The other thing that struck me was the statement regarding the change of contest from the Boardmasters festival director, which included the following: 'We intend to introduce an eclectic range of competitive categories that everyone from pro riders to groms can be part of providing less of a showcase spectacle and instead supplying an excellent platform for an ever evolving UK market... ’ The contest categories for this year will include:
Men’s OpenHmm, hardly eclectic. The day before I read that I'd been in an expression session with a man riding a tea tray he'd bought at Pool Market for £1, now that's eclectic!
Men’s Longboard (we've lost the women's category I see)
Pro Junior (Under 20’s)
Under 16’s mixed
Photo: Chris Brunt