You may or may not know that here at Tru Apparel we are filming for a full team video at the moment and thats why edits have been few and far between recently.
We have been shooting with Jonny for his section for a little while now and this boy doesn’t stop, killing every spot he goes to which means we have too much footage so we decided to put this little edit together of the clips that aren’t gonna make it into the team video hope you enjoy
Thanks to all the filmers that made this happen
The weekend of Saturday 6th saw Tom travelling up from Southampton for a weekend of filming in Birmingham with Jake Dean Ben and Mark. We had spread the word and quite a Crew met us on Saturday with Rory and Matt travelling down from Nottingham and Jim Acres travelling over from Leicester for the weekend. Local lad Adam also joined us with our old friend Si coming along to take some sick snaps. We started off by meeting at Holiday Inn ledge for half eleven.
It was a good warm up session with everyone involved lacing some sick tricks, Si systematically moved through several angles to get some sick shots of this ledge. Everyone managed to get at least one nice clip, and we left thoroughly warmed up.
After this Jake mentioned he wanted to skate the curvy chrome park rail next so we headed over there, by this time Dean had made it out to join us. This rail is always a trap, you end up spending ages there trying to get the perfect trick, with the curve being particularly difficult.
We got some nice clips at this rail with Jim landing a banger and Dean sending a nice back farv to back sav on it. Adam came in with a brilliant effort steezing the lowest back unity you’ll see for a while. Once the session was done on the chrome rail we headed off to Brum university.
We decided this should be the next destination as the place is full of spots to choose from. We started off by going to the famous wooden drop rail. This was a sick session with some amazing tricks being done.
Highlights came in the form of Dean lacing a perfect grabbed Makio to grabbed front backslide, Jake with a front royale step over porn and Jim killing it with a full cab ao soul. Dirrrrtty.
This wrapped up the session on this rail and we headed off to explore and find something else to skate. Dean eyed up a gnarly flat rail with no run up which you had to jump at a 90 degree angled drop off the rail, it’s too hard to explain but check the picture.
Dean laced a perfect soul 180 through the drop and jake landed a sunny day 180 out too. Both sick clips. This was about it for Saturday and we all headed home thoroughly tired, but satisfied.
Mr Jonny Quayle travelled down from Manchester to meet us on Sunday. There were a few less of us on Sunday, local legend Miles was free to come skating so He Ben Tom Mark and Jim headed up to the city centre to meet Quayle off his coach. First spot was a long ledge out the back of New street which starts off low and gets higher as it goes on.
The floor along the whole length of this ledge was covered in glass so we moved what we could and got down to business, ever aware of how much glass was around. This ledge was a serious battle spot on tired legs from Saturday but Quayle Mark and Ben all got a line clip each.
Following this we headed over towards the Mailbox to have an explore for spots. As we looked round for a parking space we found a perfect double set which Quayle instantly took a liking to. We parked up and headed back to it. Quickly getting down to business the cameras were set up and Quayle laced the 180, mental.
Following this we headed over towards a ledge we knew was at the side of the Mailbox, but there was a security guard there before we even got there and inevitably we got kicked off after one attempt. Next we headed back up the road to a hotel that Ben had eyed up with a perfect angled bank off the side of it. Half the landing was cobbled and half was smooth, so looked a challenge. The moment we got there we could see the receptionists calling security so we knew we had to be fast. Quickly booting up Ben landed the switch 180 off the bank after a couple of attempts. And security moved us on before he could land the 540.
We were a 30 second skate from the famous peace gardens rail so we thought it would be rude to not go there for a bit. We had a nice session there with Jim Quayle and Mark landing nice tricks with Mark lacing a nice Top mistrial to ao Misfit full cab out.
When we finished the session on Peace gardens rail we headed over to a rail at the side of a HSBC which we had tried to skate and been kicked off instantly before.
However today we got lucky and Jim and Quayle proceeded to destroy this rail. Jim landing about ten different tricks first try. And Quayle landing a perfect 270 back unity to fakie along with several other bangers. The people at the bus stop next to the rail had quite a show to watch. Quayle then laced a nice wall ride down the set and that was the session done.
It was time for Jim to head home so we said goodbye to him, he has since moved to Berlin for an internship with Ucon and we wish him the very best, it looks like he’s having a sick time already! With Jim heading off we headed towards home to Acocks Green as Mark had a spot in mind he wanted to hit. The spot was an up rail which had a step up to higher rail at the end, quickly getting it done Mark landed a front royale jump up royale 540 out which looked sick.
Quayle laced a front farv to sunny which was equally sick. After this it was widely agreed we were all exhausted and was time for a warm down session at the local skatepark before putting Quayle on his coach back to Manchester. We had such a sick weekend in Birmingham with so many amazing tricks going down.
Massive Thank you to Simon Medlicot for coming out and taking some snaps and Miles Johnson for helping out with the filming as well as pics.
Thanks to everyone who came. TRU4LIFE
This saturday Aaron Turner, Alex Ings and Max Pill hit up the the vintage seaside park that is Southsea Skatepark in Portsmouth. This place is full of character, being one of the oldest parks in the country and former base of the UK Roces team. The park has seen a fair share of rollerbladers throughout the years with some legendary comps back in the late 90s. With a mixture of some big transitions and some of the craziest concrete in the country this place is full of treasure.
We all know that feeling when you are sitting at work itching to skate, it’s a blazing sunny day and nothing would be better than to strap on the blades and get out. Today this was a massive itch that needed scratching and a session at a skatepark wasn’t going to cut it. Sitting on my lunch break going through the latest edits on rollernews it was time to put the word out. Straight to the point in the bladers group on whatsapp: “Who is up for a skate tonight?”. Now the waiting game, the line has been cast, now just to wait for a bite. My phone pings and at that moment you know the session is on, a pleasant surprise message from Chris Tuson and a definite from Hugo Nunez. We sorted a plan: meet at Shirley ledges; as Hugo has never skated them.
The session kicked off at the ledges with Me and Hugo skating the long curved ledge. Hugo got the business blading done lacing a super smooth Back Unity to wrap around Back Sav, trick was on Point!
The next spot was gnarly, a horrendously rusty square metal bollard with a drop at the end which Chris had been eyeing up for a little while trying to match the trick he did a few years ago that wasn’t caught on film. As Chris isn’t too keen on Shirley’s ledges this was the first time he put his skates on which is mental because this is no warm up spot. He nailed a KG right off the end, absolutely mental for first trick of the day. Almost as soon as this trick was landed we got kicked off.
It was then onto what became the final spot, a really sharp curved ledge that then carries on over stairs. This spot is really not the easiest to get around but I had a little battle and managed to get a nice soul 540 out to finish off a brilliant street skate considering it was a school night. TP TRU4LIFE
Alex Ings and Aaron Turner met up for another attack on Pompey on Saturday. Both heading out on bikes with their skates and cameras at the ready.
Aaron as always got the day off to a running start by hitting some hammer handrails down by the seafront with his signature style.
The next spot was two stair sets in a row. Alex nailed some nice tricks down the second rail and following that Aaron stepped up the pace again with a super smooth half cab down the first set to huge 540 down the second.
Final spot of the day they ended up in Guildhall, specifically a square rail, which got murdered by the pair of them. The real stand out trick was Alex lacing this perfectly executed soul with one foot on the rail and one on the ledge. Another successful shoot in pompey.