Monday, 24 February 2014

Milk Skateboards in Basildon

Another dry Sunday and a trip to Basildon, Essex with pretty much the whole Milk Skateboards crew. 
After a stop at Empire Skatepark to pick up Jordan and Harry, we arrived on the outskirts of this concrete graveyard via a familiar road from my birthplace of Chelmsford. 
We met the Cambridgeshire boys at the first spot, they had already placed some ply up the curb and were finding the best lines in. 
I shot this first one (and others that will be posted at a later date) with just a top mounted flash, I don't do this much but the result was quite pleasing!

Harley Miller - hurricane
Just round the corner there were some brick banks with a hip Sam & Harry had been to previously so while most of the crew tried to negotiate the brick hip running out into a busy multi-storey car park exit road, I shot this with Jasper round the corner. 

Jasper Pegg - wallie f/s boardslide 
With Harry's good guidance we arrived at the next spot quickly and just as fast Charlie & Justin started attacking the same line: down a set of 5, round a tight right turn and down an 8 set. Jasper and Jordan got their carve on and rode the wall beside the 5. 

Jasper Pegg - wallride 

As I mentioned, there are other photos that I haven't included here. They will be posted at a later date.

After a snapped board for Justin, we headed back to the car using a different route which took us past a giant set of 15 with a more modest yet long set of 10 with a fat wooden handrail. Stopping to scope it out we moved on quickly for food & unbroken boards. 
A small group returned to said spot and as darkness fell, Nathen lined up for the handrail. 
After only a couple of warm-ups and a masterful piece of board control to miss one of my light stands he got what is below on tape. 

Nathen Farrow - nose slide 

I heard talk of return for both more on this, and the set behind. 
Breath held... 

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