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As the bell tolls, the impending realisation that skateboarding has reached the point of hyper saturation with no means of return, like a beam of hope, those who remain true, shine through the sea of instagram trap edits and olympic hopeful Jart sponsor monsters.
So, ask yourself, what skateboarding need? Yes. That’s correct… another bloody skatepark edit, filmed by a fat northern bloke and his mates.
Watch Tom Cottam, Rick Fields, Josh Cobbin and Liffy lay waste to Moor Park Skatepark in Preston while Ryan Robinson does filming duties and picks up human shite… If you’ve never been here, just a heads up, the transition is tight, the lines are weird and quite frankly the first couple of times you arrive, you’ll think “why the fuck am I here? I can’t skate this”.
If you think otherwise, don’t worry, this Sunday is your chance to slap that red curb for yourself, throw caution to the win and get your arse deep in that pool, with the annual Moor Park Skate Jam kicking off at 12pm. Pies, prizes, beers and live music, what more could you ask for? See you there.
Here's the ATB Collective's edit from this year's jam at the excellent Moor Park skatepark in Preston!
Click here for last year's jam for Scene's 20th.
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.
We visited Moor Park, Preston for Scene's 20th Anniversary Jam! Featuring Sam Mason, Leigh Devine, Tom Cottam, Neil Worthington, Ricky Davidson, Dave Morgan, Simo Johannes, Robert Frost and more!
An accompanying article and photos can be seen at the link below!
Tom Cottam Smiths around the Observatory, miraculously while no kids were sat on it!
I travelled up to Preston early Sunday, hoping the showers I drove through over the Pennines hadn't also dampened the park! Having last skated the park almost two years ago during the opening, I managed to get a session while the park was quiet before the jams - the "observatory" corner is so fun, but really hard to get a line frontside for goofy-footers!
Adam Kay came down from Blackpool after work and Nollie Tailgrabbed on command!
The jams soon began, starting with the wallride, with standouts including Sam Mason's axle revert, Tom Cottam's Nosepick and Ollie up to Back Smith attempts, and fastest / loosest man award recipient Leigh Devine's hectic Footplants.
Moving on to the hip jam and the phrase "Lemmings off a cliff" jumped into my head, although plenty of rad tricks did go down, including Danny Moor's Nollie Backside Flip Revert and Sam's 360 flip the wrong way!
One of the strangest / gnarliest tricks of the day from Tom, Backside 180 off the platform and in!
The most hotly contested jam of the day was definitely the bank to kerb jam, with every man and his dog getting involved in this one! Everything from 5050s and Boardslides to some serious Bluntslide variations - some guys were even Nollieflipping into tricks! Standouts from this one were Tom Cottam's 270 to switch pivot and Flip Backlip Revert, and eventual winner (I think) Ricky Davidson's Bluntslide Bigspin!
Ricky Davidson mid-Bluntslide Revert during the hectic Kerb jam!
The final jam proper was over in the bowl, with a small number of heads going in! Simo Johannes started things off with grinds on every bit, followed by Frosty with some solid lines including feeble grinds round the shallow and a Backside Ollie in the deep! Dave Morgan turned up and Front Rocked the deep end, before trying a couple of bonelesses into into, which didn't go particularly well... Sam Mason won this one with a fair few tricks, such as Ollie-ing in first go on demand, Tailblock in the deep, frontside feeble to front rock in the shallow and a load more!
Tom's ridiculous transfer that closed the day out!
The very final jam of the day was an inpromptu one on a box someone had brought down to the park, not sure who won this one but Tom Cottam ended it by transferring quarter to ledge!
The jam ended up being seriously packed out, not just with the skateboarders, but the graffiti guys, skate dads and their families and loads more besides. It shows how strong a scene Preston has, and I'm sure having such a good shop and now a great skatepark has just cemented this!
We'll be dropping an edit of the day tomorrow! Keep you're eyes peeled!
Dave Morgan Frontside Ollies shortly before ruining his wrist on a Backside One!
Kamil "Camel" Karwowski and Ryan Robinson around Moor Park fro the latest Couch Raider clip! Below that is the flyer for Scen's 20th Anniversary jam this Saturday!
Here's Joe around some Yorkshire and Lancashire haunts, set to The Cro-Mags just because...
Check out Joe's interview from Hangup Zine Issue 1 here!
Guest tricks - Dean Greensmith
Song: Cro-Mags - Malfunction
Filmed by Paul Graham and Chris Pope
We arrived to a very busy skatepark, filling with all types of users, scooters, bmxers, random men with cameras and the general public. Alot of people decided to stick to the bowl because of this, apart from myself, and I soon felt the error of my ways as I collided with a number of users before calling it a day and sticking to shooting photos.
Welsh Alan was ripping the bowl from as soon as he arrived, easily doing these back smiths in the deep.
Avid, still recovering from injury, gave the bowl a bodyjar in a Wisdom hoody.
Bruce wisely took a chilled out approach to getting used to the park, leading up to this smith as well as backside airs in the deep.
Doug took the opposite approach and had only a couple of runs, but went full pelt, often ending a slams but he managed to get a few tricks, like this frontside Smith.
Duncan Philp had the longest grinds frontside and backside of the day.
Junior Adjei warmed up to a larger tranny than Hyde park, getting this frontside rock and roll to the loudest cheer of the day
Sam Pulley seemed to do all of his tricks in one or two runs
Sam Mason was ripping the whole park, including this Tailblock in the deepend
Finally, the impossible to predict Sox was in attendance, and I managed to shoot two of the most predictable tricks he did all day.
Apologies again Sox for colliding with you...