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Eurotour 2013 Video Series – Chapter 1: Almabtrieb

In this first episode of the Seismic Eurotour Video Series, Seismic Team riders Rafa Garrido, Javier Tato, and Aleix Gallimo drove from Castell de Castells in Valencia (Spain) to Almabtrieb, Germany, for the first race of the 2013 Eurotour. Despite a few misadventures on the road, they managed to get to the race on time – but not without first learning a lesson in auto mechanics!

Follow the next episodes in the Seismic Eurotour Video Series on the Seismic Youtube Channel.

Warming up for the Eurotour in Freeride Castell de Castells

Warming up for the Eurotour.
Calentamiento para el Eurotour.

Municipality from the province Alicante situated at a distance of 97 km NE of it´s capital, in the​ mountain range of Alfaro. Elevated at 630 m of altitude. Castell de Castells is a little town, with less of 600 inhabitants and open to turism. It offers Rural houses, Camping and Parkings.
The roads are perfectly paved, and surround the mountain areas.
The distance from the coast is less than 50km, even though it raises nearly 700 meters above the sea level.
The track consists of nearly 2 km of asphalt in excelent condition of grip, and with an inclination between a 12 & 15%,
agressive forks well cambered, going into a final stretch where you will be able to reach speeds of in between 70 & 80 km/h.

Ultraskate 2013, Exclusive Interview with Andrew Andras

Not only did this guy help host the event, but he also destroyed the competition! 261.8 miles in 24 hours! No easy task, but this guy pulled it off making him the new world record holder for most miles skated in 24 hours! Check out this killer interview from Seismic rider Brandon DesJarlais…

Brandon DesJarlais: To start off, what was your set up and why did you choose it? What advantage do you think this gave you over the competition?

Andy Andras: I’m a Team rider for Subsonic Skateboards so my set up of course starts of with a Subsonic GT40 longboard. It’s a drop down and drop through deck that Scott Moore- owner of Subsonic, foam cored specially for me with the Ultra-Skate in mind. This deck rides quite low and is extremely light for its size that helps tremendously in distance push and is my “go to” deck for a long distance event. I mount this GT40 with Buzzed trucks. Buzzed lightweight precisions truck keeps my set up low to the ground for a minimal step-down on my push. My Buzzed trucks get the finishing touch of Riptide bushings, cubby’s board side and barrels roadside it give it a responsive but stable feel. I like to tie this all in with Seismic 85mm Speedvent wheels and 10mm Seismic Tekton bearings, which go together smoother than peanut butter and jelly. Seismic Speedvent have been tried and true for me in all my distance push endeavors and I find the 85mm the perfect size. 10 mm bearings is my little secret touch I use for pushing distance. I feel the sustained roll of the ceramic 10mm Tekton bearings is superb.

I have logged many miles and been in many push races with this exact set up. I believe the advantage of this set up comes not only by the science behind the light deck and trucks or great rebound of the thane on the bushing and wheels, but also in being confortable on your set up and having complete and utter confidence that what your riding works perfectly for you. It needs to feel just like an extension of your body. When you have everything dialed in like that, you just feel like you have a little edge on the rest.

Brandon: At what point was the most mentally straining part of the whole 24 hours?

Andy: Funny enough, you would think the hardest part of this race is the latter part of the 24 hours, and I definitely not saying it isn’t, but actually the biggest mistake most make is going to fast early on in the race. So a big mental part is staying on your pace earl in the race no matter how many times your completion is lapping you in the beginning. Racing at your pace and speed is a big key to success later on when the going gets tough.

Brandon: Did you ever have any doubts about achieving your goal?

Andy: 24 hours is a long time on a skateboard, and while you push for that long lots of thoughts go through your mind. You have ups and downs constantly. That’s what makes this race so hard, it’s not just physically demanding, but it tests you mentally as well, it will test your soul! You will be confronted with lots of trials and tribulations in though out the event. But staying true to the personal goal you set and keeping a persistent mentality will see you through it.

Brandon: A F***ING WORLD RECORD!… What next?? Any big plans for this season? Disneyland?

Andy: Ha-ha, Yeah I had my eye on this record for a while, I always felt I am best built for the long-haul races. I don’t have the top end speed like some of the greats in this sport, but I found that the longer the race goes the more the scales tip in my favor.

Just excited to look ahead to some of the next events this year has to offer such as the Chief Ladiga/Silver comet Sk8 Challenge. I really enjoy the company, commodore and completion the other distance skaters bring to each event. Hanging with riders form all parts of this country and other country’s is as fun as the push itself.

Brandon: Any words of advice for going the distance?

