New board review by BTFL Longboards! This time the dancers and freestylers Debby & Goldy.
BTFL is a brand of boards designed in Germany by some of the best female riders in Europe, shape & graphic, having women’s needs in minds. Check them out!
Yesterday July 26th the Vans Park Series took place in Huntington Beach, California. The inaugural Vans Park Series establishes the premier global points ranking system for Men’s and Women’s in the park category, so the top 10 qualifiers from yesterday out of the 33 riders invited from all over the world are going to Malmo, Sweden for the World Championship.
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
So Longboard Girls in music videos is a thing. First LGC UK Ambassador Lyndsay McLaren staring in a Boyce Avenue video, some weeks ago Amanda Powell, Amanda Caloia & Carmen Shafer staring in the RHCP video and now LGC Brazilian Ambassador & flow queen Ana Maria Suzano stars in Beaty Heart’s clip “Raw Gold”.
Four amazing ladies -Alicia Fillback, Marissa Olivia, Bryanne Harris and Carmen Shafer- took a road trip through Oregon and Washington state and got some clips for our delight. Carmen ‘Sutra’ Shafer has been putting some time on editing videos this year and we’re pretty stoked about it. Enjoy!