self props is where it’s at…

October 8, 2008

First of all, congratulations go to Chris on winning the UK championships last month, a handful of places ahead of fellow SF alumnus Dave Snaddon who rocked in at a heavily respectable 5th place. Hot off the presses with that one folks…

Street qualifiers 1
Street qualifiers 2
Street semis
Street final
Vert final
Street best trick

check it

Sometimes we just suck when it comes to telling everybody about what’s going on in the wild and wonderful world of those associated with Savoir Faire.  If the truth be told, we’ve gone our seperate ways for a short while to regroup and recouperate while we work out who, what and where will feature in the next installment.

Anyway, if for whatever reason, you need more arm-twisting to fork out a fiver on SF, check the review from Kingpin.  Now Kingpin say it as they see it.  No sugar coated, obsequious, sycophantic “everything is perfect  because the advertisers say it is” pile of steaming crap, but honest, sometimes harsh, bullshit free thoughts.  So with that in mind, and that they only ever review 2 or 3 videos a month, I for one was stoked that we even made it in there in the first place.   And they liked it too…

Aaaaaaaaages ago, like in August or something, the permanently excellent Tweakerzine published interviews with the 3 of us about our involvement and the making of Savoir Faire.  Good laugh it was too, so now you too should go check out our spiritual teachings & tales of glory.

In more contest musings, a couple of weeks ago, Bristol saw the Jibvid contest.  40 hours to skate, shoot & edit a sub-90 second piece with a decent prize purse up for grabs.   Dave and Nicky got me involved at pretty much the last minute, we got out on our bikes on what was probably the last warm day of 2008 and cycled around the inner city, finding a host of untouched spots and some old favourites, laying down some NBDs and having a damn fine day out to boot.    Only took us 8 hours to shoot all that crap too.


We got third, which I think was fair given that the winners put serious time, storyboarding, sound design and filming technique into their short film, where we “just” made a skate flick.   Either way, have peep at the Savoir Faire entry and feast your eyes and ears on what we did in an afternoon – should give you a taster of what to expect if you’ve still not got the DVD yet – sort it out!


Easter Eggs?

August 26, 2008

Who found this?

Click on Extras>Main>Chapters>Outro and you get a hidden menu.

Bonus 8 minutes of Div, Sweeney, Snowy, Plasterer and Paul Silvester in Ireland.

We tried to hide it as best we could…


Crossfire has the Savoir Faire…

August 4, 2008

…I mean, they do know about the school in Grays. Whoop.

Go and check out the review of our DVD over at their site. Also, click the logo on the top right of the page for an exclusive Crossfire edit made up from unused footage for the DVD.

“…a visual line of coke taken at 2AM with an MDMA chaser.” – Crossfire


Five pounds in notes…

August 2, 2008

You heard the man, Savoir Faire costs £5 in notes.

Five.  Pounds.  In.  Notes.




Get it.

Ahhhhhhh, five pounds in notes!

No excuses, no fucking around, unlike me who forgot to post this before I went on holiday.  To acquire yourself a fantastic DVD in a 14mm polypropylene case of your own, get yourself to one of the country’s finer skate shops, like Mischief, Slam, StoryNative, Note, Ideal, Ape Skates and other worthy independent skater owned stores who deal in Death and Heroin…

…and Landscape, Traffic and all the other goodies via Power Distribution.


Sidewalk Magazine got the Savoir Faire.

August 2, 2008
We got our review up in Sidewalk this month…
Click on the images to enlarge.
The text!

The text!

Chris Oliver Backtail

Chris Oliver Backtail


Are you ready to testify?

June 20, 2008

Div by name, div by nature.  The premiere in London is tonight, it’ll be going off.  Get yourself down there enjoy a top quality feast for the senses.  I’m the dude with the jesus hairdo and a fractured wrist.

And with that, I’m on the way to London…


Sunkissed Strawberrry Blonde Prince

June 19, 2008

Same kind of argument as “I’m not fat, I’m big boned”.  Course you are, it’s all that cake, crisps, chocolate and laziness that makes your bones big.  The Ginger Prince is one of those rare breeds of ginger in that he doesn’t need to go on a sunbed to go from blue to white, nor does he get sunburnt when he looks at a picture of a beach.   Fair play to him I say, carry on good chap.  Representing for gingers everywhere, you could almost say he’s a gentleman and a scholar, but you’d be wrong.  He’s a prize eejit, in the nicest possible sense of the word of course.  His Savoir Faire part should give him the freedom of the town of Bridport, anything less would be a travesty.

Rolling deep with Sidewalk…