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Articles written by: Ian

New Year Skate Resolutions: Ed’s Blog

New Year skate resolutions: Ed’s Blog I’m not the type of person who usually makes new year resolutions, I believe that there’s no one time you should try to make yourself a better person so please don’t read these and dismiss them if it’s not the beginning of January, as you can try these at […]

Common Beginner Skateboarding Mistakes

Common Beginner Skateboarding Mistakes This month I’m going to talk about mistakes most people inadvertently make when learning to skate, I’ve been teaching skateboarding for around a decade now, so I’ve seen all the really common mistakes and some really unusual ones as well, but I’m only going to concentrate on the common ones, hopefully, […]

Stocking Fillers for Extreme Sports Enthusiasts

Stocking Fillers for Extreme Sports Enthusiasts We all know buying for people (let’s face it, mostly blokes) who spend all their spare time riding around, jumping off things and basically spending their time taking completely unnecessary risks in the name of fun can be an absolute nightmare. Unless you can not only work out what […]

Supra Breaker Shoes - Tan / Black

Supra Breaker Shoes Product Review

Supra Breaker Shoes Product Review If you are looking for something cool but very much not like anything else then the Supra Breaker shoes are for you. A pair of basketball inspired high-tops constructed with a mix of superb materials. While this shoe obviously has a very familiar look to it, it genuinely stands out for being […]

Common beginner skate questions

Common Beginner Skate Questions

So here’s this month’s blog post and as you’ve probably guessed by the title its common beginner skate questions, pretty self-explanatory and doesn’t really need an introduction, what I will say is this is aimed at those new to skateboarding, so beginners, kids and parents/partners of those who are new to it. So let’s get […]

Decay – A Freestyle Skateboarding Movie

Decay – A Freestyle Skateboarding Movie

Decay – A Freestyle Skateboarding Movie After my column the other month regarding freestyle skateboarding I’ve been hard at work collecting footage for my latest venture ‘Decay’. The whole ‘Decay’ thing was an interesting concept for me. I love the whole ‘rough and knackered’ spots I used to skate as a kid. Not the best […]

POC Fornix Helmet - Copper / Red

POC Fornix Helmet Product Review

POC Fornix Helmet Product Review We are absolutely delighted to introduce POC to our snow gear range at Urban Surfer. I’m sure you already know just how good POC helmets and goggles are but just in case you haven’t come across POC before as a brand you really have stumbled upon an absolute tour de force […]

Osiris Clone Shoes - Blue / Knit

Osiris Clone Shoes Product Review

Osiris Clone Shoes Product Review Here at Urban Surfer, we love Osiris and that definitely extends to the Osiris Clone Shoes in Blue/Knit. These skate shoes are a little bit special, even amongst the rest of the Osiris Clone range and it’s because of the superb textured knit material they use. However, let’s go through some […]

POC Receptor Bug Helmet - Uranium

POC Receptor Bug Ski Helmet Product Review

POC Receptor Bug Ski Helmet Product Review If safety is your main concern on the slopes but you don’t want to compromise on style then look no further than the POC Receptor Bug Ski & Snowboarding Helmet. This award-winning design features a dual shell construction for ultimate protection when riding. This is combined with a simple, […]

New Balance 617 Skate Shoes - Grey / Gum

New Balance 617 Product Review

New Balance 617 Product Review New Balance is a new brand for Urban Surfer, added to our range because of the streetwear retro style and also because they are a great skate shoe. The 617 Skate Shoe is a great example of that balance between streetwear style and functional shoes. If you are looking for a […]