Slam City Skates Blog

Nick Jensen Talks Isle x Slam

We caught up with Nick Jensen to talk about the new Isle x Slam capsule he created. The following interview explores the process behind the beautiful boards and T-Shirts he put together, his emotional ties to Slam City Skates, first getting sponsored by Slam and much more...

First & Last: Mark Gonzales

This new First & Last interview is with none other than Mark Gonzales. This is one of those cases where the ‘needs no introduction’ preamble couldn’t be more appropriate. Mark’s constant creativity, unique talent, and way of looking at things has influenced skateboarders the world over. Read some insights from the past and present of a true legend...

First & Last: Amanda Perez

Our latest First & Last interview is with Slam team rider Amanda Perez. We dipped into her past and present to better acquaint you with one of our favourite London residents. From her skateboarding journey beginning across the Bay of Biscay to what she's up to now. Learn more about one of the best...

Go Skateboarding Day 2022

For Go Skateboarding Day 2022 we enlisted Slam team and family to see what we could gather on a simple trip through the city. Here is a gallery of photos shot by Wig Worland on the day and the accompanying video...

Olly Todd Interview

This career-spanning interview with Olly Todd delves into his skateboarding journey from Whitehaven to Worldwide. From his first appearance in RaD magazine in 1991 to having his poems published in 2022 it's all here. Read on for the fascinating tale of a UK skateboarding veteran...

First & Last: Mike York

We caught up with Mike York for our latest First & Last interview and it was a pleasure. His flawless back catalogue of footage remains an inspiration. We are stoked that the infectious energy prevalent in everything he has ever put out is still shining today. From seeing wallrides in 6th grade to switch 360 flips in 2022, check in for his past and present...

Nike SB | Casper Brooker | Cathedral

Watch Casper Brooker's new 'Cathedral' part for Nike SB. This masterpiece filmed and edited by Jacob Harris will transport you to one of skateboarding's true spiritual homes...

Offerings: Helena Long

Helena Long is an inspiration and we are proud to have recently welcomed her to the Slam team. We are stoked she found time at the tail end of a Spitfire Wheels trip for this interview. Read on for the classic UK skate video, film, book and album she has selected to enrich your existence...

First & Last: Henry Sanchez

Henry Sanchez is one of skateboarding’s true pioneers. He tirelessly pushed the boundaries of possibility with his technical ability, and his power and approach helped set the standard for how good modern streetskating could look. We are grateful he took some time out of his busy schedule to entertain a few questions for this interview.

First & Last: Colin Kennedy

Our second ever First & Last interview is with Colin Kennedy. Read on to find out about a variety of things, from his first trips to London or the USA through to new golf grips and Nike SB projects. There is also an exclusive @meetatbenjys video in the mix remembering some of Colin's greatest hits at a London landmark...

Jeremy Jones Interview

Slam team rider Jeremy Jones is an inspiration whose artwork is as distinctive as his skateboarding. We talked to him about the origins of his artistic process through to what he is working on now. This interview discusses his work on our most recent collaboration and much more…

Spitfire X Slam City Skates 35 Years

We have just released Spitfire x Slam City Skates wheels to mark our 35th year serving the skateboarding community. Here is a good look at the wheels and the video which announced their availability...

Converse Cons x Carhartt WIP

Here is a closer look at the new Converse Cons x Carhartt WIP capsule. Converse Cons have teamed up with Carhartt WIP to create two shoes which harmoniously merge the identity of both brands. Check out the new One Star Pro and Fastbreak Pro from this well-thought-out joint effort...

My Board: Dougie George

Dougie George talks us through the finer details of his set-up in our new ‘My Board’ feature. Dougie is a Brighton to London transplant who rides for the Slam team and also helps staff our East London shop. His insights into what he chooses to skate and why are interesting to hear...

First & Last: Jarrad Carlin

Our opening First & Last interview is with Slam team rider Jarrad Carlin. This new interview format focuses on early experiences through to the more recent, from his first board through to the last trick he learned. Enjoy learning more about one of our favourite skateboarders who you are guaranteed to be seeing a lot more of...

