The One That Got Away – Unused Skate Photos Part 2
A selection of unused bangers that for some reason or other slipped through the net
Following on from the first round of ‘The One That Got Away‘, CJ dug into the digital vaults and came up with another round of previously unseen skate photos which are only now seeing the light of day.
There can be a multitude of reasons why great photos are never run and end up languishing on a hard drive somewhere. The primary reason for it is that the trick in question was never landed, closely followed by a swift change in sponsorship for the skater involved, thus rendering their heavily logo’d antics in the photo obsolete. In the case of the photos shown here however – neither one of those two cardinal sins apply. Every one of these tricks were fought and paid for, and ridden away from cleanly, but for whatever reason, still ended up in digital purgatory – so we thought we’d take an opportunity to air them for the first time. Enjoy…
All photography by Chris Johnson
Andy ‘Evz’ Evans – backside nosegrind, Nicosia, Cyprus. Photo CJ
Evz banged out a perfect backside nosegrind pop out whilst waiting for his National Skateboard Co. team mates to film lines whilst we were in Cyrpus in 2015. He went ham on some pretty big gaps that week so this photo never made the cut.
Lucas ‘Goose’ Healey – ollie, Redditch. Photo CJ
The clouds don’t lie. You’re in Redditch and there’s nothing you can do about it mate! Damp clearance.
Dan McDermott – tailslide, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo CJ
Dan McDermott frontside tailslide on the first day of a Quiksilver Brazil trip back in 2011. Yep, skateboarding takes you halfway around the world to skate a sewer, ha!
Joe Hinson – varial heelflip, Coventry. Photo CJ
In the dark days leading up to Christmas 2016, I met up with Joe Hinson in a sodden Coventry. With a few photos in the bag already and with the light fading we headed to Hurbert. This P Rod-esque vairal heelflip was hammered out for a small collective of Games Workshop moshers who were hovering around the roll out.
Jimmy Boyes – frontside 5.0, Durham. Photo CJ
They don’t make em like this anymore (thank god). Jimmy Boyes frontside 5-0 deep in the forgotten corridors of British skatepark construction.
Harry Lintell – wallride nollie, Wakefield. Photo CJ
Will Golding – backside smithgrind, Montpellier. Photo CJ
This was shot during the Unabomber trip to Montpellier back in 2012, Will’s backside smithgrind was superseded by endless amounts of jumping and ledge tech.
SOX – grab in from tail, Newport. Photo CJ
Shot as a warm up for a slightly more risky grab in (on another ramp), this ‘brick shitter’ rag in from Sox never saw the light of day.
Manny Lopez – frontside tailslide fakie, Cockermouth. Photo CJ
Manny’s frontside tailslide fakie was shot during the 2016 Fabric trip to The Lake District. Manny quit Fabric shortly afterwards and his photos weren’t included in the feature. Here it is in all it’s glory.
Josh ‘Manhead’ Young – kickflip, Wolverhampton. Photo CJ
It was bloody freezing! Manhead’s kickflip around the back of the bin at Wolverhampton’s Civic Centre was never published (until now). Enjoy!
Jordan Thackeray – frontside pivot, Romford. Photo CJ
This was one of my favourite photos of Jordan from his Haunts missions. Due to the level of gnar he performed in other areas of Romford (and a raft of other parks), this didn’t make the final selection for his interview, so here it is now.
Luke Kindon, kicker to crooked, Worcester. Photo CJ
Everyone’s got their homie! Luke Kindon makes something outta fuck all on a Worcestershire industrial estate.
Dylan Hughes – backside overcrook, Madrid. Photo CJ
Many moons ago we found ourselves in Madrid with some of the DC UK team. Dylan crushed this backside over crook but there was never a Mag feature from our time in Spain. (see The One That Got Away part one!)
Andy Coleman – frontside bluntslide transfer, Wolverhampton. Photo CJ
Another cold one from Wolvo! Andy Coleman frontside bluntslide transfer for all you Marmite lovers out there.
James Bush – gap to backside 5050, Carlisle. Photo CJ
Show us your logos then Bushy! Another one from the Fabric trip. Saved from the cutting room floor (hard-drive).
Jeremy Jones – kicker to nosegrind bonk, Old Street, London. Photo CJ
More accurate nose pointing from Jeremy Jones. Old Street nosegrind bonk.
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