Friday, 30 December 2011

New Year Opening Times



Saturday 31st - 1000-1700
Sunday 1st - Closed
Monday 2nd - 1000-2200 (Normal opening hours resume)

Pirate Videos

Another collection of black and white snippets from Stuart Taylor, he's getting pretty good at this. Nice mix of Skate and BMX footage

The talented people include Andre Fowkes, T-Pot, Tom Wilkinson, Tom Simpson, Bambi (Daniel Shaw), Chris Currie and a few others.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Happy TXmas

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Busy days here at the skatepark. Check out this edit by of local BMXicans Joe Purmal, James Russell, Dylan Connell, James Laidler, Ben Dyer, Paul Laidler, Ross Dunbar, Callum Kean, Cam Milne and Arturas Filipavicius.

Also featuring footage from the Trans Am Jam from last week, Kids are killing it!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

January Lock-ins!




Early next year we will be holding a series of lock-ins here at TX. As well as being banging sessions, the money raised from the lock-ins will be set-aside for the sole purpose of building ramps and developing the skatepark. As well as raising money we are looking to hear from you as to what changes you would like to see in the park. As well as a donations box there will be an oppurtunity for you to submit ideas for ramps and layouts. The first set of lock in will be in January on the following dates;



Tuesday 24th: 2000-2300 Inline Lock-In



Wednesday 25th: 2000-2300 BMX Lock-In



Thursday 26th: 2000-2300 Skateboard Lock-In




...Stay Tuned for More Details...

Sunday, 18 December 2011

G-edit together





Stuart Taylor's chronicals continue. this time Haydn Morgan and Richie Maciver bust out ten each.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

BMX only this Saturday from 2



Please be aware that this Saturday coming will be a BMX only session from 2 0'clock.


Under 15's competition

Over 15's competition

Best Trick + many more


Entry fee of £10.00 from 2 0'clock

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

This Saturday

A reminder that Andre Fowke's BMX jam the TransAmJam is this Saturday at Transition Extreme. This is gonna be a packed afternoon of BMX action so make sure you don't miss out!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Xmas Tasters



New to the park? Book onto one of our Xmas tasters for some coaching and good times!

David Fraser



David Fraser has been grinding hard for years, usually holding down the ramps at Kemnay skatepark. Here he is at TX doing what he does best. Calmly and queitly ruling everything!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

10 Tricks with Gus



This is 10 tricks with Angus Morrison, local shredder and newest member of staff at Transition Extreme.

New lights have been installed in the skatepark, makes a huge difference for filming and taking a few snaps, come see for yourself

Session on



Gary Winton, Terry Beatie, Pete Franz, Angus Morrison, Mickey Fenton, Stu Miller, Liam Thomson and Grant at TX. (Transition Extreme) Filmed by Mickey Fenton and Sam Shephard. Edited by Mickey Fenton

What an edit for one day of skating!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Alex vs the Hip

Alex Duncan has certainly been putting his unlimited pass to good use here at Transition taking advantage of the quiet daytime sessions. Very enjoyable edit of him going through the motions over the big hip. Created by Stuart Taylor.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

CHANGE TO OPENING HOURS FOR 4th to 7th DECEMBER


CUSTOMER NOTICE:

CHANGE TO OPENING HOURS FOR 4th to 7th DECEMBER


Due to essential light maintenance Transition Extreme will have altered opening times on the following dates:


4th December:      Early Closure of Centre
CENTRE OPENING HOURS: 10:00 – 18:00


5th December:      Late opening of Centre
CENTRE OPENING HOURS: 12:00 – 22:00


6th & 7th December: Late opening of Skatepark
SKATEPARK OPENING HOURS: 12:00 – 22:00
ALL OTHER CENTRE FACILITIES: 10:00 – 22:00


8th December:            Normal opening hours resume


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation.

Transition Extreme Management.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Last Saturday...

Peaches 'n' Cream/Transition Extreme - Ladies UK Skateboard Series 2011 from 2+4 on Vimeo.



As expected, the ladies brought serious game to the park last Saturday.


Congrats to Lucy Adams who won the series!

Friday, 18 November 2011

BBC Radio Scotland!

Check out Joe on the radio!

Friday, 11 November 2011

One for the Ladies

On Saturday the 19th Transition is proud to be, for the second year running, holding the finals of the UK Ladies Skateboard Series.

