Friday, 25 February 2011

Dude is good

Section from "Cosmic Vomit". Shit hot tricks on quirky spots = good viewing.

SYB Friday 666 - 25th February 2011

Out of the darkness and into the light.... Last night was dry and for the first time in a few months, a tad warm as well. SYB is taking this omen as the start of good things to come, surely it's time all this pish weather let up and makes way for proper hell sesh conditions?!

This week's SYB is from when the dark nights were black and demonic. Shimmin managed to actually skate one of my famous "Aye , so I seen this spot when I was sitting on the bus to work... looks do-able" unskateable spots. Rough run-up, ollie up, tiny rough concrete block to dodgy fence ollie. The guy is a fucking machine when it comes to getting shit done.

Friday, 18 February 2011

SYB Friday 666 - 18th February 2011

A nippy fucking night at Saughton...

Sometimes when out shooting photo's the photographer has to go thru the pain barrier as much as the skater. The photo below highlights one of those nights. Sometimes you can get your shot after a few tries, sometimes it's after a hundred tries. Dunder, wilmot and tam to name a few were all shralping the big flat bank at Saughton, on one of the first proper dry nights in January.

Dunder was trying something mental that was taking ages which in turn meant I was standing freezing my arse off to get the shot. So Tam L jumped in on the sesh and stuck some shit quicker than you could say 'french toast'... which spurred me on enough tae wait on wee joe getting his shit locked in.

Be sure to keep an eye out for that photo soon. In the meantime here's Tam Pon hurricane'in the big bank like it wer nowt...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Forgot how good Div was....

at slamming! He had some of the best slams i've ever seen. He either went full speed and landed something mental or smashed himself up trying it! Looks like he will be featured on this US skateshop video.

Untitled from Route 44 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


This weeks WALLOP goes tae Raven Tershy no explanation needed.

Friday, 11 February 2011

SYB Friday 666 - 11th February 2011


The old norsk word 'Valknut' seems to be very apt for this post. It translates as 'the slain warrior' and this week's 666 is a tribute to the fallen 'Concrete Slayer' - Adam Paris, who got his collarbone smashed up shredding the Saughton Bowl.

Sometimes you gotta lay your body on the line when yer going for it. But probably one of the best qualities of skateboarding that SYB salutes is sucking up the pain, brushing yerself off, having a laugh at yerself then getting back on that sometimes infuriating piece of wood tae shralp again.

I know for a fact tho, that this demon of a skater will be back soon - ripping the absolute shit out of the concrete as soon as he can. So until then here's a photo of him doing whit he does best. Raising hell on transitions!!!

Adam Paris - massive tweaky stale TAE FAKIE @ EK indoor.

In other good news - the bohemmoth that is Stu Graham has had his 3rd wee bairn. Congrats big man!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Product Review: Bamboo Board by Single Skatboards

Of the greater evils in Skateboarding alot of us are frequently acquainted with the more common and altogether unwanted ones. The most common, probably that hard slam at least once a shred, or maybe the annoying little fruit booter that gets in your way at the skate park, a flat spot on your wheel or a real session ender - a snapped board! It's a gut wrencher as it usually happens when your having a fucking beauty of a session shralping.

And this is where Single Skateboards have came in with quite a genius idea. Solving not 1 greater evil but 2, that us skateboarders have:

1: The amount of Board snapping we do.
2: Our impact on the environment - since every board we skate is made from trees.

Christophe at Single Skateboards kindly gave one of the SYB LADs - Aaron Wilmot a board to test and here's what he had to say about it along with some pics of the boards:

"More and more people are worrying about the effects of global warming these days,if you are into helping the environment and trying new and interesting ways to stop global warming then try a bamboo board on for size! Myself and some of the SYB lads tested these new earth helpers and found that the 8.25 singles skateboard was a wee treat. Its made up of 3 layers of bamboo plywood, which means it is theoretically the same build as a normal board, but it's super strong and very light however still gives great flexibility, so it works well for a board.

The shape of the board is not unusual, it feels ready to rip as soon as you step on it,the nose is fat meaning grabbing it or smashing out a lip trick like a nose pick is nae bother. The tail was sweet, great snap to the pop - which is something every skater is afraid of when trying a new type of board. The wood itself slides really fucking good as well!

All in all this board is SYB approved. No of the lads managed to snap it after putting it thru its rigorous Shralping test. And further more I've heard that no one has snapped one yet by doing a trick so....

1: If your a shralper that maybe wants to learn alot of tricks but keep snapping boards - give it a go!
2: A balls out skater that jumps down big shit and snaps boards constantly - give it a go!
3: A ganja smoking skate hippie (I know stereotype!) / environmently friendly Concrete Slayer - give it a fucking go!"

You can check out these boards online and order one here:- 


This weeks postin was pretty easy to decide on, i've watched this about 20 times already, Pedro Barros fuckin kills it!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

SYB Friday 666 - 4th February 2011

SYB LADs drop another sweet edit to drown out the gale force shit weather.


Skateboarding Photo - Issue 3

New issue of the Skateboarding Photo online zine. Interesting article on Grant Brittain.
SP online zine

Mare exposure of the fire haired yin...

Nice wee photo article of Div and some pool shredding here

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

This dude is a mental bastard on a board

Gotta give props to a guy who destroys monster gaps but still holds it down with tech shit.


Hesh crew and DIV in the mix, Network give us this weeks WALLOP