A change to the organisation this year but a familiar feel to what is an established and friendly annual event at The House skatepark. As Noiya were not holding the reins this year it was picked up by Bobby Smith and the local crew of Forged From Steel. A wholly appropriate moniker for such a down to earth skate session and competition. With an impressive $950 in the prize pot and a load of extra goodies shared between the 2 classes and best trick, many turned up for the event but went that extra mile for the prizes.
So, here’s a few shots for you…
And I thought I’d grab a few clips at the end of the day and put them together too..
It was a hot day. A long hot day. Great park though and many skills were exhibited. When it came down to it though, top spot went to a rather ill Alex Burston. I managed to get a few shots down even though my batteries had decided it was a good day to take a holiday. Cheers to the organisers and sponsors of the event, to Rush Skatepark for having us over, and of course to everyone who turned up. Hope those that made it to the lake in the evening managed to cool down adequately.
Oh, and there’s an edit out as well…
In planning the second of what could become the UK’s primary street skate event, local boy and international rollerblading legend Alex Burston could never have guessed it would be right in the middle of the hottest weather of the year. Which would have been perfect, were it not for the biggest summer thunderstorms the area has seen for a generation landing right at the same time.
Was it a washout though? Did the street skaters pack up and go home? Of course not. Everyone still came and converged on Castlefields Arena as you would expect and when there was a break in the rain long enough to clear some of the puddles, mayhem commenced. The MCR Street Jam was on for another year.
Filmed by Scott Hallows and Tim Darker for The Booted
I however set off late and having nearly been washed off the M6 on my journey North decided to play it safe and went straight to the “after session” organised at Bones Skatepark. Here I got my camera out and took a few shots of the very hot warm-down session that occurred.
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.
Continue reading Noiya Jam 2014 Photos
Contamination due to exposure to the THIRTEEN contagion is imminent. Evidence has been compiled of the last 12 months documenting what can happen to normal skaters when infected. Tricks become ill and skating manifests into sessions at the slightest encouragement. The only thing stopping this phenomenon from hitting pandemic levels was the skaters’ inherent defence mechanism – being late.
The seeds have been sown and are now evolving. This will get bigger. Protect yourself.
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