A new Crowdfund to build a new skateable object in the UK for Hugo Palmer is up and running and is currently two thirds away from reaching the £30,000 target.
Hugo and his best friend Erwan went backpacking to Australia this winter but sadly went missing in the ocean after getting caught in a rip tide and were never found.
“Due to the unusual circumstances of Hugo’s disappearance, and the resulting lack of closure, it has been very hard to say goodbye and organise a suitable ceremony and lasting tribute, or place to pay our respects to him,” explains Hugo’s family who are behind the crowdfunding.
Once the funds are reached a new skatepark in Forest Row will get the green light with the local council behind it. It’s an area that we annually visit on skate trips that is close to our hearts, so please help them reach their target to build a memorial ramp for Hugo and a new spot for us all to skate and remember his legacy.
It’s with a heavy heart that we, like you, are having to deal with the news of Ben Raemers‘ death. The news only broke 36 hrs ago but already tributes are pouring over the web from those who met him, skated with him and vibed off his wonderful presence.
We are pretty blown away to wake up to video tributes already.
Rob Mathieson and friends worked tirelessly to complete this incredible tribute at Victoria Park where Ben conquered the cradle gap.
Ben was filmed in so many countries over the years that there will be absolutely loads of footage out there dating back to when he was a tiny Essex lad destined for success at the highest levels.
It’s too early to delve into why he has left us but when the time is right, it’s worth discussing to help others, but for now take in another video tribute that popped up in our feed today and cast your mind back to how much this guy brought to skateboarding.
Rest in Peace, Ben. You are sorely missed already. x
What a year Alex Hallford has had so far – a solid Lovenskate ATV shredder whose game seems to get better and better in time.
The autumnal weather patterns in the UK force us all to hit local indoor parks so enjoy this edit, filmed by the Baghead crew, of Hallford sessioning Nottingham’s Flo Skatepark in his own nonchalent style.
Mike O’Shea and Phil Evans team up for a fun new short film featuring Amandus Mortensen, Sondre Mortensen, Mimmi Leckius, Adam Lexar, Marie Dabbadie and Johanna Juzelius to plug a new book called Dork Zone, that you can have a look through here.
Super fun use of animation and wonderful characters! Edit of the Week.
You knew this was coming when Evan Smith was announced in the final eight SOTY nominations and he has a damn good chance of claiming that prize. Get stuck into his War and Peace part for Element’s new video series. He’s another that is held together with super glue and can rock up to any spot and shut it down.
Looks like the O’Shea brothers are back with more radness from the US. These A Happy Medium flicks always deliver so keep an eye on the prize and expect the goodness to flow from Jaws, Jason Park and many more.