News Tagged ‘Blueprint’

Mark Baines Interview

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

 

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Mark Baines has to be one of the most productive skateboarders the UK has ever seen. He has released a huge amount of video parts over the years and each one has never failed to impress. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to meet this legend you’ll agree that he is a top bloke, if not get yourself over to his hometown in Yorkshire because you’ll probably find him shredding the street spots on offer. Mark has also put a huge amount back into the skateboard community, organizing in conjunction with WESC, a skate camp that may be of interest for you young skaters our there.

 

 

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I’m not sure how many interviews Mark has actually had although they are always an interesting read and it is a pleasure to announce you can now find another interview with himself over on the Free Skate Mag website. Topics that can be found spoken about are such things as the old Blueprint days, the state of skateboarding in 2015, ‘Netflix and chill and more. You’d be mad not to have a butchers. For those that aren’t familiar with Mark’s skating then have a look below at his section from Blueprint skateboards ‘Waiting For The World’ that was released in 2000.

 

 

 

Proper stoked to see some more quality stuff from Mark. Keep up with Mark Baines, the Northern shredder on Instagram.

 

 


John Rattray – Waiting For The World ‘Video Days’

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

 

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It’s always important to remember in life and not just within skating what has come before the point we find ourselves at now! Thanks to Sidewalk, we were given a history lesson on how good British skateboarding was…and still is! One of the pivotal videos that shone the British scene to the rest of the world was Blueprint’s Waiting For The World. The 2000 release came at a time when the American industry were starting to peer over and see what was happening over here, with the likes of Rowley, Sumner, Shipman and Penny more than often appearing in 411 videos and magazine euro tours becoming more apparent. The British scene videos had a different raw look to their American counterparts, they seemed, cold, dark, wet and had horrible looking cracked pavement slabs at most spots – standard Great Britain! With sections from Carl Shipman, Paul Shier, Nick Jensen, Channon King, Paul Carter, Scott Palmer, Mark Baines and Colin Kennedy all blew us away with how advanced the scene had become and where it was going. One of the most mind blowing parts was the last one, John Rattray’s part is still just as amazing watching it today as it was when I first saw it all those years ago! Full of John’s power and style, sick lines, big hammers and that all important ender ! So give the section a watch below, it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen, and it will be the same for you, trust!