Tag: Outlaw

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!

 

SFOL: Wraxall Warm Up

The Wraxall Warm Up, the first race of the SFOL season held in the Wraxall woods, around forty riders attended this record-breaking SFOL event.
– Aron Hailey behind the lens.

We arrived a little late to the hill and we were greeted by the sight of an ambulance. Compund tib & fib fracture. Ouch.

This is the resultant blood from said compound fracture. Get well soon!

Epic sunlight on the entrance the the woods. This is one of the knockout heats battling for a position in the final. Matt Elver up front, head to head with SFOL veteran, Jon Braund

the second crash of the day was also super burly, the grom in the red leathers had his right arm pulled out of his socket. Yes the crash is caught on film!

The pain didn't last long for him though, a few hits of morphine did the trick.

Back to the racing, the semi final was a tight finish one. Almost too close to call.

The final was more clear-cut however, Hendrix Mortimore stormed the win. Matt Elver, Jon Braund and Ethan K-D followed behind. Hendrix looks stoked to cross the line first!

Here are the top 4 enjoying their podium time!

Can't wait for the next SFOL event. If you want to get to the next one, keep up to date on their FACEBOOK page.

 

The Wraxall Video will be uploaded later tonight. 

SFOL Pigeon House 2013: Techno Downhill

The first race of the 2013 SFOL series kicked off at Pigeon House, the event ran smoothly and around fifty people came to the hill on one of the first warm days of spring.

Congrats to Hendrix Mortimore who took 1st in this race.

The next race is coming up soon so make sure you check the SF OL facebook page! 

We will be covering this event in issue 3 of Thrill Magazine which is out in June.. UKDH!

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Welsh Nostalgia: Sheepy Outlaw 2010

Sheepy hill was a downhill gem in the heart of Wales, a hill with about half a mile of downhill into 2 switchbacks, one tricky left and a final tight right-hander that spat you out onto a gnarly bridge. The hill is surrounded by soft ferns that almost makes crashing a delight and it can be spotted by the rider from the top as you can see the next few miles of road and traffic conditions. The road was resurfaced with a classic Welsh pebble-dash coat to everyone’s horror in 2011 rendering the hill unrideable. Gradually the road has been compacted down and worn back down to its former glory (so reports have said) and it looks like a trip to Wales will be back on the cards for 2013!

This race gets me all nostalgic for the UK scene. MK-II Longboards were in their heyday, Turn360 were hiring lifeguards to paddle pintails around the south Walesian towns, Newton’s Shred were relatively new kids on the block and hi-viz was all the rage. Dave Martin even skated downhill!!

Skip to 3:15 of the video below to see how the hill got its name.