Saturday, 11 December 2010

"You really should update the Blog T.M.!"

So the blog hasn't been updated in a while, you should have been getting your fix of news from the Facebook box on the Reskue sites frontpage, but there has been so much happening at the shop we haven't posted many videos up, so here is a whole bunch to keep you stoked on skating:

First a bunch from the DLX camp:

Thunder On the Grind: Theotis Beasely from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Thunder at Tampa Am 2010 from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Krook3D Triple C's from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Spitfire: Shane O'Neill is On Fire! from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Transworld Skateboarding Right Foot Forward: Bobby Worrest from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Slap One In A Million has been pretty sick so far, it is a contest where skaters send in a video part, it gets judged and then the best ones go to SF and all skate together along with the editor of SLAP to find an overall winner, so far we have learnt Forrest is a douche!

Donovan now has a new show on a Youtube channel so check that out if you were a fan of his Berrics stuff:

Some footy of the Zoo crew including a lot of peoples pick for Skater Of The Year, Brandon Westgate:

I have already posted this, but it's ridiculous so watch it again!

Here is some footy from the eS tour including some of good old Blighty!

And finally! If you have made it this far, some news on the Reskue video! For some reason I had some of you thinking there was a premiere booked, i'm not sure where this has come from?! But anyway, I know I say this all the time but it is very nearly done, a lot of the guys weren't too happy with the "Remix" idea of old footage, and so they now have almost entirely new parts! Pagets is Finished, Cams is finished and even Joshes is very close to being completed! Obviously it hasn't been the best weather for filming so we are struggling on the last few tricks, our new team rider has tweaked his ankle three times while trying to get footage, but his part with Mike isn't gonna dissapoint! Mike has just nipped over to New Zealand for a few weeks and as soon as he is back with what is bound to be some sick footage then its done, thats if it is dry at least once in a few weeks for us to film here!
The guys even managed to organise themselves enough for a filming trip to London the other week!
Here is an offcut of Cam:

And some of us struggling:

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Barcelona is rad + some rad videos.

So the guys who went to Barcelona are back, Joe Paget, Josh Clark, Cam Butterworth, new addition Mike Halls and sticker flow Ray Ray all killed it out there! I was a bit worried that with a place like Barcelona that has been skated by pretty much all pros, that it would be hard to get tricks that weren't ABD years ago, but Paget came up trumps! We are now working on finishing off the edits for the Reskue video and HOPEFULLY it should be finished pretty soon! The trip inspired them all to get a last few tricks back here in the UK, so as long as it stops raining for a while we are pretty much done! For Photos of the trip check out our Facebook!

As well as this there have been a bunch of rad videos popping up in internet land, as well as the team trawling the web trying to find videos of some Barca spots, here are a few:

First Phil Zwijsen, I think I posted some of him before, but the guy kills it, speedy skateboarding always looks good!

The spot at the end of the last video is awesome, we all missioned out into the suburbs of Barca to find it, but I needed to catch a plane so it ended up with myself and Josh getting quick lines, but some of the stuff that has been done there is ridiculous!

Peter Watkins has just turned pro for Black Label, and is welcomed with this vid:

Peter Watkins Snake Life from Black Label Skateboards on Vimeo.

Plus the chaps at Witchcraft have been putting out videos of each team rider skating one of the new decks:

Witchcraft Skateboards - Second Coming - Jamie 'Arghh' Morley from Sam Bailey on Vimeo.

Witchcraft Skateboards - Second Coming - Sam Roberts from Sam Bailey on Vimeo.

Witchcraft Skateboards - Second Coming - Jake Snelling from Sam Bailey on Vimeo.

Aaron Herrington somehow has another part too?! I'm confused with all the footage this guy has, i'd be stoked if BLOOD WIZARD had a UK distributor!

In search of The Mongo Monster from Blood Wizard on Vimeo.

And here is Mystery rider Sascha Daley, he is filming for the new HD Mystery video and so all the VX footage that isn't HD got used for this Mag Minute, and its bangin!

Now go shred!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Aaron Herrington

I'm gonna do what I always seem to end up doing on this blog and hype something that is nothing to do with the shop, ah well its all skateboarding, and good skateboarding to.

I have seen a few videos of Aaron Herrington, and wondered where he was getting all the footage from, surely he hasn't put out three parts in a year?! But yeah I guess he has, crusing street steez and interesting spots, definitely a winner!

Herrington is legit!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Vans Downtown Showdown,some street and the RESKUE VIDEO!

This is a wierd one, basically the companies involved have the chance to make an obstacle, and in skateboarder fashion they all try and outdo each other with the ridiculous gnarliness of each thing, the Zero contraption looks like its hungry for injuries, and the Foundation thing just looks like it wants to break legs, but somehow people get through it relatively unscathed! Having said that there are plenty of slams involved to!

As usual there hasn't been a post on here in a while, we are kinda going with the Facebook as it is on the front page of the website and you can comment etc, and we like to know what you think!

I hope by now you have all seen the Romsey jam video and the new trick tips, if not you can link from the Facebook box, but here are a few more videos for you too:

As usual I have been getting a lot of questions about the Reskue video, and also some kids asking if we are making one! Dunno where they have been for the past few years?!

Either way it is actually making progress, i'm well aware it keeps getting put back!

First because of Greg arriving with months worth of travel footage which I quickly made into a rad section!
Then Cam came back from New Zealand, went through about fifty tapes and has a strong section but wanted more, and has been killin it!
Then there is the fact that Josh and I very rarely get footage!
Darren finished off his section last night however, and with a trip to Barcelona coming up in two weeks time that is now the (supposed) deadline for Cam, Josh and myself!

We also have a couple of new team riders which already have some banging footage, but haven't put out a welcome clip and will let their (probably combo) section in the video do the talking! Jed is also pretty keen to film a bunch as he has been killing it lately, and thats about it, this could actually be happening!

The video was meant to be the Reskue Remix, taking a bunch of footage and remixing it into new parts just to show the new generation of skaters in Southampton what the squad have been up to, but now some people have all new sections, so we need a new name for the video! Let us know if you have any ideas!

In the mean time check out some offcut stuff of our filming missions:

Monday, 13 September 2010


So the premier of the first ever Vans Europe video is coming up this Saturday in Southampton! Anything with Pfanner in is bound to be amazing so this is definitely worth getting to! Entry is free but you need a ticket which we have instore now, strictly one per person, and you also get a voucher for money off any pair of Vans! We'll see you there!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Skateboarding - Dylan Rieder - Youness Amrani

You may have noticed (if you follow the blog through the Reskue site) that the website has had some pretty big changes going on lately, we have streamlined the butttons to make it easier for you to find exactly what you want, but the best addition for news hungry people is the Facebook box, if you aren't already a fan on Facebook then you should add yourself, however if you aren't a Facebook member all the news and links still come up and you can see the latest from the shop on the front page of the website. Bearing this in mind the blog is now just going to be used for team stuff and skate videos and news, and as this hasn't been updated in a while there is quite a lot!

The first thing we have been doing is making some little trick tip videos, for the guys that have been skating a while tip videos seem a bit cheesy, but we all started somewhere, and anything that might help local skaters progress is a good thing!
Here are the first three:

We took a bit of a leap between ollies and kickflips, there are a bunch of tricks that are easier than kickflips but that has been the most requested trick, if there are any tricks you'd really like a tip for post it on our Facebook wall and we'll see what we can do!

Reskue pal Nick has made a little edit of Tibs from a few sessions, Tibs kills it:

MPORA Action Sports >>

You might have missed this little edit also from Nick of a bunch of Southampton skaters down at Gang Warily:

MPORA Action Sports >>

The main video we have all been loving is this part from Dylan Rieder, Dylans part in Mindfield was awesome, and to come out with a full part relatively soon after that is pretty sick, a lot of kids don't realise how long it takes to film a part, a year is a pretty short time in the world of video making!

Dylan. from Gravis Footwear on Vimeo.

Click it dummy!

This video will make you realise, if you didn't already, how important style is in skateboarding, look at things like the flip out of the tailslide, which appears to pop a good 8 inches higher than the block and is caught, i'm sure lots of people can flip out of tailslides, but not many people as good as that! Pretty much every trick is an absolute banger, and even simple tricks like the wallride look sick just cos of how high he goes! Tricks longer or higher than you expect look awesome, and this part is gonna be pretty timeless, a lot kids now days seem to be trying to emulate combo tricks from pros, before they can do the two tricks seperately!

One of my favourite skate websites, Quartersnacks, made a video of some of the Nike SB team as they were shooting for P Rods new shoe release, the edit is sick, and for the people that don't know who Youness Amrani is, you need to!

Here is Youness Ten Tricks from a while ago, pretty much the best line ever!

More Skate Videos >>

And here is the final of this years Am Manny Mania, which Youness killed!

Here is a bit of extra New York for ya:

And here is Reskue pal Blake Everitt with a ten tricks filmed by Darren Tate, check out Blakes part in Wight Riot, Darrens video, Blake is the Isle Of Wights answer to Louie Barletta.

And if you were wondering how filming for the Reskue video was going, things like this definitely don't help!

We are getting there though, promise!

Saturday, 24 July 2010


Our Adidas have finally arrived! Check the site to buy online or pop instore! to celebrate I thought i'd bring you a bunch of videos from the Adidas team:

Pete Eldridge is sick, big pop steez!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Andover?! Reskue vid...

Nuff said really! This event needs your support! If we get a bunch of people down there then it will show there is a need for an indoor park in the South! Tell your mates and pimp the Facebook event, this needs to be rammed!

In other news filming for the Reskue vid has been going well-ish, we had a little re-edit of Darrens part the other night, he only has 3 tricks from his original part in there now! Basically if you take Darren to a set of stairs he'll either do a trick in a few tries, or snap his board. Cam has easily enough footage for a part including some ridiculous enders which Ranny shot for a possible well deserved First Light in Sidewalk! I'm going to be going over to the Isle Of Wight to finish filming Darren and hopefully get some tricks! And then we are DONE! Only a year or two late, but thats what happens when you work every single day!
If you hadn't seen how hard we have been working on this here is Cam trying to cruise a rail:

And here is a little edit of the 3 up 5 down spot made famous by 6:57, if you were thinking of filming here I wouldn't bother, Darren pretty much killed it!

If you were in any doubt as to how good Cams board control is here is an old vid of him against some poor kid in a game of skate, heelflip late shuv?!

Here are a few other vids as well to keep you hyped:


And a bit of Frenchman steez for you:

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Some inspo..

here are a few vids from relatively unknown guys to get you inspired, as well as some footage from the top three finishers from the CPH pro comp.

Sunday, 4 July 2010


I have been slacking emmensely on the blog again, apologies! There has been a lot of team action going on though, which hopefully you will see the fruits of real soon! Filming with Josh and Cam for the Reskue Remix video has been going well, footage has been racking up and when Josh has as many tricks as he has slams its gonna be a banger, combined with Cams part which is gonna be huge! Paget and Darren have been on some trips with Ranny to get photos, potentially for Sidewalk. You may have noticed we were open a bit late last Sunday, this was because we got up early to go film/photograph Darren hitting up a huge rough gap, the Reskue squad aren't messing about! We are really trying to get some bangers for you guys to peruse over your Coco Pops! Hopefully the video will be finished in the next month and you'll all be stoked on the new footage! Cam has his ender and trust me its a banger!

I have had a few people say I should just put the finished parts up online, as Greg,Marc,Paget and Curtis have had full parts for almost a year! But I have been adding to them and I want the whole team to be checked out in its entirety, Darren gets new footage all the time and Paget has been getting a few bits after his injury, but its all coming together and should be done very soon!

It seems videos used to mean a lot more when they weren't online, owning a video which you paid for meant you watched the video religiously and really studied it knowing every trick.
One of the last big videos before the DVD revolution was Menikmati from eS, I seriously loved this video, all the music was original and didn't have any vocals to detract from the skating, Fred Mortagne who filmed and edited the video is easily one of the best skate videographers, all of the timing on Kostons part is amazing and perfectly in time with the music. It is wierd to think this came out 10 years ago as a lot of it is still really really good now, its interesting to look at the trick selection now compared to ten years ago, some of the slow mo tricks are now fillers, yet some of the gnarlier handrail stuff hasn't been met to this day, Arto was at the peak of his skating at this point, the El Toro front board is crazy, and the switch front board in a line is bangin, in fact its the same rail Marissa does a regular front board in the Zero video which only just came out, Arto kills it!
eS have put the entire video up on its site in a celebration of its history, and here it is, take some time to watch it, especially Kostons section, and get inspired!

And here are some of the bonus bits!

That is a lot of Good skateboarding! If you are stoked on this then leave a comment or let us know on the Reskue Facebook!

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Definitely my favourite era in skating, Love Park was rad, this documentary gets a rinsing instore but I only have it on VHS so stoked its online, you need to watch this:

Friday, 18 June 2010

Skate parks!

So the new Gang Warily (prounounced ware-ill-ee dummys) park has been getting a lot of love, everyone is surprised by how small it is, but the space is used pretty well, you should have already seen my edit of the place:

But Reskue friend Nick did a bit of filming the other day and made another edit with a few more of the Reskue squad including the illusive Jed Cullen!:

More Skate Videos >>

You may have heard if you have been following the 7 Southern Districts park that it is looking like it will now be in Andover, which isn't so bad, its about half an hour drive from Southampton. Marc Churchills ideas for the park sound awesome, and it is still a possibility that we will have a Reskue in there too! They are having a jam/BBQ thing at the current Andover park site HERE is the Facebook event, invite all your mates!

Adidas and tings.

I've been slacking again, but that only means we've been busy here getting a bunch of new product out, and to be honest i'm not sure what news could top how good that SB demo is going to be!

We have had some new Nike SB Blazers in black with a grey tick, and some sick new Spitfire/Vans collabo Era pros, we should have some new Fallens arriving next week too, and will be getting new footwear far more regularly from now on hopefully, including Adidas Skateboarding! The July Adidas have already started to ship to U.S. stores, so should be arriving with us very soon, and i'm pretty excited about this, there is a rad new Silas Baxter Neal pro shoe, and some sweet Pete Eldridge superstars coming, Adidas have some timeless styles so having them in pro skaters colorways exclusive to skate shops is awesome! Check out the Adidas skateboarding website HERE! and save some pennies because they are all very limited edition and once they are gone, they are gone!

Here are a bunch of videos for you to catch up on, one for each day i've been slacking, apparently there is some sort of football competition on, but I think this is better:

A DGK demo, G fresh!

Here is a little 10 Deep video, there aint too much going on, but anything with Jamal Smith in is a winner, and New York just looks dope on video:

Here is a video of some of the Zero/Mystery team at KCDC in Brooklyn, that lil kids face when they go in pretty much sums up why skateboarding is amazing:

And here is some footy of them warming up at Maloof:

For those of you that don't have hours to look at the Maloof streamed stuff here are a few run down videos of the stuff that mattered:

Luis Tolentinos gap is ridiculous!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Nike SB demo!

This has cranked my day! The Nike SB team is amazing, a diverse group of awesome skaters, and they are gonna be doing a demo at Bay 66 at the end of the month! Seeing Omar hossing about would be rad, the P Rod consistency, Wiegers Heelflippings, Cory Kennedys ridiculousness, and Nuggets killers, topped off with some Lance Mountain! This is the demo of the year for sure!

Help Me!

So there are a whole bunch of new skaters about, this is awesome! Good weather always brings people out of retirement or starts kids off with skating, but heand in hand with this I have had loads of kids ask me how to do tricks lately, obviously there is only so much I can show being insside a shop! So I have decided we are gonna do some trick tips videos, Darren, Greg, Cam, Josh and Joe have all agreed to show you some tricks, so I thought we'd start it off with the good old ollie, so here is Darren giving you some pointers:

If there is anything in particular you wanna learn then just let us know! Next one coming very soon!

I'm, pleased to say we have had a whole bunch of new hardware instore, including the first Witchcraft boards, all of which are 8"+ and on DLX wood so really good quality! As well as these we also have some Crayon ltd edition boards, including a Pete Fowler design and Super Furry Animals collab deck! Couple this with restock of the Real Lotto decks, Krooked price point decks and Stereo decks and there is heck of a lot of choice instore at the moment!

Cam in his 50 tape delving has made a little edit of an abingdon session from a while back, check out Cam and Joshy as well as Reskue lurker Dan Lilley.

Here is a bit more footage from them too:

People have been getting pretty hyped on this Habitat video, its basically a look back at a lot of their old footage as well as a bunch of new footage too. Habitat have a bunch of rad skaters on the team, and have had some awesome guys on them in the past too!

Here is some footage of the Slave team from Thrasher:

The Slave video has been on repeat instore recently, Pat Burke is quickly becoming one of my favourite skaters.

Here is some of the ProTec pool party too:

Alex Perelson kills it!

Lastly City have merged with Think and created a pretty awesome team of shredders, and put out this little promo, Lee Yankou kills it in this, the last crook is insane:

Here is his part from Sus Monts:

And his mag minute:

Monday, 7 June 2010

Maloof! or Mall? Oof!

So this years Maloof Money Cup finished yesterday, and as my amazing title (I normally do the Sun headlines) suggests there are a lot of mixed feelings about this sort of thing, the corporate world entering ours, and some people think they are just using the image of skateboarding to sell products, Chris Cole probably wouldn't agree! He earnt $100,000 in a few hours this weekend!

The problem with corporate, TV friendly contests, is that they are gonna happen, regardless of what anyone says or does! It is just something we have to put up with! So surely it is better if the courses are designed by skaters, a skatepark gets left up afterwards for people to use, and the prize money actually makes it worth trying some amazing stuff, rather than feeling like a performing monkey that people are making money out of?

