Shredders

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Name: Tim Walker / [email protected]
Age: 40
Town/Area: Bradford Yorkshire
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 7
Fave terrain: half pipes / ramps / bowls / vert ramps /
Fave park ever: Roxy Skate
Least fave park ever: Shipley (the wheel thing)
Fave board ever owned: Zeus Rocker with Lazer trucks and green kryps 60mm
Most memorable skate moment: Walking into Plymouth full pipe and breaking my arm at Huddersfield
Brief comments: you need little balls to play golf !
Name: Carl Arnfield / [email protected]
Age: 41
Town/ area : Bolton
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: 7
Fave terrain: pools / bowls/ half pipes / old crete / snowboarding
Fave park ever: Stockport Bones Skatepark – Pala pool CA RIP
Least fave park ever: Whipsey Yorkshire…. you can’t even call it a sk8 park
Fave board ever owned: Jason Jessie – Driven / 136 hanger Venture trucks / bat wing Bones wheels 80a 56mm
Most memorable skate moment: getting grinding in a Pala pool and hitting tiles in the shallow
Brief comments: it hurts when you fall off !
Name: Stevie Martin / [email protected]
Age: 38
Town/Area: Milton Keynes
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 12
Fave terrain: Concrete/bowls
Fave park ever: Rolling Thunder
Least fave park ever: Rhyl… a skatemare!
Fave board ever owned: Simms Brad Bowman
Most memorable skate moment: First trip to Skate City
Brief comments: You’re never too old.
Name: Kev “Paps” Butler (Mr whippy)
Age: 40
Town/Area: Kendal
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 10
Fave terrain: mellow bowls rounded lips / vert ramps / snowboarder
Fave park ever: Hollywell Bay / Knebworth
Least fave park ever: old Bolton first generation concrete park
Fave board ever owned: Cabellero
Most memorable skate moment: front side grind Rom pool / Livi pool
Brief comments: You need big bertie bollocks to skate!
Name: Jon “Slamaster j” Lubbuck / [email protected]
Age: 39
Town/Area: Originally Norwich/Norfolk now oop North in Prestwich/Manchester
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: 1977-1981,2000 – Present
Fave terrain: Wood/Crete/Bowls/Vert/Freestylee
Fave park ever: Beachcomber,Hemsby,Gt.Yarmouth,Norfolk
Least fave park ever: Storm,Derby
Fave board ever owned: Barracuda 30×10,California Slalom trucks,65mm Green Kryps
Most memorable skate moment: First double axle grind on the coping in the Blue Pool at the Beachcomber
Brief comments: You’re never to old to skate,if you still feel that adrenaline rush you had way back in the day – get out there and ride the concrete wave.
Name: Andrew Huggins (Scroggs) / [email protected]
Age: 40
Town/Area: Milton Keynes
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 11
Fave terrain: Pools, Mini’s, Bowls
Fave park ever: Still searching
Least fave park ever: Still searching
Fave board ever owned: Not bought it yet
Most memorable skate moment: Yet to come
Brief comments:This is the third period of my life with wheels under my feet and the best is yet to come!
Name: Mike Cluderay
Age: 41
Town/Area: Bradford
Started skating:
Total years skating: 3
Fave terrain: half pipes / ramps /
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Name: Ian “Potty” Palmer
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Town/Area: Kendal
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Fave terrain: half pipes / ramps / vert / bowl / snowboarding
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Name: Tomo
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Town/Area: Kendal
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Fave terrain: vert / half pipes / bowls
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Name: Gareth Pugh
Age: 29
Town/Area: Bradford
Started skating: 1986
Total years skating: 10 (missed a few out recently)
Fave terrain: Street, mini ramps
Fave park ever: The Oval, Washington
Least fave park ever: Livingston, breaker of kingpins
Fave board ever owned: Mike Vallely
Most memorable skate moment: Boosting HUGE ollies out of the trick ramp we built / relearning kickflips
Brief comments: Skating may well keep you young, but the girls at school despise you :)
name. Simon (Sack) Mackereth / [email protected]
age. 38
town. kendal
started skating. 76″
total yrs skating. 5
fave park.hollywell bay.
least fave park.bolton first generation.
fave board. current blind iron-cross,tensors,and spitfires.
m m s m. the look on carls face when kev brought me down to preston after 23 yrs without skating and really ripping it up.
brief comment. really like a girl in a thong,ya cant go wrong! one up the bum no harm done!
