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Raw Run :: Marchogaeth y Defaid

Sion Hughes, the 2014 downhill skateboarding champion of Wales takes you down a classic Welsh run.

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Eat Concrete 2014 :: Official Event Aftermovies

Official aftermovies from the 2014 'Eat Concrete' downhill longboard race in Gros-Fays, Belgium. Keep tuned for Thrill Magazine's UKDH edition aftermovie and the event report in Issue 8 of our published magazine. 

A noir-esque, alternaive production from 'One Movement'
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A super-sick example of slow motion and high-altitude videography from Redhead.tv
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Thrill Travels :: Into the Wild

Team rider Ras (BTR) organised a road trip to the Welsh outback, he was accompanied by Thrill Magazine team riders Joe and Connor, friend Vasilis and some new female blood from Sweden, Germany and Lithuania.

After rallying through twenty miles of single lane roads we checked in at the Grand Vista hotel.

Penthouse views!

The free central heating was the best part of our room service.

The unique sleeping pods the hotel had to offer were a pleasant surprise!

The hotel’s driveway was pretty awesome, we decided to stay a while and play skateboards.

Canary Finch rides the edge of traction through the first righty.

Jenny throws a speed check mid-run.

Ras BTR charging into the Colosseum of pine trees.

Canary again, gettin’ it.

When he isn’t gettin’ it, he contemplates the point of cyclists wearing aerodynamic lycra… “They ride slowly up hills and apply their brakes down the hill. It just doesn’t make sense”

When Ras BTR contemplates, he thinks of nothing but ENGORILE.

Alex has Spanish blood. Feeling cold, she donned her hoody in 25+ degree heat whilst most of us were stripping off and getting sunburned.

She also has Swedish blood, that’s why she bosses corners!

Vasilis gets some gangster lean through the righty, POW!

It can’t be a UKDH session without a bit of breakdancing!

Until next time, folks!

Support Joe!

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! 

To Vote:

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… 

 

 

And now for something completely different….

A video sent in by Alexander Hurst. We'll let his video do the talking. 

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A compilation of longboarding clips, filmed entirely for the fun of it…oh, and also the title pun – apologies. Enjoy. Directed & Created by Alexander Hurst

Featuring Riders –
Mathew Turrell
Tom Buck
Louis Smallwood
Eddie Goldsack
James Ashington

Rayne: Future Killer

We were lucky enough to receive this awesome deck from Rayne to review for our latest issue of Thrill Magazine. Since we set it up, rode it and made some modifications of our own, we havent been able to stop riding it. At the end of every session you walk away feeling as though the next session you can push it bigger and faster than you could imagine on any other deck. We are stoked to the hills on this deck, the shape is incredible!
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Killswitch Vs. Future Killer:
 
1. Future Killer is smaller then the Killswitch
K-Rimes is a big guy, with long legs and monster feet.. he needed a big standing platform. The trend is towards narrower boards with shorter wheelbases and riders standing more on top of their trucks… Rayne deliver all of this in the tighter package of the refined Future Killer.
 
2. Future Killer is (a lot) lighter then the Killswitch
Well, if it's going to be smaller, it is for sure lighter, right? Well, the Future Killer is not only lighter because of size, the all new Future Killer also uses Fat Bottom to keep very stiff and rigid at speed, but reducing the weight by removing waste. Light and Stiff = Better for racing and freeriding, as they are more responsive, not to mention easier to carry back up the hill. 
 
3. Future Killer has more flare and less dome then the Killswitch.
The Future Killer gets enhanced, more flared wheel wells for better lock-in and room for larger wheels, a feature from the Baby Killer the #Rayneteam loved that also went into the Avenger this past year. Additionally, we felt the Pleaseure Dome (aka W-Concave) was great when tucking and getting sideways, but not as great for pushing. Graham split the Pleasure Dome into two parts to allows for a flat spot for pushing out front speedboarding and pushing around generally commuting and freeriding. More flare, less dome, pure harmony.

SPECS:
Length – 37.75" 
Width – 9.75" 
Wheelbase – 29" / 29.5" / 30" / 30.5"

FEATURES:
Fat Bottom Construction – Strong and light, thick and juicy, this baby's got back.
Vert-Lam Bamboo Core – Stronger than steel, light like a feather.
Pre-tensioned Triaxial Fibreglass – Adds long life, durability, strength and energy return.
Sharp Edges – Final touch for locked in feet.
Sublimated Artwork – Scratch-resistant ink is tattooed into the deck.
Twin Shape – Freedom to choose any path or direction.
Leverage Concave – Grips from the ball of the foot to the centre of your heel for outstanding turn control.
Radial Drop Platform – Cradles your feet to keep them where you want. Ideal for freeriding.
Pleasure Dome Arch Support – w/ New Split Dome Push Support, get connected! Arch support will dial in your steezy cornering by giving you full contact with the board.
3D Wheel Wells – Fight against nasty wheelbite and keep your feet in place.
Universal Variable Top Mounting – Lets you pick the wheelbase that works best for you.
Bee Orange Finish – Smells good, taste great, and seals and protects your board without harmful chemicals.

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