Fiasco Skateboarding has gone through many phases:
The name was originally created in 2005 as ‘Fiasco Skate Team’, when a group of 5 of us in our early teens made short videos on a Hi-8 Sony Camcorder. This was before the days of YouTube, and well before the days of Facebook. We simply did it for the fun, but after a catalogue of videos started forming, and some of us started getting broadband, we decided to create a website to upload our videos and share them with friends. Fiasco then took many different shapes, had many different websites, and evolved from a ‘Skate Team’ in 2005, to a personal blog by skateboarder and video-maker Max Palmer (me), in 2009.
I kept the blog running with regular posts and original video clips created from sessions down the local, to road trips around the country. We skated every day and content came with no effort whatsoever.
I then went to uni, which is when Fiasco Skateboarding started going downhill. A lack of skateboarding friends and an abundance of cheap alcohol turned Fiasco Skateboarding into a personal blog of my fresher year at uni. I soon lost interest in posting about drunken antics, and wondered why anyone would even care – it was a skateboarding blog after all!
I then stopped posting on Fiasco, and created my portfolio website (max-palmer.com) in 2012. As I wasn’t making skateboarding videos anymore, this is where I would post all the videos I made as a freelancer. I then tried to re-launch Fiasco at the start of 2013 as a ‘Southern UK Scene Blog’, with the hope of gaining contributors from all around the South to post local news, photos and videos, with the aim of creating a ‘one-stop’ website for the Southern UK Skateboard scene. Unfortunately due to a lack of interest this never took off as I would have hoped.
So, Fiasco Skateboarding 2014…
After graduating from uni in Summer 2013, I left England to go travelling. Now that I have the freedom, and lack of distractions that uni once placed upon me, I have realised that I definitely want to start skateboarding and making skate videos again.
I’m hoping to get myself into a situation (not in the UK) where I can regularly skate and film again. In which case, Fiasco Skateboarding will be re-launched. There are already a few things in the pipeline, so watch this space…