“The notion that skateboarding needs a critic is, of course, absurd. Skateboarding speaks for itself, and doesn’t need a commentator. With Instagram, however, when we post skateboarding clips, we are, even if subconsciously, looking for feedback, or approval.”
As a musician who lovingly imbues the conventions of country and folk with Yorkshire-based nuance, The Tandem Café in Meanwood is perhaps the most fitting venue for a Serious Sam Barrett gig…
“I broke up with my girlfriend right in the middle of that part and that affected it a little bit. Which is basically what happened with my ‘Vase’ part too…”
“The two tricks in that video on the Lloyds hubba in Leeds were after a bottle of wine and a can or two of Stella. Not sure how I pulled that one off as I was having trouble ollieing down two steps when we got to the spot.”
“The process has been a lot different considering that the line up isn’t as big as it was for Pretty Sweet. I feel like it’s more of a tight squad whenever we meet up and go out to skate. I would really like to film a lot more lines with this part. That’s what I’ve always enjoyed filming-wise; to show how I skate, not so much what tricks I can do.”
Breakdown of the Nike SB Ishod Wair Dunk Low Pro.
“It’s been so long, we’ve been working on this video forever so I never feel pressure or stress or anything. We’ve just been skating every summer and saved up footage. This spring actually, it was like “If you want to get some tricks, it’s now.” But then he closed the deadline and it’s still kind of open. It’s like a never ending process.”
Close up look at Julien Stranger’s colourway of the Vans Authentic Pro.
Breakdown of the differences and close up look at Brandon Westgate’s new Emerica models, the CC and Vulc Mid.
(Featured: Welcome Skate Store blog, 15/6/2015. Intro by Josh Hallett, interview by Farran Golding, photography by Reece Leung & videos courtesy of Skateboard Café & Rich Smith.) When he first moved to Leeds, I didn’t really know him. He was just a dude that skated around Hyde Park in a beanie. One of many. TheContinue reading “Catching Up with Mike Arnold”