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.

Shoreham Skatepark!

I mentioned this park a while ago while it was being built, but its finally finished! The bowl looks awesome and it has been given a big thumbs up from Tibs who has already been to check it out, it has "tile" pressed into the concrete for a genuine pool feel, along with pool coping from the same place that made Lance Mountains pool! It doesn't get much better than that! If this is your thing then maybe look on HERE and get yourself down there on friday!

Hopefully we'll get down there and film some stuff soon! thanks for all the love on the Gang Warily edit, everyone seems stoked on the park and edit! Darren "tranny ripper" Tate wants to lay down some Brider grinds in the pool!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Lifted Research Group

I'm really pleased to be able to announce we will be getting our first stock of LRG soon, they have always had a sick skateboard team but have recently added Tom Asta, Billy Marks and Tommy Sandoval to the team. We should have all the garms in about a week, I thought i'd let you know so you can be ready! As always the clothing we get is pretty limited, we cater for individuals, we don't want everyone looking the same! So we'll only ever get a few of a tee, so be quick! Keep your eye on the blog and Facebook for when it arrives!

Visually Heard / LRG Skate Introduces Tommy Sandoval - Full from LRG on Vimeo.

Here is some footage of Tom Asta at the Beijing contest:

Visually Heard / Tom Asta @ Woodward Beijing's Best Trick Contest from LRG on Vimeo.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

A little bit of Soton!

One of Reskues youngest lurkers David Baker has made a little edit of some Southampton peeps, check it out:

The Southampton Roshamble >>

This is pretty sick too:

Here is a bit of footy of Tim Zom too, he killed it in Simpel Sessions.

This is pretty dope too:

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Dane Burman..

..came through with a ridiculously strong part in Strange World, the final ollie in his part is actually insane, here are a few more clips of him, I wouldn't say offcuts because they are stupidly good:

What is so good about Don Brider?

Regular blog readers may have noticed it looks slightly better now, videos actually fit in! For some reason I hadn't bothered fiddling with the code before and they would get cut off, but a bit of HTML scouring and its all good! This has made me wanna get back on the blogging again, and I think once a week i'm gonna take an in depth look at a legendary skater, and there is none more legendary in Southampton than Don Brider!

Fifty Fifty grind, or as the caption says, double axle scrape.

In 1990 I got a book called "Skateboarding Is Not A Book" it basically told you all about skateboarding at the time, and in amongst all the photos of vert skaters in tiny shorts and Rob Roskopp puking there was a photo of a group of guys skating along by a fountain in France, I thought it was kinda crap at the time, they were just going along?! Then when I read the book it kinda explained that the journey and travelling with your friends, and discovering new places, is half the fun of Skateboarding. Kinda wierd to be reading this when you're ten and Kickflips are the only thing people seem to care about, but not as wierd that years later I found out this was Don Brider.

Don at legendary Southampton spot Monks Ditch.

Don started skating before you could buy skateboards, he was one of the people that bought a commercial skateboard the first time they were available, and after the first boom and bust of skating product was really hard to get hold of, he used to mail order Vans, which would take about six weeks to arrive and you would buy based on a black and white line drawing.

Ah the old back board!

Don got good at skating, very good for the time, most people I have spoken to from that era say that Dons Bonelesses were something of legend, and with skateboarding having such a small following Don found cult status pretty quickly, mainly because he wasn't a vert skater, he was a street skater, and pioneering one at that! All the photos in mags were of vert ramps and comps, but photos of Don were of Wallrides and Bonelesses on the streets, or street sections of parks. I guess people could relate to this a bit more and with british skateboard videos and companies being close to non existent Don started to make his own stuff. Funnily enough when Don did skate vert he did his frontside grinds differently to everyone else, with the board scraping along the coping, this was then claimed by Mike Smith as a Smith grind, even though Don had been doing grinds like this before. So yeah, Don invented Smith Grinds!

From RAD isssue 44, frontside grind.

Don once showed me the first thing he ever screen printed, it was a stupidly complex picture of a moped thing on a tee shirt, he still has it hung up, Don never makes things easy on himself. Don got sponsored by a company called Brand X, but rather than just riding for them he helped them with a lot of the company. He also started Wear and Tear clothing and also made Victim Street Wear tees, a comment on the commercial, some would say sell out, nature of Vision street wear at the time, the original sell your soul to MTV type of brand. Vision was pretty hated on by core skaters but Don was perhaps the first to attack them, with Mark Gonzales following closely behind (I think) starting Blind skateboards, the opposite of Vision.

Beanplant down stairs, steez!

At one point Don skated through a schoolyard in Southampton and did a Wallride, a young BMXer saw this and instantly wanted to start skating, the BMXer was Greg Nowik.
Greg quickly become Dons protoge and Don helped in getting Greg Sponsored early on, by BASH skateboards - the sister company of Deathbox. Deathbox was started by Ian Deacon and Jeremy Fox and had a famous logo of a teapot, Don printed the first stickers for the company and still has the die cutter for the teapot shape at home. In the early to mid nineties skateboarding was on the decline after another boom and the guys at Deathbox realised that for them to survive they may have to move to the heart of the skateboard industry, California.

Stalefish Boneless!

Both Greg and Don had the opportunity to move to America with Deathbox, which upon the move changed its name to Flip skateboards, but both of them chose to stay with their families, and Don continued to print stickers and boards for shops and small companies. Don started Blackmarket skateboards, and sponsored Greg, Blackmarket was a cheaper alternative to buying a U.S. board and loads of guys you speak to in Southampton now would tell you that Blackmarket was their first proper deck.

From RAD issue 61, Wallride

When Death started Don printed some of their boards, and has printed stickers for most of the core skate shops in the country, along with tee shirts and decks, he always undercharges too, making very little off of any printing jobs he does, in order to keep things cheap for the shops and companies.
He still speaks to the owners of Flip and will always be flowed some boards and stuff by them, so thats why he is always rocking Flip gear.

Classic Boneless

I wish there were video parts of Don, but you'll have to make do with these photos, I remember when I learnt wallrides I was looking for a set of stairs to wallride down and Don mentioned there was a 5 set at a cinema in Andover, I thought it was a bit random that he knew this and asked why, and he said because he had done it in the eighties! That is still a pretty legit trick now so you could say his skating was ahead of its time, or tricks are just regressing to what looks good, but Don was amazing at Wallrides, any no Comply variation and the Boneless! I still don't really understand his Stalefish Bonelesses, maybe try one next time you go skating, it makes no sense.


Someone once said to me Don was the best street skater in the country, then the ollie came in and he was f****d, whether this is true or not Don was still progressing with modern street skating into the 90s and could do a few flip tricks, there aren't many people that can kickflip into their forties!
Skating with Don a few years ago he was still doing Noseslide to K grinds, and I was witness to a Frontside Noseslide, back noseblunt pop over on a rail, a legit trick for now!

Hurricane on the Navigator banks.

A lot of these photos are from RAD magazine, an old UK skate mag, Don was in it regularly and also wrote articles for it, the first skate magazine I ever bought had an article from Don about searching out spots, and had a young Alex Moul doing a boardslide down a ledge at Asda in Southampton! Don has inspired so many people with his skating that he is a true unsung legend, Greg would perhaps not even have skated without Don!

Frontside boardslide.

Don also built spots and ramps, the most well known being Dead Rabbits, a mini ramp with additional quarters on the platforms, a pretty cool design which opened up a whole lot of possibilities. Unfortunately I can't embed this video, but you should definitely click HERE and check out some footage of Greg skating Dead Rabbits!

Wallride at the legendary Wandsworth Roundabout spot, this is where the opening of Clockwork Orange is filmed, where Alex and friends beat up the old man, if you have no idea what i'm on about then you should watch that too!

And just for poops and giggles here is some footage of Greg and some others back in 92! good stuff!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Stuff and stuff.

Shop wise we have had quite a bit of new stuff, restock on the Carhartt gear, including bigger sizes in all the jeans and shorts! We have had a whole bunch of Anti Hero, Krooked, Real, Thunder and Indy tees that are all 2 for £25! Easily the best deal around for tees, and only while stocks last so be quick! To go hand in hand with this we have the new series of Real decks, which feature a scratch off panel which can win you shoes, decks, tees and a bunch of other stuff, a pretty cool idea from Real! There is also a few decks from Krooked and Anti Hero too, all the DLX boards are really good shapes, and nice poppy wood, we recommend em!

Skate wise we have been visiting Gang Warily a lot, its real small but super smooth and pretty fun when people aren't sat on all the ramps! Here is a little edit made up of a few sessions there:

And here are a few more rad videos:
Erik Peterson off the new Sweets video, this guys rad!

Rumour mill has it Chima is turning pro soon, well desreved!

Pretty smooth steez from this guy:

Here is a video of Dylan Rieder, I posted it before but it was a link and I know you guys are too lazy to click links!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Simpel feels like ages ago! Reskue Remix video!

Unofficial Reskue photographer Ranny got some photos of me and Darren up at the uni the other week, and it made me realise that he never got to use his photos from Simpel Sessions, one sequence of Adrien Bulard doing his ridiculous tre got used in Sidewalk, but here are a few of the leftover photos of Adam and Paget, click on em to make them full size:
Adam - Tre flip tail grab

Adam - Hardflip

Joe Paget - 360 shove

Joe Paget - FS 360 shove

Joe Paget - Smith grind

And here are the photos we were actually getting:
Darren gets Mosher!

Fat old man - K Grind

Darren - Kickflip over rail

Unfortunately we didn't manage to film a K Grind, or the Mosher back board, before we got kicked out, just one of the reasons the mythical Reskue Remix video is taking so long!
One of the other reasons was the introduction of Cam to the team, Cam rules, and I want you guys to see this! When I put him on he said he had enough footage for two video parts, but needed to go through all his tapes to get it, this is taking a while! But once its done you can look forward to a full length Cam and Josh clark part! I tentatively say we'll have it ready for Reskues third birthday 27th June.

The Gang Warily edit is coming along ok too, we have had a bit of bad luck with the weather, combined with the fact the locals think the curved block is a bench and don't seem to have seen a video camera before, but its getting there! Tate Mode kills the place!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Cruising towards a Wight Riot!

We have a whole bunch of Cruiser and Longboards in the shop for the good weather, including boards from Zoo York, Krooked, Creature, Landyachtz and Loaded, so maybe check them out if you are a smooth rolling type.
Those of us who prefer busting some moves might wanna check out some of these vids for some inspo:
This guys pretty G:

Nick Merlino is a bit of a killa:

You know I have love for 5Boro:

Some of these are brand new, but some I might have posted already, anyone that skates for DLX is a ripper and is worth a second look anyway:

This was a pretty rad comp that was actually held inside FTC, a shop in San Francisco:

Here is a demo at Skatelab a while back thats only just found its way to the tube:
And here is a Justin Brock vid, just cos Justin Brock is awesome:

And here is a bit of Jon Nguyen, nice clean steez:

If it is sunny later today we may even have the edit of Gang warily up for you tonight!
A few people have asked about some hype Reskue rider Darren Tate has been making about his video project: "Wight Riot" is an Isle Of White video featuring Darren, Frodo Bradbury and Blake Everitt, as well as some Isle Of Wight friends and cameos from Reskue riders, we will be having copies in the shop available to buy as soon as he gets them, it should be about £6, BANGIN!
The vid is short but sweet, and if you are a fan of twangers like Louie Barletta you'll be super stoked on Blakes section! I asked Darren if we could do a premier, but he replied "Southampton isn't on the Isle Of Wight!" so you'll have to hold your own premier! Start saving your 600 pennies!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Skateparks! DVDs! Metal!!

It seems like there are a bunch of rad parks popping up at the moment! Our friends down in Prime, Plymouths SOS have opened their own park and are having an opening jam this weekend, as well as a new park down in Taunton which looks pretty sick too!
Check out the Facebook events here: PRIME TAUNTON
As well as this there is a new park over in Gang Warily (near Hythe) which shockingly enough is pretty sick! We'll have a little edit of the Reskue squad there up soon.

We now have some fresh Carhartt clothing instore, as well as some Dickies, and a few Zero, Mystery and Slave decks have just turned up too!

You may have noticed the website has been having a mini overhaul, it is now wider, with a lot of products having smaller clickable pics so its easier for you to browse products, bangin!

Here are a few vids of some shredders to keep you inspired too:

The Beware Of Sasquatch and This Time Tomorrow DVDs we were expecting have now made it into the country! This bloomin volcanic ash was holding them up! But the videos are sick, and they will both only be £12 which is pretty rad!

One other thing that has happened is French has announced his own board company! The graphics as you would expect are sick, so if metal and 8+ boards are your thing, then this is your thing! We'll get some as soon as they are available, which should be the next few weeks!
If you like the Mosh you will like this to:

Tate mode getting the horns out while filming for the Reskue vid!


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