Dear Freestyle Skateboarder,
Below is the latest news that may be of interest to you.
Last month I welcomed the famous freestyler Russ Howell as a new member of the [WFSA] Freestyle News mailinglist community. Russ has won numerous contests, and I consider Russ to be one of the godfathers of freestyle because he began skateboarding already in 1958. In the December 2011 issue of the [WFSA] Freestyle News mailing, one of his achievements will be mentioned in a special on freestyle/flatland skateboard World Records.More on Russ Howell Skateboards (USA)
A few more days and the US Championships of Freestyle Skateboarding
start in Philadelphia. BE THERE!This edition of the [WFSA] Freestyle News contains the Rodney Mullen special, part 2.
Part 1 appeared in the July edition of the [WFSA] Freestyle News.
WFSA Mailinglist AdministratorWorld Freestyle Skateboard Association
====================Rodney Mullen Special, Part 2Rodney Mullen Basic Bio Information
Rodney: "Do what you love and try not to look at what other people occupy themselves with. Most people seem restless and bounce around too much to focus or even pay attention enough to themselves to figure out exactly what they really do love, as opposed to what the people that surround them are doing." (Quote from Skateboard.com
) - Hear more from Rodney in this Rodney Mullen InterviewIn the Globe Opinion Video
(nose manual flip to nose manual, 1 hand hkf to rail, railspins, 360 casper to n-h 50/50, casper flip to crossfoot, crossfoot casper, helipop, tail manual flip to nose manual, dark slides, casper slide, etc.)Skateboard Demo South Carolina 1999
(backwards or switch-foot ollie flip, 360 fingerflip, frontside n-h 50/0, nose 360's with an attempt to pump -like João Soares does perfectly-, 360 shove-it, 1 foot shove-it, etc.)Slam Demo 2003
(rail flip 180 body varial, etc.)2005-2010
(streetstyle, ollie 180 underflip, hkf, nose spins, Primo slide, flip to nosewheelie, nollie flip, etc. - over 1 mln hits...)"Virtual Reality" - Part of Plan B video
(dark slide, kickflip lateflip, flips to nose manuals, street/freestyle combo's, kickflip underflip, frontside helipop flip, 180 kickflip lateflip, etc.)Triple Heelflip by Rodney Mullen "and some parts with him"
(and a flip to tail manual)The Legend
(railspin to 360's, 180 fingerflip m-80, ollie kickflip to nose manual, kickflip to tail manual,ollie 180 kickflips, ollie 180 lateflip, etc.)Demo in Lilburn, GA, USA
(ollie to grab, Yoyo plants, 1-foot spins, etc.)"Highest Kickflip in the World"
(Rodney Mullen kickflipping over a table - over 2 mln views...)Swatch Summer Tour Part 3
(strange Christ air, handstand reversed flip, impossible, ollie fingerflip, backwards spacewalk, fast footwork into 360's, ollie grab, Yoyo plant, etc. )"Czarnold 8"
(ollie coconut slides 180, nose manual to tail manual to flip to coconut, coconut slide flip to coconut slide, 180 flip to coconut slide, 360 fingerflip, ollie 180 fingerflip, ollie 180 lateflip, etc.)How To Do a DarkslideMullen, the Legend, the Myth, "the man with better balance than an experienced alcoholic"
(1-foot shove-it, ollie impossible, backside 50/50 spin, ollie 180 flip, nose 360's, ollie to casper slide, ollie to casper slide to flip, darkslide handrail, ollie flip over a table, flip to nose manual, flip to backward tail manual, etc.)"HQ good edit"
(1-handed hkf to rail, ollie 180 flip to rail, 360 casper to 50/50, casper flip to crossfoot, backwards 180 fingerflip, ollie lateflip, frontside helipop flip, 180 ollie lateflip, impossible lateflip, etc.)Freestyle Superstar
(big spin, backwards 180 impossible, double 180 railflip, double 180 railflip 180 body varial, 1 hand hkf, ollie airwalk, casper flip to spacewalk, shove-it, ollie impossible, reverse hkf, etc.)A Tribute
(1 hand hkf to rail, rail spins, 180 railflip to rail, casper slide, dark slide, nose manual 180 shove-it to tail manual, tail manual to flip to nose manual, nose manual to imposible, nose manual to dark slide, ollie late flip, etc.)On the Dr. Fad Show
(He shows up after 1 minute of downhill and vert, then does: 1-hand hkf, fingerflip, impossible, ollie airwalk, double 180 railflip, ollie grab, ollie fingerflip, etc.)Highlights of Skate Competitions 25 Years of Skating
(frontside 1 wheel spins, double 180 railflip, 1 wheeler, impossible, big spin, etc.)Interview 2011
6th July 2011 - Globe demo, Skatepark Amsterdam
, The Netherlands. After the demo & kids running for a signature, The Mutt made some time for an improvised interview with Room107.org
An inspiring two part interview, Mullen talks about freestyle skateboarding, his new video part, and how there is no 'Switch' stance.Part 1Part 2An Interview With Monster Skateboard Magazine
He speaks about injuries, skating at night and a new video part.Powell Peralta Future Primitive DVD
- The second video from the Bones Brigade
- Released in 1985
- featuring Rodney Mullen
Below are freestyle related links, which may also lead to companies that are in some way involved in freestyle.
