2019 downhill is really heating up in Brazil. Here’s some footy from Askavata 2019 Downhill Pro comp at TEUTÔNIA, Brazil and a recap.
* Gui Chiele w/ Footy by: Rodrigo Driemeyer
* Vinicius Castagna
Words by Mark Odyssey
Floripa, Brazil native and top Teutonia qualifier Bernardo Brambilla captured the 1st Place podium at Teutonia the weekend of 17 and 18 defeating Murilo Araujo in a closely contested final. While many racers outside of Brazil may consider Teutonia a beloved yet forgotten remnant from the IGSA days of a decade ago, the 2019 Teutonia version organized by Askavata Teutônia PRO 2019 hosted more than 4,000 spectators in the Brazilian countryside state of Rio Grande do Sol to see riders from Brazil, Argentina,, Peru, and Holland ‘unleash their demons’ at more than 120KM per hour.
Brambila was the number 1 qualifier at the IDF La Violenta race last year and won the juniors race at Teutonia in 2012 so he is no stranger to the sketchy pavement and fast narrow asphalt. Brambila credits Darrly Freeman and old time Coasties and former Teutonia champions Micho Erban and Kevin Reimer as major influences in his style and technique as he dominated the 70 MPH hill.
Ceschini Gerson, Brazilian Downhill Photographer took amazing photographs during the weekend and was gracious enough to share his beautiful photographic work and says “Countless smiles, hugs and brotherhood that only Teutonia is capable of. There were strong falls and the ambulance worked but everyone is fine. Prayer, goosebumps, and tears before deciding were seen in the athletes.”
Brambila lives in nearby Floripa and claims they have a nice downhill scene, ” Like 30 riders go skate all weekends and Ian Freire and Arthur Job are my homies. Brambilla adds that ” We have a lot of skateparks in Floripa, Colinas Hill for Downhill is always closed to traffic and 1 hour driving more than ten hills you can get over 100 kmh on”.
Brambila in his best English says when asked about Teutonia, “No words to describe how is race at this mountain. I know maybe have another hills faster than Teutonia but adrenaline and racing is not the same thing”. Brambila said that his semifinal 2 man heat was with two time IDF World Champion and fast rider Thiago Lessa. ” After I won I was motivated to run finals”.
Brambila plans to run all the Brazil races, and says that ” last year I won the national championship and this year I want to do it again and have a plan to run La Violenta but not concrete.” Bernardo’s sponsors include Rogers Bros., Love on Wheels,, Skape Bearings, Madz ( SKate Shop, and Face Skate Wheels. His winning Teutonia set up is Prototype Face Wheels, (74mm 78a), Dont Trip Trucks, 155 mm , 50 degree 30 degree, Fullbag TM 37, Skape Ceramic bearings and and Rodgers Brothers footstop.
A big shout out to Ceschini Gerson who helped with this article and said, “In particular, it was an honor to have been invited to photograph the Teutonic Event. There’s a lot to learn and thank you for the affection I have been receiving in the years that I follow this. Thank you from heart.”
Congratulations riders, spectators, volunteers, course workers, medical staff and Askavata Teutonia for the grand event organization. These are the new Titans of Teutonia!
1 Bernardo Brambila
2 Murilo Araujo
3 Thiago Lessa
4 Wiliam Rubin
5 Daniel Lara
6 Bruno Spengler
7 Tiago Mohr
8 Silon Garcia
9 Nico Waiman
10 Evandro Dorneles
Mountains from California to Ontario are still getting snow. Mammoth Mountain in California just had a foot of snow in late May, and says it will be open at least July 4th. We don’t know if it’s climate change, probably is, but even though it’s Bad for Skateboarding, it’s great for Snowskating!
Check out this video of our homies poaching some runs at Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest “mountain” resort who still hasn’t opened up their lifts to snowskaters. Hopefully soon all resorts will turn to the dark side like Lakeridge our original home. Scroll down for a list of mountains that DO allow snowskating.
Here is a list of where to snowskate in Ontario so far. (At least where you can get on the lifts;)
- Batawa (surface lifts)
- Boler (with a strap)
- Dagmar Ski Resort (with a strap)
- Mt Evergreen Ski Area Kamiskotia (with a strap)
- Mansfield Pembroke Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike Ski
Hope to see more folks on the hills next season be sure to pick up all your snowskate gear at Longboard Haven, who has been voted Toronto’s #1 skate shop 5 years in a row by Now Magazine.
Rider: Silly P
Filmer: Dab King
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This past March the Concrete Wave Magazine crew went out to Sutton Fyre Snowskate Festival. It was everything we wanted it to be, and nothing like we expected it to be. The Concrete Wave team and a bunch of Ontario legends went on a crazy adventure to the land of Bagels and Poutine! The three day Trip was filled with friends, food, some let downs, and fun times. #suttonfyrefestival
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Who invented the ollie?
Who ollied first? How did it happen? Watch along and find out, homies.
The ollie was invented in the late 1970s by Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, the ollie since has become the basis for many other more complicated tricks. The ollie air is a jumping technique that allows skaters to pop over obstacles.
Throwback to a classic Concrete Wave interview with Lance Mountain.
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Thanks to Nate Braks for submitting an awesome review of the Clear Zombie Hawgs wheels with some buttery slides from Boardworks Tech Shop team rider Ben Bartlett. Check it out:
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So.. You Can Longboard Dance? 2018 Worldcup Longboard Freestyle and Dance (flatland disciplines) 6th edition APRIL 21st and 22nd 2018 Klokgebouw Eindhoven The Netherlands competitions. Entry is free for spectators.
