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Best of 2008: Joe Gavin

Today is sort of like ‘Joe Gavin Day’ on the Sidewalk site. Not only do we have this recap of the last twelve months, but if you scroll to the bottom of this very page you will also be able to find his new Note skatepark edit, filmed in most Mancunions favourite cage, Projekts.

Read on…

Portrait: Ollie Whitehead.

Top 3 skaters of 2008?

Guy Mariano

Mike Wright

“Lloyd the gangsta” aka “Shaq foot” aka “Snake eyes”

Top 3 videos of 2008?

Deathwish vid got me pretty amped.

Peter Smolick and Brian Brown in “Lets Do This”

Baghead Flats ” peep the killa shit …..death murda rap shit!”

Top 3 trips of 2008?

Barca in November – real good times!

The Big Push was amazing – R.I.P Document.

Thessaloniki in Greece was amazing!

Top 3 events of 2008?



I liked the mac skate jam that was fun!

Top 3 non skating pass-times of 2008?

Watching my mates band “Suzuki Method” fucking blow up check their Myspace now! Watch this space…

Painting a lot more.

Chillin’ with Kirsty.

Top 3 quotes of 2008?

“I’m gonna keep doing manuals for a while and if that doesn’t workout I’m just gonna switch heel Bridewater handrail” Jizzface on getting sponsored.

Kev Eley’s language is rad eg, “leave = John Peel, 360 = Tina Turner, etc…”

Dan Cintra tried a few tricks for so long he named them, so he didn’t have to say them all the time. Darren = switch board slide to 5.0, Darius =switch boardslide to frontboard.

Top 3 Mancunion skaters to watch out for in 2009?




(Stanners is from Stockport! Haha)

Top 3 things you were stoked on doing in 2008?

Getting a cover – can tick that of the life list!

Going to Turkey with my girlfriend “cold chillin!”

Skating more than ever!

Top 3 things you never got round to doing in 2008?

Passing my driving test!

The loop.

…and switch laser flip noseblunt laser flip out!

Top 3 aims for 2009?

Passing my driving test.

Making the best Manchester scene vid ever – “PUSHERMAN” will be ready sooner than you think!

Buying The Harmony and turning it into a more extreme action sports corporation sort of thing, or maybe an energy drink!

Joes Note skatepark edit: Joe Gavin >>


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