfield, Badman Barrat, Joe Ripleybear, Tenacious Teague, Frost, Luke Etkin Bellend, Rupert Cheeseman, Jake Snelling, Fighting Pikeys, Gavkins, Oscar Wolfstroker, Manly Martyn Harman, Tyler Parrs R Us, Thunderboi, Theo Flipmaster, Lorraine Kelly, Martin The Canadian Dude.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Vintage Level

Alan Glass Has been kind enough to upload some older level edits of his, featuring any number of OG level skaters and plenty of amazing skating. Well well worth your time.









Stay Gold Hype

Out soon, gonna be absolutely ridiculous

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Is dat Tony 'awk?

Couple weeks ago now but if you haven't seen it; Birdman and Jesse Fritsch killing the bowl in Shoreham

Friday, 6 August 2010

The Question Remains

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Crawley Summer Skate Jam 2010 – August 14th

Yes, this year's Crawley comp is going to be taking place on Saturday the 14th. Kicking off at Midday with comps for 15 & under and 16 & over. Click the poster below for all the details and get your comp lines polished off.
Rumour has it Oscar is going to flip off the K2 centre.


Monday, 2 August 2010

Travel more.

A little edit by Rich Pullinger of Matt Ransom and friends skating Belgium a couple weeks back.

Three days in Belgium from Richard Pullinger on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Dr Tech Episode 2

More classic education

Monday, 26 July 2010

Spare ten minutes?

Funniest shit I've read in a long time

http://people.ambrosiasw.com/~andrew/funny/bloodcyber.html

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Birdman

For the unfortunate who missed Tony Hawk and fellow vertically inclined chaps' display in Brighton on Wednesday, here's Sidewalk's documentation of the day.



Saturday, 24 July 2010

...


Rad.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Bit of Visual

New montage from Fearghal, subscribe here




The first installment of Doctor Tech, Darren and Andy's Freestyle public information series



Andy's channel

Windmill #9 coming very soon...

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Manny Mania 2010

Bit late but here's this year's edits, by Andy Evans as always. Congrats to Will who got to the final as always.



Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Goon Comp

Saturday's comp was a fair success despite most people missing it due to it starting at about 5 in the morning. Thanks to Luke, Mick and whoever else was involved in making it happen.

Results;

Under 13s - 1st Dan Reynolds
                  2nd Lil' Jake
                  3rd Tyler Parr

13-16 - 1st Jack Stinton
            2nd Jake Clayton
            3rd Remi Anabtawi

Best trick - Oscar Sullivan

Over 16s - 1st Liam Teague
                2nd Patch Sullivan
                3rd Ollie Smith

High Ollie Comp - Ollie Smith (Omg)

All photos by Jon Salariya



Monday, 5 July 2010

Monday, 28 June 2010

Apparently

...there's some sort of comp going on this Saturday at the Goon. Can't find any info online, council run shit I think but come down, if it sucks we can kick off.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Wild In The Streets

Emerica's WITS event last Sunday. Keep watching to see Louis Antoine with a real banger down London Bridge 10


More Skate Videos >>

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Elle Est Tombée: Volume 2

The second edit in the series filmed round a load of weird places.

Featuring Jake Millott, Mitch Wheeler, Rich West, Rupert Antoine, Louis Antoine, Liam Kearley, Damo Graham, James Potts, Matt Ransom, Josh Ransom, Martyn Firth, Jake Snelling, Andrew Doyle, Finn Casey Night and some other people.

Filmed and Edited by Drew Marsden.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Shoreham Footagé, Monsiéur?

