We all have our goals, and Skatefurther ambassador Marco Heinen (@boozy) had a special one in 2016. After conquering Cancer in 2014 he competed in his first real long-distance Event at the 2015 Dutch Ultrakate in Spaarndam/NL and achieved 100miles. Just 4 weeks later, he was struck by a car, getting forced into a wheelchair for 6 months with multiple fractures in the leg. After … Continue reading Forum – 10 things you learn while skating an Ultraskate
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
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
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.