Monday, July 21, 2014

New Z-Flex Wheels

Z-Flex introduces their new Z-Pro 60mm 90a wheel! The center set wheels feature a slight double conical shape like the Santa Cruz Bullets from back in the day.

Z-Flex wheels, available at finer skate shops everywhere.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Those who cannot remember the past...

...are condemned to repeat it. 90s nostalgia, for me anyway, is best left as just that, nostalgia. The wistful desire to relive the big pants small wheels era, or the sentimental yearning to experience what riding bearing covers is like for the very first time, is beyond me. But that's the beauty of it, subjectivity. And things being what they are, I'm sure NHS will sell a shit load of these little wheels though. Just be sure to get this football shaped slick bottom deck to go with them and a pair of size 48 jeans with the bottoms hacked off. Photo courtesy of OJ Wheels.

Andy Roy though, you ain't gonna argue with that. 40, 43, or 46mm.

Harold Hunter bearing condoms. Boom.

All Laced Up and Ready to GO!

Skate Strings are here! We are really excited to test ride these exclusive laces and will have words, pictures, and video as soon as we get a break from the rain.

The "high tech abrasion resistant" laces look good and have a hand that feels somewhere between nylon and say maybe space age Kevlar.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Obligatory Go Skateboarding Day Post #2

OK, so what if you can't go skateboarding today? Let's say maybe it's raining, or you're stuck at work, or some other set of circumstances is keeping you from stepping on your board and riding today. How can you miss Go Skateboarding Day? Will you ever be able to live it down? Sure you can. Personally, as a skateboarder, I'm not going to do anything I feel obligated, or forced, to do when it comes to skateboarding. That flies in the face of everything skateboarding stands for to me in my own view. But that is because I choose to see skateboarding as a subjective activity, one that is fueled by emotion and inner experience. Skateboarding is the truest expression of freedom. So, if you're not able to go skate today, there will be other days to skate. Maybe even tomorrow. And like Batman says, "It's go skateboarding day everyday."
Meme created by ToddTwist.

Obligatory Go Skateboarding Day Post

June 21 marks the beginning of Summer with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The date also marks Go Skateboarding Day which began 10 years ago as the "All City Skate Jam" in New York City. The creation of the NYC event, now one of the largest in the world, is credited to Steve Rodriguez of 5Boro NYC. Today, right now, skaters are hitting the streets, parks, and backyard ramps all over the globe in celebration of our favorite pastime. And today, right now, yours truly, me, the blog guy, is banging out words on the page for you to read while I wait for the rain to pass and the streets to dry so that I too may join in solidarity with skaters all over the globe to celebrate what started as a hobby for some, but has become a lifestyle for us all.

New Bill Danforth from 1031

Nice looking new Bill Danforth deck from 1031!