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Favourites: Scott Howes

Hold Tight London regular and North London Nike SB, Alphanumeric, Slam City and Enjoi flow representative, Scott Howes divulges his ‘favourites’ this week, so get reading what he’s got to say below.

As an added bonus, scroll to the bottom of the page for Howsey’s section from the 2007 Concrete Poets DVD ‘Writers Block’, filmed and edited by ‘Hold Tight’ Henry Edwards-Wood!

Photo: Chris Johnson.


Way to start the day: Wake up late, take a shower and drink some fruit juice.

Skatespot: West Brompton is pretty good, but I do love the dog-shit streets.

Skatepark: Borehamwood, Mile End.

Song to listen to when skating: ”Can It Be All So Simple” – Wu Tang.

Skate video: Landscape ‘Portraits’, ‘First Broadcast’, Habitat ‘Inhabitants’.

Skate section: Snowy in ‘Portraits’.

Movie: 24 Hour Party People.

Band: Oasis, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, High Contrast, Wu-Tang, Biggie.

Album: ‘Definitely Maybe’, ‘The Stone Roses’

Person: Too many good people in my life.

Material Possession: Phone, bed.

Comedy story from out skating in the streets of London: There’s been too many good times from skating the streets of London. Potter fighting at the back of Oxford Street with some guy who was like 45 because we were skating the road gaps!

North London skater: John Tanner.

South London skater: Lucien Clarke.

None skating pass-time: Chilling, having bbq’s in the summer with a big crew and beers.

Skate trip to date: Malaga ’07.

Memory from this years UK Champs: My car getting a flat tire on the way up, having to drive at 50mph from London to Corby because I was using the spare tire and it taking like 3 hours to get there, then getting to the hotel and realizing I’d left my board 200 odd miles away at home! Thanks Henry for getting it for me and bringing it up on the Saturday morning, I still owe you a beer for that. Me, Cates and CJ walking back to the hotel from the party chatting waffles!

Local phrase: “How’s a toke” “Yes Fam”

Time in your life: The last 7 years or still many more good times to come!

Special move in a game of SKATE: Nollie inward heel revs.

YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASF4gOWhN1c and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_JmXCNPs6Y

Board, ever: Flip Rowley board with the British flag in a hand doing the peace sign.

Disturbing experience: Nearly getting raped on the way back to our hotel buy a prostitute in Magaluf last summer was pretty gnarly! They would do anything for money, it was fucked, ha!

Tip to the reader: To dare is to do.

Big Push ’09 edit: The Three Strips for sure!

Scott in Concrete Poets “Writers Block” (2007):

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