Neil Turner's incredible Nottingham scene video. Plenty more radness than just Alex Hallford's Fullpipe loop...
Featuring: Alex Hallford, Tommy May, Chris ‘Bambi’ Price, Adam Gaucher, Jordan Thackeray, Lewis Threadgold, Luke Humphries, Will Golding, Tom Shaw-Weston, Nick Hanson, Jacob Bettinson, Craig Smedley, Ian Rees and more.
A great intro clip featuring Alex warming up with a few lines on the Faelledparken vert ramp set the overall tone of the part - like a lot of Jackson’s clips, the part successfully mixes casual street / mess around footage (The nollie flip line, reminding me of Rogie’s purposeful nollie flip in his Magic Sticky Hand part) with some genuinely incredible clips (The body varial bowl line). This mix works due in part to Alex’s supremely laid-back style and trick selection, the consistently great soundtrack choices Jackson makes, as well as the vibe of Lovenskate itself.
Within the part are various lines and tricks that showcase Alex’s creativity - slappy nosegrinding to fakie into a bowl followed by the rarely seen fakie bigspin to blunt, the Livi Cab to Nosepick, as well as plenty of gnar - the Wonderland 5050, overturned vert backside air.
The ender takes one of the gnarliest tricks conceivable to one of the gnarliest spots (anyone who hasn’t seen Grant Johnstone’s slam off the side needs to watchDalriada!)
Alex earned a well-deserved pro nod after this part, although you’d be hard pressed to ignore his constant presence at every comp around Europe he can get to - Be sure to check out Jackson’sYou Slid Throughedit from their summer trip to Oregon / Washington!
When I realised that the two guys I was most looking forward to seeing in the video had a shared part, I was initially disappointed. Watching the part though, it makes sense to group these two together - both skate everything and have great, unique styles.
The transition footage is placed on an equal standing throughout the part, with no park section and minimal black and white footage (and even then the b/w footage is used throughout the video for intros etc)
Early on in the part is a great section at Tottenham where both bring a new approach and possible nbd’s to the spot (Zach’s lipslide transfer, Sam’s bluntslide to fakie over the doorway and one foot frontside pivot).
Sam is the more technical throughout, heelflipping out of Tailslides, a couple of great manual rolls, road gap Nollie 360 flip. Probably our favourite clip in the part is his switch front blunt at the venerable Gateshead quarter pipe spot, riding out through the pothole at the base of the ramp, switch.
Zach looks out of control in the best way possible, hitting various wallrides and non-spots. At one point slash grinding a transitioned car park wall on the run up to the actual trick as though it was an afterthought. Performs an incredible bluntslide at Livi down the escalator…
Great Euro trip edit from one of the best teams going, Madness hit up England, Germany, Austria and Spain over the summer. Featuring Sam Beckett, Alex Perelson, Clay Kreiner, Toby Ryan and Martino Cattaneo.
Wakefield's All Saints Yard held a jam this weekend with ramps build by various locals! Ben Powell was there to film Paul Watson, John Sykes, Aiden Blaymire, Liam Sproat, Roz, Ben Moulson, Victor Mputu and more.
Episode 2 of Kashif Saghar’s Transport Mondays clips, filmed exclusively at Glasgow’s incredible Transport Museum spot.
Featuring Mark Thompson, Kai Shannon, Cameron Lambie, Graham Anderson, Peter Lilly, Danny Aubrey, Phil Wilson, Rory Muirhead, Roddy Smith, Shug Duncan, Thomas Dijkstra, Kashif Saghar, Charles Myatt, Richard Levai, Donald Stewart, Alex Appleby, Jonny Paterson, Ross Zajac and Dan Hallam.
The first edit from Madness saw padless madman Clay Kreiner blasting out of increasingly preposterous pits, starting early with a serious combi transfer... A couple of no grab channel Kickflips / Heelflips, some proper follow filming from Chris Gregson (the line ending with a fakie flip!), a fakie Stalefish 720, and that's before even getting to the helmet + padless mega ramp section!
