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Postscript:

In summer of 2010, Concrete Wave published this piece on the art of Ultraskating. I submitted the main article, then collected a number of vignettes from other skaters who pursue the Ultraskate.

In addition to the verbiage, we submitted as many photos as we could collect. A couple challenges we had were that our events were very small and not typically covered by any professional photographers, and the other is that it's difficult to capture the grueling, gnarly essence of ultraskating. We did fairly well given our grassroots limitations.

You might have noticed the photos that were chosen feature the fendered rollsrolls board a lot. I've always considered this board a bit of a tradeoff. I rode it largely out of necessity, as many of the Northwest Ultraskates we took part in were incredibly rainy and wet, and additionally at times with the temps near freezing. For those conditions the rollsrolls made all kinds of sense. But given the choice I would much rather be on a wood board with more "life" and flex, and for that reason in the future I plan to hold more Ultraskates in the warmer, drier summer season here!

Some of our additional pictures which weren't published are now posted below.

Thank you all who pitched in on this project, and a HUGE thanks to Michael Brooke of Concrete Wave once again for recognizing our small band of sleep deprived brothers and sisters!

 

 

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