So, I finally got around to sorting through the photos from the Noiya Jam at The House Skatepark a few weeks back. I’m afraid I missed the Open comp almost entirely and arrived just in time for the Experts to start. As a result I don’t have too many shots. I hope you enjoy what I did manage to shoot though.
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I thought it was about time I looked at part two of my wallpaper series and what better source than the shots I got at Winterclash? One of my favourite shots from the weekend has to be this Top Mistral from Bombasse Crew representative Stéphanie Richer. As is standard here, the image has been resized and cropped to be optimised on a 1920×1080 resolution screen but should work on any screen with a little tweaking.
Another trip over to Eindhoven occurred recently. It was two years since Team Icecream last hit Area 51 skatepark for Winterclash and it was time for a return. After a few false starts including 2 of our number getting on board the ferry with less than seconds to spare, and a number of technical issues regarding the compatibility of my flashes, things ended up going as amazingly as usual. The skating was yet again at a level that shocked everyone, particularly the closing of the gap between the kids, ams and girls and that of the pros.
On a side note; if you’re ever in the area and can possibly eat, you need to check out Rodeo for the best steaks pretty much anywhere. 500g fillet is the one.
Anyway, back to business. Over the two days I did manage to get a few shots. Nothing amazing, but enough to get a feel for the event. Unfortunately nothing from the party due to my overlooking the process of requesting permission from the club (Effenaar – great night BTW) in advance, but anyway, check these out:
Now, time to fix my flashes and get some sleep before Laced tomorrow (later today).
For those with a flexible timetable who are heading out to Winterclash you should consider another stopover. There are obviously the charming attractions of Amsterdam to consider, but if you can manage to tear yourself away for a day or two then head over to the Rotterdam Invitational. It’s on the 15th Feb, which is the Saturday before Winterclash, and only an hour down the road at Skateland Rotterdam.
Also, check out the park. Somewhere I definitely need to get to…
So it took a while. Part of that was of course recovering from the weekend, but now I can face the light again I thought I’d better get the pictures done and out for all to see. As is standard for such an event there are more photos of the afterparty than there were from the skating itself, but who’s surprised?
If you want to see more of the skating that went down, check out the videos below:
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So, I have been promising for years to get down to the Knapp in Barry for the Rich Taylor comp that runs every year and this year I finally made it… Almost. Well due to other engagements I couldn’t get down early as I would have liked and due to the distance I arrived in glorious sunshine at around 16:30, just as the competition was winding up. Still there were people skating and I’d brought my gear so why not get a few shots while I’m down.
And that’s what I did:
For those, like me, who missed the comp, you really need to watch this edit by Ned Espeut-Nickless
And you want the results? Who am I to refuse?
- 1st Niko Salaman
- 2nd Tasharn Febz
- 3rd Ethan John
- 1st Jack Swindells
- 2nd Mike Salt
- 3rd Blake Bird
- 1st Jack Swindells
- 2nd Aaron Turner
- 3rd Ollie Jones
- Danny Brain (Crazy 180 out of the park)
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