If last year is anything to go by, expect a packed day of shredding from the best Female skaters the UK has to offer. As well as the comp there will be art exhibitions and workshops, skate coaching and a couple of girly surprises.

If your a girl and interested in getting involved in skateboarding this is the day for you!

From 12 to 4pm there will be no male admittance to skate/ride the skatepark.

Dont miss out - See you there

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Smug on Top

We were priveledged a while back to have some of the UK's best graffiti artists paint the legal wall at the Aberdeen Wall Jam. Amongst the talent was an up and coming artist named SMUG. Smugs work is incredible and shows what can be done with nothing but spraypaint and dedication and has recently seen him taking the cover spot on the highly acclaimed Graphotism magazine, an acheivement indeed for a Scottish artist. There are plans to have him back to paint some of the interior walls of TX so fingers crossed we can make it happen.

Check out his flickr site here for an eyegasm...

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Leave Your Car at Home this Saturday Night



This event always creates Car-Park chaos, dont get caught out

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Halloween!



Come on down to the skatepark on Monday the 31st for an evening of spooky shredding. Use your imagination and don some fancy dress for half price entry. Other spooky surprises on the night!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Cult/Fed Edit

Seems like such a long time ago now. This edit is a quick reminder of how much of a beast this day was. In my opinion the greatest day of BMX riding the park has ever seen thanks to the efforts of the lovely folks at 20Twenty. The edit documents the whole UK trip and features mad skills from the Cult/Fed teams.

Can you spot yourself in the footage? Courtesy of Ride Uk

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Meldrum Boys take it Indoors

Winter's icy grip is upon us.

Another Scottish summer over.

Time to take it to the indoors. Check the latest installment of shredding from the Meldrum skateboard locals.

Cafe Closures



Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Into the Void

Sorry for the lack of posts this week folks, been rather busy with the start of the October holidays here at Transition.

Heres something a little different from most of the skate edits we put up here. Richie Mac (resident BMX coach and media guru) has been experimenting and this is the result.
The skatepark has never looked so creepy. Haydn Morgan and Callum Barrack providing the proper tricks. Enjoy!


Into the Void from 2+4 on Vimeo.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Northfield Update





















First week of the 4th phase of Return to Northfield went really well. Sun was shining, park was clean of glass and the locals were out in force. Thanks to everyone that came along for the session and if you missed it, it's on for the next 7 weeks so get yourself along

Next one is this coming Friday - 30th September at 1600.

Long-term Northfielder and TX local Bradley Smith boosting the Volcano...keep it up Bradders!




























For more information on the project please e-mail - projects@transition-extreme.com

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Yes Kacper!

For those of you who have skated TX since the early days you are sure to remember the infamous Kacper (Casper). He killed it regularly with his signature moves and unique grammer. Here he is at his local spot going through the motions.

Big up yourself Kacper!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Northfield!



Bored on a Friday afternoon? Get yourself up to Northfield between 4 and 6 for a session at Byron skatepark. The Northfield project has been running for the past 2 years and this Friday it will begin its 4th phase. Its a great chance to skate or ride a park that is often forgotten or neglected and the locals love seeing guys tear up their home park so get involved!

If your from the Northfield area and fancy giving it a shot the session starts this Friday at 4pm at Byron skatepark and then every Friday for the next 8 weeks. Come along and try it out.

Phone TX on 01224 626279 for more details

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Queen of the Deen

Aberdeen's very own King of the Road, (Big Push, Ride to Glory etc etc) completes it's 4th year this Summer with another banging year of skateboarding from all over Aberdeen and Scotland. It seems to get bigger each year thanks to the commitment and hard work of Mr Colin Bruce who will, regrettably for us, be moving to the U.S in the not so distant future.

Thanks for a banging night Colin and good luck in the States!

This year the competition was won by Team Garioch who focussed on skating central Aberdeen spots.




Second Place went to the Meldrum lads with their onslaught of local parks...Also a nice prelude to the fact that Angus Morrison has joined our team here at TX, big up yourself Gus.




To see the rest of the entries for this years QOTD click here

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Last Saturday...




Well, that was bananas.




















