Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The New Deal, son!!

Heads up all you TE locals!

We've got a New Deal on offer for January...it's like this:

Buy a monthly pass in January for £60...renew in February and pay £50...renew again in March and pay only £40. If you keep renewing your monthly pass thereafter, you only pay £40 per month. That's only forty sheets for unlimited access to the best spot in Scotland!!

All you have to do is front up at the start of the year and reap the rewards a few months later!

This offer can only be taken up in January...and you must renew your pass each month before the expiry date. It's that simple.

Get some.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Tour Dick

Colin Adam @ Easdale, Scotland

Another one to da game...Alex Irvine now has a fresh new blogspot! Go take a look at 'Tour Dick'. It features weird and wonderful photography from Irvine's road tripping across the plains.

Also if you haven't yet checked out his website then go do it now! You slacker!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

SANTA SCHRALP JAM TIME TRIAL RESULTS

Rules:
1 lap of park
no pushing (+5sec penalty)
must pass through all gates (+5sec penalty)

SKATEBOARD HEAT

Callum Barrack - 21.69
Youngo - 22.45
Raberdeen - 22.47
Tom Simpson - 22.48
Haydn Morgan - 22.77
Dan G - 22.93
Mike Hume - 23.16
Muzz - 23.41
Neil 2.0 - 23.68
Anders - 24.00
Chris Evans - 24.22
Al Allan - 24.37
Craig Mitchell - 25.14
Mike Hughes - 25.23
Colin Bruce - 25.77
Keith Allan - 25.82
Matt Smith - 26.11
Simie Simpson - 26.48
Sean M - 27.00
Tom Jones - 22.68 (+5)
Gareth Morgan - 26.35 (+10)
Dave Lane - N/A

BMX HEAT

Mike Ellington - 19.94
OZ - 20.77
Simon Gibb - 21.26
Conon - 22.61
Tim - 23.07

ROLLERBLADE HEAT

Sam Gregory - 23.64
Lewis Wilson - 25.68
Dale McCalister - 25.68
Jack Manson - 27.11
Mike Shaw - 27.75

Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas


Get yourself down to the park tomorrow for the 'Santa Schralp Jam'! Wear a santa hat if you're feeling festive, ho ho ho.

The skatepark staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas...we all hope you have a good one!

Bod an Deamhain



Here is a wee edit from when Alex Craig and John Rattray were over in Aberdeen this time last year...
Alex told me that it looked alright until Youtube squeezed the life out of it. I think it's still banging...gives it an arty feel, ken!

Cheers Al min, good work.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Minilogue - Animals


Minilogue - Animals from ljudbilden on Vimeo.

I have just been dappling on Vimeo and discovered this music video by a band called 'Minilogue'...this sounds like it could be the perfect chilling music for December.

If you like ambient electro check out Minilogue's myspace
Also have a wee looky at their website minilogue.com

Rat Dog in EA SKATE 2

Click here to watch the intro trailer for EA SKATE 2 featuring John Rattray.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Cliche cle

No exact dates of when Cliche are releasing 'Cle' but predictions are early in the new year.

Check out the photos from the premiere night...lookout for A'deen local Gary Bryce in 2nd last picture sporting a bonnie kilt! http://clicheskate.com/cle/diapocle.html

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Edinburgh Skatepark finally approved!

Plans for Edinburgh skatepark www.edinburghskatepark.org.uk/

News just in from Youngo:

Edinburgh skatepark has finally been approved...it passed planning this morning. About fucking time tae!

Document is done

After ten years in production 'Document Magazine' will no longer be hitting the shelves. This is the second magazine this year to fold, following the demise of the great American mag 'Slap'.
The last issue will be available to buy in the new year!
Thanks for a decade of skate related news.
www.documentskateboard.com/

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

QOTD write up + photaes

On Saturday 6th December, within the walls of the Tunnels, the conclusion of an Aberdeen skateboarding first was taking place. Queen O’ The Deen 2008 (QOTD) was drawing to a close and the moment had come where all the participating teams would reveal the skateboarding magic that they had compiled over the previous month.

The friends and peers of those involved had gathered in the crowd, eagerly anticipating an exciting and entertaining night. They were not to be disappointed.

