Dom Henry – switch frontside smithgrind.
I paid Dom a flying visit in Reading to skate, shoot some photos and watch vintage skate VHS. We tried to make something out of some spots that had potential, but as is very often the case with skateboarding, plans don’t always work out. Trying to switch ollie a big bump to bar as a warm up and on a main high street isn’t the best idea, nor is trying to liberate a ledge by digging out a few metres worth of well-kept grass whilst being watched by overzealous security. Anyway, we had a laugh and managed to skate some fun stuff so it was all good. By this point it was getting late and cold and by cold, I mean freezing and I was ready to jump in my car and make the 2 hour journey home so that I could at least try to get some sleep before going to work at 5am. However, Dom reminded me about one more spot. He’d mentioned it before and assured me it would make an interesting, even slightly comical photo. Credit to Dom, when I saw those two cyclists racing down toward me I decided the journey home could wait a little while. Dom proceeded to switch smith the ledge about ten times, whilst Reading native Eugene Ochieng back smithed it the other way. I was definitely loving the perfect space to frame him here and also the trick shows off his (at the time) brand new jacket. Rad!