Andy: Get a solid game plan together. Training, pace, nutrition. IF you don’t have these things dialed in, a long distance competition will expose you real quick my friends.

Push, Push, Push, The Push Life.

Andy “La Maquina” Andras

“Longest one wheel manual on a skateboard” by James Soloday

Tomorrow, Oct. Friday 18, Blue Sky Longboards will be holding a push race on the streets of New Jersey, the Blue Sky Mile Challenge.

This is the first year that this event is happening and the guys organizing it have been trying their best to make it one of a kind for a couple different reasons:

1. A bracket will be used to place the fastest skaters together in one final heat.
2. The prize purse will be split evenly between the men and women.
3. Great for spectators!  And, the racers who didn’t make the finals will get to see the most exciting part of the event – the first place finish!

The biggest and most exciting difference at this event is the racing format.  The day will begin with practice and qualifying.  During this time racers are free to skate as much as you like.  Once you are ready to qualify (you only get one, so be ready) you will collect your timing chip, skate a mile as fast as you can, then return the timing chip to the finish to get your time.  Qualifying times will be available in real time on a monitor in the in field.

You can find more information about it here: Blue Sky Mile Challenge . There is no registration day and the registration closes toonight at midnight. You can register here:

Blue Sky Mile Challenge Poster

Blue Sky Mile Challenge Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same day, same event, James Soladay will attempt the Guiness World RecordLongest one wheel manual on a skateboard“. The current for the longest one wheel manual (wheelie) on skateboard on flat surface is 68.54 m (224 ft 10 in) and was achieved by Stefan Akesson (Sweden) at the Gallerian Shopping Centre, Stockholm, Sweden, on 2 November 2007.

James will be riding on Seismic Wheels and Seismic Bearings on this attempt to break the Guiness Workd record. Here you can check a couple of videos of him doing a manual and one wheel manual, enjoy and good luck James!!

Seismic Skate: BBDH 2012 VIDEO!

We went to BBDH two weeks ago. We had a lot of fun and we are glad to see how much is growing year after year. We love to see big events like this in Colorado. We took some pictures and made a video. Check it out!!

Brian Lugbill - BBDH 2012

Brian Lugbill – BBDH 2012

 

 

BBDH 2012

BBDH 2012

Check out more images of BBDH 2012 on our Seismic Skate Facebook page! If you participated and you can’t find a picture of yourself, write us a message because we might have a picture of you!

Check out this gnarlylicious video of Buffalo Bill Downhill 2012!

BBDH Bloodspill 2012 from nachomama on Vimeo.

Buffalo Bill Downhill: BBDH 2012

The Buffalo Bill Downhill Longboard Race returns to Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO this Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2012.

Buffalo Bill Downhill 2012

Buffalo Bill Downhill 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four of our Colorado team riders will be participating this weekend and we want to share their set ups, tips and expectations for this race. Even though it’s their first time to race at BBDH, it’s definitely not their first time on this racecourse. They know Look Out Mountain like the back of their hands:

Dre Nubine

Dre Nubine

Yo. I’m Dre Grizzly, I think. I’m a RADo rider and like all RADo riders. Around this time, I’m getting prepped and ready for BBDH. My set up consists of 76mm 80a Hotspots, Landyatchz 9two5, and 45° Grizzly precision trucks. With this being my first BBDH, I’m rocking this set up because it’s comfortable and I know the course like the back of my hand. I’m rocking the 76mm 80a Hotspots for simply roll speed, grip and slide. If you’ve ever been on a set Hotspots (which I’m sure you have), you know that these three characteristics are all packed into this wheel. The course isn’t super hard. A few fast turns, a few hairpins, speeds range from 40-45. ADVICE FOR NEW RIDERS: KICK OUT AHEAD OF COOP AND STAY AHEAD OF COOP!!! Joking. Coop’s a rad guy so make sure you introduce yourself to him. Have fun and kick it pagan-style for a few days.

Brian Lugbill

Brian Lugbill

Brian Lugbill from Seismic here. I’m rocking a 39″ proto Seismic single-kick deck on 180mm Gunmetal trucks with Seismic Speed Vents 73mm Red 81A (Elixir Freeride Formula) for the technical course. BBDH is a truly classic hill that is long and technical enough to allow for passes to be made on the way to the bottom. My only tip would be to have fun, and stay alert in the heavy packs that are sure to come on freeride runs.

