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I gave my bike a wipe down and took it outside to get some pictures tonight. It’s been in this guise for a few months now and there’s nothing else I want to do with this bike other ride it!

Raleigh Scorpio

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Nicky Tyler Howells

Nicky Tyler Howells
f/s shuvit b/s nosegrind b/s revert at the winter warehouse spot.
Not a whole lot of skating going down for me at the moment – the joy of fatherhood!

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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This is a bit of an experiment really. It was my first time out with my new 1d mark 1. My first time shooting a sequence, and specifically my first time shooting a sequence with flashes – in at the deep end!

My lighting set-up was pretty ugly – there’s at least one visible flash in every shot! It was a pretty hard feature to light; I had my flashes on really low power to get the recycling times I needed to light up every frame, so I ended up with them really close in and one pointing at the camera. Poor form.

Anyway, for what it’s worth, here it is!

Wes: Tailslide to fakie

Wes: Tailslide to fakie

Headed out with some of the Bristol heads off the London Fixed Gear and Single Speed forum tonight.

Sideways

Sideways

Got a few pictures.
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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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Ideal miniramp overview

Ideal miniramp overview

Wes has finally passed his driving test and to celebrate he took us on a trip up to Birmingham to skate the Ideal Miniramp. It was kind of half skate-mission, half motorway driving lesson. As another little bonus it was the first skate trip for my new camera. Woop woop!

Check out some more pics after the jump

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Raleigh Scorpio Fixed Phase 2

Raleigh Scorpio Fixed Phase 2

Work has continued on the Scorpio over the last couple of weeks…

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Raleigh Scorpio first fix
Raleigh Scorpio first fix

ere’s the Raleigh Scorpio that I recently rescued from the binmen. It’s in the first phase of its conversion to a fixed gear bike. I had a new wheel-set built for it at Bristol Bike Workshop. System Ex Hubs and Mavic Open Pro rims.

For the future I have some bits due to go on it – flat bars, white Oury grips, white/black Dirty Harry brake lever which should go on this weekend. I’m going to remove the decals. On my wish list are a new white saddle, a nicer seat post, some metal toe-clips and white leather straps. Eventually I may replace the crankset for something a bit swisher too!