Watch: Lowcard’s Worst Skater of the Year

Lowcard Magazine have unveiled their ‘Worst Skater of the Year’ to be none other than everyone’s favourite beer-swilling flatbank destroyer Fred Gall.

To congratulate him on having such a shit year they’ve made this edit compiling footage from all over the shop. We loved him in Origin and Cliché have said he’s the best Gypsy guest rider they’ve ever had, it’s not hard to see why.

Ladies and gentlemen, the magnificent Fred Gall…

Line Check – Holiday 2010 1 of 2

Across the UK, skater owned shops are currently getting fresh packages from distributors dishing out the new products for the Holiday Season. Understandably, there’s lots of quality goods included in these packages and condensing our favourites into one Line Check didn’t seem as appealing to us as running two of them. So before you head out with the intention of blowing your Xmas savings, have a look at our selection of some top shelf products that are arriving in your local skate shop now.

Antiz have never been afraid to tell it like it is, so with the help of Ben The and Ludovic Gabriel they have produced the ‘Ass‘ Series. Just like everyone has an opinion, everyone has an ass; and the Antiz pro team are no exception to that rule.

Skate Mental have a huge range of decks available right now but those are our chosen six above, including O’Neill’s of-the-moment ‘Call Of Duty‘ deck and Matt Beach’s super rad Tre Flip model that provides Ewoks with the publicity they have always deserved.

Kill City are keeping things street in South Wales with their ‘Spray Paint‘ and ‘Marker‘ models. Note how good those sizes are; for those of you out there with pixie feet who haven’t made the jump up from 7.5″ here’s a good excuse to man up.

Tyler Bledsoe’s debut pro model for Alien Workshop is in shops now with a suitably trippy graphic to cause your own Mindfield to relapse. Crayon hooked up with the CSC mascot, ‘Boxman‘ and his model designed by the wonderful Philip Morgan is now available fresh from the press. Hype! are making a name for themselves with some superb web edits and quality decks to match and Karma hooks up with the insomniac Alex Maw who knocked up a couple of rad designs for their latest decks. We’re stoked on these.

Ace Trucks are starting to become a common name in UK stores so if you’re looking for something new to get your grind on with then try these out. They are selling fast having already made an impact on a competitive truck market in the US and are set to do the same here.

OJ Wheels have made a welcome comeback into the urethane spotlight this year and are our selected wheels alongside Andrew Pommier’s Tin Toy series for Momentum.

The winter warmers are in stock! Now, unless your skin is made of thinsulate material then you’ve probably noticed it’s absolutely bloody freezing outside; have a look at cozy jackets and shirts from Matix, Fourstar, Addict, Independent and Etnies right there above.

Ok, so we were so stoked on Beach’s 360 flipping Ewok that we had no choice but to include the matching tee in our t-shirt round up alongside other graphic gems from Girl and Hype! Uzi does it now…

Soletech may be reknowed for their innovative progress in shoe technology, but you shouldn’t think that less effort is put into their threads. éS and Emerica make some of the best clothes going and the cords and chinos you see above are nice, simple and ridiculously comfortable.

But if it is shoes you’re after because the ones your wearing are soaked through with melted snow then be sure to check out Habitat’s Footwear range. Like Soletech, they’ve got the talent and experience to dabble in more than just one area. We have a Habitat package to give away this month that includes a pair of their awesome shoes; click here to enter. And as per, DVS bring the goods with simple and effective designs in dope colourways. Port should be really considered more often.

Check back for more recommended products in the following weeks.

Win a Habitat package!

The good folk at Habitat and Habitat Footwear have put together this perfect little package to get you ready for a cruise. With this collection you can sit down with a cuppa* and watch the fantastic Origin before slipping on some fresh kicks (the simple but practical Lark in a classic chocolate and royal blue colourway) and go street surfing on the 7.75″ Earth Day cruiser deck that’s about as rad as they come.

*Cuppa not included.

Have a look at our review of Origin here and then answer the question below for a chance to win it all. It’s dead easy… so long as you’ve read the review!

The deadline for this competition is December 17th.

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Habitat ‘Origin’ Hype…

Habitat’s ‘Origin’ was given a release date last month for October 18th. If you needed any further confirmation then check the image above that was posted on the Origin Tumblr this morning.

The video will indeed be getting an iTunes release if you are one of those ‘can’t go to the shop today but need to see it’ type.

To further stoke your excitement for the retrospective video here’s the trailer and a couple of recent clips from Habitat riders.