We pick up our “Quick Pry” series of interviews with members of the UK skateboarding community with this recent conversation between LJ Leme and Bumpy (aka Arthur) Hales.Continue reading “A Quick Pry with Bumpy Hales”
The Drift to the Centre crew met up with the legendary skater and Tech Slide pioneer Mark Short at Castle Hill on Friday the 13th this month in Falmouth. Team rider Richard Travers tells us more.Continue reading “Drift to the Hill”
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”
Christmas Thrillustration by Nobby Hill
Bad Eisenkappel in Austria is the setting for a 6km long freeride with more hairpins than you can imagine.
Bela, Bela, Bela
It literally starts on the border of Slovenia which is pretty sweet. The freeride was in one of the most beautiful locations I have ever skated in with amazing scenery to see as you skated down the windy road at near 50mph.A small crew of UKDH including the lush/cult boys made the car journey from blighty to get there shred and drink on .
The weather started off pretty cloudy on the first day but the Bigmountainskate crew still got everyone on the bus on time at 10am ready to head up to the hill. This is a pretty rare site on the first day of any skate event, so first-rate job on that Felix! The road started out patchy but after a few runs it soon dried off and we had some epic runs. I remember stomping hard on my first run which is pretty silly but I was just so excited to skate I had no cares but stoke!
It all started to get pretty crazy as there wasn’t a limit on how many riders could head down the hill at once, this was glorious and it made it interesting having to employ people-slalom most of the way down. Accidents did start to happen including many myself that I may or may not have caused haha (Daniel Shinnie now hates me.)
The helicopter was called in twice however and after a while it was decided to keep the runs to a certain limit so no more injuries could happen, this was a good choice. After every day we had a super cold clean river to dip into and relax our muscles which really played a key part in our ability to skating so much for the 4 days, I felt good everyday!
Peak weather hit us from day two onwards and gave us blue skies, mountain views and plenty of sunshine. Just what us Brits need, shred thane not rain. We kept smashing the runs in till our legs felt like jelly and oh they did…stoke is a powerful drug and kept us pushing for more ,searching for more smiles, even if we couldn’t take anymore. No matter where you travel and who you skate with this is always the same, if your totally trashed and out of energy you know you have had a good time. For me Bela delivered on all levels and Bigmountainskate have set the bar for freeride events.
We did around 27 drops at Bela which is a stupendous amount in 4 days, a run is nearly 10 minutes long and it equals 180km of skating.
I’d like to thank felix and everyone at Bigmountainskate for putting in all the hard work to get this done. It was a truly epic event and I shall be back! Not to mention Alex Frischauf for filming some epic footage of everyone.
Last weekend was the second Hog Hill event of the year, The Summer Swine Stomp. It looked like an awesome weekend featuring the 'Mini Moto Downhill Slalom' and the slide hill and it's resident kicker ramp. Check the event video from SkateLongboardsUK. (Harry Wilson)
Aron Hailey Photo-report (Boardside Media) :: Dartmouth Slide Jam
Thrill magazine's event coverage of Dartmouth slide jam April 13th 2014
Hosted by Dylan Pina-Hoblyn, the idea was turn up and skate, no competition, just good times with sick skaters on one gnarly hill! The 20% narrow beast that is Dartmouth!
Things got started straight away and the turnout was great. Around 12 brave skaters. Jonathan Braund travelled all the way from Bournemouth and killed it all day! Fast slides and even tucking the first section.
Bodhi Keen getting stoked after a run!
Ryan shredded all day, with fast 180's and 360's!
The hill was perfect except from the gruelling walk back up.
Callum Haakanson going big backside.
Our biggest concern was getting kicked off the hill. I'm a local to the hill and have never had a problem, but the increase in numbers was definately a concern. After a chat with the workers, we were all clear to skate, and that we did.
Photo: Hubert Wigier Rider: Jonathan Braund
Photo: Hubert Wigier
Event organiser Dylan absolutely shredded the hill! Busting out clean 360's and fast checks.
Rider: Harrison Satchell
The event was a huge success, with approval to have another event. The hill made everyone pull out their best skating and the level of skating was awesome to see. So much sick riding and only a bit of road rash and scorched wheels as a result.
Thanks Dylan for organising it and thanks DAS industries for some sweet posters!
See you next time!
Check out the event video… https://www.thrillmagazine.com/Videos/event-dartmouth-slide-jam
Photos and writing: Aron Hailey
Extra photos: Hubert Wigier
Thrill Longboard Magazine's event coverage of the 'Dartmouth Slide Jam' – Aron Hailey edit.
There was quite a lot of skate happening this weekend, especially in the South. The Southern Fairies held what looked like another successful outlaw at Cocknowle and the Southend Crew & friends spent the day killin’ wheels at their local slide hill. Here are a few of my favourite snaps from today.
– Thanks to Dom Ginn and Pete Titt for taking these photos.
Steezy speed check from George at the Slide Hill Jam
Felix getting some serious air over a very trusting crowd at the Slide Hill Jam
Alex and Ethan Racing at Cocknowle.. (sick leathers yo)
Connor keeps on adding tricks to his arsenal…
Finally, the slide hill is open again! The Thrill Magazine crew will be off to skate it for the first time in a long while tomorrow! Here it is in all its glory, check out the cheeky little freeride tricks that are coming out… those Essex kids are stepping it up!
UK Skaters from North Devon enjoying the most of this spiffingly swell summer season's skateboarding with some sexy sideways swing.