Root Longboards Road Trip – Eseposibele Tour

Sebastian Schneider, Eseposibele Tour by Root Longboards, 2016
Sebastian Schneider, Eseposibele Tour by Root Longboards, 2016

Tenerife is one of the skating jewels in the norther hemisphere, for a long time not a secret anymore, well know for many Anaconda raw runs and endless roads directly hitting the ocean.

So a great bunch of the Root Longboards gang packed their stuff last spring, manualed through the gates, hopped into a flying carcass and got shot out on the Canarias somewhere in the Atlantic in front of Morocco.

The mission was to get sunburned, drunk on Doradas, filled up with tuna, avocados and olives, roadrashed by brittle asphalt and sore legs from skating roads longer then 10 km.

All in all we got a little more than 7 days to not just get pitted, this time we tried to make a serious road movie clip part what ever thing. Äxel, mad brain of road, still insured because of bowl skating brought his hole camera equipment including a Ronin-M (steady-cam) with him, to secure perfect, not shaking frames.

So boys and girls, get some tapas, open up a beer and put it into the smallest glass you have (author’s addition: It is more than reasonable to have many small glasses as I learned last week in Austria. Small beers don’t contain alcohol, easyguys), maybe u even have a small sunburn or a small road rash and lean back and let the island vibes flow through you.

Watch Root Longboards – Eseposibele Tour / Part I

The first day we spent traveling over the island and getting a feeling for the roads, landscape and people.
Camera: Alex Dietrich and Sebastian Hertler
Edit: Alex Dietrich
Music: Jon Wayne – Gold and Silver
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The second part of the “Eseposibele Tour” is all about mobbing down the hill, staying as close as possible and enjoying skating together with our friends and guys we met during this trip.
Camera and edit: Alex Dietrich
Music: R.L. Burnside – Let my Baby ride
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If you consider going to Tenerife…

Get in touch with Sliders Skate HouseMartin Diaz Yarza will provide you with the best shelter you can image on this sacred island. He will grill fish, veggies and meat you never have eaten so far and what can I say, he is one of the most “down-to-earth-dudez” I had the chance to meet. Last but not least, don’t worry about safety, the Sliders House is probably the safest place on the Island.

Sliders Skate House Family!! #slidersskatehouse #slidershouse #sector9canarias #sector9 #fanfisurfandskateshop

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There is gonna be an BigMountainSkate event happening next year as well, so stay focused people! We already skated the planed track and I’m gonna say: Legs burning, stoke shouting, tight packs, thane lines…

PS: Root has planned to release a minimum of two more parts!

Root Longboards x Purple Haste

Footjob Productions – Interracial porn or how modern skateboarding can be

Footjob Productions – Interracial porn

“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too” – Voltaire

A couple of years ago it was way more common, to see gravity bikes, street luges, classic luges or downhill blades sharing roads. The reasons for the, I dare to say, extinction of diverse riding is for me not to answer. I want to turn the spot lights straight onto the other side of the medal. People seem to enjoy the mixed way of striking down a street again. Altogether, merciless smashing.

The girls and boys from Footjob Productions and MHW Cube Racing Team poured some downhill riders in a bowl, each one with a whole different way of riding.

Be aware, the “Swiss Break” is coming back more than you ever thought, it is not disgraceful doing footbrakes, hell NO, you are different, do it. Anyone is performing stand up’s, diversity is what rules and make things interesting.

Then they chucked some crazy as MTB – riders into the bowl and mixed it up well.

Outcome is a fast, hectic mash up of unusual movements paired with a lot of fun. I felt it, hope u feel it. These guys must have had a hell of a day.
By the way, the MTB’s didn’t take the shuttle!

Footjob Productions is a bunch of nation-overlapping people, from Spain over France to Germany, who just enjoy the enjoyment of sharing the road. It’s not about craziest, not about fastest, not about most perfect riding, it’s all about the passion the feel for each other.

Damn guys, this is how skating should be! 10 outta 10!

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Riders: Ruben Schray, Jan Scherer, Miguel Hahn, Sam Weber and Pasc Heil.

Authors note:
Who has the finger on the music control button? This is as weird as German music.

