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Category Archives: Crash & Burn
Just cause you wear your helmet does not mean you’re skating safe. Clapping your hands doesn’t give you the right of way.
“We went through our video achieves and found a bunch a bad bails over the year. So we decided to share it with you! Always wear protection to keep your noggin safe!” – Muir Skate
Madrid rider Calvin Staub skates really fast all the time. Max wanted to get a raw run of the roughly paved bottom mile of one of our favorite runs; so he followed Calvin with the camera. It didn’t go well.
Three rules of Skating Downhill with Kevin Cooper.
1. Don’t skate infront of Coop.
2. Don’t skate next to Coop.
3. Don’t skate behind Coop.
If any of these rules are broken, you are putting yourself at risk of being taken out.
1. James Kelly, United States
2. George MacKenzie, Canada
3. Alex Tongue, United States
4. Matthew Kroetsch, Canada
5. Kyle Wester, United States
6. Kevin Reimer, Canada
7. Niko Desmarais, Canada
8. Zak Maytum, United States
9. Louis Pilloni, United States
10. Micah Green, United States
King Brian and Nate the Great. The push that started it all, word is they still joke about it.
Racing by nature is competitive. As the skill level rises, the competition gets tight in every way. With close racing, more racing incidents and controversy are bound to happen. On race day, glory is gained and upsets happen but after all the racing, riders leave the controversy on the track. One thing that hasn’t changed over the years is the camaraderie all the skaters show and share. No matter how much the sport has grown and things get blown up on the internet, all these racer are buddies sharing in skating. There is a lot more to skateboarding then racing.
Predicting who’s going to be on top after a day of racing is always a gamble. Maryhill for example, the top 96 riders were within seconds of each other for qualifying. Here are three clips that have ignited race incident controversy, but never left the race course among skaters involved.
Matt Rae and I. I definitely shouldn’t of thrown Matts board of a cliff, we’re all cool now.
Kevin and I Whistler. When your racing skateboards sometimes your line isn’t always what you thought it was. Its all good Kevin. Lucky I didn’t throw your board.
When the camera is rolling, it’s easy for riders to push themselves and skate the road to it’s full potential. The plethora of videos filled with unnecessary slides get old quick. Still, remember to skate safe & within your limits. Everything can go wrong in the blink of an eye.
He almost made it.
“The mission we had in front of us was to loop with a sled. Since the snow never came we decided to do it with a longboard instead. Look how awesome and great it all went! Like and share so all your friends can enjoy this miraculous event. Yep…”
Canadian buddy, Louis Roy, stopped by Skate House for a few days before heading to Puetro Rico for the Guajataca Downhill. During his first run down a local favorite he had a tight tension situation with a metal wire. Good thing Matt Mclovinston was there to provide comedic relief.
No matter what, skateboarding or not, crashes/accidents/missteps will happen. The best you can do is learn from them. When skating a new run, it’s important to spread it out and skate at your own pace. If you think you’re going to fast, slow down. When in doubt slide early (be sure your slide doesn’t affect people behind you).
“A fun little collection of spills, slams, flops and bails from the King of Clermont 2012. There was a lot of great skating going down at this event (even more so than last time), but you won’t find any of that here. Thanks to all the organizers, sponsors, and riders who made this event possible. No skaters were seriously injured in the making of this video.”