Kill City’s video assault continues this week with a new edit of Caradog Emanuel skating Cardiff’s well known Plaza. there’s no Quick Fix for this one. Click for Jedi mind tricks.
We love Kill City Skateboards. They are always down for a shred and have been for 10 years. To celebrate this milestone, Dainton is releasing various footage over the years, first up is Nicky Cornell who i’m sure inspired the Carve Wicked of today.
Look out for these reprobates at this year’s Crossfire Xmas Jam. They are usually there in force.
Part one of Kill City’s trip to Oregon is online today so get tuned into Lee Dainton‘s first of four episodes of the trip that features Beanhead, Marc Churchill, Jerome Loughran and Jake Collins traveling through the North West of America in search of dry concrete.
The narrative, once again, is driven my The Milk. Press play for Punch an Eagle in Flight part one.
Check out what Sox brings to the team here and pick up a copy of Rookies at your local skate hole.
Kill City have chosen to start the year off with a bang by releasing their full length video Rookies featuring Dave Davies, Sam Pulley, Nicky Howells, Jess Young, Joe Lynskey, Jake Collins and Caradog Emanuel. Head honcho Lee Dainton took the role of filming and general hypeman duties for the team and has worked his magic over and above expectations. Watching Rookies gives you the feeling that Kill City is a tight team of friends based in England and Wales where sessions are more about fun than business, which backs up Dainton’s legacy of his team tenfold.
Rookies introduces us to the next generation of UK skateboard royalty and beyond. You would think the video was edited backwards when you witness Dave Davies’ amazing two-song opening section. Joe Lynsky and Nicky Howells take care of the ledge techniques and switch skating, whilst Sam Pulley and Jake Collins mix things up with all-terrain skills. Jake’s all round gnar just landed him on the Quiksilver team so expect his talents to be traveling even more than usual this year. Jess Young has grown up during the filming of his section. He has gone from a gnarly kid leaping consecutive big sets of stairs into a young man with no fear of grinding down rails with 15-foot drops off the side. If he doesn’t kill himself, Jess has a great future ahead of him. Finally, there is Caradog Emanuel for the finish and he closes the video off in style. You can understand why he gets last part when you witness the talent he has on board. Caradog is quick to dish out 360 shove-its switch manuals down a steep bank, long backside lipslides through fountain ledges or a picture perfect heelflip over a rail into a massive bank – skills that make him a name to look out for in the future.
Overall, Rookies is a solid video that you can watch from start to finish without skipping sections or wandering off to make a cup of tea. Great skateboarding all round. The soundtrack also gets thumbs up with music varying from Mobb Deep and Biggie Smalls to Sebadoh and the Butthole Surfers. Finally, the extra credits are probably the funniest 4 minutes I’ve seen in a long time, get a copy today.
This DVD is highly recommended and available right now in your local skate shop.
Click here to watch the first one, and here for photos of the Cardiff premiere. This movie will be premiering after the Crossfire Xmas Jam this Saturday 10th December at Mau Mau, 265 Portobello Rd from 8pm.
Scroll down to watch a recent video interview with Dainton about what to expect.
The Kill City team were out in force last night in their home town of Cardiff to premiere their new DVD, Rookies at the Buffalo Bar.
It can be described in one post from Dan Joyce who wrote on Dainton’s wall this morning:
“Just when skating got boring and predictable, just what it needed, well done.”
Dainton sent us one sentence as the fresh hangover kicked in: “What an excellent night for an exorcism…”
As far as premiere’s go this one was the big one. Even the riders hadn’t seen the film so it was with big anticipation the audience was shouting for Dainton to press play on the DVD. I know Newport will be the punk rock premier but Cardiff was in high spirits too. The team was split between Cardiff and Barcelona on the night but every rider, present or not got the big reception as the parts flew by. Everyone has seen the regular Kill City edits that appear online but this whole video is fresh footage and put together seamlessly. Not wanting to spoil the surprises for the next week of premiere’s, this whole video has style; visually and through the skating too. Dainton’s filming is fast moving and Kill City have put the time, the miles and the energy into this film. The Cardiff premiere was the start of a big week for Rookies. It’s a great team performance and a sick video, make the effort and get to see this film quick! – Jono Atkinson.
Here’s some images shot for us thanks to Jono. If you are viewing this from Wales then don’t miss tonight’s screening in Newport at Le Pub and this Saturday after the Crossfire Xmas Jam with the full team at Mau Mau’s in Portobello road and expect 100% skateboarding as the film is obviously nothing like the trailers.
The Kill City Skateboard team have opted for the non conventional DVD trailer ahead of their release of ‘Rookies‘ this month. By adding their own commentary from The Milk, (a guy who has parodied various clips from TV on youtube) you will find the boyos very own take on classic scenes from the legendary 80’s skate flick Thrashin’!
Watch Kill City’s Rookies London video premiere at Mau Mau Bar in Portobello Rd following the Crossfire Xmas Jam on Saturday December 10th. It’s free to get in and the party will start from 8pm-2am.
The DVD will be available in skateboard shops from December 16th. Put it on your Xmas list.
The Kill City crew are back with another skate park edit this week.
Expect slomo tailgrab feebs vs Wu Tang with Caradog Emanuel, Jess Young and flow riders Sam Pulley and Jake Collins as they warm up at the Worcester public park before hitting the streets to film for Rookies, their forthcoming DVD.
Kill City have become one of the most active UK skate companies over the last year. Here’s another edit of the team that including footage of Caradog, Jess Young, Nicky Howells and guest, Barney Page in a session at Filton skatepark down in Bristol.