Tag: downhill

The Return of the Dragon

After four years of slumber, the Dragon was awoken. Will Stephenson’s Ride the Dragon Freeride, Race and Taster Day stirred up a weekend of spills and thrills and a fair amount of gnar. Continue reading “The Return of the Dragon”

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Video : ‘Steezy’ by Daniel Baker

London Longboards is the biggest longboard crew in the UK. Daniel Baker recently made a mini-movie showcasing some of the lads in the group. With Downhill, Dance, Freeride, Street, Tech and Freestyle the Longboard Movie is full of talent from start to end. Continue reading “Video : ‘Steezy’ by Daniel Baker”

A New Boundary: Pasul Vulcan by DEVAstation Longboard Crew

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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”

Velefique International Freeride 2017

or Zen and the Art of Skateboarding – Jed Chapman brings us his tale of skate at last year’s VIF17 … Continue reading “Velefique International Freeride 2017”

Video : ‘Team GB Streetluge’

The first Gurston date has been released which brings stoke to both luge and stand up boarders. Thrill Magazine will be represented, as usual by our editor, Sabina Edwards, who will be giving the luge a go. Last year’s streetluge has been captured in this compilation edit by Gareth Chamberlain and you can find out more by visiting Team GB Streetluge. Continue reading “Video : ‘Team GB Streetluge’”

Freeride Tenerife : Arico-El Bueno 2017

Big Mountain Skate kicked off the first ever freeride event in Tenerife – Arico El Bueno Freeride – sponsored by Blue Tomato and presented by Kebbek Skateboards with riders from around the world gathering to take part and I was thrilled to be part of it.

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Pete Connolly – No One Faster!

The UK’s Pete Connolly is now the fastest guy on a skateboard – 91.17mph (146.73kph) and new Guinness World Record holder after completing this year’s L’Ultime Descente in Canada. We also hear from L’Ultime Decente first-timers Aaron Skippings, who reached just over 78mph (126.16kph) and Kami San (listen to our interview), who reached  76mph (123.85kph).  Photo: Emily Pross Continue reading “Pete Connolly – No One Faster!”

Tregaron Freeride 2017

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On a recent trip to UK, Kurtis Dawe heard about the Tregaron Freeride, organised by Brianne Collective, and took advantage. Read the account of his first race here in the UK along with Team GB Streetluge and some Turtles…

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Video : ‘I Am Everything’ by Jenny Schuarte

Jenny Schauerte is a freelance Communication Designer – as well as one of the world’s top downhill skaters, wrapping up 2016 with 2nd place in the International Downhill Federation women’s league.  Jenny spent two years researching her topic, travelling the world, skating nigh-on everything, filming and editing to bring us this insightful portrayal of a downhill skater’s mind.

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BDSL AGM – 18th Nov – Bristol

BDSL 2017 Prize Ceremony & Annual General Meeting

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It’s that time of year again! The BDSL Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Prize ceremony. Where all the racers from the year get together to celebrate another banging year, crown our victors and party!

The event will be in Bristol for the second year in a row as the wonderful people at Roll for the Soul have given us exclusive access again! Food should be available as well as a fully stocked bar.

Split into two parts;

AGM – The actual meeting part of the BDSLs year, talking about planned events for 2018, any committee members that want to step down, voting on new members, rule changes, things to work on for 2018 & any other business. This part is rather dry and takes place before the prize ceremony should anyone want to come along. Time to be confirmed.

Prize Ceremony – The fun part of the evening, where we all party. Time to be confirmed.

The event’s a little earlier this year so as not to clash with Skate To Escape’s Double Trouble should mean it’s a little warmer and easier to roll into the bars in Bristol

Also an opportunity to shoot the breeze with this year’s sponsors & event organisers! Big thanks as ever to:

Brianne Collective for putting on brilliant events, BLBB for stepping up and running BLBB Presents: Bolsterstone Outlaw 2017 & Banditos for Bopeep.

And event sponsors throughout the year Vandem Longboard ShopCult WheelsLush Longboards LtdSabre Trucks BrasilBTR LeathersAOB – Area One BoardsSlide Perfect WheelsGravity HouseBoardlogicSP8BOARDSThrill MagazineRipTide Sports, Inc.

Wet and Wonderful in Wales

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The BDSL (British Downhill Skateboarding League) calendar of events was kicked off with Brianne Collective‘s event in Wales.  Ben Stainer’s account is well worth the read:

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