Concrete Junky

Half Dead in CALIFORNIA!!! April 2014

My old mate Brian Shaw and I took our respective partners and met up in California for a few days in April. It proved to be quite the trip. 

The Retrofish from Half Dead

Spring is coming! Time to set up a new board!

 Richie Bowen at Burton

This is a small montage of the incredible Richie Bowen at a Half dead session at the Burton Bowl in Burlington VT. Ritchie's killing it as an all round brand ambassador, product development guru and gnarly dude,

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 Cherry hill 2 - 80's Skate Video

One thing common to most Half Dead skaters is the joy of finding old video of themselves BITD. Here's a clip my old friend Phillip Mugglestone dug out recently of the infamous Cherry Hill 2 park in Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire UK back in the early 80's. I was SO STOKED to see this. Footage of this is rarer than rocking horse poop. 

 

Half Dead grew out of research for my book on skating into your adult years which is still in draft. An online survey generated over 2000 responses, from which it was clear there were three groups of skaters: Those who never gave up. Those who gave up and returned, and those who had started from scratch in mid life. This latter group sometimes gets overlooked, so this is a little video I put together about a couple in mid life who started skating from scratch, because they saw the potential for great family time. Here are the Skating Carlsons.

 

We wanted to make sure navigating our new website is as simple as possible, so a youtube video seemed in order. 

 

Here's a little session we had on Sunday evening at the local bowl


and a little backyard pool session teaser for ya

 

Sometimes we like to ride in strange places. Take a look at this one!