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When you have a growing and innovative sport like freebording, gather up all the best riders in the sport and take them on a trip, epic times are to be had.

Arnaud de Bluze (green shirt) leads with Bently Anderson (blue shirt) Tom Macfarlane (black shirt) Tyler Murgo (grey shirt) Nicolas Gaillard (blue sweatshirt)

Traveling south through L.A and finding a great hill with fresh wet slurry on it was fustrating. It was time for the team to head farther south to Orange County.

Arnaud de Bluze (left) and Arnaud Blin (right) shredding down Summit

After finding some of the best hills in Southern California it was not long before the cops came to tell us to leave. They told us about a ban on hills in the city and gave us a pamphlet showing all the banned hills.

The cops came to try to stop all our fun telling us about the roads being banned

Thinking we had won after finding a hill that wasn’t on the list the Dethbox (Freebord van) crashed into a parked Mustang.

The Dethbox eats up a Mustang

It was time to move on to other hills. Heading down south to a popular road in San Clemente everyone got some shredding in without being hassled.

From right to left. Corey Lucero followed by Bently Anderson and Richie Verost shredding Talega

The trip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the skate park. The shreddage and elbow/hip/ass carnage was exhilerating to watch.

Richie Verost steezing out a method grab at San Clemente skate park

Nicolas Gaillard does a 360 at San Clemente skatepark

After another day of shredding the team was headed back up north.

Arnaud de Bluze takes the best right hand turn Modjeska Canyon has to offer

Epic hills, cops, car crash, more cops, shredding, getting yelled at by the locals, camping, more shredding, road rash, swell bows, skate parks, and more shredding. Wouldn’t be a Freebord trip without all of this.

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Whats up everyone. It’s been a year so far since we started Adrenaline Fueled. The year has gone by fast and we have learned a lot. Every post has been made by myself Lee Leecifer Eisler and Joseph Dirt Demon Espiritu. Here are some of our favorite memories from this past year. Let me tell you, it was hard to narrow it down to a top 5.

Leecifers Top 5:

1. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/08/08/car-pass-crash/

I had to put this as my top pick. This crash happened suring the So Cal Represent freebord ride for 2010. Left me in a cast with a broken scaphoid bone for 7 months. Here it is in slow motion! http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/10/01/so-cal-represent-2010/

2. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/10/23/r-i-p-jamboree-garage-sessions/

I remember this night well. The adrenaline was pumping hard after this!

3. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2011/04/21/rip-sam-trowbridge/

Had to post this for Sam! This isn’t a good memory but still a memory. Wear your helmets people!

4. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2011/02/06/talega-new-years-event-jan-22-23/

This was one of the most memorable events of the year. Tons of fun and excitement. The video tells the story.

5. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/07/25/l-a-sessions/

I chose this as my 5th favorite post simply because it is a video of me. Its a raw run and the first 3:30 suck but I still like it.

Dirt Demons top 5:

1. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/06/27/sunday-shred/

This was one of our first projects and possibly one of the funnest.  At this point of adrenaline-fueled we really didn’t know what to cover, except the fact that we made sure to post only rad content and nothing else.

2. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/12/06/vegas-indoor-skydiving-review/

Vegas with the Freebord crew and “Vegas Mike” – getting chased by cops and drinking like a pirate sums it all up.

3. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/06/11/austin-gooner-lin-interview/

I’ve never even met the kid, but this one was a top hitter early on.  Long – live Gooner, where ever that rascal is.

4. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2011/02/23/gmrun-from-the-police-chopper/

Smellin’ the bacon.  I couldn’t make this event, but this video made me want to be part of the action.  Ghetto bird encounters have been a norm on this site, so search and watch.

5. http://adrenaline-fueled.com/2010/07/20/parallel-lines/

I think this was the first or second time I’ve ever met Max. I shot this of him and Leecifer and had nothing but banger light the whole time.  Fun stuff…


Sam Trowbridge caught a heel edge riding his freebord with no helmet on 4-20-2011 at around 4:25 p.m. He hit his head and was rushed to the hospital where doctors did what they could to help him. Sam was pronounced brain dead this morning 4-21-2011 and died this afternoon surrounded by his family, girlfriend, and many of his friends.

