Lords of the Swords documentary online

This is one of the best things that happens in the Essex skate scene” – yes it is and it’s coming again in August right here at Crossfire. Watch this documentary about Luke Macduke’s work in pulling the Essex scene together for their most prestigious get together.

2011/2012 Lords Of The Swords Doc from Lords Of The Swords on Vimeo.

View Saffron Walden’s new extension plans, like?

The locals of Saffron Walden are salivating over the prospect of the current park being extended in the future. The images below are the very first thoughts from Billy Coulon from Evergreen Skateparks in the US, one of the original Dreamland team who built the existing park.

Let us know you thoughts on the rough sketch as in idea so that the people behind One Minet Park can read them.




Lords of the Swords 2011

lordsoftheswordsLast weekend, hundreds of skaters voted for their favourite team video from the annual Lords of the Swords video comp. This was the most fun event in the UK’s unsponsored skate scene calendar this year and the bars were raised once again.

Throughout August, all of the skaters you see from these 9 teams were out filming and skating, ticking the boxes of the ridiculous challenges that were laid out before them. Blood, sweat and many beers have been shed in the making of these amazing videos so without any further delay, get a brew on, sit back and take in the UK’s most exciting scene comp. The vote has now passed but you can use the comments below if you are arsed.

Enjoy the remains of 2011’s Lords of the Swords comp.


2. TEAM SCRATCH AND SNIFF (This year’s youngest competitors)


4. TEAM POKÉFUX (90’s nostalgia)





9. ZOMBIE SKATEBOARDS TEAM (Can’t win due to them all being sponsored)

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If you like this feature, then go here and press that magic like button and we may well do it again. Enjoy the gallery from this amazing road trip courtesy of Tom Halliday.

Lord of the Swords incoming

The Essex skate scene is gearing up for the launch of the annual Lords of the Swords road trip and video competition. The event was started in Chelmsford by AJ Martin and Luke MacDuke to create a scene video and has morphed into a much bigger get together inpired by Thrasher’s King of the Road series.

Competitions aside though, Lords of the Swords is most importantly having a laugh with your mates. Last year’s winners managed feats of bravery, that included catching a sizeable snake under an Essex flyover and (failed) attempts to ride sheep!

All videos will be premiered at Park DX in Colchester on the 16th of September and the top 5 posted online here at Crossfire for the public to choose who should win. The Lords will then be knighted on the 18th September in Hooga Bar in Chelmsford alongside a mini ramp session and copious amounts of liquor. Look out for the videos next month and get voting!