With Oxford being a mere 40 minute drive from where I reside these days, we hatched a plan on the spot for ‘weekends with Div Adam’ with him crashing at ours on weekends whilst the park was being built, so he had somewhere to recharge after being on site all week, skating on occasion and gathering footage and photos at the same time.
“Good shit Geggsman, I’ll see ya Friday.”
The park he was building turned out to be a Maverick job in Henley-on-Thames, which is on the other side of Oxford from here and can be gotten to in about an hour and quarter drive (should traffic be clear), but the added bit of distance involved didn’t end up altering our plan. Pretty much every Friday afternoon for the following two months, my phone would ring sometime around lunchtime:
“Waddup Geggsman? Leavin’ now, should be at yours soon…”
Div would roll up to our house in his beloved black Astra van, the tunes would be fired up and the fridge would be stacked with beers, then the next two days would be spent rounding up as many folk keen for a session as possible and heading off to skate as many parks and spots as we could, throwing in some camping, fires, booze and anything else that sprung to mind. Monday morning would come around and Div would take himself back to Henley, then on Friday afternoon he would reappear and we’d do it all over again.
The photos and video that resulted from these weekends with Div Adam that you’re about to immerse yourself in now do exactly what they say on the tin – this is what we gathered over a handful of weekends with Div; starting out in Scotland, ending in Melton Mowbray and visiting London, Bristol, Wales, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex along the way.
The original plan was to run an interview alongside all of this, but, at Div’s request, there’s no interview to be read here; he asked for Zeta Rush – who’s currently having time out from skating herself due to impending parenthood – to write about each of the photos from her perspective, as she was present for pretty much everything, keeping a watchful eye on Div from her faithful navy blue camping chair…
Anyway, without further unnecessary ado, I present to you ‘Weekends With Div’ – crack open a can of Strongbow Dark Fruits and enjoy…
Music: Chase – ‘Big Baga Ganja’, (produced by Reklews)
More at: https://soundcloud.com/chase-d-double-m