Sunday, 31 January 2010

'Japanese Denim, Money Stuffed In Em'

Sam Paterson sent me this video of some Japanese skating. Just when you think you'd seen everything, these guys always seem to bring some new tricks to the table.

Thanks Sam, see you at the 'Gingers Monthly' meeting next Tuesday.

Sunday Sequence - Mark Murray

This weeks Sunday Sequence is a pre-neck tattooed Mark Murray. I really need to get a photo of that neck tattoo, it's crazy as fuck.
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Nose Manual Backlip.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Chris Pfanner Interview

Chris Pfanner is sick. I've been waiting for a while to see some current footage of him, then Anti Hero put this up on their website.

Here's the interview from Octobers Skateboarder. Nice little read (for a change) along with some of the best photos in an interview i've seen in ages (that backside flip is crazy good)

Skateboarder is my favourite USA mag, does anyone know where i can buy it now that Borders has gone under? Hit me up if you know.








Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sunday Sequence - Big Push 09

Another off cut from Shiners Big Push. The results came in this month, Vans won with Shiner coming a close second. Thanks to everyone who voted, and those of you that didn't, you suck.
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Ben Raemers - Bs Smith Revert

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Pic Of The Day


Pretty stoked to find out that my photo was made 'Pic Of The Day' for Euroskate.com
The site is pretty good, loads of photos and videos, check it out if you've got a minute.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Edinburgh Skatepark

Edinburgh Skatepark is coming along nicely, even with all the crazy weather we've had lately it's still on schedule to be finished on time.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Back in the Day Livi - 94-96

My friend Richie Keeble (The Keeble Guy) went to the effort or digitising a whole bunch of old footage from 94-96. It's mostly at Livingston skatepark and the legandary Crofthead barns, but it's well worth a watch, especially if you were skating about at that time. Appearances from.....
Daryl, Ollie, Stew Graham, Eggit, Kenny Omand, John Anderson, Brian Jones, Tattie, Wee Joe, Ricky Simpson, Ben Leydan, Waddle, Ian Denholm, Stevie Rhind, John Rattray, Barry Lindsay, Greg Sinclair, Grant Nieve, Wee Jezz, Monkey, Fran, Steve Hampson, Colin Campbell, Ivan Omand, Chris Mooney, Sandy Bingham, Dods, Peg, Mark 92, Ali Lowe, Elliot Gowans, My brother Chris and i even have a few tricks. More embarrassing than struggling to stay on a stationary 360 flip is the size my pants. Holy shit they were massive.


Nice one Richie, good effort. I think a lot of people will enjoy watching this.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Paul 'The Chav' Clover.......

.....Can skate better than you. All he needs now is a make over.
10 tricks at Ocean Terminal.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Machotaildrop

Here's Trailer for the feature film Machotaildrop by Corey Adams and Alex Craig (the guy that brought us H'Mim Bam). Featuring Rick McCrank, John Rattray, Anthony Amadori, James Faulkner, Lukacs Bicskey, Vanessa Guide, Fred Mortagne, Frank Gerwer, Steve Olson plus many many more fine folks...

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Morbid


Everyone knows Morbid, he's loud, tells funny stories, likes to drive fast, and has a sick Mini. He's always up to something, whether it be building a car, training for an 80k cycle, or breakdancing, He's always out and about.

When he's not hanging out with his fancy dress street gang, he can actually skate pretty well.
FS Air - Livi Big Bowl

Anyone remember that black palet? It kicked about Bristo for months.
FS Noseblunt Slide - Bristo Sq

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Kalis - Bro Cam

Just found this uploaded on another site, it's not been online for very long so i doubt a lot of you guys will have seen it.
It's a whole bunch of B Roll footage from a video Josh Kalis and Ryan Gee were making. But like a lot of filming, the footage never sees the light of day.
Tons of stuff from Kalis, Kerry Getz, Brian Wenning, Flo Marfaing, Dyrdek, and a few others, mostly Kalis which is fine by me.
Check it out.

Bro Cam from josh Kalis on Vimeo.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Leo Sharp - 15 years of skate photography.


Leo is one of Britains finest skate photographers, wait, scrap that, he holds his own with skate photographers around the globe. He's put together a massive body of work to exhibit in various parts of the country. He started out in Bristol, has just opened in Mancherster and plans to head to London on the 14th of january.
If you have the chance you should definitely check it out, Leo is a sick photographer and a top bloke.
If you can't make it along, you can check out this site, it has the photos that will be on show and hurrah, they are all available to buy.
Unfortunately i couldn't steal any of the photos, but click these links to see some Scottish guys representing.

Colin Kennedy

Jamie Bolland

Good Luck Leo. When you coming to Scotland???

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Adidas Skateboarding Spring 2010 Collection - Drop 1.

We've been selling Adidas in the stores for a few years now and slowly but surely they've got better and better. The Spring 2010 collection looks amazing and the first batch of styles is only a couple of weeks away. So have a little peek at what's in store and if anything grabs your attention be sure to give us a shout at either our Glasgow store (0141) 248 2446 or our Edinburgh store (0131) 629 9196 or electronically at info@focuspocus.co.uk






Monthly Mags - Blueprint SBC


I mananged pick up this issue of SBC Skate magazine when i was in Toronto in the summer. Some really nice unseen photos from a Blueprint article. I always wondered where the photo of Chewys switch feeble would turn up.
Click on the images for a Canadian few on Britain.




SBC is a pretty solid magazine, a lot of the photos are still shot on film. It's also sick to see a whole bunch of different skaters and new spots. These are my favourite shots from the rest of the issue.








Sunday, 3 January 2010

Rep Of The Year 2009!!!

Congratulations to Cubic, he wins 'Rep Of The Year' 2009. He's spent more time in the shop, hooked us all up with some fresh Nike SB's, and sometimes buys the teas and coffees. That's what i'm talking about!

Commiserations to Darren Anderson, he came in dead last.

Thats to be expected though, the guy's a total knob.

Sunday Sequence - Big Push 09

Here's another sequence from the Big Push 09. Check the dirt on the sensor of my camera, what a pro! I'm a bit bummed that Adam didn't get any photos in the magazine, i was stoked on his Big Spin down the double set.
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Adam Howe - Ollie Dundee

Mind Fuck

Just when you think it couldn't get any better, add a little Young Jeezy.

Jake Johnson- Mind Field QS Re-Edit from quarter snacks on Vimeo.


All good skate sections should be re-edited with gangster shit, it makes them 10x better.