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By: Skate Skool  06-Dec-2011
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Posted: November 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: | Tags:, , , |

I was on the scout for a young rip­per to shoot for November’s Grom of the Month, so headed down to Wash­ing­ton. Chill­ing over in the cor­ner I spot­ted Jay­den Edmonds, recalled a few good lines and tricks up his sleeve from our Skate Jams, and hit him up for a shoot.

There was no wait­ing, straight on the board and huck­ing ollies down the bank to the flat in a mat­ter of sec­onds. His energy and enthu­si­asm for skat­ing is huge (or he’s just had too much energy drink), if he didn’t land some­thing, or I missed the split sec­ond for get­ting the right shot, he was back drop­ping in before I could get my old hag­gard self back into position.

Here’s what Jay­den had to say for our quick­fire questions:

Name: Jay­den Edmonds
Age? 13
Reg­u­lar or goofy? Goofy
Fav local spot/skatepark: Wash
Fav trick? Kick­flip
Street/Park/Bowl? Park — Why? It’s just fun to do banks and stuff
Who hooks you up? n/a
Fav all time skate­boarder? Ryan Sheck­ler
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched? South in your mouth
Lis­ten­ing to music while skat­ing? naa
Tight or loose trucks? Loose
Worst skat­ing injury? Chipped my tooth
Cur­rent setup? Death­wish board, Bones STFs, Bones Reds, and Thun­ders
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include? Red Bull or Mon­ster
What are you going to be doing in 5 years? Don’t know…
Any final words? naa

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Posted: September 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: | Tags:, , |

Name: Dan Kelcher
Age? 14
Reg­u­lar or goofy? Reg­u­lar
Fav local spot/skatepark: T.P and Waltham Bowl.
Fav trick? Frontside grinds and Smiths.
Street/Park/Bowl? — Why? Bowl! It’s easy, fun, you can make up flow­ing lines and go real fast.
Who hooks you up? Dave North at Nel­son Creek Skate­boards and Cheap­skates.
Fav all time skate­boarder? Prob­a­bly Chris Miller but there’s way too many to list.
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched? Anti­Hero Skate­boards Tent City, it had some pretty good Hewitt footage.
Lis­ten­ing to music while skat­ing? — What tunes? To tell the truth I think it’s pretty dis­tract­ing, I lis­ten to some dub if I’m just cruis­ing round.
Tight or loose trucks? Loose so I can turn good and not fall off.
Worst skat­ing injury? Break­ing my arm.
Cur­rent setup? Nel­son Creek old school shape with the only trucks (149 Indys) and Flyns Bones SPFS.
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include? Coconut, pineap­ple, mango, fruit, meat, lots of water and bacon with onions.
What are you going to be doing in 5 years? Skat­ing bowls, pools, and hope­fully some vert, and just go surf­ing all the rest of the time
Any final words? Cheers!


Posted: August 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: | Tags:, |

August’s GOTM is the Grom everyone’s been wait­ing for, Vin­cent Bolt. As usual, he’s pulled a nice set of tricks out of the bag for us. At only 12 years old, Vincent’s already turn­ing heads down at the park/bowl. Keep an eye out for him.

Name: Vin­cent Bolt.
Age?
12
Reg­u­lar or goofy?
Goofy
Fav local spot/skatepark:
Wash & T.P.
Fav trick?
Back Smith
Street/Park/Bowl? — Why?
Bowl, it just seems the most fun for me
Who hooks you up?
Vox shoes and my Dad always helps me out
Fav all time skate­boarder?
John Cardiel
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched?
Anti-Hero, Tent City
Lis­ten­ing to music while skat­ing? — What tunes?
The Ramones, The Clash, The Smiths, Bad Brains
Tight or loose trucks?
Loose
Worst skat­ing injury?
Broke my tooth on the cop­ing at T.P. Got 7 stitches to get it out of my lip
Cur­rent setup?
Anti-Hero deck, Indy trucks, Spit­fire wheels and bear­ings
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include?
Milk and bread
What are you going to be doing in 5 years?
Skat­ing the new bowl at Wash­ing­ton
Any final words?
Nah


Posted: July 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: | Tags:, | Comments Off

After keep­ing an eye on this young dude over our sum­mer series and see­ing him absolutely rip around the parks at the mere age of nine, we decided to get him onboard for July’s Grom of the Month… Intro­duc­ing Saul Titheridge.

