As most of you may know the Tru apparel boys have been getting about recently. With all the cities that have been visited and skated one destination was clearly missing out, Manchester. So Tom Mark and Ben made the trip up to meet Jonny and Matty for a weekend of madness. Come midday on Saturday everyone had arrived and the warm up spot was being sessioned. Chosen spot was a flat rail just outside Piccadilly station. Matty Jonny and mark all grabbed some tasty switchup clips which set the day up nicely.
On the way to the next spot Quayle spied a short metal ledge to drop opportunity out of a car park , quickly got down to business and laced the hammer with a perfect soul 180 out.
Next spot on the list was a curved upwards chrome rail. Burston and Laura came and met us at the next spot and Vella stepped up to the plate with a perfect ao porn full cab out, clip!
Once the session on the curved rail was done we went off for an explore in one of the Manchester university sites, where instantly Burston eyed a huge gap off a roof over a wall. Deciding this was the best way to start his day Alex proceeded to 180 and then 540 it. Both cases first try and with ease, keep an eye out for the clip because it is mental! Quayle chipped in next with a nice line involving a rail and a gap. Up next with arguably the trick of the day was Vella. He put together a home made kicker to gap onto a gnarly rail and landed a perfect ao top porn, managing the disgustingly narrow landing like it was nothing.
Following this we moved on to the next spot, a famous ledge in the middle of the city, name Unknown! By this time a few local bladers had joined us and we had a great session with everyone landing some nice tricks.
After this it was time to start wrapping the session up, Mark and Quayle grabbed a quick couple of clips on a rail we found next to a main road, Ben landed an awkward gap and we moved on to the last spot. A long chrome rail. Mark stepped up with a perfect mistrial. Alex described it as the longest mistrial he has ever seen, serious effort after a long days skate. With that Saturday was wrapped up, ten hours of skating and a wealth of clips, what a day. We headed back to Quayles to check our footage. Saturday was sick.
Naturally after Saturday’s skate everyone was feeling rather tender but on Sunday we headed out just after mid day, ready for more. Little did we know Sunday was gonna be bust day. We went for a quick hours warm up at platt fields skatepark where Kyle Murray and Duncan Clarke joined us. We headed over the road from the skatepark into Owens park halls where there are a few nice spots if you can dodge security. Quayle had a rail in there in mind he wanted to hit, a perfect down rail. Only downside was the building about a foot to the left of the bottom of the rail, this spot was gnarly. Full of composure Quayle laced a perfect top sunny after a real near miss with the building.
After that we moved on to a flat rail in the centre of the halls, but before we could start our session we got kicked out and decided to move on. We jumped in the cars and headed to some perfect ledges in a school at Salford quays. Before long we were told we had had the police called on us and we managed to get about an hours session out of these perfect curved ledges before they eventually turned up. The officers didn’t actually agree that we deserved to be kicked off, but had to do there job, gutted! Not before we all managed to lace some sick clips though. We decided to head round the corner to some perfect marble ledges.
Again we managed to get a couple of clips in before another security guard came out to kick us off. By this time it was getting close to Toms train home and we decided there wasn’t time for another spot. So we packed our stuff up ready to go home. We had such a sick weekend in Manchester and thanks to Quayle for having us all stay at his. Now we’ve just got to find the time to sort through the footage!
Team riders Tom Perrigo and Ben Sheldon decided they want to hit some marble ledges and what better place to go than Milton Keynes. So we grabbed a couple of our good friends Hugo Nunez and Jed Brown, headed to marble ledge city. We got in touch with the Al Pal and the Peterborough boys who had also made the trip and meet up for a big session.
Warm up spot was the Bus station ledges as always and Hugo wasted no time and was straight out of the motor lacing a super smooth savvy on the T ledge
We then moved onto the famous red ledges with a drop and the session picked up a gear with everyone landing tricks but the real stand out was Ben Sheldon’s hammer of a soul 540 out
By this time we had enough of ledges and it was time to hit a rail so we headed over to the law courts where Tom, Al, Ben and Jed all laid out some sweet tricks on the shorter rail until Ben and Al decided it was time to step it up a gear with Ben throwing himself down a really awkward gap and Al hitting the longer rail
After a brief dinner stop at macers it was hammer spot time so we headed out of the town centre to some horrendous curved kink which unfortunately defeated everyone that stepped up to the plate. We have some unfinished business to attended to, so Milton Keynes we will be back!
Last saturday (9th May) Tom Perrigo, Aaron Turner and Alex Ings meet early morning at Southsea Skatepark with street spots and tricks in mind. The day started out with a bit bummer because as we turned up at Southsea it was wet. But lucky with a bit of sweeping and a lot of help from the southern UK sun it was dry in no time and we managed to have a warm up at the park.
As the surrounding area of the park dried it was decided now is time for street so we skated straight to Lennox Road rails and its fair to say shit went down! massive rail to rail from Mr Turner and Ings busting out truespin topsides with his usual smooth as silk style
Next on the list was the Buckland rails where aaron absolutely owned the spot with hammers through the kink as well as technical switch ups
It is fair to say it was another good days filming towards the team video
Jake is taking the team video quite seriously. So he has scraped his pennies together and got his hands on a new camera for the times where the our filmers can’t get to him down in Weymouth
He took it out for a test run on the street of Weymouth hitting a sweet looking ledge, check out the clips below
We have been good friends with Aaron for a very long time now and he has always supported us at Tru Apparel, So we are very happy to have him join the team recently. To celebrate we have put together this edit
Aaron Turner- “this is more street footage from skating round southampton, bognir regis, london and in my local area. Feel free to share and spread the word of the tru apparel clan”