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Brighton’s Battle of the Boards – a short history

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

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”

When Landyachtz met Elizabeth a beautiful thing happened …

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 …”

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So…You Can Longboard Dance?

So...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?”

The Rookie by Ian Storer

The Rookie

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”

A New Boundary: Pasul Vulcan by DEVAstation Longboard Crew

Transylvania Freeride Pasul Vulcan

 

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”

WoodWings Camp 2018

 

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Speedy Dracula: DEVAstation Longboard Crew’s Straja 2018 – 24th-29th June

TD_Straja_lightRomania 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”

Handmade in the UK : Frosties Longboards

Frosties LongboardsIt 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”