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March roundup: Ace trucks and Krooked skateboards

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Steady month for videos so far with Ace trucks and Krooked skateboards surfing the momentum of Quasi’s April opener. First up (there) is a belter of a montage from Ace trucks featuring their diverse team. Enjoi’s Danish superhuman Didrik ‘Deedz’ Galasso opens it open with a brace of insane looking spots and a cameo from fellow Dane and Polar skateboards rider Ville Wester. What follows is 8 minutes of short contributions from the likes of Leo Baker, Max Palmer, Raven Tershay, Ronnie Sandoval, Palace skateboardsCharlie Birch and our very own Black sheep family member Harry Lintell. If this one doesn’t get you interested in swapping your undercarriage up and trying out Ace trucks then your eyes are probably made of chewing gum.

Next up is another unbelievably fantastic release from DLXSF’s Mark Gonzales led vehicle Krooked skateboards. ‘Magic Art Supplies’ is nominally an introductory vehicle for Krooked skateboards new blood Eddie Cernicky and Caleb McNeely, both of whom come through hard. Cernicky opens this 18 minute banger up with a brace of insane wallride tricks and heavy OG San Francisco spot lurking, (think China Banks, EMB and the hills). Caleb McNeely’s part serves as his official welcome to the team and delivers, with everything from 360 flips over full sized bins to a new variation for the weary JKown gap. Good shit.
There are little Gonz clips in between each part, some of which looked to have been self-filmed on his laptop, plus the best frontside invert you’re likely to see a 50 year old do this decade.

With the above said, whilst this is presented as an intro to Krooked skateboards newest riders, it is Krooked skateboards OG Mike ‘Manderson’ Anderson who takes the last 5 minutes with a full part of epic proportions. Despite being incredible forever, Manderson is a somewhat underappreciated and under the radar figure we feel, but this part will more than do the shouting that he’s too modest to do for himself.
Basically – fucking hell! You’ll know when you see it. Insane.

Go peep our huge range of Krooked skateboards if this one’s got your toes itching.
Enjoy the sun!

Krooked skateboards


Portions with Charlie Birch, Lucien Clarke, Kyle Wilson and more

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Straight up banger right here: Portions with Charlie Birch, Lucien Clarke, Kyle Wilson alongside a smattering of the UK’s best. London-based filmer and Palace contributor Austin Bristow has delivered!
This is no weak sauce mini clip – this is 21 minutes of some of best London skating yet.
Filmed over the last year (featuring many London tourist zones looking 28 Days Later), this has to be one of the best indy releases ever.
When you factor in a list of heads including Charlie Birch, Lucien Clarke, Kyle Wilson, Danny Brady, Chico and our own Nick Stansfield – you know it’s serious.
Aside from the very heavy Palace skateboards presence, you also get all manner of London-based rippers both established and new. The music is varied and unexpected in parts (A-HA you say?) and there are a ton of well known London spots getting crushed.
For a video like this to drop straight out of nowhere really is a testament to how fucking on it our national skate scene is right now.
Massive big ups to Austin ‘the silent giant’ Bristow and to all those involved in this one.
Absolutely incredible.

Portions with Charlie Birch, Lucien Clarke, Kyle Wilson

Given that recent Palace skateboards recruits Kyle Wilson and Charlie Birch bookend this 21 minute beast, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be looking at pro boards for both of them in the very near future.
Both more than deserved too – natural talent, graft and solid human beings: what more do you want?

If this one’s given you a thirst for more London-centric ripping from the mind (and lens) of Austin Bristow, why not make yourself remember stuff via a reup of his 2016/17 Regulate series for Jenkem?
Episode 1 is below.

If you’re looking for a more recent Austin Bristow release – check out the Birdman Jr. II focusing on Sam Sitayeb with appearances from Kyle Wilson and Heitor Da Silva.


