UltimateX 2017

UltimateX

South Africa’s Premiere Action Sport festival will showcase the best in local and international athletes as Ultimate X 2017 flips into its new home at Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino.

Ultimate X in 1 Month

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X is in less that 1 month!

SA’s Premiere Action Sports Festival Moves to its NEW home Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino, come 27th / 28th Feb 2015.

See Top SA & International Athletes in FMX / BMX / Skate compete for a prize purse of over R 150 000 with Blade / MTB & MX Trials PLUS a whole lot more action.

UX 2015 Sees something totally Unique with Africa’s 1st ever indoor floodlit, pyrotechnical lazer action sport blowout, plus performances by South Africa biggest Band / DJ’s.

Title Sponsor: Old School Productions

Redbull
DC Shoes Africa – Skate
Fox Head South Africa – FMX
World of Heroes / GoPro – BMX
Western Cape Gov
Skullcandy South Africa
Sprite / Peninsula Beverage Company

Ticket Prices: Available through Computicket
Friday Night – R150
Saturday Night – R220
Weekend Pass – R250

Contact Info: Markus Museler
021 462 42 56 / 083 655 3176
Markus@oldschoolproductions.co.za

Tickets @ Computicket – http://online.computicket.com/web/package/ultimate_x_action_sports_fest_adult_weekend_pass_mezzanine/547700
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/UltimateXeXtremeGames
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/801775829881994/
Website – UltimateX.co.za

Jose Rojo: BMXican

Jose Rojo The Bmxican

On the high plains desert of Central California, a lone gunman rides. He is armed with nothing more than his BMX bike and a dream. Jose Rojo is The BMXican!

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP UJ

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits the University of Johannesburg today! It’s the final tour stop, so make sure you get there!

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Adam Woolf Dew Tour UCTAdam Woolf at Dew Tour UCT

YBF PLAZA INTERVIEW

YBF Plaza Launch

Gauteng has a new skatepark, and it’s called YBF Plaza. It is situated at 54 Hornbill Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg. The opening is this Saturday. If you’re in Joburg, get there! We caught up with the director of the project, Lee Webber, to chat about the opening…

What does the YBF stand for?
Young Blood Forever.

What was the motivation behind opening the skatepark?
There has been a vision to have a skatepark on the campus for over 8 years now. I think the main motivation was always to create a safe place for the youth to skate/ride and give us the opportunity to build and positively influence the people that use it.

Tell us about your launch day event this weekend…
From the beginning we were keen to make a big day out of it, but so far the event planning, sponsor involvement and interested users have surprised us with how big it has become. The day consists of a skate competition for U12’s, U16’s, Ladies, Open and Pro’s. During lunch and towards the end of the day we have a team of BMX riders that will be involved with a BMX Demo on the park. These guys have been very helpful in getting the word out and are planning a BMX comp sometime around June. There will also be loads for the kids to do with the field being set up with a climbing wall, water inflatables, slides, train, mechanical surf board and a play station marquee.

YBF Plaza – The Introduction from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

Why did you decide to go for a more plaza style skatepark?
I grew up skating street, simply because the closest real skate park was at least an hours drive from my house. In addition to my love for a street set up I also think that most of the Joburg parks have more of a bowl/vert vibe. We were excited to add something different and more modern in terms of design. The feedback we’ve had has been very positive.

South Africa has had quite a few skateparks open and close over the years. Why do you think that is? What do you think will make YBF Plaza stick around?
I think there are a few reasons for that. One reason is that people who build a park to make money usually build in an affluent area. The downside is that the overheads that go towards the rented property are too high compared to the fees charged over and above the initial layout for building the park. On the other side you have people that offer a piece of land to use in an area with little to no value and you usually end up with a park that is not cared for and is not safe to use because of crime in the area. Often the parks are built on public or commercial properties that get shut down as soon as the next development needs land or the need for a higher return on investment arises. YBF Plaza will stick around because it is a private church project funded by the church to serve the community. The park is more valuable to us than the parking bays it was built on. We expect it to run successfully for many years.

What were some of the biggest challenges you faced building the park?
With the usual building delays and having to move the opening date twice. I think the biggest challenge is trying to end up with a perfect product in a country where there is not much experience when it comes to building a skatepark.

YBF Plaza

Is the park free or do you have to pay to skate? What made you decide to take this approach?
You would need to pay to use the park. A daily fee can be paid or the users have the option of a 1 month, 3 month or 6 month pass. All of the latter will present a saving. The main two motivations for this approach is that to the user there is more of a structured environment that places more value on the park. The second reason is that we wanted the park to be self sufficient in that the funds brought in could potentially cover the costs for flood lights, electricity, daily cleaning, sweeping and general maintenance.

How do you feel about helmet rules?
We feel that the right thing to do is that anyone under 18 years old should wear a helmet, a user over the age of 18 can sign a helmet waiver form should he wish to do so.

Who designed and built the park?
We had a basic idea of how we wanted the park to be structured early on but it was Clive Crofton that designed and sketched the park up. 95% of the construction work was done by his company Spyda Ramps.

Is the park open to everyone i.e. skateboarders, boxers, rollerbladers?
The park is open to everyone. Depending how busy it gets we may split some sessions and specify who uses the park on certain days.

Anything else we should know?
Nothing springs to mind.

YBF Plaza’s website: http://www.ybfplaza.co.za/
YBF Plaza’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YBFplaza

YBF Plaza – The Overview from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

YBF Plaza – The Edit from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

YBF PlazaPhoto: Tim Moolman

This is YBF

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP STELLENBOSCH

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits Stellenbosch University today!

Dew Tour Bootcamp – Stellenbosch

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Upcoming Dew Tour events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UKZN

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP CPUT BELLVILLE

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits CPUT (Bellville Campus) today!

Today’s Facebook Event

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Upcoming Dew Tour events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp – Stellenbosch

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UKZN

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP UCT

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits UCT today!

Today’s Facebook Event

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Upcoming Dew Tour events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp – CPUT (Bellville)

Dew Tour Bootcamp – Stellenbosch

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UKZN

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP – CPUT (CAPE TOWN)

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits CPUT at 11am today!

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest.

Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes.

Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Click here to go to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/616173158455403/

#DOTHEDEW TOUR 2014

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014

SA’s Biggest Action Sports Athletes Take to the Ramp with Mountain Dew

The biggest names in South African action sports will take to the ramp in Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp, kicking off in mid-February. This adrenaline-fuelled roadshow will visit major campuses across the country, offering students the chance to witness exciting performances by the country’s best in freestyle BMX and skateboarding.

Featuring top athletes including Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg, the Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skate park where street culture, big production and action sports collide, giving audiences the audacious show they deserve. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes.

Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MountainDewSA or follow @Mountain_DewSA #DotheDewSA

Next Events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014 Fuelled by Mountain Dew

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014 – CPUT

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014

Athlete Line-up:

Skate:
Adam Woolf
Martin Stoffberg
Alan Marola
Khule Ngubane
Anthony de Mendonca (Revolution team rider)

BMX:
Colin Loudon
Stuart Loudon
Malcolm Peters
David Rigby
Darren Oatley

Event Schedule

17/02/14 – Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town)
20/02/14 – University of Cape Town
24/02/14 – Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Bellville)
27/02/14 – University of Stellenbosch
07/03/14 – University of KwaZulu Natal
14/03/14 – University of Johannesburg (Kingsway)

Check out these photos from the 2013 edition of the Dew Tour Bootcamp:

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

GOPRO: ULTIMATE X 2014

Some really rad footage collected from Ultimate X in Cape Town. Some insane skateboarding, BMX, FMX and Wakeboarding went down on the day. There is some serious talent in South Africa.

Shot entirely on the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition.

Edited by Chris Rogers.

NITRO CIRCUS TICKET GIVEAWAY

Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live Cape Town Johannesburg Durban

We have a set of (2) tickets to Nitro Circus Cape Town to give away to some lucky petrol head!

Saturday 15 February
7pm
Cape Town Stadium

How to win them:

1. ‘Like’ Revolution on Facebook
2. ‘Follow’ Revolution on Twitter
3. ‘Follow’ Revolution on Instagram
3. Comment below with what trick you would love to see on the night.

Winner will be contacted on Wednesday 12 February.

To find out more about Nitro Circus, click here.

ULTIMATE X TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Ultimate X

Ultimate X 2014 at The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Ultimate X is one of SA’s Premiere Action Sport / Lifestyle Event & offers the largest prize purse in the industry – 2014 sees it hitting R120 000. Ultimate X comprises of FMX, BMX, skate, wake, mountain biking, lifestyle, DJ’s, bands and some unique surprises for 2014.

Revolution will have a stand there, so come show some love!

For info and news on Ultimate X 2014, go to www.ultimatex.co.za / @Ultimate_X_ / #UltimateX

Click here to get tickets:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/hunter_s_extreme_ultimate_x/773265132/0/57185938

Click here for the Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/events/167115603487249/

LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK

Southbank London

For those of you who haven’t heard already, the world famous Southbank in London is under threat by retail development.

Long Live Southbank is a non-profit organisation started by skateboarders to preserve London’s unique and renowned Southbank Undercroft and to represent it’s diverse creative community of skateboarders, BMXers, artists and visitors. They give them a voice and raise awareness about the imminent threat of the destruction of a creative community who have turned a dead space into a thriving visual hub for 40 years. Their mission: To preserve and protect the Southbank Undercroft site from relocation, gentrification and sanitisation. If successful in our bid to preserve this historic London landmark, our role would then be to act as a committee dedicated to looking after the interest of its users and to improve the site in a way which compliments and enhances the original features which first attracted the skateboard community in the early 70’s.

They currently have more that 26,000 members from all walks of life, art forms and social backgrounds.

Sign the petition:
www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/lambeth-council-southbank-centre-boris-johnson-arts-council-england-stop-the-relocation-of-the-southbank-skate-park

Find out more:
Website: www.llsb.com
Article by John Crace: www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/jul/29/skating-south-bank-skateboarding-undercroft