Edd Hawkes

The ramblings of an ex-pro unicyclist

Fuzzy Hall – Jaybird

The same month I was born, Fuzzy Hall was on the cover of BMX Action magazine.

Fuzzy was a hero for me during my early teens. I took massive inspiration from him when I first started trying to do jumps on my BMX bike. I always like seeing riding footage from him, new or old. He must be getting on a bit now but he still rips on a bike. I saw this great little short last night and I knew before I even pressed play that I’d be writing this.

I do sometimes ever wonder if there’ll be a point when I can no longer ride, but it’s hearing people like Tim talk about it that eases my fears. Check it out, short but sweet.

Parys Mountain – Mountain Unicycling Video

I’m really excited about releasing this video, but not because of the amazing location or the fact we shot it with a drone.

I’m actually fairly disappointed with how the video has come out. I didn’t get enough non-drone footage for a proper video, so it’s a little heavy on drone shots. Don’t get me wrong, I think they look good, but I think they should only be used to establish a scene and to capture epic lines. Every shot just gets boring and devalues them. I also had a problem with the GoPro footage from one of the drones, so some of the shots have a strange interlacing problem that I couldn’t solve. Very annoying, I hate putting out stuff that has things like this.

The thing I am really excited about is the music. This is my first video where the music is properly licensed and not just through a royalty free site like I went direct to the label and negotiated a license to use the track. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but I didn’t think any record label would entertain me.

Aside from all that, it was a great day riding/shooting in a unique location. It genuinely felt like we were in the dessert rather than in Wales. It wouldn’t be out of place if you saw some of the Red Bull Rampage riders there. Some of the lines were ridiculous but amazing fun and it tested my riding ability.  So, have a watch and enjoy.

Above & Beyond – Little Something Gig photos


Last night I went to the best gig I’ve ever been to.

I bought tickets to see Above & Beyond for my Sisters birthday, as we’d been to see them earlier in the year and I know she really enjoyed it. Their set at the last gig was going to be hard to beat but last night they absolutely smashed it.

A couple of days ago I found my little crappy point and shoot camera, so I took it along to get some photos. Here are the best ones.IMG_2154 IMG_2146 IMG_2138 IMG_2137 IMG_2136 IMG_2134 IMG_2132 IMG_2129 IMG_2127 IMG_2120 IMG_2111 IMG_2096 IMG_2092 IMG_2088 IMG_2079 IMG_2070 IMG_2060 IMG_2047 IMG_2016

Top Five

Trying to get back into this blogging lark. Here’s my Top Five this week.

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Sydney Pool Services

I’m writing my dissertation about skate videos so recently I’ve been watching absolutely loads of them. I was watching a few episodes of Epicly Later’d today and this popped up in the suggestions.

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Mark Fabian – Viva El Trial

I love trials unicycling, it’s what got me into one wheel in the first place. Unfortunately, you don’t see too many pure trials videos these days, especially from great riders such as Mark. I was extremely please to see this pop up in my newsfeed today.

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Andrew & Laura’s Wedding Photos

One of my oldest and best friends got married yesterday.

He’s the first of my childhood friend group to get hitched, so it felt a bit odd. It was a great day though and I felt privileged to be part of it. Congratulations to you both, I hope you have a long and happy life together.

I was shooting mostly video, so I didn’t take many photos, but here are the few I got.

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Nigel Good – Space Cadet LP

It’s been ages since I posted on my blog. Apologies to any regular readers (Is anyone a regular reader?). I’ve been super busy lately so my motivation to create content in what little spare time I have has been low. It was also starting to feel a little stale, so I’ve updated it! I don’t know how often I’ll be posting new content, but it looks a lot better now and I’ve changed the theme so it’s easier to browse back through old posts. Go to the homepage and check it out!

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Top Five Tunes

I watched a programme about the 90s the other night and it made me want to do a 90s Top Five. I started trying to choose tracks but there was just too much great music in the 90s to choose just five, so I abandoned that plan. I’ve been listening to loads of 90s music this week as a result and I’ve chucked a couple of random ones in here. Continue reading “Top Five Tunes”

To Scale: The Solar System

For some reason, I’ve always loved the vastness of space and how absolutely massive the figures are when talking about it. I actually like how insignificant it makes me feel. It never really occurred to me that a lot of the pictures you see of the solar system aren’t to scale. I saw this short come up on Vimeo staff picks this morning, it’s a lovely piece of film making and well worth a watch.

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