Name: Spatts / [email protected]
Age: 34
Town/Area: Milton Keynes
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: 9
Fave terrain: Wide and fast hills,multi story carparks and urban inclines.
Fave park ever: Not yet built
Least fave park ever: Anything that has nothing for my personal skate kinks
Fave board ever owned: Fibreflex 44inch pintail
Most memorable skate moment: Watching my girlfriend (Libby)come off on a high speed bend and then get up and try another run.What a hardcore babe!
Brief comments: I started out like most of you on a short plank with a kicktail and now I ride the “long” side of the force.If it’s got four urethane wheels slung under a board it’s a skateboard, understand?
Name: Mick Willis / [email protected]
Age: 37
Town/Area: Kettering
Started skating: 1976 on me sisters cut in half rollerskates.
Total years skating: 7
Fave terrain: moguls/bowls etc
Fave park ever: Wicksteed Park
Least fave park ever: Corby wooden skatepark 1978 ish
Fave board ever owned: kanoa 9.5″ , gyros , indys
Most memorable skate moment: Meeting sally james at wickies park.
Brief comments: I still sleep with her autographed piccy under my pillow.
Name: Richard Hardcastle / [email protected]
Age: 34
Town/Area: Sheffield
Started skating: 1978/82 2001-present
Total years skating: 6
Fave terrain: Ramps, smooth concrete, hills
Fave park ever: The House, Sheffield
Least fave park ever: The House, Sheffield(!)
Fave board ever owned: Fibreflex Bowl Rider, Blue 65 mm Kryptonics and Bennett Pro Ad Tracs,
Most memorable skate moment: In recnt history, dropping in successfully
Brief comments: You guys RRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!
Name: Alan Johnstone / [email protected]
Age: 28
Town/Area: Sale, Manchester
Started skating: 1985ish
Total years skating: maybe 4 (including a couple of months recently)
Fave terrain: deserted, stone free streets with nice kerbs
Fave park ever: the great outdoors
Least fave park ever: the car park in Lymm where the local idiot got his Alsatian to go for me nuts
Fave board ever owned: Powell Peralta Per Welinder ‘Nordic Skull’ street deck with random trucks and good ol Rat Bones
Most memorable skate moment: A lot. Getting back on this time, feeling that rush and just smiling like a big fucking idiot. My other half said she’d never seen me so happy (does that say something about our private life?). Also popping my first ollie, getting dragged behind my mate’s motorbike, doing ‘coffins’ down Rectory Lane and watching my mate ‘ball himself’ on the first (and probably the last) handrail we ever tried.
Brief comments: It just makes me happy…
Name: Mark (Edgie) Edgecombe (M.O.T.H.S) / [email protected]
Age: Big 4 OH in sight…
Town/Area: Originally Plymouth, now Taunton Somerset.
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 27 On and off
Fave terrain: Bowls,Banks and long sweeping slopes.
Fave park ever: Plymouth Zoo
Least fave park ever: No such thing..
Fave board ever owned: Still got it 1978 Dogtown Wes Humpston, Lazer 9″,DT K9′s..
Most memorable skate moment: Plymouth Hoe 1976 with loads of other skaters all over the place..
Brief comments: Do your bit to raise awareness and funds for more skateparks, it will give us something to watch when we are past it..
