What a month it has been for classic UK skateboarding videos coming out of the woodwork!
The latest to be dusted off and digitised is Neil Chester’s 1999 video for A4 Distribution (which would later become Sole Technology UK) – ‘Hating Life’. Filmed over two years, ‘Hating Life’ eatures the combined talents of the UK Emerica, etnies and éS teams including Mike Manzoori, Scott Palmer, Mark Baines and Garry Woodward just to name a few.
Stick the kettle on and bask in some nostalgia with some perfect fuel to get out skating this weekend. Be sure to visit Sidewalk Magazine’s interview with Chester and Manzoori for a bit of follow up reading too.
The folks at Transworld have uploaded Isle Skateboards’ entry to the most recent ‘Cinematographer Project ‘ video in all of its etherial glory.
Titled ‘Genealogy’ and filmed by Jacob Harris – the video is a poignant exploration of the companies’ history through the back catalogue of Tom Knox, Nick Jensen, Paul Shier, Chris Jones, Casper Brooker, Sylvain Tognelli and Jon Nguyen in videos such as Blueprint’s Waiting For The World, First Broadcast, Lost & Found, Make Friends With The Colour Blue, Josh Stewart’s Static 2, Lakai’s Fully Flared and Harris’ own videos Eleventh Hour and Vase.
For more on Isle Skateboards have a read of our interviews with Tom Knox, Nick Jensen, Casper Brooker and Jacob Harris by clicking below.
The follow up to Waiting For The World, and although not strictly a Blueprint video, First Broadcast was helmed by Dan Magee and Adam Mondon who took creative charge of the brand at the time.
First Broadcast showcased the two heaviest board companies in British skateboarding of the early 2000s: Blueprint and Unabomber.
Appearances from both camps include sections from Paul Shier, Colin Kennedy, Mark Baines, John Rattray, Frank Stephens, Nick Jensen and Vaughan Baker, Scott Palmer and Danny Brady.
This will definitely be of joy to those whose VHS copies and players are battered beyond repair and replacement…
Blueprint Skateboards first video, Waiting For The World, is now available to view online thanks to Dan Magee and Slam City Skates.
The first official video outing from the seminal British skateboarding company features Scott Palmer, Nick Jensen, Paul Shier, Mark Baines, Paul Carter, Carl Shipman, Channon King, Colin Kennedy, Andres Holguin, John Rattray alongside the Octagon Wheels team.
This video really needs no introduction so put the kettle on, sit back and enjoy.
AVE – three letters, no bullshit, a back catalogue featuring some of the best parts in history and the man who makes skateboarding’s collective knee’s go weak at the question: “Did you see that new AVE clip?”
AVE is the kind of skateboarder that makes me wish I could write boiltheocean-esque soliloquies about but I can’t so being a good old fashioned sycophant will have to do…
Coinciding with his recent Fucking Awesome board, FA have released a minute of AVE charging across the LA landscape and putting the hurt on all manner of walls whilst he’s at it. Get it watched, re-watch Propeller and also revisit our Terminator 2 remix of AVE’s ‘Propeller Raw Files’ whilst you’re at it.
A couple of week’s back, Harrogate-turned-Leeds lens wielder, Josh Hallett premiered Welcome Skate Store’s first video ‘Paul,’ to a sold out audience at The Hyde Park Picture house.
Beers were cracked open, applause and fist bumps were given all around along with a great deal of laughter throughout the evening. Josh has crafted not just a great skateboarding video, but a funny one too.
As expected, all of the Welcome boys smash it but George Smith seemed to have those a little unfamiliar with the crew scratching their heads afterwards. Put simply, George a fucking powerhouse. No other words are needed to describe his actions on a skateboard so hit play, marvel at the pop then grab a copy of Paul, from Welcome’s website. Read Josh’s interview via Sidewalk Magazine whilst you’re at it too!
The wonderful and weird world of David Lynch’s cult 1990s series has collided with the visual craftsmanship of Joe Castrucci and Habitat Skateboards.
Available at your local skate shop very soon, this collaboration is obviously in perfect timing with the return of Twin Peaks which will surely answer the lingering question of how Annie is alongside:
Why was Laura Palmer going to see Dale Cooper again in 25 years?
What’s Coop been up to in the Black Lodge while Bad Coop has been wreaking havoc on the world?
And finally, isn’t it too dreamy?
Habitat X Twin Peaks will be available at your local skate shop via Keen Distribution. so have a look at some the amazing graphics below before to get excited for the finest wood ride whilst drinking coffee as black as the night on a moonless night. Furthermore, with all this talk of David Lynch, we can’t help but think a Isle X Roy Orbison X ‘Blue Velvet’ mash up needs to happen…