Following many other team riders leaving the good ship Blueprint last over the least 2 weeks, Danny Brady has finally announced that he has departed for pastures new today. Maybe he will be found on Palace’s team in the near future based on recent events, maybe somewhere else. All we do know is that Tom Knox is probably the only BP skater left.
“Just wanted to thank everyone involved at Blueprint Skateboards and every skateboarder who has supported the brand over the years. Blueprint was my first ever sponsor and has given me so much but it’s time to move on……ta rah t’print”.
The Supra European Tour video is documented in this edit featuring footage in Germany, France and Spain. Click play for footage of UK’s Lucien Clarke, Erik Ellington, Terry Kennedy, Tom Penny, Lizard King, Stevie Williams, Kevin Romar, Keelan Dadd, Spencer Hamilton, Furby, and Boo Johnson.
Kill City Skateboards Winter catalogue has found its way online this weekend so get stoked on 10 years of goodness from Dainton and the team with a selection of Carve Wicked collab decks, team tees, bomber jackets and much more to beat the winter months ahead. Watch this trailer and visit here for the full range.
2012 has been a great year for Jed Cullen. Watch some tricks that are excess to the final cuts for the upcoming Perfect Blues independent skate video that is scheduled for 2013 by James Harris filmed on the beach front in Barcelona.
Birmingham’s Kris Vile woke up this morning £3000 richer after taking the hot spot in the UK Championships last night in Hemel’s XC Skatepark. Keith Walsh came in 2nd (£1800) followed by Superdead’s Chris Oliver (£1000) in 3rd. Watch Ryan Gray’s speedy coverage from the street finals and loook out for more dropping today from the Pool comp and Ladies comp.
The good folk at Wheelscape have been busy getting stuck into Stoke Park’s new creation in Guildford, Surrey. The new skate park situated on the same site as the old one nearby to the Lido is almost ready for you to skate. Once the landscaping is finished, it will open to the public so keep an eye on the news. For now though, view what’s coming from this gallery of pics from the Wheelscape facebook page.
If there’s one thing you are guaranteed from a visit to Barcelona, it’s San Miguel, Sunshine and Skateboarding. Raul Navarro, Sebo Walker, Javier Sarmiento, Jesus Fernandez and many more feature in this recent summer edit by Zack Mack.
This weekend’s Downtown Showdown held in Amsterdam went offin fine style. If you didn’t manage to tune into the live stream of the event from Vans then catch up with the highlights from all 4 teams.
Flip team rider Overall “Best Pro” Luan Oliveira skated with remarkable consistency and smooth style, landing tricks and winning 1st place on the Palace Obstacle and the Blueprint Obstacle. Best Overall Am was Element team rider Ross McGouran, who also took 3rd place on the Flip obstacle, skating hard all day. He made every transfer the windmill-inspired Antiz obstacle had to offer.
Inside the massive Gasholder building at the Flip Obstacle the atmosphere intensified with heavy hitting last tricks and a solid performance by first place finisher Dominik Dietrich, who set the bar with a wallie up and Nollie heelflip down the ledge.
At Blueprint, Luan Oliveira landed a variety of flip tricks over the pyramid and on the ledge. Billy Marks double flipped the gap to flat and walked away with 1,000 Euros for 2nd place. Technical and creative skater Dallas Rockvam took third place by using the entire design, which was inspired by the barges and canals of Amsterdam.
The Antiz Obstacle rose above the venue floor like a classical Dutch Windmill on Acid. Rob Smith took first place by skating every angle, while Ben Nordberg’s backside nose blunt on the extension ricocheted into applause that reverberated off the walls.
The Black Country skate scene has produced another local scene video from Gnargore, the collective that have just releases Kickflip and Friends featuring various skaters from Birmingham and beyond. Today we have unleashed Ryan Price’s full section from said film, so take in the hard work of Tom Gillespie and many others here and read Ryan’s Fresh Blood feature.