Pusha!, the First Official Long Distance Skateboarding Event in Italy and is happening on the 13th of May and looks like it is going to be HUGE. With Sponsorship from Antidote, 1166, Subsonic, Exile and a whole host of others, lots of European riders will be heading to the Corso Europa cycling track in Piacenza, Italy for the marathon. Alongside the Marathon and Half-Marathon races … Continue reading Pusha!
Skatefurther’s Nat got to sit down (well everyone was sitting but in different hemispheres! ) and chat with Jasper and Eliah, just 2 of the 6 members of the ‘Younger & Further’ distance skating team to find out a bit more about them, what they are up to and what they have planned. SF: Hi guys! First of all, introduce yourself and let us know … Continue reading Younger & Further
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
It was about a week ago. Cruising the boulevard, a sunny sky blessing every meter I rolled. It was late afternoon and the temperature was still higher than we’re used to in our little country. This was the exact moment I saw two attractive young ladies trying to stay upright going downhill on rented “longboards”.
After teaching them a bit of the basics the reason to skate came up. What was meditative to me was training to them. Turns out they were surfers and they were told carving, pumping and cruising would help them train their legs and balance.
When they rode my board they were amazed by the smoothness. Just as I was and have been ever since it was sent to me. The moment I took it out of the box I held my breath. “This is where skating meets art.” is what I thought. My 1166 pacemaker had arrived. After tweaking the setup a bit I am now taking it literally everywhere. The beautiful glossy green veneer not only my bag and shows everyone the SkateFurther logo, it also protects this piece of art from the asphalt after I pump it with my full weight.