Maybe the most well-rounded part in our top ten, Ace Pelka's Skate Juice 2 begins with a street section which includes everything from switch crooks at Pier 7 to wallwalks, Nollie backside flips to ride on grinds... The second half of the part continues in a similar vein but with a transition slant and so many cool tricks. Fastplants, inverts and airs, alongside more technical tricks like nosegrinds and various shove it noseblunts, capped off with the switch front foot impossible noseblunt to end all switch front foot impossible noseblunts!
Creature saw fit to release a raw part to welcome Cody Lockwood to the team and it’s a heavy one! The part contain multiple tricks at Burnside that only he could make, with two on the big wall being particular standouts... A pair of pool sub box drop down combos, who does those? A couple of other pool tricks featuring Cody’s trademark tech and various large, crusty handrails round the part out - don’t get me started on the state of the slide on the ender...
Here’s the first trailer for Forde Brookfields Baghead 3 - more from Forde and Deerman in the next zine!
Baghead Crew are very proud to present their third full length video offering "BAGHEAD 3" aimed for a late 2019 worldwide release. We will be releasing part two of the trailer mid/late 2019 which will include the rest of the crew who are also working on full length video parts.
Featuring the skateboarding of Deer Man of Dark Woods, Alex Hallford, Pete Jamieson, Mike Simons, Joe Hinson, Cameron Linford, Jim Spencer, Jazz Wade and Samuel North.
Also featured are Stan Byrne, Kris Vile, Celio Santos, ACAB Carron, Ryan Guinn and Ryan Wright (legend status).
Alongside Joe Fleming, Shred Roe, Dominic Padgett, Jed Taylor, Cyrus Roberts, Big Boy and many more (currently not featured in the trailer).
Filmed and Edited by Forde Brookfield.
In association with Bob Rockfield Worldwide Cinema.
Read on to find out how filming for the video began, along with various amazing anecdotes from during filming, and get hyped for seeing the video (I know I am) through the review - both ably conducted by Dave Morgan whilst out in Croatia for the very first showing at the Vladimir Film Festival.
Photos from Harry Watson and Deimante Sprainaityte (Aaron Wilmot shot by Deimante seen here!)
I had this photo in mind from the beginning because I know for Ben, the bigger the ramp the more he can fly out the top. I’ve witnessed some pretty petrifying ones from Ben, including managing to hit his front and back wheels on the way whilst flying a few feet out, but that’s what makes him such a pleasure to watch and will have you not believing what he just got away with.
Barrier Kult's DMODW travelled over to the UK recently to film for Forde Brookfield's Baghead 3 (more on that soon...). Therefore, this week's throwback is the classic Barrier Kult Horde video from 2004, reupped in full by Forde.
The Route One Team headed to South Africa earlier this year to check out the Johannesburg Skateistan park as well as the Indigo Skate Project. Have a watch to see Jordan Thackeray, Sam Beckett, Daryl Dominguez, Dylan Hughes and a host of locals tearing up the parks!
A Leeds DIY spot profile featuring Blinky and Jordan Kaye shot by Paul Graham,
Limerick has Seoul: Limerick heads in Korea shot by John Finucane featuring Cian Eades, Jamie Fairbrother, Danny Shorrt and Luke Shortt alongside Daniel Hochman and Asher Stringer,
An interview with South Wales' Ben Morris shot by Alan Harris,
A gallery section featuring Jake Collins, Sam Pulley, Adam Gaucher, Ben Baldwin, Tom Murphy, David Conrads, Damian Sobota, Josh Rounding, Harry While, Shane Quinn, Cal Dawson and Josh Hastings. Photographers are; Tom Bailey, Tom Quigley, Tom Sparey, Mr Bookwood, Danny Parker, Kurb Junki and Owen Strachan,
and Tent Shitty, an article by Steve Bega documenting the Dude Club's avoidance of NASS Weekend, featuring Tibs, Dean Lawrence, David Ransom, Johnny Harrison, Craig Pollock, John, and Martin Stiffin.
RWTB / Welcome Skate Store are holding a Go Skate Day Jam at the new Leeds DIY next Saturday. Check the flyer below as well as Chris Pope’s recent edit from the spot, then maybe refresh your memory of the dudes’ previous build The Dustbowl from our edit below all that!
