or Zen and the Art of Skateboarding – Jed Chapman brings us his tale of skate at last year’s VIF17 … “Having gotten to know Lew, Hermione and Frand (Skate to Escape) over the last three years I spent at university in the icy north-west, their love for the endless hairpins and baking heat of Velefique
There has been screaming and whooping here amongst the UK longboard community in honour of our very own Pete Connolly totally smashing the world speed record at this year’s l’Ultime Descente World Speed Challenge. Here we replicate the latest press release from the organisers. Full interviews to follow!
The UK’s Pete Connolly is now the fastest guy on a skateboard – 91.17mph (146.73kph) and new Guinness World Record holder after completing this year’s L’Ultime Descente in Canada. We also hear from L’Ultime Decente first-timers Aaron Skippings, who reached just over 78mph (126.16kph) and Kami San (listen to our interview), who reached 76mph (123.85kph).
It's 4am and there is no sunlight. The car is packed and the roads are empty… Sunrise is looming and speed awaits, take a ride down the Kop with Pete.
Cam Deegan getting some raw speed on his longboard in Devon! UKDH!