Yuna Kang is one of those girls that inspire us. Her rad style, fearless attitude and trick dominance simple leave us in awe. Her Instagram feed is full with daily clips of new tricks (and fun new tricks attempts!) and we love seeing the evolution she had had this past year. Yuna is not only a rad freestyler, she’s also into freeride and downhill.
She just released her latest video ‘100 Tricks Challenge by Yuna Kang’. Inspired by Jeff Ellis’s 100 Tricks Challenge she decided to make her own and voilá! Get ready to be mind-blown. Also, trick-naming on point.. so thanks for the tuition! Check it out:
Video edit by Spin Skate
We talked with Yuna for a bit about her longboard path, what she loves and what gives her the chills.
LGC: When did you started skating and why?
YK: I started skating in December 2012. There was a man in my college who learned how to ride a longboard in USA. He wrote an introduction about longboarding in the college’s web . It seemed to be very fun, so I asked him to teach me how to ride a longboard.
LGC: What is it that you like the most about skating?
YK: Until recently, my favorite part of skating was learning a new trick. Now I want to make a good and smooth dancing/trick line with several skills. But it is REALLY hard!!!
LGC: What’s your biggest challenge while you skate?
YK: I am a very coward person haha. So I’m scared to ride fast :( The speed is my biggest challenge in my whole longboard life!
LGC: The Korean scene is really popular right now. How do you see the scene?
YK: Longboard dancing is soooo popular in Korea now. The whole Korean scene became bigger with dancing and freestyle but also the downhill/freeriding scene is getting bigger. I’m very happy because longboarding is a famous sports now but also I’m worried about the longboard-caused accidents due to the lack of safety gear or un-knowledge of certain sport rules.
Thank you Yuna! You’re amazing. Keep ripping, you inspire us all <3
Meet LGC USA rider Calleigh! We just run into her story and are committed to help her achieve her goal.
Calleigh was born a man and in the past two years has transitioned to her true self as a woman. Her path has been extremely hard as she explains in the video bellow and skateboarding has been a key element to survive the whole process. Now, she has set herself the goal of crossing America on her skateboard… As she says “it’s an investment in procuring the future I’ve been aiming for”.
Watch the video to understand where she’s coming from and how hard it has been -and still is- for transgender people to build a balanced, fulfilled life and how skateboarding is helping in the process.
Calleigh, we’re so much with you!
Please check out her GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN and support if you can. Sharing her story helps as well!
We’re beyond stoked on this one. Seeing your friends and shred sisters star in the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers video is next level stoke. Watch Amanda Powell, Amanda (Panda) Caloia & Carmen Sutra rip under Olivia Wilde’s Direction. Yes, that Olivia Wilde.
Is everybody as stoked as we are on where is female longboarding and the exposure we’re getting? More to come. Keep supporting your girl gang!
BTFL Longboards just launched the video review of their drop-through decks! Introducing Bella, Stella, Naomi & Luna. The amazing Deborah Keser -2016 Dancing & Freestyle Women World Champion- who is also one of the designers is doing the preview and showing off her moves.
You can check out all their beautiful line and get one (or many) of these beauties HERE!
The lady behind Longboard Girls Crew Valeria Kechichian was the first longboarder to ever give a TEDx Talk last year during Madrid’s TEDx event organised by IE. The subject was Shaking up the Order and her Talk ‘We Ride The Shift‘ on society, women and why we do what we do here through LGC received amazing feedback from all around the world. This year she was invited by the organisation team to do an interview to use as a promotional video for this year’s TEDx event themed Why Not? We think it feats perfectly with our values.
Check Valeria out explaining what the concept Why Not? means to her and how she believes fear holds us back from achieving our true potential, how society works following rules that someone else created for us and what we achieve when we break free from them.