Slam City Skates Blog

Reopening: East London Shop

We are very glad to say our East London Shop is now open after lockdown. We are Covid Secure with hand sanitiser and gloves available and will be max 3 customers at a time for now.

Corey Duffel Interview

Corey is one of the most open and honest people I’ve ever met, and it took me a while to realise that. I think that’s because there are so many questions that we, as humans, just don’t want to ask each other and therefore an equal number of topics that don’t get discussed as they should...

Isolation Station: John Cardiel

This week I had the pleasure of checking in with John Cardiel. It was early evening my end as John commenced his morning bike ride on the other side of the Atlantic. It was a pleasure to talk to him,...

Seu Trinh: Creative Destruction

Seu is a rare breed; A fervent creator—almost dangerously addicted to creativity via his photography—but he is also 100% skateboarder to this day; an unrecovered and unrepentant skate rat. In his own words...

Catch Up With Pontus Alv

As always Pontus has been up to a lot, relocating, recovering, building a house, running Polar logistics on a daily basis as well as throwing a shoe company into the mix. He is happiest when projects fill the horizon and we caught him with a few on the boil...

Isolation Station: Darius Trabalza

Darius Trabalza gifted us the goods this week. He has been a long standing member of the Slam team for about ten years now and his skate video pick throws us straight back to just before that stint began...

Isolation Station: Bobby Worrest

The days keep rolling by but now it seems some semblance of normality could be looming in the not so distant future. Meantime we are still reaching out to some...

Isolation Station: Brian Anderson

Our Isolation Station feature continues to roll, during these uncertain times some distraction has definitely been welcome. We have enjoyed many different tangents from past contributors...

Jeff Pang Interview

Jefferson Pang wasn’t the first person with UK roots to make a significant mark on New York skateboard culture, and nor would he be the last, but he’ll always be one of the first New York City skateboarders to...

Isolation Station: Tommy Guerrero

While the lockdown situation continues we figure that many of you with extra time on your hands may still be searching for worthy ways to spend it. One of our favourite skateboarders of all time is our latest...

Credits: Breana Geering Interview

Credits: Breana Geering Interview (featured)

Between taking the curtains of ‘Credits’ and the inescapable accolade of being the first woman to ride for Girl Skateboards; Breana Geering's place in the grand scheme of skateboarding is already built way past the foundations...

Credits: Una Farrar Interview

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Straight after speaking to Shari White, I hopped on a call with her roommate and Credits opener, Una Farrar. Una is cheerful, insightful and appreciative; personality traits which became apparent...

Lucy Raemers Interview

Thursday 14th May will mark a year since we heard that our friend Ben Raemers had taken his own life, news which shook us and the entire skateboarding community to the core. With this anniversary...

Isolation Station: Ben Kadow

Our Isolation Station feature continues, aiming to replace some aimless searches with some more refined recommendations from people we want to speak to. Each one...

Isolation Station: Sam Sitayeb

We have had a good response from the first two Isolation Station instalments and hopefully they have aimed you in some directions you may not have taken. We also hope they...

‘H’Min Bam’ Video by Alex Craig

If you’ve never seen H’Min Bam before, prepare yourselves for a treat. This is arguably one of the greatest independent skate videos of all time, along with possibly being the first nationally comprehensive Scottish skate video ever made...

Isolation Station: Rory Milanes

For the second instalment of Isolation Station I thought we could speak to another of our favourite skateboarders. Rory Milanes' reputation precedes him, he has been...

Andrew James Peters Interview

Andrew James Peters Interview - Slam City Skates

Andrew James Peters talks about his early days shooting photos in Sydney, falling in with Monster Children and the stories behind some personally significant photos of the last years featuring Austyn Gillette, Dylan Rieder, Andrew Allen, Chima Ferguson and more...

Isolation Station: Dom Henry

We hope you're all keeping safe and well out there and the biggest trial you're facing during these uncertain times is how to fill yours. That is where our new feature comes to your aid...

Followed: Nick Jensen

Definitely take in this day in the life interview with Slam team rider and Isle pro Nick Jensen. This video coincided with the release of the Nike SB X Isle Quickstrike which...

Unabomber ‘Headcleaner’ Video

Here is some UK skateboarding history to illuminate an hour of self isolation. When putting together our recent Ode To Victoria Benches article we reminisced about some halcyon...

Nike SB X Isle Quickstrike

 To celebrate the latest Quickstrike release from Nike SB Jacob Harris put together the amazing video above. The Nike...

Jagger Interview

The following interview was conducted via email, one question at a time, over the period of a few months stretching back into 2019. The logic behind...

Bobby Puleo-Lost In LA

Any time we are alerted to something new from Same Old it’s a guarantee that our day is about to be enriched. Any fan of skateboarding history will be instantly sucked into this video of Bobby Puleo’s ...

Rowan Zorilla Interview

Rowan Zorilla talks us through his career, from his first Vans trip and milestone video parts in ‘Propeller’, “BLESSED” and ‘Baker 4’ through to freaking out at seeing The Boss wearing his signature shoe...

Jon Dickson Interview

Jon Dickson’s closing part in the latest Emerica video offering GREEN is a perfect puzzle piece in their ongoing narrative, perpetuating the rich visual...

Eli Morgan Gesner Interview

While it's one thing to be in the right place at the right time, it's another thing all together to be part of establishing just why that place and time were so right. Eli Morgan Gesner was born in New York City to...

Dominic Marley 5000 Words

Dom has been a good friend of mine for many years. He gifted skateboarding some incredible images during his time in the trenches...

Ode To Victoria Benches

We received the sad but expected news recently that Victoria benches, the iconic spot in Christchurch Gardens is no longer. Next to Scotland Yard and just around the corner from...

Dressen At Southbank 1987

In the Nov. 1987 issue of R.A.D Magazine, a photo of Eric Dressen skating at Southbank shot by Tim Leighton Boyce appeared in a “Walls” feature...