So we went to the USA for 10 days, we took boards cameras and the lot. Ready to capture everything and anything went down. There's so much to do and see there, from old legendary relics of skate spots, to hot off the mixer parks.
We hit SF, LA and Vegas to get a rounded view of what's happening over there, we even made a few new friends.
Here's the photographic evidence.
In with the big players... the view from the SF hotel
Spot mapping, it's a big place, with a lot of legendary people and places
Except most street spots are a bust... the police and laws are mellowing as they are finally realising there are bigger crimes than waxing a ledge
There are epic spots like this littered all over the city
Someone's Urban Assault Vehicle
Classic fire escape
It's the classic hubba hideout, it's huge
You may remember hubba hideout by this shot by Mike Blabac, or just watch a video
Meet Arthur, a local hubba hideout lurker
We also checked out modern day EMB
It's all changed, and the areas that used to get thrashed in the 90s videos are have been modified and taken away in 1999
This is it now, blank, and no gonz gap
Loads of other sweet architecture too
Another special spot
Now fully unskatable with wooden tops...
So much amazing stuff has been done on these, just watch any video
These have inspired skateparks around the world
There were other waxed up little treats too
Then boom, a street named after a Derby ripper
There were much love for the urban assault vehicles we noticed
Big hills to bomb
But SF government have spent a lot of money on stopping us skating the natural architecture of the city...
A lot of the spots have been lost
But there are still amazing spots like the chinatown banks you may recognise
More chopped out ledges, made unskatable
So we drank coffee off them instead...
More USA lurkings coming soon, including pros, parks and plank pushing. Stay tuned