52mm and 53mm of pure unobliterated pleasure !!
Go on be a Gent !!
52mm and 53mm of pure unobliterated pleasure !!
Go on be a Gent !!
Flo skatepark was the destination for the Vans Shop Riot .. We skated for a couple of hours the night before the Shop Riot and got this footage .
Which was lucky really , as the camera packed in the next day so I couldn't film the comp itself . Skaters : Dylan VD Merwe , Isaac Miller and Ash Challis along with Level Rep Dan Reynolds . Big shouts to Flo and Level Shop for making this one happen . Nice to get the footage finally out there .. Apologies to our boy Keats as the cam messed up before we could get any footage with him .. Messy fun ..
It's surfaced !!!
NASS was rad , so good hanging out with a good bunch of people .
Adam took the best trick with a feeble to back lip amongst other things ..
Footage of Miller , Keats and Challis to follow ….
In the mean time here's some radness from Cornwall courtesy of Matt Hunt ..
Keats takes enders .. Rad to see Louis repping in Cornish waters too .. Big up Kernow ..
New T'shirts out now for summer !!
Ask in your local Skateshop !!!
Here at Drawing Boards don't sell boards down the local park or online , we think it's best to sell in skateshops as they give jobs to skaters …
Loads of New shops stocking Drawing Boards all round the country ….
If your shop sells Drawing Boards and has a website that's not featured HERE … send us over the link …
Speaking of shops .. Vans Shop Riot was rad … 4 of the Drawing Boards Team were involved ..
Ash Challis for Smash Skates (Newdeal pic above by Si Bernacki)
Dyllan Vd Merwe and Isaac Miller repping Level Shop who rolled in 8th despite the boys getting of there trollies the night before ..
And New boyars Adam "Treats" Keats taking 2nd place with Skate Warehouse ..
Footage is on our insta (click top right) .. But the hammers will be revealed once I get my cam sorted ….
Emerica Fugg Yeah ..
Jak Tonge Back D in the Devils toilet !! Photo Ranny ..
Adam Keats loves a bit of smooth criminality … Hyped to have him on Drawing Boards !!!
Our boyard Will Kitely was out in Seoul Korea ..
Rather than make it up we asked him some questions ...
Yo Will, how was Seoul and how long were you there for?
We were in Seoul for about three weeks; I was there with two other friends and we were mainly excited to skate around all the insane spots, but also got to sightsee and hang out with some really fun people! The food and beer was incredible and our local friends would take us around to amazing fried chicken spots and just the most extravagant shopping areas and skate spots you could imagine. Besides the usual touristy stuff I had an interesting time getting some tattoos as they are illegal in Korea, but thanks to our friends we found some amazing parlours and got a couple from a great Japanese artist.
What’s the skate scene like?
The skate scene in Korea was interesting. Being relatively young, with the first shops opening in the 1990s, it had this tight knit feel to it and an excitement that attracts a diverse group of people. The main aspect that stood out to me was this sense of peaceful rebellion the skaters had, it was really going against the status quo for them to be doing what they do and as passionately as they do it.
The skate spots in Seoul are amazing; everything was marble, perfect to skate and best of all there are no skate stoppers. Some of the spots we saw seemed like they were straight out of a video game. The spots seemed to be never ending, it is just such a huge city you could never find everything. Skate spots we would session for hours and hours back home we would just skate past without bothering, because without a doubt there would be something ten times better around the corner.
Is there a central meeting spot for skaters?
The local skaters had worked really hard in getting a small plaza area called Culture Park open for skateboarding. There was a Southbank feel to the plaza and you could tell this was the Mecca for Korean skateboarding, with portable ramps, rails and ledges all set up amongst the existing stairs, ledges and hubba. Getting busy around 2 o’clock everyday, this place was the meet up!
What were the best/worst things about your trip?
Best thing about this trip was just getting to meet all these new and inspirational people and get a real eye opener into a different world – the differences culturally were really intriguing to me. Just getting to have the chance to chill out and skate whenever and however I wanted was the best experience. The worst would probably be just the usual injuries; rolling my ankle quite early on, which put me off my board for a week and also meant I couldn’t do some of my normal go to tricks.
Drawing Boards is now distributed in Europe by "Go Europe" !!!!
Here's a little article Sidewalk Mag did to celebrate !!!
Photos by Jerry Wilson
Intro by Jak Tonge, captions by Jerry Wilson and outro by Adam McEvoy
The Drawing Boards recently spent some time in Amsterdam and came back with a ton of footage, some dope photos and a write up. Here it is in their words…
Jak Tonge: “When ever the Drawing Boards go on tour it becomes pretty raw, we never know where we will end up as people who we don’t know usually hook us up.
Friends of friends to put trust in, always ends up with a win. Amsterdam wasn’t the place at first but we found a new distribution to go slake Europe’s thirst…
New riders joined the team, Ash Challis skates like a lean machine, but doesn’t smoke. His talent is actually a joke.
You know what it’s like, gunning it and skating till night, sleeping on floors, surrounded by swaying doors, fuck it get up early for the footage fight!”
Dean Robertson – blunt fakie
This was one of those impromptu stops, this dudes focus on a board is unreal; Dean jumped up and smashed this blunt fakie while the obstacle was swaying wildly. He cleaned up just in time for the Politie to politely insist we leave the busy intersection. He later showed up on the local news and Amsterdam got a quick teaser for the next DB vid.
Jak Tonge – backside disaster
Jak ate a three course meal of shit during the attempts, but the fantastic father from Fareham stepped back up to claim this delicious back D.
Dean Robertson – ollie
You wouldn’t want to do this to many times…Dean was scoping it while a session was going down at the other end and, despite “not really feeling it today”, went for the hammer.
Jak Tonge – back tail pop out to fakie
Jak worked for this one, one which I’m particuarly stoked on this as it was a real homage to tricks at Fairfield back in the day .
Louis Rose Antoine – mayday grind
Louis was a trooper on this trip; driving the whole time, bringing the teams style-point average up tenfold and racking up a ridiculous amount of footage. Here’s an early morning mayday, after a cig and coffee of course…
Stephan Schuuring – front shuv
Our Dutch representative Stephan got on with everyone so easily, and it was rad to have him in a heated session too. This yoot has a lot of talent presented with a milky style, keep an eye out for him.
Adam McEvoy: Overall this was a ridiculous trip which resulted in ten hours worth of footage to sift through, which will go well towards the video we are working on. Everyone who came on the trip did us proud – Ash Challis, Louis Antoine, Jak Tonge, Adam Keates, Liam Teague and Dean Robertson. Jerry, Josh and myself manned it on the media side and big thanks to Matteous & his sidekick Shizzles for putting us up…keep it www.thedrawingboards.com