Nine teams were participating in the competition, the aim of which was to complete as many set challenges on camera as possible within the month of November, with the winner being the team that managed to complete the most challenges, as well as putting together the best edit.

All the edits will be available to watch online in the not-too distant future, so I won’t go into all the gory details of who did what, you can watch and judge that for yourselves. However, things that stand out in my mind would include: Haydn Morgan landing a bigspin murder flip over a hip; Callum Barrack stand up 5.0 in the deep end of the bowl – on a foot-long keyboard; Neil 2.0’s line in the bowl, which I think was second try; Steve Doag’s blindfolded tre fakie on a flat bank; Alistair Allan’s ridiculous drop in attempt; and both the start and end of the ‘Team under 5 Year Olds’ edit.

Got to also send a wee shout out to our Carluke friends for embracing the Aberdeen scene and handing an edit in themselves. There’s a barefoot backside nose-blunt stall, as well as a skinny white boy with his arse out in that edit, another one nae to be missed!

After the edits had been scrutinised, it was decided that the winner of QOTD 2008 was ‘The Ninja Bats’. Although they had a shite team name, their edit was banging.

The Ninja Bats comprised of Callum Barrack, Haydn Morgan, Gareth Morgan and Pete Copeland. Well done to them.

I would also like to thank Mark ‘Patty’ Paterson for sorting out the Tunnels as a venue for the premier showing of all the footage, as well as sorting out a collection of new skateboard videos which played in the background throughout the night, and served as perfect background entertainment for skateboarders intent on consuming copious amounts of alcohol.

Admittedly, November was possibly not the best month to attempt a competition like this, as the weather was definitely not favourable and a lot of people, (Ross King), were swamped with tons of course work for uni. Mistakes will be learned from, so watch this space for a summer return of Queen O’ The Deen in 2009.

Cheers again to everyone that handed in an edit or contributed to the filming and editing on one. It was grand to see the vast majority of Aberdeen Skateboarders in the same place. The scene is feeling strong. Roll on 2009.

Colin Bruce


The venue - The Tunnels, photo: Nick Law

Some technical issues getting sorted out before the premier, photo: Nick Law

Intense viewing as the Carluke edit was shown, photo: Nick Law

Halftime nonsense, photo: Nick Law

Wasteman Dan Poomplex Raberdeen, photo: Nick Law

A'deens schralpers, photo: Nick Law

A'deens schralpers pt2, photo: Nick Law

Cheers to Nick Law who produced such fine snaps that documented the night!

Thanks again to everyone that was involved.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Queen O' The Deen Edits

TEAM NINJA BATS


TEAM MEN WITH JOBS

QOTD 2008 - Men with Jobs >>


TEAM CARLUKE OUT O' TOWNERS

Queen O The Deen - Team Wu-Tang >>


TEAM UNDER 5 YEAR OLDS

Queen o' The Deen - Team Under 5yr Olds EDITTTT from Simie Simpson on Vimeo.

TEAM FUNKY CREW


TEAM INVERMANDEM


TEAM BUNDY


Many more to come...

IF YOU MADE AN EDIT PLEASE UPLOAD IT TO A VIDEO SHARING WEBSITE ASAP AND SEND ME A LINK TO IT, CHEERS.

Scotland article in Giftorm

www.giftorm.se/

Our Swedish friend John Ă–sterlind whilst visiting the island.

John managed to get a wee article of his travels in his hometown mag 'Giftorm'.

"A game of skate in the garage and then straight to the pub"

As I don't speak Swedish I'm unable to understand what the article says but the photos in it are pretty radical, taken by local loons Sam Longmire and Colin Bruce at the kirk rail and Denburn Banks.

QOTD edits


Yo folks can I get everyone who put a Queen O' The Deen edit together to post it either on youtube, mpora, or vimeo so I can get them all up on the blog, cheers.
Thanks to everyone who made it happen!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Division Skate Shop


Division Skate store is now open up North in Buckie so next time you're up there shralping the park go check it out!

The shop sells inline products such as;

Razor, Ground Control, Rollerblade, Usd, Kizer, Xsjado, Sifika, Undercover, Valo, Nihm, Able, Deshi, Jug Footwear, Remz, 50/50, BHC and many more.

Friday, 5 December 2008

MAD DECEMBER SALE!!!

ALL DAY BANDS ARE NOW £8

Avalible until the 31st of December, make the most of it.

WHOOP WHOOP!!!

Things you should do this weekend!

1. Come down to the park and visit Boarderline to be amazed at all the fresh new stock.

2. Get yourself along to The Tunnels for 8pm to view the 'Queen O' The Deen' edits.

3. Put your dancing shoes on for 'Everything Else Sucks' Starts 11pm at The Tunnels.

4. Chill out on Sunday with a skate at the park followed by many cups o' tea.

5. Enjoy a well deserved kip!!!

Sunday, 30 November 2008

QOTD Premiere + EES


All edits have to be complete by this Friday latest and handed into either Boarderline or at the skatepark, in CD format. Cheers, see you all for a few beers on Saturday night.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Relentless Photo Incentive Update

As you are no doubt aware, Relentless Energy Drink is backing a Transition wide photography contest during the Winter 2008/09.

There are 5 categories:

Best Indoor skatepark shot
Best Outdoor skate/BMX shot
Best Indoor climbing shot
Best Outdoor climb/mountain shot
Best Overall Entry

Get your entries in now and you could see your photo blown up and mounted on the wall within Transition….permanently.

We’ll be displaying all entries throughout the centre during December until we announce the winners in the New Year.

Please provide us with your image in a digital format, saved in the highest possible resolution.

The outdoor shots should be taken at local spots and be recognisable to other users.

Good luck.

Monday, 24 November 2008

'Brighton Ain't Ready' Video Premiere


BAR premiere from alex donnachie on Vimeo.

20Twenty put on the 'Brighton Ain't Ready' and Kink's 'Safety First' video premieres the other night. Both videos were super good and the riding beforehand was amazing. Here is a wee clip of the action that went down in the park:

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Thrasher's Skater of the Year 2008


Congratulations to Silas Baxter-Neal, Thrasher's Skater of the Year 2008.

Sponsors: Elwood Clothing, Habitat Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Krux Trucks and Adidas Shoes

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Dull times


The weather is pretty trout right now, make the most of what sun shines and get filming for 'Queen Of The Deen', good luck folks!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

20Twenty Video Premiere


20Twenty will be hosting the Scottish premiere of the new Brighton Ain't Ready video on Friday the 21st of November. They will also be showing the new Kink video on the same night. Get on it YO!!!!!

Whitelines Article


Local photographer Sam Longmire recently got some photos on the 'Whitelines' website, go have a gander for some super dope snowboard pics.

www.whitelines.com/features/category/debris/first_scottish_session

Barca tease


Scottish Vacation from Sean Nguyen on Vimeo.

Filmed by our new buddy Sean Nguyen 'Rabs idea of fun is a ginger princess with no legs giving him a skateboard.'

The boys would like to thank Keith Allan for letting us crash at his pad and to all the other fantastic folks that showed us around. Cheers!

More antics to come...

Friday, 14 November 2008

The Wednesday Comp son!!

The first Wednesday night comp started with a bang! Well a lot of bangs actually – it happened yards from Aberdeen’s biggest fireworks display in years. Some of us even got to see them going snap, crackle and pop. As for the comp we had some true bangers, some crazy pop and some screaming Scotsmen (if that isn’t a name for a firework - it should be). It took most of the night but we got there in the end. Tea mugs were tagged up in the traditional Wednesday cup livery by our very own president elect Barrack O’bam’r. And they looked the dogs’.
One went to Flying Ryan Gibson (AKA Sheckler) for winning the under sixteens. The other went to Dan G for winning a very hard fought battle with transition staff tech dog Pete C and all round ruler Callum ‘the first black president’ Barrack.
Notable moments came from both groups. Wee Lee Ross and Neil 2.0 comping each other on every trick and ending up with the same score, best of all was Mark his last name is Paterson, laying down the hardest trick of the day: a switch mayday. Then to his horror four people got it! Some of whom have never even tried it before. See you here next week for more cups, prizes and banter.

Mike H

Friday, 7 November 2008

Horror Business Pics part 2

Gnarly as Raberdeen
Are you ready for death?
Joe, lock up your daughters!!!
Campbell getting hesh sporting the creature mask
Death Death Death
Patty Jones rocking some very smart attire
Scared Princess Tom, what would Childress think?

