So the last Skate Night of the year was upon us and with the recent loss of local gnarler Luke Jarvis, this one was promising to be a biggy. And it was!
The park was overflowing with skaters with the intent to do something special for Disco and many, many spectators came to pay their respects within one of the churches that Swayze worshipped and a lot of Luke's family were in attendance. One of the busiest nights I've seen at Empire for a long, long time.
The skaters didn't disappoint. I spent the entire night covering the action from the top of the door gap and everyone went all out to show their respect for one of the hardest skaters to come out of East Anglia. Ever.
Two broken wrists sustained by Max Melwani and Fin MacBrayne made the serious injury list and slams were taken by many, but as you will see, hammers went down.
Thank you skateboarding.
All photos taken by Paul Jackson & Dave Pettingill.
|Mikey Joyce - b/s smith|
|Mikey Joyce - f/s air|
|Carl Wilson - crail air|
|Carl Wilson - fakie into f/s crook (I can't remember if Carl rolled away but I like the shot)|
|Lee Blackwell - Melon|
|Jesse Thomas - good buddy|
|Jesse Thomas - Madonna|
|Jesse Thomas - salflip|
|Jesse Thomas - sweeper|
|Jono Coote - f/s rock|
|Jono Coote - heel block|
|Jono Coote - slob plant|
|Jordan Thackeray - f/s blunt|
|Jordan Thackeray - f/s nose blunt slide|
|Jordan Thackeray - f/s air|
|Jordan Thackeray - f/s feeble|
|Jordan Thackeray - lien|
|Jordan Thackeray - f/s melon|
|Jordan Thackeray - ollie|
|Jordan Thackeray - slider over the door|
|Jordan Thackeray - stale|
|Zak Lucas - r&r slide|
|Lewis Fitzpatrick - 50-50 yank in|
|That claw though|
|Lewis Fitzpatrick - f/s nose grind yank in|
|Lewis Fitzpatrick - stale|
|Mark Munson - burn plant fakie (first time over a gap!)|
|Sequence by Dave Pettingill|
|Taylor Jones - Madonna|
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