Photos courtesy of Ride UK



If you were lucky enough to have been here at TX last Saturday for the Cult/Federal shop signing at 20Twenty and skatepark demo you will know what I mean. If you missed it you will have to wait for the pics and videos to emerge over the next few weeks to get an idea of the atmosphere and the level of riding we were treated to. It really was great to see how many faces, young and old, came out for the occasion to witness some superhuman feats of BMX riding. The effort that was made by Mike and his team at 20Twenty alongside TX skatepark staff to get the park and shop ready for the event really paid off, giving TX a burst of welcome freshness that really added to the success of the event.

Have a peep at the latest pics courtesy of Ride BMX where you can download a desktop wallpaper of Chase boosting the barrier...boom!






Also follow the Cult Tour blog here and witness their path of destruction as it continues through the UK


Friday, 19 August 2011

Its On...

Big thanks to everyone that has been involved in this weekends demo, getting the park looking spic and span with some tasty new obstacles and decorations. The demo is due to kick off tomorrow at 2 but head down earlier for a chance to meet the pros at the 20Twenty instore signing and stick around afterwards for the BMX only session for the rest of the day.

Just to re-iterate...This will be a BMX ONLY SESSION from 2pm onwards so please do not come for a skate as you will not be allowed into the session.

Whether you ride BMX or not you will not want to miss out on this!

Have a peep at Mike Ellingtons wee video of some of the prep work that has been going on for tomorrow


CULT Wall from 20twentybmx on Vimeo.


Thursday, 18 August 2011

We are recruiting!


We have a number of vacancies just now including; Ad Hoc Receptionist, Full time Duty Climbing Instructor and Full time Lead receptionist & Bookings coordinator.  Check out the website for further information:

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Alternative Academy and the Extreme Academy; Recruiting now!


Event Update

If you BMX and you havn't heard about the Cult/Federal demo this Saturday you had better get to know! This weekend, thanks to 20Twenty BMX, TX will be host to some of the biggest names in BMX.




We are spending the week getting the park looking and riding fresh for this Saturday so make sure you dont miss out.
The days action will break down something like this. As with any skatepark event times are approximate and .

1300-1400 - Instore signing & shop visit @ 20Twenty

1400-1500 - Demo (free for spectators) No bikes in the park except demo riders, to make as much room for spectators as possible

1500-2000 - BMX only for the rest of the day. Normal session prices apply.

This is a family event and is strictly NO ALCOHOL in the centre.

See you there

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

20th of August





















Another Big Day in the TX calender. 20Twenty BMX have hooked up one of the biggest days of BMX action ever to take place here. Poster says it all, this is going to be Huge so dont miss out, BMXer or not.

The demo will take place from 2 till 3 and will be a free event for spectators.

This will be followed by a BMX only session until the end of play at 8 0'clock with prices still to be confirmed


Dont miss out

Monday, 8 August 2011


Thursday, 4 August 2011

We're recruiting: Ad Hoc Receptionist

Job Advert for: Ad Hoc Receptionist
Hours of Work: Casual as and when required
Rate of Pay: £5.93

Role:
Transition Extreme is currently looking to recruit an Ad Hoc receptionist

You will work part of the reception team as the first and main point of contact for customers entering the centre.  Excellent customer care is essential as you will be required to assist with enquiries, deal with transactions and make bookings for a variety of activities and customers.

Qualifications/Experience:
You will have cash handling experience and a high level of customer service.
Experience in working in a leisure facility is preferred.
You will also have excellent communication skills and be a team player.

About us:
Transition Extreme is an ambitious, award winning social enterprise and registered charity, which operates a world class extreme sports facility in Aberdeen.  It is dedicated to engaging with young people via participation in extreme sports and related art and music activities.   Our excellent facilities for skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and climbing are open to everyone and we aim to use these to help young people channel their energy, develop their skills and maximise their potential as they make the difficult transition from youth to adulthood.

Application notes:
For a full job description and to apply, please visit www.transition-extreme.com returning the completed application form to duncan-paterson@transition-extreme.com
or post to:  Human Resources, Transition Extreme Sports Limited
Links Road, Queen’s Links, AberdeenAB24 5NN.  Please mark the envelope ‘CONFIDENTIAL’.
Post subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

Closing date: 19th August 2011
Interview date: w/c: 22nd August 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Northfield Jam

Transition Extreme recently completed the highly successful Return to Northfield project based at the Northfield skate park, in conjunction with the Community Learning and Development team in Northfield. 

