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Eastpak hold girls day at London store on April 10

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Eastpak is bringing together, for one day only, some of the best female talent in spoken word, dance and street art at the Eastpak Store in Carnaby Street, London.
 
On Saturday 10th April 2010, the famous Eastpak "Tag My Pak" graffiti artists (all girls) will be in-store all day, ready to customise any Eastpak bag bought on the day, to whatever design takes your fancy… And all artwork is completely free! 
 
Also, fresh from their performances at the B-Supreme Festival, these great B-Girl Crews will be appearing throughout the day: 
 
Retaliation Girls (on at 11am, 1pm and 3pm)&nbs

From Laax with love

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It’s a few days since I got back from Laax and I’ve now had just about enough sleep to feel human again.

The Animal Rock Night on Friday was an absolute epic.  There were fluro spandex trousers, lycra swimsuits, fur coats and oodles of eyeliner – and that was just the men. There was a monster moshpit, people dangling from the ceiling and more home-made tattoos than you’d see in your average top security prison. A legendary night.

Day 4: Twists and turns in the British Halfpipe Championships

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Twas a late night for some on Wednesday, with the Urban Knights VJ dirty, grimy session keeping people in the Indy Bar til late. But others (including me) were up and at em for the halfpipe contest this morning. I always feel a bit sorry for the female and younger male riders as their practice and qualifier rounds take place early in the morning – not good if you’ve had a late night.

New movie set in the Alps currently in production

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Found out some interesting movie gossip while out at the Brits in Switzerland. Spencer Claridge is one of the head guys at Soulsports, the organisers of the Brits. However he wasn’t here for a couple of days as he was in Austria shooting a new movie. He and television presenter/team manager Christian Stevenson were shooting a new film called The Chalet Girl.  It’s based on a book by Kate Lace of the same name which is loosely based on the story of Cinderella.

Day 3: Chilling (literally) at the Giro British Big Air Championships

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If there was ever a gathering of people dressed inappropriately for the weather, it was the audience of the British Big Air Championships today. First thing on the morning the valley, the sky was blue and it was looking to be a hot one. We all ditched our layers and went for minimal gear.  Up top it was a different story  – the riders battled soft conditions, dodgy light and a fair bit of wind. And it was Baltic. 

Day 1: The Brits arrive for the, erm, Brits

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It’s ten years since my first Brits. I couldn’t link turns, I got lost off-piste in a whiteout  and I ended up with septic holes in my feet from my too-large boots. But it was a bloody fun week – super friendly and very drunken. The event is now much much bigger, in a different country and I can link turns now – but the Brits remains the funnest, most drunken week you can have in the snow.

Kazuhiro Kokubo & Kelly Clark Win 2010 Burton US Open Halfpipe Titles

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Kazuhiro Kokubo (JPN) and Kelly Clark (USA) won the weekend’s US Open halfpipe finals, where thousands of fans enjoyed some of the most progressive riding in halfpipe history. The contest marked a historic moment for Kelly Clark, who is now the only woman in US Open history to win four halfpipe titles.

Charles Reid & Jamie Anderson win 2010 Burton US Open Rail Jam

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After the unusually hot Vermont sun set at Stratton, the Black & Night Jam was on. 25 men and 10 women had 90 minutes to get in as many runs as possible in the US Open’s fourth ever rail jam.  The setup called for creativity, with multiple riders dropping at once into what looked like a skatepark on snow.