Monday, January 31, 2011

When the streets aren't dry... often means the mountains are snowy. I wonder where everybody keeps taking off to?

... meanwhile in Edmonton, good old fashioned skate hockey is what keeps everybody entertained.

Prairie Skateboard Hockey Association from n780 on Vimeo.

Looks like fun!
Special thanks to Nick Breton, Mike Sanders at Local 124.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Jim Z interview

Why did you start making bushings in the first place?
a.       Around 2003 I’d noticed that all the new old stock of Tracker stimulators was starting to dry up, and I was going to be out of good bushings soon.
So, when did those first prototype’s star rolling out?
a.       Prototyping began (in-between powder days of course) in the winter of ‘03/’04 in Rossland BC.
What is the secret to your bushing formula?
a.       Patience, consistently, and a time proven secret formula.
So what inspired these new shapes?
a.       Well, the cone and barrel were long overdue, but it was Josh Wiesfeld who said that I needed to make the new stepped cone. They’re the same concept for stability as the original stepped speed bushings. However the conical shape allows my trucks to have more stroke, which ends up giving them more lean. It’s something all trucks can benefit from really.
I guess taking your bushing business to the next level has been a learning process… what has helped you succeed?
a.       Our new production methods really… they’ve lead to more consistency, and an improved finish. Also listening to the people in the community and making what they wanted to see.
And your favourite bushing combo is?
a.       All black stepped cones. I’m an old guy still… and don’t like to turn too much.
Well thanks for your time Jim, any final remarks?
a.       Holy *$&% … they turn!

"Wow Jim, the casting on these has really improved” Zak Maytum
“Oh my god my board's turning avec les nouveaux cousins” - Flavien Vidal
“Those are fat cones!” - Niko Desmarais
“Don't these connect with a string?” - Wandas service attendant

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Danger Bay 9 Part two

Part Two of Skate Slates Danger Bay 9 coverage. 

Thanks for the wise words Mike!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Slick Shades Bro

Remember kids, wear your helmets because you never know when the road will suddenly end.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Holy new girl batman!

Katie Neilson started working at the factory today. If you don't know who she is, you can check out her blog HERE. Everyone seems very excited to have her around.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rollin on 19's ... and one 14 inch

Looks like Liam, Nate, Guff, Phillip and Eric, not be rollin in the Salmo Creston Pass today yo.

Friday, January 14, 2011 say WHAT?

Don't mess with these boys... they roll hard.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Longboarding Magazine

Skate Slate has given Longboarding what it needs;  A magazine filled with photos, unedited articles, sick ads and great industry news.  Once inside the magazine you can get a look inside the industry from the point of view of the people who are building and stoking the scene.  Want a copy?  We'll be including a copy in our online orders, so get them while you can,  quantities are limited.

Nice back cover too....

Skate Slate has also put together a clip on Danger Bay 9 and released it today for the world to enjoy.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Familia Yuppie!

Like father like sons ...

Familia Yuppie from LOKAZART on Vimeo.

Meow those kids have some steez.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Red vs. Blue?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cram it!

So how do you get a trade show booth worth of stuff, into a mid-sized rental?

Apparently, without a lot of space left over for Ryan's legs. I'm glad you guys made it home safe. Meow get to work!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Nice Booth

You come here often?

Blake and Ryan are in Orlando right now at Surf Expo.... looks like they're enjoying themselves. They're in booth # 580 if you want to go visit them.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

West Coast Riding

Check out this sick video done up by Eh Team member Justen Ortiz, featuring tons of local talent...Enjoy

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

From Portland with Love

Check out Team rider Billy Bones and friends ripping it up in Portland.   Thanks PDXdownhill for showing us how to wrongboard.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We have a winner!

Congratulations go out to Aaron Seale for reminding us how good the team is at foraging for their own food. Although the most popular episode was number Twelve, Aaron's favorite was number Three. Enjoy your new coat rack Aaron!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

This one is going to be a doozy folks. We'll kick it off with our good friend from Brazil Fernando Yuppie having some fun in California.

Fernando Yuppie IN Hollywood California Downhill Slide from Fernando Yuppie on Vimeo.