Name: Bryan Ward
Age: 43
Town/Area: Milton Keynes
Started skating: May 2002
Total years skating: Nearly one
Fave terrain: Long steady inclines and carving, developing mini ramps
Fave park ever: probably my first, Edge LeicesterLeast fave park ever: Not enough sampled
Fave board ever owned: 1st Powell minilogo K12 Concave
Most memorable skate moment: 1st time I nailed a park slope
Brief comments: Skating is great. I’ve met a few scabs while I’ve been out skating but they’ve never beens skaters. There’s a chance MK might be getting a skatepark at long last and until then there are some great redway cycle routes to skate.
Name: Jake Loomes / [email protected] (M.O.T.H.S)
Age: 29
Town/Area: Taunton
Started skating: late 70′s
Total years skating: 2
Fave terrain: Ramps but still enjoy cruisin a longboard now and again
Fave park ever: Local one – Dreamfields
Least fave park ever: Don’t have one
Fave board ever owned: Sims Eric Nash Scratch II, Trackers and Street rats
Most memorable skate moment: Learning to skate parks – this year
Brief comments: Used to just be a longboarder but learning ramps has introduced me to a whole new kind of buzz – nice one!
Name: Rachel / [email protected]
Age: 30
Town/Area: Milton Keynes
Started skating: 2002
Total years skating: Just over a year
Fave terrain: steady carvable hills
Fave park ever: Not a park skater but just got back from florida and my man (flysk8) ripped up the vans bowl in orlando.
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: My one & only G&S fibreflex fully equiped with Randalls and abec 11zzzz
Most memorable skate moment: My first date with my man, a drunken midnight skate in the rain.
Brief comments: Come on the girls!!!
Name: Chris / [email protected]
Age: 28
Town/Area: Milton Keynes
Started skating: 1987, fairfield halls Croydon
Total years skating: 14 years, short breaks in between
Fave terrain: Longboarding in Jersey
Fave park ever: St Albans indoor park, no longer there! And Southbank London
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: Chris miller schmitt stix
Most memorable skate moment: Skating down quater of a mile of smooth carveable wide concrete at the top of a hill somewhere in North Melbourne Australia, sun, freedom and happy dayzzzz
Brief comments:What a blindin website, skate and enjoy who ever ! wherever
Name: Vince (Vinny) Lock (M.O.T.H.S) [email protected]
Age: 31 going on 50
Town/Area: Tiverton Devon
Started skating: 1983
Total years skating: 20 on and off
Fave terrain: Wood (Nice soft landing)
Fave park ever: Dreamfields Taunton (Our Local)
Least fave park ever: Car Park!!!
Fave board ever owned: McGill
Most memorable skate moment: Going to Plymouth to see the Bones Brigade, but ending up skatin till we dropped (some years ago)
Brief comments: Can’t remember it hurting this much when I bailed at 14..
Name: Leon Stangeland (M.O.T.H.S)
Age: 30
Town/Area: Taunton Somerset
Started skating: 1982
Total years skating: 21 on and off
Fave terrain: Half Pipe
Fave park ever: South Sea
Least fave park ever: No such thing
Fave board ever owned: Alva Bill Danforth
Most memorable skate moment: Skatin with Natus & Bill Danforth at Bristol Bedminster
Brief comments: Make it don’t fake it!!!!
Name: Simon Cottrell (M.O.T.H.S)
Age: 28
Town/Area: Tuanton Somerset
Started skating: 1982
Total years skating: 21 On and off
Fave terrain: Half Pipe & all parks
Fave park ever: South Sea & Dreamfields
Least fave park ever: No such thing
Fave board ever owned: Natus
Most memorable skate moment: Ripping South Sea
Brief comments:
Name: Chris Wise / [email protected]
Age:37
Town/area:Nth london/Herts
Started skating:1976
Total years skating:3-4years
Fave terrain:Anything
Fave park ever:Rolling Thunder
Least Fav Park:Skate city
Fav board owned:Ben Liddell fresh air,Lazers,Benjiboard boots
Most memorable skate moment:Seeing myself in a skate mag
Breif comments:Thankyou guys for getting me out there again!
