War of the Thistles 2015
This year's War of the Thistles took place at Transition Park in Aberdeen and at Kaos Skatepark in East Kilbride. Celebrating 10 years of WOTT these were two days that we couldn't miss out on.
The drive to Aberdeen was epic and only topped by having to drive another 3 hours the next day. But as you can see from the edit and photos it was a banger. The chaos that ensued was fruitful, exciting and best of all everyone hooked up with a whole new bunch of mates...
Roll on WAR11. Next time we may fly.
Massive thanks to Ali Menzies, Transition Skatepark, Kaos Skatepark, everyone that made the pilgrimage and the whole Scottish skateboard community. Extra thanks to Darren Pearcy from Rollersnakes for the support and filming duties.
Nick Roberts - hip melon - Aberdeen
Nick Roberts ate the miniramp and fixed a camp bed
Andy White - backside flip - Aberdeen
Andy White looking for routes less traveled - backside flip the channel gap
Tom Shimmin - sugarcane - Aberdeen
Tom tried this in amongst the madness that was the street comp to no avail so I donned my bullying gloves and sweet talked him in to nailing it. Boss!
Colin Adam - straight leg - Aberdeen
Colin has to be seen to be believed. He's powered by devil diesel or something very similar to what ever that is. Ten billion miles an hour enjoyment.
James Grindley - hardflip backlip - Aberdeen
James can do tricks that you can't even name and pretty much on request. More please! This hardflip backlip was done a lot more than once...
Aaron Wilmot - frontside ollie - Aberdeen
Aaron quietly killed various parts of both parks with more than a tad of grace
Eddie Belvedere - flip backlip - Aberdeen
Eddie essentially drove from Land's End to John O'Groats - what a beast!
Sam Pulley - invert - Aberdeen
Sam reached Aberdeen at the end of a week long tour - but still managed to tear both parks a new one
Colin Adam - Stalefish - East Kilbride
After chasing the Tasmanian Devil from out of the fullpipe Colin threw this stalefish at me. SHAPES!
Benson - frontside 5.0 - East Kilbride
A hectic session saw the back wall get a booting - Benson was straight up there
Rob Smith - tailblock - East Kilbride
Rob scared the kids as per usual and showed no regard for his own life. Classic
David 'Div' Adam - 5.0 around the stairs - East Kilbride
Nursing (or not nursing actually) a battered arm from stage diving onto an empty dance floor in Sweden. Div demanded that we shoot a photo involving his stinking sling - so here you go
Alex Hallford - beanplant to fakie - East Kilbride
Alex ATV'd it on both days using his unique rubber steez to gather a shitload more admirers. A worthy winner for sure!
Finnian Martin - frontside air - East Kilbride
Finnian Martin is either 9 or 10 but he was holding it down with blokes double, triple and maybe even quad that
Eddie Belvedere - frontside nosegrind - East Kilbride
The street comp at East Kilbride was just as hectic as the Aberdeen one, but Eddie managed to thread the human needle to get this FSNG with added shapes
Rob Smith - blunt rag out to fake - East Kilbride
This is the sort of shit that makes Rob Smith drool - maniac
Andy White - frontside flip - East Kilbride
Andy warmed up for his kickflip to flat in the big bowl by frontside flipping the handrail during rush hour
Alex Hallford over Aaron Wilmot - crail over 5.0 - East Kilbride
Let's finish this off with a banger - no animals were harmed whilst shooting this close quarter doubles