Transition staff worked with the young people of the Northfield area to better utilise their skate park and identify young custodians.  An average of 24 young people attended our weekly sessions throughout June/July 2011, and 38 young people, along with family and local community partners attended our end of project ‘Jam’ on 24th June.   The local city warden team attended to show their support of the programme and where impressed at how well the skatepark had been maintained.

Free passes to access the skatepark where awarded to individuals who showed commitment and a consistent positive attitude throughout the 8 weeks.

The aim of the project was to attract the youth of Northfield to the skate park and ensure the park was being used appropriately.  Transition realised the potential of the park and wanted to develop it into a respected Aberdeen skate spot, providing the area with a greatly needed facility for young people.  The objective of Return to Northfield is to offer young people in the area guidance and support to utilise their skate park to its true potential

We are now looking for funding to be able to continue with this high impact programme – if you or your company would be interested in finding out more, please about this or our other fantastic social projects please email fundraising@transition-extreme.com or call us on 01224 626279.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

23rd of July...



For the second year running we will be hosting the eS Game of S.K.A.T.E here at Transition. Boarderline have lined up another great day of flatland with the winner progressing to the Finals. The games will take place in the 6ft ramp. More details to come...get practicing those flipkicks

Thursday, 30 June 2011


Job Advert for: Skatepark

Hours of Work: ad-hoc/mainly weekends

Rate of Pay: £6.45

Role: Skatepark Supervisors/Coaches

Transition Extreme is currently looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to assist in the delivery of our Skatepark coaching.

You will have a:Good understanding of Transition Extreme’s charitable objectives within the communityReasonable level of skill and experience within a skatepark environmentKeen enthusiasm for working with young people and a passion to expand the sport through coaching

Driven and committed attitude to help improve the Skatepark and Transition Extreme as anenterpriseQualifications/Experience·Experience in coaching is preferred but not necessarily essential.You will also have excellent communication skills and be a team player.

About us:
Transition Extreme is an ambitious, award winning social enterprise and registered charity, which operates a world class extreme sports facility in Aberdeen. It is dedicated to engaging with young people via participation in extreme sports and related art and music activities. Our excellent facilities for skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and climbing are open to everyone and we aim to use these to help young people channel their energy, develop their skills and maximise their potential as they make the difficult transition from youth to adulthood.

Application notes:For a full job description and to apply, please visit
www.transition-extreme.com returning the completed application form to hr@transition-extreme.com.
or post to: Human Resources, Transition Extreme Sports LimitedLinks Road, Queen’s Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN.

Please mark the envelope ‘CONFIDENTIAL’.Post subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

Closing date: 10th July 2011

Interview date: w/c: 11th July 2011

Transition Extreme Sports Limited, Scottish Charity No: SC 036358

TX: ReelRaw June

It's Pay Day, it's ReelRaw day.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Published..


Hey folks, go grab yourself a copy of the new Sidewalk mag to see the War of the Thistles article. Another succesfull scottish shred, Andi Scott's seq is a joke.

Adidas "The Obstacle" article in this issue too, well worth a peep

Bad Luck Ben

Nice wee docu here about UK prodigy Ben Raemers making his mark on the Pro scene in the States. Such a character, this clip follows Ben through a series of misfortune and features some TX footage from the eS demo.

To watch the rest of the videos check this out -

http://esskateboarding.com/blog/2011/03/27/es-welcomes-ben-raemers-properly/

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Early Closure on Sunday 26th June 2011

CUSTOMER NOTICE:
Early Closure on Sunday 26th June 2011


As part of our ongoing development of Transition Extreme we will be closing the centre at 18:00 on the above date for staff training and development.

The centre will open as normal at 10:00 on Monday 27th.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Job Advert for Duty Manager


Job Advert for Duty Manager
Salary circa £16 – 18K dependent upon experience.

Transition Extreme are seeking to recruit a skilled Duty Manager to join the Operations management team.

Reporting to the Centre Manager you will be responsible for managing and developing Transition Extreme across all areas of operations.

You will bring a good knowledge and experience of leisure management, demonstrate a high standard of customer care, problem solving and planning. You will show a real commitment to excellence in facility management, administration, health & safety, staff supervision, communications and service delivery.

