This was still a long way before the era of skateboard shops in prime locations. At this point it was still a few dedicated pioneers who kept us all supplied. They supplied much more than just equipment: shops were the real focal point for many local scenes in a time when ramps and parks were still very hard to find.
History of Skateboarding (UK): Vintage R.a.D Magazine Official Archive
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What is When We Was Rad?
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)