The journals of a traveling rollerblader: Barcelona March 2008

•January 29, 2010 • 2 Comments

In March of 2008 I flew to Barcelona with a big group of friends for 7 days of rollerblading madness. During the trip I kept a journal of each day, which I’ve written up into one long story. Enjoy it!

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REcap: Scene Southwest (2004)

•December 12, 2009 • 1 Comment

An edit I put together as part of the bonus section of a dvd made by Mark Worner back in 2004. Features the skating of Andreas Larfors, Richard ‘Cheekyflip’ Lindsay, Matt Woods, James Tsoi, Mark Worner, Ashton Launcherley, Luke Welch, Tom Martin, Jamie Pearce-Mariner, Anthony Colwill and many more.

What cool people do on Fridays

•December 12, 2009 • 3 Comments

Having not skated in a week, Ben, Jacob and I headed down to the skatepark hoping to have a few hours of fun and even get some clips, but the UK winter had other ideas, so here’s a b-roll without an a-roll.

A November Edit

•December 3, 2009 • 1 Comment

Yacob threw together a little edit to Atmophere’s ‘Millie Fell Off the Fire Escape’  (available in their latest (FREE DOWNLOAD) ep, ‘Leak at Will’). The edit features the skills of Ben and Jacob, skating that horrible, rough, chunked concrete excuse for a ledge that nobody looks twice at in Victoria Park, with some clips of me skating a fat curved round rail (mentioned in an earlier post) thrown in for good measure.

We’re going to film for a new edit over December which will feature a much larger variety of footage, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

-Dre.

Skates: TRS Estilo new setup

•November 28, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Due to dead Razor liners in my TRS Estillos, I finally decided to purchase some highly rated Trust Catalyst liners. The fact that my 2-3 year old M-Type frames were battered, also convinced me to order some new frames. My choices were either; Kizer suspension frames, or GC Featherlites. Having reminisced about my GC Gen 3s and how slidy, light yet durable they were, I set forth to ordering some GC Featherlite 2s. Last night I set up these bad boys, but due to S**T English weather, have yet to skate them! Note: My skates were already equipped with Razor buckles and Deshi Spizer 2 soul kits. Mannnnn I wanna skate!

-Jacob.

Slider Bar Edit!

•November 23, 2009 • 2 Comments

Ben and I arranged to meet at Green Park Station, the old train station in Bath, which is conveniently undercover, lit up and with smooth wooden floor, for 5pm, and I was to bring the p-rail with me. This was a mistake. The thing weighs in at 20kg, which is a third of my bodyweight, and I was to carry it 20 minutes each way. My back and shoulders soon gave up and Ben came in the opposite direction to meet me.

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Slider Bar Complete!

•November 22, 2009 • 3 Comments

Early yesterday afternoon I was out slaving away in the rain and finally finished building the slider bar, and just 5 minutes ago it stopped raining long enough for me to go test it out, and after a few tricks I can conclude that it works!


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An Autumn Afternoon (No photos!)

•November 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ben, Yacob and I met up and headed over to my place to try to get the p-rail build finished. We got part of the way through and then the cordless drill we were using ran out of battery/Ashton Launcherley turned up. Ashton is one of my very best friends, and although he’s a skateboarder (an extremely talented one at that, he’s competing in the grand final of Manny Mania in London next month!) we’ve been skating together for the past 5-6 years.

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Coming up: Slider bar edit #1

•November 18, 2009 • 1 Comment

This afternoon Ben, Jacob and I missioned it around Bath buying supplies for a p-rail, or ‘slider bar’ (as seen in the Kelso Slider Bar edits (see below)). After £20 spent on wood, £7 for a PVC pipe plus a few more for tools and screws, we had what we needed. We slaved away into the night until it got too dark to work/we realised we needed longer screws, but the build should be finished on Friday afternoon, at which point we’ll take her for a good grinding session and put an edit together for all you lucky buggers.

The rail is 3 metres long and consists of a PVC pipe on a pyramid structure of 4″x1″ treated wood, propped up to a height of 50cm at one end, sloping down to 20cm at the other.

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REcap: Old Bath Edits

•November 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

This being my fourth year in Bath, I’ve skated it quite a bit, but made relatively few edits. Regardless, here they are, in all their (pseudo) glory:

Bath Uni Ledge Edit 1:

Bath Uni Ledge Edit 2:

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