Slam City Skates Team
The Slam team is made up of the following legends… Blondey McCoy, Ben Raemers (RIP), Neil Smith, Danny Brady, Nick Jensen, Jacob Harris, Charlie Young, Olly Todd, Casper Brooker, Torey Goodall, Rory Milanes, Lucien Clarke, Andrew Brophy, Darius Trabalza, Jak Pietryga and Kyle Wilson.
Ever since the first incarnation of Slam City Skates opened in 1986 we have been dedicated to serving the skateboard community as best we can. Part of our modus operandi has always been to support the raw street talent gracing London's streets and frequenting our shops. Nick Jensen has been riding for us for half of his life and continues to surprise us regularly. London skateboarding monarchs like Nick and Danny Brady head up our diverse team alongside newer addition Blondey McCoy. This page is dedicated to footage of our riders out there in the field and will be consistently updated so be sure to check back in.
Ben asked to ride for Slam, as he wanted to get involved in the shop he spent so much time hanging out in. In April, 2018 he put this welcome clip together with ease at one of his favourite spots. We are all grateful for the time we spent with Ben and were devastated by the news in May 2019, aged just 28 that he had taken his own life. Many of us here spent a lot of time with Ben and had no idea of his inner turmoil. We all wish, as many do, that we could have done more, or seen the signs. The Ben Raemers Foundation has been set-up in his name to create awareness for mental illness and wellbeing of the skateboard community and to stop this happening again.
He was a shining light and inspiration to so many and will never be forgotten.
Ben, we all miss you everyday.
Camera Op & Edit by Mark Jackson.
Music: Are You Around by Dead Arm on Permanent Slump Records.
We are pleased to welcome Jak Pietryga to the Slam family with this new edit. Slam City Skates used to be the Sunday destination Jak started his weekend missions from many moons ago, it's great to finally have him on the team. Jak has been out there quietly killing it for years. He stacks clips with ease as this quick edit filmed over a weekend in London shows. This welcome edit was supported by Nike SB. Music Sod & The Comic Opera - Heinz Pyramid Scheme. Filmed & Edited by Mark Jackson.
Tom Knox, Darius Trabalza and Neil Smith for our Dickies x Slam City Skates 2017 collection. Shoot & Edit: Mark Jackson
Blondey McCoy welcome to Slam clip. Following a day with Blondey within a mile radius of our shop. Shoot & Edit: Mark Jackson
Darius Trabalza, Danny Brady, Neil Smith and Jamie Arghh for our Slam X Dickies 2016 collection. Shoot & Edit: Mark Jackson
Jake Harris and Rory Milanes for our Slam X HUF collection. Shoot & Edit: Mark Jackson
Slam team riders Lucien Clarke and Rory Milanes top 'n tail the latest edit from Palace
Kyle Wilson Rat Signal. Shoot & Edit: Austin Bristow