Riding for The Harmony, Eddie Belvedere made a big impression with his part in the full-length Once Upon a Time from 2005, and he also banged out the last part in the 2007 full-length DVD Wolfstadt, also featuring riders such as Jak Pietryga and Joe Gavin. He is now part of the team at Superdead Skateboards, where his Superfreak and Testicowl boards are two of the company’s most popular products.
Also sponsored by Theeve Trucks, Pig Wheels, Fallen Footwear and Manchester’s Black Sheep skatestore, Eddie was welcomed on to the team of Heel Bruise Clothing in August 2013 with a great old skool welcome video, in which he skated the streets of Manchester city centre backed by the Beastie Boys, filmed and edited by Isaac Wilkinson.
Eddie started skating in Manchester when he was 13 years old. His first ‘good’ skateboard was a Real deck, white with red stars, and he was inspired to take things to the next level by Reaction pro skater Rodney Clarke who he met at a skate competition while on holiday in Italy.
Back in Manchester, he began developing his skills at BBC banks on Oxford Road, where he says his favourite trick as was a backside wallride, particularly awkward there because of the run up and the steepness of the bank. He then moved on to the Urbis, where he achieved a fame of sorts after Manchester City Council sent a letter to his parents warning him about his skating. Eddie was 24 at the time.