Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Quick Reminder

I know you rebels have been up there already, but this Saturday sees the official opening of Woodingdean skatepark, with a SKATEBOARD ONLY jam that promises to be a banger! Midday start, the only chance you'll get for the next six weeks to have a skate without three million kids on scooters present. For an hour or so anyway...

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Take 2 Minutes to Support the Level Campaign

This only takes a couple, but the deadline is TOMORROW so get on it now!

All you gotta do is hit up this link


Click on 'Make a Comment'

Make sure you select 'Inform the Authority that you support the Planning Application' !

Fill in your details and any comments. Remember this is official council stuff so keep it serious and positive.

Hit submit to send 'em your support. The more people that do this the more they'll realise how needed this thing is. We're closer than ever right now to it being confirmed, and these are the last steps to making it a reality. Nice one!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Draw The Line HYPE

Finally, it's official. The trailer for The Drawing Boards' full length film went live this morn.

The vid's been in production a fair while now, and is taking good form. Just a little last minute hammers trip over to Berlin to get out of the way first.
Due to premier in lovely Brighton some time around October / November

The promo was finished a couple weeks back, but was held off to coincide with the launch of the newly designed website, so it'd be rude not to have a look around...

Check out the team, latest goings on, products and all that jazz over on


Hype ting...Jerry Wilson, Elliot Rowe, Liam Teague, Mat Hill, Jak Tonge, Isaac Miller.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

9fps With Barrat

Local legend Andy 'Barrat' Burrett put down his arms for a minute and picked up a little digital camera the other day. He mashed some buttons for a while and discovered a sequence mode, so here's the first of his efforts. And where better to test it out...

Seb Hallet - 5050 up flip out

Liam Teague - Front blunt

Dave Wallace - Switch flip 5-0

AfroThunder - Truck blunt

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Paddle Round the Pier Footage

Tranny overload...

So Paddle this year fell victim to the effects of what will be remembered as the worst summer for a while, but the small amount of sunshine that the gods gave us over the weekend allowed at least a few people to have a bit of a skate on the ramps. Friday evening saw a heated session in the sun, Saturday was pretty much a washout, and Sunday saw the ones who were willing to wait out a few storms get a skate in between cuddling up under the halfpipes for hours on end. The last rain cloud was big enough to call off the event for another year, but the few dedicated ones left got a session going on the 5ft in the evening as everybody packed up around them.Here's a small part of what went on. We'll try again next year.

Featuring Rich West
Sam Roberts
Stevie Thompson
Mitch Wheeler
Mikey Wright
Jesse Thomas
Matt Ransom

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Take Part (Excluding Most People)

Take Part festival down at Preston Park went on a couple weekends back. While the younguns mostly zipped about on some ramps in the tennis court, a few of us got stuck into a little session on a 5ft halfpipe across the field. While everyone there killed it, Ginge was on hand to make an edit of the Drawing Boards riders present, as they were sponsoring the event. So here's a couple minutes of myself, Isaac Miller and Jak Tonge flipping and grinding in between others.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Bell Jum

A couple weeks back a load of heads headed out to Belgium on a little camping trip. Chief filmer Sirus Gahan has done a good job of getting this sick lengthy edit of the happenings out there out with a good turnaround to boot. Give it a peek and go make sure your passport is in date!

Featuring Sam Roberts, Parki, Al Hodgson, Ricky Waste, Ewen Bower, Pat, Drew Marsden, Louis Antoine, Rupert Antoine, Phil Russell, Sam Ibekwe and Sirus Gahan. Possibly more to come according to the grapevine.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Holly, Wood 'n Weekend

Sup. So Hollingdean's been open for a week or so now. Rad to have a new park in the area.
The park's certainly a fun one, although a little on the condensed side. The stairs / hubba / rail are good for learning and messing about on, and the bowl at just under 4ft tall is amazing to zip around in, with plenty of lines to learn. The size of it does mean that it doesn't work too well when busy though, and I can see it being in it's current phase of being hoarded by feral rat children on three-wheeled scooters, as all new skateparks suffer from, lasting for at least the majority of the summer holidays, so pick your timing wisely.
The opening jam on Sunday went off, despite the dust storms causing temporary blindness in all. Peep a few photos from the day, shot by Jordan La Roche, and if you haven't already get up at sunrise and go check it out.

If THAT wasn't enough, another fresh lump of concrete is also just finishing up, over in Woodingdean. Word on the street is it's skateable already. I'll post up my thoughts as soon as I can get over there.
The official opening is in a couple of weeks time, on Saturday July 14th. More of the usual prizes, music, and al the other wonders mentioned here. If you missed the Hollingdean one you better be there this time!

And finally...cruised past Hove lawns today and saw the ramps for Paddle Round the Pier being erected. This was how they were looking this morning, and a few hours later they were looking very enticing. The 8ft especially looks a beast. Sure to see some sick skating on there this weekend.
The ramps will be usable from Friday afternoon for the whole weekend, with jams and sessions going on the whole time, amongst all the other Paddle fun and games. Do your sun dance!

Spoilt for choice these days, anything else going on out there?