Monday 15 March 2010


Portrait by LEX

Our boy Boots has been going a bit silly lately. Skating everyday no matter what, filming bangers non stop and getting himself on the cover of SIDEWALK MAGAZINE this month all while planning his up-coming marriage in a few months.

We managed to pin him down one night at the death house and ask him about the cover went down and a few top 3's too.

Alright Booty, congrats on the cover mate. Thats some good work! You shot that on the weekend of Rob Smiths pro party right? Tell us about how it all went down and how much effort went into it.

That weekend was rad! Yeah i've wanted that trick for a while since i learnt it a few years ago and couldn't find the right spot I tried it at a couple of different spots but had no luck. Finally after maybe a year of thinking about it we went there but i only got 1 proper attempt. I ollied, slid all the way down and jumped off, looked up and security was there to bust us. I was really bummed just because i had wanted to do it for so long. Then Robs pro party was coming up, Chris Johnson was hassling me to give it another go so I went up with the Team to Manchester. We went to Central skatepark and skated for a bit, straight to the after party and got shitfaced! Then we heard of an after after party and headed over there, got there and puked more than i ever have in my life. We went into the house an within seconds we were in the kitchen lookin for food. Cates grabbed a fire extinguisher, thinking it was a water one he fires it at Steak but it was one of them powder ones and the house was thick with powder, literally couldnt see my hand in front of my face, we get the boot from the party about 3 maybe 4 minutes after we arrived, shortest house party ever! Made our way back to Central skatepark to sleep for 4 hours on the shop floor then had to get up coz the shop was opening at 8am. I felt awful all day so i was gonna give the hubba a miss but radman wanted to go there to check it out so we did. When we got there i thought fuck it not here that often so il give it a go, guess i got lucky! Yeah nearly 2 years in the making, thanks sidewalk for the cover!

Top 3's

Tricks you wish you could do:

Airs on vert
Flip front crooks
Nollie heels

Tricks you have witnessed:

Danny Mayer kickflip mctwist at Nass
Silas Baxter Neal fronside flipping the bollock (harrow park)
Pretty much every trick Chris Cole did at southbank

Front board pop over:
Rob Shaw

Dan Cates quotes:

"Stop fucking men" (to Toby Batchelor while he was on the phone to his girlfriend)
"All women need to be institutionalised"
"I have been looking around the house all day to find places to hang myself and the only place is the loft"

Video parts ever:

Geoff Rowley-Sorry
Heath Kirchart-Mind field
Jim Greco-Baker 2G

Frontside noseslide.
Rob Shaw

Games of skate moves:

Frontside nollie heels
Late shuvs
Switch front shove

Mini ramp go to moves:

Fakie picker
Rocket drop in
Back tails

Frontside Feeble
Pic: Rob Shaw

Skaters to watch:

Josh Cox
Timmy Garbett

Tesco express snacks:

Tescos own trifle
2 burgers for 2 pounds
12 taco challenge

Here's a few tricks filmed in between the wetness in about a 30 minutes


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