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Save A Tree, Ride A Comet.

Jason Salfi
By: Jeff Hannig

Jason Salfi owns Comet Skateboards, an East Coast skateboard company known for ignoring the often distinct line drawn in the sand between longboards and skateboards. The start of his relationship with skateboarding is fairly typical, but the story of Salfi becoming a lifelong skateboarder and developer of the Comet...

P-Town Throwdown Champ

Cummings (center) sporting a well deserved smirk after defending his 2015 P-Town Throwdown Title.
By: Jeff Hannig

Colby Cummings (center) proves his 2015 P-Town Throwdown win was no fluke after winning again for back to back wins in 2016. Cummings has aspirations to beat the course record next year, so in the spirit of long distance push racing, it would seem the lead he has on...

The First Year vs. The First 48 Hours

The Destination for my first 48? The Mecca, Maryhill.
By: Jeff Hannig

It took me about a year or so to learn how to grind a curb, kickflip, and confidently ride down a hill on a skateboard. When I was a kid, skateboarding was an adventure; something to do with my friends; a non-stop challenge. But as I got older, the...

The First 48: P Town Throwdown

By: Jeff Hannig

I pulled up to a packed parking lot of skateboarders with drop through boards, downhill boards, popsicle boards, and cruisers. It was my first longboarding event and the first stop of my first 48 hours of longboarding–our plan was to finish P-Town Throwdown and go skate Maryhill for Memorial...

Getting ready for P-Town Throwdown

By: Jeff Hannig

I put my board together and am getting ready to do my first race! Be it a push race, I’m still ready for my first longboard event. I’ll be shooting my experience with a Go-Pro and Snapchatting the whole thing on my personal account. Here’s a link to info...

My Grip Hurts. Should I Call A Doctor?

Grip Out On Theses Colors Bro.
By: Eric Hoang

So your griptape hurts. Don’t you worry young one. No need to call a doctor or go to webMD. It’s a natural and normal thing. It’s what happens in the world of downhill skateboarding. You’ll get used to it, and you learn to live with it, and you’ll wonder...

Longboarding is NUTS. Where do I start?

I Know This: It's Probably Going To Hurt.
By: Jeff Hannig

The title is a real question: where do I start? In the 20 years that I’ve skated, I’ve never ridden a longboard. They have always intimidated me. Mainly, it’s their size and that (I thought) most of them didn’t have tails, which REALLY freaked me out. But since I...

P-Town Throwdown 2016: Pushing 8.5 Miles & Donating Over 7,000 Pounds of Food

Riders meet in the park to register and bring their food for donation to Oregon Food Bank.  Every 4 cans of food they bring, they receive one raffle ticket with no limit of 
how much food they donate.
By: Robin McGuirk

This 12th annual skateboard push race is going down again May 29th. The route leading from Mt.Tabor Park to Sellwood Park has been a tradition in Portland and definitely the longest running skateboard race in the Northwest. Riders meet in the park to register and bring their food for...

A Riff on the Skiff

Mr. Skiff
By: Daddies Board Shop

Are the minds at Orangatang creative geniuses or do they just have too much time on their hands? Their Skiff video “Mr. Skiff Virtual Adventure” is pretty fricking sweet as is their website.We love how across the board skateboarding is getting back to having fun and pushing the envelope...

Sector 9 Hatchet 2016

By: Daddies Board Shop

The 2016 Sector 9 Hatchet is a board for both the surfer and the lumberjack in your life. The ever elusive Lumberjack Surfer is not as rare as you might think. More and more surfers are taking on the nomadic Van life, filling up the adventure category on Social...