Nath's Blade Set-up Series: Niko Salaman
Continuing on with the Skate set ups Mr Hadleys is back at it with the next addition to the Skate Set-up Blog Series.
This time Nathan has his sights set on the youngest member of the team. Nath the skate tech geek and a South West OG gets to grips with how Niko Salaman uses extra socks to make skates comfortable and how skating through Bristol with flashy wheels is one of his favourite past times.Read More
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Nath's Blade Set-up Series: Ollie Jones
After a short break from the Skate set ups Mr Hadleys is back at it with the next addition to the Skate Set-up Blog Series.
Nathan has this time set his sights on the most athletic member of the team. Nath the skate tech geek and a South West OG gets to grips with how Ollie Jones has been using the same brand of skates for ever and how he maintains such skates.Read More
Niko Salaman – Stale Air
The Seventh photo drop comes in the shape of the young and energetic Slaptap Rider Niko Salaman with a Stale Air out of the natural quarter pipe in Strasbourg, France.Read More
The Sixth photo to hit the Slaptap Photo Drop is of the boss man himself Chris Leaver and was taken by Sam Cooper during this year’s Slaptap trip to Strasbourg, France.
May is pretty much the start of the European big skatepark Comps.For the end of May a few of the Slaptap Team plus owner Chris Leaver and blade photographer Sam Cooper decided to stick to our yearly routine and head over the big river to Strasbourg for NL contest and to see our buddy Nathan. This also meant that Street skating was on the cards and lots off it. Nathan Hadley talks us through the long weekend and all of the action that took place.
The fifth photo of the Slaptap Photo Drop is of Slaptap and Valo UK Rider Connaire Skerritt coming in hot with a Mute post bonk from a steezy Topsoul in Strasbourg, France.Read More
Back at the end of last year Si Coburn and Sean Partridge (The Blade Clothing CEO) decided to take a little trip to Tallinn in Estonia to visit friend and Blade clothing team rider Evert Lubja, Evert said to come over in April as there is a big comp going on at Spot Of Tallinn which is the massive indoor skate park in Tallinn funnily enough! This is the story of the pairs adventure in the land of the bears.
The forth photo drop comes in the young, bouncy form of Slaptap Rider Niko Salaman with a launch to wallride to mute grab gap out in Bristol, England.
The second photo drop comes in the shape of Slaptap Owner Chris Leaver with a gap to Soul on a dangerous metal bench in Strasbourg, France
The third photo drop comes in the big form of Slaptap and Remz Rider Ollie Jones with a roll up the right hand wall to makio down the wall rail in Bristol, England.
Slaptap Photo Drops are going to become a regular feature on the Slaptap Blog page so keep an eye out for them. First up we have Team Rider Matt Smith with a sexy Unity on a really cool round top ledge in front of a school in Strasbourg, France.
With Mr Hadleys successful start to the Skate Set-up Blog Series and Matt Smiths Skate Set-up captured beautifully we move on to the next Set-up. Nathan has this time set his sights on the biggest member of the team. Nath the skate tech geek and a South West OG gets to grips with how Matt Woods makes his size 12 boats look small, How comfort is more important than looks and what Matt is Fussy about in the world of skates.
Back in September during a partuclarly wet spell I had the pleasure to attend the Rush Wild Wheels Showdown and watch some incredible skating and shoot some photos. They have been sat on the computer for a while now so i thpught they should probably see the light of day. Enjoy!