Watch Jed Coldwell’s Brass Monkey section

jethro_coldwellJames Cruickshank has released Jed Coldwell‘s section from his Brass Monkey DVD that dropped last year.

If you want more, buy the full ting for just £6 with footage of many Sheffield skaters that include Shaun Currie, Arthur Tubb, Liam Sproat, Jerome Campbell, Henry Stables, Will Mason, Richard Chung, Timmy Garbett, Alex Burrell, Jethro Coldwell, Ash Hall, Alan Chadwick, Dave Adlington, Nathan Morris and Dan Beall from brassmonkey.bigcartel.com.

Jed Coldwell – Brass Monkey from James Cruickshank on Vimeo.

Paradise Wheels UK team unleashed in new video

paradise wheelsJerome Campbell, Joe Marks, Daniel Kinloch and Will Harmon have all been named as new team riders repping Paradise Wheels today run by John Montesi, Nick Matlin and Clint Smith. There’s a new video released today to have a butchers at. Press play.

Casper Brooker’s City of Rats section online

slamcityskatessticker Casper Brooker’s full section from the City of Rats DVD by Slam City Skates has been uploaded this afternoon by Henry EW. Grab a copy of the DVD today from here.

Casper Brooker – City Of Rats from Slam City Skates on Vimeo.

Want more? Enjoy Neil Smith and Jerome Campbell’s section here:

Shaun Currie’s Brass Monkey section remixed

Shaun Currie’s part filmed and edited by James Cruickshank from Brass Monkey has been remixed this month and is here for you to watch. Pick up the full Sheffield scene video for only £6 from brassmonkey.bigcartel.com

The full video features skating from Shaun Currie, Dan Beall, Henry Stables, Dave Adlington, Timmy Garbett, Liam Sproat, Jethro Coldwell, Nathan Morris, Will Mason, Arthur Tubb, Richard Chung, Ash Hall, Alan Chadwick, Alex Burrell, Jerome Campbell, and the rest of Sheffield.

Shaun Currie – Brass Monkey remix from James Cruickshank on Vimeo.

Slam City Skates City of Rats DVD

A film by Henry Edwards-Wood

What is there to be said that hasn’t been said already about this milestone of British – or more importantly London skate heritage? City of Rats is the first full length video from Slam City Skates in 25 years of business and the man hired to carry the camera bag and shoot the team of heavy hitters was none other than Henry Edwards-Wood a.k.a. Hold Tight Henry.

The featured skaters picked from the Big Smoke list include Nick Jensen, Snowy, Lucien Clarke, Steph Morgan, Joey Pressey, Jin Shimizu, Casper Brooker, Rory Milanes, Karim Bakhtoui, Olly Todd, Neil Smith, John Tanner, Darius Trabalza, Rob Mathieson, Scott Howes and Danny Brady. If that wasn’t enough, there are all the affiliates and shop staff to include in the mix. There is something good to say about everyone I just mentioned, but it would take the equivalent of the running time (60 minutes) to cover everything, so I’ll stick to the few things that have stuck out in my mind following the numerous viewings I made.

First and foremost: the spots. London is one of the world’s biggest metro poles and it looks like Henry and the boys have searched far and wide to unearth new terrain and unique features of the city. Next is the quality of the filming and editing. Henry has really set the standard pretty high for himself and future productions that look to portray street skating in the city. Blending HD tricks with elements of every day life in such a bustling place really helps solidify the origins and roots of the Slam City squad. The generation game might serve as a clever phrase to describe the next thing I enjoyed about City of Rats. Whether it’s the older generation like Chris Pullman or the young upstarts like Darius Trabala on screen, everyone gets their shine. The wide variety of age and experience also provides the viewer with a wide spectrum of spot selection and styles. A clear example of maturity is the shared Lucien Clarke and Steph Morgan section where these best friends forever paint a picture of their city like a couple of mature artists, or you can also pick up on the good times shared that come from Neil Smith and Jerome Campbell’s joint shop section (Lost Art/Slam) who have both brought some amazing skateboarding to the table as a result of friendship from having shop sponsors there to bring people together.

Finally, the music: Paramount to a film’s effect as it sets the pace and mood for every scene, Henry has weighed the scales correctly to merge old skool London rap music with relaxed folk beats. As a whole, the soundtrack helps pace the video – calming at times whilst hyped at others. An example is Henry choosing not to use stereotypical grime artists as the chorus to Karim’s street assault.

As a skateshop video, City of Rats goes above and beyond anything else in this category. As a standard skate video, City of Rats sits firmly among the best of them too. It took 25 years for Slam to finally commission a testimony of their dedication and support of London skateboarders and the team has done the shop and their city an honour. Commit No Nuisance.

Enjoy an exclusive treat from Henry today and witness Neil Smith and Jerome Campbell’s joint section yourself, aired for the very first time on the web below. Grab your copy of this fine DVD from Slam City today to keep some heritage and raise a glass to another 25 years of service.

Ralph Lloyd-Davis

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Jerome Campbell joins Polar Skateboards

Polar Skateboards have appointed Jerome Campbell as their UK ambassador today. This statement from Blueprint was posted on the BP facebook page early this morning:

“We would like to take this opportunity to give a big shout out to the good mate Jerome Campbell for being part of all the good times with Blueprint over the last 7 years. We wish him all the best with his next journey and look forward to seeing some banging shit soon. You will be missed mate. Lycha till!!”

In related news, the Polar and Palace Skateboard teams will join forces for a 10 day tour from Malmo next week.

“I been quite busy with the PXP thing, it starts on monday….All these gansta´s are confirmed and on their way over to Malmö. At the moment we will all stay at my place. Ha ha ha, endless night sessions my neighborhood will be stoked. – Pontus Alv.

Blueprint skate Ramp Rage in Colchester

A new edit featuring Blueprint’s Tom Knox, Danny Brady, Dave Mackey, Neil Smith and Jerome Campbell at the new Ramp Rage skatepark down in Colchester is now live for you to watch. Press play for speed trials and more from this late night sesh at the office for Wilson and co.

Find the new park at www.ramprage.co.uk

Blueprint Skateboards team news and sponsor changes

The Blueprint team are busy traveling as usual this month. Paul Shier is currently out with the troops in Cyprus for a future feature so look out for that with a video edit to boot.

Whilst currently sitting on the front page of the new Grey Magazine, Neil Smith now riding for Destructo, Mob Grip and Ricta Wheels, Danny Brady now skates Spitfire Wheels and Jerome Campbell is now riding for Converse and Paradise Wheels.

Look out for a Blueprint competition on here next week where you can win a package of BP goodness.

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