The Tum Yeto camp comes through with a dope one today, with the edit you see below celebrating the new Toy Machine Geoff Rowley Guest Board. This means footage of Liverpool’s favourite son cruising around a fun looking concrete set up, with a quick cameo from Toy Machine head honcho Ed Templeton, as Geoff explains the thinking behind his guest board design. Based on a model that Ed was riding during his first visit to Liverpool, during the time when him and Mike Vallely co-owned the short lived TV Skateboards, we imagine there won’t be many of these so snap them up while you can.
Geoff and Ed’s connection goes back to the Huntington Beach Skatepark days of the mid 1990s, when the park saw a ridiculous amount of talent pass through (there’s plenty of video evidence online if you know where to hunt, but we’ll start you off nicely with Tom Penny’s footage in Danny Minnick’s video Collage). Both were instrumental in the rise of the ‘handrail slayer’ approach which nearly took over skateboarding in the early 2000s but both had (and still have) a much wider range to their skateboarding – just look to Rowley’s tricks here, or his Promo miniramp video which hit the internet a couple of years ago, for confirmation of that. There ascendance to elder statesmen of the skate scene is undoubtedly a well deserved one and, we’re sure you’ll agree, it’s rad to see them joining forces here- press play, sit back and enjoy!
“It is with great honor that we celebrate a deep-rooted friendship between Geoff Rowley and Ed Templeton with this Limited Edition, Toy Machine X Geoff Rowley Guest Model – Your ticket to greatness has arrived! Now available in shops and at toymachine.com for a limited time”