Metal ramps were never my favourite thing, although I was over-enthusiastic about metal surface on wood construction at one point. This was at a time when local authorities were just starting to take a vague interest in providing facilities. Things have come on a long way since then. I’m still amazed and delighted when I see ramps and parks popping up all over the place. Many of them are as useless as ever, while others seem great, but it’s the number of the things which amazes me.
History of Skateboarding (UK): Vintage R.a.D Magazine Official Archive
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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)