Monday, 30 March 2009

Yesterday morning i see Melcher setting up a new board which happened to be his newest pro model done by Brian Lotti. I say to him "aint it funny that nobody realises that the graphic is a picture of your face?" He looked all confused and asked what i was on about. Look closely at the picture below, can you see it now? I guess it was a secret only me and Brain Lotti got.

April fools day carnage in harrow

Well, see you later

I said bye bye to australia and all the beautiful people that live there the other day. I had such a good time i HAD to extend my ticket an extra 10 days. Now im in california. Land of Melcher, mexican food and the almighty Charles Shaw. Thanks to Schooner Jay and T west for letting me crash at their houses and thanks to everyone else that is awesome. Heres a few random snaps

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Mavericks bro

some thingys ive been building, i.e, A mini mole half-pipe
and the bamboo equivallent to the sun god was unveilled
working on a little wave corner
in a driveway
way out by mavericks beach, with quite a view
very simple


New grip job

New Feature! Behind The Scenes!

A new feature here is behind the scenes, this first episode reveals what went into Cates' final trick in our 2008 Video 'Better Than Life'.

More secrets to be revealed soon! Watch this space!!!

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Saturday, 28 March 2009

Tavelling? He's known for it

I really hope Cates collects airmiles cos by now he would surely have enough to get some free tickets to travel around the world again. Here he is living it up in atlanta with Dave Allen

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Old Section Of The Week, errr or Month?!! ...ish!?!

A classic section from a British legend and Death Pro- Mr Dave Allen
Taken from the A4/Neil Chester 1999 Masterpiece- 'Hating Life'

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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Ben Cundall Interview

I had two interviews today, one was for a job, the other was for a skate website. Check it out by clicking the picture of my alter-ego below.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Just a average friday night in Sydney

Sunday, 22 March 2009

'Behind The Scenes' Coming Soon!!!

Apologies for the current blog slump that we are in right now!

Word on the street is that its because Nicolson is busy editing a behind the scenes clip of Dans aquatic last trick from his 'Better Than Life' section.

Heres a frame grab to whet your appetites!!!

Thursday, 19 March 2009


The letters stand for Day In The Life Of Dan Cates and that's exactly what you can watch by clicking the big words below.


Monday, 16 March 2009

More road trip photo's

Troy West is continuing to kill it over on his blog by updating it all the time. He just put up some more photo's from our road trip last weekend and you can check them out HERE

"Dont go swimming in the water boys. It's full of hammerhead sharks"

Friday, 13 March 2009

Gold coast cruising

Troy west, Schooner, Alan mang and myself just took a little road trip up north to the gold coast for 5days. Skating, swimming, partying, the usual shenanagians. If your interested there's some photo's HERE and HERE

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Ipath welcomes Richie to the team

Our boy Richie Jackson will now be complementing his Featch attire with some sweet Ipath kicks. To welcome him to the team they have put a new clip up on their website. You can check it just below.....

or you can click HERE. Set your eye balls's to stunned, again

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Cachagua Land

Cachagua is fun
there is a good hill on the way out.
ill y a un tres bien verde outre.

one backside air
un b.s.a
staab has been up there for days 
bodhi started trying this blunt kickflip 180 while it was still hot out.
it went down a few hours later when it was dark and freezing. nice work 

Monday, 9 March 2009

Dan Cakes

My Mum (Mrs Nicolson) is a bit mad and every year she makes Dan a chocolate cake for his Birthday.
Here he is last week with the cake!
Happy Birthday Mr Cates!!!
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It's Cundall again


Sunday, 8 March 2009

Nicolson's Slam Game Of Skate

Last weekend saw Nicolson matched up against Stef Morgan in the Battle Of Jakes Alley outside Slam. As usual its an entertaining game!

Nicolson vs Stef Morgan

Keep your eyes peeles for Boots Round 2 Game coming soon at the

Slam Website

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Consolidated Santa Cruz

This is consolidated
they have a lot of rad boards on the wall now. 
Job Stevens no doubt the most bio skater from here.

this is what santa cruz is like on a rainy day

Death board circa 2001
birdo and bro with the sand francisco print


WCOW No. 7 - Schooner

Australian Death team rider Schooner, takes some time off from drinking to hit up some bowl action at Manly Vale, Sydney.

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Wednesday, 4 March 2009


This is Peter Gunn, he built the hip to the left which he is liplsiding from
This is a backside 180 ollie to switch rock fakie!
..the current state of things. 
I know its miserable weather out there for most of you,  but get busy and build something,
you could always build a ledge indoors and take it out side later... ill show you how


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

More Australia non-sense

If you like cute shit like this then you will enjoy clicking on this link right HERE

Sunday, 1 March 2009

The Worst Band Ever

100% Skate Rock band "Day Release"
Mark Nicolson on rhythm guitar, Steak on lead guitar, Cates on vocals, Pool skater Adam on drums, Crazy Pete on Bass...
This is the worst shit ever, at the Hobgoblin, Brighton.

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Boots handling business at Slam

Here we have Boots taking on Jake of "Jakes Alley" in the qualifiying round of Slam City Skates game of skate.
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