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UKSSA’s Rob Ashby announced as Kryptonics UK Brand Ambassador:

  Long time skateboarder, Rob Ashby,  has been named  as the Kryptonics Brand Ambassador for the United Kingdom. Ashby, 51, is a skateboarder, slalom racer, race organiser and Secretary of the UK Slalom Skateboarding Association. When not skateboarding he is a Commercial Contracts Manager in the Civil Service.     Rob started skateboarding  in late 1975, when a friend [...]

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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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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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Give-It-A-Go Slalom Session in Hyde Park 14 April 2012

Pics here:  Hyde Park Slalom tryout Organised by Gbemi in conjunction with the UKSSA and Octane Sport, the Slalom in the Park session was a great way to introduce our longboard brethren to a bit of healthy competition. There are some very talented riders out there who showed both stoke, spirit and determination as they [...]

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UKSSA Union Jack Stickers fresh for 2012

Just arrived from the printers and available from the Cyclopark event on 3rd & 4th March onwards: They’re stickeeee!!!

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Cyclopark – Proposed new race location for 2012

The development of the Cyclopark on the A2 in Kent near Gravesend is now underway. As a multisport venue, the Cyclopark has a road circuit that can be used for slalom competitions and a purpose-built skatepark for those vertical moments. Here is the development plan and latest update from Project Manager Laurence Tricker:

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