Friday, 30 December 2011

2011: A year in pictures from Hooked

An exciting year for Hooked and the Derby skate scene, we've seen a lot of change in just one year. Have a look!

January: Derby Skatepark was getting Sidewalk coverage for getting planning permission

Mini Mayhem event at Mark's epic mini footage released

Rad Dad Juffs and Hooked parted ways... check his new project

Loads of snow and unskatable spots

Chris Milner released his SharkTime video

The BBC Radio Derby spot was al the rage

Some new Hooked t-shirts dropped in the shop

February: Ex Rollersnakes and founder of Nottingham's FortyTwo skateshop was spotted in the Spots book

Derby Skatepark plans suffered a blow of overbudget news, contingency plans were to leave out a small section

Derby skatepark build began

We collected footage for the Hooked video

March: Final Derby Skatepark plans released

April: We filmed our first Canon 550D slow mo 6 Tricks on the Sabbath

Derby Skatepark build was taking shape

The Hooked container and ramps moved house

May: The Hooked team repped in the new tees

Derby Skatepark getting closer

We had a completion date

That got delayed

We reviewed the footage so far for the video 'Yo, Gimme Dat'

June: Derby Skatepark fully ridable woot! Details here

Derby skatepark maintenance... popping some bins in etc

July: We continued to film for the Hooked video

Derby skatepark opening jam was announced

The Mayor came down

Jacob Bettinson joined Hooked

Kearney got some epic footage from around England

September: Terminal 1 Skate/BMX park opened and had a jam that we judged on

Derby skatepark tees dropped

Hitting more spots for the Hooked video

Some people had epic birthdays

October: Full on filming missions for the video

More filming

November: The first Hooked video 'Yo Gimme Dat' premiered at Derby QUAD

It was epic on the big screen

The DVDs became available to buy (and sold out)

December: The Yo, Gimme Dat celebratory decks came for the team who filmed epic parts for the video

Nick Roberts fresh article in Sidewalk mag

Derby ripper Ryan kearney leaves Hooked for new horizons

Finally... we continue to power through winter and rebel against hibernation... lurking in any dry spots as well as indoor skateparks we can find...

Here's to a great 2012, we have some more big plans, so lurk close!

Monday, 26 December 2011


We were having a session hiding from the dampness our friend Phil Cross shot some pictures via his Instagram... Awesome shots illustrating the murky winters spent hiding at undercover skate spots.

Have a look.