After four years of slumber, the Dragon was awoken. Will Stephenson’s Ride the Dragon Freeride, Race and Taster Day stirred up a weekend of spills and thrills and a fair amount ofgnar.Continue reading “The Return of the Dragon”
Many university students use their interest in and passion for longboarding or skateboarding as the basis for their assignments. Kayly did just this with “Missing: London’s Female Skateboarders” and has produced a very engaging piece – worth taking a look. Continue reading
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 have no such near-magical skating talent.Continue reading “The Rookie by Ian Storer”
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 a go? Want to try it all?
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 only 20 minutes down the road, I hopped across to check out what Frosties Longboards had to offer.Continue reading “Handmade in the UK : Frosties Longboards”
‘Ride the Dragon’, a longboarding event held on a super gnarly uphill car climb circuit in Pontrhydfendigaid, Wales was hosted by Dangerous Decks and 2014’s event was certainly one to remember. If the first one wasn’t gnarly enough already, the track boasted a few more corners than previously, with significantly more gradient and twice as much gnar. The track is truly brutal; on your body, your mind and your gear. Only us eccentric Brits would take on such a challenge. The video says it all really. Carnage!Continue reading “Dangerous Decks: Ride The Dragon 2014”
London Longboards is the biggest longboard crew in the UK. Daniel Baker recently made a mini-movie showcasing some of the lads in the group. With Downhill, Dance, Freeride, Street, Tech and Freestyle the Longboard Movie is full of talent from start to end.Continue reading “Video : ‘Steezy’ by Daniel Baker”