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Rayne Darkside Series

By: Eric Hoang

The Rayne Darkside series has to be my favorite boards around. It’s one of those boards that fits my style very well. It’s speed stiff, letting me downhill on it. The rocker platform with the micro drops lock me in, giving me the locked in feeling for freeriding. No...

Sector 9 Jackson Shapiera Pro Model

By: Eric Hoang

All the way from down under, well, down in California because we’re based in Oregon. But everyone’s favorite Aussie is back at it again with his own promodel. Jackson Shapiera has been racing for years, and outracing some of your favorite pros. So it was only suiting that he...

Making Loaded’s Chicken of The Stars

By: Daddies Board Shop

Now, more than ever, it’s important to understand and appreciate the world around us. Thanks to the magic of digital cameras and tireless film crews, we’re able to experience some of life’s greatest miracles first hand. One such miracle is the birth and maturation of the allusive Loaded Icarus...

New Rayne Whips

By: Eric Hoang

You must have been the dance commander, you know that he’s the only one who gives the orders here. The all new Rayne Whips are here, and they’re causing a storm. Ghost Ride All ThreeThis time, they come in 3 all new sizes. 41, 44, and 47, giving you...

Burton ’17 Cheat Sheet

By: Jeff Hannig

Burton is celebrating 40 years of snowboarding; 40 years of building, rebuilding, respecting, and progressing. Burton was part of the birth of snowboarding – it doesn’t take credit for inventing it, but it does take credit for “keeping with it since 1977.” Keeping with it, as in believing when...

Top Speed Challenge in Quebec, Canada

By: Eric Hoang

Team rider Emily Pross is a beast. She’s too good for our own good. With first place finishes all around the world, it was only fitting that she be our eyes and ears at the Top Speed Challenge. With riders all around the world challenging the Guinness Book of...

Prism Skate Co

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By: Eric Hoang

Well, what do you get when you combine some of the fastest riders in the world, backed by one of the most stable truck companies in the world, and finish it off with name brand wheels, grip, and bearings? Prism Skate Co of course! They’ve team up with world...

Kyle Wester is officially the Fastest Skateboarder in the world.

By: Eric Hoang

On August 29th, Kyle Wester set out to break the Guinness Fastest Downhill Skateboard Speed record. Today, Santa Cruz released video footage showing Wester maxing out at 89.41mph/143.89kph in Colorado.We’ve always known Wester to be fast. From winning Teutonia, formally one of the fastest races in the world, to...

A Day Out With The Rayne Mini

All the components working in harmony, including the Sriracha.
By: Eric Hoang

As you may know, mostly because I’ve been crying about it on the internet, I broke my collarbone. Boohoo. It hurt, it sucked, and I had to get surgery for it. But the worst part? I can’t skate! I can’t slide, I can’t drift, I can’t put on my...

Lib Tech’s Tech Cheat Sheet

By: Jeff Hannig

For the review of Lib Tech’s 2017 lineup, we decided to explain the differences in Lib Tech’s contour/camber. It’s pretty simple: the easiest contour to ride starts yellow and progresses to red as the level of riding/difficulty increases. We hope these short descriptions help you to find the Lib...