For those of you who fought the rain, kept the spirits high and left the house today to join in on at the jam it was pretty damn good. Amazing turn out, about 80+ people tuned in and it started at Five Bridges because we all know how much the English weather loves to flip out now and again.. Preparation had been going for the days and weeks leading up to the jam by the NSFYC and crew, building new lines at the Wastey, getting the place cleaned right up and ready for today and then it rained hard over night but the guys left Bridges early to sweep up the puddles and before you knew it the session was on.We turned up at the Wastey stopping off at Monza’s on the way up to get some refreshments and food as the Harry special D Burgers had sold out within minutes thanks to the swift and amazing flipping techniques of Jamie the Chef.
Anywho once the guys were fed and watered it was time to witness what was happening on the rails, ledges, quarters and manny pads. Luckily for those who haven’t left the comforts of their beds today or maybe you’ve decided to go out on a all day bender, the talented Ryan Lilburn. Good to see him rocking the (G33K) Nikon D800 for clocking the footy.. keep your eyes peeled on here for the video once it drops. Updates galore!
It’s a good job someone was clocking footy as I was far too busy being an annoying twat on the megaphone and occasionally shooting some photos.. lets move on to that now.
Oh and on the clocking front Fraser of SR7BMX and Ride UK fame was down with his cut and shut of a Nikon getting the other angles for an edit that will also be dropping in the near future. Good to see you Fraser, it’s been a long time but next time i’ll not have a megaphone, I promise.
Down at the quarter end of the Wasteland is where it was all happening, check out the one they call Luke aka GPS Luke aka the smooth rider from Whitley Bay smashing up the airs, 360s, fakie lines and tyre slides, can’t wait to see the footy.
Before you knew it all types of stuff was going down from riders i’d never met before. It was so good to see a turnout so strong from the likes of Hebburn, Jarrow, South Shields, Whitley Bay, Newcastle and all other places, there needs to be more of these jams in the future. Kick back and have a deaks on some imagery below
Moving down the way to the pole jam, Conor bust out the pole to bars (too many times cause I was crap and snapping it) and here it is in full colour
and then moves swiftly onto a t-bog like it ain’t no problem..
Before you knew it the day was coming to an end, the rain that the weatherman predicted had come true and 6pm struck and that was it. Amazing times were had, I again apologise for my terrible commentary, but these jams and get togethers are key in keeping the scene going, meeting new people, seeing how the sport is progressing with people going mental from street to park and beyond. Thanks again to Harry Dyson, Fraser from SR7, the NSFYC, all the people who put in time and money and helped organise the jam, the building, the clean up and Chef Jamie for his flipping burger skills.
On the topic of flipping skills you may want to check out the mentalist who was put up for flipping the mini jump box.. he took two run ups of just testing the box and then out of no where but with helmet in case it goes tits up, busted out the flip >
Well there goes the neighbourhood..
Until next time, get out riding no matter what the weather there is always a spot, keep up the good work and adios.. oh and get some pegs!