Would Skateboards – ‘Archive V1’ 2017 footage clearout

Would Skateboards presents the ‘Archive V1’ footage clearout, which sees Ryan Rebotis, Scott Whittaker and Laurie Colley shredding spots across the UK and Europe in a collection of footage being cleared out in advance of new projects from the board company which will be happening this year. Would Skateboards have been quietly killing it for a solid few years now and this latest edit offers up a solid dose of skateboarding filmed around the UK, from the depths of South London to Liverpool DIY build staples and from gleaming ledges to haggard pole jams.

Swindon ripper Scott Whittaker takes some high speed tech to spots around the South, fitting in a very ‘Fully Flared’ ledge head scratcher in the form of a switch boardslide backside 180 to front blunt to kick things off, with Ryan Rebotis backing up Scott’s ‘speed and precision’ combination with similarly mach ten technical dopeness. Laurie Colley takes his powerful style to a wide array of crusty, awkward and generally not very forgiving spots (alongside some more traditional smooth London bench spot fare) and comes through with a 360 flip ender which we can describe as nothing other than an absolute banger. Big up ponytail power! All three of them hit a solid amount of lesser seen spot, giving rise to the rumour that it’s possible to film a street-based edit partially in London and not include a single line filmed at Canada Water – who knew?

Filmed by Stephen Thompson.
Editional Filming by Ed Russel, Raim Grin, Tom Gammage.

Cover image by Raim Grin.

Graphics by Ad Hinton.

Check out more from Would Skateboards via their website and Instagram account and, as this is only Volume 1, we’re assuming you should keep an eye out for more of these kind of clips over the upcoming months!


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