The British Longboard Union 2017
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Final WSL Kumul PNG World Longboard Championship 2017 update.
Congratulations to Chloe Calmon and Taylor Jensen for their respective wins at Tupira. If the second event on the WSL Longboard Championship calendar is as good as this one, we're in for a treat. Mixed fortunes for the UK contingent, with Ben Skinner getting an unexpected early departure in Round 3 and Joe Hornbuckle getting a schooling (and gaining valuable experience) from former champ Piccolo Clemente in the opening round. Joe's is definitely one to watch on the BLU and European longboard events this year, along with partner-in-crime Jack Unsworth, who should be looking to get in on the WLT action once he gets his education out the way.
The big takeaway from this event was that Adam Griffiths smashed his previous WLT record by getting into the final four, and must now surely start believing what the rest of us have always known - he's capable of going toe-to-toe with the best in the world. Hats off to the WSL for the unique location for this contest and the smooth running, but please chip a few quid more in for the streaming capability for the next one.
Provisionally...dates for this years series are as follows:
1. 6th/7th May Billy Buds Saunton , Devon.
Reserve - 20th/21st May.
2. 17th/18th June El Tico Jersey
Reserve - 8th/9th July
3. 30th/1st October Stables Fistral , Newquay
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Longboard length criteria
"All longboards were measured prior to the at the ISA World Longboard Championships at Huanchaco, Peru and a large number were found to be less than the minimum regulation 9' 0". Some boards were borderline along the rocker but many were rejected for the competition up to 2 inches short including one board of Team GB.
ISA ruling: Length is a minimum of 9 feet from the tip of the board in a straight line along its deck.
This year at the WLC, borderline boards were able to be botched to increase the length but it is my understanding, that this will not be repeated at future ISA Longboard events. In order that this doesn't happened to the equipment of British Competitors next season, organisers are going to to measure boards at the coming BLU Valero Classic (just to raise awareness) and before all legs of the BLU Season 2014. It would be helpful for competitors to speak with their shapers to ensure that in future boards are the regulation minimum length."