Name: mini mansell / [email protected]
Age: 38
Town/Area: teesside
Started skating: 1975
Total years skating: 16
Fave terrain: vert or damn close to vert
Fave park ever: Colne concrete perfection
Least fave park ever: The Mere, scarbrough
Fave board ever owned: SMA
Most memorable skate moment: Chanel Invert at Warrington
Brief comments: never going to be as good as i was. but not going to let either age, or weight, or any other damn thing stop me skating now
Name: Alec Jones / [email protected]
Age: 39
Town/Area: Farnworth, Bolton
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 2 (1976 – 1978)
Fave terrain: Ramps and bowls
Fave park ever: Bolton SkateCity
Least fave park ever: Southport
Fave board ever owned: Home-made marine ply deck, Lazer trucks, Yandall Bowl-Roll wheels. Still have it!
Most memorable skate moment: My first 360.
Brief comments:
Name: Mike Carey MO.T.H.S ([email protected])
Age: 35
Town/Area: Plymouth
Started skating: 2002
Total years skating: Still in 1st year!!!
Fave terrain:
Fave park ever: Only skated Dreamfields Taunton
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: On my first!!!!
Most memorable skate moment: Concussion!!!!!
Brief comments:
Name: Kev (M.O.T.H.S)
Age: 36
Town/Area: Taunton
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: A fairly uncommitted 27 years
Fave terrain: Street
Fave park ever: Dreamfields Taunton
Least fave park ever: Hamilton Park Taunton
Fave board ever owned: Current set up
Most memorable skate moment: Winning some goodies at Goldcoast 2002
Brief comments:
Name: Paul (Pablo) Barrett M.O.T.H.S [email protected]
Age: 30 (ish).
Town/Area: Devon.
Started skating: 1976-79.
Total years skating: 3 years & 2 evenings.
Fave terrain: Something nice & smooth, preferably with padding around the edges.
Fave park ever: Dreamfields (Only one!!).
Least fave park ever: Gorky.
Fave board ever owned: Hobie (See piccy, yes thats an original 1976!!! Slight truck damage).
Most memorable skate moment: Thursday 6th March 2003, appx 9:45 PM, Dreamfields, Taunton, watched by many. Managing to fall off, going backwards doing the splits and actually sit on my bollocks! Ouch…..
Brief comments: In the last 2 weeks since starting sk8ing again have only had 2 nights of “comfortable” sleep. My wife despairs.
Name:Mark Shenton / [email protected]
Age:42
Town/Area:Stoke-on-Trent
Started skating:1976
Total years skating:1976-1978 and this time about 11 years
Fave terrain:Street
Fave park ever:Radlands
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned:70′s- G&S/Stacey Perelta Warp2, Pegasus Trucks and Kryptonics!! Now- Alien Workshop rules!!!!
Most memorable skate moment:70′s-Skating Watergate bowl in Cornwall. Now-Going to the Pro comp at Radlands and seeing all the pros skate!!!
Brief comments:It’s never too late and you’re never too old!
Name: Keith Bales / [email protected]
Age: 30
Town/Area: Stockport, Greater Manchester
Started skating: 1988
Total years skating: 10
Fave terrain: Police free streets
Fave park ever: Stevenage when dinosaurs ruled the earth
Least fave park ever: Darwen with a wet floor
Fave board ever owned: Vallely ‘don’t eat my friends’
Most memorable skate moment: Early 90′s radlands comps-Penny and Shipman
Comments: Do what’s fun-not what’s cool
Name: Lee Shaw / [email protected]
Age: 29
Town/Area: Nantwich Cheshire
Started skating: 1985
Total years skating: 17 years
Fave terrain: mostly ramps now and waves/wind
Fave park ever: Bones/Stockport
Fave board: Powell peralta frankie hill bull dog still have it, thunder trucks, dodo wheels
Least fave park:
Most memorable skate moment: dropping the vert at tattenhall Chester
Brief comments, getting air
Name: Stuart (Dangerous Brian) Dykes M.O.T.H.S
Age: 38
Town/Area: Taunton
Started skating: 1974
Total years skating: 29 on & off
Fave terrain: Skatearks (Vert)
Fave park ever: Mad Dog
Least fave park ever: No such thing
Fave board ever owned: 10″ Alva
Most memorable skate moment: All memorable!!!!
