LDPcast - The Distance Skateboarding Podcast

LDPcast - The Distance Skateboarding Podcast

In 2008 a man road his longboard 7,555 miles from Switzerland to Shanghai. In 2013 a man skated all the way across the USA, for the 4th time, to raise awareness for Alzheimers. In 2016 two people proved it is possible to ride a skateboard for more than 300 miles in 24 hours. For some people longboarding is a hobby or a pastime, for some it becomes a way of life. Every one of these people has a story and we are here to share them with you.... Show More

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December 8, 2020 72 min

This episode features Valeria Kechichian, the co founder of the long board girls crew. The LGC is an international group who’s aim is to get more women skating, they operate in more than 60 countries with hundreds of ambassadors and were social media famous before that was even a thing. This was a really [...]

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November 12, 2020 70 min

This long promised and much requested episode focuses on preparation for the 24 Hour Miami Ultra Skate.  We bring back SkateIDSA board member and former world record holder Andrew “La Maquina” Andras. Andrew is the man behind the Miami ultra and he will share with us a 3 month training plan to get you ready [...]

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October 27, 2020 72 min

This is possibly our most exciting episode yet and we are stoked to share it with you. Today we present an interview with the founder and owner of both Loaded Longboard and Orangatang Wheels, Don Tashman. On top of being a world class businessman Don turns out to be one of the coolest skaters [...]

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September 26, 2020 57 min

We’re all about growing the tribe here at LDPCast and this episode is a blue print for how to build a grass roots skate squad. In our sixth interview we speak with Marta and JT, founders of Sk8pak Miami. This loose knit crew of skaters is more than 100 strong and they meet weekly [...]

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September 18, 2020 64 min

For our fifth episode, which feels like a mile stone, we are joined by the Tucker family, Harrison and Robert. We hear nutrition tips and get some background on this family skate team. Also introducing IDSA correspondent Calleigh Little to share some background on the latest US adventure race, Sleep Away Camp. Gear list [...]

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August 29, 2020 66 min

We speak with Kent Lingeveldt of Alpha Longboards. Kent is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is a life long skater, community activist, board shaper,  photographer, entrepreneur  and so much more. We had fun with this one and hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening. Apartheid history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid Kent Lingeveldt contacts: Instagram: Kent Lingeveldt Facebook: Kent [...]

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August 15, 2020 44 min

Rick Pronk! World Record holder, Mr. 500k, a gentleman AND a scholar. We had a really fun time with this one. Rick is a world class athlete and a stand up guy, he shares experiences and tips with us on what it takes to get through a (successful) world record attempt and gives us [...]

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July 31, 2020 69 min

In this episode we speak with Jack Smith, the first person known to have ridden a skateboard across the United States; the 1976 trip took 32 days and covered nearly 3,000 miles. Smith helped create the blueprint for SkateIDSA and has been at many of the most epic moments in skate history. This interview [...]

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July 15, 2020 75 min

In this inaugural episode we interview two founders of the IDSA to hear the history of the organization and how we got to where we are toady. Both Andrew “La Máquina” Andras and Joner Strauss are well known figures in the sport having organized races for more than a decade. Andrew is a former [...]

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