Niall Neeson

Niall Neeson

Niall has written for magazines all around the world for the last 15 years and runs a brand strategy consultancy involving youth culture and action sports.

Mystic Skate Cup in Prague
Czechia is a festival republic. Seriously, if there was one place in the world that benefited from the knock-on effect of the Criminal Justice Bill and Prague’s synchronous acquisition of the crown of global 1990’s slacker capital, it was here. Summertime in the Czech Republic is one festival after another,…
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Simple Session 2019 in Estonia
By now almost 2 decades into their tenure as Europe’s only winter skate and BMX event, Tallinn, Estonia’s Simple Session have their organisation humming like a finely-tuned engine. If you are unfamiliar with the Simple Session jamboree, it is a weekend based around a sports arena on the outskirts of…
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Homie's El Palmar Surf Camp in Spain
Join a Hidden Spanish Skate and Surf Community Homies Surf and Skate is a shorefront community business in El Palmar, Vejer del la Frontera, in South-Western Andalusia, Spain. This is a very different Spain from the concrete coastal sprawl of the Med; hidden by geography, perhaps, or half-forgotten - and…
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simple session skateboarding
Action sports contest circuits are a funny thing. They are a little bit like Vice Media, insofar as the self-appointed tastemakers of any particular scene claim not to follow either, and yet the happenings within both everyone seems strangely aware of. Hmmm. The power of social media to leave them…
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Mystic Cup skate comp in Prague
The Mystic Cup was a skateboarding institution back when the old European summer circuit was part of the global culture. Legends were enshrined at this laid-back, bohemian skate contest now into its 23rd year which takes place on Stvanice island on the river Vltava in the Czech Republic which snakes…
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Source park in hastings, uk is the world's largest indoor skatepark
The Battle Of Hastings are separate BMX and skate contests hosted by Source Park, the world’s largest underground skate and bmx park which is housed in a former Victorian bath-house underneath the promenade of the seaside town of Hastings in Sussex, England. The park owners have a long and storied…
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Georgi Peltekov-Gumata big spin at Borovets, Bulgaria
Snowboarding In Borovets, Bulgaria I should say at the outset that this feature pertains only to recreational, resort-based snowboarding excursions in Bulgaria; in terms of back-country powder it is of course possible but not necessarily something we can be in a position to recommend given the inherent dangers. So to…
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Three times Simple Session champion reynoldsfiend with an oppo whip into the visitestonia Estonian flag set-up. Photo credit- timkorbmacher
The One and Only Simple Session You have, in the first instance, to commend brothers Risto and Mario Kalmre for their tenacity. Putting on a non-specialist event, in a modern arena, in a small Baltic state in the dead of winter has several horses pulling against it, and yet -…
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Skateboarding in Bulgaria with Alex Kyourkiev Frontside Air Montana Photo: Mihail Novakov.tif
Skateboarding guide to Bulgaria From mini-ramps in bars to village vert and seaside sessions - skateboarding in Bulgaria with Papa Virus. Implausible as it may sound, Bulgaria is one of the best country’s for skatespots in the world. I will come to how I came to understand that fact presently,…
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