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Yo, I haven’t posted for a while – I got some stuff going down over here! Wardamercy Jr is about to drop any day now, so I’ve been keeping pretty busy at home. I have managed to squeeze in a few skates here and there, and I’ve managed to get some shots at a couple of sessions. Check out the fruits of my labours:
First up, my favourite skater to shoot, favourite skater to skate with, and all-round favourite, Wes Morgan of Rock Solid Distribution. This shot was taken at the Nutricia spot in Wells – awesome spot, amazing floor, got to watch out for the fart stones, mind!
Here’s another one from a secret spot just outside Bristol, you gots to have the winter hook-ups. And Mike O’ defo gots’em! This is taken with my current favourite all-round lens, a bog-standard cheapo 50mm.
More shots from both sessions after the jump-os
That’s how we do it! 10 years strong for the DLH fun day. Organised by Dillon. Punx, Jitterz, Plastererz, Skaterz. Awesome! This year saw the return of Crazy Phil, who built a 10 foot tall ring of fire to celebrate. Predictably the ring only stood up for a few attempts at tricks through it, before becoming a pile of smouldering wreckage in front of the wedge. Then it became a bonfire.
More photos after the jump…
Another Hell Tour went down this weekend. This time the new park at Barnstaple was the destination and we had the usual crew, minus a few. It turns out Rock Park is pretty good, but is not exempt from the usual complaints about British skateparks: Too little area for the amount of obstacles; more quirky than usable; spent loads on a massive gnarly bowl, when most of the local kids were sessioning the blocks.
We had a good session though once we’d shaken off the car-legs and spent a couple of hours getting used to the park layout; and once Wes had set up another board (“This is supposed to be an 8inch, but it’s definitely not…”).
Here’s P-Doggy going over the deathbox to b/s 5.0:
And some high-grade chilling:
We went over to check out the new concrete park at Glastonbury on Sunday. It was the day before the official opening so we got a good skate in without having to battle with the crowds! I spent most of the day skating, but pulled out the camera for half an hour before we left and caught these seqs:
More pics after the jump.
I’ve recently been riding at Newport Velodrome with a view to getting my track accreditation. I’m not actually sure what I’m going to do with it once I have it, as I’ve never been one of life’s natural racers. Anyway, I knew I was going to have a bit of time spare before my session started last time, so I took the old camerall down. There’s a few more shots after the jump.
Yet another installment of the incredibly civilised Hell Tour. Usual crew, plus a few heads from the Sidewalk forum apparently. Ramp city is amazing, the Simparch bowl got a pretty heavy sessioning and as Wes said, it was great to see Pigdog and Bob in their natural habitat!
Anyway enjoy the photo’s after the jump.
Skated at the Showcase steep bank spot in Bristol at the weekend. I was having a pretty crap session and it was beautifully rounded off by a juicy slam into a load of broken glass. I cut my hand on the tarmac and noticed a little bit of discomfort around the pant area. I pulled a little chunk of glass out of my undercrackers but didn’t really think much else of it until I got undressed that night and found this:
The joys of skateboarding!
That’s right. That is a MASSIVE Starbar! Wes hit 30 a couple of weeks ago so Helen and I decided to do the right thing by our boy and make him a fully-functional scaled-up version of his favourite choccy bar.
The fully documented build-up can be found on Helen’s blog here.
I’ve recently taken delivery of a bike from my Dad. He was given it for his 40th Birthday, and he’s 57 now. It hasn’t had a lot of use in the last few years, and I needed a bike to get around town on, so it started its life with me:
Inspired by a visit to my old compadre Dickie Hale’s blog, I thought I’d post this up here.
I spotted this in Clifton, Bristol, this April: