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Volcom Knot Again mini ramp footage

Volcom’s annual mini ramp romp at ISPO went down a storm with this latest Knot Again jam providing yet another classic edit stuffed full of great skating.

Enjoy this footage of Danny Carlsen, Josh Young, Fernando Bramsmark Mike Vallely, Rune Glifberg, Jake Collins, Ben Hatchell, Julien Benoliel, Alain Goikoetxea and many more.

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Malmo in Slomo

This year’s Ultra bowl comp in Malmo is documented in slomo in this new video edit. Take this in and have a moment to realise just how fantastic skateboarding is.

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Lords of the Swords party edit

On Sunday night The Lords of the Swords party at the Hooga Bar in Chelmsford screened the winning edit from the DSD Team and got very drunk.

Watch the messy night once the voting on our site had finished below and click here to watch all of the videos from this amazing Essex scene get together.

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Malmö’s Ultra Bowl comp footage and results

The annual jam down at Malmö’s Ultra Bowl went off last weekend for the third time in Sweden. Kevin Kowalski continued to pick up the plaudits with a win in the pro jam event and Danish veteran, Nicky Guerrero took the Masters ahead of UK legends Sean Goff and Paul Atkins. Watch the footage of this comp below.

Pro Results:

1. Kevin Kowalski
2. Brad McClain
3. Ben Hatchell
4. Cody Lockwood
5. Steven Reeves
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Fernando Bramsmark
8. Mattias Nyhlen
9. Benji Galloway
10. Josh Mattson

Malmö Ultra Bowl III Masters results:

1. Nicky Guerrero
2. Sean Goff
3. Paul Atkins
4. Lester Kasai
5. Sasha Steinhorst
6. Dave Toms

Competitions Win

Win Etnies/Cliché collab gear!

Cliché and Etnies rider Charles Collet recently celebrated the launch of his new collab shoe Eurostyle by travelling like a gypsy for ten days, skating in three different countries.

You can check out his One Man Band Tour video below, and watch carefully because the question that follows relates to the clip. Answer correctly to be in with a chance of getting all those sexy looking products above.

The deadline for this competition is September 13th.

Charles Collet, The One Man Band tour from etnies europe on Vimeo.

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Official Grand Skate Jam at Norton

The UK skateboard scene has been summoned to appear at a ye olde skate jamme kind of affair at the brand new concrete dreamland in Midsomer Norton.

The Official Grand Skate Jam will take place  on August 14th from noon onwards and will be your usual comp format with lots of great stuff to be won and all the typical gubbins; except the theme is medieval castle style so put on your shining armour get jousting for the Knight of the Realm prize! Better than wearing a helmet, right? Protect ye neck…

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Leigh-On-Sea Skate Comp!

Leigh-On-Sea skatepark will be holding a competition with Switch Skatestore for skateboarders only on August 29th.

The jam kicks off at 1:30PM so get down there and suck in some of the Essex sunshine for a chance to win some product from and for a guaranteed good time.

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Amsterdamn Am Results

The fifth annual Amsterdamn Am rocked Holland this weekend. Ams from all over the globe battled it out for some Euros in the Dam and some crazy stuff went down.

Keiran Reilly took best trick with a frontside flip over the bar to lipslide down the bank – the footage is below and it’s ri-goddamn-diculous but first, the results…

1. Alec Majerus, USA
2. Louie Lopez, USA
3. Tiago Lemon, BRA
4. Tim Zom, NL
5. John Koetzier, NL
6. Spencer Lau, USA
7. Douwe Macare, NL
8. Axel Cruysberghs, BE
9. Julien Merour, FRA
10. Billy Hoogendijk, NL
11. Hermann Stene, NOR
12. Woody Hoogendijk, NL

The Volcom AMSTERDAMN AM FINALS 2010 from Volcom Europe on Vimeo.

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Girl Skate Jam 2010

Words: Jenna Selby
Photos: Sophie Allen & Jenna Selby

On Saturday 19th June, Pioneer Skate Park hosted it’s 9th annual Girl Skate Jam. This year saw skaters make their way over to St Albans from all corners of the UK, the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and Belgium, there was also for the first time entrants from further a field – New Zealand and Australia.

