Sony PlayStation’s Extreme British Championships – November 1995

Words by: Matt King

Photo Contribution: Dave Kollasch

The Extreme Championships at Radlands was my 1st competition and the first time seeing good skaters from outside my friends circle. It had a ‘Hoax 2’ feel about it, having skaters from different towns across the country with such varied styles. None of us had much exposure back then to see how each other skated (other than the odd picture) so it was great to finally see what everyone was doing. I was not strong on grinds back then so was doing tricks from ‘Air Attack’ (Quad movie) that were unique.

This was the comp that made British skating in a way, I remember being amazed that so many other people did my sport which at the time appeared to be tiny and niche, so seeing that many people skating at such a high level truly shocked me.

   

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Senate C-Notes & Bribes -1995

Following on from the previous anti-rocker retrospective article, we now delve into the second generation release of the Senate C-notes Bribes from 1995.

With its predecessor coming shrink wrapped, this new Senate ’95 line introduced their premier packaging design, featuring the iconic ‘Super S’ & ‘Sinner’ logos.

This was the start of the ‘angry youth’ image that depicted the mid 90’s and elevated Senate into the limelight with their edgy marketing campaigns.

The first ‘Super S’ advert stated ROLLER BLADING IS DEAD. Reintroducing Senate; A new company. An angry company. A super company.’  This rule breaking approach of satanic and destructive imagery soon became the norm.  Angry youth had become the mainstream.

‘Be part of the revolution. Get Angry. Get Senate’

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