As promised, here are the rest of the Halloween Horror Business photos courtesy of Sam Longmire. Cheers braaa!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

WCC results

Under 16 comp results:

1st - Ryan Gibson
Joint 2nd - Neil 2.0 and Lee Ross

16 and over comp results:

1st - Dan G
2nd - Pete Copeland
3rd - Callum Barrack

Remember remember the 5th of November


Aberdeen City Council are holding a fireworks display at the beach tonight and they are claiming it will be the best in town. Live music and street entertainment will kick off the night at 7pm followed by the main event which will start at 7:30pm with a spectacular 20 minute aerial fireworks display. Just in time for the 8 - 10 session at the park.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

This Wednesday there is a comp

And this comp is going to be the first of many.

O and it starts at 7pm...

Sunday, 2 November 2008

SNOW YO!!!

The Lechts snow
The Gorms snow

Photos courtesy of http://www.winterhighland.info/ (Now added to the 'Click It!' section)

Two Scottish Ski+Snowboard resorts managed to open their doors this weekend: The Lecht and Cairngorm. Get up, get yer jib on and get cold!!!

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Old and New


More Skateboarding Videos >>
A banging wee edit from Paul VX, full length video out December, I think.

Horror Business pics

Doubles yall, Photo: Gareth Morgan
Princess Tom hitting up a feeble in the deep end, Photo: Gareth Morgan
Rory the dirty Mexican getting inverted, Photo: Gareth Morgan

Thanks to all that came and made the effort to dress up, more photos to Come...

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Staff Battles + G

October edit, featuring Hayden Morgan, Callum Barrack, Pete Copeland, Gareth Morgan and Lee Ross.

Music: Belle and Sebastian - Sukie In The Graveyard

Wednesday Comp

The History of the Wednesday Cup goes way back to the Stoneywood skate park days. It was a competition born out of boredom and purely done for fun, kudos and the worst looking ‘trophy’ on earth. It cost twenty pence to enter, and if you won you got to take home the prize fund, a mars bar or Snicker’s and of course, the coveted Wednesday Cup. Four or five people usually entered, so about one whole pound was up for grabs. But you could say with pride, you’d won the Wednesday Cup. And you had it there in your hand as poof - a dirty plastic pint glass covered in duct tape and stickers with the words Wednesday Cup Winner scribed into it with biro. The Wednesday Cup!

Transition skate parks version of The Wednesday Cup is five separate games of SKATE held on five different obstacles in the skate park, the five obstacles will be chosen at random from the fallowing options, so it will never be the same five two weeks in a row.

- Flat ground
- Micro ramp
- Grind box
- Small hip
- Small driveway
- Whippy quarter
- Flat bank
- Wild cards (6ft mini, round rail and big hip)

Rules

- Everyone must pay one pound into the prize fund for their age group
- The youngest person in each group always sets the first trick
- Only one trick per turn.
- Only one try per letter
- No two try’s on last trick.
- No heckling, no gloating, no casper’s and strictly no pressure flips!

Every Wednesday at 7o’clock any skateboarder who wants to compete in the Wednesday Cup can do so by paying one pound into the prize fund (but must of course have paid to enter for that session). The competitors can be any age, and they’ll compete in two different age groups; under 16’s and over 16’s. All riders must compete on every obstacle and each game will fallow the same standard game of SKATE rules

The scoring of each competition is the key to the Wednesday Cup, without it the over-all positions would become impossible to tell. Only first and second places will get points! One point for first place and half a point for second (so even if two or more people go out on the last trick, they’ll all get the same – a half point). Then after all events have run there course. The person who wins the most points over all five sections will obviously win their age groups Wednesday Cup and all the money in the prize fund. But all points will be added up, to work out who comes in 2nd and 3rd place in both age groups and there will be some prizes for them too, given to us by our sponsors. Thanks to Power Dist, Revival, Carhartt, Relentless and Boarderline.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Queen O' The Deen 2008


November's 'Queen O'The Deen' skateboard competition is just around the corner, so get your teams sorted out and handed in to the extreme chef Colin. A maximum of 5 people per team. Deadline set for Friday 31st October.

On Friday your team will be issued with a challenge list, let games commence!