The House Skatepark held a rad jam at the weekend to celebrate 20 years in the game from both them and Death Skateboards! Check the gallery featuring Ben Broyd, Blinky, Jono Coote, Sox, Moggins, Jozef Szklaruk, Joe Fleming and more by clicking the image below.
Chris Pope released a new edit from the latest Leeds DIY spot featuring Blinky, James Foster, Lois Pendlebury, Brendan Watson, Dead Dave, Nathan Wood, Harley, Josh Rose, Chris Pope, Jordan Kaye, Lee Rozee, Laurie O’ Hara, Martyn Hill and Dave Tyson.
Chris Gregson’s latest Masher clip for Thrasher sees every bit of Washington Street get sessioned, with a particular focus on the weirder sections + the oververt corner, obviously... featuring too many heads to list, but Tom Remillard’s and Chris Cope’s bits are particularly good!
Here’s Chris Varcadipane’s Surroundings video featuring full parts from Tony Ellis, Josh Love and Jake Selover as well as cameos from Kevin Kowalski, Ben Raybourn, David Gravette and many more Northwest heads. Via Thrasher.
Chris Varcadipane released another in his Friends series, some great Cody Lockwood footy in here...
Featuring: David Gravette, Ben Raybourn, Kevin Kowalski, Woofie, Trevor Ward, Chris Gregson, Oudalay Philavanh, tom schaar, Mason Merlino, Preston Harper, Cairo Foster, Mark Red Scott, Al Partanen, Binger, Cody Lockwood, Anakin Senn, Frank Richardson, Jake Selover, Cj Collins, Gabe Saxon and Tony Hawk.
Part 4 of Hell Yeah Son's Euro trip sees Rob Jones and Judd Otene rip various amazing-looking DIY's, including; Mechelen DIY, Belgium, Neuehrenfeld, Cologne, North Brigade, Cologne, Mr Wilson Bowl, Kassel and Helmbrechts Bleed, Bavaris.
New part from Joe Fleming via Baghead Crew! Joe hits up Jurassic Park DIY, various spots around Melton Mowbray, and street tranny in Coventry and Bedworth! So rad. Also featuring Moggins, Mike Simons, Forde Brookfield and more...
Creature released their latest video, featuring Darren Navarrette, David Gravette, Willis Kimbel, Chris Russell, Al Partanen, Taylor Bingaman, Ryan Reyes, Sam Hitz, Peter Raffin, Jimmy Wilkins, Milton Martinez, Cory Juneau, John Gardner, Truman Hooker, Josh Rodriguez, Allysha Le and Kevin Baekkel.
Here's Wintertide, our tie in edit for Adam Kay's interview in the latest zine. Featuring Adam Kay, Tom Cottam, Andre McKenzie, Joe Packman & Robert Sanderson sessioning various North West parks as well as Newbird!
Filmed and edited by Jake Powell for the ATB Collective.
Online now is the gallery section from Hangup Zine 4. Have a click through for plenty of radness from Alex Hallford, Ian Rees, Alfie Plaxton, Seaghan Crawley, Seamus O'Flaherty, Adam Gaucher and Liam Fitzsimmons.
Photos from Tom Quigley, Craig Maxwell, Rafael Bracke, John Finucane and Fraser Clarke.
With Jake Collins announcing he's leaving long time board sponsor Witchcraft, here's his excellent part for them from back in 2015. Plenty of ripping from around the UK, Europe and America, with the Crail Tailer at Exhibition Skatepark being a particular highlight!
Hoax released Volume 1 of their video. New Screech footage and the Zach Cusano closer are particularly great!
Featuring Skreech, Nick Peterson, Frank Shaw, Jaime Mateu, Donovan Rice, Jesse Cobb, Zach Cusano, Nic Rivera, Jordan Toledo, Woody Hayes, Brighty, Josh Kotlega, Shoota, Tony Chavez, Nasty, Alain Kortabitarte, Sergio Cadena, Ale Ferreri, Youngo, Maddie Collins, Izy Mutu, Henry Calmeyer, Pepe Nuñez, Pope, Torso, Jose Noro, Uzi Matsui, Izumi, Kupa, Christan Gonzales, Max Shrädder, Jason Parkes, Pedro Vivas, and Kevin Wenzke.
