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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 – Best Moments From the X Games

Video - Best Moments From the X Games
The Summer X Games 2012 were pretty special, but sadly the show is now over for another year. On the upside, fans in Europe can look forward to the arrival of the Summer X Games in Europe for the first time ever next year. In the meantime, here’s our selection of the best moments from 2012.   Steve McCann – Final run of the Go Pro BMX Big Air Competition Reigning BMX Big Air Champ, Steve... 

Results from the Summer X Games 2012

Results from the Summer X Games 2012
Full Results from the Summer X Games 2012 The 18th Summer X Games has reached its conclusion after four days of exciting sports action from some of the top Skaters, BMXers, Moto X riders and Rally racers in the world. Amongst our personal highlights was Paul Rodriguez’s blinding showing in the Skate Street competition, which saw the 28-year-old skater claim his fourth X Games Gold medal, as well... 

Let the Games Commence – X Games Kick Off in La La Land

Let the Games Commence - X Games Kick Off in La La Land
The 18th installment of the Summer X Games launched today in L.A. Over 200 of the most accomplished action sports athletes on the face of the planet congregated in the City of Angels for 96 hours of pure adrenaline-inducing action. The scale of this year’s event surpasses all previous editions of the Summer X Games, with more to see and do than ever before. - Amongst today’s highlights was an... 

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... 

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... 

Brighton’s Skatepark To Be Renovated.

Brighton's Skatepark To Be Renovated.
Very welcome news was announced today in Brighton that will warm the heart of any local skater. The City Council has managed to secure a National Lottery grant that will be used to renovate the Level, a park area to the north of Brighton’s St Peter’s Church. A favourite haunt of heroine addicts and street drinkers, the Level has been in need of some serious TLC for many years now. Particularly... 

Clapham Skatepark to Receive Major Renovation.

Clapham Skatepark to Receive Major Renovation.
Clapham Common’s much neglected skatepark is about to receive a major renovation. The park, which is in an aging, battered state, will receive a £160,000 face lift, following an extensive consultation between Lambeth Borough Council and local park users. The work to renovate is currently underway and will involve overhauling the existing park entirely, replacing it with a more durable concrete... 

Top Five Hollywood Skateboard Scenes.

Top Five Hollywood Skateboard Scenes.
Skateboarding is both loved and iconic, but the sport remains strangely under-represented in mainstream Hollywood films. Love Extreme Sports put its collective brain to the task of naming the five best Hollywood movie scenes depicting skating. Here’s what we came up with (in reverse order):   (5) Kids (1995): Let’s face it, this film doesn’t exactly portray skaters in a good light, what... 

Skateboarding Buzz Words!

Skateboarding Buzz Words!
Skater communities have their own language. By this I mean, they have their own terms and phrases, which probably seems pretty alien to none-skaters. The language exists on a local, national and international level, helping to bind together the community. New trends, including trends in vocabulary, spread quickly amongst skaters because they are a particularly cohesive and dedicated group.The process... 
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