La embajadora de LGC Venezuela Oly Joplin contando que hacen y de que se trata el movimiento de Longboard Girls Crew. Grande Oly, Carmen Viera y toda la crew de Venezuela. Gracias por todo vuestro trabajo!
“sabemos que tenemos un talento enorme en Venezuela y debe ser explotado”
“El principal propósito de esto es generar un impacto en la sociedad que cambie la opinión de que el deporte no es solo para hombres sino también que las mujeres lo podemos hacer, la igualdad de género en general, que no somos el sexo débil y que podemos ir a la par o mejor que los chicos”
Estas son algunos de los talentos de Venezuela. Vamos chicas!!
What it feels like for a girl and how we’re usually put down by it. And even though this is a fashion ad I think we can all relate to what this girls are saying. Take a look:
“I think more girls probably don’t skate cause they think they’re not really allowed to, or they won’t be good at it or other people will judge them”
“It’s nice to know that there are other females who enjoy skateboarding as well, it feels empowered to have females with you who skate”
“When guys see me skating they are confused or really amazed”
“It’s really empowering to get on a skateboard and cruise around”
Happy to see some fashion brands are going a bit deeper and sending a wider message instead of using a board as an accessory. Let’s keep working!
With the recent earthquakes in Nepal, LGC Canadian Ambassador and current IDF World Champion Elena Corrigall joined team mates Nick Fenyo and Aaron John Ketner through their raddest adventure so far: pushing 500 kilometres through the Himalayas to support Oxfam in Nepal and its people.
In Elena’s words “After an 80 Kilometer ‘warm up’ push to a beautiful Monastery tucked away in the Himalaya, we have regained our breath and are heading out in the morning light to tackle our 500 Kilometer push to Manali. Pushing at these altitudes really takes it to the next level and I am quite certain I can honestly state that this will be the most taxing challenge I will have ever put my body through”
It was definitely not an easy journey but according to her it was an unforgettable one. We seriously can’t wait to hear all the stories but in the meantime, PLEASE contribute if you can with their Oxfam campaign HERE which is the reason while this adventure happened in the first place. Please share & contribute, only some hours left!
We’re stoked on this all and couldn’t be happier with Elena showing so much love and respect for human kind. This is what Longboard Girls Crew is all about… doing selfless things for others. Big ups for you Miss Corrigall, we love you.
We just discovered this movement called Boys’ Club. They just launched a video that left us speechless. This is their statement:
SKATEBORADING is commonly portrayed as a welcoming culture.
A movement that promote personal freedom and encourage creativity.
At the same time, we skaters have created a Boy’s Club, where sexism and homophobia is widely tolerated, sometimes even encouraged.
Our language, our ideals and our images all testify to that one same thing, we strive to preserve skateboarding as a masculine activity. Our rules and strategies result in an alienation of anything female or feminine. Often oppression is exercised against those who do not fit into our picture of a skateboarder.
We have the power to break this system, but amongst us “boys” there is virtually no discussion about what values we project.
We boys need to talk.
This video makes a powerful statement about sexism in skateboarding coming from a male point of view and we’re stoked on it. Many of the male skateboarding elite is featured in the video, almost as an accusation on their behavior towards women.
As we always say, sexism in skateboarding is a reflection of sexism in society. Let’s keep opening minds, educating and showing what skateboarding is really all about… that stoke that change our lives, gender-label free.
Below, some visual examples on how women rock on skateboards & longboards, in case anyone wondered… ;)
Thank you Maria Arndt for showing us this video!
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.
Check out last year’s event recap. SEE YOU THERE!