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Erban Sets a New World Speed Record of 130.08 km/h

Written by Marcus Rietema
Saturday, 02 October 2010

Boulder, Colorado - Mischo Erban shattered his own IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Record on Thursday, September 31, 2010 when he reached an official speed of 130.08 km/h (80.83 mph) at a secret location in Colorado. This represents an astonishing increase of 13% over his previous record of 113.02 km/h (70.23 mph).

27-year old Erban, who lives in Vernon, BC, Canada rode a longboard using a stand up, head forward, arms back, tuck position to achieve the record. He was wearing a leather suit, gloves and a full-face protective helmet.

"Honestly we never thought we would hit 130 km/h,” said Erban. “It was an exploratory effort that surprised us all!”

The speed was recorded by the International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) using their Tag Heuer-manufactured, speed trap timing device. IGSA Official Gary Fluitt verified the record.

Erban was riding a GMR skateboard with stock Seismic 85mm Speed Vent wheels, Ronin trucks and prototype Seismic Bearings.

Mischo Erban is the defending IGSA World Cup Series Downhill Skateboarding Champion. He has won numerous international races and is recognized as one of the best downhill skateboarders in the world today.

The International Gravity Sports Association is the international sanctioning body for downhill skateboarding events and athletes, featuring the 8-race 2010 World Cup Series. IGSA events involve head-to-head downhill racing competitions where participants routinely reach speeds in excess of 110km/h (65mph) as they hurtle themselves down mountain roads negotiating ninety degree bends and hairpin corners.

The IGSA urges downhill skateboarders to always wear protective equipment (including leathers, helmets, gloves and pads) and to only practice the sport under controlled conditions on closed roads.

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Comment by Robbo on October 3, 2010 at 12:14
just goes to show its not about how low your tuck is - its about what bearings you use
Comment by Nath Aveyard on October 3, 2010 at 13:35
its always been about the bearings
Comment by Jordan Madeley on October 3, 2010 at 17:16
And the wheels. Seismic are the shit

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Comment by Matthys on October 4, 2010 at 8:27
until you try to slide....

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Comment by Javier Gonzalez on October 4, 2010 at 11:20
The dude is insane!! Well done!!

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Comment by Skittles on October 4, 2010 at 13:42
you don't need to slide while racing most of the time, just drift. Insane effort though

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Comment by Matthys on October 4, 2010 at 16:57
what is sliding????

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Comment by blackwood on October 4, 2010 at 23:48
what could prototype bearings involve?
Comment by Robbo on October 5, 2010 at 5:58
depleted uranium
Comment by pete on October 5, 2010 at 8:38

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