Stacks – Reese Forbes

If I hadn’t just set a new board up, I’d definitely be riding one of these Stacks Reese Forbes decks. Artwork by Michael Leon adds another reason to buy, at least one of these’ll be in my collection in the coming weeks..

Also do matching t-shirts with the same graphics, all the decent sizes have sold at that I can track down though, boo-hoo..

Stefan Janoski – Velvet Brown

Yep, another pair of Janoski’s, I really can’t get enough of these shoes (which is bad news for my bank balance as they release a new colourway about every other week)

Picked these up from Welcome in Leeds, planned only to buy the new ‘Real’ video and ended up walking out with these too. Never fancied this colourway until I saw them in the flesh, the sole is a creamy off white colour which adds to the appeal, with the Mexican/Aztec inner sole a nice touch.

Warning – The Art of Marc McKee

I was really excited when I heard a book was being released featuring the art of Marc McKee. Most of the art featured is from the years 1989 – 1993, coinciding with my early teens and most active years skating (and the best years for skating full stop, from the decks to the clothes, art, pro’s and music imho)

It features some great art, including pieces from his time working for ‘Hustler’ magazine , but nothing you haven’t seen before if you’re interested in this stuff. I also expected something more along the lines of the ‘Disposable’ books by Sean Cliver, big coffee table books covering the entire period would’ve been amazing and likely sell just as many copies to the early 90’s period skate fans as this will. This edition however is tiny, when sitting next to the Disposable bibles and the skate art of Jim Philips, it’s dwarfed.

Fingers crossed one day someone tackles the World Industries Rocco years in the same amount of detail as that spent on the amazing ‘Made for Skate’ book…..

The Twins

These kids are crazy good, seen a lot of vids of over the years claiming  ‘skate prodigy’, but these two are different league all together!

To put it into perspective, it’s like an adult sticking trucks on a snowboard and skating that. Usually little kids can skate transition but when it comes to ollieing or flipping the board no chance. As you can see from the vid, not a problem these two have, millionaire skate superstars for sure if they carry on progressing at this rate.