Barney Page Photo Gallery & Extended Captions

Photos and words by Oliver Barton

This compilation of Barney Page photos represents a steady stack of tricks that Barney has got on a few trips to America and accurately depicts how Barney skates day in day out. Barney’s mental approach to skating is very unique, a craftsman by trade, Barney loves checking out new spots and normally pays close attention to the construction quality and angles of a spot based on the logic that if it looks perfect, you can try anything on it. It seems to work very well for him and if someone happens to be there to capture it, that’s cool with him but he’s doesn’t really care either way. With that in mind and without sacrificing further pixels, lets take a look at what the Flower Pot skatepark’s finest creation has been up to…

This photo is from the sixth or seventh day of a trip to Las Vegas. Barney really struggled with sleep on this trip, mainly because of consistent late night romantic Skyping back to Europe, but either way he was ultra jetlagged and kept sleeping through breakfast. This photo was shot at something like 5 o’clock in the afternoon so Barney has been out skating since 10 a.m. and not eaten anything yet. He said he was so hungry he was dizzy and kept tripping out on being in the desert whilst he bombed the ditch to get to this bank to wall and that by the time he got to the actual spot, he had forgotten what trick he wanted to try. This pivot pop out to fakie is a trick from Barney’s subconscious.

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