Sunday, 20 June 2010

LOVE PARK!

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!:

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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!

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