Sidewalk Sessions - Junction 4 Skatepark with Eddie Belvedere
There are few things better than cramming a car with a crew of your mates and driving out into the freezing cold, post-work darkness to a local indoor skatepark.
Whilst the cultural currency of skatepark footage is hotly debated by doyles the world over - in the UK, indoor sessions are the lifeblood that keeps people skating through the winter, and the key that unlocks the door to 99% of new skaters.
You can convince yourself that those kids you see learning to push at the bottom of your street started off at the nearest Instagram street hotspot if you like, but it doesn't make it true.
With this in mind, welcome to a new regular feature focusing on the sessions that go on during the winter months and the people involved in them.
Fittingly, our journey over to Blackburn's Junction 4 indoor skatepark was accompanied by snow storms and motorways with speed restrictions but that did nothing to dampen the atmosphere once everyone arrived.
Sidewalk Sessions - Junction 4 Skatepark with Eddie Belvedere - saw a huge crew of Black Sheep Store related heads cross the treacherous roads between Manchester and Blackburn to meet up with us and shred Junction 4 skatepark's small, but excellently thought-out lay out, in defiance of the shit weather.
Death skateboards own Eddie Belvedere was commander-in-chief and invited those people who he wanted to skate with and, as expected, the session fucking went off!
These Sidewalk Sessions will be happening every month from now on, and, as the weather warms up, will incorporate outdoor sessions at street spots and outdoor parks working on the same 'nominate a skater and let them pick their own crew' principle too.
Big knucks to Eddie Belvedere and Tez for making this happen, to everyone who turned up and shredded, and to Anthony and co at Junction 4 indoor skatepark for being so accommodating. The park is great - check out their website at Junction 4 Skatepark and go see for yourselves. You won't regret it.