Young Barney Page comes from the quiet English city of Exeter, but he didn’t let that hold him back as he secured a place on the Etnies UK team in 2009. He has gone on to feature in the company’s Big Push edit from 2009, and the amazing AB&A am video from 2013 with Albert Nyberg and Axel Cruysberghs, his first major street part overseas.
His incredible skills have also featured in Prism from Redlight, Dick Moves from RVCA and Crayon’s 2010 Summer Tour video. He also starred in an impressive edit from Spitfire Wheels in 2010, and joined up with Grenoble’s Charles Collet for the fourth installment in Etnies’ ‘Tale of Two Cities’ series.
Born on 6th July 1991, Barney’s hometown has virtually no skate culture and only one wooden skatepark, called the Flowerpot. However, someone with this much talent was never going to stay off the radar for long, and after a number of years studying carpentry, he was spotted by Motive boss Rob Selley while skating in Milton Keynes, and his personality and solid skateboarding was one of the highlights of the company’s first release in 2009, Dimensions.
Despite his background and that distinctive shock of unruly ginger hair, Barney has rapidly developed into one of the UK’s finest all-terrain skaters, able to do the business on road gaps, banks, stairs, rails, ledges and transition with equal ease. He has the ability to churn out trick after trick with apparent nonchalance, including some serious ‘never-been-done-befores’ at legendary UK spots.