Comment Section: Proposal for Alternative Downhill Skateboard Racing Classes

This post was partially inspired by watching Garrett Gourley shredding downhill on this 55″ cruiser plank.

It’s 2017 and racing is way too lit. The same ten people with years of race experience and solid wheel sponsors dominate the semifinals and podiums and only one or two rider breaks into the elite ranks every year. With racing attendance falling off, I’d like to borrow a concept from street luge and propose some alternative classes that will make racing more fun and accessible to your average skater. Without further ado, here are some fresh ideas for event organizers:

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Comment Section: Proposal for Alternative Downhill Skateboard Racing Classes

This post was partially inspired by watching Garrett Gourley shredding downhill on this 55″ cruiser plank.

It’s 2017 and racing is way too lit. The same ten people with years of race experience and solid wheel sponsors dominate the semifinals and podiums and only one or two rider breaks into the elite ranks every year. With racing attendance falling off, I’d like to borrow a concept from street luge and propose some alternative classes that will make racing more fun and accessible to your average skater. Without further ado, here are some fresh ideas for event organizers:

(more…)

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