JT Aultz Footage Feast

Ph: Jason Hainault, courtesy of Transworld Skateboarding

JT Aultz is undoubtedly one of street skateboarding’s gnarliest. Quite aside from the full speed handrail assaults, ability to nose manual basically anything and penchant for spots we wouldn’t touch with yours, he seems to bounce back with nonchalant ease from life-threatening slams and medically induced comas. He also has a talent for taking simple tricks to the heaviest, most awkward looking obstacles that he can.

With a section in every Real video since 2001, various shoe company parts and footage in the recently unearthed Split Clothing video, we had plenty of material for a Footage Feast of rail chomping, punk rock fuelled JT savagery.

DLXSF – Deluxe World Wide Distribution (1999)

An obscurity from the vaults to start; JT Aultz’s and Damian Bravo’s shared section in Deluxe’s hard to find 1999 release World Wide Distribution. The combination of Bravo’s G’d out tech and Aultz’s out and out handrail assault is a reminder of how well rounded the Real team has always been, whatever the team line up looks like.

Real – Real to Reel (2001)

Skating to some classic Bad Religion (early 80s BR, before the harmonies took out all the bite), JT mixes raw street lines with spots that will make your knees cringe to look at in his first full part for Real.

Real – Seeing Double (2002)

Handrails, Talking Heads, getting dates and backwards trucks…

88 Footwear – Destroy Everything Now (2004)

88 Footwear put together a killer line up and put out one amazing video, before somebody in the PR department started wondering why so many Klan members had their logo tattooed on them and hastily rethought the moniker. This was also the point where we saw what Aultz had to offer away from handrail hammers as he throws down full speed wallies with high speed hang up potential, uphill nose mannys and ridiculously oversized ollies – all to the Zero Boys’ classic slice of snotty hardcore ‘Civilization’s Dying’.

Real – Roll Forever (2005)

The backside 5050 at 0:28 sums up my opening point about simple tricks – a straightforward grind on a picnic table, taken off a 10 foot drop just for the craic…

Vox Footwear – Black & Blue (2007)

88 Footwear return revamped as Vox, kicking off with the incredible Black & Blue series and a similarly gnarly team as their previous incarnation. JT’s section saw him tearing into every obstacle put in front of him, from gnarly rails to kinked street QPs and even an NBD at the infamous Tom Penny chain. I’m not sure even this can disguise the fact that the Anti Nowhere League are shite though…

Split Clothing – Demons in the Attic

Split Clothing’s ‘Demons in the Attic’ was filmed and edited in 2008, before being shelved when the company went under and not appearing in public until it found its way online last week. This was perfect timing for us, meaning we can share with you Aultz’s split section with Sean Eaton set to the Black Lips’ ‘I Saw A Ghost’. If you have the time, the whole 20 minutes is worth putting the kettle on for…

Real – Since Day One (2011)

I remember at the Brighton premiere of ‘Since Day One’ everyone going mental for the entire, over an hour length of it. JT’s section stood out amongst the general chaos, once again confirming his place as a black belt in the art of nose manualling (2:03) and skating to short-lived Ian Mackaye project Egg Hunt.

Osiris – Never Gets Old (2012)

It was in the midst of filming for Osiris’ ‘Never Gets Old’ that Aultz suffered his now well-covered head injury and still had enough raw shredding captured on film to warrant last section. The dude is fucking nails… More classic Mackaye only makes things better while his nose manual up NY’s infamous Black Hubba spot still had the power to almost break the internet the other day, three years later.

Real – Pushing San Diego (2012)

Real Skateboards’ ‘Pushing’ series could have been a new team video in itself – clearly no-one was resting on the back of ‘Since Day One’ and every part stands up on its own. This is maybe less reliant on hammers than the rest of his sections but that’s no bad things, giving a chance to shine light on how well he can throw a frontside slappy into a line or hold onto a front lip down a curving ledge. He also holds it down in Real’s recent 17 minute montage Through and Through, bringing us up to date and hungry for more…


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