“You take the opportunity to get a skate on whatever the day of the week. But most people have a regular session that they look forward to more than the rest, whether that’s a Monday, Tuesday or whatever. For as long as I can remember that day has been a Thursday. The Thursday night skate is, and has always been the session you want to be a part of. It’s the skate where everybody makes the effort and everybody’s hyped to be out for the skate, where all your mates get together at the same spot and do their best to shut it down. The skate that if you don’t make it, people want to know why and if you’re not there, you would certainly rather be there, and you know you’re missing something good.
Through following like minded people on things like instagram, that Thursday night skate for us has been increasingly getting referred to as #thursdayclub. Using this tag we’ve found scenes in Bristol, Hemel etc. where similar groups of skaters are also out and about on a Thursday night killin’ it wherever they can get it. It’s always sick finding people who are as passionate about and into skating as much as you. Individuals who just like you are out to kill it, have a laugh and get a skate on with their mates, documenting the schralp in pictures as they go. It’s been pretty sick, it adds that extra bit of hype about the Thursday night skate, you look forward to seeing other peoples’ scenes, pictures of the spots they’re skating and the tricks that are goin’ down.
It’s pretty hard to remove yourself from a heated session at times in order to take a pic or two, but it’s pretty fun to take pics of the session and try and document the skate. The following pictures are from various Thursday skates throughout the past year or so in and around the Edinburgh area. Get on it and share your pics whether you’re in the #thursdayclub, #tuesdayclub or #sundayclub, I for one would be stoked to see your scene.” – Russ Hall
words + photos: Russ Hall / thewalloper.blogspot.com