Sara Mamone is my Heroin.
Sara is a wonderful woman, brave, perseverant, humble, with a big smile and an unbelievable thirst to ride. Sara has serious knee issues and can’t skate on her feet or use a regular luge board. So her friend Carlo Righetti came up with the Bastardboard, a special kind of board that Sarah can actually ride and pursue her passion with.
Last August she was able to enjoy BIGMOUNTAINSKATE’s Belajoyride in Austria. Her friend Alexander Frischauf did a follow-up and Guido Cipolla and myself edited this little video for her.
I think Sara illustrates very well what Downhill Skateboarding is all about: let go our fears and shame, go down a mountain and feel the speed in our veins. We call this freedom… and Sara can now feel it too.
Thanks for the inspiration, Sara!
“Quit Your Day Job” is the first all-female skate film in the US in over a decade created by Erik Sandoval and Monique O’Toole. The film will showcase the most progressive street skating from the top female skateboarders in the world and also introduce up and coming skaters that are paving the way for the future generation of skateboarding.
Legends like Vanessa Torres, Lacey Baker and Samarria Brevard are staring the film as well as the next generation of up and comers including Candy Jacobs, Nika Washington, Mariah Duran, Annie Guglia, and Savannah Headden.
The official trailer is out and we couldn’t be more stoked! Check it out
We all know that our LGC Russian Ambassador Kate Voynova is a beast. What we didn’t know is that her boyfriend Timur shreds too. Check out their new video together sharing stoke, tricks & yes, some love. Couples of longboarding!
Kate has the sickest, cleanest style. We love you Kate! Thanks for being such a great role model.
LGC Korean rider Byeol Cho Long Kim a.k.a´Zzirong´ dropped her latest video edited by herself (Nice one Zzirong!) showing one more time how much the girls from Korea are evolving in their dancing & freestyle moves. Stay tuned on what’s coming!
Follow Zzirong on Instagram for all her updates.
As you know we’ve teamed-up with Spike TV to shoot an ad for Fairfield Inn in San Diego. Amanda Powell and Amanda “Panda” Caloia were the chosen ones to represent Longboard Girls Crew values, message & of course, radness!
We couldn’t be happier not only with the result but with the fact that more and more brands are choosing to portray real athletes shredding, women doing amazing, rad and exciting things. Most of the images of women in media don’t focus on our skills and the popular current female role models mostly focus on looks. So the fact that all these brands are choosing to portray women in our actual true potential is more important than what you may think. The more we portray women athletes doing extremely cool stuff, pushing their limits and challenging the stereotypes that we’re normally shown, the sooner society will be healed and we can all grow in gender-labed free cultures.