Thursday, 24 June 2010

Some snaps from the last few days

Mundo with a fast wall ride near Wellfield

Marty lays down his cobblers tools for a minute to show this bump jump who's boss!

Sweet new spot in Newcastle, Scotty T shows us the lines

Crew chillin'

Big crew met at the Wasteland for a sesh and of course a BBQ

Chrissy Lee

Cookie X Grind

Tommy Lee

Rob and Mundo on the beer run for LCL

A hop o meter was constructed with the finest German precision by Fertig and people tried to go under and and over it in hilarious fashion! Newrick got the hop over in the end.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

These days are ours

For a good few years now 2 of the best spots around the coast have been the kids play parks in Whitley Bay and North Shields, known locally as 'Black Park' and 'Blue Park' respectively (although Blue Park is now green). For some reason now all the other parks in the area are all getting a revamp (probably the last one for a while before the 'Cameron Cuts'!) and all have new spots in them to ride. I'm planning a "Park" edit soon with only footage from the kids parks in the area of which there are now about 6 with hips, grinds and other weird obstacles. Here are some photos from yesterday from Blue Park and the park on Links Avenue and a bit of street in Monkseaton.

Above x2: the park on Links Avenue, Cullercoats with a new hip/jumpbox thing and a weird balance beam set up that is good for launching out and grinding across..

Local shred machine Dave Summerson with a bars over the awkward hip at the now Green Park in North Shields across from the Police Station

The infamous Robert Cairns of Westmoor was in town repping the colour green

Rob outlining the benefits of having the snip.. Dave is unconvinced

Double foot in the tire by Dave

Rob gets Luc-E on the sub. Lets hope he does with ladies soon..

jeggings whopper!

Rob with a hop over the rail in Monkseaton

Rob finishes the session with a roof drop. Another good session in the sunshine!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Back in the mix

Got to ride North Shields park the last few days in the sun while its been nice and quiet. The park is pretty good with a good mix of transition, flat banks and grind stuff. Its a bit tight in places without much flat bottom but it makes it more challenging to ride and makes flowing around easier.
There are a few imperfections such as some of the concrete almost overlapping the coping making grinds impossible and unbelievably they haven't installed any drains whatsoever (!) so chances of riding it anytime soon after a downpour are unlikely. Its also slippy as hell with it being new but its possible to borrow brushes from the sports centre to sweep away any dust. Here are some photos of the finished park:

plenty of possibility's and lines here

The super tight but fun hip/spine/bowl

Riding after 4 months off was painful and sketchy for the first day but not too bad yesterday. Rode with Mundo both days and it feels good to be back on the stead!

Above x2: Rode an old favorite, the fence has been removed at the top so its possible to gap out the bank into the grass if you come flat out round the corner!
Above x2: Rode a new spot in North Shields, this slide makes for a good hip as well as a sub/grind box..
deece spot!