1. 2 Jun

    NASS - What Does - Think?

    NASS Festival 2014

    So it’s that time of year again… time to gear up for NASS 2014 which after last year’s unbroken sunshine, record turn out and largest Beer Pong tournament to date…will be hard to beat.

    Hosted at the Bath and West Showground… NASS is arguably the biggest and best Inline competition on the UK calendar. Pulling in the best UK talent around (as well as some huge International names over the years) and putting rollerblading on a platform in front of the whole action sports community… as well as thousands of melty faced gurning teenagers tripping their balls off on MDMA.

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    NASS 09 - - flat 5 
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    Despite the relentless disapproval from the skateboarding and bmx communities and the ever challenging morning slots on the Pro Course, NASS never fails to be an enjoyable 3 days of drunken debauchery coupled with some of the most jaw dropping hammers ever attempted.

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    NASS 2012 from Sim Warren - Try and NOT be stoked after watching this!

    NASS has fast become more than a festival on the inline circuit… it is a yearly reunion, providing a chance for old friends to cross paths, new friends to be made and history to be witnessed. As with any festival though, a big part of the fun is always the people you camp with and the people you meet. I’ve always been lucky to be part of a great crowd, and funny stories are always going to be born when you mix a festival, friends and alcohol. The music line up is also looking to top last year with Cypress Hill headlining the main stage on the Saturday night.

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     Beer Pong Finals - 2012

    This year’s rider list is filling up fast with many returning names ready to battle it out in the PRO competition with Brits - (2013’s Best Trick winner), Nick Lomax, -, Stephen Swain and Rob Pruett to name but a few…  There’s no doubt that this year’s competition is going to be a banger.

    Kingdom Mag catches up with LocoSkates owner - for his thoughts and predictions for this year’s event…

    So Jake, how many years have you been hitting up NASS Festival?…

    I don’t know. What I do know is the first NASS event I went to there was about 200 people there and we camped literally outside the pro park. As far as I remember there was no fairground rides and possibly even no music. Phil Tromans brought an acoustic guitar and we played Mr.Jones in the rain.

    Which year has been your favourite and why?…

    I won the pro contest in 2004. That was good for pure self-congratulatory reasons. The year of the Tuffnell was probably better though (you know the one!)

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    Most WTF moment so far?…

    There’s definitely a few, in no particular order,

    Tuffnell dropping out the rafters and breaking his leg and walking about on it for the rest of the festival?

    Richard Taylor doing his entire run fakie.

    The Riots in 2007/08(?)

    MY man shitting his pants

    Burston Megaramp cab 1080 out of nowhere

    The year they decided to move the whole festival to Birmingham NEC…

    EVERY SINGLE best trick contest

    With an ever growing and powerful roster on the LocoSkates Team… Have you got any predictions for this year’s Pro Comp?…

    I predict that there will be at least two French Am’s who will insist on entering the pro contest.

    The Richard Taylor Best Trick has consistently been the highlight of the Pro Comp year in year out… who do you have your eye on to take the gold?…

    Joe Atkinson, Joe Atkinson or maybe even Joe Atkinson

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    Your 5 essential items to bring to NASS?…

    Replacement fluids

    Skates

    An airhorn

    Minirig speakers

    Money for a hotel?

    What are you most looking forward to this year?…

    Beerpong obviously. We [LocoSkates] are working with Leon [Humphries] this year to make sure it’s the most epic one yet! 5pm on Sat 12th. Exact location will be confirmed via RUMOUR on the weekend.

    NASS 2014 kicks off on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th July. Stay peeled to Kingdom Mag for more information, schedule and updates coming soon.

    Words by -

     
  2. 6 Mar

    THE NASS FESTIVAL We’ve already been inundated with enquiries around this years NASS Festival. Please be patient people, we should know more in the next couple of weeks and you will be the first to know. That’s Aragon on his way to winning the 2010...

    THE NASS FESTIVAL

    We’ve already been inundated with enquiries around this years NASS Festival. Please be patient people, we should know more in the next couple of weeks and you will be the first to know.

    That’s Aragon on his way to winning the 2010 event

 
  • 18 Feb

    kietche: “ - #blading #skate #xsjado #inline #roller ” shot by -

    kietche:

    - #blading #skate #xsjado #inline #roller

    shot by -

     
  • 18 Feb

    One of my fave Stockwell snaps of all time. Bank to soul shot by The Oracle 2009

    One of my fave Stockwell snaps of all time. Bank to soul shot by The Oracle

    2009

     
  • 5 Feb

    It took Blake only 4 sessions to shoot this little piece for Slaptap, OG style for days in this one.

