downhill skateboarding

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Kyle Martin ~ Fuxing District

Northern Taiwan

Taipei to Taroko gorge

Towards the end of our mission through Taiwan we were heading back towards Taipei to head up to South Korea.  Spending 2 weeks amongst the most shear mountains and death-assured drops took a toll on the our mindset.  We didn’t expect Taiwan to be the most dangerous placed we’d skated and to be almost done with it’s insane civil engineers & betel-nut addled truckies was calming.  We’d planned to divert or course to skate 2 mountains on the 8 hour leg and as we reached the top of this particular hill the greeting of dense fog did not play well on our minds.  This was not to be a place I’d skate with my camera and one that I felt extremely uneasy – Taipei mountain roads are dangerous enough and the 50-60 meter visibility was insane.  The fact they dropped in from the top, without seeing what was to come (other than the insane squiggles on gmaps) is testament to Yates, Billy & Kyle.  To this day, one of the greater displays of confidence/instanity.  They made it down safe and we doubled back to get some shots.  Landyachtz Skate & Explore Tawian – video (youtube)

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Dillon Stephens ~ Transalpina

Transalpina

Carpathian Mountains ~ Romania

It’s hard to suggest a single road to be the epitome of downhill skating but the Transalpina is certainly such, with a history fitting of legend – as it was first traversed in the 2nd century AD by Roman legions.  Showcasing this road and it’s insane length is challenging as it spans multiple environments, from alpine down to coniferous forest – in total there were 7/8 different runs, some of which were nearing 10kms long… 

The incomplete guard-rails meant the Highway itself was officially shut but that didn’t stop us, tourists or any of the locals from driving this masterpiece of design and pavement.  I’m not sure if this road will be as quite once it’s opened but given it’s isolation, I’d say it’s likely – especially because the closing of the road turned the only town along it to practically close.

Not even this glorious sunrise could warm us on what was the coldest I’ve ever been taking photos of downhill.   Even without the my camera sucking all of my body-warmth out of my hands, through my gloves, it was unbearable but a sunrise this special on a hill this insane obviously calls for a certain level of ignorance. 

The Transalpina Highway was the extremity of our tour across Europe and had we known how unreal this road was we would’ve made it there a week earlier.  In the end we got to skate it fo 3 days (and a few nights) but we still didn’t get to skate every section.  

Dillon Stephens ~ Transalpina

South Korea

Seoul, geyonggi & Gangwon

It’s hard to suggest a single road to be the epitome of downhill skating but the Transalpina is certainly such, with a history fitting of legend – as it was first traversed in the 2nd century AD by Roman legions.  Showcasing this road and it’s insane length is challenging as it spans multiple environments, from alpine down to coniferous forest – in total there were 7/8 different runs, some of which were nearing 10kms long… 

The incomplete guard-rails meant the Highway itself was officially shut but that didn’t stop us, tourists or any of the locals from driving this masterpiece of design and pavement.  I’m not sure if this road will be as quite once it’s opened but given it’s isolation, I’d say it’s likely – especially because the closing of the road turned the only town along it to practically close.

Not even this glorious sunrise could warm us on what was the coldest I’ve ever been taking photos of downhill.   Even without the my camera sucking all of my body-warmth out of my hands, through my gloves, it was unbearable but a sunrise this special on a hill this insane obviously calls for a certain level of ignorance. 

The Transalpina Highway was the extremity of our tour across Europe and had we known how unreal this road was we would’ve made it there a week earlier.  In the end we got to skate it fo 3 days (and a few nights) but we still didn’t get to skate every section.  

Dillon Stephens ~ Transalpina

South Korea

Seoul, geyonggi & Gangwon

It’s hard to suggest a single road to be the epitome of downhill skating but the Transalpina is certainly such, with a history fitting of legend – as it was first traversed in the 2nd century AD by Roman legions.  Showcasing this road and it’s insane length is challenging as it spans multiple environments, from alpine down to coniferous forest – in total there were 7/8 different runs, some of which were nearing 10kms long… 

The incomplete guard-rails meant the Highway itself was officially shut but that didn’t stop us, tourists or any of the locals from driving this masterpiece of design and pavement.  I’m not sure if this road will be as quite once it’s opened but given it’s isolation, I’d say it’s likely – especially because the closing of the road turned the only town along it to practically close.

Not even this glorious sunrise could warm us on what was the coldest I’ve ever been taking photos of downhill.   Even without the my camera sucking all of my body-warmth out of my hands, through my gloves, it was unbearable but a sunrise this special on a hill this insane obviously calls for a certain level of ignorance. 

The Transalpina Highway was the extremity of our tour across Europe and had we known how unreal this road was we would’ve made it there a week earlier.  In the end we got to skate it fo 3 days (and a few nights) but we still didn’t get to skate every section.