Lockdown Stories #2

Once again, we thank all of you who kindly contributed your skate stories for this episode of Lockdown Stories.

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Snappy Sheepy by LJ Leme

Intrepid rider, LJ, writes “So, it’s 2020, the year of crazy. After months of lockdown, no events, no meet ups, no traveling to places such as Wales, where all the best gems are (#WalesistheonlyhillinEngland), the much anticipated announcement finally came to open the doors – and even though things had to be postponed by a week – the season is reopened.

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Col de la Sheepy : NYSB#2 by Samian Trollope

With lockdown unwinding, albeit slowly, some of the UKDH skate community got into Wales for a much awaited event. For many, making the journey is as much part of the experience as the ride itself! Thanks to Sam for sharing his experience.

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Lockdown Stories #1

Can’t believe it’s August! What’s been happening through lockdown then? Quite a lot by all accounts. Some of our readers have shared their stories with us, so we are making a short series – or a long series, who knows:

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The New Forest : Wild Skate

Tom Gee and Alasdair Gorniak, the guys who bring you Distance Longboarding UK, shared with us their wild skate across the South Downs and now bring you Round 2 : The New Forest. Tom tells us more about their trip, including all their kit and caboodle…

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Ireland Joins the LGC Worldwide Family

Longboard Girls Crew has arrived in Ireland! Wahoooo! We asked the new Ireland LGC Ambassador, Isabella Motta, to share how it all came about and what we can expect to see from the crew in the future.

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Drift to the Hill

The Drift to the Centre crew met up with the legendary skater and Tech Slide pioneer Mark Short at Castle Hill on Friday the 13th this month in Falmouth. Team rider Richard Travers tells us more.

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Video : Woolfwomen (The Trailer)

Jenny Schauerte is known by many of us here in the UK and we continue to follow her adventures. Check out the trailer for her soon to be released film.

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Video : Downhiller by Dilly-Yo! Ft. Full Cask

This excellent music video really caught our imagination. You’ve no doubt all seen and heard it, so we thought we’d gather a bit of background story and see what’s in the pipeline for the future.

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Video : Rom Boys – 40 Years of Rad

“It’s one of the world’s oldest and most unique skateparks, but following a devastating tragedy, it’s financially on it’s knees. Meet the park’s skaters, BMXers and street artists, who against all the odds, are fighting to keep the park alive for the next generation. Welcome to London’s Dogtown.

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Video : ‘Skateart’ by Skateart

Welcome to SkateArt

SkateArt combines passion for skating and art by curating works from some very talented artists and bringing them to you. Not only do these boards look great on your walls, you can also add griptape, trucks and wheels as their boards are 100% skate-able.

Check out the video and the various artist collections to find the perfect piece for your wall. In the meantime, we will get the lowdown on who is behind this cool venture and bring you the deets soon! Stay tuned 🙂

Wild Skate : Brighton to Haslemere

When this video dropped into our mail box we decided it would be cool to create a Wild Skate series covering long distance pushing adventures by UK riders here in Britain and abroad. Alasdair and Tom journey across the South Downs – one of the UK’s more obscure but incredible national parks – in a 3 day epic longboarding adventure,  carrying all they need on their backs and pushing as their own means of travel; safe to say, it did not disappoint!

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