Joe Mazzone! Chicago’s Finest Distance Skateboarder

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Mike Stories, News

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How did you get into Distance Skateboarding?

I got into distance skateboarding from a cross country background, and to manage depression I’ve had for almost 10 years now. I used to run from 5th grade throughout high school, so I naturally developed that endurance.  After competitive running I was eager to fill the void.  When I got into skating everything transferred very smoothly; short skates became hour-long cruising ventures.  Of course everything changed one I got into the racing scene because I was introduced to competition.  Distance Skateboarding promotes endorphin release, it soothes my soul.

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Alyssa Monteiro, 2015 Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon Women’s Champion!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Mike Stories, News

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Alyssa Monteiro is the 2015 Fiesta Island Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon Champion!  Alyssa’s win was not easy, as she defeated reigning champion Lexi Hutchings who was favored for the 2015 race.  Alyssa is from Chicago, Illinios and this was her 2nd Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon.  She has been travelling to quite a few skate events, skating a Bustin Maestro.  Her efforts have definitely paid off.  Alyssa’s name will be forever etched into the Adrenalina trophy and will be remembered as the fastest women’s skater in San Diego for the year 2015.  The following is an in-depth interview with Alyssa to learn a bit about who she is and why she loves distance skateboarding.

Photo Credit: Brad Miller

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Dublin Pearse D’Arcy Crowned Champion at “King of Huku” at Ticknock, Ireland!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Events, Mike Stories

King of Huku by Paul Fitzgerald

Dublin Pearse D’Arcy  wins “King of Huku”, a 2-man heat race on huku hill on the 14th of November. For anyone who hasn’t skated it or seen it before it’s narrow 5 corners and around 55 kph. There were a lot of potholes but they filled them in but it’s still rough in a few sections. The heats were picked by names pulled from a hat and the winners progressed. Pictured:  Pearse showing his mean face!

Photo: Paul Fitzgerald

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