Brief comments: No comment from me, but my skatin buddies say if i am skatin keep out of my way! I don’t know why?
Name: Russ!!!!! M.O.T.H.S
Age: 35
Town/Area: Exeter outskirts
Started skating: Not very long ago
Total years skating: Not even one yet.
Fave terrain: Anywheres good..
Fave park ever: Dreamfields Taunton
Least fave park ever: N/A
Fave board ever owned: Haven’t bought one yet.
Most memorable skate moment: Watching veteran skaters ripping shit out of
everything a park has to offer.
Brief comments: Pure adrenalin,, Pure frustration,, Total dedication,,,,,,
Name: Calum Henderson M.O.T.H.S [email protected]
Age: 28
Town/Area: Taunton
Started skating: 1988
Total years skating: 15
Fave terrain: Ramps
Fave park ever: Play station and Burnside, Yeeha!!!!!
Least fave park ever: Watlington Bowl.
Fave board ever owned: G&S Danny Webster
Most memorable skate moment: Breaking my wrist on the vert…
Brief comments: I’m shit at vert!!!!!!
Name: Mat Edwards M.O.T.H.S (email to follow)
Age: 31
Town/Area: Taunton
Started skating: 1987
Total years skating: 16 more off than on!!!
Fave terrain: Mini ramps & bowls
Fave park ever: Mount Hawk
Least fave park ever: None
Fave board ever owned: All of them!!!
Most memorable skate moment: Still being able to ride!!!
Brief comments:
Name – Ayd / [email protected]
Age – 28
Town – Lymm, Cheshire
Starting Skating – 84/85 ish
Total Skating – 5/6 years
Fave terrain – Street (Crown Square Machester used to rule)
Fave park ever – Boards @ Bury
Least Fave park – Mini Ramp in Northwick Park, really knackered my arm on that one
Best board ever owned – Blind Jason Lee, cat in the hat model. Gullwing base plates, Venture hangars, Santa Cruz Snot Balls wheels. (still got it)
Most memorable skate moment – Last year when me and my mates stepped back onto a skate board for the first time in at least 10 years and finding out I could still ollie!
Brief Coments – Is this really healthy with my knees????? aw f**k it, it’s fun anyway!
Name: Carl “C-Money” Kincaid / [email protected]
Age: 39
Town/Area: Chicago, IL
Started skating: 1975 Bellevue, WA
Total years skating: 28
Fave terrain: Slalom Racing
Fave park ever: Clairmont YMCA, San Diego
Least fave park ever: Deerfield, IL Skatepark
Fave board ever owned: Torque Freestyle, ACS 500s, Road Rider 4s
Most memorable skate moment: Meeting Alan “Ollie” Gelfand and skating his halfpipe in Olliewood last November.
Brief comments: Skate 4 Ever!
Name: Chris Dyer (M.O.T.H.S) [email protected]
Age: 28.
Town/Area: Taunton.
Started skating: 1987.
Total years skating: 16 Years.
Fave terrain: Mini Ramps, Street, anything.
Fave park ever: Mount Hawk, Pink Palace (RIP), Yate.
Least fave park ever: Priorswood (Taunton) Rubbish.
Fave board ever owned: Jim Thiebauld (SMA).
Most memorable skate moment: Dogtown Boys Jam @ Bedminster Dame Emilys 1988ish.
Brief comments: Remember, you never get a second chance with sand!!