So you can send a link to your (or someone else's) Youtube channel, Facebook page, company website, blog, etc. to wfsa @ mylist .net
Please include an English description of max 4 words.Titus Shops (Germany/Austria)
Web Cast Your Contest Live:UstreamWallen Mediafrom your phone or PC Australian Tony Hallam, who used to ride for Variflex, placed online the old Rodney Mullen decks in their old configuration, and many more.
Enjoy some freestyle history: Rodney Mullen Board around 1982
Independent freestyle trucks, Powell freestyle Bones - 1982
This model was around the time of the flat ground ollie that Rodney innovated.Powell/Peralta Rodney Mullen Skeleton 1987Freestyle History: photo's of old skateboardsSome boards that the first freestylers used, clearly based upon the surfboard ...Nash - Sidewalk Surfer - 1960'sGT Webb Solid oak - Webb trucks, Webb chalky open bearing wheels, classic Australian made 1960'sOld school freestyle skateboards (USA)
Tony Hallam does not sell these classic boards, but others -like SK8supply.com
You may also want to check out E-Bay
from time to time; sometimes a classic freestyle board pops up.
Like the Rodney Mullen Powell Peralta Chess Freestyle CompletePowell Peralta Re-issues PetitionUntil now, 91 skaters have signed the petition to re-issue some old Powell boards, like
Rodney Mullen "Chess King" and Per Welinder "Nordic Skull".Start Your Own Petition
++++++++++++++++++++WFSA Board Member Kilian Martin Joins the Powell Team
19th August 2011The Powell Peralta Team welcomes Kilian:
"Perhaps it takes someone special from outside the California epicenter of the sport to remind us that skateboarding is still very personal, innovative, FUN, and should never be limited by the popularity of any one segment of the sport." (George Powell)
"I’m so impressed. He is the most impressive skater I’ve seen in decades." (Stacey Peralta)
Next month mailing will contain a special on Kilian Martin.
++++++++++++++++++++How one man changed skateboarding forever......and became a multimillionaire doing so.
In 2010, Skateboarding Magazine published an article about freestyle professional Steve Rocco.
How he was kicked from the Sims team, then started his own company. By doing so, Steve permanently changed the rules by which skateboarders do business. In 1998 Rocco sold World Industries (then the first publicly traded skateboard company on the stock market) for twenty-million dollars...
++++++++++++++++++++"P-Tip" - How to protect your deck from ollie wear and tear
It’s the tip of your skateboard where an ollie begins. The nose or tail of the deck and the point where the energy from the impact and interaction between the tip and the riding surface enters your deck, create the energy you need for many ollie tricks.
The P-Tip is designed and engineered to maximize the decks pop performance regardless of terrain.What is a "P-Tip"?
