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..
On the back of a few popular events came the first Fruit Boot Shootout and it was another great day out. Held at The Asylum Skatepark in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire there were visitors from all over the UK and beyond. What I was glad to see was the skaters that turned up just to enjoy the day and the competition was the excuse to come down, not the reason. So many skaters old and new just skating to have fun at an amazing park with so many lines.
Well, as usual I had the camera out so took some shots. I also grabbed a handful of clips and if I put together a few of them into a mini edit I’ll add that below too.
Another great day “Down South” at the Rush Skate Park with a few chill friends and rollers. Good food, great beer and some top draw skating were all in attendance again this year.
The pro and am were combined and it resulted in a mad session.
- 1st Danny Loveless
- 2nd Matty Vella
- 3rd Matt Woods
Then of course there was the cheese wheel time trial where
- 1st Aaron Polhill
- 2nd Cam Burr
- 3rd Henry Ravenhill
And then there was that AO fish that won David Wing best trick
Thanks to everyone who came together to organise such a fun event, and all of those who turned up to skate and give me targets for my lenses. Here’s what I got:
Oh, and by the way there’s an edit…
Continue reading Rush Blade Jam 2015
OK, it seems I’ve been a little negligent. I appear to have forgotten to upload some photos from previous events. First and foremost amongst these is Laced from earlier this year. Only one of the biggest events on the year, so nothing important like.
So I’ll shut up now and post the photos…
What needs to be said? In its 16th year and still going strong. It took a while but the photos from Slamm Jamm 16 are now here for you to view…
There are a few edits too:
Continue reading Slamm Jamm 16 photos
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
So, a few of us went out to some spots in North Wales to avoid the rain that was plaguing the Manchester area. Some brand new spots were visited, and some clips were bagged. Here’s a selection of the shots from the day.
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.
Today’s update to the (slow) series is Mark Lee skating in Manchester. As the light was fading, our guide JP brought us to this gem with enough time to grab a clip, and maybe a decent photo. I wasn’t expecting to get much of this as the rail is ridiculously long, and it turned out to be demonically fast. A few test tries later and Mark nails this slick farv all the way down. Not that he was bothered as you can tell from his face.
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