longboard material workshop and miniramp skate session

on monday the 13th of february, a minramp skate session and longboard workshop took place at the sixxa headquarter/adhoc pad in vienna.
i was happy to be able to take part – although i’m an absolute beginner at skateboarding, i love pumping the mini. it’s always great to watch people like fee bücheler, melly jovan or kathi macheiner skate, because i can learn a lot from them.
it was great fun to skate and i feel like we’ve influenced sonja leitner enough to get back that skateboard she borrowed to someone else and start street skating a bit aswell ;)

after the miniramp session, sonja taught us about setting up and maintaining a longboard. we even competed against each other in setting up a longboard and i have to say, i’m proud that i mastered this task in only 16 minutes, but of course the others were way faster than me. i’m a noob after all :D
still, i got a set of orangatang wheels and a skate tool, so thanks a lot for that. i was stoked to say the least! i’m planning to build myself a new longboard and the wheels are a good start for that.

i hope, a lot of sessions of this kind will happen in the future. that’s the kind of ladies’ night that i enjoy the most!

here are some pics from the session.

more pics can be found here! and here’s fee’s blog entry about the session!

Ladies Longboard Workshop Vienna Recap

on tuesday, the 13th of september, a group of women gathered at 5pm at the donauinsel in vienna for the ladies longboard workshop organized by fee bücheler from huegelherzblut. fee and her partner in crime, sophie friedel, were supported by sixxa, les ettes and smile at your sister.

after saying hello to everyone, we started a short but efficient warm up routine. then, everyone geared up, refilled water bottles and got ready to go. we crossed the bridge and rolled along the danube for some time, so fee and sophie got a chance to check out our riding – how secure we were, if everyone was able to push and to footbrake and so on.

afterwards, we split into 2 groups – one group worked on the more basic assets needed for longboarding like a proper pushing technique and secure footbraking. the other group went a bit uphill to practise turning as a means of speed control and the first steps towards sliding. we got good advice from our coaches and i think everyone learned something that evening :)

time flew by and it was getting dark already, when we stopped our sessions and got together for the final words and good byes. fee had a nice surprise for all the ladies – she brought goodie bags by les ettes, which included stuff like a sweet sixxa surprise, perfume by les ettes and an autographed poster of lisa filzmoser. a big thanks to fee and sophie for taking their time to teach us and ride together, it was a blast!

thanks to les ettes, sixxa and smile at your sister for the support! check out the gallery here! pics by nicole fleck, thanks for being our workshop photographer! also, read the following recaps aswell:
by sophie friedel
by fee bücheler
pics by sixxa can be found here!

(crossposted to mizzi.at)