Skimboarding in Russia is a thing and it is getting bigger and bigger every year. In fact, we are pretty hyped on this urban skim scene at the moment.
Skimboarding appeared in Russia in 2007 in Moscow. From 2007 to 2013 there were several amateur competitions in the quarries of Dzerzhinsk of Moscow Region. The popularity of the new sport in Russia began to grow since the beginning of 2014 by a team of “Skim Generation” Anatoly Lamtёva, Mikhail Medvedev and the support of the Moscow Sports Committee. Since May skimbording competitions were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnadar region. The first major competitions were held in the framework skimboring Cup European Wake Surf Cup. Competitions were organized in artificial spot for skimboarding “Skim-pool.” “Skim-pool” has been installed on the beach of the “Royal Bar” on the banks of the Khimki Reservoir. The competition was attended by Dominic Lagace. Dominic Lagace – prorider Tige Boats and Liquid Force, held the 2nd and 3rd place in the world championship in the wakesurf discipline skim.
From 2014 to the present there have been many major contests of skimboding at events such as the Action Sport Weekends, ADRENALIN GAMES, BeeCamp-2014 and others. Among them I would like to mention a night contest analogue db-project “Black Water Project”. June 7 Dzerzhinsk Competitions were held competitions at anormally low temperatures for this time of the air 13 C. As part of the competition was first tested skimbording freezelight filming.
October 24 skimbording development in Russia was marked Sportsmanship Award Prosport Awards.
In 2015, Russian Federation registered skimbording president is Anatoly Lamtev. Through the efforts of the Federation opened the first permanent spot in the city of Moscow, created the first skimboard school, conducted the first Russian championship skimbording. Currently, the level of Russian riders are constantly growing and in the future, the Federation skimbording planing to put their riders in the world competitions.
In 2015, Russian Federation registered skimbording president is Anatoly Lamtev. Through the efforts of the Federation opened the first permanent spot in the city of Moscow, created the first skimboard school, conducted the first Russian skimboard championship .
Winners of the First Russian skimboard championship were:
-Bulat Osmanov 1st place
-Danil Belov 2nd place
-Igor Malakhov 3rd place
The level of Russian riders are constantly growing and in the future, the Federation skimbordinga plans to put their riders in the world competitions. Besides skimbording major contest in Moscow will be glad to see the riders from other countries.