• OPEN premiere in Georgia, USA Sunday August 2!

    LGC USA ambassador Possala Wang has been working on a rad event that includes Georgia’s OPEN -by Daniel Etura– premiere on Sunday August 2nd! Check it out:

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    Welcome to the LBA x LGC S.S.S. Hunt! Longboard Atlanta and Longboard Girls Crew is working together to bring you a fun scavenger hunt at Piedmont Park and the Beltline area. But FIRST! We’ll do a LGC Open movie showing before the festivities at Plaza Theater on Ponce de Leon Ave Ne near Highlands Ne
    This scavenger hunt is open to the public and not restricted to just Longboard Atlanta members! Invite your friends and family. Everyone can participate, no skill level required. The point of this scavenger hunt is to bring everybody together for a day of skate and some fun times. I also encourage you to bring out a female friend who skates. I know you’re out there!

    With your own camera (camera phone is sufficient), you and your team will skate around certain areas of Atlanta that we will map out for you to complete a list to earn points. Upload the pics/vid on your instagram and tag #LBAhunt2015 and your team name so we can tally your points. If you don’t have an instagram account, you should! It’s 2015. If you feel like it, you can make one for the scavenger hunt.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams with the most points. Participants can sign up in either teams of 2-5. It’s 10$ to participate in the scavenger hunt. You must have a board and helmet (safety!) If you’d like to register your team before hand, please message Possala Wang.

    Itinerary:
    9:00am: Movie Starts! Meet at Plaza Theater and head upstairs.
    11:00am: Meet at Piedmont Park for shreddage =D Registration starts
    11:30am: Skaters set loose!
    1:30pm: Skaters return to tally points up
    2:30pm: Award Ceremony

    Register on the Facebok event here and check all updates. Have fun everyone!

     

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  • French OPEN premiere in Lyon July 23!

    The French OPEN premiere is ready and its a day full of activities… Get ready!

    This Thursday July 23rd we’re hosting an OPEN -a film by Daniel Etura– day in Lyon sponsored by CDK Longskates and Secoa Longskates.

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    We will start at 4.00pm at the Parc de Parilly to meet, skate and have some group fun. We’ll be at Côté monuments aux morts. Valeria Kechichian, LGC Director and OPEN rider along with many of the LGC France riders will be there. We will have test boards so if you don’t owe one, don’t worry at all, just come. We’ll play games and have fun things prepared so don’t miss it!

    Around 7.30pm we’ll start heading to the cinema. The movie screening will happen at 8.30pm at Cinéma Les Alizés in Bron. For instruction on how to get to to the cinema click here!

    After the screening we will give away a board from our sponsor Secoa Longboards and one of the beautiful drawing from Lna Morandi. Check out her amazing art! Also, some drinks will be served to end the night the best way possible.

    In case you haven’t seen it, here’s OPEN’s trailer and a 15 min video with extracts of the full movie… we promise epicness!

    Open Official Trailer from Longboard Girls Crew on Vimeo.

    OPEN – lgc skates Israel – short video from Longboard Girls Crew on Vimeo.

    We’re crazy excited about the first French OPEN premiere and hope to see you all there. Massive thanks to our sponsors CDK Longskates & Secoa Longskates for their support. You’re awesome!

    Click here to join the Facebook event and all updates.

    Biggest thanks of all to the two people that made this all possible: Clémence Matagrin & Mstr Pan! You are making all this happen so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

    See you all there! Abientot!

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  • Swiss OPEN Premiere in Zurich June 18!

    YES! It’s time for the Swiss OPEN premiere!

    Skullcandy, 7Sky Life, Chixxs on Board & Longboard Girls Crew are happy to invite you to the Swiss screening of ‘OPEN –lgc skates Israel’ by Director Daniel Etura.

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    Also to celebrate the opening of Skullcandy’s very own pop-up gallery, we have invited local artist Iuna Tinta to showcase her art.

