Earlier this year, Alternative Longboards team riders got together at “So You Can Longboard Dance?” competition in Eindhoven, Netherlands. After the event, they decided to prolong their trip for another day and set off to explore Amsterdam on their longboards.
Riders: Alina Ruess, Mateusz Kodym, Robbert Van Haaften and Mateusz Wiącek.
Together with French pro rider Achel Machin, Longboarding Days&Nights created a dream program for longboarders of any level, known as their Longboard Camp 2.0 in Santa Cruz, Portugal.
From the 24th of June to July 1st, 2018 the organizers welcome you to join them in a lovely coastal town of Santa Cruz, Portugal for surf & yoga lessons, delicious BBQs and ocean-side walks…and of course, numerous hours of longboarding with new friends from across the world.
Last year in spring they organized their first camp with Aboubakry Sadikh Seck, Kate Voynova, and Timur Totoev.
This year their longboard dancing camp in Portugal welcomes Achel Machin as their full-time instructor, who will give lessons to everyone who wants to start or improve their freestyle and longboard dancing maneuvers.
Together they created a program that is fun but pretty intense, with a lot of skating, surfing, and functional training, with the aim to have fun, learn and connect, but also build a stronger and healthier self.
Here’s a peek into one of Longboarding Days & Nights night sessions with Achel:
Longboarding Days&Nights Portugal activities are suitable for people with different skill levels, which means participants of the camp will receive a personalized guiding according to their abilities and desires under the beautiful rays of the Portuguese sun.
When first hearing about Morocco, most people think about surfing and deserts. But that doesn’t mean there’s no skate scene there. This wonderful country separated from Europe by the Straits of Gibraltar and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea is know for its rich history and unique culture.
Yassine Boundouq is one of the skaters living in Morocco. He comes from the city of Safi and his mission is to develop the local longboarding scene and bring it closer to people. Despite not having great skateboarding conditions, like we have in Europe, Yassine still shares his love for the sport. Skating on tiles and bad pavement doesn’t hold him back.
His Longboard story a.k.a. MoulTawa Story represents the Moroccan way of living. Besides showing off his skills, the video creates a special vibe with lifestyle shots of the locals and architecture. The MoulTawa Story thus embodies Morocco and shows people how longboarding can fit into its culture.
Yassine Boundouq is an ambassador for OrangatangWheels and Loaded boards.
Today’s feature is a promo video for Majutsu’s dancing board, Bùto, filmed by their team riders Achel Massin (film & edit) and Aboubakry Seck (skating) in Paris two weeks ago. Definitely worth watching, especially if you’re into longboard dancing.
Majutsu Longboards from France is a newcomer to the scene with their cruising, freeride and dancing boards. Built with a combination of bamboo, fiberglass and carbon, Majutsu boards are lightweight and strong while providing a responsive flex. The Bùto is Majutsu’s latest addition to their not so impressive collection and takes them to completely another level.
Thoughtfully shaped and beautifully curved longboard dancing deck weights in at only 1.75 kg. The Bùto’s 1200 mm by 230 – 250 mm symmetrical platform feels very comfortable and has kicks on both ends. It comes pre-gripped with a laser cut grip tape for captivating look while featuring two different courseness. Extra course grip tape on the kicktails assure you won’t slip off while performing manuals as well as on the sides to hold your feet on board while sliding. The middle part is covered with a standard grip tape to allow unobstructed foot movement. The Majutsu Bùto has adjustable wheelbase range from 83 – 87 centimeters.
Compared to other brands, it’s a fairly priced dancing board with a 199 € price tag.