Photos from the Roll Kings Tour 2013

Well, it was a few dates around the North of England for the Roll Kings team on their “Winter Splinter” tour this November. With a different skatepark each consecutive night it was a battle but most came out alive. I even got photos and they have finally been sorted, processed and uploaded. They are all in one gallery but they are spread over three nights, at The Asylum, Bones III and The Arc. All parks that you need to visit if you haven’t already.

Skate Wallpaper – Rosie O’Donoghue

After looking through the photos I got from the Roll Kings Winter Splinter mini tour I picked out this shot of our little Scottish Razors rider, Rosie O’Donoghue on a Tru Soul at The Arc in Preston. It just happened to crop well for a wallpaper image so that’s exactly what I did. It’s cropped, sized and optimised for 1920×1080. Keep your eyes out for the full image along with all the other shots I grabbed which I’ll be working through and getting online soon…. ish.

Rosie Wallpaper

Jenna Downing Pro Skate Launch

As part of the release for Jenna’s pro model skate from Razors, a launch event was arranged to coincide with an inline only night at Rampworx. As is the way of things, restrictions of work and the time management skills of an average skater meant I couldn’t make it for long but I did shoot a few frames and you can check them out below:

Slamm Jamm 15 – Photos are out

Slamm_Jamm_15_LogoSo 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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Richard Taylor Trophy 2013 photos

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?

    Under 16s

  • 1st Niko Salaman
  • 2nd Tasharn Febz
  • 3rd Ethan John
    Open

  • 1st Jack Swindells
  • 2nd Mike Salt
  • 3rd Blake Bird
    Rail Comp

  • 1st Jack Swindells
  • 2nd Aaron Turner
  • 3rd Ollie Jones
    Best Trick

  • Danny Brain (Crazy 180 out of the park)

Bones Summer Jam 2013 Photos

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.

Bones Inline Only – August 2013

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

Bones Inline Only – July 2013

Nothing much here, except a few shots I grabbed after I finished skating…