When We Was Rad:
Skateboard History from UK Vintage Magazine

Intro: Mark Findlay

Mark Findlay at Bowes Lyon House StevenageInteresting to notice that Fids nominated Stevenage as his favourite ramp even though he came from Ramsgate. That’s a sign of the times: he had to travel into London and out the other side to skate it.

His answer to the question “What would make skating better?” — “Better weather or more indoor ramps” touches on the same subject. We got the “more indoor ramps”, though never enough of them. The weather did not get better. Quite the reverse. This has been one of the wettest winters in a while.

And the thought I like best? “Carter doing McTwists” it makes me smile even now.

More about Bowes Lyon Skatepark in Stevenage.

2 responses to “Intro: Mark Findlay”

  1. I remember Carter turning up in his white XR3I sticking on a set of pads and ripping for as long as he could, not long usualy as he was a big lad. Still, I was a teen then and he ripped, along with Fids and Frenchy. Anyone remember the ramp at the old Dolphin park site in Cliftonville?

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