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We are really happy to anounce Shumie Loo as our new teamrider. Although he’s skating for just 3 years now, his results are very impressive! He mannaged to skate 406 Km ath the dutch ultraskate this year, wich was his second ultraskate ever. You can read more about Shumie here.
22-07-16 When we had some trouble one of our Tow-Trucks on Friday, we decided to walk the 30Km’s we just skated back to Lyon. There we spent the night at the side of the river. This really had a negitive effect on our mood as you can understand. The next day we tried to fix[…]
Avignon was cool, but we really enjoyed Lyon. When we arrived we met up with Mélanie. We had some contact before on Facebook, so she was expecting us. It was nice to have a place to sleep and freshen up again. She showed us around the city and we even went out one night. The next[…]
As a proud sponsor of the Dutch Ultraskate we present a verry short impression of the event in 15 GIF’s. But there’s more! Stan Bekker, a great distance skater and part time movie editor is working on a aftermovie of the 2016 edition. Today he released a teaser, and we love it!
A lot has happened in the last two days. Good and bad things. So let’s start where we left last post, Montpellier. We left there at around 10 in the morning, so we could make it to Nîmes at an easy pace. In this lovely city we met 2 wonderfull people who helped us a lot! Though[…]
So we left Thursday 14th early in the morning, heading for Perpignan. After skating a whole day in the sun we discovered skating at night would be better; so we did. Though skating at night is not all that great, it’s still better than in the burning mediterranean sun. We had to face some dangerous routes[…]
A short recap on our bus-trip and a little tour of our apartment. Video is Dutch. (and there is a lot of swearing) Travel progress:
19 year old Steve Koops and 18 year old Ties Barten. These guys are not unfamiliar with long distance skateboarding. In 2015 they made a similar trip from Paris tot Eindhoven. That was only 1/3 the distance the’ll cover this time. They also participated in the 2016 Dutch Ultraskate (skate as much as you can[…]
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Well, Hey! I am a long distance, dance + trick rider. I’ve been skating for as long as i can remember. The feeling of landing a trick is just insane! so i don’t really have a favorite one. Most of the time it’s the one i’m learning!I think that my long distance life has something to do with my travel obsession.
I know that much people think that dancing is a little bit dorky or whatever they call it. I think that dancing on your Deck with a thight flow can be amazing!
Thanks! Steace out Badapapapaa I’m skating it!
Long distance teamrider.
Alias: Push Hulk!
Ties has been skating since early 2010. He started out on a skateboard but he soon discovered his passion for longboarding.
He loves dancing (on a board) and his style contains some swift moves and a lot of grab-tricks. His personal favorite: Tigerclaw finger flip.
Besides dancing, Ties is also in for some long distance skating. In the summer of 2016 he and his good friend and fellow teamrider Steve Koops are skating from Barcelona to Eindhoven. A 1500 Km skate trip.
Thanks for being interested in my bio.
I’ve been longboarding since summer 2013 with a pumping board, so I learned how to pump first before I could push. Because I was curious about the boarding techniques of other people, I’ve competed in competitions like the haagse halve marathon, small longboard events and also the dutch ultraskate (for two times). Furthermore there is always something new to learn or experience from other boarders no matter if they are beginners or advanced boarders. With all the knowledge and experience the distance from my first ultraskate was 156 miles (252 km) and my second time was 252 miles (406 km).
Secondly I’m also very curious about new setups and prototypes, Sway can provide me with custom boards. I’m very happy that I can test and co-design the custom boards with Sway.
And also I love to board with friends, you can reach more if you ride together!
After starting my study in Delft back in 2014, I bought my first longboard. I started downhilling and sliding and met a lot of people. Every second of skating feels amazing. Some problems with my right ankle made me skate less than I wanted and I was searching for a solution.
I bought a pusher deck and started distance skating. After getting used to my board, I went to some events, like the Dutch Uphill Pyramid Push Contest and the Quarter Ultraskate. Got some trophies that I’m really proud of! The biggest goal for next year is skating at least 250km at the Miami ultraskate.
I find the best thing about distance skating that you meet so many new people and see lots of places. As my first sponsor, Sway provides me with some awesome gear and experience, and I’m really happy to be a teamrider! I think boarding in a team makes you skate further and that’s what we’re here for 🙂
Have fun skating and I’ll see you on your boards!