Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Schedule, and Board Sponsors: Lush, Comet and Kebbek

Schedule is here! And also off to the printers.

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Lush Longboards, Comet, and Kebbek? All in one post? Yep. That's a lot of awesome right there. Don't worry, each brand will have a bit more of a highlight after H'fest to make up for the lack of time before.

Lush Longboards  

The most powerful UK Longboard brand, hailing originally from Sheffield and now happily sat in a container in the recently voted best place to live in the UK (Bristol, citation needed) have been producing boards for a long time. From birch pintails pressed with no humidity control back in the early 2000's they've built their empire up to an enviable range of boards, all infused with their patent juju and some pretty impressive laminate technologies. They've been supporting the UK scene all this time, and are lending their weight (and giving swag) to Hogtoberfest this year. A big thanks to Rich and his team!

Comet Skateboards

Still hand finished in the outskirts of New York, these guys have an impressive range of boards with green credentials to boot. They've thrown loads of prizes and resources at US comps such as their Ithaca slide jam, and now for the second year they're helping us out with some decks and other swag. 

Comet // DCDC TOUR (Part 1) from Comet Skateboards on Vimeo.

 Kebbek Skateboards

Kebbek are arguably the oldest out of the three companies, having been around for 21 years! Kebbek boards cover all disciplines, and are reliable and indestructible. We've got quite a collection to give out this time round, with a couple of identical decks. Expect one to be scramble to non-podium groms!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Travel info! UK Sponsor Rundown

Travel info now has a tab! Here! Wicked! Now you can ch-ch-check it out on every page.

Y'know what else appears on every page? Our sexy sponsors! Providing us with loads of stuff to keep you guys happy, Check out theses guys's websites's's

SMD are new to the scene, bringing custom footstops and generally the whole shebang of all the bits you need to make your board work properly. A big range of very nice footstops in every size and flavour you could want, made in England, is what sets this hardware company apart. Stainless steel bolts, spacers etc are all available, either through their website, or through winning them!

Faltown skateboards are getting back into the scene after a but of a quiet spell - hailing from the Westo country these guys helped drive the tech slide scene with really nice double kicked board in literally every length under the sun. From a surfing background, these guys have been skating for longer than probably a lot of you have known about longboarding! They're putting some swag into Jorge Higgins' Slide Jam. so go along and win it!

    Dangerous Decks

Dangerous will be bringing their teenage bottlerocket music and more importantly Mini Motos to Hogtoberfest - they're a dangerous but fun fixture. Dare you try?! They also make rad decks other than the Mini moto - all handmade somewhere in the Gloucester countryside.

Tempest Clothing

Tempest clothing unfortunately won't be trading for much longer, and so have shut down their sites, but we'll have some sweet clothing to hand out to you guys as prizes. We hope to see them back up and running in the future soon!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Music yo! And some Sponsor news

My good friend Paul Borrell and his band, the Lychen, are coming to play at the campsite on the saturday - have a listen while you read the rest of the post!


Longboards UK

Longboards UK have been around for a while as a branch of Oddballs, a juggling/circus skills shop. It's pretty unique in the UK in that it has 2 physical locations, so you can go in and inspect boards first-hand. The shops in Camden (London) and Brighton are good places to go check out shapes, wheels and components if you're not sure about them. The staff are friendly, and their website is stacked with all the latest offerings from big brands such as Madrid, all the way through to street setups.
This time round they're putting these prizes into the mix:
  • A set of Gunmetals
  • Pack of thumbcutter grip
  • A Set of Venom tweakers (either 78a or 80a)
  • and some Cadillac bearings
They'll be there in person on the weekend grabbing some footage so go say hi!

Eskimowear Essex

Eskimowear are a new company on the scene, coming from near Southend and already helping out with stuff over their side of London. The sell a lot of clothes, but also skate surf and snow gear (they've got you covered!).  
They're putting up some swag and will be at Hog Hill in person, so go see what they've got on their website: http://www.eskimowear.co.uk/

Eskimo presents: Paris trucks, Dogtown Bandana and tool, and stickahs!

Sunday, 13 October 2013


Okay, so the artwork ins't quite complete yet, but you get an idea from last year's design, updated with this years' colours (note: sponsors will change from those shown in image)

How to get your name on the tee:
  • Pay Up and Register: your name goes at the top of the list, in a bigger font, to show you've contributed more :)
  • Just Register: your name will appear lower down in a smaller font.
How to buy a teeshirt:
  • I'm afrtaid you can't preorder anymore - they will now be on sale on the day in the secondhand shop.

BOOM! The full teeshirt front will be finalised mostly today with some additions tomorrow. Spread the word, get your orders in now!

What's happening; A quick Rundown

So the updates have been sparse but I've been slaving away in the background:

Things that are happening on the weekend:


  • Secondhand Shop
  • Sweet Shop
  • Slide Jam with Jorge Higgins
  • LGC UK Workshops with Helena
  • Dual Hybrid slalom 
  • Freeriding
  • Live music at the campsite


  • Secondhand Shop
  • Sweet Shop (if there's any left!)
  • Freeriding
  • Dual Hybrid slalom
  • Giant Slalom
  • Mini Motos
  • Downhill Racing
  • Swag Scramble - yes, it's happening!

And until I polish the graphics for the mugs, and get the teeshirt design all in order, here's a meme to prepare you for a lot of updates in the coming week!

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