The last event on the BDSL calendar, Skate to Escape’s annual event, Double Trouble, has become a weekend in Cumbria not to be missed. This year, Aaron Skippings shares his story and we also hear from first-timer, Kinga Rumin. Continue reading “Skate to Escape wraps up 2018 with some Double Trouble”
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!
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It’s a points-based ranking system for downhill skateboarders who attend BDSL sanctioned events in Britain (see Events Calendar above). The concept of the BDSL is to provide recognition and rewards for riders who perform and/or participate at any downhill skateboarding event held in Britain.
You must simply attend a BDSL affiliated downhill skateboarding event. Points are awarded to everyone who attends, although more points are awarded to those who compete. The idea is to reward and recognise those who make the effort to attend events, as well as those who want to develop their skills in a competitive way. BDSL points can be earned at both regional (open-road) and national (closed-road) events. The format of these events can vary considerably and is totally down to the event organiser’s discretion.
There will be end-of-season awards ceremony for the winners of each discipline; Open, Women, Junior and Luge. Bonus category winners will also be announced based on the outcome of various non-competitive attributes. Winners will be announced online around mid December each year. The prizes are kindly donated by various businesses from within and outside of the longboarding industry.
The BDSL is not an events organisation team. It is not profit driven and it is not secular. If you want to be involved or help out in any way, message them through their Facebook page.
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