This episode is for all the beautiful ladies out there(queue the crickets) who like pretty boys who mountainboard. In this episode more than half of the guys ride without shirts and rocking short shorts and it’s fucking gnarly. Winterberg is consistently building jumps and drops that are pushing the limits of mountainboarding, check out the old Winterberg gap footage here if you don’t believe me. So i’m not surprised that fellas went there and absolutely destroyed the place.
Here is the latest TOUR LYFE packed full with dirt thrashing featuring Tom & Mick Kirkman, Joe Dickson, Josh Maddocks, Theo Ackworth, John Burton, Ant Wilson, Andy Packer, Andy Milenkovic & Radfuck Warren.
The best of the beast, mountainboard videos from around the globe. Some old, some new and some that probably shouldn’t have been posted in the first place. Take note of the style from country to country some dirty action in these.
England – Ye Olde British Cunts
You know all these guys and you’ve probably seen all of these edits as well. That’s because they’re kings, straight royalty on the mountainsticks.
“Style” by Jack Johnson
“Hales Superbole” by Theo Acworth
“Summer Sessions” by Project Doc
“Giving Birth to Rad Mag” by Tom Kirkman
France – J’ai un escargot dans mon oreille
Maybe you aren’t aware of this but the French rip, and I include Dutch friend Nicky Geerse in this group because he speaks French better than he does Dutch.
“French Mountainboard Tour 2011” by Bietrix Alexandre
“Monistrol Madness” by Nicky Geerse
Russia – I like my borscht without the beets
I just spent a week in Moscow where it was -20 degrees for 6 days straight, not exactly a hospitable climate; especially not for mountainboarding. Despite the long winters Russia has well funded events(thanks to Tunetz), super good riders and a communist government.
“Moscow” by Alexey Tunetz
“Dah Teaser” by Alexey Tunetz
Australia – Sheep shaggers in my book
The bastard children of the United Kingdom and savage beasts. Watch the gymnast do a double backflip! Dyl Radface had a seizure while eating a big mac this past summer and my girlfriend thinks he’s got Aspergers syndrome.
“Double Trouble With Andy Milenkovic” by Project Doc
“Crackheads at Como” by Dylan Radface Warren
USA – McDonalds & Walmart now open in South Pole, Antarctica
We take claim to the creation of the sport. We sell you boards. Occasionally ride them. Mostly we just put a lot of time and money into shooting video of it. Are tricks aren’t the best but we have way more fun than everyone else. Truth.
“Hot Action” by One 5 Media
“MBS Commercial” by One 5 Media
“Down & Dirty 2” by Strict 9 Films
Spain – Pelea de gallo o lidia
I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about Spain, nor do I know of many Spanish riders but I do know Iguria park looks like an amazing place to ride. Check out the Facebook video.
I don’t know what flows through the water in Japan but no matter what board sport it is the Japenese seem to have the best style.
“Jingi Part 2” by KoenjiNoSora
“Jingi Part 3” by KoenjiNoSora
Brazil – I think there are more super models per capita in Brazil than any where else in the world
These guys have been riding hard for a long time and possibly the most passionate about it, I mean you’ve probably heard of Tony Dogga right?
“Suramericano de Mountainboarding 2010” by Nosfe Soto
“Mountainboard Sessions Brasil” by Mathias
“Montainboard 2010” by Bless TV
Germany – Hmmmmm
I almost forgot about the Germans, never forget the German’s they’ll fuck you up. How could I forget Winterberg possibly the gnarliest park in mountainboarding. If you never saw that video of TK doing front 7’s over their massive 40 foot jump its worth searching for.
“A Day In The Parkz” by Lukas Tielke
“South German MTB Championship 2011” by Philipp Uhlmann
If you’ve been asleep for the past two week or had no internet connection then you probably missed out on the release of the Rad Magazine video, Giving Birth to Rad Mag. There is 20 minutes of the dirtiest mountainboard action and the occasional dick, puke or shit shot thrown in the mix. Apparently they have a lot more to share with us with they launch their magazine site, but they want 2000 likes on their Facebook page before they do so.
