OK, so it’s Winterclash this weekend. Officially it’s a 2 day skate event in Eindhoven, Netherlands, but for many it’s already started. UK skaters and and those visiting the UK for the recent Laced competition have been starting to make their way over to the continent. Though many have chosen to fly through Amsterdam and take the opportunity to savour the delights of the capital, I’m treading a different path. Roadtrip. Leaving late on Thursday I’ll be driving to the event via the Channel Tunnel and then through France and Belgium before hitting the Netherlands.
Unfortunately as a result I’m going to miss the pre comp session (Thursday 18:00 – 23:00, 5€ entry fee). However this is going to allow me to take my skates, cameras, laptop, and pretty much whatever I want, and travel in style and comfort. As such there really is no excuse if I come back without a decent set of photos, and maybe even a few Go-Pro clips. I’ll be there throughout the competition and of course at the parties. See how the cream of skating get their groove on…
For all those going, remember to dress up warm as it’s going to be a cold one that’s pretty much guaranteed. So, this time in 2 day’s I should be heading under the channel. Hope to see a few faces over there…
Well it all went down. It was great to meet up with so many skaters again, seeing some amazing skating and of course getting the party on. I don’t really have much to say as is the usual way for me seeing the event through a lens I don’t remember many specifics of what went down but here’s a quick rundown of what I did catch.
First Alex Burston
Second Brian Aragon
Third Edwin Wieringh
First Piotrek Combrzynski
Second Jack Swindals
Third James Keyte
First Jenna Downing
Second Fallon Heffernan
Third Frieda Reisch
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Actually it’s only a single rainbow so it can only mean one thing – it’s kicking off at Rampworx. Here are a few shots I grabbed last night at the park, mostly on the new rainbow ledge as everyone was sizing it up ready for the Laced Comp‘s visit to the North West today. Get over there is you can. If you can’t don’t worry, the camera will be out again in force both for the event and more importantly for the afterparty…
… because it’s fucking ace.
If you ever wondered what a street session is like in Stoke, have a gander at this edit from Mr Kyle Murray with the infamous John Goodman and wonder no more…
Stoke (not powerblading)
First photos from 2012 are up in the gallery. This was a session at Rampworx Skate Park for the Inline Only Night. These happen regularly, but not often so I suggest you get over to the Rampworx Facebook page and “like” it to keep an eye on the updates.
Unfortunately I didn’t get too many photos because I spent most of the evening actually skating, which is, of course, as it should be…
Monday 9th Jan, 17:00. It’s another night for us to skate RWX without having to negotiate the bikes on every flat surface and BMXers sitting on the boxes and rails. Get over there and rip up the park while you can. It’s guaranteed to be another quality evening of rolling, sliding, chilling and bitching to your mates. You know, the usual when a bunch of rollerbladers take over a skatepark. It’s all good fun though. Don’t go forgetting your helmets though…