Yannick Hammer’s North Wales Bowl Montage
Nestled away in the foothills of Snowdonia, where scenery is plentiful but you would expect concrete to be scarce, there lurks a surprising amount of gnarly concrete transitions.
Collected over a couple of years of transition missioning, Yannick Hammer’s North Wales Bowl Montage features a solid cross-section of these monuments to the skate gods, ranging from backyard builds to concrete pits placed in unusually idyllic locations and interspersed with images of the natural beauty which makes for an ideal break once your legs start feeling like they’re hatching an escape plan from the rest of your body
Chief amongst these monoliths is Rob’s Bowl, a tight as fuck backyard job lying in the shadow of an old graveyard which has plenty of lines for those with loose enough legs to handle the brutal curve of its transitions.
This clip also features footage from a heavy session at Bangor Bowl, with a crew of twenty odd skaters from location as diverse as Japan, Italy, South Africa and Bexhill-on-Sea joining the locals for a chance to throw a truck onto the harshest of pool coping. Further footage comes from a quirky looking backyard number which we didn’t hit during our weekend up there, but clearly offers up scope for getting weird and, add in Del Galrog AKA Welsh Wallows and the presence of Liverpool’s New Bird DIY just across the border and you have a recipe for a solid weekend away. Press play and get inspired to cancel that next trip to Barcelona and head for the hills instead, you won’t regret it…
For an insight into Yannick’s more street based ventures, check out his back catalogue of edits that we have previously posted on the site.