Text by Sonso Masiá / Photos by
Daniel De Andres Jimenez and In-Gravity roller&skate shop – 4th of October 2016 – 14:30
40sk8 is a forum spanish skate-longboard page created when facebook didn’t even exist. Ten years ago the few skaters in the scene searched in this platform for info, spots and people to skate with. 10 years of an amazing and useful page that we celebrated yesterday with such a fun event. With dancing, hippie jump and longboard cross among other funny oldschool style competitions.
It was amazing to see people from the “old times”, mythical riders and feel the old school vibes.
Sadly there weren’t many female participants but it was great to see some known faces of the spanish scene.
Dancing competition was Cande’s from the beginning, and not because of lack of competitors. Cande Toledo Baeza is a beast, stylish and technical.
Longboard Cross was exciting, one competition that mixes many skateboarding disciplines in one. Silvia and Adriana, great slalom skaters were there to show how it is done; me (Sonso), well, it was my very first time and it was very scary at the beginning but great fun at the end. After 3 runs of racing, Silvia took the deserved first prize and Adriana seemed like she was going to go for the second place, she is young, light and she is really good, so good pumping! But she felt on the banked turn and I took an unexpected set of wheels home.
Thanks to the organizers for all the effort, the event was just perfect. If i could make a wish for the 15th anniversary, is to see all those old faces again and to get more “grrrrls” to participate.
FELIZ ANIVERSARIO, Y QUE CUMPLAS MUCHOS MÁS!
Results of the 10º Aniversario 40sk8 in Madrid
Longboard Cross Open
1. Guille Salvá
2. Rodrigo (Toti Bicicleta) Martinez
3. Oscar Archivaldo Rodriguez
4. Nacho (Caribbean) Muñoz
Longboard Cross Women
1. Silvia Menéndez
2. Sonso Masiá
3. Adriana Fernández Llopis
Participante más joven
Leo Fernandez Llopis
Best Freestyle-Longboard-Dance Girl
Cande Toledo Baeza
Best Freestyle-Longboard-Dance guy
Longest Nose Manual
Eloi Apostol Pujol Ribalta
Hippie jump 1’40 m
Written by Sonso Masiá
Sonsoles Masiá Sánchez, Architecture and fine arts student from “Gredos Mountain”, Living in Madrid, Spain, and a kamikaze Longboarder since end of 2010. I try to be actively involved with all the crews I am in touch with, as part of Madrid Longboard Crew, Longboard Europe and #PrettyGirlsDontSkate.