It’s been 15 minutes since I first watched this and I’m still grinning from ear to ear. Beyond the Sidewalk is a must see documentary about the first ever crossing of the USA by Jack Smith, Jeff French and Mike Filben. We had seen the promo video and heard all about the viewings, but now you can watch the whole thing on Vimeo. We’ve come … Continue reading Info – Beyond the sidewalk – Back to our roots
New Zealand has now been host to 2 ultraskates; 2011 and 2015. With a change in venue, season and organisers it is back for 2017. Ultraskate New Zealand is the 3rd Ultra booked in for 2017 and joins the US and Dutch ultras. The 2015 Ultra saw skaters from as far as the US and Singapore come to NZ to experience the toughest ultra in … Continue reading Event – New Zealand Ultraskate
Skatefurther has been around for a almost decade. Lots of miles have passed beneath us all. One of our biggest highlights was watching Rob Thomson skate his way into the record books. Rob became a great friend of Skatefurther and it was always awesome to check into the old forum (R.I.P.) and see where he had got to in the world, marvel over his photos and … Continue reading Throwback – The Allure of Long Distance Skateboarding
If you peer back into the gloom that is the discipline of skating further – way, way back to a time before ultraskates, before 0° rear trucks and before distance skating specific hardware and diets, someone somewhere said… I wonder if we could skate to the pub? For some of us, this was where the ideas started. ‘I wonder if we could skate a bit further, … Continue reading Event – Pubs and Parks
Alex is pushing the southern coast of the UK this summer. Traveling to Lands End (the starting point of many great journeys) and then pushing all the way, some 420m, back home. Many of us will relate to his thirst for adventure – stuck in front of a computer screen, surrounded by the same scenery day after day, obsessively reading other stories of heroic quests … Continue reading Journey – The Southern Push
So, I’m no distance jock! I like my journeys to be about discovering new places, new people and, er, beer. As much as I’d love to join in, I don’t think I’d have the patience or the back strength for an Ultraskate. Fortunately, our friends from the Ultracool Vandra Skateboards have summed up what I’m missing out on in one sweet cut. Sit back and … Continue reading Race – Vandra do an Ultraskate
Popping up on our radar out of the middle of no where, Danielius is pushing off on what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest pushes this year – 5000km from San Francisco to New York. What makes this push even more interesting is his experience and attitude towards a challenge of a lifetime. Over to the man himself: DN – You’re all probably gonna … Continue reading Journey – 5000km from San Francisco to New York
Journey – Paris to Madrid – Connor Strudwick I’ve only just found out about Connor’s trip. He’s a local lad to me and it’s probably a good idea he set off on his trip through France and into Spain before we got introduced and I fed him a load of really bad advice. This is one trip I can really relate to. Escaping the South … Continue reading Journey – Push for Trees
We’ve been silently building up to this years Miami UltraSkate 2016 and the results are in!!!
Firstly, a massive shout out to every single set of feet that pressed the Tarmac this year! A mammoth effort was made by all from the IDSA to those that didn’t quite make the finishing line. Competitors flew in from all over with attendance figures at an all time high with over 90 riders in attendance. The sport is going from strength to strength. Just a shame we couldn’t afford to fly out and report from the grid itself.
Last weekend saw the 8th Annual Bristol To Bath charity skate take place. This was the event that Skatefurther cut it’s teeth on and we are always stoked to see how big it has got. This year was about raising money for Clic Sargent – a charity that specializes in caring for children with cancer. So far this year’s event has raised over £1300. Visit the official … Continue reading Event – The Bristol Board Meet