Sunday, 18 April 2010

First Session of the New Year

Can you believe the last time me and Andrew went to film a skate session was July last year? Far too long if you ask me. Well today we finally remedied that situation by hitting some new spots and making good use of this lovely weather we're having. I'm not in this session as I was 1) filming it and 2) haven't worn my skates in well enough to try anything just yet.

Check out the new video here:

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Friday, 16 April 2010

Manchester

Here's a cool little edit from Brett Davies and friends hitting some big grinds in Manchester.

Sunchester from brett davies on Vimeo.

The Czech Republic Scene

Who would have thought there was an inline skating scene in the Czech Republic? That's probably quite a small-minded statement but I was honestly suprised to see this edit from LuboŇ° Turek called 'Bladeism' which features some amazing skating from the Czech Republic.

Bladeism from lubos on Vimeo.

A Little About Me

So it's probably about time I introduced myself. My name is Lewis Clark. 22 years of age. From London. I have a lot of interests but I'm big into video games, rock and heavy metal music, chilling with my mates and the odd drink. The other one is of course, inline skating.

I used to skate quite a lot as a kid but it became one of those things that got lost with the test of time. It's only recently that my interest in it has been re-ignited thanks to my brother-from-another-mother; Andrew Tedder.



Andrew's been rocking a pair of Erik Bailey signature Valo's for a while now and I've been having a blast following him around and putting his antics to film.



It was only in December that during a trip to Center Parcs I decided to don a pair of inline skates again and see if I'd lost my ability to skate. Luckily I had not. This was the real push for me to go and join Andrew in his endeavours to become a rather good aggressive inline skater.

Today, I finally went up town to the fantastic Club Blue Room to get my own set of gear and start doing this properly. Without further ado, here are my purchases. First of all, the most important pieces of equipment any budding skater will need:



I've decided to start with a pair of Razors Cult B. They're affordable, light and well built. They've also got anti-rockers (2 small wheels in the center) which are essential if you're planning to pull off some grinds.

Obviously it was going to be a pain in the arse lugging these about without a proper ruck-sack so I sorted myself out with one of those as well:



I decided it was probably best to get a Razors ruck-sack just to match the skates. Makes sense really. It's a pretty decent bag as well. Light-weight with padded straps to make it a comfortable wear.

Falling over is going to be inevitable so the store clerk advised me to get some shin and wrist guards. Unfortunately they were all out of shin guards in my size so that will have to wait for another day. However, they did have a decent pair of wrist guards which I'm glad they suggested because I would of probably gone for a pair of gloves if I was on my own. With these I can also avoid twisting my hand and fucking my wrist up which is pretty likely in this sport:



So there you have it! I'll be hitting the street tomorrow to practise until I can't handle anymore and then I'll be joining Andrew for a new session. We'll probably film are antics so stay tuned for a new clip from us. You can check out our old clips by hitting my YouTube channel. I'll probably sort out a Vimeo account just for our skate videos sooner or later, so I'll keep you informed on that as well.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Oli Short

This is a stunning video of Oli Short doing some incredibly creative stunts and tricks. This man is clearly a master of our sport. He has some massive balls as well.



Here's some more of Oli in action in case that first video wasn't enough.

3 Days of Scott Blackmore

Check this cool little video of Scott Blackmore tearing up the parks in Weymouth and Dorchester. I especially like this video as Weymouth is my favourite place on God's green Earth and I could recognise it from any footage you show me.

Scott Blackmore, 3 days in March 2010 from scott blackmore on Vimeo.

House Skatepark Rail Combos

Watch Steve Swain, Nick Lomax, Matt Cripps and Alex Burston at The House Skatepark in Sheffield. This video features some of the most amazing rail combos I've ever seen. Swain also pulls off some massive flips near the end so make sure you watch this all the way through.

Noiya Jam 2010 Promo. from Noiya.Optics on Vimeo.