Skate Pharmacy have welcomed Death pro Dan Cates to their shop team this morning. Owner and new Dad, (congrats!) Nic Powley, will tell you why:
“I have a huge respect for Dan as a skater and a human being so am proud that he now rides for our team. The guy’s been skating 27 years, pro for 13 years on Death and has an encyclopedic knowledge of skate spots and trivia. On top of that he’s travelled more than most men can dream of, he reckons about 60 countries so far with more to go. (China is the worst place he’s been in case you’re wondering).
In contradiction to his highly publicised fancy dress antics and general mishief Dan recently went back to Uni and is currently finishing up a degree in fine art. (which is why there’s no ‘Welcome to the Team’ edit with him dressed as a doctor skating a crutch which was our original plan) However he’s still Cates, so when I asked if he’d be up for designing a shop shirt I should have known it wouldn’t have been in keeping with our aesthetic!
So without further ado we present to you the limited run of Dan Cates ‘Boobs and Fish‘ t-shirts. Art or a major case of retardation? You decide.
Each shirt comes with a numbered/signed/handwritten note from Dan himself ‘For skateboarders only’. They go on sale 10am, Wednesday 20th May in-store and at skatepharmacy.co.uk. There are only 30 and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
For a chance to win one of these limited edition shirts along with a Death deck and wheels go follow @skate_pharmacy on Instagram. Cheers Dan, you’re a legend, welcome to the team.”
Last week Skate Pharmacy welcomed Charlie Munro, whose edit, shot over a bank holiday weekend by the coast, is below for your enjoyment.