Born in the UK in the mid 1970’s, he began skateboarding for real in 1989.
He is interested in (and practices) skateboarding, guitar and Qi Gung.
He holds a 2:1 History/Sociology degree and a Masters degree from Bath Spa University.
In 1999 due to excessive work and exercise he developed M.E but due to misdiagnosis and trying to exercise out of the ‘fatigue’ and intensifying neurological symptoms, he developed acute M.E in 2003 and almost died in 2004. He was severely disabled for 5 years thereafter and left bed/house bound in isolation day-to-day.
The last 10 years of his ‘life’ he’s worked relentlessly to recover his health and continues to do so.
He believes strongly that the public should be made aware of the unnecessary abuse unfolding in M.E, the very real dangers of confusing ‘fatigue’ and M.E as if they are one and the same thing, and that based on the overwhelming medical evidence now available, M.E should be reclassified worldwide as the distinct, neurological condition it really is, as clearly stated by the WHO in 1969.
During the last 5 years he’s created the ‘Transition Skateboarding Trilogy’ which has (and continues) to consume much of his time.
He likes football slick decks, phat pants, a wide variety of lip-tricks onto kerbs, 360 nollie shove-its, pressure-flips and impossibles, and chillin’ in the sun on the kerb after skating.
He is a self-confessed old-school dinosaur and admits his phat pants, football slicks and tiny wheel ways are totally out-dated.
Nevertheless: function not fashion.
‘Critically seek understanding and guidance about life’s great mysteries through the work and opinions of others, but to uncover your own truth, look to your direct experience’. djl
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Caught mid-flight: frontside 180-pressure flip.
Backside 360 nollie shove-it.
Flatland ollie impossibles in disused car parks: go hit one, get stoked.
Chillin’ in the sun after a flatland ‘flip-trick’ session.