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This is the UK Independent Vert Series official website. You’ll find all the details of the year’s competitions, results after each event, news updates and all you need to know about sponsors and prizes.
To read news for past years, check the News Archive.
The Mount Hawke Vert Jam went down at the weekend and considering we had lower numbers than usual, it was a wall-to-wall trick fest! It was nice to have a slightly more relaxed schedule due to not needing any qualifiers – we went straight to finals with 8, 7 and 10 riders in A, B and Masters groups respectively.
The competition marks the seventh and final time that Ben “Fresh Air” Liddell will be organising this contest, so watch this space to see who will be taking the reins next year. So, a massive thanks to Ben for keeping the Cornish leg of the series going all this time and enjoy putting your feet up for the next one! Also, thanks to all the people who supported this contest in so many ways including Jake Anderson for getting sponsors together, Elliot Mallinson for filming, Manfred Kutz for surface maintenance, Jon Nixon and Jim Langran for continuing to provide solid judging skills. All the staff at the skatepark were on top form keeping us comfortable and well equipped throughout.
The competition was live-streamed on our Facebook page so you can watch it back here:
- Mount Hawke 2017 Vert Contest: A Group Live Stream
- Mount Hawke 2017 Vert Contest: B Group Live Stream
- Mount Hawke 2017 Vert Contest: Masters Live Stream
Here’s the top 3 results in all groups. Visit the results pages for the full table.
1. Logan Dell
2. Kieran Waterton
3. Harry While
1. Chris Hudson
2. Richard Styles
3. Mat Marlow
1. Jesse Thomas
2. Jim Langran
3. Jake Anderson
Yes! It’s happening again! We’re very excited to bring you, for the second time around The Steve Bayless Vert Session. Get down to St Neots skatepark for this epic summer contest with chilled vibes, bouncy summer tunes and the raddest atmosphere on the series.
Top day in the scorching sun! Thanks to all who sacrificed a bit of skate time to help out, and thanks to our sponsors Vans, 187 Killer pads, ProTec, SCUK and Speedlab Wheels.
Well done to Southsea Skatepark for hosting this event for the second year in a row
Here are the TOP 3s… click here for full results.
1. Lucio Oliveira
2. Dan Baker
3. Noddy Rands
1. Jussi Korhonen
2. Chris Hudson
3. Dave Allen
1. Matty Carlisle
2. Jesse Thomas
3. Jim Langran
Well that was rad! The usual levels of gnar were on display and fun was had by all. Thanks to all the (many) people involved in organising and judging. The comps wouldn’t happen without you. Thanks to all the riders and spectators who travelled to Blackpool and made it such an awesome show.
Top Results (click here for full results)
- Dan Baker
- Logan Dell
- Kieran Waterton
- Chris Hudson
- Paul Atkins
- Doug Nelson
- Matty Carlisle
- Jesse Thomas
- Jim Langran
Another rad edit has arrived from series videographer Elliott Mallinson. This is the Wheels of Steel Masters group highlights and it shows just how much fun we had and what a rad contest it was. More to come…!
In a bit of a shuffle with comp dates, Wheels of Steel started this season off at Adrenaline Alley. The third event under this name was the best yet. 40 riders! And everyone going home with a prize bag.
Full results now available on the 2017 score sheet but here are the podium places.
- Chris Spencer
- Matty Carlisle
- Jim Langran
- Jussi Korhonen
- Dave Allen
- Christopher Hudson
- Kieran Waterton
- Lucio Oliviera
- Callum Waterton
Check out the 2017 video promo filmed and edited by Elliott Mallinson…
Wheels of Steel III is nearly here, and it’s coming in style. With a massive haul of sponsors backing the comp, now in it’s third year, it promises to deliver the kind of radness we are accustomed to expect from the series.
More info on Wheels of Steel event page.
Yes! 7 contests for 2017 – a repeat of the 2016 calendar, just slightly shuffled around.
We’ve now confirmed that the “Steve Bayless Vert Session” at St Neots will be going ahead on Sunday 30th July. This will be run by Joseph Gacon and Sam Curtin with the usual crew around to get in the way and trip over cables.
Ok, so it’s a bit of a trauma to try and remember all 6 or 7 competition dates across the year. Well, no more thinking required for your poor little tired brain.
Just click this button and download all the dates into your calendar – BOOM!
Ok, it’s not a trauma, and “boom” is going a bit far, but do it, you’ll feel better.
- visit the calendar page and revise it with your eidetic memory
- wait for your mates to tell you the day before and realise you have to work
- wonder why the saktepark is empty when we are all in Cornwall
- watch the live feed in tears when you stumble out of bed at 2pm, 200 miles from the action
Here are the dates we have so far for 2017 vert competitions across the UK. These dates are confirmed by each organiser and park but they are always subject to change as the vert calendar fills up with other events such as festivals and other comps, so please keep checking here and our social pages for any changes.
If we stay at 6 comps, scores will be the total of the best 5, if we have 7 (Steve Bayless Vert Session at St Neots is still TBC) then it will be best 6.
- Wheels of Steel
Adrenaline Alley, Corby
2nd April 2017
- Seaside Session
Ramp City, Blackpool
28th May 2017
- Shut Up & Skate
Southsea Skatepark, Southsea
18th June 2017
- Steve Bayless Vert Session
River Road Skatepark, St Neots
30th July 2017
- Mount Hawke Vert Jam
Mount Hawke Skatepark, Cornwall
3rd September 2017
- Mancunian Meltdown
Beast Rampz, Manchester
24th September 2017
- Blockless Combat
Creation Skatepark, Birmingham
8th October 2017