• Valeria Kechichian on French TV Channel Be In Sports!

    Our Director Valeria Kechichian was invited to the the show L’EXPRESSO in Be In Sports Channel in Paris to talk about longboarding, LGC and the worldwide female movement. Scroll to minute 21.20 to see our part.

    Spreading the word everywhere!

    Ps. We’re very sorry that poor rooster was put on a skateboard. We’re absolutely AGAINST using animals for any kind of human entertaining.

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  • South American Shredders: Meet Manu Bayugar from Argentina

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    Manu Bayugar is one of the fastest and most technical argentinian riders I know. This time we had a nice conversation, a little more serious than the ones that we usually have…Meet this awesome girl, that is not only a rad rider but also a beautiful person.

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    Shot by Pablo Gagliardi

    Hey Manuuu!! Please tell us your full name, age and location!
    Hellooooo!! My name is Manuela Bayugar, I’m 15 years old and I’m currently living in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

    How long have you been skating?
    Hmmm… around 3 years and a half, maybe 4 years, actually I don’t remember.

    Which are your current sponsors?
    I’m sponsored by Factory Lab, an Argentinian brand that makes great boards, wheels and trucks, they have been supporting since the beginning. I also ride for Glock Shoes, they provide me with the best shoes; Up Rad dresses me and JeiB gloves, super comfy ones.

    How did you get into longboarding?
    I started because an ex boyfriend, which now I can say is a good friend of mine, gave me my first longboard, it was a homemade board that he made and at the beginning I hated it, with time I started to push and find that good feeling of getting used to the board.

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    Shot by Pablo Gagliardi

    Have you skated before or anything related with boards?
    No, I always liked it but only from the outside. I’m just starting to skate ramps.

    Which style do you prefer?
    I think downhill skateboarding is what motivates me the most, but I also like freeride a lot! I’m trying to put more speed into my slides.

    So… in which one do you think you are better at?
    Both downhill and freeride, I’m trying to put everything into it, I think those styles are the ones I’m better at.

    And freestyle? huh? huh?
    I’m terrible at freestyle, the only thing I can do is Shove’its and their variations. I need a cool teacher like you so I can learn some freestyle!

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    Shot by Magno D’Erico

    Do you prefer to skate with girls or boys?
    I like it better with guys because they motivate me a lot and they always push me to the edge. Even though I try to skate with girls as much as possible, but we don’t get together very often because the distances between us.

    What would you say are the differences between both?
    The craziness of guys can’t be compared to us because I think we are bit more calm hahaha, let’s say they are crazy and when they get together it just boost that up.

    Did you meet many girls from other countries?
    Yes, I met a couple of girls from Brazil, Chile and I met Katie Neilson who is my idol. I also met some girls from Uruguay who were very cool and nice and they just made me laugh so hard.

    How were they?
    They are really good at skating, each one has a different style and I love that. We had the best vibes together.

    Which girls from other countries would you like to skate with?
    I’d love to go downhill with Katie. Also I’d like to skate with Alicia Fillback, I still can’t believe how good she is, I’d try to follow her in freeride, though she would have to wait for me hahaha.

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    Shot by La Chicana Store Board Shop

    And what about the north girls, how do you see them?
    They are great, someone to follow. I hope to skate with them some day.

    How was the meeting last year? What did you think about it?
    It was so good, I never thought there would be so many girls, I was surprised to see so many girls there, they all were super happy and excited. I had so much fun, I had never skated with so many girls at the same time.

    What would you say about a new one this year? Hahaha
    Yeeeess, I hope it can be done again. I’m sure the number of girls would be the double or more in comparison with last year. Now you can see more and more girls pushing around the coast.

    This is an open space, you can use it at your will. You can draw something in paint and I’ll upload it… or say hi to your family and stuff. ♥
    First I want to thank you because you are the best ♥ for giving me this space.
    My mom who supports me with the things I do and worries whenever she sees me with something new ♥. To Factory Lab, Glock, Up rad, Jeib because thanks to their support I can travel to race in different places.
    I want to say hi to all the girls who are being rad, especially to Vicky Simian who always makes me laugh so hard, continue giving everything you have!

     

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    Manu Bayugar es una de las riders argentinas más técnicas y rápidas que conozco. Esta vez tuvimos una linda charla, un poco más seria que las que tenemos normalmente. Conozcan a esta chica increíble, que no solo es una rider radical sino también una persona hermosa.

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    Shot by Fede Frangioni

    Hola Manuuuu!! Decinos tu nombre completo, edad y de dónde sos!
    Holaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Mi nombre es Manuela Bayugar, tengo 25 años y actualmente estoy viviendo en Mar del Plata, Argentina.

    Hace cuánto que estás patinando ya?
    Y… hace como 3 años y medio, 4 años, la verdad no me acuerdo.

    Qué sponsors tenés ahora?
    Ahora estoy corriendo para Factory Lab, una marca de Argentina que hace altas tablas, ruedas y trucks, que me apoyaron desde el principio. También para Glock shoes, que me brindan las mejores zapas, Up rad, que me viste, y para JeiB gloves, guantes super comodos.

    Como diste con el longboarding?
    Empecé porque un ex novio, con el que hoy puedo decir que somos buenos amigos, me regaló mi primer tabla de long, era una tabla casera que la hizo él y al principio la odié, con el tiempo empecé a patear y a agarrarle el gustito de andar arriba de la tabla.