You will contribute towards the organisation’s continued development as a leading extreme sports and leisure business, and ensure that our range of community & social programmes are delivered for high impact outcomes for young people, in line with our charitable objectives

About us:
Transition Extreme is an ambitious, award winning social enterprise and registered charity, which operates a world class extreme sports facility in Aberdeen.  It is dedicated to engaging with young people via participation in extreme sports and related art and music activities.   Our excellent facilities for skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and climbing are open to everyone and we aim to use these to help young people channel their energy, develop their skills and maximise their potential as they make the difficult transition from youth to adulthood.


Application notes:
For a full job description and to apply, please visit www.transition-extreme.com returning the completed application form to hr@transition-extreme.com. 
or post to:  Human Resources, Transition Extreme Sports Limited
Links Road, Queen’s Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN.  Please mark the envelope ‘CONFIDENTIAL’.

Closing date: 1st July 2011.
Interview date: w/c 11th July 2011.

Transition Extreme Sports Limited, Scottish Charity No: SC 036358

Sunday, 12 June 2011

BMX is Back



We are very pleased to say that we have gained 6 brand new BMX bikes available for hire. Apologese to anybody who missed out on rental/coaching last week due to the lack of bikes.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Trend Magazine Life with Style Awards Winner!


Leading social enterprise Transition Extreme Sports Ltd gained more recognition for its iconic extreme sports facilities and community work  last night at the prestigious Trend Magazine ‘Life with Style Awards’ Finals Event held at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen.
Matched against Aberdeen Sports Village for the ‘Health Destination – Clubs’ category sponsored by David Lloyd Leisure, Transition Extreme were delighted be selected as winners for this award.
Transition Extreme were also finalists in  The Community Award Category sponsored by The Craig Group (which Transition Extreme won in 2010)  alongside The Breadmaker,  Satrosphere and winners CLAN. 
Speaking about the Awards, Grahame Paterson, CEO of Transition Extreme Sports said “  I’m very grateful to Trend Magazine, their judging panel and sponsors for the recognition  of our community work and iconic sports facilities.   We were in very good company in both categories and are really pleased to win the Health Destination – Clubs Award.  We congratulate all the finalists in gaining recognition for their significant contribution to the region.
For us, it’s reward for the vision and hard work of our Board, staff and all our stakeholders.  It’s also an award for our customers who continue to use the facilities and drive us forward as we seek to continually improve.  It’s a great boost as we prepare for a period of expansion at Transition Extreme.  We hope to secure planning permission this month for the development of a new outdoor extreme sports park adjacent to our existing indoor Centre and we are looking at ways of building both the range and effectiveness of our community programmes across health & wellbeing, sport, employability and education.
We are really looking forward to being able to serve many more people going forward whether it’s sport enthusiasts, leisure visitors, schools, community or corporate groups at what is already a fantastic destination for health and community activities.  Most importantly we look to continually achieve our primary purpose through our facilities and programmes – namely to support young people to make the difficult transition into adulthood a positive one for themselves, their families and the community in which we live, work and play”


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Back to Northfield!

The famous “Return to Northfield Project “ is back and better than ever. Rolling on from last year’s success the project is now in its second year and is already proving to attract a lot of attention. From the first session 2 weeks ago we have been bowled over with the response we have had from the youngsters at Northfield with over 20 budding skaters and BMXers making their way to the park to see whats on offer.

http://local.stv.tv/aberdeen/news/17835-thumbs-up-for-skate-park-scheme/

The latest element that has been added to the mix is the allocation of 5 BMX bikes that have been donated to the project. Last Friday we held a “build-a-bike” workshop where kids had a chance to help build the bikes from scratch before they could tear up the skatepark. The day was threatened by rain but the gym hall at Northfield community centre was a close second best and gave us enough shelter to get the job done and let the youngsters enjoy their new bikes.

Big thank you to all involved with a special mention to Jamie Mclennon, Amber Clarkson, Mike Hume, Lauren Macallum and Andre Fowkes (the BMX engineer)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

We're recruiting Ad hoc Skatepark Supervisors/Coaches

Job Advert for: Skatepark
Hours of Work: ad-hoc/mainly weekends
Rate of Pay: £6.45
Role: Skatepark Supervisors/Coaches

Transition Extreme is currently looking to recruit highly motivated and
enthusiastic individuals to assist in the delivery of our Skatepark coaching.

