• IDF European season so far: Almabtrieb & Kozakov 2014


    Almabtrieb was the first of the IDF European races held during 16-19 July in Germany. As usual riders from all over the world came to race and I was excited as hell to meet so many of my friends from around the globe.

    Almost 20 girls were registered to race or freeride and they came from all over Europe and beyond. Maga Mc Whinnie came from Australia, Elena Corrigall from Canada and Emma Daigle -originally from Canada but lately living in Hawaii- came but couldn’t race due to a massive road rash, so both of us lurked (very) hard the entire four days.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass, glori fiziert

    Glori Kupsch shot by Kristýna Těšínská

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass, elena corrigall

    Elena Corrigall shot by Kristýna Těšínská

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass, Dana Schitter

    Dana Schitter by Kristýna Těšínská

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass, maga mc whinnie

    Maga by Kristýna Těšínská

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Tina shot by Kristýna Těšínská

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass, anna pixner

    Anna Pixner shot by Richard Gibello

    Corinne Weigl, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Corinne Weigl by Richard Gibello

    Rebecca Gemperle, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Becks Rebecca Gemperle shot by Yorck Dertinger

    Spoky Woky, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Spoky shot by Yorck Dertinger

    Tamara Prader, Patrick Switzer, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Tamara Prader doing a run with Patrick. Richard Gibello shot.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Glori & Dana shot by Newton’s Shred

    almabtrieb

    Searching for shadows in between heats. Richard Gibello shot.

     

    The base camp was hot and sunny but a little creek with frozen water some meters away was our life savior. It served us as a shower, beer cooler and general meeting point.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, idf, race, badass, almabtrieb, germany

    The camp. Newton’s Shred photo.

    almabtrieb, creek

    The creek <3 Richard Gibello shot

    And this is what Germans do for entertaining before/after the races. Race-crawl in a rocky creek till (almost) death. Nico Nuehrig took home the gold, the wounds & of course the glory.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Believe it or nor they have rules. Kristýna Těšínská photo.

    Ass grabbing is always a hit. Kristýna Těšínská photo.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass, valeria kechichian, elena corrigall

    Elena & I. All smiles.

    almabtrieb, lyfestyle

    Family dinner. Richard Gibello shot.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, idf, race, badass, almabtrieb

    Watching the finals. With beer. Newton’s Shred photo.

    I was crazy stoked to see my friends skate. All the ladies killed it the whole event and the podium looked like this:

    1. Elena Corrigall

    2. Tamara Prader

    3. Spoky Woky

    4. Tina Zibeline

    5. Glori Kuspch

    Almabtrieb 2014 Women's Podium, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass

    Almabtrieb 2014 Women’s Podium

    Elena Corrigall, Tamara Prader, Spoky Woky,  Tina Zibeline, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, almabtrieb, idf, race, badass, glori fiziert

    These ladies!!!!!! <3 Too much stoke

    Almabtrieb 2014 Open Podium

    Almabtrieb 2014 Open Podium. Kevin Reimer, Jimmy Riha, Patrick Switzer & Matt K

    The last night party was had and despite that awful electronic? music they were DJing we had a great time. Next time we demand DJ Buff Bill. Danke für alles Germany!

    almabtrieb, party, fire, lifestyle

    This is before everyone went crazy drunk. Richard Gibello photo.

     

    The week after in Kozakov the podium was exactly the same:

    1. Elena Corrigall

    2. Tamara Prader

    3. Spoky Woky

    Check out these killer shots of the ladies:

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, kozakov, idf, race, badass, Czech republic

    Lyde Begue leading the heat. Jirka Livora photo

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, kozakov, idf, race, badass, Czech republic

    Spoky’s steez. Cgsa Downhill photo.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, kozakov, idf, race, badass, Czech republic, tamara prader

    Tamara Prader the squirrel. Jirka Livora Photo.

    andrei gorokhov, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, kozakov, idf, race, badass, Czech republic

    The girls <3 Andrei Gorokhov snap.

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, kozakov, idf, race, badass, Czech republic

    Lyde Begue being boss. Cgsa Downhill photo

    longboard girls crew, cristina verdu, kozakov, longboard, IDF

    Cristina Verdú. Jirka Livora photo.

    miller division, longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, kozakov, idf, race, badass, Czech republic

    Spoky & Lyde shot by Miller Division

    longboard girls crew, longboard, girl, downhill, kozakov, idf, race, badass, Czech republic, elena corrigall

    Elena owning the season! Cgsa Downhill photo.

    Peryagudes starts tomorrow so stay tuned!

    Valeria KechichianValeria Kechichian


     

Related Posts

  • LGC Colombia – Cuatro Ruedas

    Las riders Colombianas Mónica de los Reyes y Carolina Ospina son fabulosas. Mónica tiene 50 años y Carolina 21. Las dos tienen caminos de vida muy distintos pero comparten una passion: el Downhill Skateboarding. Este es [&hellip

  • LGC New Zealand – An exhilarating ride for all ages with Elissa Mah

    Few experiences are more intense than racing down a hill at high speed. Meet LGC New Zealand‘s Ambassador Elissa Mah, a longboarder whose mission is to pass on her passion to people of all ages. [&hellip

  • LGC Ecuador en Global Sports!

    Las chicas de LGC Ecuador Andrea Gómez, Michelle Jaramillo, Jennifer Carabajo y Paulina Rodríguez hablaron con Global Sports sobre el longboard y la participación femenina en este deporte en Ecuador. Bravo chicas, representando!   Gracias chicas y gracias Andy Gómez [&hellip

Discussion 2 Responses

  1. 12/08/2014 at 5:55 pm

    I love girls and longboard! Looks great event.

    Actually that’s really sad, because germany is too far from my home :(

  2. 07/08/2015 at 7:03 pm

    I too love longboard. It looks great. I am from US. Germany is far from my place.

Leave a Reply