Cardigan Skate Jam

  • Posted by alex
  • 16 August 2011


In town this weekend? Show your support for your local skate park and riders and head down to the skate park between 2-6pm this Saturday. BMX and skaters will be demonstrating their flow and style with music, a BBQ and soft drinks on sale.

Entries are £2.50, with all proceeds going towards Genesis Research Trust.

There're a couple of howies tees and other great prizes up for grabs for the winners and runners-up.

Fancy entering? Competition categories are: Under 13's / 13 - 16 / 16 - 20 & 20+.

Download the competition poster here.

Loki

  • Posted by alex
  • 2 August 2011

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Just came across Loki Longboards online.

Based in Devon, these guys are riding unwanted or disused antique furniture brought back to life as recycled timber longboards. Each board tells it's own story through the hand crafted wood decks. A piece of history in every one.

The guys even collaborate with riders to suit specific tastes, riding styles, timber preferences and source timbers (within reason) on request.

So before you break apart that old cabinet or bin an disused set of drawers, it could be worth a look at their range for some insight as to what they could be.

Mini Ramp for Skateistan

  • Posted by alex
  • 6 July 2011



You may remember the mini ramp from catalogues past. 5ft tall, 16ft wide, tons of fun? Well, sadly the time has come to say goodbye.

It's been skated in a field. It's been skated in a barn. It's now not being skated in our warehouse.

We'll be putting the ramp up for auction on eBay towards the end of August and the winning bid will be donated to Skateistan who are giving kids in Afghanistan and opportunity to escape their daily lives through the outlet of skating.

We've got a few fantastic people on board to help us spread the word who have contributed to a tidy bundle of skating gear.

A signed Girl deck, and bundle from Form Distribution

Shoes from Vans

A custom setup from Shiner

And a years subscription to Sidewalk / Ride magazine from Factory media

Even the local courier will help ship it to the new owner for cost.

This appealing lot will hopefully help raise some money for a fantastic cause.

If you want to pledge something to the auction, please get in touch. Or if you just want to help, spread the word with a tweet. We'll be using the hashtag #howiesminiramp to spread the word.

Life is complicated. Sport is simple.

Warehouse skate

  • Posted by aron
  • 4 July 2011

Testing out the new GoPro in the new downstairs warehouse space.

Highbrow

  • Posted by tidy
  • 16 May 2011

Yesterday I had the rare opportunity watch a skate video on the telly at home!

Mike O Shea has done some tee graphics for us in the past & recently created a Highbrow skateboard brand.

Its one of the best skate vids out there right now, high qulaity lo-fi!! & features all howies skate ambassadors.

The other weekend, we ran a little photo comp called 'Wish You Were There'

We were really happy to see so many of you getting involved and posting photos of what you got up to on the weekend.

It's been pretty hard to pick out just 30 winners - but as promised below are the lucky 30 shots which have won a free t-shirt each. They feature fun, bikes, surf, hills, family, food, sun, adventure, relaxation & freedom.

Huge thanks to everyone who took part - We're hoping to do more stuff like this before too long.

Oh, and you can always check out loads of other great entries on our facebook wall here if you're looking for a little inspiration for your next weekend of adventure.

In no order, here are our winners:

From @MrPowellish

From @jonfresh

From @FastFarrell

From Denise

From Mark

From Brian

From David

From James

From Simon

From Emma K

From Emma P

From Helen

From Nadia

From James

From Mark

From Stephane

From Paul

From Chris

From Huw

From Stuart

From Nerys

From Phil

From Chris

From Jane

From Nick

From @petestuart

From Christine

From @mudandgears

From Beth

From @grafichouse

45rpm WHAT

  • Posted by aron
  • 5 April 2011

45rpm also goes by the name Matt. You might have met him when he worked at the howies store in Bristol or perhaps you'd have seen him on his fixed gear bike flying down Park street wearing one of our t-shirts. He's instantly recognizable, with a big beard and mesmerizing eyes. He's a howies man through and through.

As well as setting up a bike collective called No Gears Bristol he's a graffiti artist specializing in custom typography and one half of the WHAT collective.

We love his work, especially his recent submission (below) for a competition by Dont Panic. Years of broken and used skate decks have been recycled to create this unique piece of art.

If you like you can help him win a hamper of fruit by voting for his submission right here.

And to see more of his work on flickr you can click right here.

Oh, and you can follow his rants on twitter here > @45rpmWHAT

I think that's everything.

Grey Nights

Last Sunday I went to see a screening of Grey Nights, a short skate film with plenty of night skating around London. It coincided with the launch of Grey Magazine Issue 4 (http://greyskatemag.com/), a very good London-based skate magazine.

This is the magazine:

And this is the Grey Nights edit:

GREY NIGHTS from HOLD TIGHT LONDON on Vimeo.

The nights are getting warmer. Go skate.

Jeff

Have your spray...

the Epic Trousers are flying off the shelves at the moment and to help them fly even faster we've set up a little instore demonstration for everyone to try out. the trousers are perfect for those spring showers, when you want to keep dry and look smart, cycle to the pub, walk the dog or even go for a quick jog around the block. they also come with the added bonus of a reflective strip on the right hand side which you can have on display to keep you safe and sound whilst you're out after hours.

here's some more info to wet your appetites...

Epic Ed's - http://www.howies.co.uk/product.php/3809/0/

Outsider - http://www.howies.co.uk/product.php/3811/132/

Epic Chino - http://www.howies.co.uk/product.php/3811/132/

and if that wasn't good enough, the Outsider trousers currently have a £10 discount for the next couple of days.

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