Name: Gary ‘Gazza’ Palmer / [email protected]
Age: 39
Town/Area: Swindon
Started skating: 1975
Total years skating: Almost 8 -on and off
Fave terrain:…and worst at=Pools
Fave park ever: SouthBank?
Least fave park ever: Skate City
Fave board ever owned: – Long term ‘borrowed’ G&S Warptail
Most memorable skate moment: Nowadays
Brief comments: Scabby knees are funny (on a grown man)!
Name: Woody / [email protected]
Age: 38
Town/Area: Poulton-le-Fylde Nr Blackpool
Started skating: 1976/7
Total years skating: you work it out :)
Fave terrain: Bowl / Ramps / Concrete
Fave park ever: Tuff one that ….. Maybe Stone Edge Florida or Wigan Roller Rink
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: Alley Cat Rocker Deck , ACS Trucks and Excellerators
Most memorable skate moment: Far too many to list here
Brief comments: It`s not how good you are, It`s how good it makes you feel.
Name: Ulf “Uffe” Meijer / [email protected]
Age: 38
Town/Area: Norrkoping, Sweden
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 27
Fave terrain: Banks, miniramps, vert, flat – anything thats well built and smooth.
Fave park ever: Skateland, Gothenburg
Least fave park ever: -
Fave board ever owned: G&S Teamrider with ACS Lites and green Kryptonics 65. Or my new Shogo Kubo Bulldog…
Most memorable skate moment: Skating “with” Mike Weed at Skateland ( -78 i think )
Brief comments: Check out my old school moves at: www.warpaction.com Bert revert and stuff like that.
Name – Simon Lovat / [email protected]
Age – 44
Town – Brighton
Started sk8ing – 77-80. 2003-
Total yrs sk8ing: 3 the first time, a month the second time, so far…
Fave terrain – Ramps, slopes, and the snake-run-esque new underpass at University of Sussex.
Fave Park. Currently Brighton.
Least fave – Portchester – anyone remember that tragic concrete scab?
Fave board – G&S Fibreflex, big red Kryps, wide Lazers. Very smooth ride.
Memorable sk8 moment: Pulling off a handstand wheelie to impress my future partner.(It worked.)
Brief comment. How the f*** d’ya do an Ollie?
Name: chris dunn / [email protected]
Age: 30
Town/Area: Wigan
Started skating: 1988
Total years skating: 7ish.
Fave terrain: Bowls / anything really
Fave park ever: Rampworx.
Least fave park ever: None really, but Pipeline if i had to choose
Fave board ever owned: Death Box Pete Dossett clown.(my first proper deck)
Most memorable skate moment: “Thats not Alan Woods!!”
Brief comments: For oldish guys, Carl K, Den and Rob rock!!, Avy too!
Name: Paul Draffan (Draff) / [email protected]
Age: 39
Town/Area: Originally Redcar, Cleveland, now Beverley, East York’s
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: 1977 – 80 1998 – present
Fave terrain: Anything my delicate frame can handle
Fave park ever: British steel pipes at Warrenby
Least fave park ever: Redcar library
Fave board ever owned: Streetstick, Tracker trucks, Alva conical’s (brother sold it at a car boot sale, [email protected]#d)
Most memorable skate moment: Getting chased by security each time we skated at Warrenby.
Brief comments Top site, ignore wife / family and deny any references to mid-life crisis’s
Name: Ian Dodd / [email protected]
Age: 40
Town/Area: Colchester, Essex
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: (just returned Jan 2003 after 25 year break)
Fave terrain: Vert & Bowls
Fave park ever: Knebworth, Kidderminster, Kelvin Park Glasgow & Skate City Tynemouth
Least fave park ever: A park that is closed !
Fave board ever owned: Benjyboard John Slabosky, Tracker Midtracks and 65 mm Green Kryps (Still got it)
Most memorable skate moment: I’ll tell you when it happens !
