etnies presents Ryan Lay‘s ‘Album’ part, online for only 24 hours (as with previous parts to have been uploaded) so you better press play quickly on this one… The Welcome Skateboards rider is no stranger to an obscure trick/spot and some of the hippy jumps (including a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ Bristolian banger) in this one are Atlantic Drift worthy. This is juxtaposed with the fact that he is, essentially, gnarly as fuck – if the boardslide at 2:38 doesn’t make you cringe away in horror at the potential genital mutilation, you’re a stronger person than I am. Skating a massive stair set with cacti dotting the landing doesn’t seem like the most sensible idea in the world either, but there you go.
Last time Ryan was over on these shores whilst filming for this video (alongside some extra bits for the Tea, Tapas and Tres tour) we caught up with him, so you can click on the quote below to see what he had to say about filming for this video, cleaning used needles from the run out of West Country handrails, filming for the Welcome video and more;
“Yeah, I got on in January and my ankle was sprained the first month or two. I filmed a little ‘welcome to the team’ clip in pretty much five days so that was kind of my intro. It is a little daunting but I don’t really think there is this expectation that everyone is going to have a full part in the video. As a lot of companies are moving away from feeling everyone has got to have a full part and an hour and a half long video with fourteen full parts. It’s nice because it removes the pressure from that. Still, we have another seven/eight months, which for me is quite a lot of time. If I’m not injured and I’m travelling I don’t feel too much pressure.”