Matt Pritchard Footage Feast

The name Matt Pritchard may have become synonymous with Dirty Sanchez, OTT on air stunts and urinating on actors, but his skating is what originally bought him to a wider audience. An OG Blueprint rider from way back when they were still going by the moniker of Blueprint/Panic, a powerful style and proper stomp on every trick ensured him holding his own amongst the talent that made up the team.

Over the entirety of the 90s and the early 2000s he put down a solid body of skate footage – sections in Blueprint’s ‘Anthems’ and ‘A Mixed Media’, footage on Jamie Turnbull’s classic Wide Eyed World and the mayhem of ‘Pritchard vs Dainton’ amongst others – so forget for a minute about the televisual self mutilation and the pissing on Dolph Lundgren; here’s a reminder of some of the dope skateboarding he’s committed to film over the years.

Whilst you’re about it – go check out Matt Pritchard’s Debuts interview which dropped today as well, where he talks about his first ever published skate photo from back in 1991.

Half and Half (1991)

Pritchard’s first section from OG Welsh Denny’s video ‘Half and Half’ features lengthy manuals, stair sessions and proper early 90s miniramp tech.

Thugs (1994)

Thugs was a legendary Welsh scene video featuring at the time lesser known rippers including Pritchard and Dainton, plenty of local business and footage from the likes of Chris Pulman and Tom Penny. Pritchard’s double set ollie mentioned in his Debuts in the new mag can be seen by skipping to 1:42 in the video below;

Blueprint/Panic – A Mixed Media (1995)

A short, sharp section of stomped tricks gives a brief glimpse of what Pritchard was doing in 1995 – Lloyds gets hit hard! He also did quite a long hang ten nose manual in the credits…

Wakefield, Rehab comp (1995)

An Anthems’ era clip taken from a comp at Wakey’s long gone Rehab Skatepark, alongside Pritchard this features a variety of heads including Carl Shipman, John Cattle, Flynn Trotman, Harry Bastard, Alan Rushbrooke, Neil Urwin, Pete Hellicar, Lee Rozee, Rob Burn and Felix.

Blueprint/Panic – Anthems (1997)

Fast forward two years and Pritchard’s section in ‘Anthems’ is longer,gnarlier and more Paul McCartney heavy. With rampaging taken from trips, demos and local missions, its a timely reminder of both Pritchard’s ability on a board and how funny Wings were.

You Bet! (Late 90s)

So we may have already included this one in our Colin Kennedy Footage Feast, but it definitely bears repeat viewing – a bizarre clash of skateboarding and prime time Saturday night TV on You Bet!

Blueprint – Build and Destroy (1998)

The story behind Blueprint’s ‘Build and Destroy’ promo is well covered in the text which starts this clip but all you really need to know is that, while we’ve set the above clip to start at Pritchard’s footage, you should probably watch all 4 and a half minutes…

Pritchard vs Dainton (1999)

The semi-legendary Pritchard vs Dainton isn’t available on the web in full, so check out the promo above, gloat if you got a copy when it was still in circulation and wonder at what else goes on within if you don’t. We’ve also managed to unearth Dan Cates‘ section for your viewing pleasure;

Four Wheeled Dragons

Welsh scene video ‘Four Wheel Dragons’ kicks off in style with some Pritchard/Dainton skating/violence. The whole thing is banging so we recommend watching both halves…

Death Skateboards section in Squadrophenia (2004)

The Brilliant Nicolson/Cates production Squadrophenia saw the birth of Death Skateboards in the form of this team section, including a few select hammers from Pritchard. It wasn’t long before Dirty Sanchez hit the big time so this is one of the most recent pieces of skate footage you’ll find of him, but hopefully the last few pages have given you a solid slice of ripping from the OG Welsh ripper.

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