Wednesday, March 27, 2013

the canyon ride, the very last round...

shinya's niece and her husbnad's flight back to japan was in late afternoon. so, we went for a ride for the one last time in the morning.


 blue sky upper, gloomy down.


 we took SR500 and CL450.

 no way!


 yes way! down hill. at least 30mph.

 they went down all the way without falling over.


at the air port. see you again soon!



matthias said...

Downhill longboards, or speedboards, are used for riding down hills as fast as possible and keeping the board under control. These boards are usually 95–110 cm (35 – 44 inches) long, featuring wheel bases from 28-35 inches, and very stiff to improve stability. One usually bends his/her knees in order not to "speed wobble". It is also very common to use these boards for free-riding. The trucks are often at the far ends of the board to maximize the wheelbase, but sometimes closer together to allow for easier maneuvering on more technical roads. A longer distance between the front and rear wheels, known as the wheelbase, will increase stability, while a shorter wheelbase will decrease the board's turning radius and decrease stability. In order to lower the center of gravity, downhill longboards sometimes feature a lowered platform. The deck may be mounted below the baseplate of the trucks (drop-through configuration), by the shape of the deck itself (dropped-deck) or both (double-drop). These styles of boards were first produced commercially by Jody Willcock and Ian Comishin (Kebbek Skateboards) of Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada, although skaters had been cutting drop-through holes in their decks long before.

Greetings from Stuttgart, Matthias

matthias said...

“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.” Jeremy Clarkson

menacing ayu said...

emil: here's to jermy clarkson! cheers!