As most people out there will agree, there’s not that many skaters out there who are quite on a par with Gino when it comes to dropping minimal amounts of quality coverage, especially given Gino’s tendency to drop no more than a minute or so of footage every few years, though, as Bingo pointed out, Andy Scott definitely has to be up there.
Despite his youth as a Deathbox am and then later pro for the first Stateside line up of the Flip team, Andy never really had much in the way of video coverage. His shared section on “Spirit of the Blitz” (1991) and his brief appearance in Flip’s 411 “Industry” section are the two most memorable collections of footage from the early to mid 90′s. As the late 90′s made way for the early 2000′s, Andy was back in the UK almost full time and his appearance in video projects become more and more scattered. He would often appear in comp montages in independent videos, or in Sole Tech backed productions, but even then you’d only been greeted with a handful of tricks. It was only really with the release of Death’s “Better Than Life” (2007) and “Baghead Flats” (2008) that Andy properly laid claim to actual full sections, by which point he’d been pro for well over a decade, had nonchalantly won comps all over the world and was regularly cropping up on your favourite vert skaters “top skaters of all time” lists. As well as being one of the most naturally talented skateboarders this island has ever produced, Andy is also one of the most illusive.
With that in mind, a few weeks back Sam Ashley mentioned that perhaps Andy would make a good candidate for our next “VHS Mixtape”. A solid week of trawling through piles of VHS tapes later and Sam’s wish is now a reality – click the play button below to find an all new four minute remix of some hard to find and lesser seen Andy Scott moments from over the years, taken from a variety of UK and US videos released between 1991 and 2004. OK, two clips were taken from a video that came out in 2007, but the tricks were definitely filmed long before it was released.
I know there are more bits of footage lurking out there that have slipped through the cracks, but hopefully this should bring together some rare Scotty brilliance for you.
Anyway, get watching…