Mark Baines – Mixed Media
Here’s a section from Blueprint’s Mixed Media from 1996, featuring Mark Baines. I’ve got this video at home and watched it religiously when I first got it. Blueprint are a British based skate team and this video (their first) was all filmed in the UK with UK skaters (as far as I remember anyway). I’ve seen Baines skating up close, at the Yorkshire playhouse in Leeds where he was as tech as you like and awe inspiring to watch.
Whereas the Flip lads had moved to LA and were enjoying the Sunshine, these boys were still here, skating the same spots as everyone else. That was the other great thing about Blueprint, occasionally you’d be out having a skate, minding your own business and you’d bump into pro’s skating the same places. That was always a treat.