Thursday, December 06, 2007
''Snow-Camp is a youth charity providing disadvantaged young people from London’s inner city areas with the chance to experience mountain sports. As well as offering the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard, during a week’s stay in the French Alps, Snow-Camp includes a Life-Skills course designed to enable young people to reflect on the key issues that impact their lives.'
Check out the Snow Camp site and if you have any old hardwear you would like to donate then please get in touch with Dan Charlish at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance!
We would like to annouce that Mr Pete Ellis is the new kid on the block to join Blueskins riders Jo Chastney, Emma Rogers and Zach Culshaw. So please put your hands together and welcome him onboard,
As Ferg from Burton puts it
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
If you want to have a look at what it's all about check it on http://www.stonewall.org.uk/events/1404.asp Champagne and canapes!
Oh bloody hell, what does a pikey wear to such an event?!
Other than that, not done anything too exciting, went to a couple of gigs, both were amazing, Incubus and Jack Penate, recommend both to anyone, unless you don't like them, then I suggest you don't.
Also went to the Lockdown Premier of Terminal Ferocity, good work guys, an awesome night and an absolute belter of a movie.
Knee wise, physio is going well, hoping to get on a board in about a month, wow, that's quite soon!! Siiiick!
Monday, October 15, 2007
The second ever K-Jam event at Kendal dry slope in Cumbria. Massive snowboard jam session on the kickers, boxes (brand new 6m box and 6m C-box designed by Hamish McKnight), the Momentum/Thrilly 3-metre rail, quarter/bowl/spine, etc. Plus on-slope music, food, refreshments and spot prizes all day.
10am - Registration & Practice
12pm - Jam starts
3pm - Final
4pm - Awards
Open to Kendal Ski Club members and non-members. All competitors must wear a helmet (a small few are available for hire).
Adults (over 16): £20
(Members half price)
11 & Under
16 & Under
(Male & Female)
Thrilly / MonthRAG / Momentum Chalet / Westbeach / Vans / Fear of the Park / Snowboard Club UK / OHD / Blueskin / Animal / Rip Curl / Roxy / Dickies / Board 4 Life / Freeride Snowboards / Bluetubes / The Sick & the Wrong / Aquatic / Exile Tattoo
Friday, August 31, 2007
You go fella - a tasty Blueskin t-shirt coming you way. Give us a shout which t-shirt you like and it's yours...
Here are the results
1st Jack Coles
2nd Lewis Jones
3rd Andy Martin
Thanks to you for taking part - peace x
Friday, August 03, 2007
Peace, Love and Shred. FBBB
On an island
On a honeymoon
On a wave
On a dancefloor
On a mission
On a skateboard
On a mountain
On a computer
On a ramp
On a picnic
On a motoX
On a bear trip
On a camera
On a phone
On a message
On a BMX
So get on it and vote for your favourite photo to win some fine Blueskin produce..... just say which one you like best in the comments box - its easy x
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Thought I'd better do an update.
Not that there is much to update on, as an injured sports person, it kinda stops me doing stuff!
I have been going pretty nuts, although I've recently met some insane people who have most definitely kept me entertained, wow, as you can see from the photos! Nuts!
Me and Emma went on a road trip around Devon a while back which was great, Roger treated us well, we went to the Empire of Dirt which got cancelled so trekked it over to Croyde for a festival over there. Very funny and reasonable nice weather, ish.
For all you gays, you all should know it's pride season, so had the Branksome pride which was very successful, and the big one, Brighton this weekend! woooooo, I've been the last two years and I've had the biggest parties there!! I can't wait, just hope the weather is going to be alright.
So glad the last few days have been ok, weather wise, I've really been struggling, not being able to do anything. I'm now just over 11 weeks, and I'll be able to swim next week. I don't really like swimming!! But just being able to anything, moving, nice! I have been going to the gym everyday apart from the hungover weekends! So hopefully not putting any weight on!
Bit of sad news, my dog died a few weeks ago, I couldn't believe how sad I was, it was aweful. I mean I knew I would be sad, just not that sad. Ergh, poor Georgie, anyone who met my dog loved her, such a sweet thing. RIP.
Back to the parties, went to a Diva party in London a few weekends ago, really good, quite busy, went with them crazy South Africans! Classic, got stuck in a lift etc... Photos again!
Got a Nintendo Wii, thought that could keep me entertained for a bit, without being stuck in bed or just sat down. Absolutely hilarious, so far only minor injuries and two broken light bulbs.
Right, so if you're still reading this (sorry not very interesting) I went on a little trip to the Blueskin office and to see the lovely Niki!!!! It'd been a while so I was very excited.
After about a 2/3 hour catch up and gossip we got on to more serious business which might be top secret so not going to tell you, gutted.
