From now until the end of the year we will be catching up with various people to find out what they were into in 2007 and what they are hoping to get out of 2008, starting with Mr Ollie Tyreman…
Top 3 Skaters of 2007? (UK)
Top 3 Skaters of 2007? (Worldwide)
Top 3 Videos of 2007?
Lakai “Fully Flared” – Setting a new standard.
Death “Better Than Life” – Good British spots and raw feel to it.
Consolidated “Goin Bananas” – My boys! haha!
Top 3 Video parts of 2007?
Zarosh in Death’s “Better than Life” – Original as f*ck!
Alex Olson in “Fully Flared” – It’s like getting to see Julien Stranger footage.
Mike Carroll in “Fully Flared” – Could make having a sh*t look good!
Top 3 Trips and Tours of 2007?
Vans “Are We There Yet?” summer tour – Good crew…sunshine…no responsibility at all…good times!
Vans Goa, India trip – Rented a 250cc motorbike for a week for £15 and got to skate the park there every day which was amazing…”beach for breakfast anyone?”
Death/Con Scotland trip – Watching Adam Moss slam in that Livi Ditch was a definitive point in my life…actually never laughed that hard ever.
Top 3 Events of 2007?
War of the Roses 3 – Piss take
Blackpool Deathrace – Only someone like Matt Lucas could think of something so stupid yet so entertaining.
War of the Thistles Aberdeen – Pisstake again. Scottish people are beasts! Love it up there.
Top 3 Manchester skaters of 2007?
Nick Stansfield – Technically/on paper the best skater in Manchester. Can do anything he wants and is a “good lad”. Has his own language too.
Eddie Belvedere – As much as he winds me up this lad can’t half skate. True friend and will make sure any night or situation is entertaining.
Rob Smith – Can do lots of weird tricks with his hands and can punch better than most people. Thats good enough for me.
Top 3 quotes of 2007?
“Leatherface!” – Me, in regards to a very well tanned B and B owner in Redcar.
“I WANT MY ROOM!!!” – Nick Zorlac on travel lodge “policy”
“Too far dick edd!” – Ben Powell calming down some Oasis shit on a bus.
Top 3 things you wished you had done in 2007?
Finished my Haunts for the mag – the photographer went awol, haha!
Spent a lot less money chasing women…never again.
Breaking my arm – Still hurts, especially in the cold now. Sh*t one…
Top 3 things to do in 2008?
Finish my Haunts interview with Whiteface killer.
Go to the States to see some friends and have a skate.
Get “Two Distribution” and the skate shop off the ground with Harry at Central.