Ishtar X Tussilago is a short film by Maceo Frost starring Downhill Longboarding in the epic mountains of Norway with very talented skater girls: Ishtar Bäcklund, Caroline Boström, Kim Hansson, Sammy Hasselberg et Sander Hasselberg.
Combined with an epic soundtrack from Swedish rock band (Tussilago), the film is an overview into the deep feeling of believing in yourself and living one’s greatest dreams.
Downhill Longboarding has evolved from skateboarding and is using the skateboard, or longboard for that matter, in its own unique way. It is the fastest, most exciting and probably most dangerous out of all longboard types, as you skate down on an open road. The stand up downhill longboarding is spreading widely in the last years and becoming more and more popular. If you compare the average speed of downhill longboarding to other extreme board sports like surfing, snowboarding, or skateboarding, you will see that downhill longboarding is by far faster than any of them. Moreover, another important difference need to be noticed because they ride on hard, rough, painful asphalt as opposed to water or snow.
Ishtar Bäcklund is a freelance artist from Sweden, with a big passion for downhill skateboarding and art. She’s living on the road, traveling, drawing and skating around the world.
You can see them hurtling down a Norwegian Mountain right in the middle of beautiful wild landscapes. But it’s more than simply riding a longboard, this film highlight an amazing human adventure.
Choose your main of transport, your destination and follow your dreams like those badass!