Leo Sharp comes through with round two of our 2016 Photographer’s Stories, featuring tales of irate pissheads, the inner workings of the Ganjwax crew, Cornish ditch spots and even a recipe for those in need of a perfectly baked skate trip formula…
Corey Glick – kickflip into bench, Brighton
As already stated in the UK Bones tour article, this spot was never likely to be skateable on a weekday due to every available space on the bench being taken up with Brighton pedestrians. It took Yonnie Cruz and his particular brand of charisma having a chat with the seated humans to create enough room for Corey to skate the bench.
After Corey had nailed the flip in twice and we were about to head to the next spot, a woman sitting outside a nearby bar decided to tell Yonnie that it was rude of him to ask the people to move. Being an amiable chap, Yonnie tried to explain that the pensioners, mums and kids had actually enjoyed the show of watching Corey get his trick. The woman didn’t like this and proceeded to get on her high horse and try to lecture Yonnie on politeness. Further retorts from the rest of us caused the woman to stand up (somewhat unsteadily) and motion to throw her wine glass at us. If it hadn’t been for one of her less zealous colleagues stopping her, things may have ended badly.