Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hogtoberfest 27/28th October 2012

  By way of having a final fling at the end of the season, Timmy Peters follows the UKSSA event model to host the second Hogtoberfest in as many years. Under the guise of ‘Das Industries,’ Timmy has developed the basic premise to include further sponsors (Octane Sport/ G-Form/Mantis/ Sexdecks/ Original/ SMB/ Comet Marmalade/ Gyro  & [...]

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The Bones Brigade – An Autobiography. Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi with Steve Van Doren at Slam City Skates.

The first two Friday’s in November drew skaters near and far out of the winter woodwork and into LondonTown. The first was the screening of The Bones Brigade – An Autobiography at The Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square on Friday 2nd. In attendance were myself, Michael Stride, Paul Price, Nigel Allgood, Ed Brockman, Martin [...]

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Mallorca World Cup 13-14th October 2012

It was Donald Campbell of Pavel Skates doing. And Paul Coupe. At the far end of the race calendar was a tiny event organised by the Spanish skaters to be held in Mallorca. It had a lowish race status of ‘Prime’ and Spanish events were unknown, so was completely off-radar.  Louis Selby, Paul Price, Richie [...]

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Cyclopark Dual Slalom 16th September 2012

Hot on the heels of the Wheels and Fins festival came the Cyclopark Dual Slalom.  Where Saturday had been clear skies and aggressive tarmac, Wrotham Road offered grey skies and buttery smooth cycle track.  Rob, Michael and I stayed overnight at the Gravesend Premier Inn so that we were right on site for a full [...]

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Wheels and Fins Beach Festival Slalom Comp 15th September 2012

Boom! At very short notice the UKSSA was invited to take part in the inaugural Wheels and Fins Beach Festival at Joss Bay on the Kent coast. Put together by Nic Powley of Vans in conjunction with Loz Brown and Dave Melmoth, this event is planned to develop into a multisport festival, similar to the [...]

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