Tim Ward made this slick video of a session we had at Warehouse #2. This video inspired me to buy a DSLR - nice one Timmers!
UK Ramp Hire secret miniramp session from Tim Ward on Vimeo.
MIKE O'SHEA the art-brain behind Highbrow, has made this video featuring the skills of JASON LEWER, who's recently and very-deservedly got hooked up on Fabric Skateboards.
...and finally BOB has been busy with his new digital HD thingy, with a few new edits. Firstly, a session of a few of us at the (then) new bit at The Deaner:
...an entertaining vid of Bob, Joxa, Whip etc on a amazing trip to Germany - TEAM VON RAVEN:
...plus a video with loads of Bristol locals and visitors at the new CAMPUS SKATEPARK, the new indoor park and probable saviour of the coming winter!
Check out more on Campus:
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
This is one of my favourite skate photos from an era of massive change in skateboarding.
The other thing I like about it is the word "zinging" - we adopted this term for 360 flips, now commonly known as the tre, but still a Zinger to me. A long time before Zip Zingers etc.
It's Steve Ortega (watch the old H-Street videos if you don't know) "zinging an amazing 360 varial ollie kickflip" - Micki Vuckovich pic - classic Transworld steez. Surprisingly they've called it a varial, which I'm sure technically (and pedantically) is incorrect as we all know a Varial uses hands. Don't we? Remember the Varibots?
It actually looks a bit mob now, but at the time it was the new, unbelievable trick. I've got a feeling this could be the first ever published (street) photo of a tre / Zinger? It was invented / popularized / taken to the streets by Jason Lee and/or Ed Templeton, but I expect Rodney did it first!
Photo credit: Micki Vuckovich, via the Kicktokill.blogspot.com via the Chromeball.
Friday, February 04, 2011
I've uploaded one trick from the 1991 Powell Peralta demo in Bath.
Hopefully at some point I'll have time to upload some more!
The demo featured Bucky Lasek, Tony Hawk, Curtis McCann, Mike Manzoori and Nicky Guerrero skating both a temporary vert ramp* and the classic Bath mini/midi.
Maybe one day I'll find the footage of Jeff Phillips, Reese Simpson and Monty Nolder skating Bath from around the same era. (Oz-cabs, have you got that tape?) Plus another Powell demo from a year or 2 before with Hawk and Lance.
*This was before the permanent vert ramp, which went up in about 1994 or 1995?