I aren’t into longboarding, as much as regular skateboarding but there’s been a bit of press about this lately in the National and International news and I’ve been discussing this with people who skate, who longboard and just people I know so I thought it might be worth posting this and some links to other stuff I’ve been watching and reading.
YouTuber thraagen comments “Well, just measuring off google maps it’s pretty much exactly 2km from where the onramp joins the expressway and the beginning of offramp… that takes 85 seconds… average speed 84.7km/h… I’d say he probably hits around 100 at fastest point……”
The longboarder featured is Andrew Chapman, a professional longboarder who skates for Landyachtz a Canadian longboarding company. Here’s a summary of his travels including a trip to the World Champs where he placed Third and finally a trip around the North Island of New Zealand.
Here is a link to a blog entry of his trip around New Zealand.
Here are some comments from SkateNParty that interviewed Andrew Chapman who skated and filmed the action.
These guys aren’t your normal longboarder.
Still an interesting viral promoting longboarding. Worldwide coverage in the expensive media for something loaded on YouTube.