Tuesday, 28 December 2010

We finally got the internet back

Hope you all have had a great Christmas, we have as we're now back online.

In the next few weeks, we're going to be working on the new Ekta site, so the old one that's up now will be taken off-line.

The new site, won't be up until March just in time for the new boards and a new mini promo edit, for the new Ekta video.

But we'll continue to add more content to the blog after the new years, with some footage from the team and other bits and bobs!

Have a great New Years!!!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Updates coming soon.....well soonish!

Yep, we're finally getting round to adding more stuff here to the blog!
We're working on the new boards and finally some clothing for next year.

We'll be uploading some photo's from our trip to Barcelona back in November this week; well
hopefully some time this week.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Ekta Facebook! We managed to beat the system!

We now have our very own Facebook!
Yes, we somehow managed to completely beat Facebooks system stopping us and other companies from having their own Facebook user thing.
So come and be our friend, even if we never talk in person, at least were friends on facebook, thats what matters in life doesn't it?

Ekta's Facebook!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Vans Shop Riot Euro Finals Footage is up

The Vans Shop Riot Euro Finals footage is now up and online for all to see!
This the edit straight from Kingpin mag's webite.

Keep your eyes pealed for the 5050 Team and including our very own Ekta team rider and 5050 team rider Tom Gibbs.
We'll be adding an alternative edit of the contest later on tomorrow.


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Thursday, 23 September 2010

NEW EKTA TEAM RIDER

We're proud to Introduce you all to Dave Monaghan, the newest Team rider here at EKTA.

Thanks to Sidewalk Mag and Projekts Skateshop!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Website Updates

Finally managed to up date Tom's and Neil's pages on the EKTA site. More updates will becoming in a weeks time.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Online Store.

The EKTA online store is now finally up and running.
We're able to offer free grip with all boards and free shipping as a special offer for the next two weeks!

Here's the link, or you can check it out via the Ekta web site.
We'll have more updates on the Ekta site in the next week.

EKTA ONLINE STORE

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Finally gotten round to up dating some of the Ekta site

After a long delay, I've finally had the chance to update the Ekta site.
All of our current stockists are now listed on the stockists page.
More updates will follow over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

BOARD MASTERS CONTEST!


The annual board masters contest has made it's annual presence upon Newquay.
All of the EKTA team except for Tom, who's nursing bruised ribs will be in attendance.

This year will be the best event so far to date, we're having not just the street comp but also a mega mini ramp contest! So make sure you can get down!

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Updated EKTA Web site

After a couple of very busy weeks working the update to the EKTA Site has been done.

More footage will be added over the coming weeks and some interviews.



Check out Tom and the rest of the 5050 skateshop team destroying the Vans Shop Riot contest.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Introducing Tom Gibbs, Welcome to the TEAM!

Here's some footage from our newest TEAM Rider, Tom Gibbs.

More footage and a full update coming on the EKTA web site this week.


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Friday, 2 July 2010

In Search of the Miraculous, Official South West Premier 15th July


The Official South West Premier and After party for the newest skate video by
Pontus Alv, is being premiered at Belushi's Bar in Newquay on the 15th July from 8PM.

The entire UK and including some of the European Carhartt Skate Team will be in attendance! So make sure you get down to the event for a great night, with free entry, cheap booze and an amazing video to watch for added good measure!

The Premier is Sponsored by Carhartt Clothing, Emerica Footwear, Ekta Skateboards, Flavour Skateshop and Belushi's Bar.

Belushi's Bar, 35 Fore St, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1QP.

Friday, 11 June 2010

NEW TEAM RIDER!!!

We have a new Team rider on EKTA, footage and photo's coming soon!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Rhys Meek 10 ten tricks with Who Clothing

Here's Rhys ten tricks with WHO clothing...
Check it out.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ronnie James Dio


Ronnie James Dio passed away at the weekend after a long fight with Stomach cancer at the age of 67. So raise your glass in honor of one of the greatest metal musician's and most talented vocalists to of graced the world! R.I.P Ronnie James Dio!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Rhys Meek Cardiff section


Rhys is in the current issue of sidewalk along side Max throwing down full nabs!

