Saturday, 27 December 2014

pop it



I know I am progressing its hard but you got to work on it.
G

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

vert



This is some old footage from a session I had at Creation in 2013 it's good to see the progression I have made since this time.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Skate-spergers

Recently I have begun to learn to skate my local vert ramp. This has been a big commitment of making a fifty mile round trip and practicing for two hours every week. It has made a difference to my overall confidence and board control on a big ramp, but more than this it has helped me understand how my aspergers can be a barrier when doing a brand new activity on my skateboard.

I find all kinds of problems that have nothing to do with the act of skateboarding, such as distractions caused by other users and their suggestions about how I should approach learning to ride the ramp. After all we all need encouragement to improve, but I will let some of the comments play on my mind well after the session has finished. Then  for days on end I will daydream through hundreds of scenarios that involve me attempting a new move. I will be obsessive about these daydreams and it will leave me being very insular when around others or unable to relax and be at peace in my free time.

This is known as a maladaptive-daydream. I found that as soon as I skated the ramp again I was focused and they stopped and so far in the past three sessions have yet too return. It is good to be able to visualize what you do on a skateboard but not at the expense of living your life. The compulsive nature of Aspergers has helped me develop my skills for pumping the vert and gives me the determination to keep going and learn new moves. Things like an early grab, drop in or pop out will be the way to progress in the future as my control reaches its best level. For now skating within my abilities is the best way to have fun and understand the fear that needs to be controlled when faced with a ramp that feels too big.

G.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Missing Fanzines




Here are fanzines 14 and 15 that I forgot to archive on this blog, 14 is A Third Foot special and 15 is another collection of skate photos and artwork some old and some new. Email deathrrayzombie@gmail.com for your copy.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

New Fanzine For Halloween



This is Fanzine number 16 I have been making these things for six years now and I still get fresh ideas. I have noticed that fanzines 14 and 15 were never uploaded to the blog, shame I missed that.
So it will get archived this week. Happy Halloween. Email deathrayzombie @gmail.com for your fanzine.

G

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Karlsruhe Halle Video



Here is some of Freds footage from his time in Germany with his friends at their local park.
I am sure he will be getting a new edit together after all the travelling and skating he does this summer.
G.

Monday, 11 August 2014

GRIFF



This is a nice little edit of the footage Griff has been stacking up in since he has been living in Bristol.
Hope he has a good time with Fred in Canada this week.
g.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Polar Demo

The best way to see amazing skateboarding is in a live and friendly session, I was at a sick demo at Dean Lane Bedminster in Bristol organised by Pontus Alv and the Polar Skateboard Company.
G.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Blast ramp one footer

This is Log Roper skating with no body  to speak of.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Matt Grimmett

Styling a caveman boardslide in Fairfield Evesham 1990 .Matt Grimmitt throwing a flower pot at Winchcombe…: http://youtu.be/u6nd-4ft9gc   Check out the link for Matts insane pottery skills.

G.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Moonchild

An old picture from 1990 my shirt was a wear and tear moonchild by Don Brider. I am stoked that Matt Grimmit sent this to me. More to come soon.

G.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Skate clips 2



Foe or friend like or dislike you can not stop the clips

G

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Wallrides in Field Road


I have been localising the Feild Road spot thanks to Joe for shooting these wallrides. Yesterday he even provided a scented candle to wax the curb. Now when Dan does a slappy it smells like coffee !
G.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stair Training


I forgot to post this over winter to busy doing study and music work. Fred is at an indoor park in Germany and getting consistent on his deathrayzombie skateboard.
G.

Busy Painting and Gardening

Time off from work is a blessing and a chance to do artwork and work on my garden. Sometimes a change of activity and schedule are really important.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Tom Carr

Old footage shot by Fred in perdi skate park.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Satta Skateboardss





These handmade boards are from London and are really beautiful. Keep an eye out for them.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Friday, 3 January 2014

Wednesday, 1 January 2014