Saturday, 24 December 2016

Luke Jarvis Memorial Skate Night At Empire Skatepark

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

Mikey Joyce - b/s smith

Mikey Joyce - f/s air

Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson - crail air

Carl Wilson - fakie into f/s crook  (I can't remember if Carl rolled away but I like the shot) 

Jake Bolt

Lee Blackwell - Melon

Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas - good buddy

Jesse Thomas - Madonna

Jesse Thomas - salflip

Jesse Thomas - sweeper

Jono Coote

Jono Coote - f/s rock

Jono Coote - heel block

Jono Coote - slob plant

Jordan Thackeray

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

Lewis Fitzpatrick - 50-50 yank in

That claw though

Lewis Fitzpatrick - f/s nose grind yank in

Lewis Fitzpatrick - stale

Mark Munson

Mark Munson - burn plant fakie (first time over a gap!)

Sequence by Dave Pettingill

Taylor Jones

Taylor Jones - Madonna

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