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I made this for the Aaron Herrington Re Edit contest on Transworld Skateboarding website, then found out I couldn’t enter as I am not in the US and noticed I didn’t get the Polar friends footage in the download , no idea why but here is my version anyway, I got the Polar boys footy off the official Theories of Atlantis upload, music by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – This land is your land

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I made this for the Aaron Herrington Re Edit contest on Transworld Skateboarding website, then found out I couldn’t enter as I am not in the US and noticed I didn’t get the Polar friends footage in the download , no idea why but here is my version anyway, I got the Polar boys footy off the official Theories of Atlantis upload, music by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – This land is your land

My “Boss” had this to say about Wimbledon

“Once upon a time, there was a place of great goodness, called the Wimbledon Lodge. Gentle fawns gamboled there amidst happy, laughing spirits. The sounds of innocence and joy filled the air. And when it rained, it rained sweet nectar that infused one’s heart with a desire to live life in truth and beauty. Generally speaking, a ghastly place, reeking of virtue’s sour smell. Engorged with the whispered prayers of kneeling mothers, mewling newborns, and fools, young and old, compelled to do good without reason … But, I am happy to point out that our story does not end in this wretched place of saccharine excess. For there’s another place, its opposite: A place of almost unimaginable power, chock full of dark forces and vicious secrets. No prayers dare enter this frightful maw. The spirits there care not for good deeds or priestly invocations, they’re as likely to rip the flesh from your bone as greet you with a happy “good day.” And if harnessed, these spirits in this hidden land of unmuffled screams and broken hearts would offer up a power so vast that its bearer might reorder the Earth itself to his liking.”

The Wimbledon Lodge – DRUG STORE SKATEBOARDING

Filmed over the last summer at a spot that now rests in peace under a new housing development like an Indian burial ground. This edit takes its theme from Twin Peaks, the Black Lodge was a place where evil spirits resided, it was also the White Lodge where good spirits shared the same space, that sums up Wimbledon perfectly, encompassing both good and bad, familiar and strange, skateboarding and smashing shit up !

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Filmed over last summer at our beloved and hated Wimbledon skate spot, Makeshift D.I.Y Skate Montage, the ground was a bit soft , spring loaded for tennis but super smooth making it great and terrible at the same time, Basically it was the Black Lodge and the White Lodge from Twin Peaks where good and bad spirits live together in the woods, sometimes good things happened sometimes bad, always eventful. This also marks the start of making a full length DVD for the shop as the best bits have been saved for that ! http://ift.tt/1EW2feE http://ift.tt/1vD1vAr

#Viewfinder Video Magazine

#Viewfinder Video Magazine 1998 -2002

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Back in the late 90s I was introduced to John Cattle and the world of #Viewfinder a group of skaters with cameras attempting to distill the UK skate scene into a VHS video every few months and get it to the shops, it usually took at least a year for a new issue to come out and they basically invented the need for the DVD, with the amount of bonus footage that came on after the credits had rolled, sometimes being longer and some may say better than the “main video” due to the random factor and hidden gems, pretty sure I wasn’t alone in wondering why some classic Tom Penny multi storey carpark footy found itself buried in the hours of bonus material ! Pre internet skateboarding ruled and this was one of only a few ways you might get to know what was happening around the country, besides going there and meeting the people themselves ooh and the # in #Viewfinder just meant hash. Sidewalk Mag have just released a round up of some of the highlights so check it out, here are mine too