Skateboarding has from its inception evolved into several disciplines. One of them is Longboarding, also referred to as downhill skateboarding, and fits those with an affinity for speed. Downhill longboarding involves riding downhills as fast as possible and keeping the board under control. Downhill longboarders zoom down steep hills at very high velocity, commonly reaching 80 km with record speeds at over 145 km. Note that downhill differs from freeriding in that free riders are not so much focused on speed as on making fluid turns and technical, sophisticated slides as they ride down a hill.
Downhill riders are highly committed, technical, and generally responsible sports enthusiasts who seek to push their limits without unnecessary risks.
Longboarding in Voss
This year the race will be moved to a new arena! It will be moved to Giljavegen. The road (Giljavegen) towards Rio brings a new era to longboarding at ekstremsportveko. With top speeds approaching 90km/t and a multitude of different types of corners it will be a challenge for anyone trying to get down fast.
This arena will also be more spectator friendly. Being in walking distance to the festival arena and having an access road to the mid part of the track, makes this a must watch event for those attending this year's festival.
One of the unique things about Voss is all the other great hills within an hour's driving distance from Voss. Make sure to talk to the locals and skate everything Voss has to offer. Gather your crew and come to Voss!
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