So…You Can Longboard Dance?

Thrill Magazine has come on board amongst a whole realm of sponsors in support of So… You Can Longboard Dance? World Cup 2018 event in Eindhoven on April 21/22nd. Bianca Kersten, the brains behind this incredible event, gives us an insight into the history, preparation and future focus of the event. Thrill: Tell us how

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The Rookie by Ian Storer

The Rookie

I always loved the sentiments of that old Robert Redford movie The Natural – and though it was about baseball – I like that vibe of a latent gift, of a sporting talent taken to its full potential; but as I put waffle sole to grip tape for the first time I quickly realise I

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A New Boundary: Pasul Vulcan by DEVAstation Longboard Crew – 9th-13th July 2018

Just one week after the twists and turns of the Straja track comes 2 events made to test the intermediates and advanced riders to a boundary never before seen in Europe. Pasul Vulcan is situated in the same mountain range as Straja, but rather than winding its way down, this hill sends you down like

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WoodWings Camp 2018

Longboard, freeboard and drift bike camp held in the French Alps for 8 days each summer. Whether you are completely sold on longboarding or have just taken your first baby steps, want to feel confident cruising along or at speed on the hills, want to throw down some big slides or freestyle dance in style. How about giving the drift trikes

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Speedy Dracula: DEVAstation Longboard Crew’s Straja 2018 – 24th-29th June

Romania is a nation of many unique features and incredible accomplishments. The architecture of Bucharest, the romance of the Black Sea and the never-ending pock-marking of castles make the multi-talented nation a haven for history gurus and 15th-century vampire hunters. However, in the last 3 years there has been an added draw. With the fall

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Handmade in the UK : Frosties Longboards

It is not unusual for the surf and skate communities to cross over.  I had seen these beautiful Frosties Longboards displayed in the Surf Trippers group and made a note to contact their creator, Simon Willis, to find out more when he beat me to it and dropped a line through to Thrill Magazine! Living

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Velefique International Freeride 2017

or Zen and the Art of Skateboarding – Jed Chapman brings us his tale of skate at last year’s VIF17 … “Having gotten to know Lew, Hermione and Frand (Skate to Escape) over the last three years I spent at university in the icy north-west, their love for the endless hairpins and baking heat of Velefique

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Double Trouble – UKDH at it’s Seasonal Best

Once again the unit that is Skate to Escape (featured blog on our site) did not fail the UKDH community when organising this weekend of skate. Take a look at this great edit from Alfie Marsh of Longboard Scotland:   It’s a long haul up to Cumbria for those of us down South but a

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Pete Connolly – No One Faster!

Peter Connolly (R) and Aaron Skippings (L) - photo: Emily Pross

The UK’s Pete Connolly is now the fastest guy on a skateboard – 91.17mph (146.73kph) and new Guinness World Record holder after completing this year’s L’Ultime Descente in Canada. We also hear from L’Ultime Decente first-timers Aaron Skippings, who reached just over 78mph (126.16kph) and Kami San (listen to our interview), who reached  76mph (123.85kph).