P-Tip is invented by the company Performance Tip Technology
These are in fact plastic extensions that should be adjusted to the nose and/or tail of the skateboard deck. They are not tailbones or nosebones; P-Tips are worked in the wood. When you have worn your P-Tip then you can turn it 180' and you have a new tail!"P-Tip" Instructional Videos
Pirate Skateboards and One Skateboards have both made short instructional videos on the ease of (re-)placing a P-Tip and the best ways to set up the grip.Instructions by Pirate SkateboardsInstructions by One Skateboards"P-Tip Decks" Available Globally at Tailtap.com
You are now able to order boards internationally from Tailtap
++++++++++++++++++++News from the WFSA: Secretary 2012-2015
31st December 2011 my term as WFSA Secretary is ending. This is why the WFSA starts an election round for this function.
The first step is to look for candidates that are fit and motivated to fill this function from 2012 until 2015. So if you are interested, please keep reading.Who may apply for this function?
Any WFSA Board Member or Executive Board Member
-is willing and able to become a WFSA Board Member
-is willing and able to become a WFSA Secretary
-supports the goals of the WFSA
-is accepted by the WFSA board to become a member.How to apply/nominate, responsibilities, tasks, details
Make sure that you apply before 1st December 2011
.What if no-one is interested?
In that case no election round is required.
I am willing and able to continue this position for 4 more years.
++++++++++++++++++++Photo ContestHocks One Shot, prize money: $1,500.00
Send your photo to email@example.com
by 10th September, including the name of the photographer, the name of the trick, the city and country.
The main criterium is the creativity of the photographer.Winners will be published on 15th September via Facebook.
++++++++++++++++++++Pierre-André Senizergues' New HouseFrench Former Pro Freestyler Pierre-André Senizergues, founder of Etnies and owner of Sole Technology and many other companies, incorporates gaps, ramps and rails to his new home in Malibu, California.
All components of the house can be used as barriers, from the couch to the freezer. Walls become quarterpipes, including gaps, handrails and stairs. Moreover, all edges of furniture and obstacles are protected by coping. The furniture that makes up the house was all created by the Skate Study House
. Pierre-André is one of the persons behind the Skate Study House.
Skate Study House produces innovative designs inspired by the skateboard.
The video shows a prototype of the house, which is yet to be built. A full-scale mockup of the living area debuted in July at an exhibition on skateboarding culture in Paris, where the Etnies Pro Team tested it out
Perhaps "streetstyle" should from now on be called "homestyle"?
++++++++++++++++++++Dream Flatland Tricks
These are tricks that I haven't seen in videos and real life yet, so they may inspire the most talented skaters.
If you can make one of these tricks, then please film it, post it on YouTube.com and send a video link to wfsa @ mylist.net!
Backside helipop (Caballerial) to spacewalk
Casper to backwards tailwheelie
Backside 360 to heelflip
Pogo handstand top-truck10 Freestyle Skateboarding TricksExplanation of Freestyle Skateboarding TricksMore Basic "How to" Links to TricksTrick Tip Videos for BeginnersDo you think you invented a certain trick?
++++++++++++++++++++Reports of Freestyle/Flatland Events17th July 2011 - Paderborn World Cup 2011 Teaser with Sebastian HeupelSebastian Heupel - 1st Place (both runs)
(1-ft shove-it, fingerflip, 180 fingerflip, impossible, hkf, big spin, flips, hkf, frontside spins, rail hkf, double fingerflip, 1,5 fingerflip to 50/50, 360 fingerflip, incredible frontside, be-bop, etc.)Photos Run 2 by LillisIn a tent because of the rainWarming up
1. Sebastian Heupel 398
2. Günter Mokulys 395
3. Stefan "Lillis" Åkesson 383
1. Matthias Adam 355
2. Zoltán Türi 320
3. Robin Schoof 309
---------------------17th July 2011 - JFSA All Japan Championships - Well Being/Roots Skateboards Cup
(Swedish spacewalk, coconut, ollie grab, railplant, big spin, kickflip M-80, nose 360 combo, kickflip M-80 shove-it, frontside incredible, crossfoot no hand 50/50 incredible to no hand 50/50, coconut variation, frontside spins, etc.)Organized by the JFSA
---------------------7th August 2011 - Sk8kings Jam, Huntington Beach, California
This jam featured Lillis, Kilian Martin, Per Welinder, Richy Carrasco, and many others. Join Sk8kings
on Facebook to stay informed on the Sk8kings jams.http://www.youtube.com/brandonapprove
(casper to rail handstand, 180 hkf, funny tailstop-handstand, ollie airwalk grab, etc.)
