Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mike Pardon skateboarding in 1987, Southsea skatepark

Hi all here's some recently discovered pictures of me back in the day at Southsea Skatepark near Portshmouth in the UK. I learned a lot of my craft at this wonderful skatepark and some of the skate sessions where incredible. It hosted many legendary Skate and Bmx events and bred some talented athletes!
Boosting a big old flappy backside air on the Southsea vert ramp ( before it was extended and made of metal)
Goofing off on the Southsea mini ramp
Invert watched by a large crowd in my competition days
I was in the lovely town of Busselton recently doing some surfing and skateboarding. This impromptu coaching session came about with some local kids!! Much fun was had by all
The fantastic Dunsborough bowl and skatepark. Well worth a visit if your in town

Friday, August 30, 2013

FREE Skateboard Clinics in Perth

Hey all get onto this!!!!! STREETWISE SKATE CLINICS - SKATEBOARDING AUSTRALIA The Town of Victoria Park in partnership with Skateboarding Australia are delivering 11 free skate clinics during the financial year. The clinics are suitable for beginners and experienced skateboarders and will be run at various locations around the Town. Boards and helmets will be provided.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Whats been going down in Perth

Good day all you cobbers from down under!!! Well so starts a busy few weekend for myself and here is a quick report as to whats been happening!. Last week i took a trip to the First "Gravity Enduro event" run on the new trails in Kalamunda. It was a really fun day and i would have loved to have been part of it but couldnt get an entry. The fastest times where posted by Sam Hill ( a Perth local and world class downhill ripper i learned later) "Sam was the man" Smooth, fast and bionic. He even cleared the jump section from berm to jump. Heres a couple of pictures i took of some unnamed riders. The amtmosphere was really good with everyone cheering for crashers, smashers, rippers and not so rippers. Next event i can do i am in!!
I got my very first MTB event this Sunday 33 years after starting BMX racing i am finally taking the plunge!! Its the State XC championships. So i hope to place ok and not hold the fast guys up. I ve then got the Dwellingup 100 on Sept 7th which is a big event in the MTB calendar then i am off to Italy to compete in the Masters World road race in Trento, Italy. This will include real mountain climbs something lacking in Perth. Its a 114km with the last 20km being a pretty steep climb. I hope to finish respectfully as my 80kg aint going up no hill fast! Anyway thanks for reading and please spread the Action sports coaching word to friends. I intend to develop it more over the coming year. Ciao for now Mike

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Concrete North of the River!!

The New Park in Ocean Reef about 15 mins north of Scarborough. Super smooth super fast and at the moment packed with all forms of scooters/skaters/bmxers Give it to the end of January and it should calm down. Had a quick roll and its fun. More pics and report coming up

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Backyard bowls in Bali

This is a recent shot (2013) from the Globe Bowl in Bali. Its got smooth and tight transitions that can take some balls to get used to!! I had a quick go and was wrecked after 15 mins. Humidity is pretty high in the wet season in Bali
Had a session in Drummonds Bowl, Geraldton a few months ago and I was all alone so used self timer to shoot this shot. Took a few goes but it came out ok!!

Monday, January 31, 2011