We’ve seen the Street Sledge at a couple of events, we’ve seen the Facebook posts and a few videos, now the Sledge is on the shelves and ready for its customers. But what’s it all about? Bodhi tells all.
This is our very first, hopefully of many more, Nobby Hill : THRILLustrations.
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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.
Sion Hughes, the 2014 downhill skateboarding champion of Wales takes you down a classic Welsh run.
It's 4am and there is no sunlight. The car is packed and the roads are empty… Sunrise is looming and speed awaits, take a ride down the Kop with Pete.
Event coverage from the 2014 Sector 9 Almabtrieb IDF World Cup race in Germany. Photos will be going live on the Thrill Magazine Facebook page soon. Read the full, printed article in Issue 8 of Thrill Magazine, OUT NOW!
We have decided to document raw runs of some of the best downhill roads in the UK. Starting in London, we will be moving around the UK to bring you the best of UKDH.
Part 1 – City Slicker's Retreat (W. London)
Part 2 – Hill In the Sky (E. London)
Team rider Ras (BTR) organised a road trip to the Welsh outback, he was accompanied by Thrill Magazine team riders Joe and Connor, friend Vasilis and some new female blood from Sweden, Germany and Lithuania.
After rallying through twenty miles of single lane roads we checked in at the Grand Vista hotel.
The free central heating was the best part of our room service.
The unique sleeping pods the hotel had to offer were a pleasant surprise!
The hotel’s driveway was pretty awesome, we decided to stay a while and play skateboards.
Canary Finch rides the edge of traction through the first righty.
Jenny throws a speed check mid-run.
Ras BTR charging into the Colosseum of pine trees.
Canary again, gettin’ it.
When he isn’t gettin’ it, he contemplates the point of cyclists wearing aerodynamic lycra… “They ride slowly up hills and apply their brakes down the hill. It just doesn’t make sense”
When Ras BTR contemplates, he thinks of nothing but ENGORILE.
Alex has Spanish blood. Feeling cold, she donned her hoody in 25+ degree heat whilst most of us were stripping off and getting sunburned.
She also has Swedish blood, that’s why she bosses corners!
Vasilis gets some gangster lean through the righty, POW!
It can’t be a UKDH session without a bit of breakdancing!
Until next time, folks!
Joe is running for a competition for young sportspeople in Britain that is run by Jack Wills. If he gets enough votes he will progress to the final round of judging and potentially win a hefty £5000 prize, of which he will be redistributing £3500 into the UK longboarding community. He needs your help!
1) Click THIS LINK!
2) Select the 'Endurance' Category
3) Search for 'Joe Baldwin'
4) Click 'VOTE'
If he gets through to the next round of competition and ultimately wins, Joe will make a 'thank you' video for everyone that voted and supported him to acehive his goal. P.S. There may be some naked hill bombing involved…
Thrill Longboard Magazine's event coverage of the 'Dartmouth Slide Jam' – Aron Hailey edit.