Worlds 2019 - Giant slalom

[October 19th, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

Second day results

1. Arturs Liskovs, LAT
2. Joe McLaren, USA
3. Janis Kuzmins, LAT

1. Michal Subrt, CZE
2. Patrick Lehrmann, USA
3. Scott Hostert, USA

1. Lynn Kramer, USA
2. Therese Redman, SWE
3. Mare Erika Belta, LAT

1. Paul Chestnut, USA
2. Michael Peck, USA
3. Nathan Favero, USA

1. Chloe King, CAN
2. Benjamin Andros, USA
3. Devon McMahon, USA

Worlds 2019 - Hybrid slalom

[October 18th, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

First day results

1. Joe McLaren, USA
2. Janis Kuzmins, LAT
3. Toms Dreiblats, LAT

1. Frederik Lieberath, SWE
2. Scott Hostert, USA
3. Michal Subrt, CZE

1. Lynn Kramer, USA
2. Mare Erika Belta, LAT
3. Therese Redman, SWE

1. Paul Chestnut, USA
2. Will Fogel, USA
3. Tee Weisenbach, USA

1. Benjamin Andros, USA
2. Chloe King, CAN
3. Devon McMahan, USA

Bowlstock - Stockholm, August 3-4 [Main]

[August 16th, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

Mikael Hadestrand (SWE) won both hybrid and straight, and left Viking (SWE) in second place, somewhat surprised. There was some good fighting also for third place and Henrik Wadsten (SWE) took on of the bronze medals while Toms Zubarevs (LAT) surprisingly took the other. He almost took out Mika at one time, until mid-course when Mika suddenly realized he was up against a hot contender and had to speed up!

In the bank slalom, Viktor Hadestrand once again showed his incredible talent here and consistently took yet another win. 40 people raced in the ditch, and among them: Eddie Elguera "El gato" (USA) who was visiting Stockholm for the Bowlstock event taking an honorable 8th place which was the best on a regular vert skateboard just ahead of Hampus Winberg (SWE) and Calle Öjert (SWE).

Results are available here:

US Nationals 2019 - Results

[August 16th, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

Joe McLaren once again makes a clean sweep at the US Nationals, but we also see new Pro riders on the podium: Orion, Scott and Tay were all up there leaving Richy just outside the top three spots.

Full results are available at:

Pilsen Open, June 22-23 [Main]

[June 26th, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

Results and photos:

Slalom St Louis 2018 [Main]

[June 26th, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

Results and photos:

2020 ISSA World Championships to be held in Båstad, Sweden!

[June 19th, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

The ISSA Board of Directors have awarded the 2020 Worlds to the city of Båstad on the west coast of Sweden. The dates will be August 7-9 and the main organizer is Mikael Hadestrand.

The city has shown strong support of the event and is financing a part of it in addition to providing much of the necessary infrastructure. The status application will be posted on the Event Calendar.

ISSA BOD 2019:

Jani Söderhäll, Patric Duletzki, Hans Koraeus, Maria Carrasco, Robert Thiele, Janis Kuzmins, Sammy Nogueira

Worlds 2020 - call for candidates

[May 21st, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

We've received a first application to hold the ISSA World Championships of 2020 (tentative dates August 7-9) and we're making this announcement to see if there are any other potential candidate cities before we advance further. Please contact one of the EU status marshals: Michal Subrt, Tezzan Redman or Alex Lutz to discuss your plans with them. If we haven't got any other openings by June 9, we'll proceed with the formalities of the current candidate and announce our formal decision by mid June.

2019 Worlds to Winston-Salem, North Carolina!

[March 23rd, 2019 by Jani Soderhall]

The ISSA Board of Directors have unanimously voted to award the organization of the 2019 ISSA World Skateboard Slalom Championships to Cape Fear Slalom Racing and the City of Winston-Salem, NC, October 18-20, 2019 (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)

Location: Hobby Park, 2301 W. Clemmonsville Rd, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Main organizer: Jack Andros

The soapbox hill on which we run the giant slalom is STEEP and FAST with good length, sloping off and transitioning to a flat zone before rising up again into an uphill run off. Giant on this hill is a challenge for any skill level. Foot braking is not necessary.

The registration is now open at SlalomRanking.com!

Forum topic for Q&A: http://www.slalomskateboarder.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=294

Ed Brockman (RIP) 1962 - 2018

[October 22nd, 2018 by Jani Soderhall]

Photo: Michael Stride

Racing at Hog Hill will never be the same again. On October 6th Edwin James Brockman, known by all as just Ed, or by some of his closest skatepals as "Big Ed", passed away after battling with a stubborn and ill-placed brain tumour for more than 10 years. If you didn't meet or race him back the 80's, at least anyone who's raced at Hog Hill the last five years have met him and spent time with him at the race track. In 2013, at the Euros, we recall his true British manners as he oversaw the cone judging and for every single judgement thanked the cone marshals by screaming out loud over the race area due to lack of announcement system a proper and polite "Thank you!".

He was already battling his cancer at the time, but stayed on his post through hours and hours of racing. Last year, severely ill, Ed still came for the autumn race at Hog Hill and to everyone's enjoyment brought a large part of his skate sticker collection. Like little kids we all spent time browsing through the well sorted, well labeled envelopes with duplicates that he was willing to show and share. Each and everyone of us had a chat with him about past races, common memories, his illness (inevitably) and life in general and of course about the youngest family members of his, and how every Christmas that he was able to reach was a gift for him. Ed had beaten the odds of his doctors many times over, but the cancer was inoperable due to it's difficult location and Ed had no choice but to wait for the inevitable to come.

Only about two months ago Jill Brockman, his wife, shut down his Facebook account, which to us all was a warning sign and a grim reminder and the end that was about to come. Yet Rob Ashby, close to Ed and Jill, kept up his regular visits to the nursing home that had become Ed's home for the last period of his life and brought along recordings from other skaters to share with Ed. The end eventually came on October 6, when Ed passed away peacefully surrounded by his closest.

Photo: Alec Brown

Skaters gathered at Honor Oaks Crematorium in South London today, October 22nd, for a last farewell to Ed. All dressed in Vans as a sign of recognition of his passion for the magic rolling board.

Through our passion for these boards with four wheels, we've made friends for life. It is with sadness we celebrate the life of Ed, but it's with great smiles on our faces we cherish the memories of our times together.

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