Exeter is the subject of this weeks interview, as Motive, Etnies, RVCA and Lost Art rider Barney Page gives you a run-down of his hometown.
Once you’ve finished reading what Barney’s got to say, scroll to the bottom of the page to see Barney’s Kingpin “Ten Tricks” clip, filmed at his local park, Flower Pots.
Best breakfast spot: Greggs – oh my god we’ve got a Greggs mate. Finally got it a few months ago, chillin’. It’s fucking sick!
Best form of transportation: All you need is your legs mate, everything’s fucking close. Takes half an hour to get from one side of town to the other.
Best skate shop: Boarding House – yeah, it’s the shit! The one and only skate shop in Exeter.
Best band: Local band? King Dizzy mate! Biscuits, AKA King Dizzy – his name’s Dylan Hughes, by the way.
Best local video: “Bangers n’ Gash” – an epic old video, there’s only like two copies of it!
Best local video section: It has to be Spoon in “Bangers n’ Gash” – so funny! He gives himself PJ Ladd’s song off “Wonderful, Horrible Life”.
Best local – back in the day: Bonus, Jason Baites, Duncan Stephens, Dan Yosan and Brendan Appleby.
Best local – present: Just the Exeter crew, they’re all savage.
Best skate spot – back in the day: Barnfield – a flat bank, with a three set and a manny pad.
Best skate spot – present: Bus Station, it’s probably the best spot in Exeter. It’s an eleven set with a rail to skate over and a rail next to the wall.
Best undercover spot: City Centre benches – nice floor, spaced out benches but you never get any time to skate ’em.
Best skatepark – present: Flower Pots – F.P is the shit!
Best bar: Bar Valencia, or Bar V, on the river – chilliiiiiin’.
Best nightclub: They’re all fucking shit mate. Full of knobs.
Best restaurant: Greggs.
Best local slang phrase: “Savage”.
Best point of local interest/tourist must see: The cathedral, and the river – the quay.
Best local celebrity: Is there any celebrities, mate? That girl from Big Brother lives down by me, but I can’t remember her name though…
Best thing about living in Exeter: That’s a real hard one…erm, there’s nothing good about it!
Barney’s Ten Tricks at Flower Pots skatepark: