The School of RAD was pretty RAD, and here’s why…
At 11am on Sunday 27th July, the morning of The School of RAD, Cardiff Skate park Spit & Sawdust was prepped and ready to recieve young rippers, ready to learn and ride with the Gewfy riders.
On deck for the day were Colonel Rad Katchi, Professor Lewys Radkins, & Drill Sgts. Mitch Hefferad & Meg Rad-Cook, who between them took on the task of imparting the wisdom of the wood to the 17 mini-rippers who turned up with their respective parents to learn a trick or two, and help save a life, all overseen by Gewfy’s own Radmiral D.
The session that followed was just awesome – a group of young dudes learning how to better their ollies with Dan Katchi, Mich Heffernan teaching a group of mini-people about how to use their centre of gravity to help with their balance on the flat-banks, Lewys Watkins helping a young ripper to gain a little confidence at speed down the banks, and Meg Cook stepping up to help a really young lady-ripper learn to ride and turn her board – amongst a million other things.
Its a cool equasion – mini rippers learning + big rippers teaching ÷ skateboards = smiley happy people.
Everyone finished the session sweaty, smiley and full of stoke from learning their new tricks.
Next up, a little summink for the Parents – the RAD Dad Slam Jam! It started slowly…at first, with many excuses arising. But then, one by one, the adults couldn’t resist – many giving in and obtaining suitable footwear from the car, begging or borrowing a skate, and furtively wobbling their way out in to the flats. This was a 20 minute session of laughs, uncontrolled lunging, and out of control skateboards on a solo mission to Mars thanks to the fine transitions at Spit & Sawdust.
We crowned the winner of the inaugural Gewfy Industries Rad Dad 2014 award – so we’ll done Dan Pearce, make sure you’re back to defend your title next time round.
Gewfy Industries, Spit & Sawdust, City Surf & Filtrate Eyewear all want thank the mini-rippers and their parents for coming down and helping raise some money, and making it such a good day. Everyone finished smiling, and the Childrens Heart Investigation Unit got a donation to help them continue to save lives…that’s why the School of RAD was so RAD.
And to topit all off, here are some moving images of the School of RAD.