Whats up? I’m Suigo and I love to live it up. When I’m not making art I’m making endorphins. How? Two words: Downhill Skateboarding. For those new to the phrase, it’s basically skating down hills on a longboard ( long skateboard ), built bigger and longer to withstand speeds nearing 70 mph. Weather you’re racing or free-riding, you’re surfing a big, long wave of concrete and chances are you’re gonna have the time of your life.
Back in the day when this sport was barely blooming, folks such as Roger Hickey would wear spandex for a more aerodynamic approach towards the finish line. Nowadays we use full leathers, full-face helmets and sliding gloves to get gnarly racing without losing edge. Racing is not the only cool thing about downhill skating, there’s also Free-riding, meaning you use the hill as your skate park, using every curve and crack to your advantage.
Here’s a little something to show you what I mean. I leave you with a clip of two of the fastest and gnarliest skaters in the world today: James Kelly ( USA ) and Kevin Reimer ( Canada ), fellow skaters and awesome people, shredding Malibu’s most beautiful hills.
Longboarding: Get Pitted!