Maloof was sponsored by Volcom and Vans, both legit skate companies, and the best skaters in the world got invites, not some random contest pros you've never heard of, just the street skaters you love from videos. We were discussing drinks sponsors for a while today, its a wierd one, kids like Chaz Ortiz, who isn't even pro for Zoo York yet, reportedly gets over $100,000 a year from Gatorade, thats more than a chunk of pros get from their board sponsor! But while it is a corporate sponsor, we all drink drinks! If you can get paid to do it, and it doesn't take money away from any other side of skateboarding then whats the problem? Some people would argue that it is worse being on a corporate shoe or board sponsor, because thats money that could have gone to a skater owned company? Whatever your opinion on this there is no denying that the skateboarding at Maloof was ridiculous!

Anyway its raining and "World Of Warcraft" is only so much fun, so set youself a few hours aside and watch this:
Ams section one:

Ams section 2

Ams section 3:

Pro finals section 1:

Pro finals section 2:

Pro finals section 3:

Chris Cole interview:

On a closer to home tip I went with Josh and Cam from the Reskue squad last night to try and get some footage for the Reskue vid, Cam slays it, and has now been through 50 tapes of footage and we are gonna start editing his section together, Joshys is also coming on too, and even I got a few tricks last night! Hopefully they are gonna be hyped after Maloof, I know Darren is and wants to get his gnar on, he'd boneless of roofs every day if bloody Faithless didn't get in the way! But thats a different story....

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Damn Son!

My updates got slack as soon as they got good again! But as you know that means we have been busy here, real busy in fact! Which is rad! Glad lots of you have been getting back into skating with the good weather!

We are expecting our LRG to arrive any day now, along with some Nike SB Janoskis in black, and some Bruins.
Some fresh boards from Harmony and DGK should also be here tomorrow, and some Flip and Santa Cruz sale boards arriving Thurs/Friday.

We have had some rad visits from some homies in the last week, RX bandits played in Southampton, and they are all friends of Reskue lurker Matt Reynolds after his band supported them a few times, turns out the singers brother who was doing merch was on a flow for Furnace skate shop over in Seal Beach, and so skates with Johnny Layton and some Long Beach types over there, so we spent quite a while talking about all those guys. Speaking to skaters from different places is pretty much my favourite thing to do so that was rad! Here are some videos from his neck of the woods:

Kevin Romar is on the shop team:

Here is an old section from 411 that has some of the older Furnace team on:

Then my boy Mike Netley that does CASE magazine brought in his buddy Jimmy Levan, Jimmy is a bit of a legend in the BMX world, and while we are a skate shop you'd have to be a bit of a douche not to appreciate things like this:

Jimmy kills it!

Shop rider Joe Paget who unfortunately broke his wrist a month ago now while trying to get a photo for a First Light has been working on getting back to full strength, and should hopefully be back shredding in the next week or so, he was noticably absent from the Gang Warily edit so lets hope he gets back on it and starts repping Zoo York and Thunder, and gets a photo for Sidewalk! The sequence he has is sickness, so get back on getting a still Joe!

Speaking of Zoo york they put out a little video of some of their flow kids, and its really really good! It took me by surprise a bit to be honest! Kevin Tierney is sick!

One video that has been getting a lot of love on the internetz is this one:

I have said it before and i'll say it again, going high and fast can never go out of style - it will always look good!

This video has nothing to do with anything other than I think Pat Burke is rad!

Actually it does have some relevence, we should be getting some Slave boards this week, in nice big sizes too!

So as well as the DGK, Harmony, Santa Cruz, and Flip boards you'll have Slave, Zero, Stereo and Witchcraft too, damn thats a lot of skateboards!

Here is your daily nothing to do with anything we sell but is rad anyway video:

I'm sure he'll be fully on a rad company soon!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A bit more inspo...

I'm a big fan of Jon Allie, couple his skating with Slayer and you are on to a good thing!

Pat Burke is sick, i'm glad you guys have started to realise how rad Slave is!

This is pretty bad quality for some reason but its from a contest where you had 6 hrs to film as much as you could, its bloody good considering it was all in six hours! Although that blunt, foot swap, jump off thing, I think is one of the worst tricks in skateboarding, kids DON'T DO IT! Well you can if you like, but make sure you do a flip rock fakie, a roast beef and a fakie bigspin rock n roll as well to achieve maximum props!

In skate news I have preordered some decks from Witchcraft as well as the ltd edition Crayon/Super Furry Animals colab board, they should all be here in the beginning of June so be ready, they will go quickly! We should also have a bunch of Zero and Slave boards at the end of next week, along with the Slash Fallen shoe and a new Forte. Good times.


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Reskue Skate Shop is an independent skater owned shop in Southampton, England.