10.27.2013

Big Island Flow Fest Raw Run.


Follow WheelTurnerHawaii ambassador Kaimana Pinto down the race course that the Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series event 2 was held on. High speeds, sweepers and Hawaiian Vibes. 

10.26.2013

HawaiiWinterOutlawSeries Event 2- Big Island Flow Fest VIDEO


Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series event 2
The Landyzchtz Big Island Flow Fest

 1st Dakota Camp
2nd Dusty Owens
3rd Nick Shimozaki
4th Kaimana Pinto
5th Mike Broan
6th Brody Santiago

WheelTurner Ambassador Kaimana pinto attended the race and gathered footage from the locals to document the intensity of the event. The semi final round of the top six riders from the Big Island Flow Fest was up in the air and everybody wanted it bad. Follow them through the race course at speeds of 50 mph+ !

10.25.2013

HawaiiWinterOutlawSeries Event 2 - VIDEO from the Eyes of CJ Kang

Here are the images Jeff CJ KANG Khau captured during his trip to the Big Island for the Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series event 2.


Sick edit Jeff!

10.20.2013

HawaiiWinterOutlawSeries Event 2- The Big Island Flow Fest. Write Up, Photos and Results.

Rain or shine, sun or snow, waves or asphalt, it doesn’t matter what you are looking for, the Big Island has it all. With the entire island being one giant mountain, there are bound to be huge hills wherever the eye can see. And on one of these very hills was held the Hawai’i Winter Outlaw Series event 2.
                  The weather was perfect. The sun was shining and there was no rain to be had. The road was crispy dry and buttery smooth. Early in the morning the guys were on the hill taking practice runs. Due to inexperience as an event organizer, Brian hadn’t forbidden practice runs the day of the race. Everyone else was lined up at the dope camp zone, Kole Kole, to hear the rules and find out their heats. As Brian explained the rules and drew the heats everyone knew this day was going to be crazy! The heats were stacked; with some of the fastest guys from each island racing each other.
                  With the brackets drawn, the rules laid out and everything set, it was time to head up the hill and get the party started. But alas, as the final cars were leaving the campsite to the race hill, the cops rolled up because someone called about some skaters. BLOWN!!!  The cops were cruise and didn’t cause any trouble, but the racers had to find another hill to race on, or postpone till the following day. With the rider consensus being that we postpone til the following day, it was a day of free skating for the entire group. With so many runs within driving distance it was going to be a great day after all. But a surprise was in store for everyone.
                  Just about 30 minutes away from the Homestead, there was an untouched gem with 40-50 mph speeds and tight corners. As the group rolled up the hill, tensions were high. This road was gnarly. After one practice run down the course everyone agreed this would be the hill for the race. With people set up on corners and some very helpful volunteers holding down the one lane bridge that the race ended on, the last practice run was under way. After the practice runs there was a small racers meeting where new rules were laid out. Crossing the double yellow line meant disqualification. If the spotters saw a car coming for the one lane bridge they would signal the riders to shut down, at this point we would rerun the heat if the riders were very close, but if there was enough distance the lead racer would be the winner. Brian gave everyone a chance to withdraw from the race since the hill was changed, but every racer stood their ground. It was on!
                  Back on the top of the hill the racers were getting amped. After the practice runs, everyone knew this course was fast and gnarly. Everyone had their game face on for there was only one chance to move on in this single elimination race. With the first round of heats under way the brackets were emptying quick. After the first round of heats were the quarter-finals. Many great racers had been eliminated in the first heat, but this left only tried and true veterans of the course.
                  Through the quarter-finals the pack of racers was getting smaller. In the Semi-finals we had 6 remaining riders, the victors of these heats would move on to the finals and the defeated would be left to race for consolation prizes. In the semi-finals the heats were: Dakota vs. Kaimana, Mike vs. Nick, and Dusty vs. Brody. Every racer in these heats had been putting on a show in their other heats, but pit them against one another and this was going to be a showdown.
                  The semi-finals were on and they were intense! Each racer was giving his all, passing in critical sections or waiting for the last 100 yard dash, these guys had their strategy planned. And it paid off, moving into the finals were: the Man from Maui Dakota, the crazy Hawaiian Dusty, and the Oahu O.G. Nick. Crazy thing about the finals heat was that there was one representative from each island. In the consi race were: Mike, Brody, and Kaimana.
                  Since there were 3 racers in the finals and the consi’s, we had no choice but to hold 3 man heats. Each rider had to be at the top of their game to come out on top of these heats. The course was gnarly enough with 2 man heats, but these guys just weren’t any racers, they were finalists. And they proved their merit. The finals were off, Dakota pushing into first with Nick close behind and Dusty trailing. This heat was off to a great start. Through a few turns Dusty was battling with Nick for the pass while Dakota held his lead. Dusty found the line and got past Nick and was barreling down on Dakota, but Dakota wasn’t having it, hanging onto the lead Dakota came flying through the last few corners with a sizeable lead. Nick was trying to get back out front but there just wasn’t enough distance left to catch Dusty and make the pass. So the epic battle for podium spot ended with Dakota being 1st, Dusty earning 2nd, and Nick taking 3rd. This was one heat you had to watch to understand the intenseness. In the consi heat it was Kaimana in 4th, Mike in 5th, and Brody in 6th.
      
