Tag: England

Handmade in the UK Series – The Jungleboard Story

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Founded around three main passions: creativity, having fun outdoors and protecting our environment, Jungle Longboards creates beautiful handmade boards to order from locally available and sustainable wood. The Jungle Longboards story as told by creator Sam Simpson-Crew:

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From Survival to Revival to Wonderland

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Ben Stainer’s review of 2016 and preview for 2017.  Well-known, well-travelled and well-versed in the longboarding arena, Ben gives us his thoughts of things past and hopes of things to come.

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Handmade In The UK Series – ROAR

ROAR is based in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire. Each board and pole are uniquely built and individually numbered.

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SFOL Dogfight @ No.10 by Aaron Godfrey & Lj Leme

 Almost a year ago to the date since our first visit to the awesome No.10 and after much speculation about bad weather, we ran it a 2nd time. The second ever BDSL affiliated event, it was a rad day in warm sunny conditions.

Photos by Nigel Scarr and Robbie Stevens

 After some practice runs, we went for it. Two man heats on points, but after the first heat Liam Hughes took a pretty hard  slam followed by a big roll that injured his shoulder and ended his day, thank skaten for best bail award.

So we changed things slightly and went on to 3 man heats. Some good tight racing and of course some gnarly crashes, all part of the fun.

An outlaw wouldn't be complete without a visit from a nice police officer, who after 5 minutes was more than happy with what we were doing, wished us well and went on her merry way, smile and wave everybody!

We then proceeded with some more tasty racing and after the last run we had 3 riders with same points in joint 2nd place, so in true SFOL style we made them race again! This however took some convincing due to countless slams and exhaustion but relentlessly they raced putting the podium as follows..

1st: Jonny Braund – Vandem Mfg 

2nd: Alex Clark – Newton's shred, skoa trucks.

3rd:  Aaron Godfrey 

4th: Jooz Hughes – VanDem Mfg 

We all know that podiums mean prizes, this wouldn't have been possible without the continuous support and generosity from shops out there, so a very big thank you to our good friends at VanDem MFG, Lush Longboards and Surf n Turf Boardshop for the goodies and stickers (EVERYBODY LOVES STICKERS!!) Thank to ThrillMag for the coverage. And to AOB for the surprise visit and water relief. (Some of us only took beer.)

This is what you guys had to say:

As with every outlaw, things wouldn't happen without marshalls and great team work, so to Pete Titt, Judy Clifton and Robbie Roadkill Stevens, thank you for all your help!

Thank to all the riders too for coming along and final thanks to LJ a long time pushing power in SFOL once again resisting the urge to drop all and pulling the organisation together.

Until the next one amigos. Skate hard, stay safe!

 

‘Sun Sea Skate Vol.2’ 2015

Sun, Sea, Skate, Let’s Dance! Vol. 2
11th July 2015
By Lee Edwards

I guess the organisers must have thoroughly enjoyed the first event in April, as Saturday saw the return of the event 8 months early for a second instalment. 

Meeting around noon for the usual pre-event push from Brighton train station to the promenade and then continuing on to Hove lawns, in the Saturday sunshine. 

A brief free skate allowed the boarders to introduce themselves to one another and share their individual flatland styles. 

“It’s great having everyone skating together in one place at events like this” Nomadeck’s founder Dan Caroll told me. “It’s very easy to go out for a skate with only your own bag of tricks and get a kind of tunnel vision. I love seeing other tricks I might not have considered, or even tricks that I have being done in different ways.”

The Olympics started with Hippie jump: The broom handle met it’s end ,at the penultimate jump, by karate kick. There was just enough handle left for Gijs Schalkx from Timber Boards to make this colossal leap, stick the landing and take first place. (see top photo)

Next up was the longest manual competition which provided another win for the Timber Boards crew. Tietse Vliegen’s speedy and incredibly well held manual made it look as though he was ” … aiming for the pier! “

The main event a Freestyle / dance competition. Entrants were only given 2 minutes per heat to show off their flair and impress the judges with their abilities.

Local judges Alexandre de Bona of Smile Long Boards , Zak Owen of LongBoardsUK and Dan Caroll of Nomadeck Boards co. were joined by Timber Boards founder Tim Snel, who travelled with his crew all the way from Friesland in the Netherlands!

Beginners category : 1st – Luca Barton

2nd – Campbell Kenneth

3rd – Phil Miles

Ben Donoghue’s huge tailspins certainly stood out and got a lot of attention from both the judges and the crowd, but sadly it wasn’t enough to compete with the Timber Board dancers.

Advanced Category: 1st – Gijs Schalkx

2nd – Sietse Vliegen

3rd – Sergio Valdelhita

Special thanks to co-host Nick Bradley from Long Board Brighton for organising the event and wielding the intermittent microphone and co-host number 2 Alexandre de Bona of Smile LongBoards, who helped organise, host and sponsored the event.A special thanks also to the following who made up a mixture of entrants judges and sponsors who also provided prizes:

LINKS:

Smile Long Boards 

Long Board Brighton 

992 Custom Longboards 

Timber Boards 

LongboardsUK

Oddballs

Nomadeck Board Co. 

Jan Pospisil 

Still Stoked 

Longboard Larry 

Ocean Sports 

Brighton Long Board Ladies 

Lyndsay McLaren

Team rider Lyndsay McLaren got together with Ben Holmes to create this beautiful edit, the video really shows off Lyndsay's character and the variety of skating available in Nottingham. 

Swanage Sessions

The Swanage crew round up their summer of skating with a really smooth and chilled edit. We really enjoyed watching this one!