It’s been said before in previous Sunday Service’s, but it’s worth repeating again that Channon King was easily one of the most underrated UK heads of the mid 90s to early 2000s, appearing alongside Frank Stephens in plenty of East Anglia scene videos, including ‘Tough Guys’, ‘Grow Up’ and ‘Ex-Rental’, racking up a couple of Sidewalk covers and plenty of mag coverage along the way. Channon eventually landed himself a long overdue spot on Blueprint throughout the ‘Waiting for the World/Belong Tour’ era, before retiring himself from sponsored skateboarding due to reoccurring injuries. With a solid as you like style, a deep trick bag and a tendency to skate God-awful spots like no-one else, it was a shame to see Channon drop off the coverage radar so quickly.
Those who pay attention to quality scene productions in this country will already know that Channon is fully back skating again, as his brief appearance in the Monster Network’s video ‘Never Forever’ (2008) indicated, which was swiftly followed by a full part in the 2010 MN production ‘In Between Days’. As I type this, Russ Cowling is working on the next Monster Network project, so fingers crossed we should be seeing some more up to date Channon footage soon enough.
Anyway, check the first link from the list below for Channon Kings banging part from the legendary ‘Ex-Rental’ video, released in 1999 by Meathead Films/Adam Mondon.