2014 World Rankings

Open Skateboard
1 Patrick Switzer 6347
2 Kevin Reimer 6235
3 Jimmy Riha 5638
Women's Skateboard
1 Elena Corrigall 6568
2 Tamara Prader 6314
3 Marie Bougourd 5387
Junior Skateboard
1 Connor Ferguson 5666
2 Jared Beers 4212
3 Edward Kiefer 4189
Street Luge
1 Mikel Echegaray Diez 3961
2 David Dean 3462
3 Darius Escandar 3391
Classic Luge
1 Mikel Echegaray Diez 3000
2 Rafael Fazano 2466
3 Jan Tarradas 1923

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Riha dominates Open Final on Pikes Peak

The 2nd Annual Pikes Peak Downhill was one for the record books as wild weather, big name crashes and A-list eliminations.

With no Kelly, Pilloni or Dalua to compete and big names getting knocked out in early rounds Californian Jimmy Riha wins in convincing fashion with Canadian George Mackenzie coming in 2nd, Swedish Mauritz Armfelt in 3rd and Brazilian Richardo Reis in 4th after a dramatic advance in the semis on Davidson and Chapman. Riley Harris wins consi’s with Ballesteros in 6th.  

1. Jimmy Riha 2. George Mackenzie 3. Mauritz Armfelt 4. Ricardo Reis…

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Posted by Unkle on September 10, 2014 at 10:00

Pikes Peak Day 2 Brackets and Race Order

Links to the 2014 Race brackets and schedule are below. 

We will be running two 64-person brackets, where the finals of each bracket will meet for open finals. Brackets were built based on 2013 IDF World Ranking

Open Skateboard - Odd

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B43Hm5o8JeQad21UUXlabnZXVFE/edit?usp=sharing

Open Skateboard - Even

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B43Hm5o8JeQaNmJiUmlERlVYX2s/edit?usp=sharing

Women

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B43Hm5o8JeQaRkI4Rl8zbWhFYms/edit?usp=sharing

Juniors…

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Posted by Unkle on September 7, 2014 at 6:00

Issues with the IDF Timing System

The International Downhill Federation would like to apologize to the 2014 Pikes Peak Racers and Organizers.  The IDF has failed to meet timing and qualification expectations. It is not the first time, so we would like to take a moment to share some additional info.

We arrived at Pikes Peak days in advance to set up and test both the regular timing equipment & back-up timing equipment.  We did everything in our power to ensure the timing equipment would work including various tests, and changes in position of equipment. The challenging topography and radio interference at Pikes Peak contributed to the timing issues, but it’s too early to diagnose the exact cause. Due to the poor reliability of our Tag Heuer RFID system we have been investigating a new timing system for several months, and it’s now time we make decisions to ensure successful future event timing.

Race brackets for Pikes Peak Downhill have been built based on 2013 IDF World Ranking. They will be…

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Posted by Unkle on September 7, 2014 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Pikes Peak Day 1 Report

Spirits are high at the second Annual Pikes Peak Downhill in Colorado Springs. The world’s fastest skateboarders have completed day 1 on a course starting above 11,000 feet, with 1.5 miles/2.4km of sweeping turns, steep drops, and banked hairpin corners. With top speeds of 57 mph or 91 km this 8 corner track required loads of high speed drifting and is one of the most highly anticipated stops on the International Downhill Federation schedule.

Right to left, - Key Dougherty, George Mackenzie, Zak Maytum, Scott Lembach and Rider unknown line up for a freeride run today. The legendary Pikes Peak Mountain stands behind 14,000 ft. 

Weather conditions held until 2:30pm in the afternoon before the torrential rain and the hail piled up as snow and ice on America's Mountain.  No serious…

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Posted by Unkle on September 7, 2014 at 0:30

ACME Downhill Aug 31 - Sept 1st

ACME Downhill Presented by Original Skateboards Bergen County Bombers and Push Culture enthusiastically present the second annual ACME Downhill gravity sports event to be held August 29, 30 and 31, 2014, on Skyline Drive in Elks Brox Memorial Park (aka Point Peter) located in the town of Port Jervis, NY! For videos/photos and up to the minute details, go to the facebook event page located here

Port Jervis, NY – August 19, 2014 – It’s that time of the year again and the outpouring of community support is an excellent indicator that this year is going to once again benefit the…

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Posted by Unkle on August 25, 2014 at 21:30

Peyragudes Never Dies 2014 - day 3 & 4

Day 3 at Peyragudes was scheduled for repechage, in this case bracket B and in the afternoon the French Championships. Bracket B was seeded through the timed qualification, which was done the day before. Riders who qualified 61 and up had to start and we're riding for those last 4 spots in bracket A.

The day started around 10 with a dry track, which is always important for the safety of riders, especially on a track like this. The first heats started and the bracket went smoothly without any big delays. Riders raced each other until there were only 4 left. These 4 were; Rasmus Klintrot, Radek Lucas, Zac Italiano and Jorund Bratset.

After lunch the French riders were up to race open, women, juniors, classic and street luge for the French championship (non-IDF). The number of riders…

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Posted by Beee on August 14, 2014 at 13:07 — 1 Comment

Peyragudes Never Dies 2014 - day 1 & 2

Peyragudes Never Dies in the Pyrenees, is a 4 day event, situated at approx. 1700 m. Its name comes from the James Bond movie 'Tomorrow Never Dies', of which the opening scene was shot on the airfield next to the track (click here to see the scene).

The first day was freeriding for everyone, see how the track felt like, since there were a lot of patches/touchups, which influenced the lines to take. The last corner which was added on freeride day didn't make it into the planned race, because of 2 reasons; 1) it wasn't considered safe to race that corner after a 100 kph straight and 2) a mountain blocked the timing signal. So the finish line was moved back up to the place where it was last year before…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on August 8, 2014 at 22:59 — 1 Comment

Kozakov 2014 - Finals day

Sebastian Hertler and Micah Green. Pic courtesy of Karen Burke Green

To give the partying riders/visitors at least a bit to recover, the day would start at 11:00 with a freeride for all, followed by 2 warm up runs for the riders and then it was for real, with bracket A from open, women, juniors, street and classic luge.

The skill level of the juniors keeps on rising. This year 5 juniors made it into the a bracket, Gustav Funck Norhall, Philipp Schickor, Johannes Aalholm and Connor Ferguson by time qualifying and Harry Clarke by advancing from bracket B. Elena Corrigall was the only women who was able to get into bracket A, by advancing from bracket B. Unfortunately neither Elena or one of the juniors but Connor were able to survive the first round.…

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Posted by Cyrille Harnay on July 30, 2014 at 22:00

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