Max Wins "elements, make it count comp"


Sorry on the delay, but Max is featured in the newest issue of Sidewalk along with Rhys....
Max killed the entire contest at Mount Hawke and is off to Belgium for the euro finals..

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Neil Worthington on MakeMake Clothing


Neil's now rocking the garments from MakeMake Clothing!
So go out and buy some of this rad clothing!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Apocalyptic Board Series in New issue of the Sidewalk Mag


Our new board series by Murdoch are featured in the new issue of the Sidewalk Mag, so go out and buy a copy and even better get your local Skateshop to get some of these great boards in while they're still in stock!!!

We've even got our new Spring and Summer Catalogue out now on the EKTA web site....

Saturday, 20 March 2010

The EKTA web site is finally finished!

After long last, I've managed to finally finish the EKTA site off this week.
So drag your browser's over to the link and check it out......

EKTA Skateboards


Even more news coming real soon, so remember to come back here and check it out.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The End of Malaga......Continued...Beers, annoying Chinese bloke, Sea and Generally annoying the Locals..

Instead of boring you all with some witty anecdote to go with each photo, the title say's it all.
The Chinese bloke and wife were bloody annoying, if only we had Godzilla there to help us...
He did sell us Sir Quacker's but he was everywhere we went for beers, and still tried to sell us more crap...









Sir Quacker's became our mascot for the entire trip!!! He even came out for beers.

The End of Malaga......

After one hell of a delay, mainly due to the website getting done up... The remainder of the Malaga trip is here........

Being Homeless anywhere would suck, unless your homeless in Malaga and you happen to live under a bridge! Check out the house this guy's made from all those matrices!
Casa Del Hobo!



After what seemed like an eternity of walking to the Blues rails and then getting busted by the cops, then getting kicked out of another spot with the cops looking around for us; we headed back to the city, if we had of known that this was a 8 mile round trip, I think we would of got a Taxi.....
After a long walk, what more required than a quick rest while G-Tank goes for the stair gap...


I don't think the Spanish have really grasped the idea of what Advertising for an aquarium should resemble, in this case a really shit eighties B-Movie......

Monday, 1 March 2010

Sorry about the delay....

Sorry about the delay with the up dates here on the Blog, the website is currently being done at the moment...
Will have the remainder of the Malaga trip posted on here for you all on Friday, with something special from the trip in a few weeks!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

EKTA IN MALAGA - PART FOUR, GOD DAMN ROZZA'S

The Rozza's in Barcelona are one thing to look out for, we had no problems with them on the first day here in Malaga, in fact a couple of them watched us and the locals skating the main plaza and seemed to be quite stoked.

Well if you go up to the other side of the city towards the beaches and the expensive sky-rise apartments it's a completely different story....
While Matt was setting up the camera, he managed to film two cops walking towards us from their mopeds, bad idea for sure, after a load of Spanish jibba jabba and half an hour later they literally told us to Fuck Off out here and they didn't want to see us again.

At least they didn't take our boards though...

Any how we found Derek chillin out here though!


Monday, 22 February 2010

MALAGA - Part Three and 3/4 - Beers and skating.....well mainly beers

The first day like any other is one hell of a long day, getting up early to get to the Airport, dealing with all of the airport security rubbish, making sure you've got everything you need to take on the flight with you. Surviving Ryan Air's shoddy landings, hoping your bag turns up in one piece or turns up at all, getting transport into the city, trying to find where your staying and after all of this confusion go for a skate.....and have a few beers....






MALAGA - Part Three point Five - Beers and skating.....well mainly beers

No need to buy clementines, satsumas or oranges from the green grocers, they grow right here on the streets...
Didn't try one though...

Sunday, 21 February 2010

MALAGA - Part Three - Beers and skating.....well mainly beers

Sorry for the delay on getting this up on the blog...

