Words by Sophie Everard, Photos by James O'Hara
The Leeds University Snowriders crew hit us up recently to tell us about a sick little end-of-year event they staged a few weeks back. Little did they realise we already knew about it - we're like the Russian government see, we've got deep-cover spies embedded all over the place. Sophie Everard, Whitelines' very own Anna Chapman, posed as a student to send us this report.
Ian Thrashmore, Dom Harrington and the Cas Crew staged a rail jam for the final Jäger-fuelled party of the Leeds University Snowriders. Hauling over a ton of snow and dragging the Snowriders student Crew out of their beds and away from the previous night's conquest at a time in the morning they didn’t even know existed, Damo and the CasVegas boys fought against the elements to build a ball bustin’ 20ft scaffold tower drop onto a box. In the car park of a pub. Yes that’s right, a pub.
Pairing two of England’s finest inventions - pubs and indoor shred - could only mean one thing: A demo that made the students amped as hell, got the locals' curtains twitching and keep a rapt crowd standing in the rain for two hours. Dom and the boys were laying down all kinds of freestyle trickery keeping the chicks screaming for more and showing why the North has a deserved reputation for producing some of the finest talent in all the land.
The Leeds Snowriders themselves got involved, riding with the pros and demonstrating their own stompin' skills. A great day was had by all, and a whole load of students who might never see indoor shredding got stoked on it. It just goes to show that a little bit of proactivity - and a good bit of British ingenuity - can go a long way. If you can't drag students out of the pub to go riding, hell, why not take the shred down the pub!