A good mate of ours had taken a 5 year hiatus from skating…but just the other day let us know he had just got a new whip and was ready to come back. So stoked to have got this shot of him and two video clips for our upcoming edit. The second coming is upon us…
It’s been a while since I’ve shot some skateboarding, I’ve been super busy working in video and making an edit (which will be dropping soon). But Lilley showed me some kindness and we got this shot tonight at Bridges Skatepark in Belfast.
Our wee mate Johnny just keeps getting better and better. This ledge is no joke…it barely grinds, it’s awkward, has a curve to it, we never have wax and there are usually a bunch of wee shits kicking a football at us. We wouldn’t let him leave the session until he got this trick and he had never done it before…until now.
I was at an urban sports event today organised by a local community group I am part of called Precision. The turnout was unbelievable and the level of skating by kids as young as 12 was impressive…Johnny however slayed every obstacle in sight.
We have been looking at this spot for a while now. It has a shit run up, worse landing and you have to ollie over a kerb nevermind the actual gap. Lilley however checked this one off his “Fuckit List” at long last.
Finally took the plunge and bought a fisheye. I pissed myself in fear when I realised just how close you have to get for a shot like this, Lilley however did not piss himself flying down this infamous Banbridge 3 block.