UK Girl Skate Jam review and full gallery online now!!

013_Julia_FlipThe Girl Skate Jam is the longest established female skateboarding competition in the UK, this being it’s 13th outing – again held at the Pioneer Skate Park in St Albans. 38 girls and ladies entered in all with more turning up to get a chance to roll around the park in the 2 hour jam.

“So many little ones turned up to watch the older girls that it seemed only fair to give them their own comp. This was swiftly followed by the under 18′s comp with Brighton local Josie Millard hammering away at tricks. this girl has super nice style (pretty much verging on ninja…) and it was great to watch her landing the backside flip on the bank and her clean flip up the step up.

There were so many girls entered into the over 18′s comp that it made it pretty difficult for the judges to decide. Black eye of the day went to Fran who up until the point of her accident had been skating really well – but face planting the floor never unfortunately helps anyones cause!

Weather had looked a bit dicky all day and of course within 10 minutes of being outside on the miniramp it pelted it down. The majority of the riders had at least got one run in. But Julia Brueckler’s back to back tricks (involving switch blunts!) pretty much nailed it for her.

The last group comp of the day was the sponsored event and tricks just went down. It was to be the head to head between Austria’s Julia Brueckler and Lucy Adams that really rounded off the day. So many tricks went down that I had to email the girls afterwards just to get an idea of what they had done! Over all Julia landed the most tricks and was awarded first place.

Amazing day and fun times were had down the pub afterwards with a early happy birthday drink to Girl Skate UK’s Danni Gallacher.

A big thank you has to go out to all of the sponsors – Chocolate, Lakai, Death, Animal, Rogue, Nikita, Roam and Seek, Rubicon, Vans, Rokeo, Cooler and Story…plus Andrew Selby for the hand crafted trophies (amazing results year on year!).

A massive thank you also has to go out to all the volunteers who continue to make this comp the success it is – Leigh, Kat, Charlie, Beckie, Matt, Wil, Ali, Glen, Ben, Marguerite and Geoff. And the Management Committee – Sue, Annette, Anne and Andy K – at Pioneer Skatepark for helping make it such a good day. Thanks guys!!”

Words & Photography by Jenna Selby. Check out the full results below & for a more extensive review including all the tricks that went down, head over to the Sidewalk site here!

Results:

Sponsored:
1st – Julia Brueckler
2nd – Lucy Adams
3rd – Emma Fastesson Lindgren

Over 18:
1st – Anita Almonte
2nd – Charlotte Thatcher
3rd – Aimy Brady

Under 18:
1st – Josie Millard
2nd – Savannah Keenan
3rd – Lucy Tomlin

Groms:
1st – Georgia Scott
2nd – Emily Holt
3rd – Tabitha Saunders

Miniramp:
1st – Julia Brueckler
2nd – Lucy Adams
3rd – Aimy Brady

The New Vans Girls Zine for A14

It’s always a great moment when you see Vans Girls release their new zine. Each season they run a special online zine previewing their new styles and offerings for the season as well as their influences for the collections. They always feature interviews with rad, inspirational ladies and include staff favourite picks for the season. We love to see women’s voices and our preferences/opinions heard. Vans is passionate about representing women in the scene and they continue to rep harder than most other brands.

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Check out some sneak peeks of the A14 collection below and head to the zine page here

Vans Girls now sell their full collections directly in the UK. Check your local skate stores first and ask them if they’ll stock your smaller size or if you have any requests. Failing that, support your independent skate or street stores online or buy directly from the Vans official UK site.

‘Board of Media’ – The Documentary – Get Involved!

Help Emma Shoesmith by getting involved in this rad project ‘Board of Media.’ 

Board of media is a documentary about females, actions sports and the pre-existing media that surrounds the subculture. Looking at the women, brands, blogs and businesses that are challenging and changing our current media landscapes in the UK and across the globe. Our team are on the look our for action sports athletes, industry workers and supporters of the subculture.

Board Of Media from Emma J Shoesmith on Vimeo.

Go say hi on Facebook or ping an email to boardofmedia@gmail.com

Please send your video to emmashoesmith@gmail.com the final edit will be released on Facebook at the end of July.

Please find details about the documentary competition here primeandfire.com/selects

Thrashion’s New Solid Silver Jewellery Range Is Out Now!

The awesome skate craft brand Thrashion have released a new range of premium pieces which are now available exclusively on their website.

This new range of jewellery is different from the recycled skate ranges they’re widely known for and features a skateboard ‘bearing’ inspired design which has been designed by Creative Director/Designer Nat Rigby and hand cast in solid silver.

The solid silver pieces have already being creating a buzz online for their original use of recycled and broken skateboards, creating a delicate and high end way to wear a piece of discarded wood.

Thrashion have been making jewellery and other innovative products since 2007, finally creating an online presence in 2009. Today Thrashion recycles 50% of the UK skateboarding industry’s skateboards through their studio in Cornwall.

You can now see and purchase the new designs exclusively on their website

Keep up to date with them online here: InstagramFacebookTwitter

London x Hawaii girls edit

Jordan Taylor Serpentini & Roxzi Bokolas came to London for their last pitstop on their European tour before heading home to Hawaii.

We met up with the girls to show them around London and film a few tricks while we were there.

Look out for an interview from the girls in the coming weeks, but for now check out the edit from the day!

#SKATEHOUR for Skateistan

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You’ve heard of Earth Hour right? Now we present to you SKATE HOUR. No need to turn out the lights, just get on your skateboard for Skateistan THIS SATURDAY!

Cooler Mag has teamed up with Mafia TV in a bid to raise money for Skateistan in their latest fundraising drive.

They plan to get everyone on a board for a Skate Hour at 6PM GMT tomorrow (Saturday 19th July) – To take part in the campaign, grab your board and hit the streets or your favourite park, then at 6pm upload a photo to instagram or twitter and use the hashtag #SKATEHOUR with your location and then donate to Skateistan. No donation is too small, every little helps!

“Skate and donate! All it takes is a matter of minutes to do something good and help us get an awesome collection of snaps from around the world.

Plus there are prizes from Vans, WeSC, Volcom, Roxy, Lovenskate and Stance Socks up for grabs for those who tag a picture in that hour and donate. We will choose our favourites for a special gallery and online vote!”

Find out more on the campaign to Keep Skateistan Rolling here.

Read more from Cooler Mag here