Will Royce arrives
Catalina 2015 Finals
Last weekend the Catalina Island Classic, presented by Riviera Skateboards, went down for it’s fourth installment on the beautiful island of Santa Catalina, off the southern coast of California. Catalina presents a unique take on the downhill skateboard event; combining high speed gravity fascination, with the beauty and celebrity of the island itself. Will Royce and Max Ballesteros headed out to the picturesque island for a weekend of skating, sun, and enjoyment. Shout out to Max for snagging a spot in the semi-finals!
Last weekend, Annah and I woke up early and drove to Lansing, Michigan for the annual Madness in the Mitten Push race, presented by Action Board Shop and Go Green Longboarding. Madness is rooted deep in Michigan longboard history, it was the first longboard push race to be hosted in the Midwest in 2008. Since, the push has attracted an abundance of skaters from around Michigan and the midwest.
Chicago Push Races are back with another season of events for all you mid-western types! First up is their event “The Hunt“, a longboard-centric scavenger hunt. So more info provided by the marvelous Krystle Ramos below!
“STUFF TO DO AND KNOW:
1. Check in & register with Krystle starting at 11am. She will:
a. Ask if you are posting to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Whichever you choose is the only place judges will look for your team’s photos to award points.
b. Take your team’s photo.
c. Post your team’s photo to THE HUNT’s Social Media pages.
2. Wait patiently for all teams to register. And for the group photo.
3. Be a good sport, be respectful to the city, people, business, buildings, structures, everything & everyone. Please.
4. Obey the law, follow bike lanes when possible, and remember, the city won’t stop for you.
5. Don’t cause any harm to yourself, others, or property.
6. You are responsible for your own safety.
7. We will meet at Wilson Skate Park at 4:30pm for Podium.
HOW TO POST PHOTOS:
Your team will only be awarded points for their photos if they are posted to the Social Media page you choose during registration AND they are captioned like so: #teamname #preyitem #chiprhunt2015. This is format that will be used in the captions of your team photos.
WHEN TO POST PHOTOS:
Judges will stop awarding points AT 3:45 PM. We suggest posting as you go. Procrastination does not win this event.
HOW WILL WE KNOW WE EARNED POINTS?
Judges will post your points awarded for photos posted as comments to the photo.”
Beast coast riders will be heading south this weekend to confederate territory to hit up the first sanctioned DH race in North Carolina. Mt Jefferson, where the race will be held, is a gnarly course not for the faint of heart.
There are still a few slots open at the time of this writing – so if you’ve got the gaul – put your money where your mouth is and get yourself registered.
From NCDH –
The NC mountains are about to host its first organized downhill skateboard race at Mt Jefferson State Natural area in West Jefferson, North Carolina. The event will be held on April 18th & 19th, 2015 with a practice day and skatepark competition on Saturday and the Downhill Race on Sunday. Food and refreshments will be available on Race day for racers and spectators as well as camping conveniently located near the course.
The track is a two mile long, closed road with pristine pavement, steep straights, meanering chicanes, and tight sweepers that will challenge riders at speeds in excess of 50mph. With registration riders will receive a swag bag which includes an event shirt.
The top three racers will be rewarded with a $1000 purse. Helmet, gloves and leathers will be required to race. A shuttle system will be used shuttling from the parking lot at the old Lowe’s Food for all participants, volunteers, spectator and park visitors for the day.
Handicap parking will be available in the park for those with disabilities. For inquiries, contact us at NCdownhill@gmail.com.
Last year, The Dublin Longboard Crew in Ireland hosted their first ever Irish Downhill Skateboarding Outlaw League. After a few years of hosting Outlaws races, the mates finally decided to put their heads together and created an Outlaw League so us Irishmen (and gals) could get some race practice in before heading out to International events during the summer.