Love it or hate it, Ween brings out the dark side in everyone who skates. It’s become a staple must do in the calendar worldwide with shit going down that sometimes you’d never see in a regular session.
Here’s our selection of the very best footage we could find this year. Our own edit will be with us from the Bombshelter soon. Until then, enjoy the gallery and expect this thread to keep giving all week as new edits drop on tinterweb.
Tempe Parke’s turn out in Arizona was incredible. Session went off.
Ten grand was up for grabs at the Diamond Mine, as if you were going anywhere else.
David Fucking Gravette, you animal. He even pays homage to Natas.
Sheffield’s House Jam ripped.
Chris Russell is on the rampage mate.
The Majer crew dedicated their Ween to Justin Bieber.
The rainfall couldn’t stop the session at Burnside this year.
Creature’s Ryan Reyes got the beers in for his new part.
Caveman shit went down at the Berrics.
Guretxoko Indoor Skatepark in Bilboa had a sick sesh.
“I’m building a mini ramp in an arch that’ll be ready for Halloween.” The words that sealed the deal. Tom Wilk’s DIY project in South London grew stronger every week. Nail by nail, sheet by sheet, the build was completed bang on time on the day of the party. The Bombshelter, born and open for NBDs.
This BYOB shindig went into the early hours, everyone was mash up. We’re thankful that we could take a year off to enjoy someone else’s chaos for once and were not disappointed. Thanks Tom.
1. Kev Firth’s Satan Cruz surf stunt took the entrance of the night. Lad paddled into the line up like a don.
2. Character of the night was Colin Uout, the Hackney council rep who busted everyone, all night long, with a selection of superbly written official paperwork. Nobody was safe around his durastrictions, especially if you were seen parking on the coping. Pay the fine bitch.
3. Chroliver won Man of the Match. Frontside shuv, first wall rides. Yes fam.
Look out for footage from this session soon. Until next time…
We look forward to seeing footage from the Leeside Tunnel spot in Vancouver’s annually, especially from their Halloween events that are more than chaotic. Check out this new Fun City edit that dropped last week.
There are so many skate jams all over the world celebrating Halloween these days that we decided to bring a selection to you on one plate so you can get the teas on, hit the sofa and indulge in the delights that others have spent hours tirelessly working on. There will be more to surface over the next few days, so once you have taken in the gore from this lot, expect a few more to be added as they drop.
If you have photos or footage to send in from your Halloween experiences, do it.
HALLOWEEN IN THE TRANSWORLD SKATEPARK!
The Transworld park was treated to a private hell sesh. See who turned up for the ride here:
KILL CITY SKATEBOARDS vs CRV WKD vs GOON TV
The Kill City team Carve Wicked in this amazing new clip from Lee Dainton and Richard P Walton featuring the Horror that has been unleashed from the Welsh skate scene for this Halloween. Explosive stuff from Goon TV.
HELLFEST 2 AT PRIME SKATEPARK
Members of Witchcraft, Real and many more get stuck into Plymouth’s Prime park for Hellfest 2.
Missed this? How, it’s all over our site?! No real explanation needed, just click play for the outcome of our very own Halloween Massacre Jam at the BaySixty6 park this week. More goodness from this can be found here.
HALLOWEEN HELLRIDE AT THE DIAMOND MINE
Total annihilation from Russo, Tershy, Jaws and many more!
MAJER HALLOWEEN JAM – BROWNSVILLE
Unlike the Saffron Walden locals, the Majer Crew actually all dressed up for their local skate park jam and that’s why they are featured here instead.
BUCKY LASEK’S BACKYARD HALLOWEEN BOWL JAM
When Bucky Lasek throws a Halloween Jam in his backyard bowl, you either go, or watch the footage. Check this session out. Ridiculous skateboarding, amazing outfits, fun times.
BURNSIDE SKATEPARK HALLOWEEN JAM – PORTLAND, OREGON.
Fueled by the Dead Kennedy’s classic tunes, Portland’s skate scene get amongst the crete for a session celebrating the park’s 22nd Birthday. 9 minutes of gnar right here.
FRANKY VILLANI’S HALLOWEEN SECTION
Costa Mesa skater Franky Villani chose Halloween as a date to unleash this beast of an edit that he has been working on for a while. If you are tired of watching bowl shredding, here’s one from the streets.
LOWCARD HQ MINI RAMP SESH!
There’s nothing like a Ween filled mini ramp sesh, especially from the lifers at Lowcard who put in some serious work. This looked like it was a blast! Push play for Jerry Gurney, Jack Given, Toad, Zak G, Manbaby, and Adrian Mallory.
