• Introducing ‘Girls Gone Fast': SheTour 2015

    GirlsGoneFast is a new media outlet for female athletes founded and operated by a group of female skaters, longboarders, and snowboarders spread across the United States. They are looking forward to providing a mix of media for your entertainment and inspiration.
    Their community debuts with the #shetour2k15. Ten girls get in the van for a California skate adventure up the west coast from Southern California through San Francisco to Portland and on to Maryhill. They are supported by one brave skater-homie to do the majority of the filming and photography and post production will be done by the riders and/or sponsoring companies.
    As largely unsponsored athletes, the girls are depending on the success of their GoFundMe campaign to bring this event to life. Meeting regularly in cyberspace, the sheriders have done a remarkable job putting together this event in a short amount of time.

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    Maryhill She Ride Sketch Carly Bizama

    Originally slated as a road trip to the Maryhill She-Ride, the girls are amped to receive and provide the inspiration that comes from a band of ladies getting together to do things ladies don’t normally do, like skateboard down mountain roads. The She-Ride usually runs at a deficit as the past 3 years have not yet produced enough female downhillers to turn a profit, but Deano of the Maryhill Ratz appreciates the lady stoke the non-competitive event creates among the female skaters and has gone a long way to provide this fun-filled and stress-less weekend for women.

    Due to some forces of mother-nature, the Maryhill Ratz’ She-Ride weekend (August 15-16) has been opened up to boys and groms and geezers of all shapes and sizes as a fundraiser for the Wolfe Family. The Wolfe Family lives on-property and are longtime supporters of all the Maryhill events. Their home was recently destroyed by two fires. Come join us for miles and miles of sweet curves at the infamous Maryhill August 15 & 16, 2015.

    The She-Riders are happy to support the family that has supported downhill skateboarding in their backyard as much as the next bloke, but we are still giving it our all to encourage female skaters to join us this year and next.

    Plans are in the works for a full-blown, ladies-only Maryhill She-Ride in 2016, so stay in touch with GirlsGoneFast for a year full of adventures including a road trip to this year’s freeride, skating and snowboarding on their home turfs.

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    The riders!

    GirlsGoneFast welcomes feedback, submissions, and collaborations.

    If you are interested in contributing media, supporting with advertisements or cross promotions, or have a tip, question, or comment about female skating you can reach out to them at girlsgonefast@gmail.com.

    Give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or www.GirlsGoneFast.com and shoot them an email if you would like to join them on Friday the 14th in Portland for some She-Rider Shreddy Fun.

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  • Why blowing up your knee skateboarding is not the worst thing that can happen to you

    I’ve been laying in a German hospital bed in a city -that wasn’t in my skate trip schedule- for three days now. That’s the thing about skateboarding… It takes you to the most random places, hospitals included.

    I came to Germany to meet my friends and go to the first IDF European race of the 2014 season in Almabtrieb. You can check the full event report here, it was awesome.

    After the race was done and party was had my trip mates and I headed to Stuttgart. I was travelling with part of my skate family: German downhill rider, LGC Austria ambassador & my twisted sister Glori Kpusch; SkateHouseMedia & Landyatchz’s guru Pat Schep (he also happens to be one the of the best people in the scene) and All-American downhill rider, selfie lover and owner of the best wardrobe in downhill skateboarding Billy Bones.

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    Pat, Glori, Billy & me. As dysfunctional as possible.

    Billy’s flight was departing from Stuttgart so hanging out the last day over there made sense. We hit the skatepark and I eat shit on my first line. Six hours later an ambulance was picking me up while my friends were trying to find a way to soothe my pain groans.

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    Hi everyone

    This was a special night for many reasons. Mostly cause it was our last night all together. The trip has been super fun and we all live in different countries. Despite being regular travelers we don’t know when we will hang out again.

    So at that moment, when something like this happens and you realize all your short or medium term plans are crashed as well you can’t help but panic and think WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK FUCK THIS FUCKING SHIT WHAT THE FUCK ARGHHHH.

    I got hospitalized in Stuttgart and got my MRI done. The doctors’ opinion would change every day and happily the diagnose got better for me and my knee. Surgery was no longer inevitable and despite the size and color of my knee I left the hospital thinking I would be back on board soonish than later.