What a day of racing! It was time though, to hand out the great prizes that our generous sponsors hooked us up with. But at the finish line there just wasn’t enough room, so we decided to head back down the hill to a large grass field close by. Since it was downhill and the road was nice, all the riders decided it was time to skate down. Down everyone went pack running it to the bottom, and just in time. There were the police for round 2! But again they didn’t want to cause trouble, and when they found out that we were finished, they went their merry way.


                  The award ceremony was epic with 1st through 6th receiving a good deal of schwag and cash, with 1st place receiving an additional 100 dollars from Landyachtz. But not only did the racers get prizes but also our very valuable volunteers were given some free schwag as well. This race could not have happened without the work of these wonderful individuals!
                  The riders and organizers would like to give thanks to all of our generous sponsors and wonderful volunteers! Mahalo nui! Be sure to make it out to HawaiiWinterOutlawSeries event 3 THE SCORCHER INVITATIONAL.

Write up by Brian McOuat - Big Island DH skateboard ambassador
Photos by Niko Shimozaki and Jeffery Khau

Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series event 2
The Landyzchtz Big Island Flow Fest

 1st Dakota Camp
2nd Dusty Owens
3rd Nick Shimozaki
4th Kaimana Pinto
5th Mike Broan
6th Brody Santiago

*** Full event video coming soon***
Big Island Flow Fest 2013 from Kaimana Pinto on Vimeo.










10.13.2013

HawaiiWinterOutlawSeriesEvent1- TheHawaiianRidgeRusher. CJ KANG Remix Write up & MackDizz Video.

Video-  Mackenzie Yoshida.WheelTurnerHawaii.net

Whattup its CJ kang pon di mic doing a writeup for the Ridge rushah race we had this past weekend, and shit was nuts to say the least.

We all met up at 10a.m sharp (a.k.a 1030 for the townies) at the beach right across of the food land at Pupukea.

This year’s ridge rusher had chooooke grommets, I Was stoked! Gurantee first heat for all the people whove been in it for awhile (haha), had the Kailua gromlins, the Kaneohe krew, hamma dolo rippah shredah Kyle Smith, the tantalus goons rollin with their chaperone nigga noil, the makakilo krew rollin with unko cuzin braddah  Nikko, the millville gromites, myself and the rest of the townies (of course promptly showing up late, as is tradition), the wahines of the skater, and even a couple photographers taking some epic pictures.

When it got to around 1045 ish we all made our way up the hill and it was on! People started taking their practice runs, getting nuts, throwin up their very necessary  steeze hands and whatnot. Did I mention shit was getting nuts? Out of the 47 practice runs I took on my way back up from one, SHIT WENT DOWNNNN.  A heat came down the second dipper when one kid somehow managed to go too far left and rubbed wheels with the wall in the narrow section right after the second dipper(try not to do that) he promptly ate mad shit and him and his board were in the middle of road. So braddah man goes to get his board and BOOM. The other heats started going down and what I witnessed was pure DEVASTATION. Ping pang people falling left an right, at least 2 more heats came and people start shutting down in anticipation for the pileup and people were sliding into each other, jumping over each other, and just eating shit right in front of my eyes, it was probably one of the most beautiful best sites I’ve ever seen in downhill skateboarding hahahahah im so stoked I was not in on that and that it happened right in front of me.

So after everyone got up and we all did a couple more practice runs, the race was on. I got past my first two heats, me and braddah nick from maui were holdin it down until we were put up against fellow makikiians evan twiggy and the rhyzm. Me and nick ended up losing the heat.

The strategy for this hill is to win from your start. This hill is HARD to pass and draft with speeds of under 33mph and a run of less than 45 seconds. It is especially hard when people are of equal skill, it ALL depends on the start. What happens is that you end up staying in the same position you were in off the start, so for this race you almost HAVE TO do a throwdown instead of push.

