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The carrier pigeons have returned to IDF HQ from across the South China Sea and Pacific and Atlantic oceans with some rock-solid dates to kick off what will be a blockbuster IDF World Tour in 2016.
The International Downhill Federation is very excited to announce the first half of the 2016 World Tour, incorporating the Asian and North American legs.
The Mt Keira Downhill Challenge WC in Sydney, Australia kicks off a blockbuster IDF World Tour in 2016. ASRA will be laying it down once again on a freshly minted Mt Keira surface in front of another huge Australian crowd to see the worlds best battle it out against the best of Asia, and establish themselves as early contenders for the IDF…Continue
Posted by IDF on November 27, 2015 at 8:00
A big year in 2015 saw the emergence of new World Champions in a number of Divisions in the race for Titles and an inaugural World Tour Cash purse of $8,000 USD. In a changing of the guard all the categories had maiden World Champions.
In a season of racing that went down to the wire Brazilian Carlos Paixão edged out Canadian Dillon Stephens in the last World Cup of the year to take the title, the crown, and the $2,500 winners purse as the 2015 Downhill Skateboard World Champion. We all know that Brazilians love to go fast but in doing so Carlos signalled to the world not to underestimate the Brazilians on any track anywhere. This was made abundantly clear by fellow Brazilian Thiago Lessa taking 3rd spot in the title race. Canadian multiple World Champion Kevin Reimer ended the season in 4th spot while American Zak Maytum rounded out the top Five.
The International Downhill Federation on behalf of the downhill community worldwide would like to…Continue
The final race of the 2015 IDF season ended today, with Douglas Dalua of Brazil dominating La Violenta and using his vast experience to win all his heats. Thiago Mohr made it a Brazilian one-two, with local Leonardo Macchi rounding out the podium. Top qualifer Bernardo Brambila crashed out in the first round.
The Women's final threw a surprise, with 7th fastest qualifier Magdalena Manochi disrupting the predicted battle…Continue
Posted by Colin Beck on November 8, 2015 at 2:27
Bernardo Brambila of Brazil took pole position today by taking advantage of the afternoon tailwind to post a time of 2:12.140, edging out Brazilian Douglas Dalua, followed by a pack of fast locals.
In Womens, Magda Blanc of Argentina had the fastest time of 2:31.595, edging out a strongly finishing Sabrina Ambrosi who was slicing four seconds from her best time with every run, and ended only a tenth of a second behind.
Local knowledge was the big factor today. The track is long and hard to memorize, containing many shallow potholes that are ridable, but often cause riders to break tuck and lose speed. Everybody's times tumbled throughout the day as they gained familiarity with…Continue
Posted by Colin Beck on November 7, 2015 at 1:00
Shivering in their leathers, riders battled through a cold and damp practice day at La Rioja, Argentina, an area known for its dry climate.
Tiritando entre sus cueros, los competidores batallaron durante un día de prácticas frío y húmedo en La Rioja, Argentina, una zona conocida por su clima seco.
The track is a leg-burning, high-speed, three-kilometre tuck, but there are no genuine straights. Instead it's a series of sweepers that are at the edge of grip, and in today's damp and patchy conditions most riders took a conservative approach, preferring to stay safe for tomorrow's inevitable dry weather. Between the sweepers…Continue
Posted by Colin Beck on November 6, 2015 at 3:30
Posted by Beee on November 5, 2015 at 22:30
Carlos Paixão of Brazil won Mega Grand Prix yesterday, beating Dillon Stephens of Canada in both the final race and the entire year's rankings to emerge as the 2015 IDF World Champion.
It was a thrilling end to the 2015 World Cup season, with nothing decided until the final race. There was nothing to separate the two rivals; Dillon had posted the fastest qualifying time, but Carlos responded by winning the Top 10 Shootout with an even faster time. Both had won all their heats during the finals. An entire year's racing hung on the next 1 minute and 13…Continue
Posted by Colin Beck on November 2, 2015 at 18:49
Day two at Mega Grand Prix featured an amazing amount of timed runs. With an open qualification, riders ran the hot track all day long reaching up to 15 rides per competitor. In his second run, Dillon Stephens set the early lead, which he maintained throughout the day. Carlos Paixão took run after run trying to improve his time with no success, and qualified second. But Carlos saved his best for last with a sub 1:13 time to take first place in the Top Ten Shoot Out and win 1000 BRL.
Thiago Gomes Lessa qualified third and is well-placed to win tomorrow. The World Cup is at stake and these three are fighting for the top spot.
A strong pack of Brazilians trailed the top qualifiers: Thiago Mohr,…Continue
Posted by Colin Beck on October 31, 2015 at 23:49