Paul Shier Interview

Paul Shier has been a friend of ours here at Slam for many moons. His career spans decades and has involved different chapters, countries, companies, and a wealth of video parts. We caught up with Paul at his permanent residence in Los Angeles to discuss it all and delve into his story...

Skate Shop Day: A Slam City Timeline

Skate Shop Day is a holiday started in 2020 to celebrate brick-and-mortar shops around the globe, recognising the integral part they play in our culture. This year we have buddied up with over 40 other stores across the UK on a Skate Shop Day T-Shirt. We put together a brief timeline of Slam shops past and present starting in 1986...

Slam City X RaD Archive: Curtis McCann

We are glad to be able to bring you this edit of predominantly unseen footage of London legend Curtis McCann. This compilation was edited by Winstan Whitter and encompasses his own archival footage and beyond...

Oliver Payne Interview

Oliver Payne Interview – Slam City Skates Featured Image

After designing our 35th anniversary board series, we caught up with artist and film-maker Oliver Payne to talk about his youth and history with Slam City Skates...

Daewon Song Interview

Daewon Song Interview – Slam City Skates – Featured

In a career-spanning Daewon Song interview, we talk through a life filled with progression and punctuated by video parts from 'Love Child' to the present...

Slam City Skates X Oliver Payne

We are beyond stoked to be celebrating 35 years of serving the skateboarding community. We wanted to mark our 35th anniversary with some new boards which celebrate the history of our shop. This is why we are so happy we got to work with Oliver Payne whose personal narrative is interlaced with our own...

Michael Burnett Interview

From eager photographer to editor-in-chief, Thrasher Magazine's Michael Burnett shares his story accompanied by a career-spanning gallery of photos...

Thrasher X Slam City Skates

Thrasher X Slam City Skates 'Bulldog' Artwork

We're proud to present the Thrasher X Slam City Skates collection featuring the Slam team alongside a few words from Thrasher editor, Michael Burnett...

Benjamin Deberdt’s New York

Benjamin Deberdt gifts us a New York time capsule for the closing chapter of our three-part interview. Amazing photos and stories from his first trips to the Big Apple and more...

Benjamin Deberdt’s Paris

Following on from the London instalment of our photography retrospective with Benjamin Deberdt is this decade-spanning chapter shot in Paris...

Benjamin Deberdt’s London

In the first chapter of an interview told across three cities, photographer Benjamin Deberdt recounts the tales behind a selection of photos shot in London...

UK Skate Mags: A Brief History

Nick Jensen – nosegrind, Southbank, London. photo: Henry Kingsford – UK Skateboard Magazines: A Brief History – Slam City Skates

Exploring the current countertop roster of publications – Grey, Free, Vague, North and The Skateboarder's Companion – we traced the history of British mags back to the early days and spoke to those behind the contemporary titles regularly passing through Slam.

‘Skating and Talking’

Skating And Talking – Ben Raemers

'Skating and Talking' is a short film profiling the life of Ben Raemers and the work of The Ben Raemers Foundation following his passing in 2019...

Feed Your Head

Feed Your Head: Skateboarding and Nutrition by Josh Sutton – Slam City Skates

Skateboarding and nutrition: a duo often overlooked (until the knees creak, at least). Josh Sutton explores the link between how what we do shapes the right approach to what we eat...

NBD Archive Interview

NBD Archive Interview by Ben Powell | Slam City Skates

The curator behind NBD Archive talks timelining the earliest examples of documented skate tricks and how the video part as we know it came to be...

Tony Hawk Interview

There's no better person to be the figurehead of skateboarding than Tony Hawk, and as we approach forty years since he first turned pro...

Blast Skates X Slam City

We are beyond stoked to welcome Amanda Perez to our Shop Team. This little video see her cruising around on our Blast Skates X Slam City limited edition shop boards!