Insane skateboarding went down at Saturday’s Massacre jam at BaySixty6. This session will not be forgotten due to the amount of NBD’s that were on show during the day. It was ridiculous stuff! Here’s a recap of what went down.
The day kicked off with a rail and stair session on the lower right Bay set with Adam Moss (who should take notable props) and many others getting stuck in. As the seconds counted down to zero, it was Alex DeCunha who stole the reddies at the final honk, with a tailslide shuv and then a tailslide flip-out on the rail amongst more during the sesh.
Luke Jarvis was one of the first to discover that a frontside boneless off the wall hole was actually possible. There’s not much space between coping and the Westway, so this jam session steadily brought the new wall to the ground. Death Skateboards’ Rob Smith made sure he was the first person ever to heel block the steel and nose block the wood in legendary style. His signature classic was followed with dog pisser’s, a blunt fakie pulled in off the nose and a fastplant fakie attempt that most would have passed on. Savageness from the Dogger was unleashed.
Some of the Carve Wicked crew were present today, led by Director General Sam Pulley, whose fs smith bash to fakie attempts on the coping were the catalyst for Lee Blackwell to pull in a handplant, Ewan Bower to fully tweak a sick extended fakie rock, a fakie one-foot dogpisser. Whilst others rocked the coping and fell to the flat, Salar Kooshki took a tre flip fakie, Jake Snelling dipped his nose in off the coping, Alex DeCuhna had an airwalk fakie and Tom Steele ended the proceedings with a perfect blunt fakie right on 0.01 on the clock. Other stuff went down, names evade us. It was ‘kin ridiculous!
NBD time. Rob Smith blocks out his nose on the wall hole.
By this stage of the day, the bowl was roasting hot and an hour of intense skating followed. The new bowl, lauded by many who rode it today, was the sterling work of Croyde Mirandon and Michael Groenewegen, who had flown in from Holland to touch up the park in prepapration for today’s sesh. Sadly, they were not present at the opening jam after their hard graft on the new park, so it was an honour to have them present today.
Adam Moss brought crooks to the party early doors.
As you can imagine, the fight to get into the bowl sesh was pretty fierce – two at a time, head to head. It’s pretty amazing that we didn’t have any serious injuries considering the speed most were hucking tricks at. Heroin’s Craig Questions dropped one of the very best lines of the day with back to back tricks that had every tail smacking the frozen coping as he crawled out of the woodwork after a somersault! Amazing handwork, footwork and 80s steez work to match. Talking of steez, Sox rocked the bowl on the day, but the footage was frozen on the tape and too glitched to run. Kill City have an am on their team who has unique flair on a deck and a smile for miles when he is popping cheeky one-foots, tail blocks, alley-oop shit and fun-filled runs that have Blender appeal. Both Sox and Craig Questions’ Scott are pure entertainment on urethane and a joy to watch.
Jesus (aka Matt Dinnadge) assisted every NBD with his special powers. This fs smith was laid down for his followers.
The ‘asleep at the wheel’ skills of Dannie Carlsen graced this session today. Riding for Alis and coming in from Copenhagen, the Dane took the overall ‘Ripper of the Day’ award with some absolutely insane skateboarding. It was one of those sessions where every time he dropped in, you just wondered what else was about to drop, due to the stupendous amount of tricks in his bag! Blunt tre flips, flip fakie’s – I could go on and on. Watch the footage, it ws non-stop.
Rob Smith hand assists a blunt fakie on the all new vert wall. First one ever.
Superdead’s Dennis Lynn flew in to show us that his technical lines at mach 10 deserve some serious praise. His fs smith grinds are not to be messed with pushed everything for the longest grind. Again, sorry Denis, but the deep freeze mangled your footage!. Creature’s Carl ‘Potter’ Wilson and Witchcraft’s Mikey Joyce both threw stalefish, frontside airs, boneless moves and smith’s into the pot. Ewan Bower treated us to his incredible pop and admirational style with fakie hip action and much more, Camden upcomer Salar Kooshki was pushing his weight up amongst the big boys as were the Waterton Brothers, Keiran (age 10) and Callum (12) who both had tail cracks from the entire platform for their consummate performances. Both have no fear and can provide back d’s, smiths, handplants and airs on request. Abrook brothers revisited? Time will certainly tell.
Ewen Bower sports more style than grey hair. Fully extended fakie rock into space.