Brief comments: Don’t feel intimidated, get out of your Zimmer and shred.
name : Ian swift (aka swifty) / [email protected]
Age : 37
Town / area : originally nr liverpool but now london
Total yrs skating : about 4 – 1976-80 / 2002 – present
fave terrain: concrete / pools
fave park ever : harrow (its nearest!)
least fave park : anything metal !
fave board ever owned: alva original 8 and half inch X 30 california slalom trucks and C65 red kryps (2nd gen) still got it !
most merorable moment : doin coffins in mt pleasant / liverpool city centre
circa 1977 with about a hundred other skaters.
brief comments : regret i never kept it up all these yrs – good to be back !
Name: Gary Holder [email protected]
Age: 41
Town/Area: Horsham, West Sussex UK
Started skating: Christmas day 1976
Total years skating: 10 +
Fave terrain: Wood halfpipe or crete bowl & snake runs
Fave park ever: Horsham, Southsea, ROM, Skaterham
Least fave park ever: Billingshurst
Fave board ever owned: Alva scratch, Sunbeams, Indy – Alva OG, Blue Ditch, Indy
Most memorable skate moments: Hooking up with skaters 30+ years younger than me
Brief comments: Skate & enjoy
Name: Tony Edwards / [email protected]redbackweb.co.uk
Age: 40
Town/Area: Kingston, Surrey
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: about 2 in total
Fave terrain: bowls,mini’s
Fave park ever: Claremont, Perth, WA
Least fave park ever: Putney
Fave board ever owned: current
Most memorable skate moment: first visit to the South Bank 1977
Brief comments: Ouch..that hurts!
Name: Adrian Pitman [email protected]
Age: 36
Town/Area: Birmingham
Started skating: 70s – 80s -2003
Total years skating: 2
Fave terrain: Big Ramp, Small Ramp, Bowls
Fave park ever: Epic
Least fave park ever: Is there one
Fave board ever owned: 32″ x 10″ Ply pool board with tracker trucks and lotus4 wheels ‘smooooth’
Most memorable skate moment: Backside carve on my pool board West Midlands Safari Park (what happened to those bowls ?)
Brief comments: Thanks to the boys at MAS for getting me back into skating
Name: Steve King / [email protected]
Age: 40
Town/Area: Colchester Essex
Started skating: Mid seventies
Total years skating: Stopped when I found Girls
Fave terrain: Mellow concrete
Fave park ever: The South Bank London
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: Fiberflex bowlrider, tracker half tracks, powerflex 5′s.
Most memorable skate moment: Standing on a board after 28years
Brief comments: Ouh me knee.
Name: Nick Sable / [email protected]
Age: 39
Town/Area: Colchester, Essex
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 27 and still going
Fave terrain: pools, bowls, vert
Fave park ever: ROM, Rolling Thunder, Harrow
Least fave park ever: Colchester leisure world
Fave board ever owned: Z-Pig, 8 inch indys & Kwonda Roll out Wheels
Most memorable skate moment: Skating with Shogo Kubo at ROM
Brief comments: Style is everything, stay focused and shred
Name: Paul Perez / [email protected]
Age: 32
Town/ area : Phoenix / Arionza
Started skating: 1985
Total years skating: 6
Fave terrain: half pipes / bowls / vert ramps / snowboarding
Fave park ever: Mike McGills Skatepark, Carlsbad,CA – USA
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: Natas Kapus / Thunder Trucks
Most memorable skate moment: BS 50-50 / 180 / to FS 50-50 Slappy (YEAH!)
Brief comments: Why Did I stop skating? Oh Yeah! It was to freaking Hot in Arizona!
Name: Julian Holt / [email protected]
Age: 41 (I think — the brain cells die off when you get older)
Town/Area: Originally Birmingham (wheels) now Loughborough Leicestershire
Started skating: When I was 15 (1977)
Total years skating: Haven’t really stopped since I started, so 25+
Fave terrain: Ramps, long wide hills for carving
Fave park ever: West Mid Safari Park (Brilliant pool -shed a tear last year when I visited the site with my kids -the pool was gone but the banks were still there – under grass)
Fave ramp Birmingham Wheels in the 80′s
Least fave park ever: Probably Arrows skatepark in Wolverhampton – Stunk of fibreglass
Fave board ever owned: Probably my Geoff Kendal 80′s stick with Indies and Hosoi Rockets but my Lush Longboard is pretty close.
