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Half'n'Half is nearly finished!! I have been filming every skate session and every spot i could since i moved to Swansea nearly 2 years ago. First few times i knew nobody down here but pretty quickly i met the locals and with the help of Ally Barr over in Porthcawl and his indoor miniramp i started to build up tapes and tapes of the amazing skating that is happening in South Wales.
I soon discovered that Swansea has always been at the forefront of UK skateboarding....in the 80's the whole scene came down to skate the many vert ramps the creative and resourceful skaters of Mumbles built. Their enthusiasm and energy eventually gave birth to the monstrous ramp at Morfa which helped the local skaters become great vert riders and drew skaters to Swansea from all over the world. People like Arwyn Davies, Tomsk and Twiss Enwright were regular names in Rad and Skateboard! and many big names from the U.S. joined the sessions at Morfa vert ramp.
This whole time Tomsk was using possibly the only video camera in Swansea to record everything that happened here at at the other earlier ramps in Mumbles. That was 1986, i got to Swansea in 2009 and found many of the skaters from the 80's were still around and still skating.....the ramps of the 80's had long gone but Tomsk was still around and skating. I continued to film at places like Newport, Aberdare, Cardiff, Hereford and Ally's ramp. The skaters of 2009/2010 i ran into were happy to be filmed, Sam Pulley, Jake Collins, Jess Young, Dylan Hughes and many others skated alongside the older guys like Ally, Arwyn, Tomsk, Jason and Gregg. The product of this filming and Tomsk's tapes is Half'n'Half. Skateboarding really is for life for some so this film follows some of the 3 decades of skating in South Wales....there is plenty more happening and happened but this is my view of the last 2 years (with a few flashbacks courtesy of Tomsk)
If i have tagged you you appear somewhere in Half'n'Half.....the Exist dvd will be completed soon an