Ali Watson – Stray

After meeting Ali for the first time around five years ago, he’s been on one. Not on one like down the local boozer on a mad’un, I mean on one like always filming a new ender or ollieing a respectably sized bump-to-bar.
Besides being a father to three children, having a full time job and camping every other weekend, Ali has somehow managed to film three sections with me, and with more in the works!

Vague have released Ali’s section from Stray over on their website. Click ‘play’ below to feast your eyes on a big poppa.

Anthony Ackers in ‘Stray’

Proper Black Country bloke Anthony Ackers joined us just as the filming deadline for Wulfrunian hit. Three years later and we get a fully deserved closing section from him in our recent video ‘Stray’.

A man with stacks of determination and 100% graft (including a 27 hour round trip to Glasgow with no sleep!!), we proudly present to you Anthony’s section in ‘Stray’.

Tune in at 9PM to watch the online premiere:

Alex Ramsell in ‘Stray’

After straight edge Alex Ramsell got denied access to Gnargore, we were sure to grab him up.

Fast forward a couple of years and he produces this jazzy, all-night footage section within The Black Country for us (apart from a trip up to Scotland).

We are proud to release Alex’s creative section from our recent video ‘Stray’.

Tune in at 9PM to watch the online premiere:

Stray Premiere

On Friday 31st January we premiered our third full length video at Lighthouse, Wolverhampton. This video featured sections from new riders Anthony Ackers, Alex Ramsell, Luke Elks and Ciaran Dension. As well as sections from Sean Baker, Chris Emery and Ali Watson.

We were fortunate to be supported by Palomino, Ideal, Morale and Vague. With Medicine Codsall supplying some cake and Cork and Cage supplying alcohol for the audience.

Keep your eyes peeled, this video will be for sale very soon…

Grot

Wild camping, hiking and aching legs. That’s what our ‘little’ trip to The Lakes consisted of. Two days in, 48 hours of rain and lots of pub visits deep, we decided to hike up Scafell Pike as we thought we weren’t going to get any skating in whatsoever. Eventually, after a couple of days, the clouds disappeared and we swapped our hiking boots for our useless wooden toys.

Watch Ali, Gib and I in Grot.

The Black Country Vol. 4 – Reflections

In situ with the release of the first ever Wolftown deck designed by James Nash, we are proud to present to you Black Country Vol. 4 – Reflections. This volume was filmed solely at Wolverhampton Civic.

Wolverhampton’s skate scene has been full of solidarity since at least the mid 90’s. The Wolverhampton Civic has provided a home to skateboarders within the city throughout the decades. After scares of the Civic being knocked down and seeing the maturity of the current skate scene grow, I decided to create this montage. I chose to film solely at Civic as I wanted to try and portray the history of the spot, as well as reflect on the real unity between skateboarders.

This volume includes skating from: Nick Binnington, Rajinder Sami, Alex Ramsell, Ali Watson, Henry Fox, Christopher Emery, Cam Edwards, Sean Baker, Ian Bird, Dan Brueton, Jason Latchford, Jobie Morris, Ash Wilson, Shaun Boyle, Ste Kaveh, Nick Sharratt, Anthony Ackers, Burger Bigmore, Ciaran Denison, Gib, Jake Round, Luke Elks.

Filmed and edited by Christopher Emery. Additional filming by Rajinder Sami. Super 8 by Christopher Emery.