2014 World Rankings

Open Skateboard
1 Patrick Switzer 4516
2 Kevin Reimer 4151
3 Kyle Wester 3917
Women's Skateboard
1 Tamara Prader 4399
2 Elena Corrigall 4000
3 Emily Pross 3163
Junior Skateboard
1 Connor Ferguson 2883
2 Jared Beers 2579
3 Garino Giorgio 2422
Street Luge
1 David Dean 3462
2 Mikel Echegaray Diez 2961
3 Chris Mcbride 2560
Classic Luge
1 Mikel Echegaray Diez 2000
2 Chris Mcbride 1727
3 Konstantin Weigl 1545

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Kozakov 2014 - Day 4

The friday at Kozakov was repechage day, also known as bracket B and C. The 4 winners of every bracket, moved up to the next. So this was a race for the final four spots in the A bracket. The day started out with a thick wet fog, which made the track all wet. After almost 2 hours of waiting for the sun to come out, the track became a bit more dry and some volunteering riders were sent down the track to inspect it while riding.

Their report was; it's patchy but doable, so the riders for the C bracket were gathered. It seems a lot of them partied hard the night before already because there were a lot of riders who weren't showing, so there where many DNS's (Did Not Start), even a complete heat of riders not showing. The bracket went smoothly and in the end there were 4 riders left standing;

  • Christopher Ehret
  • Ronald Huhne
  • David Fabek
  • Prokop Daniel

They moved into bracket B.

After the final there was some time for…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 26, 2014 at 8:30

Kozakov 2014 - Day 1-3



It looked like the sky had cracked open, because there was so much rain coming down the evening/night before the start of Kozakov 2014, but miraculously it stopped raining as quickly as it had started and on the morning of the freeride day, the weather was sunny and the road had all dried up. It was on (at least for those who had registered for an extra day). The whole day the nice weather continued and at least 14 runs were done in superb conditions.

Day 2 was the first day where all riders would be attending, if they didn't decide to skip runs. It was the first open training/freeride day and again the weather was in tiptop condition. No serious crashes happened during the first 2 days, so hay bales were saved (which was a serious problem in 2013) and skin was kept...

Day 3 was qualification day. Thanks to the people at TAG Heuer/Chronolec, we had a fully working system again, but before we could use it properly, we had to wait for the weather to…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 25, 2014 at 20:30

Croft Pink Douro Downhill 2014 is cancelled

We are sad to announce that Croft Pink DOURO Downhill WQS race is cancelled.

This is the words from Nuno Pereira, organizer of the event :

"We are very sorry to annouce Croft Pink Douro downhill 2014 has to be cancelled, In the last weeks we tried everything, we even consider the possibility to pay a lot of riders to come to the race, so we could make the event, and show everyone our work, unfortunately we couldnt find a solution and it has to be canceled, The course goes trough some of the most important and busy streets in Gaia, we made an huge effort to get the city council to close this roads, because we thought it was important and we think that organizing a race in the middle of this city would grow the sport in Portugal and could open the…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 24, 2014 at 22:34 — 1 Comment

Almabtrieb - Day 4

Almabtrieb 2014 is over and man what an event this was. Yesterday was the final day and the heats in the A bracket were stacked as hell. Every run had big names in it, so it was very exciting and anybody's guess to see who got knocked out in the first round and who stayed in.



Just to name a few riders, who got knocked out in the first round; Kyle Wester, 2013 Winner Matze Ebel, Erik Lundberg and Calvin Staub. See the whole list of riders on our Facebook post here. The level was very high and riders were really challenging each other to go big. 



The finishes were really close as you can see on the photo below, which shows (from left to right) Zak Maytum (USA), Rob McWhinnie (AUS) and Deen Mondt (NL).…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 20, 2014 at 9:30

Almabtrieb 2014 - Day 3

Today was race day for brackets B and C and it was a tight finish in some heats. People were overtaken less than 5 meters before the finish line, so the transponders were really proofing their worth here. 



We started the morning with bracket C, a 64 man heat; 16 rounds, then 8, then 4, then 2 to seed the finals and finally the 2 finals itself. The 4 best riders moved up to bracket B. These 4 are :

1. Esaja Ekman

2. Garino Georgio

3. Mihael Zadravec

4. Giuseppe Maltese

We were again fortunate to have beautiful, hot weather and luckily no serious accidents occurred. Like every year the Risch corner was the most interesting of all, where people came together to watch some…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 19, 2014 at 0:00

Almabtrieb 2014 - Day 1 & 2

Almabtrieb 2014 is in full swing, the weather is perfect with temperatures around 25 degrees non-stop. We started yesterday with a full day of freeriding/practice and everyone was enjoying a relaxed day of riding. Riders weren't going all out (or were riding very safe), which showed in the number of accidents, because there weren't any. …



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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 18, 2014 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Alex Dehmel Wins in Lozio (Italy)

The IDF Euro Tour has already started last week end in Norway (Lillyhammer IDf WQS) and Italy (Lozio skateorum IDf WQS). Here comes a report about Lozio , the first IDf race in Italy, organized by Carlo Righetti and his friends.

Crispy air and clean blue sky woke us up after a night of great party and big rain storm. Mood, atmosphere and asphalt could not be better for the (first) Italian leg of the IDF World Qualifying Series 2014  which took place within Lozio Skateorum MMXIV, an Italian classic also including freerides and the Italian Grand Championship, www.ruote-libere.it/skateorum/  

The Open Longboard was dominated by Alex Dehmel, who came from Germany to win the first place and be honored with the…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 13, 2014 at 13:24

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