Landyachtz team rider Katie Neilson sheds some light on her super sweet downhill race setup.
Micah Green takes a practice run with AJ Haiby and Kyle Wester at the 2013 Newton’s Nation. If you missed the action of the first IDF World Cup, you can still check out all the race heats from start to finish.
The recent spring Maryhill Freeride was blessed with consistent tail winds all weekend, so the hill was unusually fast and the pack riding was a little more subdued. Still, there was plenty of the silliness and sketchiness that the event is known for, so sit back and enjoy this compilation of clips Madrid put together. Special thanks to Scoot, Cord Brown, and Lee Gilmar for the additional footage.
“In 1977, a small group of elite downhill skaters took over the City Of Avalon to participate in the original ‘Catalina Classic’. A 250 yard downhill race course tucked in the hills of an exotic little island located just 26 miles offshore, yet a world away from the rat race just across the channel. These skaters, along with this event have inspired generations of riders and largely contributed to the lifestyle synonymous with our part of the World. With a huge nod of respect to the originals of downhill skating – Riviera Skateboards and our closest friends presents, The 2013Catalina Island Classic on May 4th-5th, 2013. A weekend long island skate invasion featuring a 1.2 mile, invitation only downhill race event with a cash purse of $7500.” – Riviera Skateboards
Muir Skate held their 2013 Downhill Disco last month. It was rad, as expected, with dudes flying through the air and getting broke off. Here’s some pictures.
“In 2003 Graham Buksa, the wizard behind the curtain that is Rayne Longboards, began making boards in Alberta and calling them Rayne. A year later, Graham brought his particular magic to British Columbia and the North Shore and joined the burgeoning group of coastal shredders pioneering downhill skateboarding as we know it today. 10 years later, Rayne Longboards has been recognized as one of the leading innovators in longboarding and speedboarding. Graham’s design, collaboration with our professional race team and Rayne manufacturing have produced some of the most innovative, performance oriented, top quality and winningest longboards Worldwide. Pulling back the curtain, something Rayne rarely does, please enjoy a glimpse inside the world of Rayne Longboards and Graham Buksa and prepare yourself for another decade of Better, Best and Different from Rayne Longboards Design and Manufacturing.”