The second of our ‘hello my name is…’ interviews…welcome Daniëlle van Veen First of all…please introduce yourself. Hi there y’all! My name is Daniëlle van Veen, a 19-year old girl from thé superflat country called The Netherlands! I live in a student house in Breda with 5 guys. How and when did you get into Skateboarding and when did you start Long Distance Skating? As a little … Continue reading Hello, My Name is Daniëlle van Veen
We announced it. Now it’s here! The “Hello. My name is” Skatefurther Distance Skateboarding Scene Interview Series. In the next weeks and months we’ll publish the interview series we have started with some people who are a big part of the distance skating family. You’ll get some insights to the scene, the thoughts of the riders and… you’ll get to know some people who are … Continue reading Profile – Hello, my name is Saskia Tromp
Another welcome addition to our Friends of Further. Jeff Vyain. (This interview was conducted whilst Jeff was out hiking with his boy on his back. Just so you know!). Nat: Many will remember Jeff from back in the Adrenalina marathon days and his epic battles with Paul Kent. Family man, owner of Pantheon Longboards and all round good dude. We are stoked to have a catch … Continue reading Friends of Further – Jeff ‘Pantheon’ Vyain
Distance skating is a community – a bit like a big family. There’s the best friend and the drunk uncle, the annoying sibling and the lifelong partner. SkateFurther has, over the years, done it’s best to share this community with as many people as we can. Some friends and family deserve special mention. The Friends of Further. Tim Pritchard is one such ‘friend’. The brains behind … Continue reading Friends of Further – Tim ‘PSD’ Pritchard
Reinhard has sent us his ride, although we know he has just updated his deck to something a little different (see end of post) Deck: Subsonic La Maquina Truck: Don’t Trip Euphoria Brackets: G|Bomb DD-s and Torsion Tail Wheels: Seismic Speedvents 85mm Bearings: Ceramics This was the setup that took him 4days and 450km from Passau in Germany to Bratislava in Slovakia. Reinhard also shared some … Continue reading Reader’s Rides – Reinhard Krause
To Germany where Marco shares his ‘Reader’s Ride’ with us. 1166 Platform G|BOMB DD-Stubby and Torsiontail V2.0 125mm Don’t Trip Euphoria Riptide PSD Convex footstop Seismic 85mm Speedvents Bubblegum Seismic Red Tekton bearings You can follow Marco on his instagram account to see where this setup takes him and keep up to day with all the German distance skating over at LongboardLove.com. Have you got a setup … Continue reading Reader’s Rides – Marco Heinen
The next installment of our Reader’s Rides comes from Berlin in Germany, Sean describes his setup. Good old beaten up Subsonic foamcore gt40 that has travelled over 5000 km. 180mm Death Reys, Blood Orange wedge/barrel bushings, mango Seismic speedvents and Zealous bearings. The SUV of boards. 😉 You can follow Sean and his trips on his Brettwandern facebook page. We do. Continue reading Reader’s Rides – Sean ‘Brettwandern’
It has been a little while, but when I started thinking about picking up the hobby of longboarding I was lost. Reddit and Facebook gave me all kinds of new words -all kinds of new expressions- that I did not know.
I for one did not know what a board was built from and what you called the fancy metal parts. Trucks were a mystery, wheels were weird. Luckily someone came to my rescue. A Reddit user later identified as Douwe directed me to his website, Dodoboards.eu. He had a page explaining all the little parts and naming them.
Since then I have of course surpassed the level of beginner and over time I redirected more and more people to his website. A webshop started with love. From a skater with a passion to all people who are looking into getting serious.
In my opinion an interview with the boss-man himself was not out of place.
Of course! A link to the webshop: clickity-click (opens a new tab, don’t be shy)
Way back in 2008 the Ultraskate was very new. James Peters had completed a couple of 24-hour skates by himself in Seattle but this was the year when Eric Lowell joined him. Eric got 187 miles under his belt and James crossed the 200 mile mark. Eric became heavily involved with the development of the G|Bomb bracket and for a good few years was the … Continue reading Profile – Eric ‘E-Love’ Lowell
Way down south in New Zealand, Mansell is rolling around on his pusher. Deck: Subsonic GT40 with Carbon and Texalium (nice stickers!) Trucks: Caliber 44* base plate and Silk V2 hangers Wheels: ABEC 11 76mm Flywheels 78a Bearings: Zealous Nat saw this setup in person at the Ruapuna Ultraskate. A thing of beauty. If you have a setup you are proud of, drop SkateFurther a … Continue reading Reader’s Rides – Mansell