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Skate Bombing Banned in LA

Skate Bombing Banned in LA
Authorities in Los Angeles have taken steps to outlaw “skate bombing” following the deaths of two teenage skaters recently. Although the new regulations are yet to be enacted, the ban has effectively gone ahead and now only awaits the signature of the city’s mayor. - Skate bombing is a practice that involves DH skating at very high speeds. It’s a popular pastime amongst some skaters, who attempt... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Josh “Manhead” Young Wins National Skateboarding Championships

Josh “Manhead” Young is celebrating winning the Vans UK Skateboard Association National Skateboarding Championships, which took place at the XC in Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday. The Championship, which was presented by Monster Energy, attracted over 200 top-flight U.K. skaters. Up-for-grabs was a prize fund of £10,000, as well as the prestige of taking a reputable national title. The Championships... 
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