Spitfire x Slam City Skates Wheels

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Get those pints raised for 30 years of Slam City Skates this year. Spitfire were first at the bar with a collab wheel (52mm / 54mm / 101 Duro) in honour of which you can find here online after you see Brady and Jensen’s latest footage shot by Mark Jackson. That back smith…

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Slam City Skates warehouse break in

Never a pleasure having to report any type of burglaries when it comes to skate shops but another one happened over the weekend to Slam City Skates‘ warehouse. Here’s a statement from Slam staff this morning. If you are offered any cheap skate stuff over the coming weeks be sure to inform the shop.

“This was the shocking scenario we were greeted by over the weekend. We were targeted by some criminals whose sniffing around, we had already been alerted to. They ram-raided our shutter with a car and followed up with a van. Fortunately they bungled their work on the shutter and left in a panic. The bad news is that the three culprits still had time to take off with some boxes of stock. We were glad to find that our internal CCTV cameras have images of two of the three male faces. We are confident that this will lead to these morons being apprehended. However due to this huge inconvenience there may be some disruption to mail orders and our Outlet Store will remain closed until further notice.”

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Nick Jensen sheds light on new skateboard company

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London skater Nick Jensen sheds some light on the brand new skateboard company project that is in the works with Chris Aylen and Paul Shier this week in an interview on the Slam City Skates website.

Following the demise of Blueprint, the trio are working hard on creating their new brand and team to launch in March this year. Read on to find out more about their plans.

10th Anniversary Crossfire Xmas Jam 2012

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Invite friends at our Facebook event page. Scroll down for FREE DGK premiere/after party info.

We are proud to announce a jam celebrating a decade of Crossfire Xmas Jam events. This milestone will be heavily celebrated with one of the very best skate sessions you will ever attend on Saturday 15th December from 12-6pm at BaySixty6 skatepark in London. The address is 65-66 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YU. Map here.

Entry is £10 on the door and £7 in advance from Slam City Skates and Stand Up Skate Shop.

The 10th Anniversary Crossfire Xmas Jam 2012 is in association with Ricta Wheels, and sponsored by DGK, Superdead Skateboards, Grizzly Griptape, HUF, Sidewalk, Slam City Skates and Stand Up Skate Shop. All involved will have various best trick comps planned on the day in the street course. The Ricta Wheels bowl jam will kick off from 4pm, so expect absolute carnage throughout the day, with many NBD’s put down at the new park. £1000 cash prizes will be handed out on the day for guest pro’s and ams.

From midday, traditional unsponsored best trick jams will see £500 worth of shop vouchers from Slam City Skates and Stand Up Skate Shop up for grabs in the street course. Yep, it’s time to raise your game. We will also host two video premiere’s on the day via the big screen that will also be announced soon.

HUF BEST TRICK COMP: Highest ollie comp over the driveway.
DGK BEST TRICK COMP: Best Hubba trick
SUPERDEAD BEST TRICK COMP: Best gap trick across the entrance
GRIZZLY GRIPTAPE BEST TRICK COMP: Best tricks on the quad ledge

From 2pm, the pro jam will be the best you have ever witnessed due to the huge support from UK skateboard companies coming out to celebrate this one with us. Expect a huge turnout of guest team riders from the creme of UK skateboarding from Death, Heroin, Kill City, Skateboard Cafe, Drawing Boards, Science, Fabric. Superdead, Lovenskate, Ricta, A Third Foot, Steak, The National Skateboard Co, The Harmony, Witchcraft and Landscape Skateboards.

Confirmed team riders:

Kill City: Lee Dainton, Nicky Howells, Caradog, Jess Young, Sox and Kyle Howells.

Stand Up: Aaron Sweeney, Marcus Adams, Doug Parmiter, Jeremy Jones, Alex Lally, Casper Barnett, Hector Barnett, Jamal Bendriss, Ivan Marques, Evan Knight.

Death: Sam Murgatroyd, Dan Cates, Nick Zorlac, Mike Simons, Timmy Garbett, Moggins, Nick Anscombe, James Jones and Blinky.

The National Skateboard Co: Josh ‘Manhead’ Young and Tom Harrison

Volcom: Ben Raemers.

Slam City: Darius Trabalza

Science: Ben Cruickshank, Joe Sivell, Pete Buckley, Chris Morgan and Sam Taylor.

