Author: ThrillMagUK

Moist Christmad

The accidental typo that turned into an accidental description of this video. MAD!

Its nearly Christmas and today it was 15 degrees Celcius in East London. Why that is relevant, nobody knows. Nonetheless, riding in the wet is a great way to get super-creative with your freeriding. Check out Nye & Aidan killing it this Winter! 

 

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Rayne: Future Killer

We were lucky enough to receive this awesome deck from Rayne to review for our latest issue of Thrill Magazine. Since we set it up, rode it and made some modifications of our own, we havent been able to stop riding it. At the end of every session you walk away feeling as though the next session you can push it bigger and faster than you could imagine on any other deck. We are stoked to the hills on this deck, the shape is incredible!
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Killswitch Vs. Future Killer:
 
1. Future Killer is smaller then the Killswitch
K-Rimes is a big guy, with long legs and monster feet.. he needed a big standing platform. The trend is towards narrower boards with shorter wheelbases and riders standing more on top of their trucks… Rayne deliver all of this in the tighter package of the refined Future Killer.
 
2. Future Killer is (a lot) lighter then the Killswitch
Well, if it's going to be smaller, it is for sure lighter, right? Well, the Future Killer is not only lighter because of size, the all new Future Killer also uses Fat Bottom to keep very stiff and rigid at speed, but reducing the weight by removing waste. Light and Stiff = Better for racing and freeriding, as they are more responsive, not to mention easier to carry back up the hill. 
 
3. Future Killer has more flare and less dome then the Killswitch.
The Future Killer gets enhanced, more flared wheel wells for better lock-in and room for larger wheels, a feature from the Baby Killer the #Rayneteam loved that also went into the Avenger this past year. Additionally, we felt the Pleaseure Dome (aka W-Concave) was great when tucking and getting sideways, but not as great for pushing. Graham split the Pleasure Dome into two parts to allows for a flat spot for pushing out front speedboarding and pushing around generally commuting and freeriding. More flare, less dome, pure harmony.

SPECS:
Length – 37.75" 
Width – 9.75" 
Wheelbase – 29" / 29.5" / 30" / 30.5"

FEATURES:
Fat Bottom Construction – Strong and light, thick and juicy, this baby's got back.
Vert-Lam Bamboo Core – Stronger than steel, light like a feather.
Pre-tensioned Triaxial Fibreglass – Adds long life, durability, strength and energy return.
Sharp Edges – Final touch for locked in feet.
Sublimated Artwork – Scratch-resistant ink is tattooed into the deck.
Twin Shape – Freedom to choose any path or direction.
Leverage Concave – Grips from the ball of the foot to the centre of your heel for outstanding turn control.
Radial Drop Platform – Cradles your feet to keep them where you want. Ideal for freeriding.
Pleasure Dome Arch Support – w/ New Split Dome Push Support, get connected! Arch support will dial in your steezy cornering by giving you full contact with the board.
3D Wheel Wells – Fight against nasty wheelbite and keep your feet in place.
Universal Variable Top Mounting – Lets you pick the wheelbase that works best for you.
Bee Orange Finish – Smells good, taste great, and seals and protects your board without harmful chemicals.

VISIT RAYNE ONLINE:
http://www.RayneLongboards.com

LIKE RAYNE ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/RayneLongboards

FOLLOW RAYNE ON TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/RayneLongboards

 

NEWTONS NATION 2013

Bathurst, Australia 2013 hosts the IDF's Newton's Nation race. Super fast track with crazy bails.

This year was great because you could watch the action LIVE on youtube… consequently I have jet lag.. 

UKDH T-shirt designer Josh Monk has ridden this 60mph monster! 

Highlights

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RESULTS

  1. Dillon Stephens
  2. Kevin Reimer
  3. Alex Tongue
  4. Kyle Wester
  5. Louis Pilloni
  6. Kyle Martin
  7. Jonas Richter
  8. Andrew Haiby
  9. Jackson Shapiera
  10. Kelly Carter

 

Top 10 Shootout

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RESULTS

  1. Alex Tongue
  2. Micah Green
  3. James Kelly
  4. Kyle Wester
  5. Dillon Stephens
  6. Kevin Reimer
  7. Louis Pilloni
  8. Andrew Haiby
  9. Douglas Silva
  10. Kyle Martin

Thrills and Spills

Eat some hay!

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SFOL Pigeon House 2013: Techno Downhill

The first race of the 2013 SFOL series kicked off at Pigeon House, the event ran smoothly and around fifty people came to the hill on one of the first warm days of spring.

Congrats to Hendrix Mortimore who took 1st in this race.

The next race is coming up soon so make sure you check the SF OL facebook page! 

We will be covering this event in issue 3 of Thrill Magazine which is out in June.. UKDH!

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Women in Longboarding – Fer Tabith

Photo: Lucas Inke

Lucas Inke, Original Skateboards Team rider from Brazil, wrote to us recently.

“I love your site and always pass by to check on the news from the longboarding community! I come to present you the first video I’ve produced with a decent camera (t3i). In this production I present my friend, Fer Tabith, who came to my town to spend her last week of summer vacation. This is a little bit of everything she got to do around here… I would be really honored if you guys could share my video in your website…”

Continue reading “Women in Longboarding – Fer Tabith”

Pick of the Day: “DEJAVU” Downhill Longboard TRIP

Haven’t even watched this yet but I’m settling down for 20 minutes of longboarding goodness. Check the Description below yo!

“DEJAVU” Downhill Longboard TRIP from Marcelo Neto on Vimeo.

DEJAVU Downhill Longboard TRIP records the longboarding trip of Patrick Switzer with the Brazilian local boys Max Ballesteros, Thiago Lessa and Caio Cezar riding through cliffs and crags of “Death’s Gnar” in Belo Horizonte and getting the vibe on longboarding meeting at Juiz de Fora til they get the surreal view from Sumaré Road in Rio. 

All intensity felt on those days was captured by our lenses and turned into 20 minutes of pure adrenalin.

Find a comfortable seat, take a deep breath and prepare your ears to feel the speed. Dejavu is not a quickie, there are 20 minutes of an intense experience!

Many thanks to all who contributed to make this dream a reality!

Cheers!

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DEJAVU is an independent project. 
Made by BALIAN, Patrick Switzer, Caio Cezar, Max Ballesteros, Thiago Lessa and friends.

more DEJAVU info @
http://facebook.com/balian.arte
http://vimeo.com/balian/dejavu

BIG THANKS to Loaded Boards and Orangatang wheels for always helping us to spread the stoke and the brazilian scene all around!!
http://loadedboards.com
http://orangatangwheels.com

Support Greener Pastures #2 & Win a Rayne Fortune Topmount

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Help support Greener Pastures 2, Patrick Switzer and everyone else involved need your support to make some more awesome free media for you all to enjoy!

Indiegogo Campaign link here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/greener-pastures-offshore

For a flashback to the first Greener Pastures CLICK HERE! Plenty of awesome videos for you to enjoy!

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