Bianca Kersten heads up Flow Provider and she is in charge of the event. We contacted her from her home in Spain.
For those who are new to the party, what is it about longboard dancing?
Longboard dancing is riding a longboard in your own style, with flow (speed, consistency, combos) and creativity (innovation is important in competitions). It includes dancing that is accompanied by a variety of technical tricks.
How did Flow Provider become part of this movement – and what was the impetus to start the SYCLD
Already since 2003 does Flow Provider organise projects within street culture and street sports. Mainly events and programs in school. We believe in making a circle: pro’s inspiring people to start who are taught bij <retired or not> pro’s who can make a living out of their passion this way. These new inspired people who are taught form the new generation of pro’s and so the story continues. I believe in taking care of the whole circle to maintain a healthy scene. I use to manage a building on the opposite side of the Klokgebouw. Jan, the owner told me that I should just ask whenever I wanted to do something. It was bad weather and we wanted to skate. And so we did.. and the whole world came. Things lined up.. I had the time and knowledge to make an event out of it (which was necessary because of the huge amounts of people that wanted to come), I have the love of longboarding and knew the people in the scene and the owner of the Klokgebouw supports us in an unbelievable way. So.. it became ‘So.. You (think you can <- the first edition this was added) Can Longboard Dance?’ as a joke because the event that was her big sister, in Zwolle NL, was called ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Nobody knew it would lead to this. And I think the secret of the succes and growth is that there is no ulteriar motive. As long as a bunch of people have fun skating and inspire others, SYCLD is a succes.
What are some of the goals of Flow Provider?
The goals of Flow Provider is inspire, connect, educate and spread the stoke. Get people to feel what we all know about. The feeling of motion on a board and the butterflies and joy that gives. What it means if you can live your passion. I guess that is also the strength of organising SYCLD. I love every moment I can spend on the beach and in the ocean, so I only want to spend time behind the computer doing what I love, my time is too precious to me. SYCLD is an event I love to organise because it’s all about positivity. Everyone wants the best for it and each other. Even the sponsoring brands don’t want to dominate each other. Everyone supports it and loves doing so because it’s nice! Teaching longboard is also so nice! I was teaching thousands of kids and the smiles are the best! So inspire and get those who are inspired to inspire others. The pebble in the water..
For SYCLD I would like to have one event on every continent or in every region. The winner wins a trip to Eindhoven to have a shot at the title of World Champion. I think everyone should have the chance to attend and that a plane ticket to Eindhoven should not be the reason that maybe the biggest hidden talent somewhere can’t come. I think Brenno’s story is so inspirational. Did a crowdfunding campaign to get money for a ticket from Brazil to Holland and luckily he made it because he became world champion that year! And this changed his life!
For those who’ve never attended a SYCLD, what should they expect?
A huge venue of 5000m2 where you can skate, watch and enjoy yourself! With the nicest people on the planet doing things on a board that seem impossible. Just enjoy, skate and relax. The event is both days (21st and 22nd of April) from 13.00-22.00 and on Saturday there is a party nearby. Many competitions and much space to skate with obstacles. Eindhoven is also an awesome city. Most innovations and new developments in design are coming from Eindhoven. For those who can’t make it there will be a live broadcast!
I’ve met a number of freestyle skaters from Brazil. These include Per Cangru and Ernani “Tai Tai” Craveiro.
But what I’ve never seen is a combination of freestyle AND tattoos!
You gotta take a peek at Nyjah’s new nike sb part, ” ‘Til Death “. Face. Melted.
Also full thread in the forum for this vid here:
I’ve known Dan MacFarlane for a number of years and frankly, he’s one of the most gifted skaters I’ve ever encountered.
Besides having an incredible style and creativity, Dan’s “gift” to skateboarding is his extra-ordinary ability to teach others how to skate. His instructional videos have been seen by hundreds of thousands of skaters and have had a tremendous impact.
Using video to teach skaters is a powerful way to engage people.
Behold, Dan’s latest masterpiece.
Source: CW from MyStyle
The Premiere starts today in Toronto ! Kebbek skateboards gave away hundred skateboards.This is a great documentary made in Havana. Don’t miss it. Watch the teaser is here:
In our March 2016 Buyer’s Guide we showcased a story about Kebbek Skateboards bringing 100 completes to Cuba. This was no easy feat and a new documentary about this extra-ordinary experience is premiering early next month in Toronto and Den Haag. We had an opportunity to chat with the founder of Kebbek, Ian Comishin and get some more background on the documentary. This is actually the second major film on skateboarding that Ian has been involved with. For a truly mesmerizing look at the world of a skate tour, you must take a look at “Hicks on Sticks. The trailer for that 2012 film can be found here. Lost in Havana was produced by Warren Lane Films (the same company who produced (Hicks on Sticks). The film was written, filmed and edited by Soren Johnstone. It is narrated by Mike Carter and features Juergen Gritzner, Betty Esperanza, Kalie Racine and Yojani Perez. “No company in history has ever tried to bring 100 complete boards to Cuba as a donation” says Ian. “Soren wanted to capture this historical moment and to try and get inside the experience of those involved in the donation.” I asked Ian if there was a particular message in the film that will resonate with viewers. “Skateboarding and bureaucracy don’t tend to tangle too well. Good intentions and vanity can sometimes be a blurry line. Cuba is freakishly amazing.”
The film was first shown in Slovenia and met with very positive reviews. “The audience was both stunned and inspired” says Ian. They were also stoked and saddened. Initially, the documentary will be spread though international film festivals and premiers like the ones in Canada and the Netherlands.