Any skater who knows their stuff or is close to the Ipswich area has heard of Jon Minta and will know him best for his sections on the old Hoax Skate Shop videos in 2003 & 2004 "Before Capture" & "Outlines" as both parts were nothing short of outstanding.
If you were wondering where he has been over the past few years, he unfortunately suffered a bad knee injury a while ago resulting in a operation on his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). After many months of physio therapy and gradually skating more, he is now without a doubt back on it!
Early in the spring just gone, a new skate spot in Ipswich was discovered. So I headed there for a sesh with a few of the boys and oh my, it was a skate to remember.
Here is a photo i got of Jon Minta with a beaut of a switch hardflip from that session. This is one of the first tricks to be done here, start as you mean to go on i guess?!!
Oh yeah, and just to boot he did it fourth try...Go Minta!