When this video dropped into our mail box we decided it would be cool to create a Wild Skate series covering long distance pushing adventures by UK riders here in Britain and abroad. Alasdair and Tom journey across the South Downs – one of the UK’s more obscure but incredible national parks – in a 3 day epic longboarding adventure, carrying all they need on their backs and pushing as their own means of travel; safe to say, it did not disappoint!
Sabina Edwards shares her experience of this year’s Volpaia Race 2019 in the beautiful Chianti region of Italy. We also take the opportunity to hear from Stef Cree and Zack Leader of 3223 Racing about Gravity Bike racing and the World Championship.
Drift to the Centre are a crew based in and around Newquay. The founding members of the team are Ryan Beer, Sheree Wall, Jirka Matušek, Rich Travers and Signal Jacker.Continue reading “Drift to the Centre”
On April 20th and 21st the 7th edition of the world championships Longboard dancing and freestyle ‘So.. You Can Longboard Dance?’ is held at the ‘Klokgebouw’ in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.Continue reading “World Championship Longboard Dancing and Freestyle in the Netherlands”
Peakenders, the story of a bunch of random people not in a pub … or London…
The divide between North and South of England has been debated by people for many years, don’t really know why!Continue reading “The Peakender”
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”
Early August saw this year’s Bo Peep event; a National race on the BDSL calendar. All and sundry turned out for what became an awesome weekend of downhill malarkies, a dip in the sea and more downhil marlarkies. Here it all is in pix n vids. Continue reading “Bo Peep and a bit o’ Beachy – Weekend of Skate in the South Downs”
Being part of the skate community means a helluva lot. Those who were part of that community as youngsters are now part of the history, looking back to wonderous memories whilst those who, like myself, joined in later years, can only look back and wonder at those very skaters. The future belongs to us all, so whilst our memories are in waiting, let’s take some inspiration from the past as captured by this incredible project. Continue reading “Rom Boys – 40 Years of Rad – The Movie”
London Longboards is the biggest longboard crew in the UK. Daniel Baker recently made a mini-movie showcasing some of the lads in the group. With Downhill, Dance, Freeride, Street, Tech and Freestyle the Longboard Movie is full of talent from start to end. Continue reading “Video : ‘Steezy’ by Daniel Baker”
Since founder Sheree moved to surf the waves at Fistral and me having stepped away to concentrate on the magazine, our good friend Carley Barton, team rider at Smile Longboards, is now at the helm of Brighton Longboard Ladies and, together with the other team riders and myself sponsoring as Thrill Magazine, this year’s Battle of the Boards is well underway. With only a week to go now before the event, I thought I’d share its history. Continue reading “Brighton’s Battle of the Boards – a short history”
Boarders Without Borders is a documentary that follows the progression of the UK’s first all-female, all BAME* longboarding crew founded by Girl Dreamer, an empowerment platform for young women of colour. Continue reading “Boarders Without Borders”
or Zen and the Art of Skateboarding – Jed Chapman brings us his tale of skate at last year’s VIF17 … Continue reading “Velefique International Freeride 2017”