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”
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?”
It was another astonishingly hot day for this year’s Battle of the Boards hosted by Brighton Longboard Ladies and Smile Longboards. Not only was Tomas Januška one of the official videographers, his company Duck and Board was also a repeat sponsor. He certainly captured the super chill essence of the event.
We've teamed up with Long Island Longboards to treat one of our lucky followers.
Scroll to the bottom to learn about the competition and how you can enter!
The most recent video from Long Island Longboards
Featuring: Eduardo Basabe, Ender Medina (photos above), Eloi Pujol and our newest addition to the team, Lamin Cassama. (See top photo)
Early this year, the Long island Longboards team went to Salsito Skate House in Calpe (Spain) to shred the best spots such as Bétero Skatepark, Palau de la Música and many sick dowhills. Downhill, freeride, transitions and innovative longboarding at the highest level with Perropro behind the lens.
Only enter if you have a European address for postage.
The winner will be choosen at random and privately contacted on Friday night (07/08/2015) and then announced via our Facebook when the wheels have arrived with the winner!
If you win the competition we will contact you via your Facebook to obtain your details, we will then pass the details on to Long Island Longboards who will send out one set of Titans wheels to you. GOOD LUCK!
All your voting and support paid off! Joe has managed to get through to the last ten people in his category for 'Endurance' int he Jack Wills Extrodinary Young Brits competition. If he is successful he will be able to fund UK longboarding events and subsidise logistical costs for UK riders who are seeking to develop their longboarding skills through travel and adveture. Fingers crossed!
See his profile here:
"I hope to expand the reach of Thrill Magazine and size of the British scene through the development of my skills with social media, photo-journalism and videography. I aim to spend my time organising British events that allow the longboarding scene to develop its skills. I want to facilitate travel and race entry for upcoming British riders through the success of Thrill Magazine. I will be organising international excursions to events in Europe for those without the means to do so themselves. I will have been to Canada and the USA to network, ride with the best professionals in the world and learn even more about the global longboarding industry. The zenith of my 5-year dream would be to establish the first gravity sports facility in the world here in Britain, a facility where annual races can be held, a place where anyone can practice longboarding or similar sports in a safe environment and where we can establish a base for the future governing body of the sport in Britain."
"What I would do with the £5000 prize money:
£1000 to fund longboarding events in Britain.
£1500 towards equipment that Thrill Magazine requires to enhance its media output quality and frequency.
£1000 supporting upcoming riders through sponsorship of their travel
£1500 to fund my 2015 travel and/or race entry fee's to international competitions"
Joe is running for a competition for young sportspeople in Britain that is run by Jack Wills. If he gets enough votes he will progress to the final round of judging and potentially win a hefty £5000 prize, of which he will be redistributing £3500 into the UK longboarding community. He needs your help!
1) Click THIS LINK!
2) Select the 'Endurance' Category
3) Search for 'Joe Baldwin'
4) Click 'VOTE'
If he gets through to the next round of competition and ultimately wins, Joe will make a 'thank you' video for everyone that voted and supported him to acehive his goal. P.S. There may be some naked hill bombing involved…