Monday, 27 October 2008

HALLOWEEN HORROR BUSINESS


Get along to the skatepark this Friday for a Halloween session...come in fancy dress and you will receive free food and drink.

Mitchell says legendary Birmingham techno boy 'Surgeon' is not to be missed...he is playing at 'Origin' later on that evening. Let's get a posse on it.

See what Surgeon is all about here:

http://www.myspace.com/originclub#
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj-profile.aspx?id=624
http://www.dj-surgeon.com/

SOTY 2008


Get your Votes in!
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1462&Itemid=38

Get 'em in

The closing date for the 'Relentless Photo Incentive' is today so make sure you hand in your snaps to the reception desk on CD, or if you're not able to make it to the park today you can e-mail them to:
skate-dept@transition-extreme.com or craig-mitchell@transition-extreme.com

Make sure to add details along with photo, such as your name, stunt man's/women's name, location etc.

Simie's Vimeo


Keith skating the pink box from Simie Simpson on Vimeo.
Here's a wee edit from our man Simie Simpson of Mr Allan getting tech on the pink box.

For other edits check out http://www.vimeo.com/1047715
And for Simie's latest edit tittled 'THE AYDON EDIT'

Good work SS

Friday, 24 October 2008

Horror Business Halloween Special

It's that time of year again to dress up silly and get your shred on.

Come to the park on Friday the 31st of October for some action satisfaction.

More details on the way, keep your eyes pealed.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

The Scottish Open

Transition Extreme presents the Scottish Open rollerblade contest, it will be held on the 14th and 15th of November, with such sponsors as Razors, Valo and many more. FIRST PLACE OPEN PRIZE OF £500. For more details click to enlarge poster.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Kickflip trick tip

Andy White explains how to kickflip the none emo way, haha.
Footage: Paul VX

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Wednesday night comps

Perpare yourself for weekly Wednesday night comps, coming to the skatepark early next month.

Just like the old Stoneywood days!

Snaps

Gav with an ollie to skinny land at the disused merc garage. Photo: Gareth Morgan

Local photographer Gareth Morgan now has a 'Flickr' site, go have a browse at some of his park and street snaps at, http://www.flickr.com/photos/30268665@N05/

Good Work G

Monday, 13 October 2008

Some inspiration...

Sweden's Jocke Olsson flying high at Malmo's Stapelbäddsparken skatepark. Photo: Jonas Adolfsson, courtesy of www.giftorm.se

I thought I would post this photo to give you guy's some inspiration for the relentless photo incentive.

What a banger!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

The Relentless Photo Incentive


Relentless Energy Drink is backing a Transition wide photography contest during the months of October and November 2008.

There are 5 categories:

Best Indoor skatepark shot
Best Outdoor skate/BMX shot
Best Indoor climbing shot
Best Outdoor climb/mountain shot
Best Overall Entry

Get your entries in before Monday 27th October and you could see your photo blown up and mounted on the wall within Transition….permanently.

We’ll be displaying all entries throughout the centre from the 31st October until we announce the winners on Friday 28th November.

The opening night exhibition will be on Halloweeen…make sure you head down to TE for a soiree that night.

Please provide us with your image in a digital format, saved in the highest possible resolution.

The outdoor shots should be taken at local spots and be recognisable to other users.

Good luck.

Nike SB Mystery Tour (full edit)


More Skateboarding Videos >>
Props to Sidewalk's corpse hands for the edit

Bezzin Buckie

Park overview, that rail is bigger than it looks
Park overview, with a funky fun hip in the foreground
Tom shralping out a tailslide f/s revert, Photo: Colin Bruce
The red dot marks the skatepark, it's easy to find, right next to the football ground and school.

Buckie skatepark was designed by Andy Dobson and lives up to the standard of past parks designed by Andy, such as kemnay and tran-x.
The park has fast flowing lines with multiple obstacles to hit, it's fairly compact therefore at times quick thinking is needed to carve past any lurking human being.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Nike SB Mystery Tour


More Skateboarding Videos >>
Here is the trailer to the Nike SB Mystery Tour, full edit out this Monday, keep your eyes peeled.

Buckie skatepark grand opening

A great day out for the kids and grandparents

It's looking nae tae bad