Mischo Erban: 80.83mph

 

 Mischo Erban:  80.83mph

 Mischo Erban shattered his own IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Speed Record on Thursday, September 31, 2010 when he reached a 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. Erban's record was set entirely using gravity with no motorized assistance.

"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.  [Update:  ESPN Sports Coverage includes discussion from the Guinness Book representative.  --'Fish]

 

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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