Paul ‘Man’ Silvester – switch backside wallride.
During the end of Summer 2012, Paul decided he would come down from Scotland and skate Leeds to try and get some photos together for his ‘Flexible Heads’ interview. Obviously when Paul mentioned he wanted to shoot some photos in Leeds, I was hyped. He has shut down so many Leeds spots over the years – some of the stuff he has done is still amazing these days, let alone ten or fifteen years ago.
The interview he was working for was his last interview before he immigrated to Canada, so I was glad to be involved. He was down for the week and we were lucky to have some fortunate weather the whole time he was here. He skated every day that week and fully skated ‘til he was done; crazy to think he’s in his late thirties as I definitely couldn’t hack that much skating. This photo is probably one of my favourites from the week. Paul ended up landing this switch backside wallride, which was mental as he was getting so high and it was fully backwards too. Paul seems to have the ability to skate switch and make it look really chilled. Good luck to Paul and his family in Canada – cheers mate!