     

    INFO

    18.00 – 19.00

    Longboard Clinic & Girls Meet. OPEN rider & Longboard Girls Crew Director Valeria Kechichian and Tanja Angst from Chixxs on Board will be there hosting the Girls Meet.
    Bring your board and share some girl stoke!

    19.00 – 21.00

    Vernissage of Iuna Tinta and apero with DJ Phil (from Nnim)

    21:00 – 22:00

    Movie screening

    For more info and updates check the Facebook events HERE

    IMPORTANT!

    RSVP by June 12. Please send us an email to info@chixxsonboard.ch to confirm your assistance! :)

    SEE YOU THERE!

     

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    Für diesen tollen Anlass wollen wir DICH einladen zu einem einmaligen Longboard Clinic & Girls Meet hosted by Longboard Girls Crew und Chixxs on Board!

    Sichere Dir deinen Platz und genieße einen perfekten Abend mit einer knackigen Longboard Session mit Valeria Kechichian, der Vernissage von Iuna Tinta inklusive Apéro und der anschliessenden OPEN – LGC skates in Israel Movie Premiere!

    WATCH OUT – diese Plätze sind begrenzt also sichere Dir deinen JETZT und melde dich an unter info@chixxsonboard.ch!

    Wir freuen uns auf DICH – ROLL ON

     

    INFO

    18:00 – 19:00

    Longboard Clinic & Girls Meet hosted by Longboard Girls Crew und Chixxs on Board

    19:00 – 21:00

    Vernissage von Iuna Tinta mit einem Apéro in begleitung von DJ Phil (from Nnim)

    21:00 – 22:00

    Movie screening ‘OPEN – LGC skates Israel’ by Daniel Etura

     

    Für mehr Informationen und Updates, überprüfen Sie die Facebook-Event HIER

    Wir sehen uns dort!

     

     

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  • 8th Britannia Classic this weekend May 22-24 in Canada!

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    One of North America’s the most aggressive, technical, and challenging downhill skateboard races and freerides, The Britannia Classic, will be returning for its 8th year near Squamish, BC Canada. Set in a historic mining community just 40 minutes outside of Vancouver, the Britannia Classic features the world’s top International riders, $5000 cash podium and a welcoming atmosphere for riders, volunteers and fans of all ages. This multi-day event is presented by Subsonic Skateboards and is happening May 22-24, 2015. Skater and volunteer registration will open March 14th on www.britanniaclassic.com and will stay open until it’s full.

    The 1.5km (1 mile) track has 3 huge buttery hairpins, 1 double apexing sweeper, a finish that is too hectic to race for a total of 5 corners, over 1000ft of vertical and with gravity fed speeds of 55mph / 90kph. The Britannia Classic welcomes Open, Women, Jr 17U, Jr 13U, Masters 30+ and Luge categories.

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    Rachel Bagels leading Gabi Murray-Roberts

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    Marisa Nuñez

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    Victoria Waddington

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    Katie Neilson, style always.

    Check out last year’s event recap. SEE YOU THERE!

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  • Mt. Ruapehu Gravity Festival Event Report!

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    Maga and Elissa railing through the rocky right. Photo by Andrew Scribbler.

    Cozy in the middle of the north island of New Zealand is the wonderful Mt. Ruapehu; one of the destinations on this year’s IDF race schedule. Holding close to the beautiful scenery of the island and the enchantment of a fast and smooth open road, Mt. Ruapehu Gravity Festival enlightened the downhill scene as an event not to miss. And of course, the inner nerd in us all wanted and frothed at the opportunity to shred down one of the mountains of Mordor from the Lord of the Rings. With the freeride already being an annual event, the local scene was ready and buzzing; though this year would include Mt. Ruapehu’s first ever sanctioned race. With news of the IDF getting involved, the competitive fire in everyone ignited. Not only would everyone get to enjoy and skate the mountain with friends, but also get to rage down and compete for top dog of the volcano.

