Thursday, September 23, 2010

So last weekend was the Aberdare contest...slotted in to a gap between the rain it turned out pretty good. I got to be a judge along with Tomsk and Sam.....the skating was brilliant, Sam, Jake, Beanhead, Nipper pretty much had the place dialled...the standard of everyone who skated was off the scale...can't remember too much about the details of the results. I'll get a full rundown from Ant or Jamie in the near future but they don't really matter....Jake did a flip backside disaster on the extension, Sam frontside blunted was all about the tombstone but Beanhead had the hip line down...the bowl was painted black....the tunes were loud and fast. What more do you need for a great comp?

Untitled from Jono on Vimeo.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Learning to skate again...Part 2
So i thought it was time to bite the bullet last night and slay the demon of rocknrolls, the nemesis that has kept me off my board for so long...perseverance and a load of bailing and messing about trying to do 360rocks first because i thought it would make it easier, which it didn't and i finally beat the fear.....i think this was my 3rd rnr(video) since i tore my leg muscle last august...onward and upward!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Independent Day....4th June 2010.....
The Independent UK flow team had a bbq down at Ally's on Friday, collected all their clothes and shredded the's a quick clip of some of the madness. Cheers also turned out none of the team was vegetarian so faced with an array of meat i feasted on a bag of the possibly limited edition Brazillian Salsa Walkers....

Friday, June 04, 2010

Learning to skate again means going to different places, different sizes....smooth and rough...Newport has both so is a good place to get strength and confidence back....pretty hot today too....grunts indicate effort......

Thursday, June 03, 2010

It's been a year since we moved down to Swansea from's a few pictures from around our old neighbourhood in SE1..........

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Things i've done in the last week....the summer weather got me out on the road, down to the ramp, around the bay and a trip over to Cardiff on the train......                                                                    Ione directing the shots down at the ramp. She is now my main filmer for the documenting of my return to skateboarding. Day one of my documented return included rockfakies, pivots, grinds, grind reverts.....   

Phone pictures 25/05-29/05/10....4 days in May.
.........through the gardens on the way home for some lunch we saw these amazing colours...

Then we went out for a ride, me and ione in the seat on the back and we headed for a quick geocache down by the Cork Ferry.

Bike ride, half way break.

 Found the Cork Ferry Travel Bug waiting room and left the spider travel bug we had found the week before near Kidwelly.Geocaching over and we headed back round the bay all the way up to Mumbles.......ione fell asleep on the bike with the excitement of it all and the heat.

Ione on the bike sleeping from Jono on Vimeo.
 Cardiff on the train

 Found one geocache in Cardiff city centre, went to Spillers and got hold of the Walter Schreifels album.......

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Trying to shake the fear and get some strength back before i attempt a rocknroll on Wales smallest nemesis and the thing that put me out since last August, rocknrolls, not so much a trick but a way of turning...the next step up from a kickturn....anyway i don't bounce back as well as i did when i was a mere youth of 31, 10 years on and a few days before the birth of my second child i am being a bit wary. These days of documenting everything on blogs have led me to record my phoenixlike rise from the ashes of injury, breaks and strains will not stop me so this is the first of many seemingly repetitious clips.....hopefully, if no more appear then i am once again in plaster or leg up with ice packs...giddy up!!

Learning to skate again (Part 1) from Jono on Vimeo.

Friday, May 21, 2010

My new camera..........
Flip HD camera is working out pretty good, here are a few clips from the first couple of weeks of playing with it......

Spring in high definition?? from Jono on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mum got hold of a video of the street party for the royal wedding in 1981....Desborough embraced the party spirit and this was our local one in the next street....someone had a video camera in 1981 too, it must have been massive but i don't remember seeing one....battery problems at the end of the clip...i'm in one of the races and so is Rich.

Desborough street party from Jono on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Brilliant idea.....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Scenic Sprint Alleycat, Swansea....27th March 2010...a few clips.

Here are some of the stats from my perspective in the race.....
The clips are from the longest skid comp and the prizegiving..had no time for race video or pics as i had my head down all the way to Mumbles and back.....thanks Evs for organising such a class event, i think most people got prizes too.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A trip up to Aberdare when the big snow hit yesterday and i found Ant at the park....i don't think he was too hopeful that the bowl would dry out anytime soon.

Snow storm at A.s.p. from Jono on Vimeo.