Monthly Archives: July 2015

Summer Swine Stomp, Hog Hill – 18th-19th July

This years Summer Swine Stomp saw a number of our European cousins joining us for the event giving the weekends racing a truly international flavour. We welcomed Ferdinand Lindner from Germany, returning Frenchman Vincent Tanguy and Bart Brunnikhuis, Jeroen Steggink and freestyler Erwin Shuvit from Holland. The Swine Stomp would also be the debut outing [...]

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Rich pickings by sole Brit in Nantes!

Congratulations to ‘lone wolf’ Richard Searle for his performance at the NAONED Open Slalom competion in Nantes held over the weekend 11-12 July. Richard won the Top Master trophy at the event organised by Franck Pannetier. Franck recently let Richard use his board at the Désaxé World Ride when his bag went missing in transit. As a thank [...]

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Summer Swine Stomp 18th/19th July – Hog Hill

  The Second of the UKSSA’s events at Hog Hill takes place this weekend. Summer Swine Stomp features Head to Head and Giant Slalom racing, Downhill, Freeriding, Sliding, Luge and International Freestyle competition. We will be joined by racers from Holland and Germany who will also be competing for the coveted places on the Hog [...]

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Pavel Skates Newest Recruit – Pig City’s Mmedo Duffort.

Congratulations to Pig City’s Mmedo Duffort on being scooped up by Donald Campbell to become Pavel Racing’s newest recruit. Mmedo joins Brits, Paul Price, Sam Gordon and Louis Selby on the UK Pavel Team. On announcing his news Mmedo had this to say “I am (truly) proud to have joined the Pavel crew and will [...]

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Turn & Burn @ Paddle Around the Pier, 4th/5th July 2015

  Once again it was time to take in some sea air and sun down in Pig City at the annual Turn & Burn race at the Paddle Around the Pier beach festival. Saturday kicked off with Tight slalom and after a nice relaxed practice session we began the qualifying around 1.00pm under the warm [...]

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Désaxé World Ride #9, Grenoble 27th/28th June

Report by Mmedo Duffort   After our Swiss adventures, Grenoble provided a different challenge for Team GB. Again, Louis, Richard and myself flew to Switzerland only to find that Richard’s bag had opted for a different destination – or no destination at all as it turned out. We waited for a while but with one [...]

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Slalom World Cup Grüningen, Switzerland – 20th/21st June 2015 – Field Report

Report by Richard Searle I like slalom, you like slalom, that skateboarding dog on YouTube likes slalom – and everybody who likes slalom loves a good slalom race, especially a good international race; the first to the pique interest of Team GB this season was The Slalom World Cup, at Gruningen in Switzerland.  ’It’s a [...]

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