A couple of weeks back some of the Emerica footwear team dropped in on Newcastle as part of their UK Tour. There were more skaters flying around town that day than i’d ever seen in my life! Every corner you turned there was someone speeding by on their way to Native Skate Store for the signing and then off to Five Bridges for the demo. Of course the po-po didn’t like the idea of hundreds of skaters being let loose onto the streets and tried to stop the demo happening because of “health and safety” but luckily the woman in charge of this party pooping was off the day of the demo so shit all got done to shut it down. Worked out alright in the end too, no one got hurt, Five Bridges was at capacity and I went along to get some snaps from the evening. Enjoi.
Before Override Skatepark opened its doors officially to the public I had a chance to go down there and snap some photos of the setup before anyone had rode it. I brought my lights down with me but in the end the park was so light inside that there was no need to use them for the overview shots. Not wanting to let them go to waste I asked Adam, Mouse and Daz if they wanted to take some riding photos and luckily for me they were up for it. I hadn’t taken any riding photos for a couple of months (as you can probably tell) because of the crap weather we’ve been getting over here (and we’re getting older so it hurts more when you slam). I bullied Adam into doing the rail and a b, Mouse into doing some turndowns and tables and Daz into having a bit of a flow around as he was out of touch due to local parks being about -3°C.
Have a deeks at some of the snaps from the 30 minute sesh.
A couple of weekends back we all met up in Newcastle for a sesh and the usual question of “where should we go ride?” came up and as per usual people sometimes get a brain meltdown when this is asked. However based on a previous Throwback Thursday here on Street Phire I knew just the ticket. I’d been doing some research into a spot that I rode several years ago with Olly and had found that it still looked like it existed and as a bonus there was a new concrete park built just quarter of a mile away from it. So if all else failed we’d still have a new park to ride and hopefully we’d find some street too. Read more →
Right i’ve wasted long enough writing this post, i’ve just been caught up in an internet trip down memory lane checking out old blogs, looking at old photos, trying to find the first photos from Street Phire’s Toon Fools series but allas no luck. So for those of you who haven’t seen or heard of this feature from back in the past, basically I used to go riding with the lads, take my camera and 50mm lens out and get snap happy documenting what was happening on our BMX’s. This weekend it’s snowing and no one is out so i’ve decided to put it to good use and throw up the photos from last Sunday’s session where it was actually warm and dry, can you believe we hit double figures for the first time in the past 4 months (or probably more).
Enjoy some of the snaps from the day, i’ll caption what I can and if the weather gets better then there’ll be more of this in the future! Read more →
Well it’s been just over a week since the snow melted up here in Newcastle but we are now clear of it and the riding street riding has been getting done once more. Back in 2010 we had loads of snow around Christmas time, normally this would deter most BMXers from attempting to get out of bed let alone take advantage of the snow. However the one and only Chris “The Count” Lee and crew decided this could be a great opportunity to ride what normally wouldn’t be a spot. Over in Heaton Park there was a set of stairs that had been transformed into a flat bank and at the bottom we built a kicker over the fence to make it possible to ride. Below you can see one of the photos we got from the escapades, of course the run out was nigh on impossible to roll away from so when he landed it was a case of either stopping dead on the spot or being chucked over the bars..
Last weekend Five Bridges played host to the Pixels YouTour which gives the chance for “unsponsored rippers” to win a trip to Gran Canaria for a filming mission with some of the biggest brands in skateboarding. I went down to Five Bridges just before the main comp kicked off to take a couple of snaps, then Chaff, Tim and I went off on a street mission to South Shields.
This if from way back in that small, seasonal time called summer which never really happened this year. However Ashington did play host to a new skatepark opening and it was a sick day to have it. Temperatures were in their 20’s, most the people there were well under their 20’s and the crowds were in their multiple of 20’s. Enough words, let the photos do the talking, enjoy the few snaps I got from the day. Oh and if you’re up Ashinton way when it gets nicer out doors then hit the park.. a Google maps link will be coming soon!