Yorkshire Day – a skate-themed celebration

Raise your glass of Sam Smith's in the air...

With Yorkshire Day upon us, what better way to celebrate than with a few of the classic slices of skateboarding still and moving images to have appeared from The Ridings over the years? Here’s ten photos and ten sections from videos that immediately came to mind when we thought of Yorkshire – get the brews on or crack open a bottle of Sam Smith’s and enjoy…

Wisdom ‘Pulling Teeth’ (1999)

What better way to kick things off than with Lee Rozee’s part from Wisdom Skateshop’s classic ‘Pulling Teeth’ (Paul Silvester’s section needs a mention too) – best explained by fellow Bradfordian Doug McLaughlan when we used this one as a Sunday Service…

“Rozee man, this is some next level shit yeah, from the old days, from the days of the multi-sliders. When the curbs at C+A were doing some serious heavyweight grinding. What was Rozlet doing back then? Skating down from Queensbury to come to town, skate the C+A, he was dropping it. I don’t even know how to give this man props, you know I love the motherfucker. You can see for yourself.

That first line was one of the first things filmed, that was time ago…literally some ’95 shit or something like that…94/95.”

Mission ImpossibHull (1998)

Another late 90s entry to the ‘fast pushing Yorkshiremen’ genre of skateboarding, Scott Palmer closes Adi Broadhead’s 1998 Hull scene video ‘Mission ImpossibHull’ with an eight minute mission of street destruction.

Dayzed and Confused (2011)

Rory McKenzie’s latest Leeds scene video ‘We Out Here‘ hit the web a couple of week’s back, but here’s one of his from back in 2011 – Jason Brown in full swing here and you can check out the full video for pretty much everyone who lived in Leeds around that time.

Baghead Flats (2008)

2008’s Baghead Flats featured a wide array of Yorkshire heads including the one and only Doug McLaughlan, whose UFO-scored section of all terrain cruise control is still on regular rotation here…

Brass Monkey (2011)

James Cruickshank’s 2011 Sheffield scene video ‘Brass Monkey’ is a banger from start to finish – here’s Dan Beall’s dope ender to inspire you to pick up a physical copy!

Ravenous – Put It In Your Mouth (2011)

It has a Shake Junt section in the middle, but it’s mostly Sheffield so it counts! Ravenous Skateboards’ 2011 magnus opus ‘Put It In Your Mouth’…

RWTB – Dudes of Sport (2014)

If you ain’t rolling with the boys, you best be rolling something…

Endemic Skate Store – Tuesday (2014)

Endemic Skate Store is rolling nearly eleven years deep now, with there 2014 video ‘Tuesday’ showing the bizarre amount of spots that Huddersfield has to offer…which is why it continues to churn out skaters like Kieran McDonnell, who can take on any piece of crust laid out in front of them!

Snyde Park and the Curse of Brudenell Road (2014)

Alex Appleby’s 2014 scene video ‘Snyde Park and the Curse of Brudenell Road‘ explores the untouched gems of the Leeds suburbs.

Welcome Skate Store ‘Paul’ (2017)

Bringing things up to date, here’s George Smith’s ridiculous section from Welcome Skate Store’s 2017 video ‘Paul’, which we highly recommend getting a physical copy of!

The question of whether Worksop is in Yorkshire or Nottinghamshire is a hotly contested one – for the sake of Carl Shipman’s 360 flip inclusion here, we’re calling it White Rose territory…
Photo: Horse
Dave Morgan tucks his knee clear of the whippy one at the still semi-standing (I think) Shipley DIY.
Photo: CJ
Bradfordian back tail shapes at the much missed Dustbowl DIY from Doug McLaughlan.
Photo: Horse
Morley OG Joey Lynksey backside lipslides then flips out at another long gone Leeds DIY gem.
Photo: CJ
Manhead with a beast of a frontside flip over Needleside’s hip for CJ’s lens.
Mark Baines brings the Worksop question back to the fore with a kickflip over a Sheffield bump to bar for Horse’s lens.
South Yorkshire new gen Matlok Bennett-Jones with a Sheffield noseblunt transfer.
Photo: CJ
Hebden Bridge’s finest Mike Wright heads to Sheffield for this handrail nosegrind.
Photo: Horse
Paul Silvester’s ‘still mental now’ switch 50-50 for Wig Worland’s lens.
Closing things with a classic bit of Yorkshire ditch hunting/shredding, here’s Paul ‘Wapo’ Watson taken a noseblunt for a ride down Dewsbury ditch…
Photo: CJ
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