Andrew Spratt – Wallride

With the early demise of my camera the day the Belfast lads landed in Barca after an anxiety ridden 19 hour train across the great continent of Europe gutted surely was an understatement of what I felt… Thankfully after a few messages I was soon back in action thanks to a Welsh connection. This was one from yesterday after our trails and bails through Fondo territory and a quick last stop before bouncing on the metro home. Safe travels boys! And happy 18th to Drew!

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Photo and words by Craig Dodds


Dave Murphy – Board Stall Yank Out.

After we lost ourselves through what seemed an easy enough task with the no thinking required google maps at our side we came across this rail located outside a quaint cafe. Thankfully the customers outside didn’t seem too bothered.

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Photo and words by Craig Dodds


Cian Eades – Switch Kickflip.

Right after blood was almost seemingly drawn from a game of skate with tricks only folk could blissfully pipe dream about accompanied with more style than Vogue magazine between Ireland and America this set was soon next in line for a barrage of tricks to be knocked out in only a matter of minutes. This being one of the many haymakers.

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Photo and words by Craig Dodds


Cian Eades – Frontside Ollie.

We’ve all been to our fair share of D.I.Y’s before. Its not too often though you find one located in someones back garden. Residing on the grounds of the ever humble Dave Hurley and built by him it contains a handful of obstacles to keep you from ever venturing further than your front curb to keep you happy.

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Photo and words by Craig Dodds


Cian Eades – Hardflip.

After a near mind boggling 30 minute game of skate between Irish and American without so much as breather and a pat on the back for the winner, this lengthy stair set was already paying witness to corpses being thrown down it. A barrage of tricks where landed by previously mentioned country men in a matter of minutes. This being one of them. Oh, and Ireland won the game of skate.

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Photo and words by Craig Dodds


Phili Halton – Ollie

Phili didn’t want this photo taken. I insisted it would be worth our while. I think he was just being his modest self considering he popped over this hip high pole first try to our disbelief. I showed him the photo after and he agreed it was worth it. Thanks Phili x

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Photo and words by Craig Dodds


Alfie Carleton – Kickturn

What the hell is it? Part of a boat? An evil bond plot? The lost Beatles yellow submarine? Your guess is as good as mine will be. But we’ve all been there before, the spot that’s just too good to be true… an obvious heart wrenching experience for anyone on arrival after the pain stacking effort to get anyone to investigate it in the first place. This, sadly, as you’ve guessed by now, was another one of those cases. After spirits soared and minds raced with the arrival of this picture to Facebook, a dry day to present itself couldn’t come sooner. Planing our mission impossible esque entry to the yellow beast came at the risk of not leaving ourselves much light but the more hopefully relaxed side of things round quitting time in the harbour. After the excitement had soon dissipated on arrival once quickly realising there was a massive gap separating the transition the struggle to find any use for this after the long walk had became the pain arse we’d all feared. After some last minute thinking before the sun vanished behind the hills we pulled together to fill the gap as best as possible with whatever came into our paths. Several pallets, a wooden box, an assortment of metal blocks and a road sign soon took up residence inside the beast along side all our faith this horrific attempt at making it remotely skateable would in any sense work. Surprisingly it did! Barely… With it resembling more of a replica earthquake once your wheels touched the jenga tower of items. Nightfall by this time had engulfed the session leaving even less hope for someone to conquer the beast and bring back some sort of a redemption story to the skatepark. With the tight transition, no bottom and any sort of available light vanishing faster than someone mentioning the words “what about that strap?”. We settled for the ever simple kickturn in the end, and even that proved to be almost impossible at the beginning. Getting the run up and hoping the beast didn’t swallow you whole in the process was getting the better of dear Alfie but thankfully proved worth it in the end, even if it is just a kickturn…

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Photo & words by Craig Dodds.


Paddy Lynn – Frontside Flip.

Another dog shit weather weekend, another day digging in the achieves. This time back to mid winter 2015. Not ideal t-shirt weather but I’m sure PLynn didn’t work up too much of a sweat getting this one.

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Photo & words by Craig Dodds.


Marc Beggan – No Comply Wallie.

Digging in the hard drive crates I discovered this one earlier today from 2014. Not that long ago maybe for some but feels like an eternity when I glanced over this photo. Anyway, enough reminiscing for one Sunday. We found this TV while on the brink of banging our heads against a brick wall would be more fun than trying to decide on somewhere to go skate.

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Photo & words by Craig Dodds.


Ollie O’Hanlon – Wallride 5050

On a brisk Barcelona night at the end of last year I paid a visit one evening to Monkeybird OG, Ollie. With a few tinnies gathered up for the road we made our way through the almost engulfed in darkness Parc de la Ciutadella to our destination. With only the occasional passing by car head lights, the dimly lit street lamps and the blinding bouncing light of my flash hitting of Ollies poor wee eyes I was surprised he was managed to make this happen.

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Photo & words by Craig Dodds.