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.




New design for The Level in Brighton, you like?

The Brighton & Hove Skatepark Association made up from the riders and supporters of the Brighton & Hove skatepark community have published a new skatepark design for The Level to discuss this week.

This skatepark is one of the most legendary in the country and has played host to the development of some of the UK’s most influential skateboarders and industry tastemakers. Tell us what you think of these plans in the comments below.

Check out ZAP’ ADOS Skatepark in Calais

Locals of Calais in France are celebrating the arrival of one of the most plush skateparks we have seen to date. Designed by Bang Architects this once used peanut factory has now made way for the ZAP’ ADOS Skatepark, an eco-friendly skate park that is part of a major urban renewal project in the area.

It is located along a canal in St. Pierre, so get packing and book that ferry ticket.

Images from Inhabitat

New West Ealing skate park plans revealed

Fresh news on the new skatepark build in West Ealing dropped into our inbox just now. It seems the park has had a complete re-design by Freestyle Skateparks from the previous plans so get hyped on this little number to be open on the Bank Holiday weekend in August if the build all goes well.


Review: Mrs Wilberforce ‘Tee Number Two’

We’re big fans of limited tees here at Crossfire so imagine our delight and surprise when we were given two super limited t-shirts to wear and review from the creative mind behind Mrs Wilberforce. Hand printed in East London by none other than the lovely Stu at Lovenskate, the aptly titled ‘Tee Number Two‘ (it’s their second t-shirt design) that I’m currently wearing is just one of ten available in white. The tee you see on the right is one of ten available in black. This simple, homemade and ‘keeping it local’ ethic is evident in all things Wilberforce: keeping things super limited, using high quality material (standard American Apparel crew neck) with unique (and rad) designs while ensuring that they’re affordable to all those on a shoestring belt-wearing budget… so you know, everyone in East London. That includes me.

His attention to detail in the shirt design is sublime. Not dissimilar from the dystopian symbols of early Palace artwork, the tee utilises a photo of industrial smog perfectly positioned within a sharp, off-kilter square frame that makes great use of inverted colours… a long way away from the squashed penny drawings of Tee Number One (featuring the Mrs Wilberforce Logo) but it is still something very much in continuation with the Mrs Wilberforce brand, even in the early stages. I love it.

Mrs Wilberforce have also put their talents to designing skateboard decks (check the awesome cruiser here) and collaborations with bands and filmmakers. As we enter 2011, Mrs Wilberforce is just six months old but on the basis of what we’ve seen so far, we’re absolutely starving for more.

Joe Moynihan

You can buy the new tee at the Pioneer New Year Jam this weekend! Go and pick one up before they’re all gone.

Watch: Tron Legacy Mini Ramp

Yeah you can’t finish a week better than this…

Melbourne based interactive designers ENESS were asked to create something to bring skateboarding fully into the digital age. Forget straight-to-itunes edit, what everyone really wants is a session where we replace the beers and dog piss with streaming neon lights and electronic fireworks.

This session went down at the Tron: Legacy premiere in Melbourne, a film which you should probably go see. Because it’s awesome. As is the video below. Enjoy.

Tron Legacy Premiere – A Light Session from ENESS on Vimeo.