Mwadness – The Drawing Boards at Mwadlands
‘Mwadness’ sees three of The Drawing Boards squad – Jak Tonge, Ash Challis and Isaac Miller – hitting the now sadly departed, Palace Skateboards-curated Mwadlands Skatepark in the depths of Peckham’s Bussey Building. Over its six month life span, Palace’s homage to the legendary Radlands plaza offered a welcome respite from the shit British weather to both locals and visitors alike.
Said visitors included the likes of Zered Bassett, Raney Beres, Tom Penny, Geoff Rowley and of course the majority of the Palace squad, with the level of hype around this modern twist on an iconic UK skatepark maintaining high levels of interest for the duration of its existence. Probably the main thing to be said about the park is how bastard hard it was to skate – it was basically on my doorstep, I was there at least once a week for the most part over the winter and I never really figured out how to skate it with any kind of flow or comfort. This is in no way a bad thing and was in fact probably my favourite thing about it, the genuine challenge offered up by the obstacles and lines which the park offered. This also probably says more about my skating than the park itself as well, with these three having no problems getting stuck in. Isaac especially seemed to have an affinity with the place (this is the second Drawing Boards edit filmed at Mwadlands, with the last being strictly focused on him) and kills it hard in this brief but dope clip. Press play, and tip some out tonight for this South London gem!
“Drawing Boards at the now defunctional Mwadlands Palace Skatepark. Here’s some of what happened at our last session there, wish we could have skated it more. Big shout to Mwadlands, the re-up of the legendary Radlands. Skaters Jak Tonge, Ash Challis and Isaac Miller. Filmed by AD and Myles Cantello.”