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…Continue reading “The New Forest : Wild Skate”
The UKSSA (UK Slalom Skateboarding Association) posted this tribute to our friend Michael Stride and we would like to share it here. Continue reading
Rocky Poole, who many of you will remember for her column in Longboarder Magazine, catches up with us from down under.Continue reading “Rocky’s Australian Adventure”
Mad Magazine published this very humourous piece of work in their #200 issue back in July 1978; written by Tom Koch & illustrated by Don Martin with apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner“. It’s worth sharing here, if only as an archive. Enjoy the read.Continue reading “The Rime of the Modern Skateboarder”
Before Tony Gale set off on this year’s freestyle skate tour, we tried to catch up with him to hear more Offset Skate Supply. Now he is back, and got his feet up, we’d like to share his story:Continue reading “Offset Skate Supply”
Our illustrious reporter, Robbie Stevens, gives us the lowdown on this year’s edition of Hogtoberfest!Continue reading “Hogtoberfest 2019”
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.Continue reading “Ireland Joins the LGC Worldwide Family”
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.Continue reading “Drift to the Hill”
Harewood Speed Hillclimb, probably unheard of for most of the skate community up until recently, but thanks to Gravity Bike rider, Stef Cree, it looks like the UKDH community have another awesome hill to ride! LJ and Stef tell us more:Continue reading “Attack the Track”
We hear from LJ Leme, that old man of the hill, and his experience at the 3rd King of Huku event in Dublin, Ireland earlier this year.Continue reading “Old Man LJ in Dublin for King of Huku”
When I conjured up the idea to host an outlaw race league, I was in the pub. I thought that just getting 5 riders in the league would be a rip-roaring success. Ryan Boroughs tells us more…Continue reading “King of the Norf Side”
Pearse gained his first International Downhill Federiation (IDF) podium with 3rd place at this year’s Transylvania Downhill’s event, Pasul Vulcan IDF World Cup 2019. Our new Media Editor, Ethan, just had to give him a call to share congrats and get his thoughts.Continue reading “Tuck of the Irish – Pearse D’Arcy”
Downhill longboarding and Streetluge are among the gravity sports which are rarely in the limelight. We hope this will change as a result of the World Skate / World Roller Games 2019, to be held in Barcelona in July. We interviewed those put forward .Continue reading “UK & Ireland represents at World Roller Games 2019, Barcelona”
A beautifully shot video of probably the best longboard dance competition in the world!Continue reading “So.. Linden Nieto Wins SYCLD Video Competition”
Street League Skateboarding (SLS) returned to London a few weekends ago, with the Copperbox Arena at the Olympic Park hosting both women’s and men’s events spread over the two days. Kev Hurdle and Linden Nieto got up close to share the action.Continue reading “SLS London 2019 – Street League Skateboarding Returns”
The Skate Hog Hill year kicked off with The Crackling a few weekends back. Robbie Stevens and Jason Woodall share their stories.Continue reading “Skate Hog Hill #1 : The Crackling”
So.. You Can Longboard Dance 2019, the World Championship for longboard freestyle dance, saw one of the largest UK crew attendances, representing for Britain as well as their own countries.Continue reading “So.. The UK goes Dutch”
Sabina Edwards shares her experience of this year’s Volpaia Race 2019 in the beautiful Chianti region of Italy. We also take the opportunity to hear from Stef Cree and Zack Leader of 3223 Racing about Gravity Bike racing and the World Championship.
Pro freestyle skateboarder and Moonshiner, Denham Hill, gives us the lowdown on Moonshine Skateboards, the company behind the Moonshine FREEstyle team and how he came to be part of the team.
