Category: Longboard

Longboard Girls Crew UK kicks off a national virtual challenge!

 

Hi Thrill Magazine community, 

The Longboard Girls Crew UK Ambassadors have created a FREE virtual challenge and if you’re a woman in the UK or Ireland we’d love for you to take part and join us no matter your ability!

The challenges will run from Friday 23rd April to Monday 3rd May so you have plenty of time to take part and make the most of the sunny early May bank holiday. 

The aim of the virtual challenge is simply to get even more women and girls skating. Since COVID-19 began, we’ve been given more time to pick up our boards and through social media felt inspired and connected. It’s been incredible to see the uptake of longboarding recently and we want to build on the momentum and help more women embrace a life on wheels.

If you’ve skated with a girl crew before you know how empowering it can be, so while we can’t meet up in person the Ambassadors here at LGC UK want to bring everyone together through an online event. We want to connect women across the UK to motivate and inspire each other virtually and then, who knows, post-COVID you might be able to skate with these amazing women in person (I know we’re certainly planning many longboard road trips in the future!). 

If you’re thinking, “Ah, I’ve just started longboarding and I love to cruise” or “I’m not throwing myself down hills at 40mph yet” DO NOT PANIC! After listening to community feedback we have made sure to create inclusive challenges that are beginner friendly and also challenge advanced riders. Remember why we all started longboarding, to have fun, connect with other people and feel the freedom of your wheels rolling beneath your feet.

All entries must be submitted here on our challenge group page on Facebook. We would love to see you also tag us in your posts @longboardgirlscrewuk and hashtag #longboardchallengeUK – however submissions only count in the group page. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live in the UK/Ireland to receive prizes. Keep an eye out on our Instagram and Facebook as we’ll be reposting and sharing the stoke! 

 

We have some amazing sponsors who have generously provided, dare I say it….AWESOME prizes! A massive thank you goes out to Newton’s Shred, Slide Perfect, Lush Longboards, Thrill Magazine, Tic Tac Skate School, SP8boards, Quin Boards, 360boards, Longboard Girls Crew Global and Waves Paves Gals. 

For every challenge that you complete you will earn points, with bonus points up for grabs and prizes will go to the girls who have earned the most points. However, creativity will be rewarded and we also have raffle prizes, so if you’re unable to complete all 10 challenges you could still be in with a chance of winning.

*JOIN THE CHALLENGE HERE*

We can’t wait to see your entries, happy skating!

With love, Longboard Girls Crew UK (@Longboardgirlscrewuk)

Written by: Danielle Davies, edited by Georgia Luck.

Image credits: Rebeca Sanchz photographed by Ben Donoghue. Race photograph Annmarie Philip. Ana Bencruz photographed by Georgia Luck. London Meet-up photo by Fury Pheonix.

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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A Quick Pry with Bumpy Hales

We pick up our “Quick Pry” series of interviews with members of the UK skateboarding community with this recent conversation between LJ Leme and Bumpy (aka Arthur) Hales.

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Postcards from the Philippines ft. Alexandra Giorgetti

We meet another skatergirl from Baler in the Philippines via our postcards from Isabell Kittell:

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Postcards from the Philippines ft. Botch

Today’s postcard is from Botch who tells us about his #lockdownstory and longboarding experience, as told to Isabell Kittell.

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Postcards from the Philippines

When reaching out for Lockdown Stories, we were thrilled when Isabell from the Aurora district in the Philippines got in touch. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing a series of stories from Isabell and her skate community, but first a little background…

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Lockdown Stories #2

Once again, we thank all of you who kindly contributed your skate stories for this episode of Lockdown Stories.

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Video : Woolfwomen (The Trailer)

Jenny Schauerte is known by many of us here in the UK and we continue to follow her adventures. Check out the trailer for her soon to be released film.

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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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Lockdown Stories #1

Can’t believe it’s August! What’s been happening through lockdown then? Quite a lot by all accounts. Some of our readers have shared their stories with us, so we are making a short series – or a long series, who knows:

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Video : Downhiller by Dilly-Yo! Ft. Full Cask

This excellent music video really caught our imagination. You’ve no doubt all seen and heard it, so we thought we’d gather a bit of background story and see what’s in the pipeline for the future.

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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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Wild Skate : Brighton to Haslemere

When this video dropped into our mail box we decided it would be cool to create a Wild Skate series covering long distance pushing adventures by UK riders here in Britain and abroad. Alasdair and Tom journey across the South Downs – one of the UK’s more obscure but incredible national parks – in a 3 day epic longboarding adventure,  carrying all they need on their backs and pushing as their own means of travel; safe to say, it did not disappoint!

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