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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!

Wes: frontside ollie, like BOOOM!

Wes: frontside ollie, like BOOOM!

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.

Mike O b/s lipper up the wedge

Mike O b/s lipper up the wedge

More shots from both sessions after the jump-os

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DLH!!!!!

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.

Lil Dirty Nate; 360 flip over the wreckage of the Ring of Fire

Lil' Dirty Nate; 360 flip over the wreckage of the Ring of Fire

More photos after the jump…

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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:

Ollie over the deathbox to b/s 5.0

Ollie over the deathbox to b/s 5.0

And some high-grade chilling:

Dave and Gnarly Neil

Dave and Gnarly Neil

More photos:

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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:

Nice b/s nollie180, sw manny, sw f/s 180 out on one of the perfect blocks at the new Glastonbury skatepark

Nice b/s nollie180, sw manny, sw f/s 180 out on one of the perfect blocks at the new Glastonbury skatepark

More pics after the jump.

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Learning stacking at Newport Velodrome

Learning stacking at Newport Velodrome

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.

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Rogie Backside Smith

Rogie Backside Smith

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.

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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:

Glassy arse

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:

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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:

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