Thursday, 4 February 2010

Some new Alex Lally footage

check it out!

Friday, 7 August 2009

Cantelowes jam tomorrow!

We're one of the sponsors for the Cantelowes jam this year and we're going to be heading down to the skatepark for a session! It should be sick day so head on down to join in the sesh!

Thursday, 16 July 2009


as cold as ice..........

Haven't posted on here in a while! Been busy skating or working in 3 Amigos skateshop, I'll try and get an edit up here soon!

Thursday, 28 May 2009






Friday, 8 May 2009

Heard about my street skating?

I'm not surprised!

The blog's been a bit dead for a while so here's something to feast your eyes upon!

Here's an edit featuring Doug and Elliot as well as several mates. The entire edit was filmed and edited by Jack Maddison over the Xmas 08/09 period. As if you couldn't tell by the hoodies!

It's a big 'un, so enjoy!

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Friday, 24 April 2009

Here's a photo of Elliot banging out a kickflip over a signpost down in Kingston!

Photo: Maddison

Kev's got a photo

in the latest issue of Sidewalk magazine doing a backside nosepick in the War of the roses article!

Check it out!

Marcus is now out of hospital

and is chilling at home at the moment on the road to recovery!

Friday, 17 April 2009

Parks & demos remix

Has been in the making for a while (longer seeing as the ghetto cam broke to edit it with broke down!)

More Skateboarding >>

Here it is in it's full glory! Enjoy!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Get well soon Marcus!

TM Marcus Adams was stabbed last night in his estate in Hounslow, in between the kidney and the lung and is on a drip in hospital at the moment. I'm sure he'll pull through but all of us at Gyppo Army would like to wish him the best!


Kev was lucky to get the cover of online skate zine Tweaker with a nosepick at Saffron Walden.

Check it out here at


We're going to be heading to Dorchester next weekend for their new skatepark's opening jam, the park built by Maverick will see the jam starting at 11am and will go on until 6pm!

See you down there!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Everything has been a bit quiet here

which has been down to going on some serious filming missions. You'll see it all in a few weeks!


our boards are now available at Three amigos skate shop on 118 Camden Road, NW1 9EE.

It's just down the road from Cantelowes skatepark and is opposite Camden Road train station. Go and check it out!

After fiddling around on Youtube

I produced this fine edit of Doug, the added speech bubbles is quite a lovely touch. That's how I felt anyway....

Monday, 23 March 2009

I fucking hate it when

you've got a razor tail and it either hits you in the back of the ankle or somehow manages to catch your toe and cut it! Especially when the top part of your shoe is soft as fuck, that's never good.

Also, when you've got a few hundred quid on you and you're skating at your local park and 20+ somalians bop in from the local football pitch next to you. That's also not one of my favourite things to occur, even worse, is when they hang around at the park, giving you the evils. Never a sought after thing really, you'd think that when the re-assuring sound of a police siren appears and they flee it'd be good. But to make things worse, they happen to linger in a badly lit alleyway which you have to pass on your way home on your home and you're obviously outnumbered!

Also, when you want to skate on a weekday and everyone's at work or at college and your only scummy friends who don't have a job or got the boot from college don't have a phone and if they do, don't answer it. That's never good. Saying that, it's not midday yet, so they're obviously still asleep!

I might just go to Cantelowes, always a safe bet!

FAO to all the ladies reading this, if any! Doug is looking for some love, he said he hasn't been laid in 8 months so.... y'know.

If you fancy your chances with this lovely man, get in touch through the usual address (the one at the top....)

Dirt Nasty's coming in powerful!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Late night city missions

Is where it's at, skating until 3 in the morning. Watching pissed up city workers wanting a go on your deck and eating shit. Getting around to skating spots that you've only ever seen from the bus. Going down new alley ways and streets and finding new spots and places. Not skating with a camera, eating shit on a big set of stairs and making your trick when you didn't think you had it. Cheap cider. Giving grief and making comments when people are openly kissing on the street. Making bets on tricks for nuggets and cans. Watching people slam on tricks and not getting their nuggets on cans (Doug). Watching people land said trick easily (Elliot). Skating Chalky ledges in the square mile and talking with the police and them not giving a fuck about you skating, even though it's "illegal".

