Category: Event Report

Packing for a UKDH event

The year is 2037 

and @SKATEHOGHILL have just announced Hoghill, The Crackling is going to be in 3 months. Brianne Collective are still talking about “definitely” throwing a Wales event this year. Maybe even at a new(ish) spot. You’ve persuaded someone to give you a lift but the question remains; what do I actually need to take?

 

A Welsh January freeride and a summer session in the sunny South-West will obviously require a different load out. If you’re driving yourself, bring the kitchen sink! I’ve found, however, people aren’t pleased when you’ve scraped a lift and you decide you need 3 boards…

 What you need will depend on: how you’re getting there, where you’re going, and the time of year.

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Harewood Gravity Games 2020

With the earlier lull in isolation rules, this year’s Haredown Gravity Games were able to go ahead, albeit with no spectators. We hear from organiser James Pickard and some of those taking part in the various disciplines:

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Snappy Sheepy by LJ Leme

Intrepid rider, LJ, writes “So, it’s 2020, the year of crazy. After months of lockdown, no events, no meet ups, no traveling to places such as Wales, where all the best gems are (#WalesistheonlyhillinEngland), the much anticipated announcement finally came to open the doors – and even though things had to be postponed by a week – the season is reopened.

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Col de la Sheepy : NYSB#2 by Samian Trollope

With lockdown unwinding, albeit slowly, some of the UKDH skate community got into Wales for a much awaited event. For many, making the journey is as much part of the experience as the ride itself! Thanks to Sam for sharing his experience.

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The New Forest : Wild Skate

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…

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Streetluge @ World Skate Games 2019

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 🙂

Drift to the Hill

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.

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Attack the Track

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:

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Tuck of the Irish – Pearse D’Arcy

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.

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