Back in June 2010, the then UK Vans TM Nic Powley came into some budget from the folks at Relentless Energy to take a selection of heads to Ireland and put on an afternoon demo at Sea Sessions Festival, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. As was always the Powley way, he managed to take the brief and available funds and turn it into something else entirely, not only flying Ben Grove, Matthew Nevitt, Dave Watson and Ste Roe to Ireland for the aforementioned demo, but he got a full article in Sidewalk and a web edit out of it as well.

I was brought in to film the trip and CJ came along to shoot, and as we were in the thick of filming ‘In Progress’ back in June 2010, we decided it was a perfect opportunity to get Conhuir Lynn in the mix and kick-start what would turn out to be his next full section and interview at the same time. It stands to reason that most of Conhuir’s clips from this week got siphoned off for ‘In Progress’, along with various other bits and pieces of footage that we figured would make for good cameos in the main video. Thankfully, neither Powley nor anyone at Relentless seemed to mind too much...

This first Crates edit is the footage gathered on the first two days of the trip, as the crew met up with Gav Coughlan, Mark ‘Irish Snowy’ Brew and various other locals and hit infamous parks and spots across Dublin.

Part 2 is due this time next week – if you need more Crates action before then you’ll be pleased to learn that all previous episodes can be found here.

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