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February round up – Jake Wooten, Una Farrar, Cons x Krooked and more

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

Time flies when it’s bastard freezing eh? As such, here’s a February round up of content. These days it’s as though there are 5 sick videos dropping daily so it seems legit to do multi posts. Plus, we’ve slept on posting in February so far I guess, I blame the weather. Anyway, to the matter at hand: a February round up of recent content.

First up, is the video announcement that rubber-limbed transition slayer officially joined etnies (as of January 27th). If you’re aware of Jake Wooten’s previous behaviours, you’ll buzz off this power move. If you don’t already know who he is – get to know below. His etnies welcome part was filmed by Mike Manzoori too so there’s another bonus.

February round up – Jake Wooten, Una Farrar, Cons x Krooked and more

Once you’ve watched that, we strongly recommend catching up with Dime’s female representative and Vans head Una Farrar. Una has just dropped a short but banging section to coincide with landing the cover of new US publication Mess Skate Mag.

In related Vans video content news, the UK’s Skateboarder’s Companion magazine dropped a banger too. With Ben Broyd and Jordan Thackeray leading the charge – you know it’s going to be deece.

February round up – Jake Wooten, Una Farrar, Cons x Krooked and more

Next up in our February round up is the first (?) collab video of 2021.
Middle Earth serves up a Krooked skateboards rider captained clip to celebrate Mike Anderson’s Krooked x CTAS Pro Cons shoe. Alongside Mike you get Frank Gerwer, Brad Cromer, Eddie Cernicky, Raney Beres and Zered Bassett – so a half arsed shoe hawker this is not. Fire up the screens then get your nail scissors out – it’ll make sense later.

Penultimately, we come to Carharrt’s first video release in a decade. Inside Out is a slightly more cinematic take on a team video. Accidental Gullwing video references aside, there’s not a lot to dislike here. Go peep.

Last, but by no means, least comes a truly British clip courtesy of The Skateboarder’s Companion again. Stoked to see that they’ve resurrected the OG Sidewalk magazine ‘Raiders of the Lost Park’ series. Is there anything more authentically British than fannying around on dogshit council parks?
Thought not. Behold Mexborough in all its tin glory!

Rest in peace Bruce Kelliher AKA ‘Bruce the Ox’

And, as always, rest in peace to our dear friend Chris Barrett. Shine on mate.


Heroin Skateboards Manchester legend Jay Green ‘Animal’ deck

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

Heroin skateboards Manchester legend Jay Green ‘Animal’ deck released.
Despite his relocation to the USA, Mark ‘Fos’ Foster has always retained strong links to the skate scene he grew up in. With the release of this Heroin skateboards Manchester legend Jay Green ‘Animal’ deck, Fos sends transatlantic props to an underground Mancunian legend from the olden days.

Heroin skateboards Manchester legend Jay Green ‘Animal’ deck

As you’ll see on the graphics – Jay Green AKA ‘Animal’ was one of Fos’ inspirations as a young skater along with being a pioneer of street skating during the dark days of the 1980s. I guess you could say he was Manchester’s and The North West’s version of Mark ‘Snoz’ Snowball or Jimmy Boyes – somebody who weathered the dead era after the 70s boom and came out swinging in the early days of street skating. I’ve tried in vain to find any photos or videos of Animal in action but as far as Google is concerned, there are none. We’d be extremely happy to be proved wrong on that though. Submit answers on a Split Skates sticker.

Anyway, if you’re a skate history buff, don’t wait around. These Heroin Skateboards Manchester legend Jay Green ‘Animal’ decks are limited and there probably won’t be a reup from Heroin skateboards.
As we’re on the subject – we figured this was a good excuse to remind you all of some of the video gems from Heroin’s back catalogue.
The more recent stuff – Earth Goblin etc – you’ll all be aware of because of Instagram etc but there’s a wealth of OG Heroin skateboards content awaiting your eyes. Peep up the top for 1999’s inaugural video statement ‘Good Shit’ edited by one time adult entertainment maestro Alan Glass and Fos.

Heroin skateboards Manchester legend Jay Green ‘Animal’ deck

Once you’ve watched Good Shit, treat yourself to a viewing of the second Heroin video ‘Everything’s going to be alright’ (2002). This one adds a pre Landscape Joey Pressey, Athur Tubb, Osaka’s own Chopper and currently in-vogue skating elder Chris Pulman into the syringe. Again, EGTBA is filmed by Fos and Glass and edited by Alan Glass.

The final memory bump for today comes in the form of my personal favourite OG Heroin skateboards video and GWAR reference – 2005’s Live from Antartica.
This was the first Heroin video to have a Howard Cooke section – do I need to say anything else?

Live From Antarctica (2005) from Heroin Skateboards on Vimeo.

So there you go. Welcome to 2022. It’s got to be better than last year, right?
Right?