Colorado Riders: Devon Reece and Shaquille James

Colorado Riders: Devon Reece and Shaquille James

Captain Reece here. For my first experience racing Buffalo Bill Downhill Bloodspill this year I’m going to be rocking blue 77mm/80a Speed Vents. The Buffalo Bill course is a hometown favorite, and the top roll speed capabilities will be awesome for the first half of the track, which includes a couple easy corners amongst some straightaways. While super fun, it isn’t the fastest hill around, so I have a feeling that bigger wheel speed will help quite a bit. The second half of the course is nice and technical with four hairpins. The 80a durometer breaks into a sweet, controllable drift after a couple of break-in slides, and the EC core utilized in these wheels will offer a quick acceleration coming out of corners. The 77mm Speed Vents are going to feel sick!!!

 

Shaq Daddy Shredding

Shaq Daddy Shredding

The name is Shaquille, but you can call me Shaq Daddy;) This will be my first time racing and I’ll be rocking some 76mm blue Hotspots, Tekton Bearings, Arbor 38 Vugenhauen, Ronin Trucks and a really cool foot stop that my friend made for me. I dig the 76mm Hotspots because they are fast, grippy and have a very nice slide. Plus for a bigger wheel they have awesome exit speed out of Colorado styled hairpins. BBDH is a dope course that brings a little of everything to the table. Skate fast, skate safe.

BBDH 2012 SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

7:00 – 7:30 Volunteers Meetings (Staging Area)
7:30 – 3:00 Open Practice (Vols & Racers)
3:00 – 3:30 Grudge Matgch Helicopter Redeption Finals
3:30 – 6:00 Open Practice

Sunday, September 30, 2012

7:00 – 7:30 Vol Meetings (Staging Area)
7:30 – 9:00 Open Practice
9:00           RACING BEGINS

* Awards on Hill after the Racing

ADDITIONAL INFO:

– All Racers, spectators and volunteers access hill from I-70 Exit 256
– All parking along road south of actual closure
– Be prepared to walk from car (bring water, food, extra clothes, etc)
– No Parking in museum Lot
– No volunteer or spectator parking inside Closure

Directions:

http://buffalobilldownhill.com/directions/

For race course information:
http://buffalobilldownhill.com/racecourse/

Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon, tomorrow in San Diego!!

Adrenalina Logo

This year’s Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is featured in streets of San Diego. This is a first of it’s kind battle of fitness, endurance and actions sports!

The Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is a 26.2 mile longboard race that consists of multiple laps around around Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, with the top winners sharing$5,000, in addition to product giveaways from the greatest and latest in the long skate industry. This is a course designed to showcase different cities around the world, this year it will be show casing San Diego as it did showcase in 2011 the cities of New York City, Caguas, Plano, and Hallandale Beach.

Race Course Map

Race Course Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committed to not only fitness and endurance, the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon will also support the community. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to Champion Sports Academy (CSA), a youth educational sports training program developed by the San Diego Hall of Champions to provide a diverse curriculum of life and leadership skills to the San Diego community.

You can still register for the race following this link. You can find all the information and news about the race on their website or follow them on Facebook for all the updates about the race!

Race safe, enjoy the race and good luck!!!

Skateventure – Skating the World, 1 Country at a Time

Team Skateventure

Team Skateventure

Seismic Skate is proud to sponsor Skateventure South America:

This is a 2500-kilometer human-powered, carboNZero™-certified journey, starting near Machu Picchu (Peru) and finishing in the spectacular Patagonia region of Chile.

On December 11, 2011, native Kiwis Troy, Alan, and Guy began their longboarding journey, which they hope will inspire others to experience life and travel on an environmentally-sustainable basis.

You can also check out their Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/Skateventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryhill Festival of Speed 2011

All in a day’s work… On Sunday July 3, Seismic wheels and bearings took 2nd place in Men’s Open Downhill at the Maryhill Festival of Speed (Tim Del Rosario), took 3rd place in the Junior Downhill at Maryhill (Austin Joseph Nicassio), and also 3rd in Street Luge (Christian Conaway). Congrats to all!

After Maryhill, we had a chance to catch up with Austin Joseph Nicassio and find out how our 76 mm Purple Hot Spots performed throughout the event:

“The best thing for me was their acceleration in and out of turns, the performance core complimented the outstanding rebound of the black opps urethane that created the exit speeds necessary for racing and advancing on the Maryhill Loops Road. Along with the core helping exit speeds, it also kept my wheel lips stronger which allowed me to have a more firm yet smaller contact patch and intern still offer more grip for more nimble and faster racing lines than my opponents.”