Over the past 6 months i’ve been getting a glimpse into just how amazing the riders are in the UK, all thanks to ATCproductions.co.uk. This is a blog run by the Kirkman brothers, Ollie Morrison and maybe a few others, regardless there are a few hours of top notch web edits showcase some of the best riding i’ve seen in years. Big up to TK and the rest of the ATC crew for providing the world with some progressive riding and videos to see it. Here is one of the latest edits.
After hosting a rained off Fat Face Night Air last year, the world freestyle champs returned to Bugs Boarding, Gloucester, UK. The jumps built the previous year had been tweaked and changed to a much smoother ride. As last year the riders had a choice of the original 2 hits at the top, a 14ft drop off to the right, and an 18ft table, with the addition of a large rail to the left. After which the riders would head, at speed, towards a reasonably kicky 25ft table top before hitting the last kicker, which had 3 beautiful looking take offs, and saw the majority of the action. On the left was a hip, then the centre take off, a straight 27ft and the original 30ft to the right, after which laid the final feature a 14ft quarter pipe.
The course was dry and fast, perhaps and bit windy but nothing to bad. The qualifiers kicked off at about 11am on Saturday morning with each of the 35 riders having 5 runs to secure a place in the final. Straight away the rides were throwing down good runs, Tom Kirkman with a rodeo on the final jump and bs disasters on the quarter, a fair few riders were doing huge switch 180’s on the first jump, notably Kynan Goggin’s, and Ollie Morison landing a smooth bs cork 720 on the last jump.
Unknown slayer boosting huge on the first hit
Ben Tweedie streching the back a bit
After a break and some lunch the riders who had made the cut into the final were announced and spectators were back to watch the top 15 riders compete in an hour long freestyle jam session, with the best 4 runs being used to calculate the final score. The usual suspects were all on form, Sam Nicholas with his huge backflips, Scotish (Simon Andrews) ridding for Trampa, rode particularly well with big no grab bs360s on the last jump, board sliding the rail at the top, and a huge frontflip off the drop off but slid out. Garry Crowhurst was another one to watch, only been ridding a year and was already throwing down runs such as a switch bs cork 540, to front flip to backflip, along with a fs 900 attempt which got him 4th place.
Mick Kirkman repeated his win of last year in the under 14’s with some slick 360s, Tuai Lovejoy came in on top in the under 18s with some solid frontside spins, Diego Anderson from France (the only international rider) finished comfortably at the top of the masters. Last year’s winner Renny Myles rode smoothly into 5th place with frontside 360s, 540s and backflips. Joe Dickson finished 3rd with a switch bs180, to a frontside 360, before nailing a frontside 720 and a backflip on the quarter. Tom read rode impressively into 2nd with the biggest frontflips I’ve ever seen, smooth bs cork 5’s and huge fs airs on the quarter, but there had to be a winner, and of course, after 2 years out of competition, Tom Kirkman finished on top with runs such as a laid out backflip, to rodeo, to switch backflip, before reverting and doing another backflip on the quarter, another run of a cab 540, to a rodeo, to a switch rodeo, and then another rodeo on the quarter, he was also landing some amazing backside cork 540s and huge quarter pipe airs, all with and effortless style and poise.
Ollie Morrison's back cork 7
Joe Dickson showing how you lock in a 3rd place run
Stealing 2nd with the XXL frontflips, Tom Read
Tom Kirkman showing why he is the champ again
Effortless style - Front Rodeo - TK
Kids get out the pen and paper study this...
Later that evening after the prize giving and the final results being announced, the usual bonfire and partying commenced with a DJ and a small rave through to the early hours. The next day a few fun comps were to be held, and a slalom course was put up by AJ the guys at Bugs. Some small prizes were given to the hung over riders before people started to pack up and head home.
A big thanks to the guys at Bugs Boarding, AJ Watkins, the Judges; Ryan Slater (Australia), Niki Forcast (UK), Alex Rouge (France) and Steve Counie (UK), all the riders and everyone else who helped run the event. It was one of the best freestyle displays I’ve seen in a long time.