Author Archives: Rob Ashby

World Skate Games, Argentina 2022

Some of you may already seen ISSA President Jani Söderhäll’s post regarding the World Skate Games in Argentina this year, for those that haven’t here it is: “Hello everybody in the slalom skateboard community, As we have already announced we are about to create a new international work group for slalom under World Skate (WSK). […]

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So That Was 2021, Bring on 2022

So 2021 wasn’t much better than the previous year, more Covid lockdowns, social distancing etc. Hopefully the worst is behind us now, although having said that more friends than ever have been posting photos of their positive Lateral Flow Tests on social media – it’s still out there! It was good to get back to […]

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Leon Clarke 1966 – 2021

It is with great sadness to the slalom world that we have lost Leon Clarke who has gone meet his cousin, Martin Sweeney, on the great 4ft slalom course in the sky. He was a true skater and competed at the highest levels in the world achieving much in the sport. He truly loved English […]

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2020 – An Unprecedented Year

As we say goodbye to 2020 I’m sure like me you will all be looking forward to 2021 and hopefully a return to something bordering on normality, if we can remember what that is?The year got off to a bad start when we said a sad farewell to our friend, fellow racer and prime supporter […]

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Michael Stride, 6th April 1964 – 23rd February 2020

We are deeply saddened to announce that Michael Stride passed away at the North London Hospice on Sunday 23rd February following a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. I first met Michael when we were fresh-faced skaters at Southbank early in 1980/81. Little did I know then what a pivotal role this happy-go-lucky chap, driving […]

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Race Results 2019

  Apologies from the editorial staff (Me!) for the lack of race reports last year but it was a particularly busy one for me. Normal service will be restored for the 2020 season. In the meantime, here are the results from 2019.    The Crackling 18/19 May (ISSA Basic Status) Hybrid Slalom A Group Louis […]

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Hogtoberfest, 13th-14th October 2018

Hogtoberfest this year was tinged with sadness as we remembered our friend and fellow skater/racer Ed Brockman who passed away on 6th October after an 11-year battle with cancer, our race meeting was dedicated to his memory. The sun shone down on us as we set up, Chris made a start on course setting while […]

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Edwin Brockman 1962 – 2018

On October 6th 2018 the UK skate scene lost another legendary character when Edwin Brockman passed away after a courageous 11 year battle with cancer. I first met Ed at Southbank in early 1980 along with his very good friend Martin Sweeney and we remained firm friends ever since. Back then, in what has become […]

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