Here's Mark Kendrick Nollie Backside Flipping from the intro article in Document 66 from March 2007, shot by Percy Dean. Also up from this article is a Tom Harrison wallride fakie and Ollie Tyreman's Frontside Wallride revert from a Vans North East Trip shot by Kingy from Document 68, June 2007.
We just published Jono Coote's Why DIY Matters essay, first seen in Hangup Zine 4, read on for more of this -
"The last six months alone have seen Needleside, the Dust Bowl, Notts DIY, Mozzieland and probably more than I’m not aware of bite the dust. This isn’t just down to supermarket wars or opposing councils, of course – it is as much a reaction to the temerity of the DIY build, the implied idea that members of the public can just go in and take something, not just make it their own but open it to public use once again."
Accompanying the article are photos shot by Ashley Fletcher, Rob Salmon and Paul Graham.
Corner Store is Jono Coote's independent video featuring a crew of some of the most exciting to watch skaters from around the South including Sam Roberts, Stevie Thompson, Sox, Filippo Baronello, Jordan Thackeray and more.
The latest clip in Ride's Trannies series sees a heavy American crew see to parks around Malmo + the concrete bit of Wonderland - Kowalski's tricks there are amazing! Featuring Kevin Kowalski, CJ Collins, Tristan Rennie, Willy Lara, Roman Pabich and more. Filmed by Josh Henderson.
Vagrant released Jojo Heffington's part from their new video Cardboard Mansion, have a watch for plenty of pool-worship, rare Tailblocks and more, then head to the Transworld and Thrasher sites for Elijah Akerley's and Zane Timpson / Brendan Villanueva's sections respectively!
Couple of heavy sections in this latest Independent tour clip from Thrasher. Willis Kimbel at Burnside is (obviously) insane with the switch Egg, Erick Winkowski's obscurities on that Seattle vert ramp too! Plus Nolan Johnson and Matt Schlager cameos... can't wait for the next parts.
With the release of Antihero's The Body Corporate this week, as well as various Christchurch demo clips coming out alongside it, we thought we'd take it back to 2014's Destination Unknown. The Hewitt and Gerwer shared section is a particular highlight!
Boneless over and in from Raney's Heads interview in Thrasher 395, June 13 - shot by Xeno.
Dave Morgan's Manchester article and gallery from Hangup Zine 3 is up now, have a click through to read about dealing with the rain, the Pumpcage, DIY, transition prospects and more! The gallery features Joe O'Donnell, Keanu Robson, Farran Golding, Max Dos Santos, Ricky Davidson, Garry Woodward, Chris Barrett and more.
Blinky kicks things off with one of his signature Backside Ollies... | Photo: Jonny Long.
Last Sunday (25th June) marked the second fundraiser jam we've held at The Moon in recent years, but this time not just in aid of the spot itself but also for the skateboarding charity SkatePAL, who I'll be travelling out to volunteer with for a while at the end of the summer.
Backside Boneless for Gav and the other assembled light holders. | Photo: Craig Dodds.
Hi Rob, can you give us your vital info? Where'd you grow up skateboarding, who do you normally skate with?
Hi my name is Rob Jones, I'm ginger in case you can't tell in the photos and I've grown up the majority of my life in and around the Newquay area. When I first started skating I used to live in a village and was too young to go into Newquay by myself skating so to start with I learnt in my driveway with a plastic Argos ramp my parents got me that used to slide all over the place when I tried to ride up it! When I started getting more into skateboarding my parents would drop me at Mount Hawke skatepark which was super lucky because we struggle to get there now when it’s wet, the main hours I've put in skating are definitely at Wooden Waves though skating with all the local PORKAHONTIS crew our skate gang hahaha.
I've seen some heavy photos of you from around Newquay, particularly Wooden Waves. How much did you localise the park before you moved away, and what are some of the best things about the place?
I would like to say 'we' localised the place as there would be no point going there if the crew wasn't there in full force, the same heads there from the crack of dawn until after dark every day. A lot of time has been spent down there skating and having a good time. My favourite things about the place are the heavy crew for sure, the energy of all your friends tanked up on beers and joints being rowdy and screaming, gets the sessions going full tilt even though the place is falling apart!
A jersey with 'crete thrown at it gets slashed. | Photo: Danny Parker.
