Mark Riley shreds what you asked for… The new Never Summer Heist V2 with the technologically advanced NSA Wheels. The Heist V2 features flex deck performance and functional kick tails. The Drift 77mm NSA Wheels feature awesome slide, durability, and superior grip when you need it. Never Summer Longboard craftsmanship combined with NSA Wheels results in longboard performance never before experienced. This combo definitely keeps Mark at the top of his game.
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…
The Buffalo Bill Downhill Longboard Race returns to Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO this Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. This is an awesome spectator event and we guarantee that you’ve never seen anything like it! What else are you going to do on Mother’s Day?
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I would highly recomend this trail over the next few weeks! The aspens are in full force up there right now and the drive/ride/and shuttle are one of a kind. Its about a 15min ride from the top of the east trail. Head into leadville and turn left on 5th and go till you hit the first bridge on the dirt road and go right to the top. then head back down 5th and take a right on alder and go to the end and you will see the trail. You can either leave a car at the bottom or trade off drivers. The drive from the bottom of the trail is only about 2min drive up so its a real quick fun run with great scenery!
Check out some Clips from the past few months in this montage edit. Stay tunned for the last longboard edit for this season, the last week of aug! We will be shooting up in the mountians on the copper to frisco trail if you want to join!
Check out Mark Riley on the Tyrant and Soldier DT sliding , flipping , and more.
This video features the Never Summer Heist…
The Heist is a longer, drop-thru version of the Descent. This 41″ flex deck is preloaded with tons of camber and a lower center of gravity created by the drop-thru design. Very lively and responsive yet not overpowering, this is the elite in drop-thru flex decks. Double reinforced around the cut outs, Never Summer uses exclusive pressure plates and extra fiberglass to improve torsional response and durability. Includes 180mm trucks and NS Inferno 77mm/77a wheels.