---------------------19th-21st August 2011 - World Freestyle Championships in Malmö, SwedenFacebookVideos:
Click on the World Championships logo (center-left) to view all runs.
Click on a name, then click "play" in the top window.
23 Skaters competed in 2 divisions: Pro and Am.
1 Stefan "Lillis" Åkesson (Sweden) 93,67
2 Greyson Asthon (USA) 93,33
3 Günter Mokulys (Germany) 93,00
4 Albert Kuncz (Slovakia) 89
5 Per Canguru (Brazil) 84
6 Rene Shigueto (Brazil) 83
7 Christian Heise (Germany) 79
8 Stefan Albert (Germany) 69
9 A.J. Kohn (USA) 63
1 Shaun Gladwell (Australia) 80
2 Matheus Navarro (Brazil) 76
3 Felix "Fleppo" Jonsson (Sweden) 70
4 Erwin Schuijtvlot (The Netherlands) 66
5 Andy Timmreck (Germany) 58
6 Yukiko Mic Murayama (Japan) 56
7 Ludvig Håkansson (Sweden)
8 Ruben van Tuil (The Netherlands) and Tomo Koyano (Japan)
10 Takashi Suzuki (Japan)
11 Denis Sopovic (Sweden)
12 Kai Dunkel (Germany) and Rogerio Igarashi Vaz (Brazil)
14 Matthew Smithies (Great Britain)
++++++++++++++++++++Upcoming Freestyle/Flatland Events
10th September 2011"Bretbewerb"
Location: Nauheim, Hessen, Germany
10th - 11th September 2011US Championships of Freestyle Skateboarding
Location: Rizzo Rink, Philadelphia
(Ice skating rink, 1001 South Front St.)
Flatland, highest ollie, obstacle freestyle, spins, Games of S.K.A.T.E.
Time: on both days sign in at 12, the contest is at 1
Entry fee: A donation to the Franklins Paine fund
All of the proceeds collected go back into the skateboard community.
Contact: A.J. Kohn - firstname.lastname@example.org
18th September 2011Car-Free Sunday, Brussels, Belgium
From 9AM - 7PM no cars are allowed in Brussels and its 19 districts.
Public transport is free.
18th September 2011Car-Free Sunday, Antwerp, Belgium
(in Dutch only)
From 10AM - 6PM no cars are allowed in the center of Antwerp.
18th September 2011Car-Free Sunday, Bruges, Belgium
(in Dutch only)
From 10AM - 6PM no cars are allowed in the center of Bruges (Brugge).
Busses are free.
25th September 2011 JFSA Flatland Skateboard Contest (Japan "Well Being Cup" #2)
Including Best Trick
12th November 2011
Pacific Ocean Freestyle Skateboard Contest in Lalaport, Tokyo, Japan
Pro/Am/Senior and MastersInfo: JFSA
7th - 8th July 2012Freestyle BBQ Contest, Goldgrund Skatepark, Paderborn, Germany
Masters, girls, am, proFacebook
If you want to organize an event, make a web page (like on the World Freestyle Skateboard Association forum, or on Facebook), see if others are interested, and send your link to the mailinglist (wfsa @ mylist. net) to publish your event.Disclaimer
I accept no responsibility whatsoever for the content or scheduling of the events listed.
I do not necessarily endorse any of the companies listed and links to external websites are provided as a courtesy - I checked them all.
I do not monitor, control or guarantee the third party information contained here. I shall not be liable for any damages of any kind.
To make sure that an event will happen on a certain date and place, I strongly recommend to contact the organizer before buying tickets.Copyright
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However, I recommend to check the source before using the information.Language
I encourage others to start a similar mailinglist in other languages.
Just let me know so I can inform members of this [WFSA] mailinglist.
And perhaps I become a member of that other mailinglist!