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.
From the guys who brought us surf film ‘North of the Sun‘, here we have ice, driftwood, foamy waves and … skateboards?
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 …
BDSL 2017 Prize Ceremony & Annual General Meeting
It’s that time of year again! The BDSL Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Prize ceremony. Where all the racers from the year get together to celebrate another banging year, crown our victors and party!
The event will be in Bristol for the second year in a row as the wonderful people at Roll for the Soul have given us exclusive access again! Food should be available as well as a fully stocked bar.
Split into two parts;
AGM – The actual meeting part of the BDSLs year, talking about planned events for 2018, any committee members that want to step down, voting on new members, rule changes, things to work on for 2018 & any other business. This part is rather dry and takes place before the prize ceremony should anyone want to come along. Time to be confirmed.
Prize Ceremony – The fun part of the evening, where we all party. Time to be confirmed.
The event’s a little earlier this year so as not to clash with Skate To Escape’s Double Trouble should mean it’s a little warmer and easier to roll into the bars in Bristol
Also an opportunity to shoot the breeze with this year’s sponsors & event organisers! Big thanks as ever to:
And event sponsors throughout the year Vandem Longboard Shop, Cult Wheels, Lush Longboards Ltd, Sabre Trucks Brasil, BTR Leathers, AOB – Area One Boards, Slide Perfect Wheels, Gravity House, Boardlogic, SP8BOARDS, Thrill Magazine, RipTide Sports, Inc.
Kicking off our new ‘Tube Tuesday’ section is a recently released full length (just short of 40mins) epic from the lads at Sheffield Uni Longboard Society recounting their 1000km journey …
Borderlands Skatehouse is the first UK based Skatehouse, offering a place to stay for skaters wishing to go skate some of the best hills in Deepest Wales.
There’s a pretty cool video, recently released by Alfie Marsh of Longboard Scotland, doing the rounds. I asked Alfie to share a bit about the background to it’s making and his time with the crew.
Ben Stainer’s review of 2016 and preview for 2017. Well-known, well-travelled and well-versed in the longboarding arena, Ben gives us his thoughts of things past and hopes of things to come.
Timmy Peters, he of legend and boss at DAS Industries, has been developing this project and THRILL has got behind him to see where it leads. Here’s the lowdown, have a read …
Skate to Escape’s Thrill Hill Freeride
''We’d been discussing doing an ‘Event’ for a while, having Thrill Hill close by and a drive to share this hill with others we thought we'd start off small.''
Joe Baldwin had told us about the hill after we questioned him on the Thrill Spring Tour of the Lakes, we've been enjoying it ever since. We invited a handful of friends & some of the top UK riders who had given us a warm welcome into the UKDH scene at events previously in the year. 33 invites were sent & 13 turned up to battle the hill.
Friday came soon enough, we made some trophies from old firewood we had kicking about & we loaded up and hit the road. Arriving at the campsite tents were pitched and fire was lit, people arrived in flocks & it wasn’t long till we were all acquainted and hit the pub. Clear nights in the Lake District come highly recommended. Stars galore!
We woke up to glorious sunshine on Saturday morning, had breakfast and drove the 25mins to the hill and begun freeriding.
The sun continued to beat down throughout the day as we took run after run. Thrill hill being challenging with its bumpy surface, steep hairpins, pot holes & general GNAR began claiming soldiers….
Tim Davis went down hard after high siding on the third right taking out his ankle and leaving him unable to skate for the rest of the weekend, shortly after David Lewis (winner of best bail) felt the wrath of the hill and ended up upside down in the bracken between two boulders unable to right himself.
The level of stoke was high throughout, riders were progressing rapidly taking clean run after clean run. We were all around a similar level so we fed off each other, worked on lines and had a productive afternoon. After 5 hours on the hill we started fizzling out and sitting back enjoying the view, eventually we packed up and headed back to the pub.
Fed and watered we headed back to camp to find an American hiker had lit our fire for us “with one match!” Slackline was set up and after a few drinks table football championship begun in the early hours of Sunday morning, which Oli Parkinson destroyed everyone at. (We were a dream team together tho Oli!)
Sunday morning brought rain & the remaining survivors were eager to battle the hill in whatever condition.
On arrival the road had a river running through every apex! A quick wheel change and we went at it in true UKDH style…
Within the hour the road was patchy and 20mins after that it was bone dry! Change of wheels again & we started racing!
4 of the 13 were left to race, so we agreed on a points system so we all got a heat with each other & top two then battle for 1st & 2nd etc.
Each race heat was great fun and exciting to watch!
1st Lewis Taylor (I swear I didn’t fix it!)
2nd Robbie Eisler
3rd Oli Parkinson
4th Dale Goodwin
Thanks to everyone that came, we had a great time & hope you did too.
Lets skate again soon.