Its neither Kennington or Stockwell, but somewhere(geographically seaking) in-between… Wandsworth Road. Made of the same pre-fab blocks as Kennington and Edgware Raod. And like Edgware Road, long since demolished…
Paul Sunman took the shot right after a Powell Peralta video premiere… could have been Public Domain, or Ban This… not sure, but then it was 20 years ago. I didn’t take my board to the premiere so borrowed Dan Adams’ for this shoot.
Thanks, Rob. I’m delighted that you set the record straight. Wandsworth Road… I wonder now why nobody seemed to go there much. Was there something about the reputation of the area? But that seems odd, when you consider the scary nature of some famous spots. Or was it just that there were better alternatives relatively close, such as Kennington?
johno whelan responded on 15 Feb 2010 at 12:07 pm #
no way,just found this link.got boxes of these mags sitting right beside me.i remember skating the southbank wall with ya back in the day.ya were banging down the alley oop wallrides at full speed and i learned frontside grinds on it.happy daze.hope yer good, man.johno from dublin.
Welcome to a Big Issue for 2010/11 At last! I’m so glad that to finally be able to put one of the late-period issues of R.a.D up on this site. I really liked that period of the magazine. Thank you to Morley College (a wonderful place only a stone’s throw from the South Bank) for the use of the A3 scanner which made this possible. (0)
Sorry for the break That was painful. The site got caught up in one of the latest Wordpress hacks, so I took it down for a while until I had time to try to sort it out. Sorry for the break in service. (3)
Great video from Graham Taylor Just seen a video mashup by Graham Taylor which combines Norman McClaren, Georges Balanchine and skate video from the eighties and ninenties. Part of me feels a bit uncomfortable with the ballet parallel. But I’ve always felt extremely uncomfortable with the ‘skateboarding as stadium sport’ let alone ‘skateboarding in the Olympics’ line. So give me this any time. It really brought a smile to the day… More... (2)