CJ-Geoff Rowely Nottinghamshire CJ

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With the first premiere dates for the much-anticipated Vans video 'Propeller' surfacing this week, we decided to put together a Footage Feast focusing on long term Vans-repper Geoff Rowley and his savage assault on skateboarding's collective consciousness.

Geoff has spent more years than most hurling himself at some of the scariest terrain he can find, managing to do so while still maintaining a level of steez that has bought him to his current status of highly respected OG. From youthful Liverpool exploration missions to skating at the forefront of street progression in California, get the teas on and start clicking through for our Geoff Rowley Footage Feast.

A miniature Geoff shreds the Liverpool streets, already showing his willingness to throw himself into the void with drops double his size...

Starting a successful company based around anime drawings of girls? 90s skateboarding was a strange world...then again, Jeremy Klein's Hook Ups is still going almost two decades later, so who am I to talk? Anyway, only a couple of years after his part in 720, Rowley had upped his game and was back lipping handrails and heelflipping double sets with shocking ease.

"Best left foot in the game"...Rowley, The Specials and random quotes from OAPs make for a killer 411 Rookies, filmed on a return visit to the UK by Andy Evans not long after he first moved out to the States.

A brief recap of his part in 720 is followed by some footage of Rowley tearing up the 1995 UK Championships at Radlands - a day commonly summed up by awed talk of Tom Penny, but the proof is here that Geoff was getting his too!

Transworld's video 'Uno' gave us two O.G. Flip skaters for the price of one, with Geoff's savageness followed by Tom Penny's legendary session at the chain to bank spot.

An indisputably classic 411 section, Geoff's profiles includes one of Dag Nasty's finest songs as well as cameos from Rune Glifberg, Tom Penny and Brian Sumner. If it had none of these things, his do or die approach to what he does on a board would still keep it filed safely in the classics section of skateboarding's collective consciousness.

Skateboarding and Fugazi have always had a solid relationship, here's one of its high points...

A personal favourite section, Geoff Rowley being a gnarly bastard with Gray Matter in the background..."well that felt fucking tasty, I'd like to do it again". In the midst of all the death-defying gnarliness it's easy to forget how good his high speed lines and ledge tricks are, but now you've been reminded...A lipslide through a fountain and a Danny Way cameo seal the deal on this one!

With arguably the most over the top Motorhead song possible opening his section, giving the bulk of Rowley's part in Really Sorry a Gerry and the Pacemakers' soundtrack was a moment of genius juxtaposition. Double and triple kinkers, impossibles over road gaps and one of the most brutal kicker to rail slams possible make this section a slice of gnarly, Christian-baiting brilliance.

Jimmy Boyes aptly introduces a woodland miniramp session from him, Geoff, Tom Penny, PJ Ladd, Alex Moul, Mark Appleyard and Luke McKirdy, in what looks like an ideal life choice.

Showing no signs of slowing down, 2009 saw Flip release Extremely Sorry with a mixture of OG heads like Rowley, Penny and Glifberg, young guns like Louie Lopez and David Gonzales, and a venerable legend in the form of Lance Mountain. The award for balls out savageness probably has to go to Jimmy Boyes and his ridiculous drop in towards the end of Geoffs section (even more gnarly when you know that Jimmy was then chased on foot by extremely pissed off security guards for miles)...however this doesn't detract from Rowley's absolutely mental level of skateboarding, marrying a disregard for personal safety with a solid bag of tricks and a one speed only full throttle steez. This is also his most recent full section, so let some classic photos see you out and leave you waiting for the next one!

CJ-Geoff Rowelly-Tre Flip

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CJ-Geoff Rowely Nottinghamshire CJ

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CJ-Geoff Rowley and Anthony Van Englen CJ

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CJ-Geoff Rowley and crew CJ

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CJ-Geoff Rowley Liverpool CJ

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CJ-Geoff Rowley CJ

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CJ-Geoff Rowley New Bird Liverpool CJ

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Leo-rowley ollie to tail

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Leo-Rowley portrait

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