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Toronto: Flat fast free | National Post article on the longboard culture developing in Toronto. The article revolves around the crew of Longbosrd Living who by the way just opened a second shop.
Flat fast free | National Post
Issue 02 of Heelside Magazine is Now Online: The much loved hardcopy magazine is now online to view for free while Issue03 goes to print.
Issue 02 of Heelside Magazine is Now Online
Vancouver, Canada: Longboard perils on the road | An article about the perceived danger of longboarding by Stephanie ip for 24 Hours Vancouver.
24 Hours Vancouver | Longboard perils on the road
San Francisco Chronnicle | Skateboarding keeps 76-year-old rider on his toes. He picked the sport at 65! Also check out a video of Lloyd from 2009
Skateboarding keeps 76-year-old rider on his toes
2011 Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge – 3 days and 188 miles (302.6km) later Paul Kent (Alberta, Canada) wins it follewd by Last year’s
winner Jeff Vyain – The Rockmart Journal reports.
The Fish Wrap – Sk8 Challenge focuses worldwide attention on Rockmart
Nouvelle/New Publication UDmag #1 – Premier Magazine de Longboard Francophone / First longboard magazine in French
UDmag #1 – Premier Magazine de Longboard Francophone / First longboard magazine in French
Seismic introduces Tekton™ bearings. The bearing behind Mischo Erban Official IGSA Downhill Speed World Record.
Seismic introduces Tekton™ bearings
Golden, CO: The Denver Post at the 2011 Buffalo Bill Downhill. 3rd year of bringing the World’s fastest skateboarders together for 2 days at Lookout Mountain Road.
Buffalo Bill Downhill | Denver Post Media Center
You may not know his name or his face, but you sure know his work. Meet Jon Huey – The steeziest downhill skateboarding photographer out there. Check out the thousands of photo from his Folio.
Meet Jon Huey – The steeziest downhill skateboarding photograper out there.
SKATE[SLATE] The Sounds of Thane – Collaboration Coverage of Maryhill 2011. Patrick Switzer and Dan Pape recount their glorious weekend at the Maryhill Spring Freeride.
SKATE[SLATE] The Sounds of Thane – Collaboration Coverage of Maryhill 2011
Adelaide, South Australia: Things are brewing as Burnside Council is asking for more stringent policing of longboarders, including seizing boards from offenders prompt. – Article by the Eastern Courrier
Eastern longboarders forced on to public roads
Article about ABEC ratings. There’s a lot of myth and misconception about bearings and this read will enlighten you. Nothing to do with wheel manufacturer ABEC11 – They just happen to share the same name.
ABEC (Annular Bearing Engineering Committee) Standards
Longboarding Newsmakers. A graphic representation of what’s been happening in the longboarding world over the past few months. Available for download in HighRes.
Longboardism – The Newsmakers
Western Kentucky University Herald -X is for Xtreme: Student takes sports to the extreme. This is how the longboarding bug got to a lot of us.
X is for Xtreme: Student takes sports to the extreme
Police crack down in Australia – 7 News report. With so many videos online showing the spots, some are attracting irresponsible riders.
Police crack down in Australia
BURNABY NOW interviews Patrick Switzer in an article titled He’s taking the long way home.
He’s taking the long way home – BURNABY NOW interviews Patrick Switzer
Brian Peck’s double digest. The SkateHouse resident doing what he does best in this video with friends Kyle ‘Kayne” Wester and Matt Kienzle. Also worth checking out is an interview of the 21 year old on Beastcoast’s site.
Brian Peck- Double digest. Freeride vid & Beast Coast interview
GoPro Launches 3D HERO® System; World’s Smallest 1080p 3D Camera. Professional Quality at a Consumer Price.
GoPro 3D HERO System – World’s Smallest 1080p 3D camera
Out of the Darkness Spawns a New Light. We may not all agree on what longboarding is but one thing for sure is what we don’t want it be to illegal. Jeff Vyan of Bustin boards shares his opinion on the current situation.
Out of the Darkness Spawns a New Light | Bustin Boards News
Nice set of photos from REUTERS / Gil Montano reported by noticia24 covering longboarding in Caracas, Venezuela. Also check out how hardcore these guys can be with this outlaw slide jam vid.
The practice of Longboard in Caracas
Longboard 4 Kids. A 10km longboard/skateboard cruise along the Toronto Waterfront to raise money for children with cancer. Date: Saturday June 18th, 12 noon-6pm. Registration now open.
Longboard 4 Kids :: Supporting Kids with Cancer
Laguna Beach, Calif., Set to Ban Downhill Skateboarding – The New York Times reports on the ongoing saga.
Laguna Beach, Calif., Set to Ban Downhill Skateboarding – NYTimes.com
Skate X Shoot
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