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SkateIDSA Women’s Spotlight: Saskia Tromp

By |2018-10-08T18:35:11-04:00October 9th, 2018|Rider Spotlight|

SkateIDSA’s 2017 Women’s Ultraskate world record setter on women in skateboarding, her goals for the future, and erasing limitations. Saskia Tromp is the biggest name is women's distance skateboarding: In 2017, she dominated the Dutch Ultraskate and not only broke the previous world record of 225 miles, but went on to set the bar especially

Meet the Board: SkateIDSA’s Andrew Andras

By |2018-09-27T13:00:22-04:00September 27th, 2018|Board Member Spotlight|

SkateIDSA's record-setting board member, Andrew Andras, on the growth of skateboarding, what makes an athlete, and his future in endurance sports. Meet Andrew Andras. He's the first human to ever push 300+ miles on his skateboard in 24 hours, a determined endurance athlete, an esteemed lieutenant for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, an expert event host, a

SkateIDSA Women’s Spotlight: Anne Palmer

By |2018-09-25T12:33:20-04:00September 25th, 2018|Rider Spotlight|

SkateIDSA's 2014-2017 Women's 50+ Champion on overcoming adversity, being an inspiration, and her humble roots in skateboarding. Anne Palmer has been a staple competitor in women's long distance skateboarding for years now. She's outlasted the best of them at the 24-hour Miami Ultraskate, and duked it out with the rest of them at the Adrenalina

SkateIDSA Women’s Spotlight: Hope Jackson

By |2018-09-16T12:19:29-04:00September 17th, 2018|Rider Spotlight|

SkateIDSA's 2017 Women's Overall Champion on the accessibility of distance skateboarding, her achievements, and women in the sport. Hope Jackson blasted into the distance skateboarding scene in 2017 with a monstrous victory in the PNW Race Series, encompassing The BendBeatdown, Push in the Woods, and Centennial Sk8 Fest. As a competitor in every race with

SkateIDSA Rider Spotlight: The Yanimal – Kyle Yan

By |2018-08-27T20:59:43-04:00August 27th, 2018|Rider Spotlight|

by Andrew Andras I remember the first time I saw Kyle at an IDSA sanctioned event. He was quiet-natured, with a small, lean body frame and a baby face to go with it. I thought he was maybe a 14-year-old kid or something. After seeing some of his race performances, I found out he was