Terribleco is all about Coventry Skateboarding. Ade the Terrible and Richard "Rosko" Chambers brought it to life in the summer of 2003, and since then Ade has continued to expand it into what you see here on this site.
We focus on mainly two things; skateboarding films and collecting all of the stuff that happens from Coventry's skateboarders, and showing it in a single place. The reason we do this is because from day one, Terribleco's been about making sure Coventry's skate scene is represented. Sometimes the Warwickshire area can be overlooked in the skateboarding industry, so it's important that Coventry, as a major city, makes itself known for the vast array of talented skateboarders that can be found here. There's more to this place than a bombed cathedral and a sports centre that looks like a robotic elephant.
Other than videos and this blog, Terribleco has put itself forward to work with local councils and youths to try and improve skateparks in the Warwickshire area. This stage of our work has only begun to really take off - we've worked hard to organise projects such as the extension of Coventry's most popular skatepark (Covpark), and consulted and advised young skaters to help gain a plaza extension for Kenilworth skatepark. With these projects moving forward, we're hoping to try and help local councils understand the benefit and necessity for skateparks that provide what skateboarders really want.
On top of all of this, we arrange competitions online and in real life (such as the annual Covpark Combat, which has had support from Vans Shoes, Shut up and Skate, Ride skateshop and Coventry University's Skate Society), produce clothing and DVD's of our films, and organise summer road trips so that local skaters get to see the rest of the country and integrate themselves with the rest of the UK skate scene!
Not bad for an idea created by two idiots who do daft tricks.
Dudes who do stuff: Ade The Terrible
El Capitan, videographer and graphic designer Emily Martin
First Mate, Organiser of Events and Council connections Chris Mander
Insane Ramblings, videos and art Lucas Healey
Video monkey & Instagram Geek
Honourable Mentions (past contributors who still contribute from time to time);
Alex McGhie - Photos & Videos
Tom Illsley - Photos & Videos
Martin Orton - Videos
Ryan Bradley - Photos
Garry Jones - Photos
Also, look at these; Ride
Coventry's ONLY skater ran skateshop.
Totally homegrown DIY board company. All about building bowls and thrashing out.
Board company ran by Tom Sly, who have supported Terribleco's events and actions for many years!