The Adrenalina Skate Marathon is held once a year on Fiesta Island in San Diego, California. In 2014, 142 skaters from all around the globe came to compete in this major skate event. There’s a 3.5 hour limit for this 42km battle of fitness, endurance and skateboarding prowess. On this November 07th, a new
Since 2011, the Adrenalina Skate Marathon has been committed to raising awareness for Parkinson’s Research. A percentage of the skaters’ registration fees will be donated to the Summit for Stem Cell (S4SC). S4SC is a grass roots, volunteer-led fundraising organization supporting non-embryonic stem cell research, and operates under the nonprofit status of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (PASD).
Ionic Flux Team Rider Thomas C Slager (NL) came in 2nd in 2013. Last year, he came back determined to win, and after 1 hour and 33 minutes Thomas was the first skater to cross the finish line. As Thomas told us in a recent interview, he’s aiming for even better results in 2015.
In the women’s division, Lexi Hutchings (USA) has won for 3 years in a row and is the reigning queen of the marathon.
Check this vid of last year’s Adrenalina Skate Marathon to get a taste:
We’ve got the results from Fiesta Island! Thomas C Slager and Joe Mazzone were neck and neck during the entire race. Thomas crossed the finish line just milliseconds ahead of Joe: 01:37:03.74 versus 01:37:03.95.
Ionic Flux Team Rider Harrison Tucker came in 5thwith a time of 01:48:15.37. In the women’s division, Allyssa Monteiro from Chicago took the title from the reigning champion, San Diego’s Lexi Hutchings. For complete results, you can check the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon official results page.
It was an amazing day and an awesome race! Congrats to Ionic Flux Team Rider Thomas C Slager on keeping his crown! Check out Adrenalina Skate Marathon’s facebook event page for some sweet pics of the marathon.
At the beginning of this last round of the International Downhill Federation’s World Cup Tour, three riders were battling for the Men’s Championship: Thiago Gomes Lessa (BRA), Carlos Paixão (BRA), and Dillon Stephens (CAN). The World Cup Tour starts every February and ends in November, and has 8 World Cup rounds and 13 World Qualifying Series rounds.
According to the 2015 IDF rankings, 1008 athletes from 51 countries competed in the World Cup. Brazil was the last stop with the Mega Grand Prix taking place from October 30th to November 1st. The Mega Space is a 1.2km track, has 5 turns, and the riders can achieve around 70km/h going downhill. It received over 200 athletes from all around the world competing in all categories (Open Men and Women, Master, Junior, Classic and Street Luge).
During the first two days, the riders were competing in open qualification runs. Dillon Stephens set an early lead, closely followed by Carlos Paixão who was trying to improve his time. Thiago Gomes Lessa qualified in third, leaving the World Cup decision for the final day.
Photo by Thiago Maciel
Photo by Luciano Lima Jr. Photography
On Nov 1st, Ionic Flux rider Carlos Paixão (aka Guto Negão) pushed out in front for an unprecedented win by a Brazilian rider since the IDF’s creation. Dillon pushed out 4th and made two passes, but ultimately came in 2nd place. Douglas Silva was 3rd and Thiago Gomes Lessa ended up in 4th.
Photo by Longobarding Republic
For the Women’s category, the end result was no surprise: Ionic Flux rider Emily Pross was the 2015 IDF Champion.
header photo by Stephanie Abreu
The Verdicchio Race 2015 took place on August 8th as part of the International Downhill Federation’s World Qualifying Series. Over 140 riders from all around the world participated in this event, which had Open Men and Women, Junior, Street Luge and Classic Luge categories.
Hosted in Poggiocupro (a province of Ancona, Italy), the Verdicchio Race has a very technical track with a succession of hairpin turns, fast corners and straight sections where the riders can reach an awesome 75km/h.
Ionic Flux Team Rider Carlos Paixão (Brazil) won the Open Men’s category in a dramatic finish. Brazilian Max Ballesteros was in the lead right until the last corner, where he bailed on the last turn. Carlos Paixão was following close behind and seized the moment to finish the race in first position.
Quern Ilmer (2nd) and Max Ballesteros (3rd) completed the podium.
