Hailing from the marble playground of Milton Keynes, Rob Selley was one of the original members of the OG 1995 Blueprint line up, though he was killing it long before that point, scoring photos in early 90s issues of RAD magazine, as well as popping up on videos and at comps across the country. His own brand of MK trained ledge wizardry was hard to ignore, and it’s clear to see today that he was well ahead of his time.
Joining Ewan Bowman, Mark Baines, Flynn Trotman and Dan Magee, Rob starred in the first Blueprint and Panic joint productions ‘A Mixed Media’ (1996), the follow up ‘Anthems’ (1998) and put in a two trick cameo on the ‘Build and Destroy’ promo (1998) before parting company with Blueprint to join the Reaction team during the latter half of 1999. Whilst on Reaction, he shared a section with Rodney Clarke on their only full length video ‘Creation’ (2001), winding up on Minute Skateboards for a brief period after Reaction folded not long after the release of Creation.
Reoccurring injuries meant Rob retired himself as a ‘professional’ during the early 00’s, though in 2005 he established the now sadly defunct Motive Skateboards, which supported the likes of Sean Smith, Dylan Hughes, Dave Snaddon, Leo Smith, Paul Carter, Layth Sami, Barney Page, James Bush and Jack Edwards.
If you’re in search of more recent footage of Rob, he has a short cameo in Sean Smith’s section on the first Motive DVD ‘Dimensions’, and appeared as the special guest on DC’s ‘Big Push’ last year.
Anyway, this Sunday we thought we’d remind you of the sheer brilliance that was Rob’s section from the second Blueprint/Panic VHS ‘Anthems’. Enjoy, then whack some Camp Lo on your iPod and and switch crook your local ledge in Rob’s honour…