One of the best aspects of running national scene-focused events like Store Wars (in association with Mountain Dew) is that it offers an insider’s glimpse into what’s going on in the skateparks and street spots across the UK.
This is exactly what happened via this year’s inclusion of The Level Skatestore with their first clip of Round 1 featuring these two right here: namely, Dan Reynolds and Josh ‘Gizzle’ Gislingham.
The Level came out swinging with a clip from the latest incarnation of Brighton’s venerable Level skatepark, (a space occupied by skateboarding since the mid 70’s) featuring Dan and Josh destroying the park’s elongated mini bowl.
The fact that two skaters probably unknown to most outside of Brighton’s prodigious Instagram output could appear on Day 1 and log 100k + views is a testament both to their lightning-footed coping skills, and to the reach of Store Wars itself.
With this in mind, we unanimously decided that these two Brighton locals, born and raised on the curves of Hove Lagoon and The Level skatepark itself, should share the additional £1000 prize for most outstanding individuals in this year’s iteration of Store Wars (in association with Mountain Dew).
Coping dancers for the win!
Well done Dan and Josh – spend it wisely.
Josh Gislingham – Indy Fast Plant. Photo CJ.
“Can’t believe that we’ve won a bunch of cash just for pretty much doing what we do everyday. Stoked”
Dan Reynolds – Wallie One Foot. Photo Rich West
“I was hyped when I heard that The Level were gonna be part of Store Wars this year, any excuse to film stuff and skate the park”