Lovenskate’s team are made up by some killer skaters at the moment. ‘Chav Dan’ Hill took his speed demons out on the bowl. He took home some dough in the Longest Grind comp with a frontside 5050 that took the shallow end apart with over 25ft of coping destruction. This frenzied session aided by the sound of trucks gnashing included Lynn, Smith, Potter, Salar and more. Brendan Ryall is said to the be the only other person who has fs 5050’d the shallow end to date (only last week) so props to the Chav Dan for holding it down when it counted the most.
You will not find a more laid back slayer than Dannie Carlsen.
What a day. Thanks so much if you came down and big ups if you dressed up for a day of Halloween hammers. Massive thanks to Ben Larthe (photographer), Sirus F Gahan and Al Hodgson (filmers), all BaySixty6 staff, and of course, all of the guest riders from Witchcraft, Creature (UK), Lovenskate, Kill City, Heroin,Death Skateboards and Stand Up skate shop.
Potter takes a stale in the bowl.
The next skate event at the Bay will be on Saturday 15th Decemberfor the 10th Anniversary Crossfire Xmas Jam. Put that in your dairy as one not to miss and expect a huge day out for all.
Pulley hucks one in for Kill City.
Denis Lynn praises ‘Chav’ Dan Hill who took longest grind with a lengthy fs 5050.
Mitch Wheeler slings a backslide heel flip down the lower set.
Creature’s Salar Kooshki warms up over the hip frontside, before doors.
Matt Ransom places BaySixty6 on terrorist alert.
Potter finds himself feeble in the hole.
Louis Antoine tail slides the abyss.
Trojan Skateboards’ Jonathan Shepperd rocked the wall jam.
Ewen pops another for the hell of it.
Alex Pasquini and Adam Moss on the lookout for a Miracle.
Talk of the Devil…here’s Jesus!
A fast plant fakie in motion by Rob Smith.
Mr Knight back smith’s the Bay rail during the day.
Sox killed it. Get well soon Jake, we missed you ripping the park today.
No apologies for the outfit kids but thanks for slaying it all day.
This year’s Crossfire Halloween Massacre would not be complete without the mash up skills of our good friend STEREO:TYPE who has been beavering away in the studio this month to bring you this year’s fuck-off mixtape. So, get ready to download almost an hour of total madness as a taster of what’s to come in the Vans room at the Massacre on the 28th October.
Nine Inch Nails, mashed up with Skrillex, Guns and Roses, Plan B, Michael Jackson, Slipknot, Chase and Status, Pendulum, Nero, Rage Against the Machine, The Prodigy, Noisia, Daft Punk- it’s all stuffed into here to form a party classic! Just dive into this and download it for free today on us.
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Rack n Ruin has been knocking out bangers for a couple of years now and with a string of hits under his belt including Soundclash, Righteous, Territory and more, he’s guaranteed to blast the speakers each and every time. As we gear up for the Crossfire Halloween Massacre, we had a quick chat with him to show you what to expect come the 28th.
You’ve been on the scene for a little while now and have mixed up sounds from Soundclash with Jessie Ware to Territory – do you just make tunes as you go along and see how they turn out? Or do you set out to make certain styles before you get going?
It depends really. Some days I have an idea in my idea and will stick to that but some days it’s just experimentation. If I’m working with a vocalist, we’ll generally get the vibe going together and then go from there.
You’ve done remixes for the likes of I Blame Coco and Nas/Damian Marley – how did they come about and do you approach them any differently from your own original beats?
Island Records approached me after hearing Soundclash and asked me to do some remixes, this then led to the work with Coco etc. I approach remixes in lots of ways, but usually I listen to the original and think of a way to make it more interesting and more suited to the dancefloor. It is different to making original tunes unless you start an original with a prominent sample.
There are loads of talented MCs out there, who have been the best you’ve worked with and are there any you still want to jump on one of your tracks?
P-Money is very talented and a fast writer. Old skool jungle dons like Navigator and Slarta John are also amazing. I’m very lucky to have worked with such sick MCs. I’d really like to work with some MCs from the States next.
We have teamed up with our fiends at Sidewalk Magazine this week to bring you a one off chance to get your mitts on a bundle of sticker and Halloween related goodness!
What do you have to do to win a pair of Massacre tickets, some Old Skool Vans shoes and one of 100, limited edition sticker packs from the Toxic Wasters Exhibition? Well, the question is, what the fuck do you do with your stickers? We put them on our filing cabinet in our office, but where do yours go?
Follow your nose to find out how to be involved in this great comp by clicking through to Sidewalk here and joining their forum. You have to be in it, to win it so get your phone pics at the ready!
Get your Massacre tickets pronto before it sells out, standard, advance tickets have almost gone! Slam City also have some here.