Pearse D’Arcy – Rapture Love

Pearse D’Arcy – Rapture Love

If we think of Irish right now we see football fans singing lullaby’s for baby’s in train stations or funny odes to the Swedish beauty. In times without football madness around the controversial UEFA we maybe have in our minds a beautiful countryside, a lot of rain and green, yes St. Patrick’s Day I mean too, people who love to drink Guinness and dance crazy just with their feet.

Pearse D’Arcy getting stoked and ready to drop in.
Pearse D’Arcy getting stoked and ready to drop in.

But boys and girls brace yourself, they have some serious shredding going on over there. I for myself was pretty overwhelmed to see a try road in between dinky and old stone walls. So follow down Irish ripper Pearse D’Arcy who chucked on some Cult Rapture 73A to hit the concrete hard and heavy.

Get ready for a straight, fast raw run which will make your legs flounder cause afterwards you wanna put on some grippy wheels and get shacked like Pearse does. As a bonus they put some square and forward going hip hop song on to underline his reckless skating.

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Cult Rapture 74mm / 73A

The leading light in Cult’s product range when it comes down to excessive and extreme downhill racing. The Rapture is 74mm tall and 66mm wide.

Cult Rapture longboard wheels, 74mm 73a

The super ultra-sharp lips make you pull your butt a little bit tighter while going into the slide (especially with the 73A ones, they get more and more nicer the harder they are).

The high end quality Warp Core was especially designed by the Doctor just for this wheel. Infinite roll speed, massive hook up, long lasting urethane are the attributes for this wheel and is reason why I for myself trusted many many times into this wheel.

One last word from my experience: Despite the massive grip Cult Rapture wheels slide super clean and pleasant if you are sturdy enough for them.

Related: Are Cult Rapture wheels any good for street luge?

Brainfukker x Root Longboards Swabian Skate Madness

Brainfukkers x Root Longboards Swabian Skate Madness

After a good amount of stoke in our bodies from the Venom cabin event (at which I sneakily sneaked in) we were so pumped on skating, that Schneider, Andy, Stalliano and I went straight to bed, slept a little, got up early to hit the roads again.

We took Max’s old “Bella” (a yellow Peugeot Partner), which perfectly transported us from Stuttgart to the Swiss Alps and back, to get to the spot. Upon arrival to the top of the hill we played “Rock, paper, scissors” to figure out who of us will be the first one to shuttle the run. Andy lost, so he sat on the captain’s seat, started the car, the engine roared, but nothing happened.

Andy: “Max the car is not accelerating!”
Max: “Ah…Andy, come on just be gentle with Bellaaa! I will try.”

But Max’s special “Bella” skills didn’t help. It was obvious pretty fast, the gas pedal string was ripped off…

FUCK FUCK was my first thought. I have to get back to Munich tonight, because I have serious stuff to deal with, damn u guys why?! We haven’t even skated a run, damn you old cars!

So what did we do? You guessed it, skated a run. It was fun like hell, but we still had a broken car. At least we called the breakdown service on the way up and after 2.5h they arrived.

Meanwhile, you guessed it again, we skated some more, so it wasn’t the biggest pain in the ass.
But on this day Murphy’s law was on fire, the guy could’t fix our car and he had to pull it away to the next service station.

The problem was that he didn’t have enough space in his car for all of us. The bottom line was that I had to miss my ride to Munich for sure, because we had to push for ages to get to the next village and get on the train back to Stuttgart.

My day was ruined, but I thought that if I’m stuck in Stuttgart, why not go skating the next day, because my plans were turned upside down anyway.

But what kind of car do we take? Nobody has got one. “Bella” was down and skating without a car was not an option. Suddenly a brainwave hammered through our brain: “Dudes! Let’s rent one! A fast one, one for filming, one to get rad.” That’s how the idea was born.

Pumped for skating again, we put some fresh new Brainfukker Grip on, put on our fresh Sunday clothes and went out the next day into the deep Swabian Hills to make this thing happen.

This video would never have happened if Stalliano’s car wouldn’t had broken down.

PS: “Bella” is working fine again now.