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Skate Solo, Skate Safe


These are weird times we live in right now. Here in the UK, as across much of Europe and the rest of the world, we’re in a government enforced “lockdown.” We’re not supposed to leave home unless we have to, to buy essentials or exercise for a little while each day. The sun is finally.. Read More

The Slayer Speedboard


We are super stoked to announce our first production speedboard for a long time… The Slayer is a partnership with longtime teamrider and UKDH legend Pete Connolly. You can read more about the board itself here, but we thought it best to ask Pete himself to introduce it and tell us a bit about the.. Read More

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Downhill Skateboarding… really?


Yes, really. Regular readers of this blog will know that Pete Connolly has the speed bug like no other, and he’s working together with many influential people in European downhill scene to push the boundaries of speed on his skateboard. If you’ve ever been really fast on a skateboard, you’ll know that aerodynamics are a.. Read More

Bristol Board Meeting 2018 – What a blast!


This year’s Bristol Board Meeting was a blast! Around 100 skaters turned up for a day out on boards of all shapes and sizes in perfect weather. Update 22/11/2018: We have hit a huge £2,430.50 raised for Clic Sargent this year!!! That’s way more than our target!! Huge thanks for everyone who put the effort.. Read More

Bristol Board Meeting 2018!


It’s that time again!! On Saturday 20th October we’ll be skating en masse out from Green Park, Bath along the Bath to Bristol cycle path, all the way to Bristol Temple Meads on our longboards. We’re doing this to raise money for Clic Sargent, the UK charity helping kids with cancer. Since the first Bath.. Read More

Danger Danger…. The Danger Bay 2018 Report


Back in the heady days of 2004 we were contacted by Bricin “Striker” Lyons – the organiser of the now famous Danger Bay race in Vancouver. We sent him some boards as prizes and in return received some pictures of someone winning one of them by shooting a huge beer bong made from duct tape.. Read More

What Size Slide Gloves Should I Get?


Getting the right fit for your slide gloves is super important. If you go to small, you’ll damage the gloves much easier putting them on, or you might not even be able to get them to fit in the first place. Go too large however, and you’ll have a baggy fit – which leaves parts.. Read More

British Downhill Skateboarding League 2017 – Results!


Lush Teamrider Jonny Braund is the British Downhill Skateboarding League’s 2017 Champion! Jon has been killing it all year, and he’s one of the nicest dudes on the UKDH scene to boot. Congratulations buddy!! Jon follows his teammate Pete Connolly (who was the champion first year) – so we have Lush boards on the podium.. Read More

Jorge skates Hospital


Jorge Pernes hooked up with his buddy Porkito from Timelapse Media to film this edit at one of his favourite spots – Olivera du Hospital. Jorge is ripping on a Machine 3D.

World Speed Record – 91.17mph


This is Part 3 of 3. Click for Part 1 and Part 2. Regular readers will know that teamrider and UK Downhill legend Pete Connolly has been gearing up for a trip to “L’Ultime Descente” – an downhill gravity speed event, now in its second year, in Quebec.   Following a trip to the north.. Read More

The Black Art Of Speed


This is Part 2 of 3. Click for Part 1 and Part 3. How fast can you go on a skateboard? This is a question that skaters have been trying to answer since someone ripped the handle off a box scooter and pointed it down a hill. Regular followers of this blog will be familiar.. Read More

Skate Faster… Pete going for UK TopSpeed


This is Part 1 of 3. Click for Part 2 and Part 3. Pete Connolly is on a mission right now… with the TopSpeed Event in Quebec coming up, he’s been warming up to find out just how fast he can really go on his skateboard. First stop was a lonely pass somewhere in the.. Read More

Jonny Braund at Bleek


Our own Jonny Braund is currently #1 in the British Downhill Skateboarding League 2017 With only two races to go beofre the end of the year, everyone in the UKDH scene is watching to see if he can follow up Pete Connolly’s win from last year, which would put Lush riders on the #1 spot.. Read More

Bath to Bristol on a longboard – BBM 2017 report


We’ve just got in from this year’s Bristol Board Meeting – and it was a blast! This long-running longboard event is a day of longboarding, built around a distance push along an old disused railway line (now a cycle path) from Bath to Bristol. The aim is to raise as much money as possible via.. Read More

Bristol Board Meeting 2017


We’re proud to be running the Bristol Board Meeting, raising money for Clic Sargent, supporting kids with cancer. This long-standing event has been a staple of the UK’s longboarding events calendar for ten years now. Since we did the first one in 2007, we’ve raised over £50,000 for various charities via skateboarding. What’s going on? We’re skating from.. Read More