How did the affiliation with the Hell Yeah Son crew come about?
Maybe 5 years ago I went up to Essex for the Lords of the Swords event and had the best fucking time in Essex skating all around the county. The whole Essex crew seems real tight and everyone from each town seemed to be mates with each other which was different to Cornwall as with shit transport we don't often go and skate with crews in other towns. On every trip to Essex Harry Wilson and the Empire crew hooked it up and let us stay in the skatepark which was always good times and where I met Dirty Diss, Mikey Joyce and the crew skating, filming and getting pissed up leading onto some haggard clubs around Colchester, with a baby Thackeray also tearing the park to bits being forced to wear his helmet, and just recently Diss has been out to Barcelona a couple times with various heads and good times were had by all!
So you've recently moved to Barcelona, it may be a silly question, but why the move, and how's life been treating you out there compared to back home?
I was in a full time job back in Newquay screenprinting which is what I enjoy doing for work and the hours were good for skating 8am - 4pm with weekends off were sick, but my boss was a total prick and after 3 years working there and falling out with him right before a 2 week holiday I just didn’t bother getting my flight back. It was sick though because Adam Moss was already there and let me crash his sofa for 2 weeks and I already knew the Sentfields Boys from previous trips to Copenhagen who are super sick to skate with so it was a no brainer really! Comparing it to life back home it’s pretty different and more hectic being in a foreign country and a busy city, as Newquay is a ghost town half the year and something is always going on in the city. I like that though and the climate allows for a lot more skating in the winter months than back at home!
Vertical Frontside Crailblock! | Photo: Dodds.
How long have you been / do you intend to live out there?
I first moved to Barcelona at the start of January 2016 and have mostly been there ever since with a month in Copenhagen and a month back home selling some of my skateboard collection to get money to stay there. I guess now it’s indefinite how long I'm staying there as I would like to become fluent in Spanish although I have been pretty slack learning over the last year!
You're involved in a bit of DIY out there, are you new to it or have you been involved with anything back in Newquay?
I can't remember what year it was but on the same trip to Essex we skated Urbside which I loved and we came back and built some DIY in Wooden Waves which pissed the council right off but is still somehow standing. This was our first build and we bit off a bit more than we could chew with this bowl corner we poured which is kinda fucked as we didn't set the forms up properly because no one had a clue. A lot of good sessions have gone down though! We also had our DIY called the Secret Spot which had a crazy view overlooking the beach in the rich part of Newquay but unfortunately was short lived and got shut down. Also a sketchy barrier that me, Jake Sparham and Jak Foster basically just threw concrete at in a rush so we didn't get caught.
When was the last time you saw a DIY Smith Melon? Photo: Dodds.
Any current projects on the go?
The Spotter is always an on-going project and is getting gnarlier and expanding pretty much every week thanks to Richi, Nanaqui and everyone else involved. Caribu DIY is becoming sick as well and being out there mixing Crete and helping pour the ramps with the old locals of the Premia park that sadly got torn down. The project Tibidabowl which is currently being built in the garden of a giant mansion squatted by some super chilled hippies is going to be insane! It is kind of the brainchild of my French friend Max who has volunteered on a couple DIY builds in Palestine and Ethiopia, so it’s good to watch and learn from him as well. But he is super mellow and everyone involved has had their ideas and tweaked the bowl’s design as we have been digging. If you search Tibidabowl online there is a go fund me as we are going to need to raise a lot for Crete and supplys to finish the whole bowl, so I'm excited for the creation of this as I've only ever built obstacles at pre-existing spots prior to this!
Favourite UK and International parks and why?
My favourite U.K parks are Wooden Waves for obvious local reasons, Empire skatepark (R.I.P.) most welcoming crew and the best skate parties and I really like Stockwell in Brixton as well. As for out of the U.K Spotter has to be my favourite place as it’s an escape from the city and also a super heavy crew to skate with and get you hyped, I'm actually not a huge fan of skateparks a lot of the time because they are always so full and whippy ramps with pool coping is more fun haha so my favourite place can be anywhere really with a good crew, pool coping and maybe a BBQ!
Top 3 video parts and why?
I will have to say the whole Sentfields Da Boig video you can watch in full on YouTube.
