Over 70 of the world’s finest downhill skateboarders will converge this weekend (May 5&6) on Cantalina Island, CA for the 2012 Catalina Island Classic downhill skateboard race. Being that this pioneering race hasn’t happened since 1977, many, if not all, of the riders have never physically seen this course, let alone shredded it.
An order to help the racers become more familiar with the road and better gauge what to expect come race day, the Riviera crew put together this rad edit of Dubes and Matt Kienzle skating the course while Mr. Dubes gives us a play-by-play narration on what to expect—as well as some possible strategies—when racing on this beautiful and winding, island road. Holy hellfire! This is gonna be a freakin’ badass weekend!
“In late march Paris team rider Matt Kienzle and myself, went out to Avalon to get a test run on the 2012 Catalina Island Classic Race Course. We filmed our first few runs and used the footage to layout this video. It gives a thorough look at what racers can expect before they get to the island. We had the pleasure of getting an interview with the 1977 Catalina Classic organizer. Riviera will be using the rest of the footage in an upcoming video documenting the entire event from the start of planning to the execution of all the hard work put in to provide this event for the downhill family. Be stoked, stay tuned and spread the word. This is sure to be one of the best races seen in years!”
(Dubes, of Riviera Skateboards)