In addition to the Chopper footage, Hamaji edited an Osaka Daggers part and put it up on Youtube. The Osaka Daggers are Choppers crew, they are made up of a whole bunch of eccentric and inspiring characters. I'd say these guys think outside the box, but they don't even know there is a box. Skating with them is so much fun, watching this makes me miss Osaka a lot. Enjoy.
Chopper and Hamaji made a re-edit of his Video Nasty part. Check it out.
New Heroin line is coming to all good skate shops! Hit up your local, support skater owned and operated shops and companies.
Stoked on this series, some very special guest art by the Osaka Dagger known as Colt for Choppers board. My old friend Paddy Jones did the Shimizu Lovecats graphic, our rider Craig Questions bugged me until I let him do the Scratch team board. Don Pendleton carries on his Scatterbrain mini series boards this time for Gou Miyagi, and I did the rest, but figured I should just take the credit for the Rogie Cig and Deerman Skeletal 2.
Shipping for these starts this week!
If the Long Live Southbank campaign has taught us anything at all, it's that our voices DO count for something, and we can make a difference. Recently some skaters from Thanet in Kent took a disused golf course and made a DIY skatepark from it, the spot looked rad too, and then without warning the local council bulldozed it.
If you can take a minute (Maybe even less) and sign this petition to save the skatepark (UK residents only) it would help them out enormously.
It is with a heavy heart that I write that Davie Brockie, lead singer of Gwar (Oderus Urungus) has passed away. Gwar were a huge influence on Heroin skateboards, reminding us never to take anything too seriously, and that just because someone is from outer space and want to destroy your whole planet that it doesn't mean that they're not awesome. Myself and Alan Glass wouldn't watch skate videos before we went out skating, we'd watch the Gwar live video "Live from Antarctica" and it was such a huge influence on us that we decided to name the third Heroin video after it in tribute. The last time they played in L.A. I brought Rogie, Steve Malet and Craig Questions to see them, explaining that as a Heroin rider it's your responsibility to see Gwar.
I can't express enough how amazing a Gwar show is, it will ruin every other show, you'll be bitterly disappointed when you figure out that all other shows are just guys standing around and playing music, no beheadings, no giant worms from space eating members of the audience, no fighting dinosaurs.
I thank Gwar an infinite amount for the pleasure they have brought me over the years. Here is my video part from "Live from Antarctica" our DVD from 2005. Which features the Gwar song "The Salamainizer". Now go and buy Scumdogs of the Universe and listen to it 100 times.
The Skateboard Mag just posted a little edit from Barrier Kult, starring our very own Deer Man of Dark Woods.
Amazing photo of Heroin Pro Daniel Shimizu in the new Transworld mag. Photo by Seu Trinh. Rush out and buy it!
In 1996 I went to San Francisco and a Mexican gentleman gave me a video camera (that his cousin had possibly liberated from a tourist at some point), it was an PAL format VHS-C camera. So it didn't work with the U.S. NTSC format TV's or anything. This was the first time that I started filming skateboarding. I just used to go to spots with my friends and I'd start getting bits of footage together with no real purpose for it. Then in 1998 I broke my wrist really badly and spent 4 days in hospital waiting to have pins put into the bone, at this point I decided that I was addicted to skateboarding and that I wanted to start a company called Heroin Skateboards. Shortly after, I contacted Alan Glass, who had worked on Viewfinder videos among other things, I caught a train to Brighton with all the footage tapes and some songs I wanted to use and over a couple of weekends we made the first Heroin Video "Good Shit". This came out in 1999 and was only ever available on VHS, Although we did put it on the "Everything" DVD from 2006 which compiles all the Heroin ads, and first two videos and a few other bits. This is out of print now I'm afraid, but here's the Good Shit video in its entirety for you to see. Thankyou for your consideration.
Check the new edit that just went up at the House of Hammers, featuring our very own Adrian Adrid, edited by Aleks Lewandowski.
Our Tom got a team rider profile page on Note's website. Note are a rad shop in Manchester that totally rule. If you're ever looking for a good place to mail order Heroin stuff from they can probably help you out. www.noteshop.co.uk