Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Fit Festival?

BBQ at the skatepark this Saturday, 2nd of August, 6pm - 8pm. Followed up with some street beers, in preparation for the annual Fittie Festival. See you there!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

North coasting

Gareth Morgan, running in on the harsh terrain that is Tarlair, photo: Colin Bruce
Sam and Harry on the Tarlair hill bomb, trust me this is a scary one, pot holes and all, photo: Colin Bruce
Swedish John hitting up Banff with a backside lipside, photo: Colin Bruce
Alistair Allan front side lipslide, he almost got the noseblunt lipslide, photo: Sam Longmire

A Sunday afternoon on the North coast, stopping of at fine spots such as Banff and Macduff, real Beauty's when the weather's nice. The day included two funtastic drop-in's from Alistair Allan, coastal walls and rubble walls, Gnarly. If only I could get these animated GIF's working, you would be able to see. Any one got a solution for me? Please comment!

Denburn Sesh

Hayden, frontside pop
Swedish John, laying down a stylish back side disaster
Man Egg, back boardslide

Photos: Sam Longmire

The Saturday night session was heated as bodies battled for their tricks, these banks are harder than they look! It went off!

Monday, 28 July 2008

Hamburg...Germany's finest city

July 2008

I pitched up in Hamburg at the weekend to sample the flavours of this renowned party town. I wasn't disappointed. This place is sick.

The Germans (like the rest of Europe) are so far ahead of the the Brits it's scary...they're better than us on every level. You name it...public transport, cycle lanes and respect for cyclists, architecture, healthy looking folk and of course all those amazing looking girls riding bikes (something Aberdonians can only dream about). Yeah, they like a drink but you don't have the malevolence of many UK towns and cities.

If you go there, you'll need to head to the Schanzenviertel area for cool bars and cheap eateries. Feel free to enjoy a few street beers. You can buy your Becks from a Kiosk and chill on the street...there's no hassle or ridiculous bylaw banning this practice.

Situated on Schulterblatt Str. is the famous Rote Flora. This is an old theatre that was taken over by left wing political activists back in 1989...they've been squatting in it ever since. There are weekly techno, dub and punk rock events held here. Check it out. Behind the building is the wonderful Flora Bowl...a proper DIY job built lovingly by the local skaters. So much fun to skate and the locals will always make you feel welcome.

There is also an indoor park called i-Punkt Skateland (Spaldindstr. 132) looks pretty sick but I didn't have time to go there.

While in town you should also head down to the infamous Reeperbahn...a long strip of sex joints, bars and clubs and crazy people everywhere. The night I was there was a bit hazy... I had been at the Becks all day long.

It was just a flying visit...I'm definitely going back there. If you haven't been to Germany, you need to get with the programme. It's always so much fun.

Cheers Craig

Truck poll

Independent won this week's poll, here is an add from a slap magazine 2005.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Terrain spotting

Location: Portlethen Academy
How to get there: 107 Bluebird bus, or south of Aberdeen on the A90. 20 Min's approx.
The red dot marks the spot.

Friday, 25 July 2008

A night of Cliche

Intense viewing
Pete killed it, winner of the whippy contest, bigspin axle stall b/s 270 revert. Smooth as you like
Sweaty loons, beer time
Hayden, Swedish John, Matt, and Gary
Cafe Quines
Happy birthday Colin
Swedish John getting stoked on Colin, grind 'at son

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Tonight 24.07.08

Cliche's best videos DEJA VU remixed by the best, is viewing tonight down at the park in Boarderline, make it there for 7pm and we'll have a few dogs before the film. Also there is a free board to give away, another reason for you skate rats to get on it.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Another fine day

As the fine weather is still running two days on the trot we celebrated with a wee feast cooked up on the grill, a shred on the fly off, and we also got entertained by two neds and their mum. Their mum couldn't skateboard but she could do the splits, whey!
Also Aberdeen beach was packed... with white bodies.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Sibbarp Skatepark

Sibbarp Skatepark in Malmö Sweden from Bryggeriet on Vimeo.

Yet another amazing skatepark to pop up in Malmo, Sweden. All the more reason to visit the place, it's off the dial.

Construction team: Dave Toms, Chooky Fowler aka Jezza, Tobias Henriksson, Nils Svensson, John Magnusson, Patrik Evander and Pontus Alv

Union Plaza

This new spot is an absolute cracker. Union Plaza is located in the heart of the city and if you have already skated it then you will know it's a bust. Hopefully we will be able to skate the place when it's all up and running, let's keep our fingers crossed!

Summer is back

The weather has been pretty banging today and is going to last until the midweek. Aberdeen actually looks quite bonnie when the sun's out.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Favourite UK skateboarder

Mr Rattray was voted your favourite UK skateboarder in last weeks poll, here are some clips from Fuel TV and Zero's 10 tricks. Also there is a link to the Crailtap website to find out some of John's top things.

This weeks poll: What do you ride?

Again copy and paste the link. Am I doing something wrong? Please comment.

Snafu mag #18

Gray's Matter, Art school degree show 2008, special edition.

It's free and it keeps you up to date with what is going on in Aberdeen, grab a copy now.

Globe WOTT footage

Found this clip posted on the Dundeeconcrete website, cheers to Globe for editing it together. Holy smokes the contest was wild, this should hopefully refresh your brains.
Copy and paste the URL above, the link tool is bust at the moment!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

What the MUTO?

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Check out this video clip by an artist named 'Blu', it's pretty awesome.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Kenny Herriot

This is Kenny Herriot; he’s one of the world's leading wheelchair athletes, breaking the British Record for the marathon in 2005. He became disabled in 2000 as the result of a twenty mile an hour motorcycle accident. Having previously been a successful fitness instructor he was determined to regain his fitness and not let his disability hold him back.
Now he’s a motivational speaker and an ambassador for Transition; he recently completed a once in a lifetime journey from Lands End to John o’ Groats on his hand cycle to raise money for the multiple charities he helps, including us. Kenny has two sons, both of whom dabble in the black art of the wheeled shoe. Zak in particular is seen at Transition Extreme every time he’s back in the ‘deen. Check out Kenny’s web site - watch what he can do and all should become clear why we all think so highly of this man.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

A'deen does Lyon

Our man Simie has chucked together a whopping 6 minutes of Lyon footage to view at your own pleasure, and this is just the offcuts. Suit you Sir, nice tash.

Frontside boneless trick tip

My good friend Rasmus shows the world how to frontside boneless. This is a must have trick, do it over, off, and on every ramp in the park. Once you can, then go ahead call yourself a master of the frontside boneless!

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Cliche Video Deja Vu Premiere

Cliche Video Deja Vu Premiere,

Thursday 24th July 8pm,

Boarderline at Transition.

It's basically a re-edit of the past 4 videos at cliche! Fun stuff.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Hail the SALE!

Remember every Friday night at the park is £5 for a four hour skate. Half price, yo.

6pm ----> 10pm

And if the weather is nice there is most likely to be a BBQ happening, so come down and enjoy the sesh!

New park edit

Filmed and edited by Gareth Morgan, song 'sons and daughters' - 'Dance me in'

Saturday, 5 July 2008


Located in the mini-ramp, 3ft high, 7ft wide! Try it, do it, it's new.

Friday, 4 July 2008

CPH PRO 2008

John Rattray got 5th. Congratulations son.

Battle O' The Burn

It's that time of year again, lets hope the weather stays good!!!
Good times... Aberdeen.

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