Deathrace 2005

This was quite possibly my stupidest idea ever and |’m a man that has a lot of stupid ideas. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to run a race round a skatepark, I can’t remember why.

With MC Bob Sanderson manning the microphone and the starter pistol anything could happen. You want a kid dressed as Santa to boardslide the handrail Bob’s your man “Come on Santa get down that rail you fucking tit!”. Some kind of best trick comp was held Eddie sort of won but Kris Vile threw down some hammers too. Woodley got kicked out and in the end got the bar shut down, so no change there.

Up until it happened I don’t think many people believed the race thing was for real.Rounding up recruits was surprisingly easy, mostly because everyone was well pissed by this stage.

I can’t even begin to put into words how funny this was to watch, I had tears in my eyes and my stomach hurt the next day from laughing so much! In the end Woody won due to some serious tactical skating rather than just pure power barging. I”m sure footage will emerge somewhere in the fullness of time.

The evening rounded it off with a mini jam with prizes being randomly given out and people randomly being shot with the starter pistol!

Respect to Rob Smith who gave himself whiplash by trying to early grab off the vert wall into the mini.

Look out for round 2 soon. Thanks to sponsors: eS shoes, Potato Wheels, Creme Skateboards, XBox, Snickers, Death, Third Foot, Independent, Sidewalk, Eastpak and Big Woodys skateshop.