Spanish rider Palaxa Golden join forces with our rider, filmmaker, photographer and contributor Noelia Otegui to shoot this rad video. Killing it ladies!
The One Dollar Item project is a non-profit initiative developed by The Digital Invaders Interactive School and supported by Patrick Switzer, Rayne Longboards, Orangatang Wheels, Triple 8 Helmets, Holsom Pucks and Edge Longboard store with a clear mission: help the young athletes of the rural community of Mesa de las Tablas to compete in the “Maryhill Festival of Speed 2015”.
With a meager population of 174, the community of Mesa de las Tablas has one of the best longboarding spots in Northern Mexico. The local crew of troublemakers Toro, Tito, Gerardo and Uriel have been practicing their Longboarding skills for a little more than 4 years. Ever since they met the city longboarders that wandered through their town.
Mesa de las Tablas is categorized has one of the best spots to practice longboarding in Mexico. This year is going to be the fifth time that the IDF -International Downhill Federation- celebrates their Mexico stage in the town.
Longboarding it’s a very new sport in Mexico but these boys are determined to go against the current, and ride the hills as fast as the wind.
Buy a longboarding item for the price of one dollar. You can buy a deck, a pair of trucks, a set of wheels, a pair of pucks or a full-face helmet for the price of one dollar. Donate $1 U.S. Dollar or more to become the “temporary owner” of the item. If someone else already owns it, you can “steal” it from him. A random dynamic will determine the item’s final (and real) owner. Our ambassador Patrick Switzer will announce when an item is no longer for sale and determine the winner with a random dynamic. It all depends on Patrick’s crazy imagination.
All the funds that we recollect will be used to take these kids to the Maryhill Festival of Speed 2015.
Since the beginning, the children of Mesa de las Tablas were destined to ride their longboards with the wind.
One Dollar Item es un proyecto sin fines de lucro, Iniciativa de Digital Invaders Escuela de Creatividad Interactiva y apoyada por Patrick Switzer, el cual tiene como objetivo llevar a competir al equipo de Venados Longboarding a Maryhill Festival of Speed 2015 en Washington, USA.
Venados longboarding es un equipo mexicano integrado por 4 jóvenes (Uriel, “Gera”, “Tito” y “Toro”) originarios de la comunidad rural de Mesa de las Tablas en el municipio de Arteaga, Coahuila. Con apenas 174 personas, la economía del pueblo se sustenta de la producción de manzanas en las épocas de primavera y otoño.
Categorizado como uno de los mejores lugares para practicar Downhill en México, Mesa de las Tablas se ha convertido, desde hace 5 años, en cede de una de las etapas del campeonato mundial de Downhill organizada por la IDF -International Donwhill Federation- en el mes de mayo.
Es así como estos jóvenes nacieron destinados para correr. La escasez de recursos jamás ha sido un impedimento para que estos chicos adictos a la adrenalina, comenzaran a practicar longboarding. Rápidamente se han ganado un puesto en la comunidad nacional de longboard, por su talento y dedicación.
Tras un par de años de esfuerzo y practica, han logrado posicionarse en prestigiados puestos de diferentes competencias en el interior de México (Guadalajara, Puebla, León y Veracruz).Durante el 16 y 26 de abril estaremos realizando la campaña del proyecto en nuestro sitio web www.onedollaritem.org
subastando artículos de “Longboarding” (Tablas, llantas, guantes, trucks y cascos) por el precio de 1 dólar, cortesia de nuestros patrocinadores.Recuerda que cada vez que donas un dólar, te conviertes en el actual dueño del articulo de longbaord. Nuestro embajador Patrick Switzer decidirá cuando cada articulo dejara de estar a la venta, y la persona que este como actual dueño en ese momento será el ganador.Todo el dinero recaudado será utilizado para financiar el viaje de los chicos a la competencia de Maryhill FOS 2015.GRACIAS POR VUESTRO APOYO!
Happy to introduce you to this fourteen year old LGC The Netherlands rider Nadya Doerga! She’s only been skating for a year and already kills it. Film & edit by rider Kim Ofnietdan. Enjoy!
The current IDF Downhill World Champion and all-around amazing soul Elena Corrigall takes over longboard media being beautifully featured in Skate Slate TV with a rad video & taking the cover of Concrete Wave Magazine.
Not only she pushes herself and the women in the sport getting competitive in Open categories but she’s also concerned on making a strong, positive impact in other peoples lives. That’s one of the many values we share and makes Elena an outstanding role model.
Elena also just got the cover of Concrete Wave Magazine’s new issue with some rad photos and an amazing interview done by Katie Neilson.
Elena, we absolutely love you. Keep rocking, pushing the limits and inspiring the world!
Our Co-Founder & Managing Director Valeria Kechichian was invited by Women in Board & Action Sports (WIB) to give a conference during the Annual WIB Luncheon during ISPO Munich, one of the biggest Action Sports Trade Shows in the world.
The theme of the Conference was “And Now?” referring to the crash in the Action Sports Industry and where we should head to. Please take some minutes to check this out:
Valeria talks about LGC, why and how she supports and promotes Women in Action Sports, the shift the Industry and society must do in order to achieve real happiness and providing healthy role models to society.
These are some of the best quotes of the speech:
“Greatness is on the way you do things, greatness is on how much love you put on things. By greatness I mean doing things that are bigger than us, things that will influence positively in other people. Greatness can go from fighting human trafficking to supporting any kind of charity to raising your children surrounded with love and teach them about actions and consequences and respect. THAT is greatness… Doing things that influence other people positively, being the best you can be so that that people can be the best they can be, inspire other people to be their best by you being the best you can be”
“Cause greatness comes to the thinkers and the changers, greatness comes to the people that are not afraid to fight, to fight hard and to work harder, even if that means fighting alone”
“Sometimes they will make you doubt in what you believe and the work you do, but as said if you’re really working for a greater good, things will work out. Just keep working hard”
“As women in the boardsport industry we have the responsibility to be that change we want to see”
“We have the responsibility to create real role models, not airbrushed models we see on magazines. Those people are not real and we all know how influential is if we find a role model.. the impact this have on us so let’s become the role models we want to see. We don’t have to be public figures just good moms, god co-workers we have to vibrate in love”
“To all the companies, support the female athletes. Choose the smart, choose the talented, and not the pretty”
“Cause if we depend on what mainstream role models are giving to us, we’re completely fucked and we know it”
“Let’s work on change cause I believe we can do this. We have so much potential inside us, all of us, so much potential. Be the change you want to see”
The main is message: BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE
Come on friends, let’s keep working for change!