Monday 28 December 2009

Thursday 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Ripall distribution and Santa´s little helpers wish you a merry Christmas and a happy recession 2010.

Last footage 2009 !

Monday 14 December 2009

Why the micro ramp is not finished yet

Some of those little friends heard about it and moved under the ramp.
I'm telling them at the moment that under 18 can't skate without parents permission

Sunday 13 December 2009

Tuesday 1 December 2009

A miniramp story

Aaron rocks the wall

This miniramp has been in three different places and after several fruitless attempts to beat the weather we decided to give it a good home for Xmas.

second place

third place

vain attempt

Hopefully Santa will be generous and surface it for us.

back home for good

More pics coming at some stage

Support the cause

Monday 30 November 2009

Piracy is good

Download Nomad and Antiz videos



Friday 27 November 2009

Unit 13 expedition

Tuesday morning. The usual factors had yet again reared their ugly head; the rain, (lack of) money and time. Sitting at Maxol at nine in the morning with the rain already pelting down on the windows wasn't the greatest outset and on top of that we were faced with the dilemma of financing the cost of 13 hours of petrol between the four of us. It could have all ended abruptly with a modest 'let's just leave it.' It was Luke's reminder of the merits of slasher grinds that swayed our decision.
Smurph face

When we eventually arrived at the park we were solemnly met by closed doors, darkness and you guessed it - more rain. We waited like children counting down the days to Santa for six o'clock to arrive and when it did we literally sprinted towards the park knowing full well we could be the only skater's in Ireland getting a skate for the night. Inside the door we were greeted by the almost perfect mini-ramp.

Sam ollie to fakie

Knowing full well that we had four hours to skate Ireland's only indoor skatepark we all sessioned the park to it's fullest. I could bore you with trivial details of Luke getting a rock n' roll first go on the mammoth quarter pipe or Sam's endless back crail stall's on the mini-ramp. But I think that all goes without saying.

Sam crail to fakie

The drive home from Belfast was simply awful. We all spent the night trying aimlessly to keep awake. At points on that drive home I'm sure we all would have traded everyhting for a sleep on a bed. Most people we told seemed to think we were insane for travelling so far in one day's skate. It's only when you return to the norm that you think how it was all worth it. It sounds really clichéd writing this but I really don't think it can be finished any other way.
Go travelling with your friends and bring your skateboard. There's really nothing better.

Luke attempting back noseblunt


Words by Smurph.

New nomad boards got home

Happy Friday

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Happy Birthday Shane

Richard Gilligan Exhibition footage

A short video documenting Richards Gilligan,s `Timeline` exhibition. `Timeline` is an exhibition of documentary photographs about skateboarding in Ireland by Richard Gilligan. The video shows the set up and opening night of the show including a purpose built mini ramp being ripped by Irelands best. Enjoy!

made in NOB

Monday 9 November 2009

Session at Brian's

Brian's mini tribute
Rip in peace

Sam , Luke , Timmy , Shane , Barry , Charles ,Jose , Brian & friend

Friday 30 October 2009

Sorry for lateness I think I got the spanish birdie swine flu, out of order for a while.

Dublin connection


Monday 19 October 2009

Thursday 8 October 2009

Happy whatever

Long time no see

I´m going on holidays so here you have your happy fridays picture

RedBull Manny mania

Red Bull Manny Mania rolls into Mardyke Walk, Skate Park, Saturday 10th of October at 1.00pm and anyone with a skate board is invited to come along and take part. Red Bull Pro Skater Keith Walsh will be looking to find Cork’s top “manual” skater to take part in the Red Bull Manny Mania Grand Final in London on Saturday, 28th November.

The winner from each tour stop will represent Ireland at the finals in London.

There is no need to register, the free event is open to everyone to come along and skate or simply enjoy the board action.

For more information log on to

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Eastpack Hobo Tour

Bram De Cleen

Bram, collaborator of Hobo Erectus is putting together a part for Nomad skateboards
Some footage so far:

BRAM DE CLEEN"S NEW VIDEO CLIP from Nomad skateboards on Vimeo.

Sunday 27 September 2009


supporting Irish skateboarders since 1947

Antiz Skateboards

Check Julian Furones and the rest of the Etnies team at the Etnies Recognition tour

Friday 25 September 2009

How to Attract a Skater

"How to Attract a Skater" from this incredible webpage :
They have some brilliant articles as "How to know if a guy likes you" and "How to lose a guy in 10 txt"


  1. If you're a huge skater, you got this one down perfectly. If not, see below:
  2. Try and seem interested in what he loves. Smile and say 'awesome' or 'cool' when he does something really impressive. He is not doing these to impress you though, so don't overdo it. Try it casual--Be friendly and flirty.
  3. Ask questions, it will show him that you're interested and really care about his passions. He should always feel like you support what he does. Maybe he will learn to do the same for you.
  4. Be brave, guys like confidence! Ask him to show you how to stand on a skate board or how to go. Remind him you're a beginner and don't want to do any advanced things. Skateboarding is a really creative hobby, and he will be proud when you get good! (Make him hold you while you're trying to stand, guys like that.)
  5. Make sure the guy you like is really worth it. You should like him for his personality, not just the way he skates. Get to know the guy behind the board, outside of the skate park. Ask him about himself, and not just his skating. Otherwise he may think you're not as interested.
  6. If he hasn't seemed to notice you, you should maybe try complimenting him on the way he skateboards or watching him quite often and smiling whenever he does a cool trick. Laugh and be approachable, he'll come to you.
  7. If you know how to skateboard, do some tricks in front of him. This might get him interested in you. If you're really good, impress him, but be modest about it.
  8. Try getting to know some of his friends, that way they can introduce you to him. Show your interest in skateboarding, and one of his friends is bound to notice.
  9. Don't lie about your skater skills, ever. If you say you can, and you really can't, he'll think you're a poser. Be yourself, and not a sk8r wannabe.
  10. If he still hasn't noticed you, he probably just isn't interested. You can't catch the attention of every guy.


  • Smile, be curious in what he does. This will help.
  • Listen, pay attention. Always.
  • Be nice. A lot of skaters like tomboy-ish girls, but this doesn't mean you should tell him he sucks. Common sense.
  • ALWAYS be yourself. This is very important. Don't change who you are for a guy. It will backfire in the end.
  • If you ever fall or screw up a trick, just laugh. No big deal.


  • Don't be annoying and smother him with compliments and questions. Remember to be casual about it.
  • Don't criticize his hobby. Tease him lightly if you want, but don't try to change who he is, because it'll never work.
  • Never be clingy! If he's going to skate with the guys, don't intervene or try to go with him. It's important for him to just hang with just them sometimes. You're his girl and he's gonna spend time with you, but you aren't one of the guys.
  • If he's an arrogant jerk, he's not worth it, ever.
  • Watch our for skater-players!

spotted by Rafter

The world is soooo wrong...

Thursday 24 September 2009

Football fans

this guy is really taking the piss

Go skateboarding instead

Friday 18 September 2009

Cork ledges are gone

Now it´s just a crackheads spot

And they even get away...