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    Hello, beauty.

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    During those days in the hospital I had to make the unavoidable call to my mom telling her “sit down, don’t panic for what I’m gonna say but I’ve been hospitalized in Germany for three days now” I was talking to her and I felt her concern and yes, a little anger. She couldn’t understand why I keep putting myself in these situations, she can’t understand why I couldn’t wait to recover to jump back on my board… she was so upset until I said “Mom, not being able to do this is what would kill me, living life in a couch watching TV would kill me faster than this”. And so she understood.

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    Pat & Glori stayed with me for some days to take care of me and take me out to photosynthesis.

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    They took me to the cemetery

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    and that made me really happy

    We are skateboarders. Despite our skills, we are skateboarders. We dream on being on a board as much as we can. We have something in our lives that fill so many gaps and provide us with so much joy that most of the times I wonder how other people live without something like this on theirs.

    If five days in the hospital, nine months of rehab and some serious pain is the prize I have to pay for living life the way I do, for having the ridiculous moments of joy skateboarding and longboarding provide me, for meeting all the beautiful souls around the world I am lucky enough to run into and be able to reach people I would have never dreamed of, then I’ll pay double. I’ll pay whatever it takes. It’s all worth it.

    One year later, I’m as recovered as I could be despite the permanent damage in my knee. I slowly started longboarding a couple of months after the accident and it took me 9 months to start skateboarding again. That first drop in was glorious. And scary. And awesome. I thought I’ve lost it but to be honest, it felt like I’ve never left.

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    First day skateboarding after the accident and 9 months rehab

    Whatever you do in life, make sure it’s something you like cause in the end that’s what keeps us going. Skate safe & stay positive, it makes all the difference.

    For Glori, Pat, Billy, Tina, Fee, Weizi, Juan Luis, Carol, Elena, Ben, Alon & Fede. This wouldn’t be a happy story if it wasn’t for them.

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    Glori & Pat were there when most needed. Thank you kids <3

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  • LGC Colombia’s Lili Hurtado – Heelside time

    Longboard Girls Crew Colombia rider Lili Hurtado just dropped a nice edit with some heelside action. Check it out!

    Lili Hurtado Heelside Time from Lili Hurtado on Vimeo.

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    Cesar Ramirez photo

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  • Introducing LGC Korea’s – Yuna Kang

    We’re stoked to introduce to you one of the raddest members of LGC South Korean‘s crew: Yuna Kang! This girls is a ripper and not only kills it with her freestyle moves but also rips as a freerider. Check her first video out:

    Very excited to see the progress of this lady shredder!

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  • Australia’s OPEN premiere July 31st!

    We are stoked to announce Australia’s Theatre Premiere of OPEN, a Film by Daniel Etura, is happening July 31st at Rivoli Cinemas, Melbourne!

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    ‘OPEN is the name and concept of the new Longboard Girls Crew (LGC) film directed by Daniel Etura. The movie features a diverse group of female longboarders hailing from 11 different countries who get together in one of the most talked about places on Earth: Israel.’

    Open Official Trailer from Longboard Girls Crew on Vimeo.

    OPEN – lgc skates Israel – short video from Longboard Girls Crew on Vimeo.

    Thanks to our sponsors there will be a raffle on the night with lots of gear to give away!

    When: Friday 31st July, Doors 8pm
    Where: Rivoli Cinemas, Melbourne
    Tickets: Free entry – Limited seats available
    Check the Facebook event HERE!
    If you would like to secure your seat, email openpremiereseating@gmail.com with your full name.
    Please only reserve a seat if you are available and attending the premiere.
    If you have a reserved seat and are no longer able to attend the premiere, please inform us of the change via email – we don’t want anyone to miss out!

    Our LGC Australia Ambassador and OPEN rider Jenna Russo will be there hosting the event.

    Thanks to the sponsors that helped make this premiere happen: Vault Skate, Incus Skate Trucks, Twelve Board Store, XS Helmets, Sunset Skate Sessions, (…more tab).

    SEE YOU THERE!

     

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