March is going to be a great month for Wirral Whipiteres Roller Derby Team!!
Not only is it their 2nd Birthday next month, but they have two fab events coming up!
On Saturday 16th March, they have an open bout taking place at Leasowe Recreation Centre and you can all come along to watch!! (Event page and times TBC)
If you then love what you see and want to get involved, they have a Meet & Greet scheduled for the following Thursday evening for you to come and take steps towards the best thing you will ever do with your life!
Local BMX Pro Harry Main is on the oposite side of the planet right now shooting some footage in Australia. However this does not stop the scouse powerhouse from dropping some more virla videos. Check out these guys busting out a rather unique outlook on the interent sensation that is the Harlem Shake. Read More
Rampworx wants to hear your ideas for the skatepark. If you are frequent user of the park or a parent looking in from the outside, we want to hear your thoughts. Want a new ramp building? Idea for the Cafe? Want to host an event? Anything no matter how big or small we want to hear it. This is you chance to have your voice heard. We will be meeting in the skatepark upstairs at 7pm on Friday 8th March. See you there.
The Monday night before Laced we hosted an Inline Only Night. This event was timed specifically to allow all of you bladers to get some last minute practice in before the big contest. Over 100 people showed up the have a chilled out session and perfect their tricks and lines before the contest.
Filmed and Edited by local rider Molly Edwards. Read More
Formed a couple of years back, weened on a diet of house parties, skateboarding and generally enjoying life to the max, LA’s FIDLAR have come to the fore with their own take on their influences – surfier, faster, more fuzzed out, more personal and almost certainly more drunk than any of them. Live shows have also included tracks by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Warren Zevon and Blink 182 amongst others and does further to enhance their reputation.
The album, recorded and self-produced at the band’s home studio with mixing duties handled by Rob Schnapf (Elliot Smith, Beck, Guided By Voices) is fourteen slices of insanely catchy and aptly titled punk rock tunes that look set to become favourites over the coming months.
The band’s recent UK shows saw the quartet completely win over a burgeoning fanatical audience and will undoubtedly see similar scenes on their return early in 2013…
Meanwhile for those who either missed out or fucked up, FIDLAR return to wreak further havoc with shows as follows:
21st Birmingham Academy 3
22nd Dublin Academy 2
24th Bristol Louisiana
25th London The Garage – NME Awards show
26th Oxford Academy 2
27th Brighton The Haunt
28th Leeds Cockpit
***with more to be announced
Rampworx has an exclusive FIDLAR skate deck as well as FIDLAR t-shirts and digital copies of the album to give away!!! All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section.
FIDLAR formed in which American city?
B) New York
C) Chicago Read More
As you are aware Rampworx has operated ‘Scooter Only’ sessions for over 18 months to appease our current user groups by not allowing scooters in on general sessions. However Scooters will now be allowed in until 6pm on weekdays, and on weekends until 4pm.
Whilst we have endeavored to not mix scootering with all other sports this has become increasingly more difficult having been lobbied by the scooter fraternity to allow them in on general sessions. This is on top of a decline in numbers attending the skatepark by our existing core users. To ensure the long term sustainability of our charity we have decided to allow scooters into the skatepark during specific early sessions effective immediately.
This is a decision that has not been taken lightly and we understand that there will be a number of users that will not be happy with this decision. However, in order for us to offer the same level of service for all sports (as with all other Skateparks in the UK) this is necessary. Please be aware that without ALL extreme sports paying into the Rampworx project it will simply die. So its a simple choice really and we need all of you to support our project regardless of the sports that you do.
For reference, we will continue to offer segregated sports nights on Mondays. This is to keep us in line with every other skatepark in the country and to allow you the opportunity to ride periodically with your own sport.
We hope you understand and continue to support your project.
Check out the video from our Scooter night above which is currently standing at 1,051,345 downloads on YouTube!!
The Rampworx Team
Last year Professional BMX rider Brett “Maddog” Banasiewicz won the Dew Cup in Ocean City, MD for BMX Park. A few days later he was competing again at the Vans Invitational at Virginia Beach contest. During the contest Brett had an extremely bad fall which rendered him unconscious, he was rushed to hospital in critical condition. The injury left him with serious brain damage which resulted in Brett having to learn to walk and speak again. Thankfully the Athlete Recovery Fund is available to help professional athletes like Brett that require assistance to help them recover.
This is a truly inspirational video of Maddog making a comeback from his injury. We hope to see Brett on his bike again soon. Please make sure whenever you ride you wear a helmet that is up to the job and also support the Athlete Recovery Fund.
“Crooked World goes behind the scenes as Brett “Maddog” Banasiewicz kick, punch, pedals and squats his way back to BMX. Brett’s Dad Bill gives you the rundown on his daily rehab including a look at Brett’s hyperbaric chamber and speech therapy session. Stay Strong #Maddog. Filmed in Dallas, Texas by Tristan Afre. Edited by Justin Kosman.” Read More