We head to Norway for our next instalment of ‘Reader Rides’. Peter Laustsen is from Bregen and is part of the Bergen Longboading Crew. He is currently riding a Bakaboards Pumper and a Rayne Demonseed with 90mm Abec11 Flywheels. Stoked to see your rides Peter, and good luck at the 2016 Dutch Summer Solstice Ultraskate! Continue reading Reader’s Rides – Peter Laustsen
Push or Die are a distance skating crew from Kraków in Poland. Here is a pic of what they are riding at the moment! David’s setup: Antidote Longboards deck, Exile brackets, Don’t trip Trippins trucks and Seismic Speed Vents Bubblegum wheels. Łukasz’s setup: Antidote Longboards deck, Exile brackets, SurfRodz RKP trucks and Free Loaders wheels. Michał’s setup: Cropped Ballar Luca Longboards deck, Exile brackets, Gunmetal trucks … Continue reading Reader’s Rides – ‘Push or Die’ Krakow
Romain Bessiere has been on our radar for years and years. The Globeskater was possibly the 1st person to skate an ultraskate in 2006 (a distance of 313km) and since then has been making his way across a whole range of countries. He will always be skating, no matter the weather. Hit up Globeskater.com to see what else he has been up to. Continue reading Profile – Romain ‘Globeskater’ Bessiere
I am Thomas Christopher Slager, I am from The Netherlands, I am 17 years old now.
Way back in the day when I was 10, my uncle had this old longboard, he gave it to me because I loved skateboarding, so whenever I could I went out with my grandparents or with my mom to the park I did laps arround the park on my longboard.
I did not knew what LDP was back then or that there was a whole LDP sport going on already, so I just kept doing those laps for fun.
Several years later, went to the Een Longboard Dag, and I was competing in the Radargun challenge, I came in third, and I was like wow that is so cool, next competition of that event was a sprint push race, I competed in that one as well with a backpack and a full-face helmet, couldn’t breath, but I won that one, so I was very happy with that, and I found something similar to my parklapracing, a few months later I competed in my first full longboard marathon, I came in first position and opened a hole between number 2 with a half lap, I was 15.
After that I started to organise my own longboard marathon, I called it Haagsche Longboard Marathon, I did this because the sport needed a kick in the air, and I wanted to compete in more marathons. I won that marathon.
Andrew posted up his new ride for his upcoming Ultraskate. For those of you who don’t know, Andrew is the organiser behind the Ultraskate at Homstead- Miami and also the record record holder for the furthest distance skated in 24 hours. Last year at the same event Andrew skated 455.8km (283.3miles) and he hopes to improve on that in just a few days. Deck – Subsonic … Continue reading Reader’s Rides – Andrew Andras
Another Rider Profile, this time from someone who has skated in more countries than most. Hi I am Adrian Oh, 32 from the tiny Island-nation of Singapore. As most of you may know me as World On Board, I travel around the world on my GBomb longboard, sponsored by GBomb. I have been skating since 2012, introduced by my Ex. I work as a special … Continue reading Rider Profile – Adrian Oh ‘World on Board’
Hello there, I’m Lonneke van Kampen, a female distance skater from the Netherlands. At the moment of writing I’m 22 years old and I’m longboarding for about 3 and a half years. After I started skating, I soon found out longdistance skating is amazing! After half a year I skated my first ultraskate, I died a little during that, but I managed to skate 100 … Continue reading Rider Profile – Lonneke van Kampen
In the next installment of our Rider Profiles, Steven ‘Skogger’ Meketa lets us all know about himself and the art of Skog. Skogging is the life changing vision of skateboard + jogging invented by the late great Chris Yandall. Chris is my hero and mentor and I know he is skogging in heaven. As for me I’m a 42 soon to be 43 year old … Continue reading Interview – Steven ‘Skogger’ Meketa
The Push Culture crew headed back to Vancouver to Whistler Mountain Olympic Park to the biathlon course for the first ever Skate and shoot event. In the morning was a 20K endurance race, followed by the 10K Skate and Shoot. The course was 2 laps of 5K with a stop off to fire 5 shots at 5 targets. For each missed shot you had to … Continue reading Skate and Shoot