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.Continue reading “VolpaiaRace n Freeride 2019”
Argentina has been chosen to host the 2021 World Skate Games: after the YOG, Buenos Aires renews its strong commitment towards sport and youth development, hosting the third edition of the WSG.Continue reading “Argentina to host 2021 World Skate Games”
Since founder Sheree moved to surf the waves at Fistral and me having stepped away to concentrate on the magazine, our good friend Carley Barton, team rider at Smile Longboards, is now at the helm of Brighton Longboard Ladies and, together with the other team riders and myself sponsoring as Thrill Magazine, this year’s Battle of the Boards is well underway. With only a week to go now before the event, I thought I’d share its history. Continue reading “Brighton’s Battle of the Boards – a short history”
Boarders Without Borders is a documentary that follows the progression of the UK’s first all-female, all BAME* longboarding crew founded by Girl Dreamer, an empowerment platform for young women of colour. Continue reading “Boarders Without Borders”
What’s the story, Liz?
“Back in January, as one of the admins for Very Old Skateboarders Facebook group, I was asked whether we would take part in Facebook’s Gallery of Groups exhibition which was to take place in February at the Oxo Tower on London’s South Bank. Our exhibit would feature a short video of what the group is about and how it connects other like-minded skaters. Continue reading “When Landyachtz met Elizabeth a beautiful thing happened …”
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. Continue reading “So…You Can Longboard Dance?”
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”
Between 9th and 13th July, just one week after the twists and turns of the Straja track, comes 2 events made to test the intermediates and advanced riders to a boundary never before seen in Europe. Continue reading “A New Boundary: Pasul Vulcan by DEVAstation Longboard Crew”
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?
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. Continue reading “Speedy Dracula: DEVAstation Longboard Crew’s Straja 2018 – 24th-29th June”
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”
or Zen and the Art of Skateboarding – Jed Chapman brings us his tale of skate at last year’s VIF17 … Continue reading “Velefique International Freeride 2017”
Former RAF Airman and award-winning fundraiser Charlie Hammerton, 23, from Nottingham will take on the challenge of his life on 29th December 2017 when he attempts to longboard 40 miles along the Thames from Richmond to the Isle of Dogs with his pet ferret Bandit on his shoulder. Continue reading “Charlie and the Bandit – Longboarding Ferret”
Once again the unit that is Skate to Escape (featured blog on our site) did not fail the UKDH community when organising this weekend of skate. Continue reading “Double Trouble – UKDH at it’s Seasonal Best”
Carver Skateboards is proud to host another year of The 9th Annual Gun Buyback in association with Longboarding for Peace and the San Diego Police Department on 16th December 2017 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM at 6020 Akins Ave, San Diego, CA 92114.
Their “Pushing Towards Redemption” video makes for thoughtful viewing, take a moment to view and read the story. Continue reading “Pushing Towards Redemption”
Big Mountain Skate kicked off the first ever freeride event in Tenerife – Arico El Bueno Freeride – sponsored by Blue Tomato and presented by Kebbek Skateboards with riders from around the world gathering to take part and I was thrilled to be part of it.