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The IDF is pleased to announce the European Tour events for 2016, after many long nights of discussion and negotiation we are happy to announce events and dates to determine who will become the Continental European Champion in 2016 and who will be up on the World Tour leaderboard battling for World Cup Series glory heading into the home stretch of South America.
After the bounty of the americas the IDF pirate ship will set sail across the Atlantic for the Schengen line, where riders will jump the fence and then in somewhat of a reverse invasion, head north to Viking country and the beautiful Olympic Ski resort in Lilyhammer to take on the challenge of defeating these Norwegian Knife throwers. It will be a titanic World Cup battle down the roller coaster that is the Olympic Ski Jump road to determine who will win the viking riches and the valuable World Cup points in the first European event of the…Continue
Posted by IDF on January 26, 2016 at 3:00
The World Rankings are being changed for the 2016 season. We’re bringing in a new category, combining two other categories, adjusting the number of races that are included, and adjusting the points awarded for those races. These changes are being made to ensure the World Rankings retain their fairness and integrity.
Masters Skateboard is being trialled in 2016 as a new category. Rankings for Masters Skateboard will now be collected in all Continental and World Tour events. To qualify for Masters a rider must turn 35 (or older) during the current race season.
The IDF will be combining Street Luge and Classic Luge into a single Luge category for the 2016 race season. After long discussions we are excited to announce that Luge will be offered at all World Cup events this year and very much hope the combined category and reduced points requirements will create some strong results. It…Continue
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
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