Update: 10/02/2014 Ed Mazza, Huffington Post, James Kelly, Skateboarder, Wipes Out At Highway Speeds and Survives. Ed’s post shares our Petaluma Patch post under Around The Web section of this article.Ed captured one of James’ Facebook posted on the day he wiped out at high speeds on the freeway.
In this video released today Petaluma’s Longboarder James Kelly cruises downhill at high speeds passing oncoming cars, and yes, filmed wiping out. Ouch! This incredible scateboarder learned his craft on neighborhood hills in Petaluma. This is a commercial for Arbor Skateboards‘ new James Kelly Pro Model Longboard.
His sponsor Arbor provides this about James: Born in Petaluma, CA – James grew up riding with some of downhill’s most influential skaters. For years, he’s been showing that there’s no road that can’t be conquered. He has perfected his abilities to skate anything at speed, while building the discipline required to keep calm when the consequences are high. James is no stranger to the racecourse and podium, yet he’s most at home on the hills surrounding his family cabin in the Western Sierras, where this video was filmed.