Recently this 18-year-old kid (now 19) from London named Austin Bristow hit us up with an idea for a new video segment. The concept was pretty straightforward: show off a few locals from the area who, despite holding their own on a board, might not get as much shine as some of the bigger names. These types of clips are coming out of everywhere these days, from Vancouver to New York, but we had yet to see one from London. Obviously, we were curious to see what Austin could whip up.
Sure, you might be thinking London is just another one of those major metropolitan areas that’s getting a lot of coverage these days, so what’s the point? There’s definitely a vivid scene there already, centered around staples like Southbank, and crews like the Palace guys, but I don’t think skateboard media as a whole has given them as much shine as they should be getting, at least not here in America.
The skaters in order of appearance: