I was looking for some old skate photos for Manual Magazine’s 15th birthday celebration issue and stumbled across this disc of scans from sometime in 2003. Matt Whitaker and I had driven up to Wanganui to rendezvous with his newest signing, a young Sam Blenkinsop. Also around for the day was then Wide Open co-owner John Kirkcaldie and team rider Glenn Hayden. I can’t remember if Wyn and Eddie were riding for Matt, but they feature all the same. Click on any of the below images to take you to the full gallery (just use your arrow keys to change images).

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