Blinky on the Streets (and in a canal)

Posted by Route One on 24th June 2015

Death Skateboard’s Mackem (Google it) in Leeds, Sam ‘Blinky’ Hutchinson, closes up Alex Appleby’s White Rose scene video ‘Snyde Park & the curse of Brudnell Road’ with this amazingly raw and gnarly part, online now for the first time.

Never one afraid to take the route less travelled, Blinky straight up destroys some of the roughest “non spots” you’ll ever see. Ragging into roofs, shredding banks too harsh for BMX tyres, tanking it through Needleside – the young Rokerite punk has no problem skating as hard and fast throughout the roughest of circumstances, all set to a cracking Buzzcocks sound track.

The whole video is online and is certainly worth your attention, harking back to an era when skateboarding and fun were more important than a HD pan and a slow-mo seagull – this is UK skateboarding as it has always been and always should be; raw, rough, fast and one hell of a good time.