Skate[Slate]

Transylvania Downhill Romanian shred fest

It seems the new trend in events is having a lift back to the top that is not a Uhaul or a bus. Recently, Skate Sun Peaks in Canada had a ski lift [See Jon Huey’s recap here] and now the upcoming Transylvania Downhill is the first longboard competition in Europe to feature a cable-car along its 4.5km (2.7mi) downhill track. In the heights of Transylvania, the land of Dracula, there’s a freshly tarmacked road with 9 gnarly hairpins and enough sweepers to get you some nice feelings down the track. At the bottom riders just hop in the chairlift and in no time you’ll be back at the top, enjoying some amazing views of Retezat Mountains on the way...

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Skate[Slate]

2016 event report & 2017 news

I was pumped to visit Romania for my first time for the Transylvania DH in 2016, it’s such a sick hill in a beautiful area of the world, the organisation was damn fine and the party epic...

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Skate[Slate]

12 Reasons why should definelty NOT go to Transylvania Downhill 2017

I had the opportunity to go to the Transylvania Downhill and if it wasn’t for them being such terrible hosts and literally forcing me to return, I definitely would stay away from the event in 2017 and definitely not tell anyone about it...

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Thrill Mag

The first ever Transylvania Downhill by DEVAstation Longboard Crew

We arrived late into Cluj-Napoca Airport and met our hire-car company, we took out the extra insurance for peace of mind and thank f*** we did. The roads are narrow, winding and full of mental Romanian doing 8 car overtakes into blind corners...

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Thrill Mag

Transylvania Downhill - 2nd edition

Transylvania Downhill 2k17 is to be held in Straja Ski Resort, Romania, between 3rd and 9th July, 2017 with registration opening on 15th February. After their first phenomenal event, this year will be bigger, longer and better - on the same technical race track but with more curves and more fun.
The monster race track is 5.2km long. That's 3.4 miles in old money. 700m longer than last year to incorporate an extra hairpin at the top and 2 more at the bottom, before the finish line...

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Thrill Mag

The rising stars - DEVAstation Longboard Crew, Romania

Our intrepid explorer and respected contributor, Ben Stainer, arrived early in Romania to help DEVAstation Longboard Crew with the set up of Transylvania Downhill 2K17. Here are his first impressions:
The Eastern European nation of Romania is a surprising country. From being the inspiration behind the world renowned Count Dracula and the birthplace of the brains behind the modern jet engine (Henri Coandâ) to having an enormous amount of oil under the ground. The Americans have surprisingly not invaded the country...

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Longboard Magazine EU

Transylvania Downhill event report

On my first run, it became clear to me pretty quickly that I had been wrong about the track. ‘Fun looking’ is definitely not the way to describe this 7 kilometers long monster, while the race was held on it’s most challenging section stretching down to 4.5 kilometers...

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Longboard Magazine EU

Transylvania Downhill 2017 by DEVAstation Longboard Crew

Last summer, the Devastation Longboard Crew from Romania organised their first big event, Transylvania Downhill. 124 riders attended the event for four days and apparently everyone had a great time...

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RED BULL

Primul eveniment de downhill si freeride de la noi

Între 3 și 9 iulie, la Straja, în Hunedoara, va avea loc primul eveniment de downhill și freeride din România - Transylvania Downhill. Am vorbit cu cei de la DEVAstation Longboard Crew, organizatorii acestui eveniment inedit, și-am aflat cum a luat el naștere și la ce să ne așteptăm în iulie...

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VICE.COM

Longboarderii din jurul lumii

Weekendul trecut, 124 de rideri din toate colţurile Europei s-au delectat la Transylvania Downhill, în stațiunea montană Straja, din județul Hunedoara, cu un drum de 4,5 kilometri proaspăt asfaltat, cu zece curbe dificile şi nenumărate mai uşoare, suficiente cât să le activeze glanda medulosuprarenală, responsabilă cu secreţia adrenalinei...

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Brandon Desjarlais

A day in the life at Transylvania Downhill

Lupeni, Romania marks the first stop of my three-month European tour. From epic curves and peaceful gondola rides to gorgeous views and a RAGING party, I was pleasantly impressed with the Transylvania Downhill 2k17 event.

Below is a vlog-style "Day in the Life" video I made for the event. Such great times!...

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Cronica Vaii Jiului

Daca ai un longboard si nu esti la Straja, nu existi

Dacã ai un longboard si nu esti la Straja, nu existi! / A început Transylvania Downhill...

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International Downhill Federation

All info on the upcoming IDF event in Pasul Vulcan

TRANSYLVANIA DH 2018...

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All Year Long

DLC & TD resume

The first edition of the Transylvania Downhill competition took place between the 30th of June and the 3rd of July on DJ664A, the road that connects the town of Lupeni, in Hunedoara County, to the mountain resort Straja...

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Rachel Bruskoff

Bucket List Event: Transylvania Downhill

This year, I attended Transylvania DH out in Romania. The buzz had been stirring for quite some time prior to this event and it seemed to be a good stop to start the Eurotour.
Hosted by Romania's own Devastation Longboard Crew this event truly lived up to all the hype and proved to be one of the most fun events this year...

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Unleash.ro

Transylvania Downhill 2017

Suntem mandri sa fim sponsorii celei mai mari competitii de longboard downhill din Romania si probabil una dintre cele mai puternice din Europa. Transylvania Downhill 2017 este la cea de a 2-a editie, organizata de baietii de la Devastation Longboard Crew in Straja, judetul Hunedoara...

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