Archive Four (street lines come in two’s)

Ten lines of two tricks over 10 years (or more) from early 90’s forgotten street legends and modern day plywood wizards alike. Archive four became a game of numbers and street sounds. Things to look out for. The background lurker taking a slam, a pressure flip up a block, the background lurker posing a tail stall and Reiss actually street… Read more →

Archive Three (S.B.T the Suzuki Method Man)

Archive three probably spans a decade in 1 minute 43 seconds. It’s got a bit of Woody skating the old Manchester courts double set and some ancient Skulls footage of Adam Leishman who kicks it today in top Manchester band “Suzuki Method” and who’s younger brother Jay just happens to be well good at skateboarding. There’s a big spin disaster… Read more →

Archive Two (S.B.T film Lewis Brownlie)

Archive two features mainly Lewis Brownlie and some of the now defunct D.I.Y Rochdale skatespot named mfi. Watch Lewis shred. Currently travelling the world who knows where and constantly illustrating with pen in hand Lewis is sorely missed in Manchester and his influence on and off the board echo through space, time and the interweb. No comply no surrender Strangeways… Read more →

Archive One (S.B.T film project)

Stupid Bloody Tuesday skateboarding history starts 2015 I have a shit ton of old skate footage lurking around and for years I’ve been meaning to do something with it and never able to make up my mind how, until now. So from the McCourt archive come simple and quick edits uploaded as and when, mobile footage, vx footage, 8mm, I’m… Read more →

Gallery 2014, the year (and a bit) in photos

Here we have a gallery of images as featured on S.B.T 2014. All shot by my crooked fingers (except for the selfies shot by Lewis, Lloyd and Barrett) It’s a New Year post so take your time, hurry up the choice is yours go for a skate. [Show as slideshow] It’s been a year, and I’ve had a few of… Read more →

Projekts Christmas Skate Jam 2014

The pumpcage jam was a proper good Christmas treat The age old competition jam format and Christmas skateboard cheese and crackers. No messing just having a laugh and shredding. A right good skateboard mash up. Some good skating, mellow atmosphere and general merriment was in the air. Good people all around. The big shoes comp was proper funny to watch.… Read more →

Simply Put

Going skateboarding Filming skateboarding. Picture skateboarding Is fun. Shoot skateboards not guns. The future is elbow scabs. Put your suit on and trundle down the street. Influence is everything. The marketing budget is overflowing. Professional sandwich maker looking for a change of direction. Part-time shop keeper self-tapping ornament. Welding is a hobby. This is a lifestyle and a life with… Read more →

Rubbish

Undercover nosebonk The website is rubbish Skating is rubbish Tuesdays are rubbish Business is rubbish Rubbish is rubbish The photographs I’ve taken have always involved a skate session before or after the shoot. I’m getting old and to say that my beans have bounced would be a discredit to the skaters that are still rolling into their 50’s. I’m thinking… Read more →

Wednesday Nights in Front of the Vert Ramp

Looking for a dose of fear tainted with excitement? Hoping to skate with down to earth legends in a sociable atmosphere surrounded by music played from an 80’s ghetto blaster and tapes bought on ebay? Searching for a waltz with the theory of general relativity and space time? Well step right up. Let your eyeballs be melted and brain fried… Read more →

Professional Brewski

Celebrate shredders He’s a winner. He’s a street champion. King of gnarls. Shredders is a professional, a professional Lurker. Celebrate the streets and destroy his name on wood. Slide that paint into oblivion. He’s a professional now. That means he’s a role model. A model who rolls or a roll up modeller, who cares he’s the man. Go buy his… Read more →

Weekend in the City 2014 S.B.T film

The team S.B.T consisted of Zack Riley, Chris Barrett, Neil Worthington, Reiss Johnson and yours truly. The plan was simple. Avoid the well known Manchester street spots and skate whatever we find the rougher the better. Film it, edit it, capture Reiss on vert. Lastly, photograph the crap out of everything add Joy Division. S.B.T Weekend in the City 2014… Read more →

Three Ollies with Lloyd, the Police watch on.

Three ollies with Lloyd McLeggon on a rainy Mancunian day. The police car is parked there and that fence is pretty high, still we knew there was a picture in it. I can’t make my mind up which one turned out the best. Likely they will only end up on Instagram or something. Lloyd continued to clear the fence until he… Read more →

Rob Sanderson Doodles 50-50

Skateboarding, probably my favourite distraction. Rob Sanderson has a finely tuned 50-50. Rob’s 50-50 occurred when we took a time machine back to Victorian England for 5 minutes, before the flux capacitor ran out of Nike shoe laces and independent shop owners tears, lucky it was wind up so we could get back home. As far as this post goes… Read more →

Free and Independent hyper

The things you find on the street are the best things to skate. Truly impulsive skateboard photography and street shredding make the best photos. We didn’t know we would find a rusty razor sharp wheel barrow to fly over that day. We are not the consumers of totally staged set pieces, advertising banners and marketing budgets, we are the street… Read more →

Three for Tuesday, bish bosh Barrett

Keep it short. Went for a skate, bumped into Barrett. Chris has not skated for weeks due to a knee injury, today was the first skate. Chris proceeds to grind a behemoth street bollard like he was buttering toast. Then takes on a muddy gap with Mach ten speed and street pop. Chris Barrett finishes the evening with a switch… Read more →

A Mancunian street rant

Skateboarding, its a free and easy thing to do, you should do it.   Skateboarding, more so street skateboarding. The cobbled streets and rain swept paving slabs which vary in height and camber seem to say “Give up, go home, have a brew,”  and to make matters worse I turn on my phone and I’m faced with skateboarding under sunny… Read more →