Local lockdown means local parks. Joe Tricker and the lads from Nailsworth got busy at the old ramps over the summer, making the most of the weather and the setup there. Read on for some photos and a bit of an insight from Joe.
Q&A with Joe Tricker
– Tell us about this video. Why / how did it come about?
It started towards the end of the first lockdown, travel restrictions were still in place and the weather was super nice. Me and Raf were going down park most days just to get out the house and then starting filming one session, it didn’t take long before the others joined and we realised we wanted to make something we could look back on.
– Which park is this?
Nailsworth Skatepark, which has been my local my whole life until recently when I moved to Bristol. We have all spent many summers here as it is a great place to socialise as well as ride. The skatepark is normally empty and is tucked away in the corner of a field, in the middle of nowhere, making it the perfect spot.
– What do you like about it?
It’s the place where it all began for me, I have so many memories from down there. Plus I love the mini ramp.
– What don’t you like about it?
Always wished there was a flat ledge there, the grind boxes have massive coping on them which makes it difficult learning new stuff.
“The video really sums up those couple of months, from the tunes we listened to to the sweaty sessions in the sun”
– What do you like about the edit?
I really enjoyed filming for this one because it was great to see my friends get stoked with their riding and end the session on a high. The video really sums up those couple of months, from the tunes we listened to to the sweaty sessions in the sun.
– What don’t you like about the edit?
There are clips that I feel I could have done/filmed better, but it’s something to learn from.
– Do you think being creative in a restricted setup like this makes you a better rider?
Yes definitely! Nelly isn’t the best skatepark, but every time I go down there I seem to think of something I’ve never tried before and the others are the same. I think getting creative on old spots always brings something new to the table.
– Do you have a favourite clip in the video?
Raf’s smith on the spine then to 540, just know how happy he was to get that, it was one of his first ever 5s landed.