Author Archives: Rob Ashby

2016 Razorback Games, Hog Hill, 16th- 17th July

With it being an Olympic year this year’s July Hog Hill event saw a return to The Razorback Games name. Whilst the IOC have now decided to include skateboarding in the Tokyo 2020 games they have still failed to recognise the racing disciplines that would make sense to include. The Razorback games is our alternative […]

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The Crackling, Hog Hill – 21st – 22nd May 2016

Race report by Rob Ashby    Before this years season opener the talk was all about the weather, more so than usual. The forecast was looking decidedly dodgy as the weekend approached. Once again the UKSSA were aided and abetted in organising this extravaganza by Timmy Peters and his DAS Industries Crew running the Longboard […]

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The Crackling 2016 – Hog Hill 21st/22nd May

It’s now less than a month to go before the first Hog Hill event of 2016 – “The Crackling”  Top UK racers who will be joined by a few visiting Europeans will be fighting it out for the coveted podium places and prizes. We begin with head to head Hybrid Slalom on Saturday afternoon running […]

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Get Well Soon Martin Sweeney

The UKSSA would like to wish UK slalom legend Martin Sweeney a speedy recovery. He is currently receiving treatment at Kings College Hospital in Denmark Hill and has recently undergone open heart surgery where his Aorta was replaced along with two valves. He will find out shortly whether it will be necessary for him to […]

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Hog Hill Race Calendar 2016

The UKSSA are happy to announce this years dates for racing at Hog Hill – Redbridge Cycling Centre.  http://www.vision-rcl.org.uk/redbridge_cycle_centre.html   21 & 22 May 2016 – The Crackling 2016 The season opener – Dual Hybrid and Giant Slalom The first Hog Hill event of the year is “The Crackling” which features head to head and Giant […]

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Hogtoberfest , Hog Hill – 10th/11th October 2015

Race report by Rob Ashby This years Hogtoberfest was the biggest ever yet both in terms of the number of skaters taking part over the two days and in the number of generous sponsors supporting us. Hog Hill is a popular race location for our European cousins and this time round we welcomed Victor Martensson […]

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The German Open 2015, Stuttgart 18th- 19th September

Race Report  by Richard Searle The German Open 2015 was held on 18th/19th September on a gentle hill in Stuttgart; a small but perfectly formed Team UK were in attendance. Marking his International debut was Alec Brown, gin obsessive and meticulous of kit; this recent convert to the slalom scene was set to take the […]

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European Championships, Gothenburg 28th – 30th August 2015

By Mmedo Duffort This years Team GB “Travelling Trio”, Louis Selby, Mmedo Duffort and Richard Searle made their way to Gothenburg for this years European Championships to take part in the Pro, Am and Masters divisions respectively. Despite the few number of racers (less than 16 in each class), the level was high and the […]

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