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Tottenham DIY park was a real treat for the eyeballs. Our final day featured a stop-off at the almighty Slam City Skates where the team kicked it with the kids and locals before we headed off for a session at Stockwell Skatepark. Not even a severe downpour minutes after our arrival could dampen the mood, and we waited it out before getting the roll on properly. Will kept the octane pumping with numerous boosted manoeuvres over the Shier steps in the bank, and the tight mini quarter got a severe seeing to from the likes of Daniel, Rick and

Roman Pabich Tail drop Basildon

Dakota may just take the award for most enthusiastic on the trip, and when he wasn’t finding perilous obstacles to roll into or asking questions about the age of Big Ben, he could normally be spotted tight-rope walking across train bridge walls or meditating beside main roads with his shoes off. Rick Fabro meanwhile kept the hype alive with a bottomless pit of tunes on his portable speaker, and when the time came he was always ready to charge the transition and take slams to get his tricks. Watching Rick, Roman and Daniel fly at both Victoria Park and the

Ryan Townley Fast plant Clapham

much every spot we went to, and besides having unbelievable pop and waist high flip tricks, one of his most remarkable attributes is an almost infallible consistency of foot placement when it comes to fast plants – I don’t think he ever failed to get the pop right and connect his foot to his target whilst simultaneously catching the board, be it on the perilously skinny backboard of a bump-to-bench-topavement, over the wall at Stockwell, or even just on suitable street debris en route to spots. I’m pretty sure he could fastplant in his sleep. Top marks for accuracy.

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