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Longboard Quickies 2013

The start of a collection of quick edits from different spots we’ve hit.

Looking for roads in Cabarete, and getting caught in a thunderstorm

Rock Creek group runs, and some gnarly battle scar show.

Crusin around the neigborhood

Civiv center runs

Longboard / Luge race

Getting caught on Skyline

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Las Terrenas Trio

3rd times the charm! Finally got to spend the day here hitting every section of this road one at a time. And yea it was as awesome as I thought it would be :) All thats left now is get better and hit it again! Here are a few photos and a rough cut of the footage from the runs. Enjoy!

One part of a very long raod
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Preparing
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Driviiing
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Folling
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Las Terrenas

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Finally doing another longboard post! Soooo. Ive been wanting to plan a longboard trip to Las Terrenas for a very long time now. The road winds up and down a mountain right next to the ocean. With so many different sections and difficulty levels, that you could be on this road all day long and still not have explored everything. We stuffed a truck with 6 people, 4 board, a few cameras. and headed out. Although we didn’t get to ride the main parts of the road because of weather, ( and very poor planning on my part), we all got a little taste of the greatness this place could be. Here are a few shots from the trip.

Last crew member to join the party
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The official crew, minus the photographer
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The warm up hill, and the most longboarding we got in
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The place we stayed had to donkeys that apparently wanted our company… or food. lol
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Pit Stop at a surf beach on the way back home. Frustrated that no one decided to bring a “water” board… lol. By this point my mind was still on the road the amazing road that we left behind and didnt get to really ride… Next time we will conquer you…
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And a rough edit from the trip:

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Laps and laps of awesomness

This is another awesome spot. A big park with a long wide road that does one giant lap. Side roads, bike paths, parking lots, even a lake run. This is by far the best spot to learn at, and its always a good time… Here are a few shots of the roads.

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You could be at this park all day. Ride, eat, chill, ride some more… What more could you ask for?
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And Berto on the GoPro with some nice shots:
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First tastes of speed

Lee on the GoPro for a group run:

Ok so this is the first spot that became the go-to place for weekend riding since a lot of the roads are closed to cars then. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I heard there was a road that was locally famous for longboarding. I convinced my friend to join me and after a bit of exploring, I found the awesome road I now refer to as the bridge run. First time hitting this, an old veteran longboarder passed me at full speed. Thats when I knew great things would happen at this place. Here are some shots from my first visit:

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Trus Real cruising down a mellow road. As a kid this man was a beast street skater. Now also a very talented Hip Hop artist. Check out The Coalition

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Hitting it from the half way point on my mini cruiser. This was a bit scary on a tiny board… lol
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This location is where most of the crew got the first tastes of real speed. Short, smooth, curvy road with a steep final turn. Also being closed on the weekend made this the perfect spot to session. This also the same road where Brandon took me out for the first time. For a summary of what happened, Brandon went balls out on this road on his first time hitting it. He did it with such confidence that I followed him down without thinking twice. Now for anyone hitting this road for the first time, you don’t realize how much speed you actually pick up on the first half. So when you get to that final curve, the speed is no joke. Going too fast to slow down already and on the final curve, I see Brandon get some speed wobbles. Two seconds later he is down right in front of me at full speed. Even though I saw this happening in slow motion, I didn’t have enough time to react to it and I went down as well, sliding right into Brandon. More than anything it was a bit scary but other than that just some road rash, a little blood, and maybe some hurt egos. We got up, laughed it off, and kept on riding!

And I actually don’t have any photos of Brandon on this road but heres one aroud the same area, a bit after the crash. I spy ripped pants 😛 lol

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And a luge and Longboard race :) lol

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