Keep an eye on the blueskin website for more info as and when it comes.
I'm sure I forgot to put all the interesting stuff that I've done in on purpose, I'm very busy and exciting.
Ok thats enough excitement for now, there will be plenty of crazy drunken photos to come after this weekend so check back.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Jamie 2nd Joint
Will 2nd Joint
No one goes away empty handed - some big fat stickers going out to for Jamie, Will and Alice for entering thanks your photos rocked!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
nicky i know u get this a lot but this is big they are trying to shut down southsea sk8 park. it is the 1 if not the oldest sk8 park in the uk. It been here from the 70s. It must not shout down. We had over the years u.k. and u.s. pro and sk8er that have used it and it is a community for us and town around the city. so if u can help in any way this would be so helpful. i come to u as i know how u are a bout sk8ing and how u are true to the history. have a look at this if u can and if u can get back to me on this i be so grateful. thank u so much RAD bye
Please support this cause and sign this petition!
The comp is kicking off at 2pm on Saturday 25th August...
running until we get kicked off the slope at 10pm, followed by a party into the small hours.
It's going to be a jam format, judged by the riders themselves. The comp will be broken down into sessions on the jumps slope (kids comp, practise, main session and final) taking away all the pressure of nailing that one perfect run. The main slope will also be opened with the airbag and various rails set out.
For those that pre register the entry fees (which include your slope pass) are
Under 16s: £15
Over 16s: £20
The mini site, with pre-registration forms for Legion Rocks is up and running at :- www.ilovelegion.com/legionrocks
Anyone registering on the day will miss out on a free tee and pay an extra £5 for the privilege.
We can't guarantee the weather… but we've done well so far this "summer". Hopefully it should be a cracking day.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
'An' here I go again on my own
Goin' down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
An' I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time'
So you know the score, these good people have been out taking photos of their Blueskin 'Stickers That Travel' so vote for your favourite 'Sticker That Traveled' photo.
Use the comments box below to vote, c'mon and show some love to see your favourite picture win!! You know it makes sense.
Ross Maddox - Milton Keynes Highway
Jamie Brown - Canary Wharf London
Will - Meribel Bubble
Alice - Telephone Box Mayrhofen
Here are the results
A big thanks to Vicky, Sazzelli and Adam, for getting involved and taking part some more free stickers coming your way. Mr Don Brider our sticker maker man has been knocking up a new batch of stickers in his garage, so a big bunch have got your names on them!!
Love Piste and Bicycle Grease :)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Little story for you all.....
When I was 21 - no younger, as I wouldn’t be able to booze it, I moved to Encinitas a surf town in San Diego, California - although I actually did not know this until I got there.
In a cloud of bud I didn't research my new environment until I went, so when I arrived I was shocked to see all the things I saw watching endless skateboard videos and in numerous magazines whilst growing up in England.
For example, that Civic Centre bank that Aaron Harrison ollies into and Bam dragons into in Welcome To Hell (Toy Machine) video. The YMCA Skate park practically built by Tony Hawk, and the famous San dieguito High School rail which saw the likes of Tom Penny and Geoff Rowley in their days along with Steve Berra and Rick Mcrank who filmed it in the Birdhouse video "The End", and many many more!
So for me it was really weird.
For example there was this little skate park, quite crap really. I was skating there one day and all of a sudden Matt Mumford and his mates pulled up to kick about. I think I did a manual nollie flipper out and got a clap from him, cool.
Down at Moonlight beach in Encinitas was a car park. A guy called Jeff King (who owns King rails) set up a rail session every week. About 100+ skaters would turn up and destroy the place. Including the likes of Richard Argüelles who rides for Adidas, PJ Ladd came down a couple times, Kenny Hoyle who got picked up by Kayo distribution - check his section out in "The Official" vid. What about this kid Ronson Lambert. His part in Transworld's Forecast video is crazy and that “Rainy days” footage, type that into YouTube now!
Going to Mike Mcgills skateshop was a trip to.
So coming from a posh little town in South East England to the video world of skateboarding in San Diego was really insane and I'd urge any keen skater to head out to San Diego and check the vibe. Heres another thing, Rob dyrdek ordered a pizza at Papa Johns, when I did a delivery stint that was funny. My mate delivered one to Tony Hawk.
I don't usually care about this stuff, famous peeps etc, but when they are amazing skateboarders who have shaped the industry it's cool!
Anyway, thought I'd share that bit of my life with you lot.
Friday, June 01, 2007
This month we are going to try something different, as you have been voting via ye ole email link and we have been reading your comments and counting your votes. We thought hang on there, just a wee minute why don't we ask you to vote via the blog, that way everyone can see the comments and votes, what do ya reckon? Soz for being a little slow hehe!
So now please place you votes and comments NOW, remember be kind and have fun!
Love piste and bicycle grease, Blueskin x
Adam Brown - Brighton
Craig Rutherford - Kassbohrer Piste Basher
Sazzelli - Mountain
Vicky - Scotties Pub Mayrhoffen
A big thanks to Ian, John and Guy, some more free stickers coming your way for taking part. We got the big fat ramp ones in stock, so you're getting those! woop woop!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Ultimately it's about what you think so, check out the photos below and vote for your favorite to win this months free Blueskin t-shirt of their own choice...oh yeh we don't palm you off with any old stuff.
If you want a bunch of free Blueskin stickers just click here Remember this is about the fun so get busy with your Blueskin stickers all you warriors of the stickering kind...
I Vote Leona Bringwoods - Iveruglus Scotland
I Vote John Black - Edinburgh Scotland
I Vote Ian - Chadwell Heath UK
I Vote Guy - King Cross Pub London UK
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Stew - Monkey Pic - I Vote Stew
Claire - Bubble Car Pic - I Vote Claire
Greg - Ramp Pic I Vote Greg
Sarah - Skater Pic I Vote Sarah
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Wow what a few weeks, started off on a little trip to Austria with Document and my new buddy Posy Dixon, unfortunately the weather wasn't great, but my ankle held out and we managed a really good last day, when the sun came out and we managed to get some photos.
Austria is weird, it was my first time and they have a rubbish choice of food! Anyway after spending 5 hours in a mall (waiting for washing, seems Austria has no laundrettes, so a dry cleaner kindly took our big bags!) it was time for Pikey and Posy to hit the road again, this time Switzerland, for the Brits. Seems the two P's make a good team on and off the road, getting three out of the four medals, yeh Posy! It was an absolutely amazing week, beautiful weather, amazing parties, and Niki and the girls showing everyone how its done on the dance floor!
Unfortunately I hurt my knee during the week and by the slopestyle, managing to stop myself walking. No dancing for me any more.
I managed to have Friday off, luckily the sun still shining, so put my leg up and got a bit of a tan.
No rest for the wicked though, Pikey and Posy's travels weren't over yet, off to Tignes for the Jib-vid. The comp didn't start until Tuesday so I rested my knee until then, We were the Cooler team, consisting of Me (rider), Posy Dixon (rider) and Nat Smith (Filmer and editor). There was also Poppy Smith (Team coach and adult number one) and Nat Mayer (Team photographer and adult number two).
My knee held out for Tuesday but unfortunately had enough by Wednesday. The video still managed to get done though, and it's amazing! You can check it out soon on jib-vid.com website and there will also be a story in Cooler, so check it out.
I'm now back in Morzine, incredibly bored, waiting for an MRI scan which will be done next week.
Fingers crossed it's not too bad. Can't complain with the season I've had so far, but with fresh snow and a new hunger to learn and shred, it's pretty hard!
Peace out and shred while you can.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
It’s back on 24th Feb 2007 & raising the bar with a Freestyle extravaganza @ MK SNO!zone. Bringing you entertainment in the fridge like never before! The park will be that extra bit 'special' (standard FBBB procedure!) as always and this time you'll be spoilt by a line up that without doubt will leave you craving for more!
Well, the sun is shining here in beautiful Morzine. Which is always nice, but it seems we have had spring weather so far this year. It would be nice to have winter at some point!
The weather however is awesome for learning tricks, nice soft landings for the butt or head.
Unfortunately I have come down with a cold the last couple of days, so I'm taking it easy to get back to full strength for some more summer riding.
I've done two competitons so far this year, the first an all girls event in Villars, Switzerland, which was great fun and I came 2nd, beauty.
The second was the O'neill freestyle pro rail jam, it was fun, but riding with guys in a jam? Hm. Think I'm gona stick with the girls jams, much nicer!
Friday, February 09, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Down at the pub again, another evening of fun entailed slapping a slice of cucumber on our foreheads and getting it to slip down our faces, eating it, then drinking the shot, mmm, now we were getting into the swing of things. That evening ended up with me dancing ragga stylee at the local disco with a roll of toilet paper under my beanie (cos we had run out at our digs). Vicky and Alice looked on aghast, and doubled up in stitches.
We did also play in the snow, sliding down mountains and always having a cafe stop to refuel. On one such stop off there was a DJ man I'd say in his 50's, playing Black Lace’s ‘Agadoo’ with great enthusiasm. I hadn’t witnessed such gusto, for this song since the 80’s. You definitely don’t get that in
Yep and we even found the time to play on local children’s rides, in the town centre. Apparently these are in every local town throughout the
So seriously when’s that snowbombing bash on this year again?