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.