Skate to Escape wraps up 2018 with some Double Trouble

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. 

Bleek Race 2018

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. 

Bo Peep and a bit o’ Beachy – Weekend of Skate in the South Downs

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.

Event Report : Velefique International Freeride 2018

“Man that hurt! Suppose it’s a good opportunity to sit down and write up about the event whilst I keep my swollen knees elevated.” Well, we appreciate that, Michael, and hope you heal fast. Velefique International Downhill 2018 report by Michael DB Levy.

Street Sledge is Here!

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.

Crew Review : South Down Shredders

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

Bela Joyride 2018 by Kev Hurdle

A UK crew ventured out to Bela Joyride this year, set in the Austrian forested foothills of the Alps right on the border with Slovenia. Bela is well known for being a chilled, social, well-attended event in the downhill freeride calendar. Kev Hurdle tells us about his experience there this year.

Brighton’s Battle of the Boards 2018

Joe Williams, wordsmith and freestyle dancer extraordinaire, team rider for Smile Longboards and Skate Hog Hill crew member, shares his thoughts on this year’s Brighton’s Battle of the Boards.

Tregaron Freeride 2018

Once again the Brianne Collective did us all proud at this year’s Tregaron Freeride and we saw some of the best in UK’s downhill skateboarding, luge and even turtle and trike! This year’s event also counted as a National Race in the BDSL calendar. Some great photos of the Tregaron event by Kev Hurdle are featured.

Rom Boys – 40 Years of Rad – The Movie

Being part of the skate community means a helluva lot. Those who were part of that community as youngsters are now part of the history, looking back to wonderous memories whilst those who, like myself, joined in later years, can only look back and wonder at those very skaters. The future belongs to us all,

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Street League comes to London

Thrill Magazine was granted a media pass and photographer Kev Hurdle got up close & personal when this most prestigious skateboarding competition made its London debut; a major coup for London, as SLS and World Skate prepare street skateboarding for its inaugural appearance in the Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020.

So … You Can Lose Yourself by Joe Williams

Greetings groovy rollers and riders, I have just returned from a gathering of the world’s finest flatland, freestyle dancers on this great marble. So… You Can Longboard Dance in Eindhoven, Holland, after its 6th cycle, has earned the title as the World Cup of flatland longboarding.

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.

The Rookie by Ian Storer

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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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

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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.

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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Pete Connolly – No One Faster!

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).  Photo: Emily Pross