And I also really like Mark Gonzales Krooked Kronicles it’s pretty hard to come up with just 3 though so I have been a bit vague haha.
Ben Cook, Bluntslide over the doorway. | Photo: Adam Todhunter.
Hey Ben, good to see the spot still going strong nearly two years after we last spoke, is the situation with the spot still relatively safe?
Hi mate! As far as we know, yeah. We've really been lucky to have had the spot for so long, especially with it being relatively open unlike most other spots. It ain't been a great year for UK DIY really with the sad news of Needleside, Dustbowl and more recently Nottingham DIY being knocked down - RIP! We did have a scare one day late last year when we were driving up towards the spot and saw a load of building materials and diggers but it turned out there was an Aldi being built over the road. Less of a trek for beers and food now though so happy days. I guess it's ours until the B&Q next door who own the land decide to sell it. They do make a fair bit of cash out of us being there though so hopefully that's keeping them sweet for now.
Early spine build. | Photo: Tom Cruickshanks.
What have you built over the last couple of years?
There's been a fair bit since the last time we spoke really. A couple of little things like the nipple hump, slappy curb and small hip on the side of the funbox. The main projects last year though were the flatbank and doorway quarter. The quarter was started in the dead of winter so naturally took ages, but as I'd just got out of a cast from breaking my leg around the same time it was rad to have something to focus on. It's about 5ft high and 12ft across, it turned out and skates so well. The flatbank was already there but was terrible really as it had a slight bit of tranny to it but in a bad way so that was levelled out and is perfect now. More recently we've been working on a 4-5ft spine that should be finished before the jam next month. Can't wait to skate that!
Flatbank directly after being de-trannied. | Photo: Ben Cook.
The place must have seen some heavy sessions recently, with Red Bull coming up etc, what's the best thing you've seen go down so far?
Aw man there's always rad stuff going down there, especially now the sun has returned. Yeah the Red Bull lads smashed it, Sharkey, Daryl and Korahn putting down endless lines. They seemed super stoked on the place which was good to hear. I'd say recently though, Wakey local turned honorary Mackem, Frank Helder, has been killing it there on a daily basis. I've been filming a lot with him there the past couple months and he's forever coming up with new lines. Barely even get to skate myself when I go there with him these days.
George Redhead transfers quarter to bank. | Photo: Ben Livesey.
With you and the Newcastle DIY within 10 miles of each other, and it being such a tight-knit scene up there, how much crossover between the two crews is there?
Well the two crews have known and skated with each other long before either spot was around so we're all pretty tight. Both crews are happy to lend a hand to the other if asked. I've spoke to Sean Tracey who's involved with the Newcastle spot a few times about trying to organise some kind of joint skate jam at both spots over the space of a weekend but we've never really got round to it. Hopefully that's something we could sort out sometime after The Moon jam next month, maybe at the end of the summer.
You guys are having your second jam next month, can you tell us a little about that?
Yeah it is only our second one, the first being just before we last spoke in 2015. That one was to raise money for the spots building fund but this year's jam will also be to help raise money for the skateboarding charity SkatePAL. For anyone that hasn't heard of them, basically they're a British charity based in Palestine who help and support the lives of the young people there through skateboarding. I'll be volunteering with them for a while at the end of the summer, helping teach skateboarding and maintaining the skatepark they built there in 2015. Hopefully we'll see a good turn out on the day, see some rad skating and raise some decent cash for the charity. Native Skate Store as usual are hooking up all the product for the comps and there'll be a BBQ and beers on sale to keep everyone going.
Richie Mann matches Ben's Blunt Frontside! | Photo: Danny Jones.
What's next on the agenda? Is there more interest from the guys to build street obstacles?
Well our first priority is to get this spine finished. As we speak it only now needs the coping attached and final layer of crete putting on so it's not far off done. There's also a new up ledge/manny pad half done too. As well as the jam we're involved in this year's Red Bull DIY comp again so we'll just be focusing on getting as much rad shit built as we can before end of July when that finishes and hopefullywin some more materials/tools like last year. In terms of what to build there's actually an abundance of street shit so I'd love to see more tranny popping up, it'll really help with the flow of the spot too.