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Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Z Flex Jimmy Plumer Complete Skateboards are Back

    Jimmy Plumer was part of the legendary Z Flex Skateboard Team and the Z Flex Jimmy Plumer Complete Skateboards are back. This is a modern day version of Jimmy's original 1970's Pro Model .The deck features custom Die Cut Z Flex grip tape and comes complete with Z Flex Trucks and Z Smooth Wheels, an ideal board for cruising but will hold it's own around a skatepark too.

    Jimmy Plumer Jimmy Plumer

    We are stoked to have this deal - a quality complete skateboard from one of the most famous names in skateboarding - Z Flex for just £39.99! These boards are great for cruising and commuting as they have great smooth wheels and a compact size. It's the classic 70's skateboard shape but a little wider than say a Penny skateboard so it will feel more stable, with a mellow kick-tail this board will be at home rolling around a skate park too. Due to its size, soft bushings and wheels these Z Flex skateboards would be ideal for the first time skater wanting a quality skateboard at a bargain price.  This is not just a cool retro skateboard it's high spec too - fitted with Z flex Brand wheels and Trucks - even Abec 7 Bearings make this the deal of the year don't miss out once they're gone they're gone..!

    We have a variety of colours available too! So whatever your mood or style there is a colour to suit!

    Z Flex Jimmy Plumer Z Flex Jimmy Plumer

    You can even check out our review by our very own Chas below:

    So be sure to grab one before they're gone!

    Related Links: Z Flex SkateboardsSkateboardsProtection and HelmetsNew in Skate

  • Push The Prom 2015

    International Go Skate Day is on Sunday the 21st June and what a way to get out and celebrate all things skate by taking part in the second ever “Push the Prom” skateboarding event down in Brighton by GirlsSkate UK in association with Lucy Adams and Brighton and Hove Skatepark Association!

    Push the Prom kicks off at 10am down at The Level, it’s totally free and for everyone! There will be some girls only skate lessons with Lucy Adams, followed by the mini ramp jam comp before the push along the Promenade to Hove Lagoon skate park beings!

    We had a quick chat with Lucy to find out why girls should give skating a go.

    “Everyone was a beginner once! When I first tried skateboarding I found it really hard but quite quickly I found I was getting more confident at pushing along and making turns- then I got hooked! Skateboarding doesn't have rules and so you can learn to do whatever you want and whatever makes you feel good. There's loads of support out there if you're a female that wants to get into skating, like the girlskateuk.com site and GirlsSkateUK Facebook. The internet has loads of info with how to guides and the potential to link you with other girls nearby.“

    push the prom Push The Prom 2015

    There are even drinks afterwards if you’re 18+ at the Big Beach Café by Hove Lagoon.

    It’s definitely worth getting involved and what’s so great about the skate community is everyone is willing to help each other to get over that initial hurdle that you might have. Whether you’re starting out for the very first time or trying to perfect a certain trick, its a nice community to be involved in.

    No equipment, no problem.. Its free equipment hire! and make sure you use the hashtag #pushtheprom2015 to share your footage!

    Take a look at the video from last year and stick the date in your diary!

    Related Links:

    Girls Skate UKGirls Skate UK Facebook Skateboards •  Helmets and Protection

  • Guide to a Summer Wetsuit

    A Guide To Your Summer Wetsuit

    It looks like the warmer weather is coming and with the school holidays not too far away now either, some of you may be lucky enough to be heading west to Cornwall for a week or two! (jealous!)
    One of the main things that is a must on a holiday regardless of where you are is getting into the sea and have a go at Bodyboarding or surfing.
    So we thought we would give you a heads up on what might be ideal for our dear English sea. Below you will find a few wetsuits and bits and bobs that we have picked out and are quite popular amongst our customers and staff to make your time away that bit more awesome!