Some of what's been going on since the amazing new park opened in Shoreham.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRx-d-_bI_8


Skating in order of appearance -

Stevie Thompson
Rich West
Matt Ransom
Mike Allison
Tom Lawson
Geordie
James Gnarler
Rupert Antoine
Jake Clayton
Linden Pomeroy
Angus Rogers
Dan Wallis
Tyler Parr
Gav Croucher
Sam Ibekwe
Seb Wakefield
Liam Teague
Nick Worthington
Jack Stinton
Dirt
Harry Lammas
Josh Manderson
Questions
Jake Snelling

Filmed by Liam Teague and Michael 'Ginge' Whitcombe, with thanks to Will McCleland. Edited by Liam Teague. More soon!

Monday, 24 May 2010

10,000 stones

Video in the making by Jackson Neil and Jon Salariya. If this trailer is anything to go by it should be sick!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Bash Skateboards

A load of footage from Brighton circa 1991, the Bash montage from the Deathbox video. Thanks to Matt R for submitting it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDENPaoLKf8

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Here's

...that letter a few of you asked me to scan. Shame there's so many people with such uneducated views on this stuff. Whatever

Monday, 17 May 2010

Fearghalvision

So the other day some kid bought a camera off some other kid and this is the result
Made by Fearghal Burrows, and featuring a few hammers



http://www.youtube.com/user/burrows4594

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Shore -ummmmmmm!!

As you surely know, Saturday saw the official opening of Shoreham bowl, while the fence to the street course was taken down yesterday as well. We'll do our own edit as soon as, and there's a bunch of photos and vids on the site in the mean time. Get down there and shout at some scooters!

The Berrics

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Hmmmmm pt. 2

Still not much new material to post. Apparently Shoreham bowl is already open, and the street section should hopefully be done by next weekend or so. So expect plenty of new footage to be about soon. In the mean time this needs to be seen

http://www.flipskateboards.com/media_videos_rowley.html

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Bloody Hell

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Hmmmm...

Not had much to post this last couple weeks. Was due to be heading off to catch a plane to Majorca in about an hour but that's now up in smoke (or volcanic ash). Trying to sort out a spur of the moment minivan trip round England though so hopefully will have a little edit for ya when we get back.

Managed this (again) on Wednesday


Shoreham's coming on with only a few weeks to go. Pretty interesting update on the site. Also if anyone got last weeks Shoreham or Steyning Herald (8th), have a read of the letter I got printed in there answering to some of the close minded Nimbys round here. Or I'll scan it if anyone asks.

And yes, Matt Chard has retired. But it was his birthday yesterday so it balances out.

Next post will have more content

x

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Make Friends With The London Crew

Been a packed Easter Weekend with Sunday bringing the premiere of Blueprint's newest visual offering, so of course we didn't pass up the chance to go and see it.
Headed up on Friday for 2 days of unsuccessful skating, ripped shoes, twisted ankles, willy grinds, grandmas, suggestive sausages, uncooked eggs, shit lines, farts and snoring.
Picked up slightly on Sunday with the jam at South bank up first. Smith took the unsponsored ollie comp as he should have. The stunt in question can be seen in this vid of the jam, along with Liam in there somewhere.

http://video.mpora.com/watch/qV5jEFigs


More Skateboarding >>


After all that was off to Leciester Square to suck some industry dick and watch some sick skating. A short review from what I can remember -

Shier's footage was the best he's put out in a fair while
Marty didn't have enough footage but what he did get was golden
Kevin Coakley had some gnarly slams and some even gnarlier makes
Neil Smith should've had curtains. Fucking gnarboots
Baines had last part. If you're a fan you definitely won't be disappointed
Everyone else had solid parts, though I think they could've afforded to be a little less selective
Editing was a lot simpler / less arty, which will please some of you. LAF seemed better edited in my opinion


http://video.mpora.com/watch/lEXHsEc9f



After party was nuts. Gayed out hard with people we recognised and generally had a riot. Nearly concluded with a bare knuckle box between Liam and Olly Todd.


Smith had a liiiiitle too much to drink...


All in all a great time, topped off by getting to see the Blueprint team in action at Emsworth skatepark on Tuesday. Magee was around filming so some footage should pop up on here in the near future

Bonus shots -