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Boulder, Colorado, USA: Once the euphoria wore off from the Ultra Skate, and they had some time to relax and heal, we asked Seismic team riders Jeff, Colleen, and Andy to fill us in on their experience at Ultra-Skate 2014. Check it out here!
24 Hour Ultra Skate 2014 – Homestead-Miami Speedway Report | Seismic Skate
An ode to the Kook by Bubbles (meta-kook) on the Bustin Blog.
An Ode to the Kook – Bubbles’ Bustin Blog
Homestead, FL: 283.24 miles (455.83Km) in of 24 hours is the new record to beat. That is the incredible distance achieved by Andrew “The Machine” Andras at the 2nd annual annual Ultra Skate at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read more on the IDSA.
2014 Ultra Skate Recap – Andrew Andras clocks 283.24 miles in 24 hours
Nanaimo, BC: Another longboarder down. 17-year-old Ryan Wallace-Tarry was struck outside Cedar Secondary School south of Nanaimo Monday night. CBC with this report and the list of serious accident and fatalities in BC since 2010. Respect traffic and ride safe everyone.
17-year-old Longboarder killed in head-on collision with truck | CBC News
Toronto, ON: congrats to Oasis Skateboard factory‘s Kyle Echlin on winning the CBC’s Future Dragon Fun. Kevin O’Leary himself was at OSF to personally give Kyle the $5000 cheque to help students in Grades 11 and 12 pursue their own business project. Check out the winner on the Dragon’s den blog or read the article on metronews.ca (Photo: metronews.ca)
Kyle Echlin of the Oasis Skateboard factory wins CBC’s Future Dragon Fun | Dragons Den
6th ranked 2103 IDF ranked Max Ballesteros is the latest to join Ronin Trucks for the 2014 season. The Brazilian will beef up the team already made up of heavyweights such as compatriot Douglas Dalua, Canadian Patrick Switzer and Mischo Erban . Get to know Max via this interview on the Rad Train. www.ronintrucks.com
Ronin Trucks Welcome Max Ballesteros
Santa brought you your first longboard. Congrats! tons of fun awaits you. But do you know how to maintain it for optimum performance? Let Rat Vision help you.
If you are starting in the sport check out the How Tos with Rat Vision
We all saw the rad edit that dropped recently featuring the Rojas Hybrid trucks. NoCoast Skate got some background info for those wondering more about them.
Jared Braden (Rojas Trucks) Interview | NoCoast Skate
Here’s a good read for when it’s cold and rainy/snowy outside. Cozy up by the fireplace, get the eggnog out and check out the Fall issue of Concrete Wave Magazine.
For your reading pleasure: Concrete Wave Fall 2013 Issue
Paris, France: UDmag is proud to release it’s9th issue – ADDCITION! Another complete edition with ADAM PERSSON, CALIBER TRUCKS, ITALY a many stoke stuffs inside!
New UDmag issue – #9 – ADDICTION
Landrake, Cornwall, UK: This is a slightly different article… There is a huge issue in skating with lack of openly queer skaters and casual homophobia in the community. We need to talk about this and change it, because skaters really should just be skaters.
We’re queer and we’re here | Grrl can skate
Longboard[ers] may be at greater risk for severe injuries than those who use regular skateboards, a new study suggests. What more reason do you need to buckle that helmet tight?
Longboarders at Higher Risk for Injury Than Skateboarders | LiveScience
The Longboarding for Peace movement has been going on for a while now and keeps growing momentum. Check out what they have been up to.
Longboarding For Peace update | What has the movement been up to
Max Dubler gives you his take on how to deal with law enforcement. Attitude won’t get you anywhere. Best be respectful.
How To Talk To The Police When They Show Up To Bust You For Skating Hills | SKATE[SLATE]
The first year of the IDF race season is almost coming to an end with the Mega circuit in Brazil on it’s way as we speak. Who will be crowned king and queen? This articles summarizes the potential contenders.
Who will be crowned the International Downhill Federation first World Champions
Little promotional video and profile article by Stalk It on their team rider Alex Tongue. Get to know the 2010 Junior World Champion rider full of potential
Stalk It Above it all featuring Alex Tongue
Congratulation to the winners of our Focus on the UK Scene series mini giveaway. You’ve each won yourselves a one year subsciption to Thrill Mag.
Thrill Mag – Covering the UK and European Scene
Neat little write-up by Jonathan Strauss at the IDSA on longboarding and bingo stigmas and how bingo grandmas can help you break away from them.
Breaking the Myth: Longboarding and Bingo Stigmas | IDSA
If you didn’t get a hard copy of the summer edition of Concrete Wave, here’s your chance to check it out on the intermerweb
Concrete Wave Magazine Vol 12 no 1 Summer 2013 New Zealand…and more!
Great article covering the community and connection in British Columbia and beyond published in this fall edition of Concrete Wave magazine.
KARMA, POLICE and the connections in Vancouver | Concrete Wave Magazine
When Liam Morgan wrote his note abut the use of helmets, we bet he didn’t think skate stores would stop stocking his sponsors products.
And the debate rages on – How Liam Morgan’s Helmet/NoHelmet article is having ripple effects
Week 3 and final week of our focus on the UK with Thrill Mag. We head all the way south this time to Falmouth. Also leave a comment for your chance to win a free subscription
Focus on the UK Scene with Thrill Mag: Part 3 — Falmouth
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