Hello, My Name is Andy Andras

Interview Number 7 of our ‘hello my name is…’ series… someone who’s well known. Welcome to ‘La Maquina’…Andy Andras! First of all…please introduce yourself. My name is Andrew Andras, a bit of a tough twister so my friends just call me Andy. I’ve been called a lot of other things too but lets leave that one alone. I do have a nickname in the Distance … Continue reading Hello, My Name is Andy Andras

Hello, My Name is Anne Palmer

Interview No. Six of our ‘hello my name is…’ series… welcome Anne Palmer! First of all…please introduce yourself. I live in the quaint seaside town of Scituate, Massachusetts. My husband Jeff and I raised our three sons, Kevin, Eric and Brian here. I work full time for Blue Cross Blue Shield. I have always been active athlete competing in softball, basketball and running.  At 58 … Continue reading Hello, My Name is Anne Palmer

Hello, My Name is Moritz Langen

The fifth our ‘hello my name is…’ interviews… and the first german guy in this series: welcome Moritz Langen! First of all…please introduce yourself. This dude was born 1989 in Viersen,NRW, Germany and got the name Moritz Langen but most of his friends call him “Moujou” (nickname given by his Paintballteam inspired by Austin Powers). How and when did you get into Skateboarding and when … Continue reading Hello, My Name is Moritz Langen

Hello, My Name is Kyle Yan

The fourth of our ‘hello my name is…’ interviews… and the first guy in this series: welcome Kyle Yan! First of all…please introduce yourself. My name is Kyle Yan and I’m from New York City. How and when did you get into Skateboarding and when did you start Long Distance Skating? Longboarding was introduced to me during my first year in college. When I first … Continue reading Hello, My Name is Kyle Yan

Hello, My Name is Calleigh Little

The third of our ‘hello my name is…’ interviews…welcome Calleigh Little! First of all…please introduce yourself. My name is Calleigh Alice Little (pronounced CAL-EE) and I’m a 26 year old girl who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to San Diego, California after college. I do long distance skateboarding and downhill competitively. How and when did you get into Skateboarding and when did you start … Continue reading Hello, My Name is Calleigh Little

Hello, My Name is Daniëlle van Veen

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

Profile – Hello, my name is Saskia Tromp

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

Profile – Eric ‘E-Love’ Lowell

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

Profile – Romain ‘Globeskater’ Bessiere

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

Profile – Thomas C Slager

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.

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