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Might as well!

Kev and Liv, Paddy's day '09!

Paddy's day was yesterday

and I'm now recovering, listening to some hip-hop and have got a couple more funny tales for my repetoire.

The blog hasn't been receiving too much attention lately so I'll try and summarise what's been going on.

Elliot's been out filming even more tricks for the video along with Kev, Doug owes people money, Rupert's in Brighton at it as per usual, Marcus is doing some demos! Christ I feel sorry for those who have come to watch! (Only messing Marcus!)

I'll leave it at that, I can't think of too much else to write!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Soulja barney

Monday, 2 March 2009

A fair bit of filming

went down this weekend. Rupert cam up from Brighton to London on Friday to get a few things, he ended up tweaking his ankle trying to get something on a sketchy handrail in Brighton on Saturday though, get well soon mate.

Kev now has 2 different swellbows on the same elbow and some bruised balls after playing around on the rail at Meanwhile's bowl trying to get a trick down on it, but unfortunately it didn't happen. He's going back there in a few days to try and put it down.

Our mate Louie from Bury was down in London this weekend too and ended up missioning around the whole city with us. I bet he loved trecking from King's cross to Kingston and back on the bus with us when it was 4 in the morning and freezing for the sake of getting footage for "Road to nowhere"! Doug and Kev were trying to get to this house party that flopped at the weekend, another very interesting story for you there.

Elliot didn't end up filming on Saturday because he got arrested in Camden Town tube station with 7 benzes on him, figure that one out for yourself. He did tell a pretty gnarly story about some of the feds in Holborn nick, proving that institional racism does exist. I'm not sure if it'd be too wise to put the rest up on here, ask him yourself if you want to hear it, but it's quite a gnarly little story! Lucky enough he was out of his cell at 11pm and ripped it the next day, he must have filmed about 10 tricks around Euston and Victoria on Sunday. There's a good few NBDs in there, shame you're not going to see them for a few months! We found this set of stairs with a metal chain at the bottom of them in Victoria which he rinsed out.

Another highlight of the weekend was when Kev was skating a spot and ended up getting in a conversation with someone who looked like they wanted to mug him and eyeing up the VX, only to be told he had some "Sick up 5-0 grinds!" and explained different tricks to him and how they worked.

Also, if you see Alex Lally, make sure you call him "Bam boy" and not his real name, he finally admitted to the name getting on his tit and most people find the name amusing. Bam went to Birmingham this weekend to his grandma's 70th birthday party in Birmingham, he had to get there on a ticket where he had to pretend he was 11 years old, fuck knows if that one worked out.

Oh and in other news, TM Marcus has got some new gashment b the name of Chanelle. Some girl on his estate offered him £200 a day to fuck her the other day so she could get pregnant and get a council flat, of course she wasn't planning of trying to fuck him over in the future to get benefits. Also from the Hounslow bits, Marcus' mate has now got a girl and her mum pregnant. Imagine how that conversation started and ended.....

That's all for now, come back next week for more tales which your mother wouldn't want you to be hearing!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Just over a year has passed

since the first batch of Gyppo Army boards arrived at "the office" and a fair bit has changed since then, looking back, it has been a good year full of ups and ups and downs but overall it's been worth it. I can't wait to see what the next year brings, probably even more drinking on street kerbs, smoking roll ups under doorways getting some protection from rain, jamming in the back of vans to get to the next skate spot on the road which never seems to end...

I did end up getting a chocolate cheesecake made, but I was hungry and ate it before we ended up writing anything on it. To be honest, I was more keen to write "Yammin' 'n' papsin'" on it, but decided on saving the milky bars which were going to be used for it for another day.

I decided to pike a picture from Google from "Alex's" first birthday. God knows who Alex is, or if he'd be stoked on having a picture of his cake up here, but it is....

Doug, Elliot, Rupert and Kev were at War of the Roses this weekend. Kev and Elliot won some cash at Leeds, Elliot for doing a nollie front foot flip over the big hip and Kev in the bowl. Doug slammed horribly and you might have seen him walking around the park with his balls in his hand whilst Rupert got a megabus which took 7 hours from Brighton and spent most of his time lurking outside playing games of skate. Gyppo Army friend Bam Boy (a.k.a. Alex Lally) somehow got up to Leeds and won some serious loot in the unsponsored vert wall comp, he then ended up lurkin' on Powley's floor and in his van and made his way to Blackpool and then back to London, whilst winning even more loot at Blackpool!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009


has been skating at Bowlworth lately and shot some photos with Lucas O'Grady the other day.



He also filmed a couple of bangers the other day at Moorgate with Brooks. Kev was down at Elephant and Castle yesterday filming with Brooks and is about to head to Great Portland street to film some more stuff with Brooks!

Friday, 13 February 2009

It's a sunny day

and my wifey is making me munch. Kev and Rupert have a got a sequence each in the latest Sidewalk. I'm going for a skate whilst most people are at work....

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Paris - Some facts for you

16 hours on a Eurolines coach, 4 hours on a boat. 4 hours waiting in coach station. Watching 6 guys high on crack in a tube station, looking at Armed soldiers with AK47s approaching guys smoking weed in République metro station, seeing people trying to flog those fucking annoying Eiffel tower keychains (glowing and non-glowing) that nobody really wants, 12 litres of Stella, 2.3 litres Despardos, 2 bottles of wine that tastes like vinegar, 150 (odd) cigarettes, 3 and a half days, 3 nights, 3 sleepness nights, 2 days of rain, half a day of snow, dogshit on griptape, skating in the pissing rain, skating in wet socks, jeans and tee shirts, banks under bridges, 2 slams to the head, 2 bruised hips, 3 creaky knees, 2 pissed off boat lurkers, 2 romanian women sent back home for getting caught stealing tobacco on the boat, €10 a day to live off of, €6 a day on booze, 10 metro journeys bunked, finding ways to re-use tickets, 180 minutes of footage.

It's hard too tell a story about this trip, but all in all it was a plain simple skate trip, out before midday, back before midnight, getting more drunk after midnight and repeat.

I can't wait until the next one.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Rupert & Kevin

Are heading off to Paris tomorrow on a filming mission for "Road to nowhere" along with a few others. We've got to get an early coach from Victoria tomorrow, I can't wait until I'm sitting in a cramped seat in either the freezing cold or the extreme heat! Either way it's bound to be a good trip!

Last night I went to the pub, it was such an exciting night. I fell in a park on the way back and got dog shit all over his jeans and brand new shoes! Fucking ice...

Monday, 2 February 2009

I'm also pleased to announce

that The House skatepark in Sheffield, Bored Skate Shack in St Austell, Cornwall and Urban Xtremes in Chiswick, London are now going to be stocking Gyppo Army boards!

Information for both shops is below!

Unit D Bardwell Road
S3 8AS
0114 2490055

Upper floor
Market House
St Austell
PL25 5QB
Wurzel - 0172 625 0008

217 Chiswick high road
W4 2DW
0208 7420 527

The snow

is coming down heavily today. I might go and build a snow man! Just to let you know....

Sunday, 1 February 2009


demo at The park in Castleford went off and I just want to say thatnks to everybody who turned up! I'll try and get footage up on the web by the end of next week.

Gyppo Army boards are also now availalble at

Brixton Cycles
145 Stockwell Road, Brixton
London SW9 9TN
020 7733 6055

As well as

Subvert Board Store
Colorado Way
WF10 4TA

Friday, 30 January 2009


Rupert's coming up to London from Brighton today to do some filming for "Road to nowhere", Elliot's coming up from Kingston too. Should be hitting up the Archway banks if they're not slippery as hell! Elliot filmed some bangers at Canada water the other day too which should be featured in the video, but I'm keeping hush about them for now!

Also, don't forget that the next Gyppo Army Days demo in Castleford is TOMORROW! See you there!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Some stuff from Kevin

Here's an old sequence from the Interact skatepark in Burnley from about 2 to 3 years ago


On top of that Kevin recently went on a race to promote the new Skate 2 game which was a bit of a giggle along with Pete King and Darryl Dominguez. It was a race across Central London just to see which method of transport would be quickest between driving, skating, walking and catching the tube. Kevin was on the top and came 3rd which was a bit shit! It was all good though getting paid a bill and a half as well as getting a Fs Krooks on a ledge at Southbank too!

Here's some footage from the day, check it out, it's worth a squirt!

Sunday, 25 January 2009

On top of that

Here is Rupert's "welcome" clip for you all to enjoy!

Rupert Antoine welcome clip >>

Just a reminder

That the next Gyppo Army Days demo at "The Park" in Castleford will be in 6 days time!

We hope to see you all there!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Rupert Antoine is the new rider

Here's a clip of Rupert at his local park in Brighton "The Level" piked off of Youtube!


Friday, 23 January 2009

Clue #5

I'm really not sure what to put now.

He speaks french? There's one for you....

If you can't figure it out then just wait until tomorrow!


as normal, I recieved a text from Aaron with the usual sentence "Kev bell me", so that I did. It turns out he and Marcus were in the pub and they hatched a great idea up.

So, the great idea was that Marcus is now the new Gyppo Army TM. He'll be in charge of making sure your favourite riders/idiots are constantly filming and taking photos of tricks that you love to see them do! How good a job is that?

I, more than anyone else, wish him the best of success. He'll fucking need it!

I'm keen to see what devastation he'll end up causing and how this idea will backfire on me in a few months time, but, on the plus side, it'll probably end up as a good pub story a few years down the line!

Clue #4

Yep, it's a bit late. But I was skating, you can hardly blame me!

So, the clue is.... he has freckles. (I think...)

These are getting really bad.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Van City 3

Is rolling around soon, a bit later than last year thank fuck as it was nearly always cold and wet! We should have the weather this year, well, at least slightly better wetter! It is Ireland afterall!

This is always a good crack and would advise anyone who's got a bit of a chance to get over there to do it and go for a shread!

I'm not sure who exactly is going along from the team yet, but some of us will!

Clue #3

He's from Brighton.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


from the terrible clues as to who the new rider is...

I'm pleased to announce that Gyppo Army will be available in Big Woody's skate shop in Blackpool!

For more information, check out and remember to always support your local skater owned shop!

Clue #2

He's ginger.

Monday, 19 January 2009

A new rider?

Yes and we'll be spilling the beans this weekend. Each day, we will be giving away a new clue as to who he is.

The first of daily clues is this little flyer!


Kev's still suffering from old man injuries to his shoulder. It's been 2 weeks now. During that time he's been working on the new website, sorting out the next set of graphics and getting Gyppo Army in even more shops!

Seeing as the "Shops" section of the website is currently down. I'll put up the new details up here!

Brighton's only S.O.S. "Another" skate shop owned by Stevie Thompson are one of the shops.

You can find them at 29 gloucester road, Brighton, BN1 4AQ. You can call Stevie on 07729931388.

Also, LCB in Chalk Farm are now stocking Gyppo Army. They're based at 23 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AG.

Kev's heading up to WOTR this year, Elliot's looking into it and our new rider from Brighton, who's still being kept a secret for the moment should be going up too!

Saturday, 17 January 2009


was down in London a few months back and filmed a clip of him skating Bay66's mini ramp with Brooks. Brooks' camera has been playing up recently, which is why it took this clip so long to come out!

Anyway, enjoy!

Momo Linier on Bay Sixty6's mini ramp >>

War of the Roses 4

Is bound to be good, just like the 3 previous years which all went off! This year, we are sponsoring the competition as well as heading up there to get a session on! I'm not too sure which riders will be heading up, but there'll be more on it in a few weeks time! account login
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