November 10, 2015
Last week the Planks crew all descended on The Duchess just around the corner from the London Ski Show for what many were calling the best afterparty the show has ever had. The atmosphere was super relaxed as the party got underway with a few drinks and canapés organised by our good friends at Mountain Mavericks. The venue soon started to fill up, with most of the crowd gathering on the upstairs balcony to watch the epic fireworks display just over the road. The iconic Battersea Power Station provided the perfect backdrop for the fireworks display. Photo: David Wren / RWND Some of the UK's best riders enjoying the calm before the storm. Photo: David Wren / RWND With the drinks in full flow it was time for our live band Zuri Aura to hit the stage and get everyone into the dancing mood. They brought their own funky reggae twist to a few classic covers as well as treating us to some of their own songs from their new EP. These guys are definitely one to watch for the future and they even provided us with the track for our new team edit which is coming very soon. The only break to their almost two hour set was for our Charity Raffle where we gave away a free holiday, some skis and a full outerwear setup as well as managing to raise well over £250 for Protect our Winters. Zuri Aura getting everyone in the mood to party with their incredible set. Photos: David Wren / RWND As the band finished up the crowds started to move downstairs but the night was a long way from over, with Planks founder Jim Adlington behind the decks until the early hours of the morning. Classic after classic rung out from the speakers and by the end of the night he had the entire bar dancing on the tables. Jim turns up the volume and gets everyone dancing. Photos: David Wren / RWND A huge thanks to everyone that came along, we hope you all enjoyed yourself and have just about managed to shake off the two-day hangover. Stay tuned to the event page on Facebook for the rest of the photos that will be online later this week.