This weekend’s Pro-Tec Pool Party in California provided one hell of a session as Pedro Barros delivered another mammoth set of runs to take home the honours. This footage below captures the ridiculous skating that went down in both the pro comp and the legends sessions with the Bones Brigade and friends. Amazing stuff.
I’m sure it’s safe to say that you’ve all probably already seen the edits and highlights of the brilliant Vans Downtown Showdown skate event that was held in London in August this month. Instead of covering the event trick by trick, we decided to focus on an alternative view with the help of hardworking artist, French as he designed the artwork. So this video series will cover the Showdown itself, a guest pro interview and an insight into French’s daily life as part of our Day In The Life skate art series that will all make sense on Halloween this year.
In the first part of three episodes, we kick off the day in question at French’s gaff by waking up the Antiz guys and heading over to Spitalfields Market to see what went down. Be sure to tune in next week where we interviewed ‘The Mayor of the Piss Drunks’ and Vans pro Dustin Dollin.
The annual post-Xmas and much needed holiday calorie burner put on by The Works in Leeds is back this year and will be taking place on December 27th… giving all of you more than enough time to digest your sprouts first.
Doors are at noon and there will be comps throughout the day with plenty of prizes up for grabs and hard cash from Relentless too. Well worth the tenner entry we say. Peep the flyer and don’t make any other plans now…
Hyde Park in Leeds will be hosting a sausage fest to remember at the Back To The Sausage Jam II on August 21st.
Welcome, the new skater-owned-store in Leeds will be sponsoring the event alongside Sore, Sidewalk and Route One. So expect a lot of goods and a lot of fun as this is a full-blown jam. No rules, just a lot of people out skating. Great Scott!
The UK skateboard scene has been summoned to appear at a ye olde skate jamme kind of affair at the brand new concrete dreamland in Midsomer Norton.
The Official Grand Skate Jam will take place on August 14th from noon onwards and will be your usual comp format with lots of great stuff to be won and all the typical gubbins; except the theme is medieval castle style so put on your shining armour get jousting for the Knight of the Realm prize! Better than wearing a helmet, right? Protect ye neck…
Pulled Apart By Horses are the latest to be added to the lineup at this year’s Underage Festival.
The festival, which is open to 14-18 year olds will be at Victoria Park on August 1st. Pulled Apart By Horses (who recently dropped our album of the week) will be joining M.I.A., New Young Pony Club, Tinie Tempah and Gold Panda.
The fifth annual Amsterdamn Am rocked Holland this weekend. Ams from all over the globe battled it out for some Euros in the Dam and some crazy stuff went down.
Keiran Reilly took best trick with a frontside flip over the bar to lipslide down the bank – the footage is below and it’s ri-goddamn-diculous but first, the results…
1. Alec Majerus, USA
2. Louie Lopez, USA
3. Tiago Lemon, BRA
4. Tim Zom, NL
5. John Koetzier, NL
6. Spencer Lau, USA
7. Douwe Macare, NL
8. Axel Cruysberghs, BE
9. Julien Merour, FRA
10. Billy Hoogendijk, NL
11. Hermann Stene, NOR
12. Woody Hoogendijk, NL