Took 2x 35mm pictures at the Spot Jam. Minimal riding because it was well hot and The Spot bar was booming all day.
Last night was Fright Light Night at the spot but it’s summer and light till 10:00ish so it was basically just a Wednesday. Cronos & co are well underway for preparations for Saturdays jam building some sort of wooden street hippodrome mega casino. It’s a lot of work and for good reason. This thing is going to look insane when its on fire late Saturday night/ early Sunday morning and everyones doing stunts all over it.
The jam is apparently advertising free so don’t come and don’t bring fireworks.
Doctor Dan did the elusive BBQ rip rider last night which always looks cool. He did it loads of times and made it look mega easy every time. Check the writing on the bell as Dan rides over the door for an accurate caption of what’s going on.
Dream Bag (Bren) was being a softie and wouldn’t ride so I had to bribe him to do the over icepick back over. I paid him a can of Polish lager to take the photo (after the stunt/ photo was done). I then stood slightly too close and his front wheel zapped the plastic sleeve on the end of my lense just after the photo was taken. No damage to the lense and stoked on the photo so it’s all good.
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Big cliff has been revamped and is still very big but kind of sloped and maybe more of a massive hill, naturally it is super hard and fun to ride as everything at The Spot is. Many a BMX stunt has been seen at the top near the bottom and on the floor just after. This one is a skate stunt though and a mighty fine one.
Got a new lense which is almost unbelievably better than my old standard lense. This is the first proper photo I have taken with it and also the first skating photo I have taken. Skating does look pretty.
Lovely day chillin in the sun Saturday eating burgers and hanging out down The Spot.
The top of the wallride/ vert wall was trimmed down a foot or so a while ago and Max got all roid rage and boosted out of it. It’s still about ten foot tall, got a hole in and vert for ages which is pretty crust.
The spot is a hive for odd jobs. Everybody seems to want to film their new music video there or their dodgy ‘body popping’. It makes for an interesting weekend most weekends. Something I haven’t really seen at any other skateparks and definitely never with as much consistency. You can happily just sit around and watch people looking ridiculous. Another good one is the advertisers who have found this incredible ‘urban landscape’ to film there new advert for some corporate waste of time company.
I think it’s the hand built aesthetics of it and the fact that everything is covered in graffiti, it draws in all sorts of characters and makes for an interesting mix of people.
Any way, enough of that little rant have an ‘urban’ photograph of Isaac doing a massive carve on Big Cliff.
Us English love to talk about the weather and last weekend it was really good. Beers out, tops off and occasionally doing a few runs was the general vibe down The Spot. There was a good crew out all weekend and I managed to get a few pictures i’m pretty happy with so have a look.
RT coming out the bank and doing a hefty double peg grind across the back of the battlements, with the jury bench’s approval.
This isn’t a chilled at all but somehow RT has it about 30 times in a day. Good effort Lid.
One of actual BMX to finish up. Max makes this ramp look easy to ride but it’s not. The run is tight and the transition is tough.