We went over to Boulder to catch up with longboard master Mark Riley. He said he wanted to “rip this mellow stretch of road”…. Mellow? Maybe for you dude! This guy can do it all on a longboard. He can cruise, shred the skatepark, bomb hills, and slide a damn longboard like nobodies business. He does all this on Never Summer Longboards equipped with NSA longboard wheels. We’re flattered.
Chris Corning has been riding for Never Summer since he was 8 years old. His dad, Brook Corning, called Never Summer and told us he wanted to give his son, 11 year old Never Summer Team Rider, a real world view. We were told he had a total of one day of experience interning at Community Skate and Snow in Arvada. 11 years old…one day of experience…and we don’t have to pay him…if he works half as hard as he snowboards he’ll be our best employee. He’s HIRED!
Big ups to Brook and Laura Corning for raising this kid to be humble, respectful, and appreciative of all the things he’s received in life! Here’s a look at what he did during his day of hard labor:
These guys rip! Mark Riley shredding the Never Summer Soldier DT Longboard and Stephan Reinhardt on the Never Summer Revolt. If you are an aspiring longboarder watch this edit… This is how it should look after years and years of practice!
Cameron Lawrence having some fun on the Never Summer Descent V2 longboard! The Descent V2 is everything you’ve come to love about the Descent but now has a redesigned shape and includes the addition of functional nose and tail kicks. Kicks it up an notch for certain…
The Concrete Wave Passport Program is designed to get people educated about nonprofit organizations at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour. If you’re attending Warped Tour this year head over to the Concrete Wave booth and pick up a passport. Visit some nonprofits, get educated, get your passport stamped, and then head back to the Concrete Wave booth to be entered to win prizes from Concrete Wave, Never Summer and a host of other companies.
At Never Summer Industries we enjoy a close relationship with our retailers and consumers. We revel in the fact that when you buy a Never Summer that board comes with a sense of pride and ownership in Never Summer. We thought we’d let you have a look behind the scenes at the people who make it all happen along with some of the benefits they enjoy.
Stay tuned for more profiles in the coming weeks!
The Never Summer Soldier is the perfect complement to Mark Riley’s superior longboarding skills! Luckily we recruited him to ride for the Never Summer Longboard Team. Only premium, handcrafted, made in the USA longboards can withstand the beatings he lays down on the streets of America.
Sunday May 8, 2011, updated Monday May 9, 2011
A helicopter intended to film the Buffalo Bill Downhill longboard race on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO crashed today while hovering above the finish line. Without warning the aircraft started to drift downward towards a large pine tree. The helicopter’s rotor clipped the tree rendering the rotor useless. The landing skids hit the ground perpendicular to the slope of the ground causing it to “bounce” ninety degrees counter clockwise. It seems that the force of the skids hitting the ground caused the tail rotor to shear itself from the aircraft. I do remember seeing the tail rotor strike the tree also but that memory is hazy and the video I have watched since doesn’t seem to confirm my impression of the incident. When the landing skid made contact the second time, this time parallel with the slope of the ground, the weight of the helicopter’s front end forced the copter to tip over coming to rest on it’s canopy. Thankfully no one was hurt. Police evacuated the area and the remainder of the races were canceled. As if downhill longboard races aren’t exciting enough, this years Buffalo Bill Downhill is sure to go down in history as one of the most exciting longboard events ever.
See Photos of the longboard action and post helicopter crash…
If you ever get a chance to head out to frisco i would recommend this trail. A couple pushes and your rolling down a really scenic ride.
Take exit 201 frisco and park on the east side, bus comes on 44 min of each hour at the bus stop. Perfect time to have a beer and do it again!