    Directed, filmed and edited by Tom Sharman (vimeo.com/tomsharman)

     
     
  • 5 Feb

    How Many?

    Just when you were getting really bored of the same old blade edits, Sim Warren and The Contrast Collective come through with this absolute diamond in the rough. 

    Featuring OG and all round top dude, -, this is a first in a series of short films from the CC.

    We’re excited to see what’s next from this lot!

     
     
  • 4 Feb

    The Final Chapter – A Film by Paul Bates

    Friday night marked the end of a very long chapter for Essex Rollerblading with the hosted premier of Paul Bates latest production. A video that’s filming has spanned close to 3 years and documented the bonds and adventures of a close knit group of friends. It was a joy to finally see the book closed on this project having seen all of the guys work hard to complete their sections over the last few months, persevering through standard UK weather and a plethora of injuries.

     The Premier was held at Southend College in what is known as ‘the pod’… a bright red bulbous womb containing a very well equipped auditorium. It was a fitting birth for this Southend conceived chronicle. A strong turnout of rollerbladers attending from near and far including many faces who have not donned rollerblades in many years. It was great to see so many faces old and new come together.

    Following the Premier the celebrations moved over to the Pink Toothbrush to drink the night away… a venue quite raw in its own quality… the kind of venue if you stood still for too long you would end up chemically bonded to the carpet. However it is always great to see a place taken over by an eclectic mix of personalities brought together by the shared love of rollerblading. The night was danced away in a haze of whiskey surrounded by every screen in the venue playing the final chapter on repeat. A fitting send-off…

    So like many recent online rollerblade releases lately ‘The Final Chapter’ suffered from a case digital gremlins however here we go… 

    A few words from Paul… “Just a huge thank you to everyone for coming to the premiere and to all the guys who skated in the film, It’s a wonderful thing having such an incredible group of friends and such a great local skate scene”

    So without further ado… Featuring Profiles from… Joey Yeomans, Adam Galwas, - and Seamus Rafferty… also featuring Paul Bates, Richard ‘Reg’ Pickering, Zak Buys, James Pearce, Louis Packam, Jack Caryl, James Little and Daniel Ives.

     words by ‘Baron’

    Watch the whole film for FREE right HERE-  http://vimeo.com/thefinalchapter

    http://vimeo.com/thefinalchapter/videos

     
  • 27 Jan

    “The Final Chapter” - A Rollerblade film by Paul Bates It has been a fair few years since the mysteriously reclusive Paul Bates has released a Rollerblade edit… but fear not, he has been a very busy guy. Kingdom Magazine is proud to announce Mr Bates...

    “The Final Chapter” - A Rollerblade film by Paul Bates

    It has been a fair few years since the mysteriously reclusive Paul Bates has released a Rollerblade edit… but fear not, he has been a very busy guy.

    Kingdom Magazine is proud to announce Mr Bates will be dropping his latest video in less than a week…. Not only this he is releasing this full length gem online for free!….

    Focusing on a close knit group of friends over the last 3 years, skating, travelling and documenting adventure.

     Featuring full profiles on Seamus Rafferty, Joey Yeomans, Adam Galwas & - + many more appearances from the likes of Richard Pickering, Zak Buys, James Pearce and Dan Ives

     The premiere for The Final Chapter will be on Friday January 31st, 6pm-7pm at Southend East Essex College, SS1 1ND. The college is located directly next to Southend Central train station.

     Where: Southend East Essex College, Southend-on-sea, SS1 1ND

     We then move on from 9pm to The Pink Toothbrush Nightclub in Rayleigh high-street for the after party, where they will be playing The Final Chapter on repeat on the screens in their nightclub whilst spinning Indie and Rock Anthems until 3am.

     The full length will then be made available online for all to enjoy shortly after.

     See you all there!”

     

     
  • 27 Jan

    Oli and Kola hard at work on the Kingdomination tour somewhere in Liverpool - 2007

    Oli and Kola hard at work on the Kingdomination tour somewhere in Liverpool - 2007

     
  • 27 Nov

    JLee dropped a banger last week featuring pretty much the entire London crew. All in memory of the man, Brandon Negrete