Mark Lee’s Park Edit has emerged from the lost and found archives. Originally filmed by Miles Johnson back in 2012, it was thought these clips were long gone. Waiting on one final Gap clip before a corrupted hard drive put this project to a long ice bath.
But Isolation has been kind to us in some ways and allowed Miles to realise the power of cloud back ups and raise this one from the dead.
Putting his Miz Clan mastery to the test, this awesome edit from 8 years ago highlights how long Mark’s been rightly considered one of the UKs finest homegrown talents!
Now Tru team manager, Mark heads up the Tru Apparel team and paves the way for us all when it comes to ‘putting out quality content’, although when you’re that versatile and consistent, stacking clips is pretty daaaamn easy.
Mark takes to indoor and outdoor parks all over the UK to show us all how it’s done in a subtly hammerful, yet chilled edit to ‘Beatflow Freakshow’ by the Foreign Beggars – the type of edit we all wish we could produce. We’re just thankful that this ones seen the light of day again after so long gathering dust!
Props to Mark and Miles for inspiration, it’s nearly time to ‘officially’ take to the parks again. Stay safe y’all!
Edit by Miles Johnson
Words by Pete Colquitt
Jonny Quayle, or Q1000 as he’s known within the team, has been hitting up his local parks to scope out fresh lines.
And in Tru Q1000 style, does not go easy.
Jonny sees things differently. He sees a grindbox, then he looks past the grindbox and sees at the precarious ledge with little run in and run out, then he looks at the best line up to it, nothings standard about these lines.
We have no clues where Jonny gets the motivation from to smash these out solo, one park after another, but then with such awesome little parks around, you can’t blame him for wanting to go rip them apart.
Parks are: Handforth – with a box edge and a mini to drop to play on, grooves were ground and then barrel rolls were thrown in to show off Johnny’s versatility.
Poynton – A gritty looking bowl park, Jonny heads straight to the extension and the hump, hitting tech grinds both natural and switch. Also working out the spine to half cab approach.
Bollington – Straight to the sub box for a grind massacre and fighting the tru acid. Also working on the wall ride and beasting a topsoil and 270 back royale, smoothly before ending with some flip and spin transfers.
Standard Jonny’ing, with an added beard for style points.
Words by Pete Colquitt
Edit by Jonny Quayle
They got us locked up!
Hope you’re all staying safe and well and enjoying as much as you can during these weird ass times!
We wanted to share a bit of what we’ve been doing at Tru Apparel, so along with these words, we’ve managed to put together some clips of the team (Jake, Matty and Ross) and some of the behind the scenes bodies (Tom and Pete) to show the fun being had on Self Isolation obstacles.
Jake Rickett’s been hitting his rail hard and throwing out his usual hammers on a more ‘self isolated scale’. AO Souls, KGs and the obligatory AO Fish.
Tom Perrigo’s testing his new Madd Gear rail and hits it hard with some text book switch ups.
Pete Colquitt needs to figure out how to use a death lens and try again. But enjoyed trying either way.
Matty Vella is having all the progression fun and mixing it up with Vella based flow. We can’t wait to see the new news taken to the streets of Manny when all this blows over! Someone unlocked pivots on master level?!!
Ross Jones takes dog sitting to the extreme, ducking and diving round Daphne whilst motoring through AO and truespin topside variants wearing some of the brightest boxers known to man for added style points.
All in all, we hope this shows the amount of fun that can be had on some pretty budget, homebased skateables and captured with nothing more than your mobile.
Stay safe, til next time!
The Tru Apparel Team
Throwback edit from 2013. A outside session was cut short due to rain so we went to creation and skated the boxes.