You will have a:
Good understanding of Transition Extreme’s charitable objectives within the community
Reasonable level of skill and experience within a skatepark environment
Keen enthusiasm for working with young people and a passion to expand the sport through
coaching
Driven and committed attitude to help improve the Skatepark and Transition Extreme as an
enterprise

Qualifications/Experience·
Experience in coaching is preferred but not necessarily essential.
You will also have excellent communication skills and be a team player.

About us:
Transition Extreme is an ambitious, award winning social enterprise and registered charity, which
operates a world class extreme sports facility in Aberdeen. It is dedicated to engaging with young
people via participation in extreme sports and related art and music activities. Our excellent
facilities for skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and climbing are open to everyone and we aim to
use these to help young people channel their energy, develop their skills and maximise their
potential as they make the difficult transition from youth to adulthood.

Application notes:
For a full job description and to apply, please visit www.transition-extreme.com returning the
completed application form to hr@transition-extreme.com.
or post to: Human Resources, Transition Extreme Sports Limited
Links Road, Queen’s Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN. Please mark the envelope ‘CONFIDENTIAL’.
Post subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

Closing date: 3rd June 2011
Interview date: w/c: 6th June 2011

Transition Extreme Sports Limited, Scottish Charity No: SC 036358

Friday, 13 May 2011

TX: ReelRaw

Some clips of our members of staff enjoying the perks of the job.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Road Closures for Baker Hughes 10k

Sunday the 22nd of May is the Annual Baker Hughes 10k run. Please be advised that during this date local roads around Transition may be closed.

This includes access to the car park between the hours of 6am and 1pm.

War of the Thistles!

Mad stunts by rad ... skaters.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

War of the Thistles 2011

Today was insane! I've got 80gb's of footage to cut up. Some sick stuff went down!

Friday, 29 April 2011

Early Closure 8th May

Please note that on Sunday 8th May Transition Extreme will be closing at 6pm rather than usual 8pm to allow for staff training and development.  Normal opening hours will resume from 10am on Monday 9th.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

War of the Fistles!

To everyone who missed the hype. This years WOTT is the 5th anniversary and is due to go off.

Sponsered by:
Skateboard Scotland
Nike
Monster
Bawbags
Transition Extreme
Unit 23
Death
Superdead
Skull Candy
Oakley
Third Foot
Karma
Creature
Spitfire
Thunder
OJ wheels
Sidewalk
Eastpak
Heathen
Focus
Borderline

And with £3,000 to give away over the weekend its gonna be huge!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Get Spiked!

Simie has done the dirty on the Spiked UK skate tour and put together this ripping video of the comp. Aberdeen locals rule! Big thank you to all involved. Stay tuned for Thistles 1st of May!

Climb edit??!!

Not usually seen on this blog.
Transition wall huggers Oli Boyes and Tom Russell feature in this stunningly well put together collection of clips, by Oli, from a recent trip to Spain. For those who dont know this is bouldering which is climbing up very difficult rocks with nae ropes and just a foam mat to protect if they fall.

You may not have noticed but the skatepark has a climbing wall next door to it, if you see Tom or Oli give them a high five


The Customers from Oli Boyes on Vimeo.

Mike Tag



I'd like to take this opportunity to raise awareness of a very worthy cause. FBM originator and one of the innovators in modern day street riding Mike Tag has recently been diagnosed with cancer, and like most extreme sportspersons is unable to get health insurance - due to the silly high price they have to pay. Who would give health insurance to an extreme sports athlete?
Like Mike Aitken and Stephen Murray in the past, hopefully the BMX community and beyond can pull together and help out Mike. To help go to FBM HERE and watch Mike Tag's 'All Time Low' part HERE.

One of the great things about BMX and Skating is the friendly environment that surrounds the sports in a variety of manners. I learnt a lot and have made a lot of great friends through riding bikes and it's typical of the bmx community to come together when something as dreadful as cancer hits one of its own.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Its that time of year again...





Sunday the 1st of May we are hosting the second leg of the world famous War of the Thistles. This goes off every year with hoards of rippers chucking themselves off everything. This year is the 5th Anniversary so expect top notch shredding from the UKs finest woodpushers.


