So here’s a little roundup from the Coventry skateboarding scene (for more head over to http://www.freewebs.com/terribleco).
On the sunday just gone, a group of us went over to Saffron Walden skatepark in Essex. This place is meant to be the bees knees, having been built by Dreamland Skateparks - a huge american skatepark manufacturer, who had been flown over to build what is at the minute their only UK park! Needless to say, the park is actually pretty awesome: the concrete is smooth as butter, the flow is amazing and it’s altogether a well made and fun park. We met up with some of our friends from all over the country (some from the London area, some from up in Lincolnshire, and some from down near Whitstable) and got the shred on. It was a sick session, and some of our mates promised to hit up some Cov parks and spots sometime soon. Here’s the footage from the day.
Yesterday we had a 3 car convoy head down to Milton Keynes for the day to hit up some spots and parks. We competed with the weather as my girlfriend Emily (a Milton Keynes resident) guided me around the confusing grid system through roundabouts trying to find stuff to skate. Some footage was gained, some sick tricks went down (Ralph Cooper with a switch crooked grind on the T Block at the infamous MK Plaza… apologies if that phrase confuses you), and overall it was a pretty chilled out day.
This coming sunday a couple of the guys from Stourbridge’s Gnargore outfit are coming over to Coventry to skate what Cov has to offer, with yours truly as their tour guide. If you own a skateboard and enjoy using it try and get out to Covpark, Holbrooks bowls, the city centre or the Walsgrave fountain and get gnarly with us!
In other news, I’ve been working heavily on travelling to various skateboarding hotspots all over the country in order to get my latest feature length skate video done in time for Halloween. If you’re not really savvy with the Cov skate scene, or haven’t really been paying attention to what’s been going on, you may have noticed a whole load of Coventry skateboarders with stickers on their boards that say “Batface”. This, ladies and gents, is the name of the latest Terribleco offering. With less than 2 months to go, it’s shaping up quite nicely, and I highly recommend you watch this trailer and join in with the runaway hype machine that this video has caused. Seriously, skateboarder kids all over the city have been chanting “Do it for Batface” all summer….