The clouds on the day looked somewhat dubious and the BBC Weather Centre had forecasted rain. However, Nikita’s Michelle and hubby Alan Rushbrooke duly set about putting the BBQ together  – which we hoped wouldn’t jinx it, there really is no love lost between the British BBQ’s and the weather! Although advertised as starting at 1pm, cars started arriving from 11am onwards, one family had travelled down from Hartlepool for the day, another Emily Russell and Mum had made the long journey from Glasgow. It was good to see all the old faces returning for the event but also to see a host of new ones, especially in the Under 18’s category.

Between 1-3pm was a free skate for all the girls, the rain until this point had held off even though there were reports coming in from Kent and other home counties of a downpour on its way. The decision was made to put the miniramp comp on first. From the off the standard was evidently high; Melbourne’s Hilary Pearce was awarded first place after two faultless runs, her fast and aggressive style is amazing to watch – frontside Smiths, frontside 5-0’s, frontside tails – the list kept going! Danielle Mellor was on a no holds barred mission to pull off the most technical tricks of the day, placing her second – frontside-half cab-rock and rolls, backside disaster-revert out and switch front rocks. Third went to New Zealand’s Georgina Matthews AKA Hori who was all about the hand plants and Indy Grabs.

Next up was a pretty fierce Under 18’s comp. Placing 1st, Laura Johnson was on flip-tastic form, with a kickflip to fakie and a frontside flip over the driveway, 2nd place Charlotte Brennon pulled out a nice early grab transfer out of the 6ft quatre to flat bank and Pioneer local prodigy 13 year old Caitlyn a good ollie from the driveway to flat to award her third. In the Over 18’s, first went to Georgina Matthews after a solid run including a 5-0 180 out across and down the driveway, a boardslide on the rail and bs and fs 50-50 on the box. It was really good to see Emma the Brum Richardson back on top form – fs 5-0 revert on the quatre and a nollie bigspin on the bank, which gave her 2nd. Resident Skatergirl writer Danielle Gallagher placed third after her run of front rocks and feeble fakies on the big quatres.

The Over 18’s were over by 4.30pm, at which point Evelien Bouilliart rolled in, just off a train from Brussels – much to the delight of the younger girls. She had little time to warm up before the sponsored comp started, although it was apparent that as soon as she set foot in the park everyone upped their game just a little. There were four groups in the Sponsored Section, each had 2 runs of 2 minutes, A – Georgina Winter (UK) and Lottie Borra (Italy), B- Helena Long (UK) and Lois Pendlebury (UK), C – Klara Kasparova (Czech) and Caroline Dynybil (Czech), D – Evelien Bouilliart (Belgium) and Lucy Adams (UK)

Caroline was straight into noseslides on the Koston, Lottie who had looked incredible in the warm up with front boards down the rail and 5-0’s on the block got a small attack of the nerves, Lois had some good lines on the go – flip on the driveway – kickflip to fakie on the quatre. Evelien went into full feeble and lipslide assault on the rail – just after her run ended she also landed a flip front board. Lucy Adams landed a host of tricks – fakie 360 flip, fakie shuv-it flip and a switch heel on the bank. Bs 50-50 on the Koston and a backside tail on the block. The judges admitted it was incredibly tight and difficult to decide a winner. However due to Lucy’s use of the whole park and the consistency of all the tricks she threw in between her main ones, she was awarded first place, with Evelien 2nd and Caroline 3rd.

A big thank you has to go out to all the volunteers –Leigh Burton, Carmela Fleury, Alex Barton, Geoff Rubicon, Ben Cundall, Joff Talbot, Ian Harris, John Glanville, Michael McInally, Mark Sinfield, Leigh Burton, Sophie Allen, Michelle and Alan Rushbrooke, Sarah Glenny, Di Headley, Kat Bedding The Selby Family and to Arron Selby for soldering together new wires for the mics late on the Friday night whilst ever so slightly inebriated!

Thank you to all the sponsors – Rogue, Lovenskate, Death, Rubicon, Les Ettes, Nikita, Misticon, Vans and Cooler Magazine.

From its beginnings at Playstation Skatepark (Bay 66) back in 2002 and Epic (Creation) in 2003, Pioneer has now become the established home to the Girl Skate Jam UK. Plans for a big 10-year party next year at the park are already underway.