    What Does The 3/2mm Of Wetsuit Mean?
    All wetsuits we have picked are 3/2mm wetsuits ideal for the summer months. What does this mean you’re probably thinking? It simply means the 3mm part is the thickness in millimetres of the neoprene around the core of your body to keep your organs warmer. The 2mm area covers your legs and arms. The reason for the difference in thickness is simply so the thinner neoprene offers more flexibility so you can carry out the sport in hand with ease of movement.

    Childrens
    Starting with the kids, we have a wide range of colours for the O’Neill Reactors, both in  shorty and full length suits. These offer a full dose of performance for a great value with technology such as FluidFlexTM (improving the movement in the shoulders and sleeves), and an adjustable super seal neck with a YKK back zip to keep the water out and you warm. These suits are an ideal entry suit for anyone that wants to get in the water!

    Some of the O'Neill Reactors Avaliable O'Neill Kid Reactors

    Toddlers
    Sunsuits for toddlers are perfect for wearing on the beach and dipping between the rock pools. They even offer UV protection so just like a rash vest would,  their skin is protected. With a back zip entry, they are a no hassle suit and won’t irritate. These are made out of neoprene and don’t offer the same warmth as a wetsuit would, but are a great all round suit. It’s ideal to get an O’Neill Toddler Reactor if you intend to head into the sea, these are 2mm thick and provide a bit more warmth.

    toddler-sunsuits-and-neopreneshorty Toddler Suits

    Men’s
    If you’re likely to give surfing a go then the Rip Curl Dawn Patrol is ideal. This suit is available in a chest zip or back zip style. Again another high quality suit for a great price. These suits are ultra-light with Rip Curls E4 neoprene offering all the stretch you need in the right places!  A great feature is the batwing system, this has been designed to combat those coldwater flushes (water entry) and get rid of the water so you can surf for longer without getting colder quicker.

    Rip Curl mens Dawn Patrols this way Rip Curl mens Dawn Patrol

    Women
    Finally ladies, there is the Womens O’Neill Bahia 3/2mm wetsuit. This suit was designed for those which wanted to bring beauty personality and confidence to the water. This suit is 100% super stretchy and has flatloc stitched seams so water can move in and out discreetly and most importantly keep you warm!

    O'Neill Womens Bahia Wetsuit O'Neill Womens Bahia Wetsuits a click away!

    All full length suits mentioned above have the right padding and support that your knees need to protect them from friction against the sand, pebbles or your board.

    Some people like to keep their feet warm too! We stock a range of boots and shoes for completing that summer holiday in the sea!

    Relative Shopping links
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  • Sanuks - Comfort & friendly in one

    Sanuk
    The warmer weather is on its way (we promise or at least that’s what we’ve been told by the weather man!).  So when the suns out, you no longer want to be in boots, but wearing something comfortable right?  Something that’s going to let your feet breathe and relax all day long.

    Let us tell you a bit more behind the brand that everyone knows as Sanuk. Founded by entrepreneur Jeff Kelley, Sanuk is in fact Thai for balance and happiness, so keeping to its core they create shoes for the skate and surf lifestyle. By producing something so unique and out there it provides Sanuk with a brand that can make almost any footwear and still fit right into the mainstream footwear industry, clever!

    With that in mind, Sanuk introduced the Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip flop range; a flip flop that is not only comfortable but kind to the environment too! Made from recycled yoga mats, the foot bed offers all the support your feet need. So if you missed your yoga session, don’t feel too bad about it if you have been in these all day!

    Sanuk Yoga Mats Just a small selection of our range

    Sanuk even won SIMA’s (Surf Industry Manufacture Associations) Footwear of the year 2010 award for the design, innovation and appeal behind such a flip flop!

    We offer a variety of colours (check out the new ones!) and styles available for everyone. So if it’s a vegan / vegetarian pair you’re after or a pair with a hint of leather we’ve got you covered this summer! (…when it appears).

    Sanuks 'comfort and enviromentally friendly'Relevant links
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