Some new Alex Lally footage
check it out!
as cold as ice..........
I'm not surprised!
in the latest issue of Sidewalk magazine doing a backside nosepick in the War of the roses article!
Has been in the making for a while (longer seeing as the ghetto cam broke to edit it with broke down!)
TM Marcus Adams was stabbed last night in his estate in Hounslow, in between the kidney and the lung and is on a drip in hospital at the moment. I'm sure he'll pull through but all of us at Gyppo Army would like to wish him the best!
Kev was lucky to get the cover of online skate zine Tweaker with a nosepick at Saffron Walden.
which has been down to going on some serious filming missions. You'll see it all in a few weeks!
our boards are now available at Three amigos skate shop on 118 Camden Road, NW1 9EE.
I produced this fine edit of Doug, the added speech bubbles is quite a lovely touch. That's how I felt anyway....
you've got a razor tail and it either hits you in the back of the ankle or somehow manages to catch your toe and cut it! Especially when the top part of your shoe is soft as fuck, that's never good.
Is where it's at, skating until 3 in the morning. Watching pissed up city workers wanting a go on your deck and eating shit. Getting around to skating spots that you've only ever seen from the bus. Going down new alley ways and streets and finding new spots and places. Not skating with a camera, eating shit on a big set of stairs and making your trick when you didn't think you had it. Cheap cider. Giving grief and making comments when people are openly kissing on the street. Making bets on tricks for nuggets and cans. Watching people slam on tricks and not getting their nuggets on cans (Doug). Watching people land said trick easily (Elliot). Skating Chalky ledges in the square mile and talking with the police and them not giving a fuck about you skating, even though it's "illegal".
and I'm now recovering, listening to some hip-hop and have got a couple more funny tales for my repetoire.
went down this weekend. Rupert cam up from Brighton to London on Friday to get a few things, he ended up tweaking his ankle trying to get something on a sketchy handrail in Brighton on Saturday though, get well soon mate.
since the first batch of Gyppo Army boards arrived at "the office" and a fair bit has changed since then, looking back, it has been a good year full of ups and ups and downs but overall it's been worth it. I can't wait to see what the next year brings, probably even more drinking on street kerbs, smoking roll ups under doorways getting some protection from rain, jamming in the back of vans to get to the next skate spot on the road which never seems to end...
has been skating at Bowlworth lately and shot some photos with Lucas O'Grady the other day.
and my wifey is making me munch. Kev and Rupert have a got a sequence each in the latest Sidewalk. I'm going for a skate whilst most people are at work....
16 hours on a Eurolines coach, 4 hours on a boat. 4 hours waiting in coach station. Watching 6 guys high on crack in a tube station, looking at Armed soldiers with AK47s approaching guys smoking weed in République metro station, seeing people trying to flog those fucking annoying Eiffel tower keychains (glowing and non-glowing) that nobody really wants, 12 litres of Stella, 2.3 litres Despardos, 2 bottles of wine that tastes like vinegar, 150 (odd) cigarettes, 3 and a half days, 3 nights, 3 sleepness nights, 2 days of rain, half a day of snow, dogshit on griptape, skating in the pissing rain, skating in wet socks, jeans and tee shirts, banks under bridges, 2 slams to the head, 2 bruised hips, 3 creaky knees, 2 pissed off boat lurkers, 2 romanian women sent back home for getting caught stealing tobacco on the boat, €10 a day to live off of, €6 a day on booze, 10 metro journeys bunked, finding ways to re-use tickets, 180 minutes of footage.
Are heading off to Paris tomorrow on a filming mission for "Road to nowhere" along with a few others. We've got to get an early coach from Victoria tomorrow, I can't wait until I'm sitting in a cramped seat in either the freezing cold or the extreme heat! Either way it's bound to be a good trip!
that The House skatepark in Sheffield, Bored Skate Shack in St Austell, Cornwall and Urban Xtremes in Chiswick, London are now going to be stocking Gyppo Army boards!
demo at The park in Castleford went off and I just want to say thatnks to everybody who turned up! I'll try and get footage up on the web by the end of next week.
Rupert's coming up to London from Brighton today to do some filming for "Road to nowhere", Elliot's coming up from Kingston too. Should be hitting up the Archway banks if they're not slippery as hell! Elliot filmed some bangers at Canada water the other day too which should be featured in the video, but I'm keeping hush about them for now!
Here's an old sequence from the Interact skatepark in Burnley from about 2 to 3 years ago
Here is Rupert's "welcome" clip for you all to enjoy!
That the next Gyppo Army Days demo at "The Park" in Castleford will be in 6 days time!
I'm really not sure what to put now.
as normal, I recieved a text from Aaron with the usual sentence "Kev bell me", so that I did. It turns out he and Marcus were in the pub and they hatched a great idea up.
Yep, it's a bit late. But I was skating, you can hardly blame me!
Is rolling around soon, a bit later than last year thank fuck as it was nearly always cold and wet! We should have the weather this year, well, at least slightly better wetter! It is Ireland afterall!
from the terrible clues as to who the new rider is...
Kev's still suffering from old man injuries to his shoulder. It's been 2 weeks now. During that time he's been working on the new website, sorting out the next set of graphics and getting Gyppo Army in even more shops!
was down in London a few months back and filmed a clip of him skating Bay66's mini ramp with Brooks. Brooks' camera has been playing up recently, which is why it took this clip so long to come out!