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Dunk hittin a Unity during the UKFSW Trip to Leicester, July '04
Dunk hittin a Unity during the UKFSW Trip to Leicester, July '04

Photographer: Mart
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Nov 19, 2004 broox

we've needed a soap picture.

Nov 19, 2004 broox

and a sick one at that.

Nov 19, 2004 aaron

me likey aloty

Nov 19, 2004 Mart

I realised shortly after I uploaded this that it was Louis who took this photo, not me since I was filming The colours are sketchy since I had to do alot to this in order to make Dunk visible, so that's why it looks all washed out

Nov 19, 2004 dunk

Super-mart! In two places at once.

Nov 19, 2004 Paul

Nice!I remember that it was sick. It was an awsome day aswell.

Nov 19, 2004 geeoff

how much longer is that rail? it looks sicky cool trick you don't see unity's on soaps very often.

Nov 20, 2004 Mark

Soapers arent extreme? The third day that i had mine i manage to smeg up my knee and had to see a physio, forturnately i was working in a hospital at the time so i got in quick, good ol NHS!

Nov 20, 2004 Mark

Oh yeah damn that some good skills!

Nov 20, 2004 aaron

i goto physio 2-3 times a week for my arm. i love physio though so its all good. this would be week 5(ish) of being injured.

Nov 20, 2004 humain

he doesnt seem to have balance... his feet are too close. Gab

Nov 20, 2004 Mark

physio wasnt all that but the lady doing it certainly was! She was somewhat amused by the concept of soap shoes but told me to act my age cheeky bird!

Nov 20, 2004 AleX

soaping takes balls no doubt, jumping and sliding down any handrail with criss crossed feet is defianately classified as extreme in my books. go hate somewhere else

Nov 20, 2004 Mart

His feet appear close together because of the fucking angle, Gab. I have my feet a lot closer together than that when I unity and my balance is fine every single time

Nov 20, 2004 Fat_people_suck

that doesnt take balls, that takes balence

Nov 20, 2004 humain

If you take a look at his legs, you can see that they are pretty close. gab

Nov 20, 2004 aaron

his feet look the right length apart to me too. although the angle does kinda make it look like their closer

Nov 21, 2004 RiteHite

If you do your unitys with your legs closer together than that would be a pretty gay looking unity

Nov 21, 2004 Louis

Gab, shut the fuck up. I can vouch for this grind, it was good. (unlike my camera skills it would appear...)

Nov 21, 2004 GreenBeret

it seems as if u usually have some kind of negative comment for every picture gab. where is some recent media from you?

Nov 21, 2004 Mart

Sorry Gab, were you there? No. Louis and I were, we saw him do this grind, case closed If you look at the picture, you can see light shining between his legs on the top of the rail. Now, either your monitor has a shit resolution, you're blind, or you're being a fucking idiot

Nov 21, 2004 Fat_people_suck

all of the above?

Dec 11, 2004 fordy

you sick little monkey i ain't even seen this shit yet

Dec 11, 2004 fordy

haha and listen to all the UK boys holding it down. at the end of the day, the kid can kick the shit out of anything i put in front of him. hats off.

Oct 26, 2005 fordy

does your sig mean THIS SUMMER? as in SUMMER 06? or the summer we just missed out on/i wasn't informed on.

Mar 9, 2006 broox

you talk about your tall uk rails, psh. that's lower than hell. ...sweet grind though... and sweet rail, haha. actually i have no idea what i'm complaining about. i really want to session that rail - it looks perfect in every way.

Apr 24, 2006 Louis

that rail was awesome. If i remember correctly, id estimate it was at least 40-50feet long. This rail has featured in quite a few inline and skateboarding videos.

May 30, 2006 AnthoFlex

dude....unities are so hard and soo sick

May 30, 2006 AnthoFlex

by the way, look at his legs!! they're soo close together!!! thats hard

May 30, 2006 Mart

They're not s close together as you may think, the angle makes it look that way

May 30, 2006 AnthoFlex

oh yea, ur right....sorry...but unities ARE sick.....i cant do them...i dunno why....they're hard

May 30, 2006 Mart

As with alot of harder tricks, the key is to bend your knees. Easier tricks like UFOs and Royales, you can get away without bending your knees (but they look shit and generally aren't classed as 'proper') but for grinds like unities, bending the knees is the only real way of getting them to work

Having said that, I've seen pictures of unities where the person is bolt upright so it is possible, but I can imagine it makes for a pretty sketchy grind. Plus it looks shit. So if anything, bend your knees for style, and you'll probably find that the trick comes easier to you in the process

May 30, 2006 NatchDan

Holy hell I know exactly where that is. I didn't think Soaps had even been to Leicester. Sweet.

May 31, 2006 dunk

We were there in Summer 2004. Would love to go back, maybe if we sort out the session at Loughborough Uni we could. There was another awesome rail on the other side of the road bridge.

May 31, 2006 Mart

I'm totally up for going back there, this rail was awesome even if it did almost claim my balls

Jul 3, 2006 HARSH

Where is this place? some day I can skate here and show a unity to 180 royal!

Jul 3, 2006 Mart

You mean unity to backside royale; a 180 royale would be a backside farfegnugen

Sep 7, 2006 Luke

Ive just been to this rail. Suck it ladies!

Oct 27, 2006 Soapsman

dude thats awesome sick angle

Oct 27, 2006 SonicSoaper

Yeah, I need to work on Unitys.

Dec 29, 2006 AnthoFlex

that looks like a REALLY awseome fucking rail, you UKFSW guys got it good!

Dec 29, 2006 Slidey

That's perfect size dude. I need to go Leicester SOON!

Dec 29, 2006 SonicSoaper

I remember a few weeks ago I tried doing a unity on my little practice rail. I went about two centimeters and dumped on my elbow. Didn't do any damage but it would've if I hadn't had my hand clutched into a fist.

May 9, 2007 kobansora

I need to find a rail high enough to practice unities. I'm not going to drop the 5 feet required to practice a unity on my p rails lol.

So far I'm getting successful unities on ledges... I'll pic later.

This is cool though :P I wonder how they get their plates so perfectly aligned to the rail.

~JJ

Jun 17, 2007 rhinoskater30

PRACTICE...

Mar 28, 2008 wyattpeterson

fucking dope! very sexi

Jan 20, 2009 wyattpeterson

fuckin beautiful...dooublee sexxxi

Jun 8, 2013 kowalski

Mad skills.

Jun 8, 2013 Relate2Videos

sure were great before they stopped

Jun 8, 2013 zelda

sick

Jan 24, 2015 Waffle

I cant do unities. I fucking cant I dont know why all my friends are unity experts but I simply cant! wonder why!

Jan 25, 2015 mcgrinder2011

I can't do unities either. I can get the positioning just right but upon landing I bail out.

Jan 25, 2015 Waffle

Feel ya bro. My Soaper friend pulls it off with flying colors!

Jan 26, 2015 mcgrinder2011

It sucks not being able to hit unities. Don't get why tho. Royals, Farfs and UFOs are just fine for me.