    Drawing close to the road on the venture down from Auckland, the mountain welcomed us with dense fog and freezing temperatures.

    Normal scenery at this event. Fog, cold, and rain.

    Early morning of the freeride day rolled in with similar weather conditions. For the first time in months, the mountain hailed some questionable conditions to host a skateboard race, but nonetheless, the event would go on!
    Everyone gathered for registration, gear in hand in the early morning cold and fog. Hiding from the weather inside the welcoming café, most racers crowded over hot cocoa, coffee, and breakfast to warm their souls. The organizers ushered in the event with a warm pep talk.

    Many brave souls approached the start line in anticipation of the first run. The freeride rolled through with many strong skaters battling the elements, taking runs and enjoying their time on the mountain. The local New Zealand ladies all proved their strength, as no adverse weather conditions would stop them from skating. Wellington local, Grace Wong, Auckland local, Lee Ling, and South Island visitor, Elissa Mah all spent the whole day taking as many runs as they could. The conditions only worsened as the day rolled on. The rain overcame the mountain with more ferocity to the point where runs ceased and the event stopped for the day. A few hours after the day’s activities, the sun finally showed up, livening up the weather. Many skaters took this as the opportunity to gather in some dry bonus runs before the sunset. Making sure to use this one chance, everyone took it easy, staying within their lane and enjoying the, now open road all the way to the bottom. Once the sun set, everyone dwindled back to their cabins and hotels to sleep.

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    Grace wong tucking through the fog. Photo by Antony Leggett.

    The next day rolled in with solace as the weather seemed even worse than the day prior. The temperature set in colder, the rain poured down harder, and the fog continued to embrace the mountain in a thick cloud. Being the first day of the race, and the day devoted to practice runs and time trials, skaters decided to adorn their leathers and embrace the mountain with ferocity. Everyone took all the runs they could during the inclement weather, hoping for the sun to eventually make an appearance. Rain roared into hail and the fog thickened, but the sun finally came out to let in a couple dry runs before the days end. Hope of a dry race day filled everyone until, late into the night, the rain and hail thundered down the hardest of the whole weekend.

    The morning of race day approached the mountain with no sign of sun. The weather roared down offering interesting conditions for the racing to come. A solid continuation of rain, fog, and cold echoed in the air reminding everyone of the previous days. Hustle and bustle was on everyone’s agenda to get things going before the weather could worsen.

    Open final run by Janne Lehtinen.

    The day started with a couple of practice runs to warm up. Open heats immediately followed and rolled through to lunch. The sun teased us through the clouds, only to finally make a guest appearance. Thanks to convincing words and all the skaters secret desires, the organizers decided a long lunch could be taken to allow the road to dry up before final racing. Juniors charged off the line in their final as the opens dwindled down to quarters and semis. The ladies raged down for a couple fun runs before the final race heat. Alongside the open semi’s, the ladies roared down for their final, offering gnarly racing to all the spectators. The open final soon followed with intensity, as the racing was super close. What a pleasure it was to race the road in the dry sunshine to finish off the event. And what a gnarly final to witness. The guys all railed each corner with intensity, crossing the finish line neck to neck.

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    The ladies raging off the start line

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    Rachel Bagels flying through a dry chicane at sunset

    OPENS
    1st- Connor Ferguson
    2nd- Byron Essert
    3rd- Tony Graves
    4th- James Kelly

    WOMENS
    1st- Rachel Bagels Bruskoff
    2nd- Elissa Mah
    3rd- Maga McWhinnie
    4th- Lee Ling
    5th- Grace Wong

    JUNIORS
    1st- Tyron Knight
    2nd- Jack Tumai
    3rd- Jayden Howarth

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    Open Podium

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    Women’s Podium

    Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a wonderfulexperience!

    Rachel ‘Bagels’ Bruskoff

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