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Name: Tim Walker / tim@voltagestudios.com

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 / carnfield@yahoo.co.uk

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 / stevie.martin@dsl.pipex.com

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 / jonlubbuck@yahoo.co.uk

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) /
ahuggins15@aol.com

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 /
Fave park ever:
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned:
Most memorable skate moment:
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Name: Ian “Potty” Palmer

Age:
Town/Area: Kendal
Started skating:
Total years skating:
Fave terrain: half pipes / ramps / vert / bowl / snowboarding
Fave park ever:
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned:
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Name: Tomo

Age:
Town/Area: Kendal
Started skating:
Total years skating:
Fave terrain: vert / half pipes / bowls
Fave park ever:
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned:
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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 / lesack69@hotmail.com

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 / r2dfunk@hotmail.com

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 / mick@bones111.fsnet.co.uk

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 / Richard.HARDCASTLE@birmingham.sema.slb.com

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 / alanthemarketeer@yahoo.com

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) / edgie@ohnobig40.com

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 / jasonloom@hotmail.com (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 / GandSgirly@aol.com

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 / Flysk82002@aol.com

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) vinny.lock@virgin.net

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 / chriswiz2002@hotmail.com

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 / mini@juggler.net

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 / alecjones@macunlimited.net

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 (bcs@richardsons-group.com)

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 paulswebstuff@aol.com

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 / mark@sketchyskateboarding.co.uk

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!

October 25, 2009 by Wo ody

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