Eric Fahrenthold Wild Monkey Status

eric_wildmonkeyracing

Check out Wild Monkey Racing team rider Eric Fahrenthold as he shreds a gnarly run down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Originally from just a hop up the road from Connor in New Jersey (aka ‘The Dirty Jers’), Eric has been going to school down in North Carolina where he’s able to shred some of the gnarliest runs out east.

Wild Monkey Racing is an east coast brand producing some dope speedboards. Check out their Facebook page for more info and learn more about some of their decks.

Image: Screenshot from Vimeo

Kai and Josh Killin’ It

Whats up fellow shredders? Believe it or not I’m back in the video bloggin’ game with a two raw runs of two different NYC area skaters on the same hill.

The first one is Kai Monroe goin’ balls deep skating sketchy fast and clearly killin’ it. Kai is always mad fun to skate with and just as fun to chill with off his board. Kai also loves to party. Check out his raw run down an east coast classic.

The next video is of Josh Moskowitz skating the same hill, but in different fashion. Josh has improved like crazy in the past year and although his skating style is different, you gotta give it up because this kids got style. Although he is skating the hill way different than Kai did, Josh is haulin’ and definitely chillin’.

ACME Extreme Downhill: Port Jervis, NY 8/31-9/1

The ACME Extreme Downhill longboard and luge race will be going down in Port Jervis, New York on August 31st and September 1st (Labor Day Weekend 2013) and is shaping up to be one gnarly event. Presented by LongboardLoft.com and hosted by New Jersey native and Bergen County Bombers founder Tom Barnhart, the race is drawing some of the  fastest racers in east coast downhill to one of the gnarliest closed road courses.

ACME Extreme Downhill Port Jervis, NJ 8/31-9/1

The Course

The course is fast, fun, and technical, coming in at around a mile long and featuring speeds in the low 40’s and 2 technical hairpin turns with a nice and smooth surface. The event is broken into two days, Saturday (8/31) is Day One is for registration, technical inspection, and practice runs all day, while Day 2 on Sunday (9/1) will be the actual race. There are 150 race spots available, once those fill up you’ll be able to register to skate the practice runs, but won’t get a chance to compete for the cash prize.

You can see an outline of the course on the flyer above.

Cash Prize

Tom did a great job getting a lot of sponsors on board and put together a sizable CASH PRIZE for the winners. It’s a bit confusing, but it looks like if there are 150 registered riders it’s a $2,000 total prize purse to be split between stand up and luge. If under 150 riders register then it’s only a $1,000 prize purse. The prizes will be weighted accordingly to the number of riders in each cash-prize eligible race. Things will be more clear by race day, but there’s money to win. We’re not sure if there’s a cash prize if under 100 riders are registered…although Facebook has over 300 people listed as “in attendance.” We’ll check on this and get back to y’all soon. We’ve been told that it’s unlikely the 100 person registration floor won’t be met, but if that’s the case then prizes in the form of swag and gear will be awarded to the winners.

Registration Options

As always there are multiple options for registration. If you’d only like to skate the practice sessions you’re able to buy a pass for Saturday only (which should be pretty fun in and of itself) or you can choose to race in the luge race, or one of the stand up classes. All classes require you to wear a helmet, gloves, while AM classes will also have to wear knee and elbow pads. As of this posting (8/23) there are 40 registered riders, 20 of whom are making the trek down from Canada with many more riders committed but not signed up.

Practice Pass

  • Practice Only Saturday under 16 (1 day)
  • Practice Only Saturday over 17 (1 day)

Luge

Competing for cash prizes:

  • Lay Down Open (2 days, butt board, classic and street luge – leathers mandatory for all lay down even practice)

Stand Up Pro

These classes will be eligible for both the cash prizes and longboard gear/swag.

  • Stand Up Pro Open (2 days)
  • Stand Up Pro Women (2 days)
  • Stand Up Pro Junior Under Age 17 (2 days; leathers required)

Stand Up AM

These classes will be competing for gear/longboarding swag, not the cash prizes:

  • Stand Up Am Open (2 days)
  • Stand Up Am Junior Age 14 – 17 (2 days)
  • Stand Up AM Grom Under Age 13 (2 days)

Registration Pricing

Price/time…………………..………….Aug….Day-of
Practice Saturday Only Under 16…..$70…..$90
Practice Saturday Only Over 17…….95………115
One Class (Sat and Sun)…………….145……..165
Two Classes (stand up/lay down)…195……..215
(an additional processing fee applies not to exceed $10 applies across the board)

Hopefully this makes sense, but basically if you register in August, before the event, there’s a pretty significant discount. Head over to Active.com to register, there’s a processing fee that you’ll have to pay somewhere along the road that shouldn’t be more than $10, so factor that in to the prices above. In the end, to race one class it’ll cost you around $155 total if you register in advance, or $175 if you register day-of.