Doctors say he did not suffer since he was knocked unconscious right away. Sam a member of the freebord pro team 2011 was at the beginning of a freebord journey that was to end up in San Francisco. He was in Auckland at the time of the accident.

Sam’s riding abilities, video editing skills and love for the sport was seen by all. He inspired many riders and touched peoples lives who he had never met.

The following are some of my favorite videos Sam has edited. A lot of these inspired me to get out there and ride.

SAM, WE WILL MISS YOU BUDDY!


Mike Hoppe has had many titles. He has been called the God of freebording and his style downhill kills it. Check out his 2010 highlight reel.


Snowboard the Streets

There’s a certain rush you get carving down a mountain on your snowboard. This feeling is unlike any other. Steen Strand, the man behind Freebording found a way to bring this feeling to the streets.

“What I realized pretty early on is that a snowboard has the ability to move sideways over the snow, and a skateboard doesn’t” said Strand.

By placing a wheel in the center of the trucks that rotates 360 degrees, Steen has created a snowboard on wheels. Linking turns, from heel to toe edge, a rider can carve down any hill at whatever speed he/she desires. The two center wheels simulate the p-techs base of a snowboard, and the four outer wheels act as the steel edges of a snowboard.

The ability to ride sideways, spin 360’s, and float into switch are what makes this ride so much different from skateboarding, and more like snowboarding.

Imagine being able to pick up your snowboard, walk to your closest hill, and snowboard it. Every hill becomes a snowboard run and lift tickets are free. Whether you are going to the death-defying road across town or the mellow hill near your home, you find good roads and bad ones.

Does catching an edge mean anything to you? Every snowboarder has caught an edge before, and the concept is no different here. It isn’t something that happens often, but being prepared with pads, gloves and a helmet isn’t a bad idea.

It is important to remember while you are riding one of these things that there are some major differences. The biggest one is the lack of soft cushiony snow beneath you, and the presence of rough asphalt.


The Dethbox crew rolled down from San Francisco for an epic weekend of riding. Filled with some of the best roads in L.A and Southern California and lots of blood and sweat. I lagged hard making this video but here it is for all of you to enjoy.

Film/Edit by Lee Eisler and Dan Shanker

Riders: Dub C Rider(John Laudin), Bently , Bob Glashan, Lee Eisler, Dan Brunner, Chipper(Nic Ruiz), Gooner(Austin Lin),

Alex McClellan, Tyler Stoehr, Damian

And Freebords version made and filmed by Bently Anderson


Rider: Lee Eisler

Video: Dan Brunner


This edition of L.A. Sessions occurred when the Dethbox and crew rolled down from San Francisco for their So Cal Represent 2010 ride. Bently Anderson handled filming duty with the GoPro for a run and pumped out some awesome footage!  Here is some raw footage from the top of one of my favorite roads.

Who is that skateboard dude that snuck into the Dethbox???

Video: Bently Anderson

Riders: Dan Brunner, Bently Anderson, John Laudin (Dub C Rider),  Bob Glashan, Nic Ruiz (Chipper), Alex McClellan and Max Capps


Everyone is invited to this one. The Freebord “Dethbox” is on it’s way to sunny Southern California for the So Cal Represent 2010 Tour. Extra bords, good hills, gnarly shredding and good times are whats in store for anyone who attends the So Cal Represent Tour. The Dethbox will be out in sunny Southern California 8/6 – 8/8.

Friday, 8/6 They will be meeting between 2-3 pm on Bel Air Dr in Santa Barbara.

Sat, 8/7 They will be meeting at 11:00 AM in the Brea Mall parking lot near the Red Lobster. Just look for the big van that says Freebord.

Sun, 8/8 This is the day I am really waiting for. They will be meeting at 11:00 AM at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles before caravaning to amazing canyon hills.

For more details see here.


Adrenaline-Fueled visits the City of Angels for a canyon run on a way one street that begins above the cloud line and finishes by the ocean.

Riders: Tyler Stoehr / Lee Eisler

Photos: Joseph Espiritu

Video: Lee Eisler/ Tyler Stoehr