Valeria Kechichian: Longboard Girls Crew and female movements

Valeria Kechichian talks with Thane’s Sofia Grillo and Lucyann Mortimore about the new Longboard Girls Crew film Open as well as female movements, changing the ‘system’ and falling onto her ass. Hey Valeria! How are you doing? How’s London treating you? Good thank you! London is treating me very well, I love London! It’s one…

Rayne Piranha Review

I’ve been riding the Rayne Piranha for almost 2 months now and I am really enjoying it.   Living in a basically hill-less area with a few really mellow runs, I don’t exactly get to put gear to the test on the regular.  For this board review, I was lucky enough to take to the…

Comet DCDC Tour: Part 2

Awesome freeride video featuring Comet riders: Anthony Flis, Eric Jensen, Jared Henry, Dave Tannaci, Nick Ronzani, Nino Almazon, Brian Peck, Nick Ketner, & Will Seal.  

The 2nd Machado Classic – Organizer’s Perspective

65 to 70 of the best riders from Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Texas came out to skate fast runs deep in ‘NoCoast’ territory last weekend (17-18 August 2013), without the permission of any authorities.

Rider Report: Central Massachusetts Longboard Fest

August 17 and 18 was CenMass, aka ‘The 4th Annual Central Massachusetts Longboard Fest’. Mason Mayday McNay, Team Rider at RipTide, Surf-Rodz and G-Form, tells us how it went down for him, and Khaleeq provided the awesome pics…

Fayettechill Summer Solstice 2013

A Three Day Celebration of Energy & Life in the Ozarks Most of us are familiar with music festivals that last two or three days. Well, deep into NoCoast territory a very special event took place called the Fayettechill Summer Solstice. The guys at Fayettechill Clothing Co. took the idea of a music festival to…

The Machado Classic – Marble Outlaw report

On April 27th over 40 riders from five different states met at a Super 8 hotel in middle-of-nowhere, Oklahoma, to race down a 1.5mile run, with 11 turns and speeds up to 50mph. It had rained the night before and was still extremely damp that morning, not ideal racing conditions. With most of the riders…

WestCoastin’ Longboard Girls Crew: Episode 1

The first episode of WestCoastin’, edited by Pam Diaz. Featuring: Daisy, Amanda, Marisa and Ishtar. This first part shows the beginning of the girls’ journey to the inaugral Maryhill she-ride. Stoked!

DH longboarding: what’s the future?

Today’s question: what’s the future of downhill longboarding? Where is downhill longboarding going? Will it remain a niche sport or will it capture mainstream public attention? The history and development of Moto GP may hold the answer. International downhill skaters Torbjorn Sunde (Norway), Klaes Johansson (Sweden), Luca Coleman (Australia), and Deen Mondt (Holland) give their…

Crystal Palace Park Slide Jam – July 2012

Saturday July 14th, in breaks between rain, a slide jam competition was held at Crystal Palace Park in London. Despite the freaky wet-dry-wet surface that made slide control ‘interesting’ the afternoon was a thorough success. These are from the last hour or so…

Bruno on Cult’s new Zilla wheels

We asked Bruno to describe the new Cult Zilla wheels. He said… In two words? F******* amazing. They grip great for slalom and they roll fast! If we compare them to a softer wheel like a 78a, the grip feels pretty much the same, but you can achieve that bit of extra speed that might…

Mischo Erban, world skateboard speed record holder

Mischo Erban is twice World Champion downhill skater, and world record holder for fastest stand-up skateboarding. Today (June 18th) he set a new official Guinness World Record (129.94kph, 80.74mph), skating down a mountain road in Quebec, Canada, monitored by Recon Instruments, including a heads-up in-helmet GPS display. Two weeks earlier William Parry of Recon Instruments had…

The world’s biggest skateboard – no kidding!

World’s biggest skateboard! Think the Lush Kisiwa is pretty big? How about LongboardLarry’s Kahakai Cruiser or Da Glide? Yeah right, even those 60-inch beauties can’t compare with Joe Ciaglia’s ‘Big Skateboard’…

Deen Mondt, downhill skater: snapshot interview

Deen Mondt interviewed at Bo Peep 2012 Bo Peep’s King of the Hill (the Sunday freeskate challenge) on the thrills of downhill and how he got into it… (Thane snapshot interview series)

Bo Peep Crash and Burn 2012: Carnage Corner Owns You!

Bo Peep: Crash and Burn 2012, the UK’s IGSA qualifier race. The course is steep, narrow, and challenging. And then there’s Carnage Corner. Throw in a heavy dose of English rain and things get rather interesting… We’ll have more from Bo Peep soon, but we couldn’t resist showing you some of Sunday’s action!

Graffing at the Skatepark des Ursulines in Brussels

Brussels is full of bureaucrats and cobbles. You might think that would put skaters off, but no… Not only is the space in front of the European Parliament building a fabulous and large area for cruising, carving and general ‘slowboarding’, there’s also a great community skatepark: Skatepark des Ursulines (find it in YouSpots). And this…