This place had to be officially the most awkward restaurant in all of Malaga, we can't speak Spanish and they can't speak English..... Good pizza's and beers though after fifteen minutes of trying to order...Rhys and Matt

Gareth aka G-Tank looking like a ghost and myself waiting on pizza....



Lewis and Rhys..

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Malaga edit on Sidewalk site.

So now you have a reason to watch the edit on the Sidewalk site and to also check out the rest of the rad content on the website....

http://sidewalk.mpora.com/news/ekta_skateboards_in_malaga_edit

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

EKTA SKATEBOARDS IN MALAGA


The Malaga edit is now finally finished.






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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

MALAGA - Part Two point Five - Matt's Ankle of Doom

I somehow completely forgot to mention that before we left to go to Malaga to start filming for the new video, our filmier Matt (Matt Hunt) managed to completely destroy his ankle, only four days before hand...
From what Matt said, he was trying to Bigspin off some drop at Truro Plaza and yep you guessed it, completely mangled his ankle.... Luckily it wasn't broken, just a little bit of bruising and some torn ligaments.... Nothing too major to worry about!!!

Cheers Matt your a legend for even coming along, let alone filming all day every day..
All of those evening beers and pain killers definitely helped a treat...

Here's the 8th bruised wonder of the world!



Friday, 12 February 2010

MALAGA - Part Two.... Aeroport

The only good thing about the Airport was that the old dear, who took our photo had her bag taken by someone thinking it was theirs, but she got it back.... Minus the rough landing all was good.

Introducing Neil Worthington

As promised, here's a short edit of some of Neil's footage from the Malaga trip...
Nothing too serious though.


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Look clouds and stuff...

Yep, pretty much clouds and stuff!




Thursday, 11 February 2010

Next stop, Cambodia... I mean Malaga

Why is it that Ryan Air, even though it's really cheap, it still feels like it's going to pull up at some plane station in the sky or some shitty service station...




While I fell asleep Rhys, Gareth, Max and Matt enjoyed the pleasures of flying first class with Ryan Air's cheap beers at Zimbabwean prices...£5 for a crappy little can, or a hot dog and a piece of stale bread for £4...stoked.....






Mean while up North & at the Security check point.....

While I'm having to work out how the hell to make my bag 7Kg's lighter, or in Ryan Air language £160.... Lewis and Neil are having beers...



After finally working out how to sort out the problem the next step was getting to the bloody plane on time... Due to some annoying posh family and young Sebastian's bloody apple juice, I got held up at the security scanner counter with the camera bag.

With the final boarding call going out for our flight, things didn't look too good to get on the plane in time. After hassling the security guard I finally got the hell out there and we even made the plane on time, we thought we were the last people to board....hell no!

MALAGA - Part One... Escape from the UK

Here's the first entry on our first filming trip for the new video, I've had to rape Facebook to get hold of some of these photo's... I'm gonna keep the write up on this pretty minimal, except where it's needed, if it's needed at all.

Day one - wake up at 5am, phone call of Max at 5:30 am, get picked up at 5:40 am, phone Matt at 6 am, pick Matt up at 6:15 am avoid the ice on the road....

Further up North, Neil and Lewis have made their way to Liverpool Airport for their flight at 10 am.

Rhys and Gareth leave Bridgend in Wales to meet us at Bristol International for half 10 or something....

Monday, 8 February 2010

WAR OF THE ROSES!!!


WE'VE GIVEN SOME BOARDS FOR YOU TO WIN IN THE "WAR OF THE ROSES" COMP!!!
IN LEEDS AND BLACKPOOL!
SO MAKE SURE YOU GET THERE, FOR A DAMN GOOD DAY OF BRITISH SKATING!!!

Friday, 29 January 2010

NEW RIDER,


Would like to let you all know, that we've added Neil Worthington into the mix here at EKTA, and no it's not FOS's Nick Worthington, he might have nearly the same name but he's not ginger...

Sunday, 10 January 2010

NEW RIDER??????

Hope your all enjoying this ice age of 2010 so far, looks like global cooling is taking effect but it hasn't stopped us from having a new rider added to the team!!!???

More info coming soon?