Carlos Paixão is now 7th overall in the World Cup with 3903 points.
Check the dope official video from Verdicchio:
header photo by Mirko Paoloni
The end of summer coincides with the Crash Boat Downhill 2015. It will be held on August 30th on Route 458 near the famous Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Why’s it famous? Because Crash Boat Beach is situated in a former military port used to rescue downed crews from Ramey Air Force Base. It still retains some of the original pier infrastructure, which has become a popular spot for fishing and jumping into the crystal clear waters. Sounds like a pretty sweet place to visit, no?
The Crash Boat Downhill is an official National Downhill Federation (NDF) event with a $2,000 prize. The categories are Men, Master, Women, Boys, Junior, Sliding and the Open Downhill main event.The track along Route 458 is a slope with various curves, including a U curve that can get riders going over 80 km/h. We’re stoked that Ionic Flux Team rider Hector “Chino” Reyes will be competing again this year!
Here are the winners for each category:
– Open Downhill: Anthony Chaparro
– Men: Anthony Chaparro
– Master: José Pérez
– Women: Keyla Denisse
– Junior: Byron Cruz
– Boys: Edward Rivera
– Sliding: Tomas Lugo
Ionic Flux Team Rider Hector “Chino” Reyes was there on the podium in 6th place in the Junior category. Congrats, bro!
You can check photos of the event in the National Downhill Federation facebook page.
Czech Republic received in Jul 21-25 riders from all around the world for one of the most outstanding races of the World Cup: Kozakov Challenge 2015. The 3km track goes partly through forest and partly through fields with downhill speed that can reach 105km/h!
Check out some dope photos from the riders:
With another win at the Kozakov Challenge (Jul 21-25), Emily Pross is now the overall leader in the World Cup with 5261 points.
A little bit more? Check this 3heads brand new video with the highlights of this awesome round:
Next stop is the WQS ACME Downhill in Port Jervis, NY, USA on Sep 4-6.
On July 9th-12th, skateboarders were in Norway for another round of the World Cup Tour: TMI Lilyhammer. It is a beautiful place next to Norway’s largest lake (Mjøsa) and is the city that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics. With a 1.7km track, Lilyhammer’s hills offers speed, technical hairpins, and sweeping turns.
Emily Pross was the winner and shared some photos with us:
Cassandra Duchesne (2nd) and Linn Andersson (3rd) completed the podium.
Also, check this Ladies of Lilyhammer video:
From June 24th-28th, the historic Maryhill Loops Road received more than 250 of the fastest downhill skateboarders from all around the world during the 9th Annual 2015 Maryhill Festival of Speed.
The winner (and Ionic Flux Team rider) Emily Pross shared some pics from the event:
Victoria Waddington (in 2nd) and Marie Bougourd (in 3rd) completed the podium. Emily is second overall in the World Cup Tour with 4261 points. Congrats!
Want some more? Check this video that Emily made during the 2nd practice day with Victoria and Marie:
We spent 4 days at the Guajataca Downhill in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. It was an amazing event with hundreds of riders, great parties, killer food, wicked slide jam and a ton of stoked islanders. Normally February in Estonia really sucks – so once we flew in to paradise in the Carribbean – it was totally worth it.
The event Organizer, Hector Valle (aka birdman) hosted us by hooking us up with a killer location by the sea. Our homies from Third Kind Beyond and Hi5ber were there to share in the fun.
This was our very first International Longboard Race we got to partake in as a sponsor. I have never seen so many janked up bearings in my life – but some of the kids out here were super stoked they didn’t have to buy a new set after hitting us up.
This trip we met some really great skaters, and made some new friends and got some of our very first riders.
To name a few of the wicked riders, they include Emily Pross (who won women’s division), Hector Chino and his Bro Gabriel Reyes. They were super supportive and really stoked to chill with us and show us around. Of course, legendary Kevin Reimer was there and he won men’s and open divisions. Our homeboy, Brandon Yarbrough dominated the Pool Session and everybody had a rockin’ good time.
The parties were dope, and the vibe was legit.
So, instead of boring you with my banter, check out some of these vids from the event.
Vid by Third Kind Beyond:
Vid by Raw Thane Media: