Skateshop Roundup 2021 - Slugger

Skateshop Roundup 2021 - Slugger

Skateshop Roundup 2021 - Slugger

We present to you a yearly roundup not by us but by our friends (competition), yearly roundups can be contentious content at best, a mere list to flog leftover stock or designed to push you the consumers onto a brands website page. This list unlike above is done by our friends/competitors over at some of our favourite skate shops in the UK. 2021 has been another weird year. Read below, agree, disagree and shout at your screen keyboard warrior. 
 
Another Yorkshire stalwart Slugger Skate Store is led by the duo of Martin Kennelly and Louis Slater. Martin was available to answer our roundup whilst Louis shot spray paint cans for the reasons of art and fashion.
 

illustration : Ed Syder

Best thing about 2021?
Dead Dave,Timmy Garbett and Ben Broyd getting pro boards! 
Calvin's footage in them banging London videos! Delivering my baby son on the kitchen floor lol.
 
Favourite shop lurker?
Wax
 
Best Board graphic of the year?
Jazz Wade slugger deck. Thanks Jazz you crazy diamond.
 

 

Best Shoe of the year?
New balance numeric 440. They make banging shoes and they said if I say that they’d pay for us to go to long beach. 
 
UK skateboarder of the year?
I’m gonna have to say… Dead Dave. Watch him skate live it inspires the true stoke! This year has produced some outrageous UK skateboarding but we gotta back the homie.
 
Best Video of the year?
The phone footage from the gauntlet! That shit went off!  A steep hill, loads of booze and a handful of crazy obstacles, what more could a viewer need?
 
Local Skatepark hero of the year?
Dev Green as you know is the main centre spot in Sheffield and is full of rad local skaters these names spring to mind…
Ronnie Calow, Rasheed, Moggins, Tom O’Driss, Dead Dave,  Will Lesta, Harry McCormick, Wando, Sweet Denver and Morgan Giles all turn it up! 
 
Best Instagram fodder of the year?
It's been quiet since Timmy Garbett shut down the 'Ratz Pad' lol
The best shop quote?
'Shut up!'
 
Best collab?
Slap Ramps x The Gauntlet
 
Most skated spot?
The grindy one. 
 
The thing you’ve done more than skateboarding?
Close my eyes to open them.
 
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