I was down in London last weekend helping my brother clear some stuff out of his flat, while there I decided to meet up with the new Falafel Skate House, i.e Mellon, Matty and Nick.
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This was after we managed to escape the ‘Great Flood Of Newcastle’.
When we arrived in London, my brother surprised us with a book he had edited (And also wrote articles in), he got the intelligence and I got the dashing good looks.
On the first day Mellon was busy finishing off his Art show so I could only skate with 2/3 of the crew, but we started the day off at one of favourite parks, Mudchute.
Nick threw down this lovely Bs Heelflip
Matty then did about 6 Bs 360 ollie’s so I could get a good photo
Nick ended up ripping his jeans playing an extreme game of SKATE with me and Matty. His trousers just couldn’t handle the raw power of my Funky flips; while me Matty initially found this amusing we ended feeling a little sorry for him as they were £100 pound Supreme ones. I let him know for future reference that if he wants to play me SKATE he should get some trousers made of sterner stuff, maybe elasticated stone.
We also briefly caught up with Mr Peter Lally. He was riding his bike around so couldn’t partake in the shred, he did however borrow a board and drop in on Euston banks.
On the Friday night me and the family decided to go for a nice meal so we descended on ‘Quilon’ in Westminister.
I went for the Fisherman’s catch for the starter, this had Crab, Prawns and I think Cod.
For the main I had some sort of Lobster dish, it was lovely especially when topped off with a tasty paratha side.
Strangely I didn’t fancy pudding but I had a cheeky bit of my mum’s which was a banana pudding with an Indian ice-cream side.
The next day I met up with recent VICE model Alex Mellon. Mellon lives above a Falafel shop which is rad but also sort of weird when you have to either walk behind the counter or up the fire exit to get in. Here’s a picture of Mellon looking all melancholy while sipping on his Pepsi max from a custom straw based cup… Haunting
We then ventured into the streets of London town where Mellon performed a classic Bs 180 over this path gap.
We spotted these banks on the net while looking for spots, when we got there we again realised we were not good enough to skate them.
Later while going to session some sausage banks we bumped into some of the Blueprint guys filming a trick over a gap. Not wanting to look like lurkers we skated a different spot a little further down the road. If you good at skating this spot would probably be rad but as me and Mellon aren’t we didn’t really do much there bar ride up and down the bank. Not wanting to waste this opportunity I decided to bolster Mellon’s modelling portfolio and took an ‘Arty’ black and white photo of him. I think it really captures the essence of disgruntled society.
Not wanting everyone to get photographic fame I also puled out a stunt, a boardslide along and down a curb high ledge, I think I may of even taken up to three pushes to get the speed.
I even managed to get a cheeky skate in with Ben LDL at East India ledges which are luckily next to my brothers flat. Here he is with a Sw Fs noseslide.
On the final day I met up with latest Fabric recruit Manny Lopez and we decided to go skate a few spots before I ventured home.
Here is a Bs 5.0, he was big spinning out but I didn’t get a sequence.
Before I left we went to film a trick at rail near Euston. Here is a trick of a Fs Smith warmup on the smaller one. Have to wait to see what went down on the bigger on!
Just had time before the train to go get a Bryon cheese and bacon burger and a massive Oreo milkshake, it was good enough to make me a sleepy little asian on the train home.
Goodbye and goodnight