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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.

New UK skate magazine – The Skateboarder’s Companion

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Big news this month with the release of the premiere issue of The Skateboarder’s Companion.
Headed up by long-term skateboard bods and former Sidewalk Magazine staff Leo Sharp and Ryan Gray, issue one sets out their stall with no punches pulled.
It’s been a long, long time since anybody could walk into a newsagents or a branch of WHSmiths and buy a national skateboard magazine eh?
The Skateboarder’s Companion is set to be a quarterly and will be available in limited numbers from skate stores (including us), available in magazine stockists across the country (see here for info on stockists) and also available in subscription format from their website –

The vibe of issue one places The Skateboarder’s Companion very much in the hot seat as a nationally-focused publication with skaters from all over the UK featuring on its glossy pages.
Equally as exciting is their immediate embrace of the female skateboard scene with more page and web space devoted to women than has been customary until very recently.
Put simply we’re backing this one hard, for that box fresh new mag smell alone, (although thinking about it, that’s almost glue-sniffing in some respects so take it easy).

Up top you can see the first exclusive video release from The Skateboarder’s Companion with a brace of banging footage from their inaugural trip up north featuring the likes of Denis Lynn, Dee Collins, Ben Leyden and more, crafted by long time lens man Mike ‘Tidy’ Pearson.
Extra points to those of you who can correctly name the video part/video/company that said Tidy video pays homage to. You’ll win precisely nothing but you’ll get bragging rights inside your own skull.

All that remains to be said is – search out a copy of The Skateboarder’s Companion for yourself before they’re gone and of course – follow them on their social channels.
Big up Geggs and Big L.
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