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”
Carver Skateboards is proud to host another year of The 9th Annual Gun Buyback in association with Longboarding for Peace and the San Diego Police Department on 16th December 2017 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM at 6020 Akins Ave, San Diego, CA 92114.
Their “Pushing Towards Redemption” video makes for thoughtful viewing, take a moment to view and read the story. Continue reading “Pushing Towards Redemption”
Lords of the Swords is the Uk’s #1 amateur skateboard filming event. Luke Mac Duke tells us a bit about it …
Founded around three main passions: creativity, having fun outdoors and protecting our environment, Jungle Longboards creates beautiful handmade boards to order from locally available and sustainable wood. The Jungle Longboards story as told by creator Sam Simpson-Crew:
One from the archives – ‘Catch Up’ – A Longboarding Montage. Filmed & Edited by Alexander Hurst.
“A compilation of longboarding clips, filmed entirely for the fun of it … oh, and also the title pun – apologies. Enjoy.”
Featured riders: Mathew Turrell, Tom Buck, Louis Smallwood, Eddie Goldsack, James Ashington.
Proust number 4 with Katya Krasner.
Our third instalment of Handmade in the UK with Hurtle Skateboards.
Our second instalment of Handmade in the UK, this time featuring the upcycled, reclaimed and earth friendly boards by Bash in Bournemouth.
The great guys at Alternative Longboards sent us some boards to review.
Alternative – Fantail
This directional freeride/downhill board features Alternative’s V-Tech construction, carbon spine and is heat (HPL) pressed. Its shape is cut with a CNC machine and eventually sanded and glossed by hand. The deck has subtle rocker and a smallish but effective kicktail, it also features a micro-drop in the front of the board that wedges your foot between the wheel arches to create a really comfortable topography to press your toes into. Our favourite thing about this deck is the feel of the rear wheel flares, they are really noticeable features in the board and make really good ‘locators’ without being too big or steeply curved that they are sketchy to use. We wouldn’t suggest using this board for super-hardcore downhilling due to the short wheelbase length and limited options thereof, but we found it to be a really fun and functional hybrid board that will handle things quite well until you hit 40mph. This deck falls into our ‘city shred’ category because it can handle kerbs and cool features, sketchy city pavements as well as tackle the steep hills and corners when you are out shredding in the suburbs. We had a great time exploring new residential spots around the city on this board before we took it out to the big hills. Overall, we really enjoyed this board, its construction is exceptional, it has a very functional shape and it was such a pleasure to test in such a wide variety of situations.