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    Shot by Estefi Arlettaz Photos

    Anduviste en skate antes o algo?
    No, siempre me gusto pero lo veía desde afuera, recién ahora estoy empezando a andar un poco en skate, en las rampas.

    Qué modalidades preferís?
    Creo que el downhill es lo que más me motiva, pero también me gusta mucho el freeride ahora estoy tratando de meterle mas velocidad a los derrapes.

    En cuál crees que sos mejor?
    Tanto en el downhill como en freeride estoy tratando de meterle con todo, creo que son en las disciplinas que más me destaco.

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    Shot by Estefi Arlettaz Photos

    Y freestyle? EH? EH?
    Soy malísima en freestyle, lo único que puedo hacer es el Shove’ it y sus variaciones. Necesito una profe copada como vos para aprender a hacer algo de freestyle.

    Prefieres patinar con chicas o con chicos?
    Me gusta más patinar con los chicos, porque me motivan muchísimo y siempre me llevan al límite, aunque siempre que puedo patino con chicas, pero no muy seguido nos juntamos por las distancias en las que estamos.

    Qué diferencias dirías que hay entre ambos?
    La limadura que tienen los chicos creo que es incomparable con nosotras que a mi parecer somo un poco más tranquilas jajaja, digamos que ellos están locos y cuando se juntan se potencian totalmente.

    Conociste muchas chicas de otros países?
    Si conocí a un par de chicas de Brasil, Chile y a Katie Neilson que es mi ídola. También conocí a unas uruguayas re personajes copadas que me hicieron morir de la risa.

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    Shot by Bruno Theback

    Cómo las viste?
    Patinan muy bien, cada una tiene su estilo diferente y eso me encanta. Y siempre entre todas hubo la mejor onda.

    Con qué chicas de otros países te gustaría patinar?
    Con Katie me encantaría poder hacer downhill, y con Alicia Fillback, todavia no puedo creer como patina esa chica, tratar de seguirle el paso haciendo freeride, aunque ella me tendría que esperar jajaja.

    Y en cuanto a las chicas del norte, cómo las ves?
    Alto nivel tienen, son unas ídolas, espero algún día poder patinar con ellas.

    Qué onda el Meeting del año pasado? Qué te pareció?
    Estuvo muy bueno, nunca pensé que iba a haber tantas chicas, me sorprendió la cantidad de chicas, estaban todas re contentas y super emocionadas. Me divertí muchísimo, nunca había patinado con tantas chicas juntas.

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    Shot by Adrián Páez

    Qué dirías de otro este año? Jajaja
    Siiiiii, ojalá se repita. Seguro la cantidad de chicas es el doble o más que el año pasado, acá cada vez se ven mas chicas pateando por la costa.

    Bueno este es un espacio libre para lo que tu quieras. Podés dibujar algo en paint y yo lo pongo…o saluda a tu familia y eso. ♥
    Primero te quiero agradecerte a vos que sos la mas grosa <3 por este espacio.
    A mi mama que me apoya en lo que hago y se preocupa cada vez que me ve con alguna nueva frutilla <3. A factory lab, Glock, Up rad, JeiB que gracias a ellos puedo viajar a competir a distintos lugares.
    Quiero mandarle un saludo a todas las chicas que la están rompiendo, sobre todo a Viky simian que me hace morir de risa, que le sigan metiendo con todo.

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  • Skateistan: The Impact on Afghan Girls

    Not only we’ve featured Skateistan plenty of times and support them as much as we can but we’ve also hosted the Spanish screenings of their movie Skateistan, Four wheels and a board in Kabul in Madrid & Barcelona. Skateistan is such an amazing project and it has been changing the lives of Afghan people since 2009.

    Ride Channel just released a new video portraying the impact of Skateistan on Afghan girls. This is beautiful:

    Thanks to Skateistan, skateboarding is now the largest sport for females in the country. Seriously, how amazing is that? Talking about impossibles… Go and make it count!

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  • Board of Media – Raising awareness of the inequality in Action Sports

    Board of Media is an amazing documentary project and not-for-profit campaign raising awareness of the inequality in action sports.

    Emma, Alex, Connor & Jed make up team Board of Media, based in London where the action sports scene is booming and especially the female skate scene. Emma noticed a lack of media coverage, especially of females riding. Cue ‘Board of media’ the campaign and documentary.

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    Just as we do on Longboard Girls Crew, they know their message needs to transcend the boundaries of the sports industry, raising awareness of the inequality in action sports advertising, film, photography and prize money. Our utopia is to see more female action sports athletes in the Mainstream media. We are asking you to unite with us and make what has given us all so much joy and worth be the trajectory for social growth and social change.

    They just launched an Indiegogo Campaign to make this documentary a reality. Please support, contribute if you can and share the news.

    From Longboard Girls Crew, we love what you’re doing! Let’s keep working together on achieving real gender equality for Women in Action Sports and society in general.

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  • LGC Peru rider Giorginna Ivanov latest video!

    Our friend and Longboard Girls Crew Perú ambassador Giorginna Ivanov released a video a while ago, check it out!

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    Shot by Joao Da Silva

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