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Cardiff Skateboard Club’s ‘Washer’

A collaboration between Harry Deane and Christian Hart

Vague Skate Mag presents Cardiff Skateboard Club’s ‘Washer’, a collaboration between South Wales-based boss men Harry Deane and Christian ‘Pirate Man’ Hart divided into two halves with one for each filmer to do with what they will.

Harry’s half of the edit is a two parter in itself, despite an overriding theme of South Wales terrain and 90s hip hop; starting off with mash up of all terrain action from the likes of Dylan Hughes, Jake Collins, Jess Young, Ethan Watkins, Nick Jones, Sean Barnes, Kevin Barry, Mike Ridout and Lloyd Houston, it is followed by an ode to long serving Cardiff plaza spot Bute Square featuring a load of archive footage re-edited to a classic Lords of the Underground track with the purpose of advertising the new CSC ‘Lords of Butetown‘ boards.

Part two comes from the brain and lens of Christian Hart in the form of a full Lewis Keen section and, unsurprisingly from the man behind Now! That’s What I Call Skateboarding, it offers a unique audiovisual sensory experience far removed from most of the skateboard media your eyes are likely to consume this week. Press play below, then head over to Vague to check out the corresponding photo gallery!

This edit is also the perfect moment to direct your attention to the Cardiff Skateboard Club’s website, where you will find that they have just given Pirate Man his very own board graphic – highly deserved, I’m sure you’ll agree if you’re aware of how much he does with his skatepark Spit and Sawdust.

“Pirate Man, Poor-Mans-Russell-Brand, DJ Shitlock, Crippo, MC Froglegs…there’s many names that Christian answers to. However, joke names aside, the man is almost somewhat of an unsung hero of Cardiff skateboarding. After being the AV mastermind behind timeless videos like Join Us and Now! That’s What I Call Skateboarding, P-Man opened a place that maybe some of us kinda take for granted; Spit and Sawdust.

He’s the guy who’s been in the gutters pointing a toaster with a deathlens at people, bringing the hype to every session, flipping the most delicious burgers in Spit’s kitchen. Safe to say, Cardiff would be a bit shitty without Christian. Big love mate!”

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