Sunday, 23 December 2007
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
It all starts here. We need as much input as we can get from the skateboarders of Derby and the rest of England to produce the best skatepark yet. It will be a huge, regionally significant 'superpark', and it will have an effect on skaters all over England. It's critical that in these initial stages of research we get the most accurate results possible, so it's down to all of us to chip in with our opinion.
Fill in the input form to get your opinion to count for the future of skateboarding in England.
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Well the Christmas lights are up. I guess that means saving for Christmas presents begins... The new Hooked decks hit the streets in the next week or so, 25 pound a pop and come in a nice range of shapes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meanwhile the Hooked Ramp Thrash Saturday sessions spawned the first Hooked: Design a tee competition... skaters design till they drop for the chance to win their design and it be available for everyone to buy on the Hooked website. Keep your eyes open for the winning design...
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Some of the Hooked people caught up with us at Markeaton Park for a thrash...
Josh going mental
Tim's beasty driveway ollie
Rad Dad on the bank
Ringo tweaks it
Adam's Heelflip was sweet, the landing was painful...
Nice one for whoever swept Markeaton earlier...
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
If you think you could spare a couple of hours a week to help us then let us know!
We need people to be part of Hooked and push the scene forward. We're looking for skaters who can be at events, help people learn tricks, write / film / perform trick tips and help organise jams etc.
If you skate and you're interested, get in touch by email (email@example.com) or if come and say hello if you are at the University of Derby volunteer fayre on 30th October 2007.
Sunday, 7 October 2007
The Hooked committee did an excellent job in getting more funding (alot of hard work on Dave and Beccas part) for the 2007/8 year. We intend to spend some of the money on new ramps and other bits and bobs. We also plan to move into the film making side of extreme sports a little more and plan to put another movie together in the new year. This means getting you kids more involved with the movie making side of the skate industry, should be fun.
Don't forget we always need help with updating the website so don't be shy in sending in photos, write ups and events, that we can use. Its easy, just email dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you can see its an exciting time for Hooked..word up..Rad dad
Friday, 21 September 2007
Just got back from Barcelona. That place really is the skate capital of the world. Even if the spots (although amazing) are blown out from everyone doing every trick you can think of there, the atmosphere and tolerance is amazing.
We visited 4 of the main skate spots and caught up with some pros along the way.
MACBA has an amazing atmosphere, every evening it's filled with about 50 skaters. The standard of skating is extremey high, these guys have great weather and great spots.
Classic spot Sants has been in so many videos, the benches have had so many grinds they are rounded on the edge.
The Universitat blocks are the best, be warned - they are higher than they look...
MACBA keyhole gap - this is scary. If you're brave you can grind through the space and off the end. Beast.
Fondo is a huge space with lots of 5 sets, benches and banks. The hips are excellent, steeper than they look though.
Element shop. You don't get these in England.
A local at MACBA warms up.
Blueprint hero Tuukka Korhonen back lips the block.
Dave meets Tuukka.
Dave meets DC pro Jody Smith - part of the DC King of Barcelona competition entourage, go to http://www.dckingof.com to see the action of the competition that went down.
Others have been...
Becca at MACBA big 4... and believe they are big. Check out Emerica 'This Is Skateboarding' to see these being hammered by Andrew Reynolds.
The DC Shoe team session the keyhole gap at MACBA for footage.
Greg Myers switch bs flip, it makes you think...
Brian Wenning was filming lines...
And Josh Kalis watched the action.
The public accept skateboarding in Barcelona, people stop to watch your tricks. ground is always smooth, the spots are amazing. You're bound to see some big tricks. Just go there.
Lookout for the footage from this trip on the next Hooked video.