Check the 2017 Summer LDP Events!!
Jake is attempting to break Rob Thomson’s World Record (7,555 miles) skating the most continuous miles on a skateboard. When Rob calculated his mileage this was over China, Europe and the US. Rob’s cross-US portion was 3436 miles, so Jake is planning to double-back (and maybe do some extracurricular miles) to surpass the record. From his blog it looks like Jake is already learning a lot. In this ABC15 article he’s talking about 16 hour days but I’m pretty sure he’ll have to throw some rest in there! Good luck Jake!! Follow his adventure at
Miami Ultraskate 2017 was off the hook!
Don’t-Trip Dan’s Bennett-like”Bhangra” LDP truck is under test!
Several skaters are hitting the roads and pumping some serious distances on these, to help in vetting final design tweaks. Butter-smooth feel and a refined “dive”, put a precision twist on the 1975 truck!
Dutch Ultra 2016
Rick Pronk joins the 300+ milers, and New Women’s World Records set!
The 24-hour Ultraskate World Rankings are now updated with results from June’s Dutch Ultra!!
– Rick Pronk joins the 300+ mile monsters
– Rosanne de Lange sets the new Women’s World Record
– Two more women join the 200-mile club
– Vandraboys set a new Team World Record
– Friendships and Ultraskate family grows!
Rick Pronk nearly ties Andy’s 309.5-mile record! Technically it was the length of the laps of the track that kept him from “officially” being tied, as there were several minutes left on the clock, just not enough time for that critical last lap!
Rosanna de Lange, new Women’s World Record Ultraskater – 221 miles!!
New 4-man Team World Record from the Vandra boys. 318.7 miles!!
Dutch Ultraskate 2016 Registration!
Dutch Ultraskate 2015 – Video by Bas Postema
300-mile barrier smashed at Miami Ultraskate 2016!!
Andy Andras (309 mi) and Eric Palmer (305 mi)
Eric Palmer’s Blog / Nutrition Plan for Ultra 2016
ULTRASKATE MIAMI 2016
FEB 26th-27th, 2016
THANKS to the Dutch crew especially for being so patient. I’ve finally updated the Worldwide Rankings for Ultraskate on the RECORDS page. Thank you again Lennart for the diligence on the data!
With Rick Pronk’s amazing close 2nd to Andy, 30 skaters now make up the 200-mile club, and with this update of so many Dutch Ultraskaters, another 20 added, bringing the full list to over 150 ultraskaters past the 100-mile mark!!
Congrats again all!
LADIGA 3rd Year – Madness!!
Everyone has made it back and they held the final Awards Ceremony, once again Paul Kent takes 1st for men and Colleen Pelech for the ladies. Congrats to everyone who made it through to the other side!!
Skateboarding is art
BLUE SKY MILE CHALLENGE
This event is Friday Oct. 19th – The day before the Broadway Bomb in NYC — Registration closes at midnight Oct. 18th.
The current 1 mile record was set by Marc Juvinall at 3:46 during the Morrow Bay Mile last summer in California. This time has already been beat by multiple NYC skaters in practice, and is guaranteed to be blown away the day of the event. So even if you don’t make it into the race bracket it’s ok – you’ll know where you stand among the fastest push racers in the world!
EARL STOUT III takes on the Chief Ladiga Challenge in May
Distance skater and cancer survivor
CHIEF LADIGA IS COMING!
Some inspiration from Billy Coale
William Coale posted to “The Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Skate Challenge” (Facebook)
I wrote this message to Earl Stout III this morning, and thought it may be worth sharing with everyone …
Earl – I am sending you my thoughts about this years race, and my reflection on last years…the 188mi C.L.S.C. 3 day race –
A survival guide :
188miles is not an easy distance to wrap your mind around, nor is it an easy distance to cover, BUT if you think you can, you are probably right. So how?
Be Prepared! Last year I was not prepared. I began day 1 (37mi), in 90 degree heat, with nothing but a gel pack, while everyone else had camelbaks. You need a camelbak. Preferrably one with a 2Litre bladder. I had a 1 litre last year and had to end up bumming fluids off Andras on day 2, and using Marions pack on day three after he was injured on day 2. Also, get a camelbak that has enough room for you to carry some food.
Drink before you are thirsty. Drink Before you are thirsty, Drink before you are thirsty.
Have some gels on hand for day 3
What helped me get through the race last year when I was alone and times were tough was not to think about the distance at all. Just being there, present, focusing on all my senses and the environment around me helped the miles just tick on by.
This becomes important on day 3 on the way back, knowing you have to retrace your steps from the previous two days. So, break everything down into baby steps. Landmark goals, food rewards, make it a fun game basically.
My goal this year is to be prepared, race smart, and enjoy the experience of being with 50 people doing the same challenge over three days.
The experience will be what you make it. Be prepared so you can enjoy the ride. The rest is just you vs. you. vs. your board vs. your environment..
In the end – this event is absolutely cleansing. After all that pain – life is good.
Let me know your thoughts – peace
Portland OR P-Town Throwdown to Benefit FOOD BANK!
May 20th, 2012
Will ROBSKEY take it again?
Sign up on NCDSA
The Adrenalina splash of 2011 was brilliant strategy, making skateboarding industry waves and grabbing attention. In 2012 if they lower the overall payout, reduce the entry fee a little, and choose just a few longboard-centric locations, I believe they would draw much bigger crowds of racers this year, and make their organizational part more affordable and sustainable. Most of our distance skateboarding community’s into the event and energy of racing more than huge payoffs — I’m eternally grateful how they brought so many friends and fellow skaters together last year! In 2012 I think they can afford to lower the cash and be even bigger.
Major props again to Jonathan “Joner” Strauss, the visionary that brought skateboard marathoning to the mainstage, and to Zalman Lekach and others who ran with the baton.
Great thing is we have a lot more grassroots races popping up all over– but with last year’s momentum I really HOPE Adrenalina can pull off another year!
Been seeing a lot more Subsonics on my morning Seattle commutes, and I know a lot of skaters World-wide who love his work as well.
Much deserved praise to the man, Scott Moore!
pavedwave.org has been slowly migrating to wordpress. Treks and Events pages have been added. Gear pages are still on the way with updates! The original pages are still here –
Thanks to all on the PW FORUM who are blowing up distance skateboarding!! cheers -james
CodePink How To Pump – now on the Pavedwave Channel – thanks Vlad!
“That’s fantastic. I’ve never heard of that before,” said Michael Brooke, publisher of the Canada-based skateboarding magazine Concrete Wave. “I’ve heard of people pumping … but that’s unusual if they’re going for miles and miles.” – 5/17/03, The Seattle Times
2005 World Record – 25 miles pumping without a foot down!
Derek Munson rides the MS Skate almost-marathon with two bicycle escorts stopping traffic and thwarting other impediments.
The Original Pavedwave articles by Peters and Munson
- Cyber Mile – log your current pump mile, and track your improvements over the year!
- 100-mile week – motions in pumping are centered around the core — the abs, back, and spine…
- Morning commute – “…this ride helped define my quest…”
- Broken Kingpins –“…took its toll learning limitations of the hardware…”
- Long Distance no-touch ride – “…Wahooey! — Redmond to Woodinville without a touch in between. …”
- Cure The Carve Addiction –“.. no longer a hill to climb…you never have to leave the board….”
- Maintaining momentum –“…efficiencies and motions for building momentum…”
- Something Profound – “…the universe is in a total paradox… “
- Vertical Gears –“…this changed my ideas on approaching hills…”
- LDP II “…a style developed by Tahitians in 900 A.D…“
- LDP I “…like trying to explain garlic to a guy without a tongue…”