70 MPH Downhill Skateboarding

Raw Run: Whitcomb Summit Downhill from SkateHouseMedia on Vimeo.

From Jon Kalish

Note: In 2016, Kyle Wester went 90 mph on a Santa Cruz skateboard: lloydkahn.com/2016/09/90-mph-on-skateboard

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to 70 MPH Downhill Skateboarding

  1. Yikes, pretty wild. I applaud people who are good enough to attempt runs like this. At 72 I’m much more careful.

  2. 50 years ago Paul Gebauer used to ride down Haleakala, at night in the full moon (less traffic at night).
    There is sometimes lots of fog up there.
    He was always looking for someone to give him a ride up, and follow him down with headlights.
    Nowadays you have to pay at a toll booth to go up there.
    Nowadays he plays flamenco guitar at the concrete bench in front of the Makawao Library.

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