Meet the Moonshine Team at “So You Can Longboard Dance” 2019

The Moonshine Mfg longboard dancing team is out in full force at this year’s So… You Can Longboard Dance event in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Alina competed last year but this is the first year for the rest of the team. Learn a bit about each of them and why they’re so stoked to be attending this year.

The Team

Alina Ruess

Alina Ruess Moonshine Portrait

Alina is a 20 year old from Moscow, Russia. She’s excited to see the men’s final because of all the crazy tricks, to compete in the g-turn contest, and to soak up the good vibes and positive atmosphere. Alina is riding the Moonshine Infuser with Bear Grizzly Trucks, and Cloudride wheels.

Alina Ruess steezin out a nose manual in Eindhoven
Alina Ruess steezin out a nose manual in Eindhoven.

Brandon DesJarlais

Brandon Desjarlais Moonshine Portrait

Brandon is a 24yr old all around ripper and Moonshine team manager based in Portland, Oregon, USA. He’s most stoked to re-connect with old friends, watch some of the best longboard dancers in the world throw down, and level up his steez! This year he’s riding the Hoedown Medium with Aera RF1s 180mm 50*, Powell Peralta paster wheels, and RipTide bushings.

Brandon DesJarlais with that no-comply big spin in Eindhoven
Brandon DesJarlais prepping that no-comply big spin POP for the So You Can Longboard Dance event tomorrow.

Mervyn Victoria

Mervyn Victoria Moonshine portrait

Merv is a 24 year old longboard dancer and DABBER from Seattle, Washington, USA. He’s hyped AF to meet new friends from around the world, to compete for the first time in an international event, and to learn more about the international longboard dancing culture. Merv is riding the Hoedown Medium with Paris Savants, Orangatang Fat Frees 80a, and Orangatang Nipples.

Mervyn Victoria blasting a huge no-comply bigger spin at Sick Boardshop
Mervyn Victoria blasting a huge no-comply bigger spin at Sick Boardshop in The Hague.

Petra Kostyál

Petra Kostyal Moonshine portrait

Petra is a 20 year old steez master from Szentgotthárd, Hungary. So You Can Longboard Dance is her first longboard competition ever! She’s super excited to see how many people are here from all over the world. Petra road tripped to Eindhoven with her friends and they’ve been enjoying the journey and making unforgettable memories along the way. She is riding the Hoedown Soft with Caliber Trucks and Blood Orange wheels.

Petra Kostyál popping a no-comply in Eindhoven
Petra Kostyál popping a no-comply in Eindhoven.

 

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Brandon DesJarlais

Brandon, a 22-year-old pro skateboarder from Salem, Oregon has made a name for himself in skateboarding, primarily as a competitive downhill longboarder, traveling around the world shredding hills and learning new tricks.

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