As is standard for comps, it’s never the best time to get the best photos. I’m always aware that the guys are concentrating on their lines and not where the Muppet with a lens is stood so I tend to keep out of the way and let them get on with it. And get on with it they do.
The comp is done. The results are in.
Under 16’s (New Blood qualifier)
Winner – Sammy Garland
Second – Elliot Meynell
Third – Oliver Bailey
Best Trick – Jamie Willis
Winner – Johnny Quayle
Second – Matt Bardsley
Third – Matt Vella
Best Trick – Tom Jowlett
Since Bones separated from the ubiquitous UKSkate and became a Community Interest Company it set up and runs more regular nights for each sport. I do try to attend the Inline only nights as they are always a good session and every so often I’ll get the camera out too. This was one of those occasions. Skate first, photos later
As is occasionally the way, I didn’t manage to make it down to the skatepark early enough to get a roll myself, but I thought that as I was there it would be rude not to grab a few shots. So, I just headed over to the bowl for the last hour of the session with a couple of flashes and caught whatever was occurring…
I was bored and looking through YouTube for some skating videos. I considered going over to TrollerNews but then who wants to support a company that takes cash out of the industry and supports the pathetic pre-teen anonymous haters. I wanted somewhere that I could see all of the latest media with the least hassle, so I made it. The new Facebook page is Called Rolling Media Feed and does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s just a basic feed from a number of rolling media channels; both the big names and the small local guys covering their own scene.
The idea is to simply post links direct to the media (not forcing you to go through our site) as it is made available. Like the page and you should see new videos come up in your feed, or just visit the page to see what has already been posted in one place. So far there is only a few video feeds set up, and it’s working through a backlog to get some content up. Hopefully soon you will start to see the latest releases in videography, photography and articlography (?). If you know of someone that is providing their own original content online and should be shared to the skaters out there in the inline community, then please send us details and get them included.
For now, how about a trick from Create Originals™ rider Mark Wojda back in 2010?
Ten times British champion Jenna Downing speaks to respected local film make Simon Mulvaney about what skating has meant to her since starting at the age of 8 at Rehab, Wakefield. This video gives more insight into the effect the sport has had on her throughout her life so far and how she is looking forward to the future and continuing to contribute to push skating forward into new territories.
While tidying up some folders on the laptop I came across some old shots that had been hidden away. Images that haven’t been shown because they didn’t fit anywhere. Put away in folders like “Misc” and “temp” they are a time capsule to be opened only when I am bored enough to sort through them. Today is one of those days.
So here, just for you is one for you from the days when skaters would swarm rather than trickle into a skate spot. The days when UFS was still an option and grind plates were common. Who can remember the who, when and where? If you’re stuck, follow the link to the gallery of the day…
So, the snow had finally (mostly) melted, not that we could tell as we drove over the Pennines to Sheffield. Surrounded by the pure white hills and clear lake water none of us could quite believe that spring had arrived and we were going to skate. The Steel City itself however was relatively warm and sunny and rammed full of skate spots. After the first few warm up spots, I grabbed some decent shots but then as the sun went down we hit our last spot of the day.
Just wait for that footage…