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The VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards Nick Zorlac Dan Cates Mark Nicolson

 

The House skatepark’s very own UK skate history show is back and this time the VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards with head honcho Nick Zorlac, long-time rider Dan Cates and video maestro Mark Nicolson.
As always with these VHS Shows, you get a very informal chat led by Man Mountain Marco himself Nathan Black that goes off on various tangents, starting with the early days of Zorlac setting up a distribution company simply because Consolidated skateboards were unavailable at the that time in the UK.

With Death being the longest running UK skate brand in history with 21 years under their belts there’s obviously a hell of a lot to talk about here, and the conversation covers everything from the infamous House of Doom in Harrow, to the various sketchy constructions built in their backyard, through to the vagaries of running of a UK skate brand that started out as a joke but ending up becoming a mainstay of the scene representing everyone from local rippers to global skateboard superstars.

 

 

Zorlac’s description of wanting to start a brand that was basically ‘The Spinal Tap of skateboarding’, only for it to go on to outlive all of the brands that started around the same period, is definitely inspirational and proof that if your love for skateboarding is strong enough that you can achieve pretty much anything.

 

If you feel like supporting the good guys at Death after listening to this one, then it’d make sense to go check out the huge selection of Death skateboards product that we’re currently holding and maybe picking up a pro board from Black Sheep family members and Death skateboard riders Rob Smith and Eddie Belvedere.

If you’re keen to follow Dan Cates into the skimboard rabbit hole though, I’m not sure that there’s much we can help you with there – other than pointing you towards the nearest wetsuit shop.

 

 

The VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards Nick Zorlac

 

If you enjoyed listening to the VHS show chat 21 years of Death Skateboards, and honestly, it’s hard to think of a reason why you wouldn’t have, given the trio of venerable idiots involved in this 2 hour conversation about UK skate history, then we’d also strongly recommend taking a look at the previous three episodes.

Just to make life easier for you, if you scroll down, you can watch the three previous episodes in order featuring Ben Grove, James Bush and Callun Loomes of Get Lesta and Team GB member, Lovenskate and Converse Cons rider – the supernaturally talented Alex Hallford.