Big Push 2009
Big Push 2009
Originally conceived after a drunken conversation between Dan Cates, Sam Ashley and Percy Dean, the Big Push began life as a cover-mounted DVD (remember those?) on the mighty Document magazine back in 2005.
Doco’s Big Push featured a selection of UK (and later European) board brands hitting the motorway systems of the UK for a week-long road trip with the aim of crafting an edit that best represented the ethos of each brand.
Over the next four years Document’s Big Push saw everyone from Blueprint to Heroin jump in the van creating havoc across the UK and keeping the eager eyes of the UK skateboarding public entertained in the halcyon days before omnipresent online video-hosting and high-speed Broadband killed the radio star.
After the sad demise of Document, Sidewalk picked up the baton and brought the Big Push back (with the blessing of its founders), starting in 2009.
The first Sidewalk Big Push came in a slightly different format with shoe brands replacing board brands and with the UK divided into six regions with each team being given the responsibility of exploring, and rinsing an area all to themselves.
The Big Push has been on ‘creative hiatus’ for the last two years but, fingers-crossed, will return in 2015 in all its glory.
For now here’s a recap of the first of the Sidewalk Big Pushes for your weekend entertainment.