Category: Downhill

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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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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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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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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UK & Ireland represents at World Roller Games 2019, Barcelona

Downhill longboarding and Streetluge are among the gravity sports which are rarely in the limelight. We hope this will change as a result of the World Skate / World Roller Games 2019, to be held in Barcelona in July. We interviewed those put forward .

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