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Summer Swine Stomp – UK

Summer Swine Stomp 2018

Featuring all disciplines: Hybrid & Giant Slalom and Freeride, Mini DH, Freestyle, Slide, Dance & Classic Luge

Hosts: UKSSA and DAS Industries

Further details to follow.

 

4th Time Lucky – Gurston!

Ist SSSprint Gravity Race Meeting of 2018 – Gurston Down – RE-SCHEDULED to…

NEW DATE – Sunday, April 29th

4th time lucky???! Just got clearance for the next available date at Gurston this year, and entries are now open for riders in all categories below, and for Street Luge ‘Taster Days’.

‘Taster Days’ remain at £75 and include luge, safety gear (ie any leathers, helmet, boots, gauntlets that you cannot bring yourself), hill fees, timing, and uplift through the day. Regular/other riders with all their own gear – £30

As always, I would be grateful if riders could confirm as soon as they can so that I can fully commit to the landowner for this date.

Those who kindly paid in advance…your slots carry forward to the new date. Simply confirm you want an entry.

Please note…
Each meeting this year will be run as a stand-alone event, rather than a championship round. As a result, and to simplify things, there will be no SSSprint Annual or Day Membership, just a flat Hill contribution at each event for regular riders with all their own gear.

The following disciplines may run concurrently at the meeting :

Street Luge
Classic Luge / Buttboard
Stand Up
Gravity Bike
Turtle
‘Ice Luge’

Meeting Times

Please, could those coming for ‘Taster Days’ arrive no later than 9:30 am to ensure the day is delayed as little as possible by new riders being registered, kitted out and given instruction prior to the start of racing.

Safety briefing for all riders and scrutineering will be at 11:00 am.

If you have any problems, give me a ring on the same number – 07761 823609.

IMPORTANT

Remember to bring food and drink for lunch – and that you use the hill at your own risk; there is no insurance.

No leathers, no ride. This is a speed sport on tarmac. Appropriate protective gear, including leathers, MUST be worn. If you do not have your own, they are available for hire at £25 per day. You participate entirely at your own risk. Although a great deal of effort is directed into the safety aspects of our meetings, street luging and the other gravity sports practised on the Hill remain potentially dangerous. All persons should carefully note that attendance at SSSprint gravity sports meetings will constitute volenti non fit injuria, that is to say, you and those you attend with will be deemed to have accepted any risk of injury or damage whatsoever, and no claim in respect thereof will lie against the organisers.

See you on the Hill!

Ding
Tel: 07761823609

So…You Can Longboard Dance?

So...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?”

The Rookie by Ian Storer

The Rookie

I always loved the sentiments of that old Robert Redford movie The Natural – and though it was about baseball – I like that vibe of a latent gift, of a sporting talent taken to its full potential; but as I put waffle sole to grip tape for the first time I quickly realise I have no such near-magical skating talent. Continue reading “The Rookie by Ian Storer”