Photos: Top Speed Challenge (Ultime Descente)
The fastest man on a speedboard, Pete Connolly carefully and slowly reduces his speed after hitting 147.73 KM/H.
This year’s Top Speed Challenge (Ultime Descente) was literally one for the books. Speed records of various disciplines were shattered thanks to a nuking tailwind on Saturday afternoon. But, at the end of the day, only one man can walk away with fastest time. That man was Pete Connolly, hailing from the UK.
Much more speedboarding action after the jump.
Max Capps has been absolutely murdering all season long. He was the first to break Kyle Wester‘s record by going just under 146 KM/H.
Most people had extremely complex set ups but quite a few chose to sing an ode to the good old classic speedboard days.
On the contrary, most riders were dead serious about going as fast as humanly possible. Subsequently, the #LatexEverything squad grew to larger sizes than ever before.
Anders Inde (Sweden) was by the far the most monetarily invested downhill skateboarder present at this year’s Top Speed Challenge.
Kebbek OG, Pascal “Rockin’ Rookie” Jean in the midst of the steepest part of the drop, trying his best to flow like a bird with the wind.
In between every run, the lion’s share would fiddle around with various setups and give it their all on the following attempt.
The main part of team serious would try different wheels, disregarding usual sponsored rider accountableness.
Emma Daigle “Outsideone” photograph.
Cedric Cornell came all the way from Norway with one goal; to break 100 KM/H. The grizzled, up in years Sector 9, Gullwing Truck Co., & RAD wheels rider ended up walking away from the weekend proud with a 113.08 KM/H.
In the small town of Les Éboulements, this event was the most extreme that they’ve seen. Reporters from far and wide gathered to shine a light on our sport. Emma Daigle “Outsideone” photograph.
Hopefully we will see you all at next year’s event, we’re trying to convince the organizers to do head to head racing on day three.