Our trip was mostly the brain child of our friend Cian Eades from Limerick based on whispers that he’d heard through the Irish skate scene that the mostly unexplored West of Ireland had quite the abundance of skate spots and even more alluring due to the fact that most of them where relatively untouched.
It goes without saying that we’re both honoured and stoked to take this opportunity to welcome our good mate Pritch back to the Sidewalk fold, for the first time since our monthly output went digital, in order for him to divulge for you exactly how his crazy seven ply journey began.
I've known the extraordinary human being that is Korahn Gayle for maybe coming up for 13 years. Over that time, he has consistently been late for every session, pissed about having a laugh instead of going for his tricks, and generally distracted everyone with his comedy antics. I wouldn't have it any other way.
This past weekend, Vans, (in collaboration with Black Sheep Skate Store), brought a pop up House of Vans to Manchester. Doors opened on the Deansgate venue with a gig on Friday, with Saturday’s main event hosting a variety of obstacles including a mini ramp and small street area.
Pioneering San Franciscan street-styler and skate-punk progenitor Tommy Guerrero has been releasing albums as a solo artist for almost twenty years now, and his spacey jazz-rock-blues instrumentals are every bit as flowing, enthralling and fluid as his skateboarding.