5050: Ollie Lock, Phil Parker, Tom Gibbs, Will Ainley and Justin Sydenham .

Skateboard Cafe: Korahn Gayle, Shaun Currie, Josh Arnott and Harry Ogilvie.

Witchcraft: Marc Churchill, Joe Habgood, Joxa, Mike Joyce, Arbel Samsenov, Max Roton, Jamie Morley, Vincent Coupeau, Romain Covolan, Josh Malphaus and French.

Landscape: Joey Pressey, Jin Shimizu.

Superdead Awadh Mohammed, Chris Oliver, Nick Remon, Harry Lintell, Ben Rowles.

Ricta: Neil Smith, Carl Wilson, Jess Young.

Heroin: Craig Questions, Rogie, Casper Brooker.

The Harmony: Jak Pietryga and Dom Henry.

HUF: Jak Tonge, Jed Cullen, Nikki Chappell.

Lovenskate: Ewen Bower, Alex Barton, ‘Chav’ Dan Hill, Liam Sproat, Matt Ransom, Lee Santa, Stuart Smith.

A Third Foot: Andy Coleman, Adam Keys, Dave Pegg, Ryan Price.

Vans: Greg Nowik, Shaun Currie, Nev, Salar Kooshki, Daryl Dominguez, Charlie Birch.

Steak: Rowan Murray, Danny Abel, Nic Hanson, Adam Collingburn, Mike Wright.

More to be announced soon.

Plan ahead and arrange your travel and accommodation. Look out for an announcement soon and cut and paste this flyer and post to share with others. It means so much to roll this jam out for you. Thanks for ten years of your fantastic support.

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After Party information:

The Xmas Jam will be followed by a warehouse party and the UK premiere of the much the highly anticipated DGK video ‘Parental Advisory‘ in association with I-Five Distribution.

This event will take place in the Pop Up Cinema on the same road at BaySixty6 skate park (near Portobello Rd) followed by a warehouse party in the same location from 7pm-1am.

FREE ENTRY: To get yourself on the guest list for the screening and party, email your full name to DGKparty@caughtinthecrossfire.com and you will be added.

Doors open from 7pm, after the jam, where you will be able to get food and drink from the bar. Please note that only over 18’s will be able to purchase alcohol. I.D will be required.

The film will screen from 8.30pm. Please Facebook and Tweet this post to spread the word, get yourself on the list and we will see you there for a 10th Anniversary night out.

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DGK – PARENTAL ADVISORY – TRAILER from KAYOTV on Vimeo.

Metallica Vans ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Half Cabs

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In the lead up to Metallica’s 30th birthday party celebrating the legendary ‘Kill Em All’ album, Vans have put together a special, limited edition Half Cab as a tribute.

Featuring ‘black to the floor’ black suede and toughened canvas upper, this exclusive pair of Vans goodness should be a must have for all Metallica fans. The sole even hosts the ‘Kill Em All’ album artwork encased in a clear rubber vulcanised sole! It also has the lyrics to classic track ‘Motorbreath’ etched onto the sole too.

When can you get a pair of these on your feet? Well, Slam City will have them in from Monday 22nd October, so if Nothing Else Matters, get some over at www.slamcity.com

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Watch new Rat Signal with Luigi, Brady, Jensen and more

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Mark Jackson has unleashed one of our favourite Rat Signal edits yet featuring footage of Featuring Luigi, Danny Brady, Nick Jensen, Jacob Sawyer, Torey Goodall and Charlie Young skating all sorts of London and Croydon street spots.

Luigi – Rat Signal for Slam City Skates from Mark Jackson on Vimeo.

Spacial Dependents – excerpts from a life in the gutter

stephmorganHenry Edwards-Wood has rolled out a new blog this morning titled Spacial Dependents highlighting the wonderfully bizarre situations he finds himself in to film specific tricks at various spots. His first entry delves into the High Holborn piss spot gap depicting the mission of Steph Morgan.

In his own words:

“Filming skating is a funny old game, in a way you feel like your trying the trick yourself, willing your subject to succeed whilst perfecting the choreography of your own slightly altered path. The rewards are a few seconds of raw kinnetic connectivity between man, wood and his surroundings, immortalised in twenty five frames per second. It always seems so simple when you watch the make, but it is the process that feeds the elation.”

Keep your eyes on this one.

Spatial Dependents – Steph Morgan – High Holborn from HOLD TIGHT LONDON on Vimeo.

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: