The Flip Skateboards team will visit the UK in July for an evening session at Hemel Hempstead’s XC park on Thursday July 12th.
The date is set in stone and the rider list could possibly include David Gonzalez, Luan Oliveira, Arto Saari, Tom Penny, Lance Mountain, Louie Lopez, Curren Caples, Ben Nordberg, Greyson Fletcher, Geoff Rowley and Rune Glifberg.
This list of visiting pro’s will be confirmed nearer the time but get this date in your dairy and get your tickets sorted from the skate park. the session will start at 7pm.
Watch Ben Nordberg’s brand new full section for Flip released last week in advance of this visit and get hyped.
As you may remember from December 2010’s appeal, Bay Sixty 6 skate park in London was under threat due to various plans being proposed to turn the park into offices. Since then, the owners of the skatepark have fought a hard battle to renew their lease for another two years and the local council now recognise that there needs to be a facility for us. The park will be issuing a statement soon about redeveloping the park which will be more good news for you but this battle has not ended yet, it still needs your help, and it needs it right now.
Why? Because the long term future of the park is still under threat and there’s more for us to do to secure its future.
Proposed plans to put offices on the skatepark site remain. The council have said that an alternative location for the skatepark would have to be provided. BUT there is no specific alternative for relocating the park. The draft plans are not specific enough to guarantee the future of the skatepark and we ask that you join us in petitioning the planning department of Kensington and Chelsea council further.
This is very important, so please read this and sign it today and then spread this post on your facebook page by liking the page above, linking this post through twitter and emailing it to your friends today too. Everyone you know connected with the park should sign this asap and do their bit in helping the long term future of London’s only privately run skatepark.
Here’s our last Xmas Jam video from the Bay to remind you why we need to keep this skatepark alive and continue to bring people in our scene together. Thanks for your support.
Heroin Skatebooards are back with a brand new series of decks this month with art supplied by Suzi Kemp, Andrew Pommier and Craig Questions. Here’s an update about the artists involved from Fos below who also carved his wares on the new Heroin Zombie Pro Series. These beauties will be gracing the walls of your local skate shop in the next 2 weeks so make sure you reserve one today before they are all snapped up.
I hate going to degree shows. A load of pissed up students swanning around thinking they’re the best thing in the world and all their work looks like stuff that’s been done a million times before. It’s either Japanese Manga rip off stuff or twee crap saying “Be happy” or some shit that looks like they ripped off our mate Marcus Oakley. So when I was at the Brighton degree show last year and I saw Suzi Kemp’s work it was a breath of rotting fresh air. Suzi’s penchant for Black Metal and Zombies fitted right at home with Heroin. I’m stoked that the first board she did was for us, expect more killer shit from her in the future.
Andrew is an International Skate art heavyweight and I love introducing him that way to people at parties. He’s the art director at Momentum wheels, has worked for Girl, Toy Machine, RVCA, Adidas and a bunch of other nerds I guess. We met in China a few years ago and we’ve been homies ever since. We always seem to end up on epic skate art trips together. He’s a good lad and is down to come and shoot semi automatic weapons at the L.A. gun club with me.
What can I say about Craig Questions? I first met him at the premier at “Live from Antarctica” where he proceeded to chew my ear off about 80’s skateboarding and hasn’t stopped since, and that was bloody 6 years ago. He’s one of my favourite people and there’s never a dull moment with him around. Craig lives and breathes skateboarding and if you don’t like him, I can’t imagine that he gives a fuck. What you see if what you get, from cutting the heads off dead animals for his skull collection to getting numbers off the hottest girls, Craig is a force of nature and I’m stoked to have his shitty artwork on the bottom of my board.