World’s first skate and beer company become official partner of World Skate / SLS World Series Tour event in LondonContinue reading “Hop King Announced as Official Partner of SLS London World Tour Series”
Changes are a-foot. The Skate Hog Hill team asked and listened. Read on for the race format changes being introduced for this year’s events, starting with The Crackling.Continue reading “Skate Hog Introduces Beginner Friendly Races”
We’re pleased to announce that Pushing Boarders will be happening again this year — in Malmö, Sweden.Continue reading “Pushing Boarders returns to continuing the conversation”
On April 20th and 21st the 7th edition of the world championships Longboard dancing and freestyle ‘So.. You Can Longboard Dance?’ is held at the ‘Klokgebouw’ in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.Continue reading “World Championship Longboard Dancing and Freestyle in the Netherlands”
Peakenders, the story of a bunch of random people not in a pub … or London…
The divide between North and South of England has been debated by people for many years, don’t really know why!Continue reading “The Peakender”
Holiday in Portugal and learn to longboard dance? If that sound good to you then Longboarding Days & Nights has everything you need. Here is what they have to offer.
The last event on the BDSL calendar, Skate to Escape’s annual event, Double Trouble, has become a weekend in Cumbria not to be missed. This year, Aaron Skippings shares his story and we also hear from first-timer, Kinga Rumin. Continue reading “Skate to Escape wraps up 2018 with some Double Trouble”
After a successful Tregaron Freeride race Brianne Collective brought us the fastest event of the BDSL calendar. A fast straight-away with a technical chicane means tight racing is guaranteed. Continue reading “Bleek Race 2018”
Early August saw this year’s Bo Peep event; a National race on the BDSL calendar. All and sundry turned out for what became an awesome weekend of downhill malarkies, a dip in the sea and more downhil marlarkies. Here it all is in pix n vids. Continue reading “Bo Peep and a bit o’ Beachy – Weekend of Skate in the South Downs”
We’ve seen the Street Sledge at a couple of events, we’ve seen the Facebook posts and a few videos, now the Sledge is on the shelves and ready for its customers. But what’s it all about? Bodhi tells all.
Our new series ‘Crew Review‘ kicks of with the South Down Shredders. Our ‘Crew Directory‘ already lists many of the crews, teams and groups in the UK and we hope to expand this resource with regular updates from each crews. Let us know if you’d like your group featured! Continue reading
So, maybe not quite so wild, with Storm Dennis about to hit, it’s fair to get to safety in a B&B methinks! Looks like the ride was pretty awesome though!
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 🙂
Lookback Longboards began its journey over 2 years ago in Southsea, Portsmouth and was founded by Jacob Kennard and Xavier Stow, with camera and editing support from Jethro Large and Will Brewster.
Here are some pics of Plymouth and Thailand
Originally set up in Portsmouth, Lookback Longboards have branched out to the South West of England with some crew members residing in Plymouth. They are big fans of longboard freestyle and try to skate in locations far and wide, from the UK to Barcelona to South East Asia.
Lookback Longboards been skating for the past 8 years or so, starting with downhill but eventually finding a love for longboarding freestyle and dancing and plan to run freestyle events this year in the UK so keep an eye on their social media to be a part of it!
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!
Featuring this edit from the Streetluge category at this year’s World Skate Games in Barcelona. Especially love seeing Loreline Pastor (Fr) and Elchje Minnie (Bel) commenting on the need for a women’s category, which we understand is well on it’s way to happening – at least with the IDF (International Downhill Federation). We look forward to sharing more from both the women and men who take things lying down 🙂
YUMM – (Official Music Video) – gürlYUMM – (Official Music Video) – gürl
Starring Giulia Alfeo and Antonine Champetier. Follow them on Instagram at @giulia.alfeo and @antonine_ch
Directed by Conner Foley and Alex Millichamp
Producers: Joshua Dalton, Jonny Turner, Seb Pelter
Starring Giulia Alfeo and Antonine Champetier
Music and lyrics by gürl
Mixed and mastered by Drew Barnicoat
Special thanks to Lisa Turner
Starting with the landscape, follow the Slide Perfect crew as they share the chaos, the locals and the gear on this superby shot edit of their Gran Canaria holiday. This has to be one of the best downhill skate videos this year!