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Thousands Turn Out For Boardmasters 2012

Thousands Turn Out For Boardmasters 2012
Capacity crowds packed out Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach for this year’s Relentless Boardmaster’s Festival. The gigantic event was billed as Europe’s biggest and most exciting festival of surf, skate and music and judging from the reaction of the hoards of excited attendees, it did not disappoint. - The proceedings kicked off 10 days ago with the 6 star Surfing Series and the Vans Summer Skate... 

Olympic Futures – New Sports For The World

Olympic Futures - New Sports For The World
London 2012 is drawing to a spectacular conclusion. Now the world can get on with looking forward to Rio 2016 and the mega-fiesta that will await the human race when the world’s largest sporting event touches down in South America for the first time. Already debate has begun as to which sports should be added to the Olympic roster to ensure the format remains fresh and engaging. The inclusion of... 

Video – Thousands of Skate Fans Flood Amsterdam For DTSD 2012

Video - Thousands of Skate Fans Flood Amsterdam For DTSD 2012
*** Watch Video Below *** Vans annual celebration of skate ingenuity touched down in the Netherlands this week, when the European Downtown Showdown descended on the Amsterdam, setting up shop at the Westergasfabriek (the Western Gas Factory), the city’s famous post industrial culture park. 8,000 skate fans packed out the venue, eager to get a glimpse of some of Europe’s and America’s best skaters... 

Shaun White Pushing For Olympic Skateboarding

Shaun White Pushing For Olympic Skateboarding
Skateboarder-cum-snowboarder, Shaun White has revealed that he is eager to see skateboarding added to the roster of Olympic sports and is hopeful that the change might come as early as the 2016 Rio Games. The 25-year-old extreme sports athlete was speaking to the Guardian newspaper whilst attending the London 2012 Olympic Games and expressed his belief that the inclusion of skateboarding would help... 

Thirsk Gets a Skate Park

Thirsk Gets a Skate Park
When I was at university, I met a girl from Thirsk, who subsequently became a permanent feature of my social circle. Although I was pretty fond of this girl, I also took a lot of pleasure from winding her up. To this day, she still believes that “Yorkshire Puddings” are totally unknown in my southern neck of the woods and that Brightonians regularly dine on larks’ tongues. - When she told me... 

Video – New DH Skate Speed Record Set in Canada

Video - New DH Skate Speed Record Set in Canada
Watch Video Below A Canadian extreme sports fanatic has become the world’s fastest downhill skateboarder, earning himself a place in the Guinness Book of Records in the process. 28-year-old Mischo Erban smashed the previous DH record by reaching an amazing speed of 130kph, 16kph higher than the previous title holder. - Mischo’s record breaking skate endeavour took place on a public road in Quebec,... 

Kilian Martin – Altered Route – Review

Kilian Martin - Altered Route - Review
It should come as no surprise that Kilian Martin’s latest installment of audio-visual board wizardry has sent a shiver down the collective spine of the international skate brotherhood. Intelligent, creative, visually beautiful and overwhelmingly moving, Altered Route is a melancholic work of art, with a depth and sophistication rarely seen in skate videos. - Asides from showcasing Martin’s immense,... 

Expansion For Europe’s Largest Skate Plaza.

Expansion For Europe's Largest Skate Plaza.
Europe’s largest skate plaza is set to be extended even further. The Central Forest Plaza in Hanley, Staffordshire, became the continent’s biggest in 2005 when its underwent a £412,000 makeover and its size grew to cover 121-acres of space. Now, thanks to a grant of £39,000, the facility will be extended even further, consolidating its lead over the rest of Europe. - The extension project will... 

Extreme Sports and Antisocial Behaviour.

Extreme Sports and Antisocial Behaviour.
Flicking through the local press recently, several stories reporting a link between extreme sports and antisocial behaviour came to my attention. The first concerned proposals for a BMX park in Flackwell, Buckinghamshire. The plans are being resolutely opposed by concerned local residents, who believe the development will significantly increase the levels of antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhood.... 

Skaters: How to Get Sponsorship.

Skaters: How to Get Sponsorship.
Attend any type of Q&A or seminar where pro skaters meet the public and you are likely at some point to hear an enthusiastic kid ask how they go about getting sponsored. It’s as if they think the question is as straightforward as asking where you can buy cornflakes. Sadly, the truth is sponsorship in skating is a pretty complex subject. Hopefully this article will provide some insight into... 
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