I didn’t get many shots at the Jam this year so you’ll have to take my word that it was the biggest and best yet. Great weather, amazing people and serious skating. The best atmosphere you can get when sessioning. just a crowd of friends meeting up for good times and to share times with the best company.
1st – Yuri Botelho – LocoSkates £100 prize plus more!
2nd – Dave Mutschall – nuff stuff!
3rd – Dan Collins – more stuff!
Special prize goes to Niko Salaman for smashing it! Pair of Razors Scott Quinn signature pro skate.
James Keyte special prize, a palm sized tattoo from Tatt Studioix Manchester!
Thanks again to Alex, Scott, Lemon, Jam, the Peters family for bringing the box and everyone who helped support, organise, and clear up after such an amazing event.
After the first decent session in Manchester with a load of skaters meeting up to skate throughout the day, the cold eventually got the better of many. As the evening wore on those who endured moved to somewhere that could be skated in the dark nights of Northern England and I took a few shots…
Just making the most of the end of summer by hitting up a few spots up in Manchester with the locals.
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.
Well we were back out in Manchester, hitting up a number of completely virgin spots as the weather has started to improve. These were spots that had never been skated before and it will be a while before they are skated like this again. Then at the end of the day, Kyle suggested we just check out a high, steep ledge that he’d seen in the area. And so was born this shot of Stephen Swain, Tru Mizou on this fresh, chest high beveled concrete ledge as the sun goes down over Eccles.
And though it goes against the general ethos of OCOS, if you want to see the other shots we picked up during the day, there’s a small gallery of the day.
Just a quick shot I was trying out of Matty Bardsley hitting a hurricane topsoul on the A-box at Bones III on a standard Tuesday Night session.
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
Nothing much here, except a few shots I grabbed after I finished skating…