As you probably know Saturday was the latest comp at Kingston Skatepark, sweet weather, good turnout, goodtimes. Sam won it, Rory 2nd and Jake 3rd. Everyone rode good though. The under 18’s have noticeably improved since the last one, good work kiddies. Heres some photos, apologies for them being a bit shit, I was judging as well and its hard with a pen and paper in the other hand trying to take notes!
The Dirt trails roadtrip has become something of a annual tradition now. I've just come back from this years, which was awesome, and coincidentally the article from last years has just come out in the mag. It ended up being super late for a lot of reasons, but I think it turned out pretty sweet, so check that out. Here are the photos that didn't end up in the article.
Looks like the Molesey plans for a new skatepark are moving ahead nicely with a design from Maverick. Looks good but again there is definitely going to be an issue with the size of ramps. Looks quite mellow in these plans, but its good to see something going ahead. Seems like the highest quater is 1500mm high.. which is 1.5 meters.. not big at all!
Last weekend i did a long weekend in Plymouth to visit all the locals, the idea was to make a little web edit of different spots in Plymouth. Got some good clips so hopefully be putting that up soon, but for now here are some pictures from the trip. Sorry no riding ones.. was busy filming to take riding pics.
Well the plan was to hit up Woking (sorry guys) on the Friday night but because of classic English weather it ended as a street ride in Kingston.. the usual for one of these sessions is nothing goes down with a little bit of nibbling, but this time was different. Lots of stuff got filmed and some bangers were dropped. Got some good footage using my new light so pretty pleased with the result. Check out the random pics from the evening.
Spent the evening down Recycles Bike shop building up Sam's new frame, only took 7 people 3 hours to do it.. drink and power tools were involved. But the complete bike turned out pretty sweet. Didn't take any pro pics as i was doing more video but check out a couple of shots of Sam's new whip... bike build setup edit coming soon!
I met brownie about 5 years ago when i was at uni down Central Park (RIP). He's one of these riders that will just cruise about and then suddenly throw in a huge trick out of nowhere with little effort. Riding ability goes farther then just the park, it transfers to trails and street with the same smooth style. Now Plymouth has a indoor park you should be seeing more from this guy in the future.
Its unbelievable. Even after the statement below was put out.. i guess some people are selfish, any ideas who these people are? Note how its all skaters…. “Guys, whoever is entering and using the skate park, please STOP. Because by doing so you are in breach of contruction site rules and could be ruining the new surface. Please RESPECT the site and wait untill the opening, 14th of May!”
Here are the final images from Sunbury Cross Skatepark. It opened the other week. There have been a few issues with someone getting hurt and its been shut down for a while whilst they sort out fencing and landscaping but it should be open by the time you read this. I manage to get a ride in the other week and its pretty fun for a little bit, ramps aren't big but good for a nibble.
Kings Field Skatepark located on the outskirts of Kingston has been a project running for a long time. A lot of the locals have waited for this day for several years (probably from the start the plastic ramps were put in) But now thanks to some strong willed locals the park is open. I thought i would do one last post documenting the ramp setup. There are a lot of images in this final picture set but i thought it gives a good overview of the whole park.
Whilst i was looking around the various bars Amsterdam has to offer i came across this massive factory that had a sign saying "skatepark" .. i thought why not check it out, sadly i didn't have my bike with me but the skatepark looked pretty fun. it was randomly suspended in an huge warehouse. Check the pictures to see for yourself.
On 11th August, the Etnies team came to Kingston as part of their European tour. After a signing at the Etnies store on Fife Road, the team headed to Kings Field to give the crowd a demo of their moves. Despite the rain at the start of the day, we were treated to an awesome show of professional tricks. Enjoy the edit: http://vimeo.com/27982350
Guildford skatepark is getting a brand new concrete skateparks in the same location as the old one. The new park will be concrete and from the looks of the plans it will be a pretty good layout. I thought it would be useful to collect all the pictures of the progress here. I will update it as more come in. For now, its looking like its all going pretty well.
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