Anyway, the heats went down, and the semis came down to kj, j perry, evan twigger, dante, rhys, Jordan teets mahoe, the coronas eel, and Kenny berglestrom?....im pretty sure. After that shit went down, the finals came. IT was KJ, J PEARS, EVAN SMITH, AND DA CORONAS EEL. It was a FAST heat, I only seen the ending of it but the riders assumed the flying snake position, as the train slithered its way down the hill as the riders were trying to build up a draft waiting for the perfect time to pass.
KJ ended up winning 1st (what a shocker) the smith twigg got 2nd, J-perry got 3rd, and the Coronas eel in 4th.

So the race was done and it was time for some freeride action, we were to meet in an hours time at the beach for prizes. And then some more carnage happened. I took a run with cookie and dante and they were going hard in the paint and ate shit in front of me causing me to drag my ass, side, and arm on the ground. So I decided to just sit on the side, burn some and watch some.

And then it happened.

I was sitting at the right bender leading into the second dip, when a biker was BOOKING it up the hill somehow (maybe he had a motor? Or some gnarly ass biking skillz) and PINGAH. We heard a crash, I went to go check it out and mannnnnn it was fucked. Pro yoyoer bodyboarder biker kendama master event organizer Mackenzie was on the ground and this biker was RAGING. Biker mans face was all bloody, but he eventually calmed down as he realized the gravity of the situation. Mack ended up having a concussion, broken collarbone, and a juicy gash on his leg.
That sucked on a lot of levels. Thankfully Mackenzie was still conscious but definitely needed to go to a hospital ASAP and we all proceeded to get the fuck outta there. 

Mack went to the hospital and Kenneth birdsong hosted the prize give aways. And that was that. After that a bunch of the boyz headed to keikis for some bodysurfseshins and it was kind of like the race, we were all taking lines into each other, my road rash was burning as much as everyone at race, and it was good.

And that's what happened that day.


- Write up by Jeffery Khau.

10.12.2013

Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series event 2. Landyachtz Big Island Flow Fest, SUCCESSFUL!


There may have been some slight holdups this morning... but we just put that behind us and had a GREAT day of Hawaiian Skateboard Racing. The course was changed, but all riders were still hyped!

Stoked to see a big mix up of islands in the top 8!
Thanks everyone for coming out and making it another successful event.
Also a big mahalo to Brian McOuat for helping out and holding it down while I'm out of commission! Brian and the BI crew always bring the good vibes!

The Big Island Flow Fest RESULTS

1st - Dakota Camp. Maui
2nd- Dusty Owens. Big Island
3rd- Nick Shimozaki. Oahu
4th- Kaimana Pinto. Oahu/Maui
5th- Mike Broan. Big Island
6th- Brody Santiago. Maui

10.11.2013

HawaiiWinterOutlawSeries event 2 TOMORROW.


Hawaiians are traveling, Big Island locals prepping, drone cam set, everyones amped. 
TOMORROW is the 2nd Event of the Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series over on the Big Island and it's gonna be a SICK one. Riders from several islands are in Hilo and they all want the win, who will take it?!?

Ill have updates on the site as the event goes along. 
See everyone tomorrow!

10.06.2013

HawaiiWinterOutlawSeries Event 2- The Homestead Hill Flow Fest.


Aloha Wheel Turners.
It's October and The Landyachtz Homestead Hill Flow Fest is creeping up quick!

The Flow Fest is happening on October 12 with the 13th being an alternate date incase of rain. This event will be on the Big Island, Hilo to be exact. 


Skaters will be flowing down an epic course winding through fields and farms. Speeds are around 40mph maybe a little more at sections. Once you kick in you are going through constant, FAST, tight sweepers. There are a couple corners where drifting MAY be needed... But you definitely need to scrub speed somehow. They are tricky. 
The course will be closed to cars, we will be controlling traffic for the safety of skaters, but doing it efficiently enough to keep residents happy. 

To register for this event, go to OASIS SKATE SHOP in Hilo town anytime before the 12th to sign up and get a waiver. Late entry will be accepted the morning of the race, but we prefer if you get your name in early. This will help get brackets together quickly. 

We will be meeting at KoleKole Beach Park at 830 am SHARP. Then we will carpool to the jam zone for a 9 am start. Riders will get 2 warm up runs, then the jam is ON! 

This event will be 1 vs 1 to keep things safe and we will work our way to the top!

Jam entry fee is $15.
HELMETS AND GLOVES ARE REQUIRED.

Remember this is NOT a race, just a chance for Hawaiian Wheel Turners to get together and jam!

If you have any questions feel free to email StokedSkaters@aol.com.

Mahalo to our supporters for making this possible!

See you on Saturday, Oct 12 in Hilo!