It’s been all quiet on the Western front recently as I’ve gone into full on filming mode. Despite all the hammers being filmed and photos being kept for mags I’ve managed to get a few pics for all you blog fiends!
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One of my favourite skate pals Ben has disappeared to the bright lights of London town in the last few weeks. I think he’s working in a sausage shop, though I could be wrong about that. On his last skate in the Toon he managed to perform one of his signature noseslides on a tasty new undercover ledge while channeling the steez of Clyde Singleton.
As you probably saw in the last post, Matty ‘loves a slam’ Smith is back in the city doing his acting. Between being the new Marlon Brando he’s steadly racking up the clips for ‘Northern Souls’.
He nicely colour coordinated his shirt with the spot for this Fs Nose. Short run up and rough landing, lovely.
A spot which was a favourite in the days of filming for ‘Pigs In Wigs’ was visited by us last week and the unusually heat meant that Matty had to go topless; what an absolute LAD. Anyway here he is with a Nosepick.
And last but not least we have the uncaged beast that is the Cougar!
I’ve wanted someone to skate this spot for a while now and luckily the Cougar was up to the challenge! Not put off the hordes of charvers getting their chips he busted out the ollie over about 10 times with a cheeky trick off the ledge. His section is going to be mental so be prepared!
Til next time!
Another week, another week of skating!
This time we had a lovely visit from the ‘switch heel spaniel’, or as his mother called him, Josh. Josh can now drive so he’s been forced into driving around the various out of town spots the North East has to offer. To make things more amusing his small car was filled to capacity with people averaging six foot; tight as a tiger you might say.
Before we get started on the proper skating, here’s a picture of yours truely. This spot in Gateshead is pretty rough and I’m not ashamed to say I was stoked that I managed to grind a bs smith all of 2 inches! You can’t fake this steez…
It was decided that Sunderland might be a good shout and as always the plaza seemed like it would bring loads of footage. In reality we ended up skating a curb for a couple of hours. Even so Matty roused enough energy to put down this lovely bs bluntslide; textbook.
Sunday is meant to be the day of rest but when you’ve got filming deadlines every day is hammertime! It looked like Josh might come away from this weekend without having to be bullied into hurting himself, sadly for him this didn’t end up being the case. I’ve wanted someone to do a trick on this ledge for years now and most people have laughed it off, thankfully after a lot of waxing Josh stepped up and gave it a good seeing to. He landed it about 10 times, so I manged to film it and take a few photos, what more can you ask for!
With this momentum hopefully next week will bring even more hammers!
In the words of Slim Shady, ‘Guess who’s back, back again’.
Despite it looking like summer is on its way out, we managed to get filming this week.
As usual Jamie C was ready to take on every spot in town! Here he is warming up to hammers with a church powered heelflip!
Matty Smith is back to do some acting; I think he’s playing a spaceman, so what better to do on his time off than film some tricks for my video!
This trick was done by Buster first but he wasn’t keen on getting a picture. You can only keep things Gucci if you keep it on the DL! Anyway, here’s Matty with a Naval wallie.
Just across the road is this gap to rail which is pretty darn sketchy; not afraid of the odd slam Matty set about giving it a good ol’ fs board. Not long later he was rolling away dreaming of Hollywood!
Let’s see if the weekend brings more shred!
We’re in full fling filming for Northern Souls and people are starting to step it up!
Jaime C has been on a mission lately and has managed to film around about 2 minutes of bangers in a month! This week was no different and to top of a day of filming he put down a burly fs tail to fakie.
Mani isn’t scared of the old school and this foot plant is testament to that, I even made it black and white to give it that retro feel.
And finally a bit of a surprise entry! OG Newcastle Reaction Pro Neil Urwin decided he wanted to film a whole section, so now we’re heading out early doors every weekend and getting stuff filmed! We were rained off today but we still got a few things filmed on the bank at 5 Bridges. Here’s a warm up Kickflip, still got that pop!
Here’s to next week!
Sorry if you read the title and assumed that you’d found news about the new Star Trek film, this post has none of that. I imagine if there was a new one, it’d be about Worf having to sell his Klingon swords because of him losing his job at Star Fleet due to austerity cuts.
Anyway I digress, welcome to another summer filled post of fun times!
We’ll start with resident Native employee Ben. Always wanting to go full ham he started off his day with holy beanplant. He had to do it twice as I’d forgotten to wipe the lens the first time; classic.
Next up is a high speed fs air from our favourite Munchkin playing teacher James Allen.
The blue carpet dorito is a notoriously hard to skate but luckily for us we had two proper hard lads with us in the guise of Buster and the Tiger.
Here’s Buster throwing down the most Gucci/Ted Baker rock fakie you’re likely to see this side of New York.
And finally we have the Tiger stepping up where only Ricky Oyola has been before, the gap to ledge! Despite cutting his hand on some broken bottles he powered through to land the sweetest Bs 50-50!
Hopefully more soon!
Back when I was making ‘Pigs In Wigs’ I was out filming and skating with Matty Smith a lot as he had the last section.
Because of this I ended up filming a fair amount of footy for the monthly montages he used to bring out.
So I decided to get all my clips from said montages and make my own little section.
Vainglorious indeed but I’m probably never going to skate as well again!
So sit back and enjoy the absolute steez that I ooze!
See you next time!
Another week and another weekend forcing ‘The Cougar’ to skate things he doesn’t want to.
To be fair hopefully he’ll be stoked once his section for ‘Northern Souls’ comes out and he’s a local hero!
To start the photographic hammer diary is the bin gap in Gateshead. While some local booze hounds were talking to Ben and Big Juice the Cougar calmly threw down this warm up nollie. Wait for his section to see what else he did…
Next on the hit list was this cheeky little rail. While the feeble is good, what’s more impressive is the fact that he had to ollie up a curb from the road just before popping onto the rail!
And to finish off the day we skated the tight trannies (ooo matron) up the road; while being cheered on by a grandma and what I assume was her grandson the Cougar threw down a lovely blunt 180. See kids he doesn’t just skate street!
Here’s a lovely screen grab of Ben mid slam, that boy can take a fall!