Saul is def­i­nitely one to watch with his 110% com­mit­ment and enthu­si­asm to skate­board­ing. He drops in, bails, gets back on the board and drops in again until he gets it. Awe­some to see. Could be inspi­ra­tion for some of us older skaters who get lazy and make up excuses… Scroll on for his quick­fire ques­tions and some pho­tos of him tear­ing up Washington.

Name: Saul Titheridge
Age?
9
Reg­u­lar or goofy?
Reg­u­lar
Fav local spot/skatepark:
Wash
Fav trick?
Indy
Street/Park/Bowl? — Why?
Park, Because there are more things to do.
Who hooks you up?
No one (yet)
Fav all time skate­boarder?
Bam Marg­era
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched?
Thrasher, Hall of Meat
Lis­ten­ing to music while skat­ing? — What tunes?
Nah, can’t (while skat­ing). Wu Tang and Dig­i­tal Under­ground
Tight or loose trucks?
Medium
Worst skat­ing injury?
Cracked head (hence the hel­met)
Cur­rent setup?
SkateGear blank deck, Speed Demon trucks and ran­dom wheels
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include?
Car­rots
What are you going to be doing in 5 years?
Fully spon­sored under 16
Any final words?
Nah


Posted: June 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under:, | Tags:, |

June’s Grom Of the Month is our comp reg­u­lar (and reg­u­lar board snap­per) Jor­dan McStay. We got him up early last Sat­ur­day for a shoot down at Thom­son Park, made him bail hard on his arse cause it was still wet, and hounded him on Face­book until he got his answers back! Cheers Jor­dan, you’ve got all the per­sis­tence and deter­mi­na­tion any good skater needs — below is an insight to Jor­dan, and a few pics from the ses­sion. Pho­tos by Andy Brown.

Name: Jor­dan McStay
Age?
15
Years skat­ing?
2–3
Reg­u­lar or goofy?
Reg­u­lar
Fav local spot/skatepark:
The Bean Hive
Fav trick?
Salmon (360 flip)
Street/Park/Bowl? — Why?
Street, because it’s bet­ter for film­ing
Who hooks you up?
Don’t have any spon­sors
Fav all time skate­boarder?
Shane O’neill
Fav skate vid/ last one you watched?
Favourite’s Real since day one. That’s the last one I watched too
Lis­ten­ing to music while skat­ing? — What tunes?
Wu tang or Big­gie
Tight or loose trucks?
Medium
Worst skat­ing injury?
Uh, I’ve had four con­cus­sions — that’s about all
Cur­rent setup?
Nel­son Creek. Inde­pen­dents. Bone Reds. Spit­fires
A good skateboarder’s diet should always include?
Sub­way
What are you going to be doing in 5 years?
Skat­ing
Any final words?
Nah


Posted: May 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: | Tags:, | Comments Off

Grom of the Month is a new fea­ture on our blog, we’re going to be catch­ing up with a young rip­per each month fir­ing them a few ques­tions and snap­ping a few pics. A warm round of applause for our debut grom — Liam Currie.

Name: Liam Cur­rie
Age: 11 years old
Years rolling: 4
Stance: Goofy
Fav local spot/skatepark: Thom­son park
Fav Trick: 50 fakie
Street/Park/Bowl? — why? Street, coz its always fun look­ing for new spots to skate.
Who hooks ya up: Cheap­skates
Fav all time skate­boarder: Cur­ren Caples
Fav Skate vid/last one you watched: Favourite — Vol­com Lets Live , Last one I watched was Chicagof
Lis­te­nen­ing to music while skat­ing? — what tunes? When I do lis­ten to tunes while skat­ing its usu­ally roots/rock/reggae stuff, Kings of Leon too.
Tight or loose trucks: Loose
Worst skat­ing injury: Ripped my knee open at Methven skate park and needed 8 stitches.
Setup: Nel­son Creek 8″, Indy Trucks, Gold wheels and Cheap­skates Bearings.


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