Deeper Understanding – Charlie Birch rides for Palace

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

 

 

Yes, it’s officially true: Charlie Birch rides for Palace.
Now nobody likes to be one of those ‘I knew last week’ bellends but in this instance, I’m claiming it.
You’re not wearing Palace skateboards garms on the number one transmission outlet of skateboarding culture unless you’re riding for them, (well assuming you’re a sponsored skater, rather than just a P-Bomb fan).
As of this week, with the release of Deeper Understanding, the latest in a long line of extremely fucking good Palace online videos, (this time primarily filmed in Japan alongside the opening of their Tokyo store), the squealing Scouse cat has finally been let out of the bag.

 

Charlie came up the old way – by being an omnipresent teeth-braced face at every event across the UK from the age of 13, generally accompanied by his legend of a dad and/or brother Oliver. Never any bullshit with little man, no kiddy points, no lowered expectations – just pure, simple talent and determination with that distinctive Scouse willingness to go for it at all times.
With his recent switch from the Swoosh to Mackey’s captained New Balance Numeric squad and short (ish) time on Yardsale skateboards – the all new deep voiced Charlie had moved to London, started studying for a Business degree and set forth on a handrail slaying voyage that has led him to exactly where he should be – on Palace.
Now there’s plenty more to talk about as far as Deeper Understanding goes so I’ll cut to the quick here as regards Mr Birch. All praise and props to Charlie for never straying off the path of righteousness and continuing to rip as hard, and be just as nice as he was as a tiny kid, and major cap doffs to Lev and co for giving this beast the support he most definitely deserves (and for using Frankie Goes to Hollywood).
For the geeks amongst you, especially the M62 corridor related ones, know this: Charlie’s entire section is filmed on the hallowed ground of his native Liverpool and includes various classic Scouse spots such as Lime St station’s ‘they look good but they’re awful’ plastic ledges, a kinked rail previously only ever attempted by Scouse 90’s nutters Jon Newby and Nicky Ryan, the Pierhead and of course, those fucking awful stairs that Charlie grew up flinging himself down, (you also get a no push Dave Mackey line so what is there to not like?) One love to Liverpool.

 

 

Deeper Understanding - Charlie Birch rides for Palace

With Charlie’s props out of the way – a few words regarding the rest of this excellent video offering from Palace. Number one – it begins with a banger of a joint part shared between P-Bomb OG’s Lucien Clarke and Rory Milanes, both of whom manage to fuck up heavily guarded Japanese skate spots without being dickheads to the overly polite security paid to protect Tokyo’s futuristic architecture. Knucks there as we’re bored of seeing people act like wankers. Following that you’re treated to a brace of dope Danny Brady footage who, as the Palace TM, still finds time to rack up more footage than anyone else other than Charlie. Chewy Cannon, Benny Fairfax, Jamal Smith and Juan Savedra bring up the rear with short but deece appearances in a montage and then, after Charlie – Palace’s newer faces (along with honorary guest and Palace bro Evan Mock – dude who does the back 3) bring Deeper Understanding to a close. Heitor and Kyle are on the road to the very top of the skateboard game and this little shared piece in Deeper Understanding further cements that trajectory.

One last little moment of musing before I go: does the use of the Kate Bush song indicate a homage to Nick Jensen? Or is it a deliberate mind confuser for all of Palace’s younger fans who’ll probably go out and download a bunch of the UK’s most eccentric singer/songwriter off the back of this vid? Or, is it rather a light hearted jab at the amount of shit talked about Palace online by haters and acolytes alike via the lyric, ‘Turn to my computer like a friend…’ Who knows? Deeper Understanding though – deffo banger.
And so, that’s enough – go watch the video – if you fancy linking yourself with some Palace Skateboards product, hit the link here and if Charlie’s addition has put you in mind to purchase some New Balance to support – go check out our extensive range of NB Numeric stuff here.

Peep below for a look into Charlie Birch’s antics when he was about 2 foot shorter and 8 years younger via the excellent independent UK skate video ‘Albion’. Who would’ve thunk back then that in 2019 I’d be typing Charlie Birch rides for Palace…