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  • We need your (event) info

    Yes it is that time again. A new year has started so first of all we wish you a smashing downhill year ! …

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  • Wallonhill becomes an all Belgian event

    For quite some time, the Belgian freeride Wallonhill is heavily visited by Dutch downhill riders, who lack any facilities in their own country. This has caused many Belgian riders not be able to register, so Wallonhill made a decision for 2018.

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  • Downhill events in North and South America 2017

    Next to our annual European list, this year we also did an American list featuring both North and South America. We have 41 events spanning 8 countries.

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  • Downhill events in Europe 2017

    It is that time again, time for our annual list of downhill events in Europe for this season. We have a total of 60 events on there, spread over 14 countries.

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  • Freerides v5

    On January 6, 2013 Freerides started as a simple, white website with just a list of events, nothing more. A little over 4 years in, you're now looking at Freerides v5.

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  • Subscribe to our downhill calendar

    If you want to keep your calendar synchronised with our events list, there's a real easy way to do so. In this post we'll explain you how you can do this.

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  • The 100 mph club

    Last weekend the Top Speed World Challenge took place in Canada. Riders were hunting for the fastest speed on this hill, trying to break previous records set by others.

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  • Downhill events in Europe 2016

    Publishing our mega list of events has become an annual recurring thing and each year the list gets bigger. We started out with one list world wide, but it just becomes too much for one list.

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  • NorAM events 2016

    It's time for a new season and this means we're preparing a big ass list like last year. Lee Cation does this every year. Normally we launch around the same time, but this time he beat us to it.

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  • New $ 199,95 GoPro announced

    GoPro has announced the launch of a new Full HD camera, starting at $ 199,95. The new Hero+ has wifi and bluetooth connectivity and shoots in 1080p60.

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  • Eat Concrete 2015 photos

    Last weekend the Belgian Championship in Downhill skateboarding and luge took place in Groß-Fays. There are tons of pics floating around online, so we grouped all links with Eat Concrete pics.

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  • IDF announces helmet requirements

    The IDF has announced new helmet requirements for this season. To make the sport safer, uncertified helmets are now banned.

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  • Events lists for 2015

    If you haven't seen it on our Facebook already, our lists of events in 2015 are finished. And we didn't create one but two lists; one for the EU and one for South America, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

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  • Freerides 2013/2014 in a graphic

    Freerides has been active for just over 2 years now. And in that time we have tried to list as many downhill events worldwide, that we can get our hands on. Those numbers have now been turned into an infographic.

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  • Alpenrauschen in Austria

    From the people who organize LoRaLo (Longboard Rally Lodersdorf) comes a new event. A freeride called Alpenrauschen.

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  • IDF Schedule 2015 announced

    Many people have been eagerly awaiting the IDF 2015 schedule. What races will be on it ? It was released late last night and is now public. Check it out for yourself.

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  • HTC RE action camera

    HTC yesterday announced the launch of the RE camera, a periscope-shaped 16-megapixel GoPro competitor that records 1080p video, timelapses and records HD slow-motion video at 1/4 speed.

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  • Angie's Curves 2014 recap

    If you haven't been watching the live feed from Angie's last night, you were blowing it. There was so much tight racing going on at the track, with many surprises.

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  • RDVX Grip implants on Kickstarter

    RDVX Inplants are longboard skateboard grip inserts that mount between your deck and the bottom of your shoes to modify and improve how your board performs.

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  • Yes, we should openly embrace a transgender skater

    This article on Jenkemmag caught our attention. It's a very interesting read and we can't say anything else but Yes, yes and yes again. Embrace all skaters, no matter how they are.

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  • Is looking for you ? is growing. That's why we're looking for 1 or 2 volunteer editors, who want to help keep the site updated with videos, results and event info.

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  • Legs Eleven

    Long (standup) runs are leg burners, everyone knows that. So imagine how your legs must feel like after an 11 minute raw run down the hill.

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  • USA Luge Slider Search 2014

    The USA Luge Slider Search is the official nationwide athlete recruitment tour of USA Luge, targeting young athletes, ages 9-13. The mission of this grass-roots program, established in 1985, is to identify, train and qualify young athletes for the USA Luge Junior Development Team.

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  • Eat Concrete 2014 - Photos

    Last weekend the second edition of the Belgian Downhill Skateboarding Championship took place in Gros-Fays. The weather was amazing, the track better than expected, so definitely a successful weekend.

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  • A chat with Jan 'Honza' Profous

    A while back I wanted to write something about all of the CGSA events, so I Skyped with Jan Profous aka Honza, who's the president of the CGSA, Czech Gravity Sports Association, best known for the annual Kozakov Challenge.

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  • Update: Canadian cop causes crash

    Three days ago we posted a video of some Canadian longboarders who were involved in a crash, caused by a cop in an unmarked vehicle. This story is not over yet...

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  • LUUV – plug & play camera stabilizer

    With all those GoPros and mobile phones getting better, you want a more stable mount for it. Now there's Luuv, a plug & play camera stabilizer for GoPros and mobiles.

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  • Concrete Wave Buyers Guide 2014

    If you have no clue of what board to ride this year, then you'ld better check Concrete Wave's Buyers Guide for this season. It's a 124 page issue and marks their 10th anniversary.

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  • Setup Magazine #1

    This week a new digital Spanish magazine about longboarding in Spain was lauched, called "Setup Magazine". It's a project by Aleix Gallimo and Alvaro Bajo.

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  • San Francisco Shred City

    "Shred City" is a collaboration between the Comet team and Bryce Kanights, a San Francisco Native, 80's pro street skater and lifelong skateboard photographer.

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