Podium Maryhill 2011

Podium Maryhill 2011

 

 

 

 

Podium Maryhill 2011

Podium Maryhill 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by: Scott Wippermann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results from Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race

Check out Marc Juvinall’s record setting setup for the Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race! Marc bettered the previous skateboarding mile world record of 4:03 by 17 seconds, finishing with a time of 3:46.9. Here’s what he told us: “Love the Black Ops urethane, soo awesome… and the cores on the hotspots are awesome… it feels like you’re barely pushing a 65mm, but they roll farther and faster than a normal 75mm… and when you come out of a turn the thane just lifts you up and puts you back on you board :)”

Marc Juvinall's set up on Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race

Marc Juvinall’s set up on Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race

The Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race

Hosted by Jack Smith, skateboarding legend and founder of The Skateboarder’s Journal magazine and Morro Bay Skate lab Skateboard Museum, this fast and furious race has seen the world record time broken in each of the first two years of the event.  Registration for this event is open to anyone, and all interested skateboarders are encouraged to participate in this fun event!  After the race, the awards ceremony will take place at the finish line.

HUGE News…Win $600!!!

Seismic Skate Systems presents the Seismic 3,2,1 Challenge at the Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race held Sunday, July 3 at 3:00pm – 3:30pm.

Here’s how it works…
If you’re using Seismic Wheels you score a $300 bonus!
If you’re using Seismic Tekton Bearings you score a $200 bonus!
If you’re using Seismic Trucks you score a $100 bonus!
If you’re using all three you score a $600 bonus!

For more details, please contact Jack Smith at jack@theskateboardersjournal.com or http://skateboardersjournal.ning.com/

Poster for Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race, July 3rd

Poster for Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race, July 3rd

254 Gnarathon, (Waco, TX)

Seismic wants to give a BIG “Shout Out!” to Kevin Clancy from Waco Longboards, Blake Yowell from Gnarly’s, and the rest of gang from Skate254 for creating the 1st Annual 254Gnarathon in Waco, TX. This event will be held Sunday, June 26th at 9am. Fellow Texans, get out there and support these guys!!!!

Poster for 1st Annual 254Gnarathon in Waco, TX

Poster for 1st Annual 254Gnarathon in Waco, TX

Waco Longboard Club presents 254-Gnarathon 2011
On this year 2011 Edition of the 254-Gnarathon over 50 of Texas’ sick riders came out to race and shred it up. Organized By Waco Longboard Club.

Here is a video on how the event went down:

Results:
1st Kris Cox
2nd Dustin Dixon
3rd Zack Soliz
4th Nick Hayes
5th Brian Belcher
6th Eric Douglas

Go Skateboarding Day

What are your plans for June 21st? As you might know June 21st is the Go Skateboarding Day and Seismic wants to you to get out and go skate.

What are your plans for the day? What are you going to do? What did you do? Let us know! Did you ride any Seismic wheels? How was it?

Seismic wants YOU to ride today!

Seismic wants YOU to ride today!

3rd & Final Annual Mustache Derby

The 3rd and Final Clearfield Mustache Derby (located in Clearfield, PA) went down this past weekend with 56 racers, along with many spectators coming in from all over the East Coast and Canada.  Seismic swag was donated to help support this event!

3rd & Final Annual Mustache Derby

Here are some pictures from the event:

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/botofusup/sets/72157626906266432/

7th Annual Vernon Downhill IGSA North American Championships

Seismic Skate Systems will be one of the lead sponsors for the 7th Annual Vernon Downhill IGSA North American Championships!

7th Anual Vernon Downhill Poster

The 7th annual Vernon Downhill is also the IGSA North American Championships for the third consecutive year in 2011. Vernon, BC is the place to be June 11-12 to see the best downhill skateboarders in North America battling it out for the championship.

Taking place in the residential neighborhood of Middleton Mountain in Vernon, BC, the race is unique by running through a residential neighborhood. Extremely kind and co-operative residents have allowed us to have this unique experience of racing down their local streets.

Track Facts
Course Length: 1.2 km (.8 mi)
Top Speed:
Qualifying Records
Downhill Skateboard: 55.094      Kevin Riemer (2010)
Street Luge:              57.846     Kolby Parks (2010)
Classic Luge:           1:02.125   Kolby Parks (2010)Previous Winners
Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Kevin Riemer, CAN
2009  Mischo Erban, CAN
2008  Thomas Edstrand, CANWomen’s Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Brianne Davies, CAN
2009  Brianne Davies, CAN
2008  Haven Anderson, CAN

Junior 1 Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Quinn Dubois, CAN

Junior 2 Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Alex Tongue, USA
2009  Spencer Smith, USA
2008  Spencer Smith, USA

Street Luge Winners
2010  William Condon, CAN
2009  William Condon, CAN

Classic Luge Winners
2010  William Condon, CAN

More details:  www.VernonDH.com
Contact: Mischo Erban

Location:

Vernon Downhill June 11-12 2011