Yatetape is a crew from the greater Bristol area in south west England. As purists of the Sony VX vibe, they’ve recently made a truly excellent full length street video of their crew, carefully pieced together by Emerson Morgan. Originally published as a zine with some great photos (some of which you can see below) it’s now been released online via Ride UK. A2B is the result of more than a year’s effort behind the camera and in the editing chair – hats off to Emerson for putting this together.
Yatetape A2B features some truly great UK street riding, from crusty non-spots to some big set ups and everything in between. With riders such as Will Bennett, Jack Dumper, Jordan Godwin, Steve Olds, Scott Summerhayes and Emerson Morgan himself (plus many, many more), this is a video packed with good lines and a cohesive yet varied style of riding.
Hit play above and read some insights below.
Yatetape Q&A with Emerson Morgan:
– What is the Yatetape?
“The Yatetape is basically a group of friends that just started filming together, didn’t really plan for it to become anything but then we just started piling up footage so seemed silly not to make a few short videos. We never really planned on making videos or even a full length, it just kind of happened. It’s quite funny really because the majority of the crew aren’t even from Yate, it’s just where the filming began.”
– Why is the video called A2B?
“The reason it’s called A2B is that’s all we did when we went riding, it was very rare that we went out riding with a plan to hit certain spots. Most of the time it was just riding from one side of Bristol to the other, hitting whatever we found on the way then taking a different route home and doing the same. I was struggling to come up with a name for the DVD so I felt that A2B was quite fitting seeing as that’s all we did. All the crew seemed to like it too, so it stuck.”
– How long did it take to film A2B?
“Altogether I think it took about a year. there’s some clips in there which are a lot older than that (mainly the skate clips) but the majority were filmed in 2017.