Bay Area Sliders
Little less negative space in footage.
More footage used from race.
Description of longboard a little long.
Just describe the longboard, no comparison to Skateboard.
Use more of the footage from the previews.
Music is a little distracting.
Why do they still longboard since its so dangerous?
Connect to Sinjin?
Grabbed right away!
“Bring back the sexy!” (More like the previews)
Amp it up!
More of Cliff Coleman (Archival footage, stories from riders)
Use footage to support story; if it doesn’t fit, get rid of it!
Longboard Explanation (No Skateboard)
So much great footage!
Thank you to everyone who gave your input! We will use as much of it as we can!
Some of the best local and international riders will be converging just south of the Bay in Salinas, CA. The Laguna Seca Raceway has been a great event for years and this year will be no exception. On April 10th at 8:00 AM the race begins. Go to the Wheel Base Magazine article below for more information.
Laguna Seca Invitational
Sinjin Davis, a semi pro skateboarder, was very nice in giving us a tour of his work place, Caliber Truck Co., today. He also bragged about his skate skills and give us a great hour long interview.
Well here it is. Time to sell my idea for a documentary. This is the video that will be used to present the concept of the project for peer review.
Here is my storyboard for the pitch we are doing in class. If the roughly five minute pitch goes well then my topic may be chosen?
Here is a short narrative on our project.
There are five basic ways to stop on a longboard.
1. The ride out. If you have space and time you can simply allow your speed and momentum to be ridden out.
With the nice flat and then uphill ending this speed will resolve itself by just begin ridden out.
2. The foot brake. You simply put one foot down and drag the bottom of your shoes sole to scrub off speed. This is the easiest braking method to learn but not as effective as sliding. It can also be dangerous at high speed because it can destabilize you. You saw more of this method in earlier racing and in new riders.
Basic foot braking technique.
3. Air braking. Air braking is when you flare your body out of its normally aerodynamic position (tuck) to catch more wind resistance. It will take speed off of your run effectively slowing you but doesn’t stop you. Care must be used with this move as well. If you flare out at 65 mph it’s like getting hit with a 65 mph gust of wind, it can take you right off your board. Many pros use this method to pre brake corners so they don’t have to slow down as much in the corner.
At the IGSA worlds, they are air braking with their arms and foot braking. The reason is because a very tight corner is coming and the group is to close together to slide.(only the rear rider can slide with out injuring someone) The pack here is going over 100 kph (62mph).
4. The “Coleman Slide”. This is by far the most effective and used method of braking in the pro downhill world. You center you weight over the deck and let the wheels loose traction in a controlled manner sliding to the side until the rider has dropped the amount of speed he or she needs to make a corner or obstacle.
Cliff Coleman teaching his own slide. How to Coleman
5. The run out. This is a last resort and should be used as such. The rider must be going slower than he or she can run. Then you simply run off your skateboard and slow down from your run to a stop. Because it is uncontrolled and doesn’t stop the skateboard itself run outs are the last option of a good downhiller.
A run out starting.