LONGBOARD SKATEBOARD 

HISTORY: The first longboards were made by Preston Nichols in the 1940s and 50s as an alternative to surfing when the waves were flat.  Early longboards were improvised planks of wood with roller skate wheels in a practice known as Sidewalk Surfing.  Longboarding became popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but its popularity died by 1965, only to stage a comeback in 1972 when Frank Nasworthy and the Cadillac Wheel Company introduced the urethane longboard wheel, which allowed skaters to reach very high downhill speeds.

NARROW DESCENT was shot for a documentary titled TIGHT LINE.  Filmed by Jan Izquierdo , this 4 minute video features Pedro Oliver, downhill longboarding at speeds of 85km/h down one of the island's most dangerous mountain roads.  

BEST LONGBOARD VIDEOS 

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JOSH NEUMAN

WATCH Josh Nueman longboard skateboard down the steep Sonora Pass in Northern California.

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SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is known for the steepest hills in the world including the infamous Lombard Street. Watch a group of longboard skateboarders take them on.

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SAN FRANCISCO

Skateboarding the steep hills in San Francisco is undoubtedly dangerous, but for these skaters, it offers a sacred place to find stillness.

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MORGAN OWENS

Morgan Owens makes a heavy send down a sketchy, crack filled road in the depths of the beautiful Northern California mountains..

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NATALIE PLUTO

Watch Natalie Pluto showcase her longboard tricks in her very first flick.

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CLIFFS OF CALIFORNIA

WATCH Josh Nueman longboard along the cliffs of Southern California.s.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

WATCH Josh Neuman, Owen Fox, Adrien Paynel, and Morgan Owens ride some of steepest roads in Southern California. 

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NORTH CAROLINA

WATCH Cole Trotta  catch air multiple times on this road through a North Carolina neighborhood

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OREGON REDWOODS

WATCH Chet Bolstridge attempt a clean run on a beautiful descent in the southern Oregon forests.

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GIRL'S CREW FILM

OPEN is a Longboard Girls Crew (LGC) film directed by Daniel Etura featuring Ishtar Bäcklund, Cami Best, Valeria Kechichian

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 ISHTAR BACKLUND

Ishtar X Tussilago is a short film by Maceo Frost starring downhill longboard rider Ishtar Backlund in the epic mountains of Norway. 

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JOSH NEWMAN

Watch Josh Newman rip 70mph on his downhill skateboard in Switzerland.

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65 MPH Through Burnt Land

If SPEED is your thing, you got to check this video out as Mike Mayhew and Kieran Connolly skate at speeds up to 65 mph in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range.  

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BRANDON DESJARLAIS

Watch Brandon DesJarlias rip through 18 epic hairpins turns and at high speeds at one of the top destinations for downhill skateboarding

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Columbian Highway Madness

IF MADNESS is your thing, then check out this video with Garret Smith skateboarding through the traffic in Medellin, Columbia. 

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Shasta Highway Bomb

Watch Morgan Owens break the speed limit on an extremely steep highway in the mountains of Northern California.

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Danger Riding

Watch 17-year-old Cole Trotta skateboard the steep Laguna Beach streets on a longboard at terrifying speeds.  

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Best of Longboarding Compilation

Longboard Compilation from a few years back never gets old.  

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Dangerous & Furious

Dangerous & Furious is a nail-biting longboarding video that features a wipe-out that will make you cringe.

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89 MPH / 143 KPH

Longboard  Compilation featuring riders attempting to break the sound barrier! 

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25 Grab Tricks

Learn and master the 25 tricks shown in this video and you will take your longboarding game to a higher level.

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FREESTYLE TRICKS 2020

Longboard 'dancing' and 'freestyle' are another form of skateboarding that is becoming increasingly popular. 

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