Better late than never.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Hooked family & friends on a lurk to Nottingham. Sam Mlot, Ryan Kearney, Callum Moore, Chevy Thompson, Jacob Bettinson and me explored some street hustle, checked some wild spots and ran out of some restricted areas. All in the name of footage. Have a look.
Session the stairs, Callum nollies
Jacob warmed up on the 4 with fs flips, then onto the big uns
Sequence shot by the Mlot
Some wild mannys were nailed
Monday, 20 June 2011
Sunday, 19 June 2011
So we zipped over Leicester for some different street footage for the Hooked video. Full team mission with me, Callum, Kearney & Josh. Have a look. Cheers to Get lesta for the spot info.
Get yo crap together son
Straight jacket wouldn't come off
Kearney got thoughtful at The Quays
Callum fakie tre the big two
Nice legs, womens or mens?
Cap in yo ass from Josh Nicholson
Tré in yo ass from Josh Nicholson
Don't know what's happening here
Then we went over the road to the Poly banks, Callum did some scnizz into em
Can't wait until the video drops to showcase the footage!
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
On Thursday the 16th of June and possibly Friday 17th of June the skatepark will be having grass seeds planted all around it.
This means it's unridable during working hours (9 - 5) as there will be contractors doing all the seeding. It's ridable in the evenings though.
During that time, try and stay off the soil areas for a bit as we want grass to grow around the park.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
We're filming and working hard to make sure this is an awesome video. If your name isn't on the poster and you have a trick for it, let us know. We'll also be filming at the fresh concrete of Derby Skatepark for a section of just that. If you're down there, you could get a banger on the video.
If you've not seen the trailer yet, watch it
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Nothing beats a good homemade spot. Well, a nice crisp brand new skatepark does... but let's not forget the magical art of skating street.
Bish bash bosh, a few crates and a giant rail and we were in business
Kearney did some smiths
The ground was rough... east coast yo
We blazed some feebles
The full length of the grind snake
Kearney went berzerk and we filmed some very nice stuff for his part in the Hooked video, which drops in October.
Skate Derby Skatepark, but don't forget the amazing street!
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Callum Moore fakie tré flip over the rooftop in the hot Saturday sun.
We headed to the park for a session and got some footage for the Derby Skatepark section of the Hooked video. The hit some street for the rest of the video footage...
Josh Nicholson tre flip the rooftop
Chevy going for the hardflip
Callum smashed it
Ryan Kirk's wild grip
The we ventured over towards Nottingham to meet Jacob Bettinson, Josh Price and some other lurkers
We filmed in an awesome spot for lines
Josh crooks, Dave films
Josh varial heel
Bend it like Bettinson: Fragrance ad shot
Fish eye catches all
Josh Price's flips are lovely
Jacob is king of the jungle
We filmed some stuff, Callum snapped his deck, someone called the police, it rained... so we left. Unfinished business, we need a few tricks that the rain stopped!
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Today the skatepark is complete, and the barriers are down! And it's amazing. It's very different from a lot of other parks, with some distinguishing features such as the earthquake gap, rooftop / shed shape hip and grindbox and humongous bowl. And it's got a polejam.
After 4 years of campaigning, consulting, planning and designing, the skatepark is finally finished on Bass Recreation Ground, Derby.
As soon as the barriers were removed the park had over 50 skaters and BMXers on it... and some rollerbladers. There are still a few bits to be finished, like a pathway and a little more landscaping, but this should all be done over the next few weeks ready for the Official Opening event in July. (Date TBC)
Meet Derby Skatepark
The bowl - 5.5ft with 6.5ft extension
The hubba - one side of the driveway, with rooftop and hip in background
The rail - the other side of the driveway (Bruce attached)
The rooftop (or shed)
The shed being used (Brett Nollie backside heel)
The driveway with the bank and earthquake gap
The full driveway
One of the quarters
The curb block
Plain (but long and smooth) grind box block
The other quarter (Hooked ripper Kearney bs disasters it)
The bowl from the top
The action was hard and fast with everyone being down there...
Craig Smedley getting busy
Kearney blunts the bowl
Noseslide the hubba from DF
A view from the road
Get down there asap to thrash it out, you can find it easily highlighted on the map below.
The Westfield car park is directly opposite, and only £1.70 all night after 6pm.
There isn't any 'official' parking on Basses Rec...
The skatepark doesn't have a postcode so use this for Westfield parking, it's the most reliable: