Longboard | Eliminate Wheel Bite With Wheel Shields

New Longboard invention Wheel Shields are raising funds and looking for support on Kickstarter

Wheel Shields

Wheel Shields upgrade your longboard with 6 powerful features. Invented by longboarders for longboarders, Wheel Shields are an exciting new innovation set to change the sport. The company has already raised $17,000 on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to buy the mold that will bring Wheel Shields into production. They have one week left to raise $8,000 more.

Here’s what Wheel Shields do:

•    Splash Protection. Wheel Shields act similar to a mud flap and keep you dry. Your longboard is now a versatile all-weather transportation vehicle.
•    Prevent locking wheels. If you’re into downhill skating, you’ll no longer lock wheels with other riders. Their wheels will lock against yours, but your wheels will keep rotating because they are protected by Wheel Shields, giving you the confidence to skate tighter lines around the opposition.
•    Wheel bite elimination. By creating a barrier around each wheel, Wheel Shields eliminate wheel bite and allow wheels to rotate freely.
•    Longer bearing life. Wheel Shields fit snugly against the outer bearing of each wheel, without creating additional friction. This keeps water from entering the bearing, protecting it from rust and increasing usable life.
•    End shoe bite. You’ll no longer accidentally step on your wheels, which can happen while doing new tricks or plain not paying attention.
•    New tricks. Wheel Shields also allow riders to stand directly on top of their wheels, opening up all sorts of new trick possibilities. You can invent brand new manuals, colemans and dances with Wheel Shields.

Wheel Shields
“Wheel Shields are brilliant. Hands down the biggest innovation in longboarding. I wish I had Wheel Shields when I skated around the world. Wheel Shields have changed the longboard transportation paradigm forever. They are an elegant solution to a frustrating problem.” - Robert Thomson, Guinness World Record for Longest Distance on a Skateboard (7,500 miles)

Wheel Shields work universally with almost any wheels and trucks (more compatibility info in the link below). The company is taking orders on Kickstarter to fund the mold for mass production, and can’t produce Wheel Shields if they do not get enough orders before September 4th. Watch the demo video and get em here: www.bit.ly/WheelShields

Win | Drift HD Ghost Surf Camera Pack

We have teamed up with Action Cameras to offer you the chance to win a Drift HD Ghost Surf Pack  – RRP £339.99!

 Drift HD Surf Camera


Full HD video camera and 60m waterproof housing.

 Arguably the best camera on the market for surf action.  The Drift HD Ghost sets you up for instant action, right out of the box for all your surf adventures! You get the camera, a waterproof Case which gives 60m of protection and the new ultra strong Drift surf mount and Drift FCS Surf Mount, a 300° rotatable lens and built-in LCD screen.  The Drift also has an 11 megapixel still photo mode, 10x digital zoom and a 170° wide-angle lens, so you can capture insane waves and epic barrels to your hearts content or just go crazy with still shots!

Drift HD Ghost Surf CameraKey Features Include

• 60m Waterproof Case
• Full HD 1080p@30fps recording; 720p@60fps for slow-mo
• Two-Way Remote with LED lights
• Continuous Loop Video aka ‘Video Tagging’
• Download the Drift App for Wi-Fi connectivity
• Waterproof to 3m without the case
• Three-hour battery life; removable battery
• 11-megapixel still photos; timelapse and photoburst modes
• Compatible with all Drift Mounts

How To Win

You have two ways to enter – either pop your email address and name into the boxes below or head over to our Facebook page and give the contest post a like. Or do both for twice the chance of winning!

The winner will be announced on the Action Cameras Facebook and Boardgirl Facebook pages on 20/09/13. Drift HD Ghost Surf Camera

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  • The prize is provided by Action Cameras, Europe’s leading online specialist sports technology retailer www.actioncameras.co.uk
  • The closing date for the competition is 13/09/13 at Midday
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Style | Flip Wallets Launch On Kickstarter

Acre Supply Co. Release Début Wallet Collection On Kickstarter

Elizabeth Drew is the creative force behind Acre Supply Co., a UK based company dedicated to creating versatile accessories for simple living. “I believe that the products we use each day should make life easier, helping us focus on the things that really matter.”

Pre Order The Flip Wallet

Through Kickstarter, Acre Supply Co. are spreading word of their latest creation, the Flip Wallet. The wallet, made of highly durable elastic, is designed to stretch and hold up to 10 cards, whilst keeping its grip should you decide to carry less. By using the best elastic and workmanship, Acre Supply Co. have created a fuss free alternative to traditional wallet designs.

“Last year I gave up trying to fit my large old wallet into my handbag and pockets, and switched to using my London Oyster card holder to keep my money and cards safe.  It worked well for a while, but the plastic couldn’t keep up the amount of cards I needed it to hold, and day to day use, and it gradually fell apart.  I saw a few examples of minimalist elastic based wallets online, but didn’t like the idea of having all my cards bunched up together, so I forged ahead and created my own prototypes based on my old travel card holder.”

Lilac Flip WalletThe Flip’s design includes two main pockets perfectly sized to hold cards and folded notes, and a further four elasticated zones in which you can store, sort and secure many more items.  The label loop offers the opportunity to add a key attachment, chain or lanyard, and the final elastic loop secures the wallet together.

The Kickstarter project has only just launched, but already the buzz surrounding the wallets has been widespread. “I have been stoked by the reaction to the wallets so far. I had a wide variety of people from skateboarders to commuters test the Flip minimal wallet, and their positive feedback has really helped drive the project to this exciting point. However, the next stage, introducing the wallet to Kickstarter’s large community is by far the most thrilling part of this journey.”

Funding for the project is live now so hurry on over to their Kickstarter page to pledge your support & stake your claim on one of these simple and functional wallets, available in 6 great colors.

Wine Flip WalletRed Flip WalletOlive Flip WalletBaby Blue Flip WalletBlack Flip Wallet

For more information about the Flip wallet, Acre Supply Co. or to support the project please visit the Kickstarter page or the website www.acresupplyco.com.

Thrashion: Recycled Skateboard Jewellery And More

A few months ago, thanks to the wondrous world of Instagram, I came across Thrashion, a Cornish based company that makes incredibly rad jewellery and accessories from recycled skateboard decks.

After a bit of investigation, it seemed like I’d been out of the loop for years, as Thrashion has not only been making these unique products since 2007, but has been giving plenty back to the scene too.

So after treating myself to a few awesome bangles (with a past life as an Enjoi deck!), I thought it was time to catch up with Thrashion’s Nat Rigby to find out more about the products, charity events, and pro-skater collaborations.


What is Thrashion?
Thrashion is recycled skateboard jewellery, accessories and homewares handmade in Cornwall from broken and thrashed skateboard decks.

Who are the faces behind Thrashion?
I don’t like my face on anything! But it’s mainly me running things and I make everything in my little recycled greenhouse studio. My husband Dan does all my design and merchandising.

Where are you based?
I’m based in Falmouth, have you ever been? It’s a cosmopolitan little town in west Cornwall, it has three beaches and is virtually surrounded by water. It’s also got the third deepest harbour in the world! #lovefalmouth

Where did the inspiration for Thrashion come from?
I’ve always made things and dabbled with bits and bobs, I love tools! And I’ve always been inspired by the DIY/recycle ethos of the punk movement.

I am a skateboarder (not a good one!) and so is my husband, we met through skateboarding, we had loads of knackered skateboards kicking about and a load of tools and so I tried one versus the other and it all kinda grew on its own

What products do you offer?
I’ll have a crack at pretty much anything, but we sell everything from ear studs, to bangles, to necklaces, to belt buckles, to cufflinks, to coat hooks and pens.

How do you access boards for the products?
Every board is 100% recycled. I have local drop off points and we also offer a FREEPOST service so you can send your board to us if you’re in the UK. I’ve also had some large donations from skate companies and pro skaters like Matt Pritchard, Leo and Jody Smith, Lucy Adams and Kill City Skateboards.

Is there any skate-based product you aspire to make for Thrashion in the future?
My products are more lifestyle/luxury items at the moment and I definitely would like to start making more functional items. We are always making new things so its always a good idea to keep checking back to see what we’re doing

Do you get involved with other projects or charity events?
Absolutely! I try to support one big charity event a year but also sponsor small local organisations like Falmouth Skatepark committee. I like To support the UK skateboard industry and give back as much as I can.

Where do you hope to see Thrashion in the future?
Oooh, hard question! I’m not good at thinking in the future! I’d definitely like to do some more collaboration work, I have a few rad companies in mind and my main goal is to stay one step ahead of the game and always creating new unique things.

What do you do when you’re not making products?
I roller derby :) I obviously skateboard when I get time and I’m also training for my black sash in wing chun. Plus I have two kids so I’m very busy and wouldn’t have it any other way

Thrashion would be nothing without….
My iPhone!

If you want to find out more about Thrashion, check out…
Online: http://www.thrashion.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/_thrashion
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/thrashion.ltd
Instagram: @thrashion


Snow | August 2013 Mixtape – Snowboard and Freeski Edits

August 2013: The latest snowboarding and freeski edits from girls around the world

Girl SnowboarderEvery month we come across more and more fantastic snowboard and freeski edits from female riders around the globe.  We love watching them all, and try to share as many as possible!

Watch Claire Hewitt – Demeyer Final Season Edit 2012/2013

Watch Ivika Jürgenson Winter 12/13 Snowboard Edit

“I spent the season 12/13 mostly in the Alps where we rented a nice flat in Mayrhofen. In the beginning of the season we were quite eager to focus on filming, we had some great pow days that we took advantage of. But like always, things never go as you plan them. While my injury in the beginning didn’t want to go away for the whole season, I still had some better days when traveling around the Alps, probably the coolest trip was to Volcom PBRJ European Championships in Avoriaz, which went pretty well for me.” – Ivika

Watch GnIRLY time on DACHSTEIN

Snowboard | Too Hard – Moment Of Truth

The Too Hard girls are back with another teaser to the upcoming “Still Hard” snowboard movie.

Too Hard - Moment Of TruthWhen the Too Hard girls dropped the last teaser for “Still Hard” it got an amazing reaction and not just because of the nudity and casual violence (you can watch it HERE). No, the girls were hitting some pretty knarly spots and killing it.  This time around we have a few more bails mashed together with some epic 80’s montage music, and in true Too Hard style the girls have been pretty honest about the realities of filming rails – bruised vagina anyone?!

We are really looking forward to seeing the finished article which drops later this month.

Watch Too Hard – Moment of Truth

Current rider list: Madison Blackley, Alexa McCarty, Danyale Patterson, Fancy Rutherford, Laura Rogoski, Kumara Kelley, Riley Elliot, Taylor Elliot, Vanessa Moore, Marie-Andree Racine, and more.

Style | Brixton 2013 Fall Lookbook

Brixton return with an all round awesome Women’s Fall 2013 collection.

Brixton Womens Fall 2013 Lookbook

The video and print lookbook’s for Brixton’s latest collection has made its way onto the internet and straight onto our wishlists.  Brixton have grown out of their hat roots and now supply some rather wonderful threads to cover not only heads, but bodies too.

Brixton Womens Fall 2013 Lookbook

The women’s fall 2013 collection has an organic feel to it – not the hippy organic though, imagine if skateboards grew on trees, well this collection would be the flowers that grew on that tree.  Ok so I may have had acid for breakfast, but the colour’s and feel of the autumn range really do have that outdoorsy warmth the cooler month’s crave. Yum.

Watch Brixton Fall 2013

Skate | Camp WeSC UK Summer Skateboard Camps

Camp WeSC UK invite Boardgirl readers to join their 5-day residential skate camps this August.

Camp WeSC UKCamp WeSC UK is a 5-day residential skate camp for both girls & guys aged 11yrs – 21yrs, running for 2 weeks in August. You will have the chance to skate with some of the best European skateboarders who will be there to look after you and help you progress.

EVERYTHING is included in the price, this includes a full english breakfast every morning (or fruits / cereals / toast if you prefer!), a healthy packed lunch and your choice of hot meal each evening! You will get to stay in a huge Hogwarts style mansion, and skate at one of the UK’s best skate plazas in sunny Cornwall – it has something for all abilities!

Pro skaters will be onboard to coach you, and there will be fun games & competitions through out the week! Danni Gallacher will be on hand all week to teach you all you need to know skate wise & Hannah Bailey from Neon Stash will also be putting on a Tie Dye workshop so you can make your own super cool tie dyed tee or bag!

Each skater will go home with a free skate deck, shoes, headphones, hoody, T-shirts, magazines and stickers as a thanks from us for coming and one lucky ‘Skater of the week’ will also get to take home a free camcorder provided by iON Camera! Other sponsors include Fabric Skateboards, Lakai Footwear, Vita Coco, Sidewalk & Huck, Mob Grip and of course WeSC!

You will also get to be a part of the Camps Summer 2013 video & all th3 fun will be covered by Sidewalk, Cooler & Huck magazines!

The price of camp is usually £380, but Boardgirl readers will receive a special discount of more than 10% – Camps start August 12th so get signed up ASAP to secure your place! This is not one to miss out!

Head to www.campwesc.com/uk for more info or email campwescuk@gmail.com

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