Schedule

The schedule for both days is as follows:

Day One – Saturday, August 31, 2013
7am – Sign In / Registration and Inspection
8am – Course is open for practice runs skate
12pm- Lunch Break
1pm – Resume Practice
7pm – closing day 1 and clean up.

Day Two – Sunday, September 1, 2013
7am – Sign in
8am – Course opens for practice runs
9am – DH Points Series for Stand Up and Luge
12pm – Lunch Break
1pm – Finish Points, Continue with Quarter Finals
5pm – closing awards ceremony day two and clean up.

Camping

There is group camping located at the Oakland Valley Campground in Cuddlebackville, NY. The cost is $5.50 per person per night with no minimum. According to Tom you can fish from your tent, and they’ve got a swimming pool and showers for you to use. Call them directly to make your reservation and tell them you’re with the ACME Extreme Downhill Race to get the special group rate (not advertised on their website).

Parking

Racers will park at the top of the hill and won’t be able to leave with the exception of lunch which will run from noon to 1.

Spectators will park at the West Beach and on Saturday. Organizers will be running a shuttle by radio from the beach to hill. On Sunday the shuttle will run every 20 minutes from noon to close.

Area Map

Tom put together this area map highlighting some of the key points you might need to know.


View ACME Extreme Downhill – The Venue in a larger map

ACME Extreme Downhill Course Preview

Make sure to e-mail Tom at tom@mortgagecom.com with any questions or call him at (201)470-GNAR. You can also leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to get you an answer, or mosey over to the Facebook Event.

Video: Evan Krause

This is Evan, hes from North Jersey and he likes to skate. Hes a part of rapidly growing scene in Bergen County, NJ that I’m not too familiar with, but one thing I know for sure is that they love riding skateboards which is rad in my book. This kid kills every road and skates as hard and as fast as the hill will let him. Look out for more from this kid because hes stepping up his shit every day he skates.

-Connor

Video: New Jersey Shredding

Rad East Coast skaters Jordan Billingsley, Josh Wright, Noah Davis, Laura Nocka, Tom Leary, and Connor Bewighouse shred down what appears to be a pretty steep lefty turn.  I got one word to describe this video….BANGER….check it out for sure defiantly worth a watch.  Also keep an eye out for SkateTheEast’s newest member Connor Bewighouse, he’s got that GNAR in him.

-Henry

New Jersey Slide Jam 7 — 3/31

New Jersey Slide Jam 7 is going down on March 31st and is looking like it’ll be a stellar time just like NJ Slide Jam 6 was. The New Jersey Slide Jam series consistently attract a ton of people from all over the Tri-State area and prove to be a ton of fun from what I’ve heard. From the amount of thane that was left on the hill in all of the pictures I saw, this is an event that can’t not be fun (notice the double negative, you like that haha?). In the spirit of March a green shirt is highly required but not necessary.

The Bustin’ Crew will no doubt be in full attendance since they rep pretty hard as should a lot of the Original guys as well as some of the Earthwing Legends like Steve Kong (pictured in the flyer).

The event has some dope sponsors as always with prizes going to the usual categories if they keep the same setup as last time (info is scarce on Facebook). If you were at any of the other NJ Slide Jams then the location hasn’t changed but in the interest of not blowing the spot it’s not being publicly posted. Head on over to the Facebook Event and message the host, Tyler Hill to get more info on WHERE it’s all going down.

The event is starting at 11:30 and is expected to last until around 2:30 with lots of sessions going down all over the place afterward I’m sure. Get there a bit early to make sure you’re all set and ready to rock when things get going. Consult the Facebook Event and Tyler Hill with any specific questions.

Leave the Limo at Home

Who needs to get flowers and a limo for senior prom when you’ve already got a sweet whip? Reddit user “tmeowbs” from Somerset County, New Jersey (first post about Jersey, wuddup) apparently had a little extra time before his date arrived for their high school senior prom and decided to do the one thing we all love most: shred.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think.