Most memorable skate moment: Sooo many but, probably downhilling with my mate Jules at dawn when there was no traffic on the roads. Going so fast that you slowed down massively as you stood up due to the extra wind resistance.
Brief comments: Skating is in my blood. I will NEVER give it up and it’s great to get my kids into it. Peace.
Name: Carl Hayway / [email protected]
Age: 40
Town/Area: Boston Lincolnshire but now Orlando USA
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: on and off until present
Fave terrain: bowls and pools
Fave park ever: Romford or Bushmaster in Flagstaff Arizona
Least fave park ever: Skate City sucked
Fave board ever owned: Alva with Tracker full and white yo yo’s
Most memorable skate moment: best moment so far is realising that I am not too old to wipe out!!!
Brief comments: To all MAS’s out there just keep on pushing and remember you are never too old for this
Name: allen smith / [email protected]
Age: 40
Town/Area: dewsbury
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 5
Fave terrain: ramps/concrete
Fave park ever: chris & dans ramp in Dewsbury (anybody remember it?)
Least fave park ever: anything that’s tarmac
Fave board ever owned: alva deck/tracker trucks/65mm lime green kryps
Most memorable skate moment: dropping vert for the first time and knocking out my tooth when I slammed!
Brief comments: Is it normal for a bruise to last 4 weeks?
very old pic ... he is bald now ... but about the same height Name: Runcorn Rich / [email protected]
Age: 37
Town: Sunny Runny
Started: 1969
Years: not enough -34
Fave terrain: concrete, pool, reservoir,snakes……..
Fave park ever: Maddog bowl, London
Fave board: Sims superlight 10, Indies, Bel-airs
Most memorable sk8 moment: 1st front-side air
Comment: Sateboarding, the key to life the universe……. and everything!
Name: Ben Cook / [email protected]
Age: 36
Town/Area: Stockport/Manchester
Started skating:1977
Total years skating: 14
Fave terrain: bowls/ banks /curbs
Fave park ever: Bones
Least fave park ever: none
Fave board ever owned: My ‘antique’ Hobie Mike Wood Radical Terrain Model with Gullwing Phoenix trucks and Sims Pure Juice wheels
Most memorable skate moment: Skating Leeds with Sean Sheffey
Brief comments” The new school/old school is just a bunch of bullshit. Fuck, half the time I never went to school. I might as well be a goddamn bus driver. I’ll drive you all to school motherfuckers!” – Shaun Palmer 1994
Name: Ian “Sav” Savage / [email protected]
Age: 37
Town/Area: Fleet Hants
Started skating: Mid 70’s
Total years skating: on and off ever since
Fave terrain: Bowls, snakeruns, halfpipes
Fave park ever: Millennium Park in Calgary is awesome!
Least fave park ever: Not too keen on street style parks….
Fave board ever owned: Gravity 36”indys+Spitfires, Poolservice, indys+No-skools
Most memorable skate moment: Loads..1st bs grind on vert, 1st handplant…
Brief comments: I’m a better skater now than I was in the 70’s, its cool to keep on getting better with age, although, the morning after can be pretty grim……. Great to see so many geezers getting back into this stuff, with the aid of your site!Roll on!
Name: Mark Richards
Town/area-Maidenhead
Started skated-76
Total years skating-27 years
Fave terrain-Anything concrete
Fave park-Harrow
least fave park-Skate City
Fave ever board-Chapstick,white yo yo`s,half tracks
Most memorable skate moment-First hand plant at Harrow pool
Breif comments-Take plenty of Cod Liver Oil!
October 17, 2009 by Carl

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