Details on timing and price to come

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

GetSpiked

Big thank you to everyone who came out for the Spiked Undiscovered tour last Saturday. The standard of skating from the Aberdeen locals was amazing, so many lines and tricks went down its hard to know where to start. Simie was in the house filming the comp so stay tuned for that footage to drop.
Results

1st Neil Kellas (absolute demon, killed everything)


2nd Tom Simpson (Stylish shredding the whole park, also picked up best line in the miniramp comp)


3rd Ryan Gibson (Consistent ripper sheckled the park to place 3rd)

LocoSkates

Sorry about the late posting of this. Posters have been up for weeks and people are getting hyped for the Aberdeen stop of the Locoskates Love Scotland tour! The jam is running from 6 till 10 and is Rollerblade Only. Normal session prices apply for individual sessions or there is a special price of £8.00 for the whole 8 hours. Peep the trailor below for info on whos gonna be shredding the park tonight.

LocoSkates LoveScotland Tour teaser from Loco Skates on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

This Saturday...

This Saturday Mountain Dew and Spiked are coming to hold the 3rd leg of the Spiked Undiscoved Skate Tour. Ran by Nic Powley who says " This is the only Scottish Leg of the tour so we're expecting a high standard of shredding to compete with the English boys" Nuff said The comp kicks off at 4 o'clock and will be £8 for entrance to the park
Check out the first 2 legs here to get an idea of what to expect...GET HYPED!



Bye Bye B-Ball

Friday, 1 April 2011

New Beginnings for new beginners.

Exciting stuff today as our new Beginners section opened up and its now complete. Containing a vert wall, 4ft spine, flat banks, rollers, quarter pipes, roll ins and many other lines it is fun for all the family no matter age or skill level.
Keep an eye on the blog for photo's and video's in the coming days...

Friday, 25 March 2011

Via thecomeupbmx.net
Matt Hoffmans (and the first ever) 900degree spin on a bike was 22 years ago today. Awesome!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Early closure Saturday 26th March 2011

Please be aware that Transition Extreme will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 26th March 2011 rather than the usual 8pm.  We are proudly hosting the Cyrenians annual sleep-out fund-raising event.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Cannonball!

'California is a Place' make some really interesting short films, all on their Vimeo Channel.
Here is one that might appeal...

Friday, 4 March 2011

Wonderful Rubber Outsole

eS footwear introduces the "Ecosse". John Rattrays first signature shoe for eS and it looks sick. This video demontrates the durability, ergonomics and style of this fine footwear. In my opinion one of the best shoe ads ever.

Check www.boarderline.com or pop in and ask to get your hands on these puppies.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

9th of April will go off!

Its Event time here at Transition Extreme and this time we are calling out all the Skateboarders!



Here's whats happening;

Spiked “Undiscovered” UK Skate Tour 2011
Spiked and Mountain Dew have teamed up to bring you the first “Undiscovered” UK Skate Tour, comprising of nine regional competitions taking place across 2011 which hope to encourage unknown and unsponsored talent to step forward. Each event will be based around both ramp and street skating, with the overall winner from each stop meeting up for a final comp at the end of the series. The eventual series winner will be signed to the Spiked sports management agency, receive a stack of prizes, and given a wildcard entry into a national comp.
If you fancy getting involved in the series then take a look at the flyers below, locate your nearest park and simply turn up on the day!
For more details on the Spiked Undiscovered Skate Tour 2011, hit up either the Spiked website or the Spiked Undiscovered Facebook group.

Transition have secured the only Scottish date on the tour so competition is likely to be fierce. Get practicing...

Saturday, 26 February 2011

2+4 Show TONIGHT!


A collection of illustrations and drawing by Mike Hughes and Richie Maciver of some of the legendary spots around Aberdeen. Come have a gander. 8 till late at the Boarderline shop at the skatepark.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Bikes




Some of you have probably noticed we're getting tough on people leaving their bikes overnight at the park.
We are not a bike shed, no other park allows free long term storage and neither do we.

There is obviously a demand for bikes to be left here, we've heard every excuse about small cars and bad backs so we've brought the bike rack in from the car park to expand our capacity for locking bikes. Our bike racks are next to the video pod and under the view of our CCTV so is safer than leaving your expensive bikes in the skatepark.

IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR BIKE OVERNIGHT YOU MUST LOCK IT UP ON THE RACK OR IT WILL BE TREATED AS LOST PROPERTY




^ £8 from ASDA for this lock, comes with a free puncture repair kit.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Check out our new website!

Go to www.transition-extreme.com to check out our newly launched website packed full of great information.