We are back to our nosy ways and prying into peoples lives. Enter Aaron from Weymouth.
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!
Meet the small UK wheel makers Slide Perfect and their two slidey wheels.
Slide Perfect Revolutions
Small, hard and surprisingly fast in the skatepark! These round-lipped 62mm, 86a wheels from UK guys Bodhi and Toby ‘Slide Perfect’ are designed for street slashing, tech-sliding and skatepark thrashing. Do they slide perfectly? In our experience, yes! They are super buttery and quiet sliding wheels that handle basically every surface we’ve tested, except the really rough stuff because of its size. The Revolutions are not thane-dumping, money wasting wheels of cheap urethane, they take forever to core and slide sweet throughout their tortoise-like lifespan. The wheel is centerset which means you don’t have that super-wide hanger look and the wheels fit snugly under our 8.5’’ wide testing deck. The graphic on this wheel is designed by the man behind KOOK Culture, a UK based clothing and artwork brand based in Essex. So, if you want to buy from UK companies and support the UK scene, the Slide Perfect’s are an affordable, durable and exciting wheel to have in your collection of thane.
Slide Perfect Momentums
The name says it all. The Momentums are huge chunks of urethane, they are 72mm tall, 65mm wide and they roll over pretty much anything. They may look like a hardcore downhill wheel, but don’t be fooled, they were poured from Slide Perfect’s secret urethane formula and they go sideways like a wheel a fraction of their size. We tested this wheel initially for its downhill performance and quickly realised that it was an incredible ‘free-hill’ wheel. Free-hill is basically skating downhill, without putting your hands down. Squat stand up slides and speed checks are so smooth on this wheel and the grip-slip feel is very supportive to the pressure you apply to your board without being too icy or too grippy. The wheels seem to be invincible, the SP thane won’t uncontrollably shred away and leave huge lines on the road. They have outlasted and resisted flatspotting on our hills that make light work of other wheels that have been produced by big-name downhill companies. If you enjoy high-speed freeriding and don’t like thane-dumping, flatspot-prone wheels, you have to try these for your big-hill freeriding escapades!
You can also follow Slide Perfect on social media!
For more KOOK culture //
Thrill Magazine's video coverage of the Wraxall Warm Up SFOL race.
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.
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!