Monday, July 30, 2012

Dillon is in Europe

And he had this to say about things...
"Off to a rough start, missed my flight and dislocated my shoulder. My luck turned around when I met up with the crew at the Prague airport with two minutes to spare before they gave up on me. We arrived at kozakov late that night and celebrated our arrival with the locals. Trying to heal my shoulder and my hangover I sat out the whole first day and only rode when I had to qualify. Four days later the race was upon us and I have a total of four runs under my belt, the rain hit half way through the race and I was stoked. Made it to the finals with Zen, he got hit in the first corner, I got a nice lead until I blew it in a wet right hairpin going way to fast. I ended up getting fourth but Zen managed to pull of second even after following me into the hay bails. The van is packed up and our next stop is Italy."

He missed the Seawall Cruise here in Vancouver this past weekend.
These hooligans didn't though.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Aussie has landed

Adam Yates looks to be stoked on the *new* Bamboo Drop Carve. Good thing we're shipping a boat load of them down under. Fair dinkum cobber!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Return of the Drop Carve

It took the boys here at the factory some time to finish production on this board. But as you can see, it's worth the wait. mmmmmmmm cookies.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


This cat is excited for business at the 11th Sullivan Challange.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Congratulations Andrew Chapman!

The Whistler Longboard Festival went off this weekend. Andrew Chapman took home top honors with a first place finish in Open class, followed closely by Max Wipperman.
Rounding out the field was Mathew "Grizz" Kroetsch with a first place finish in Masters class. Charlie Darragh with a second place finish in Junior catagory. Last but not least Jack Craddock and Quinn Dubois got first and second place respectively in the Grom category. (Photo's by Andrea Sebostova)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

In case you missed it...

We made an awesome video to introduce the peacemaker:

Loved the song? Check out the video for Red Fang's Wires. It's one of the best we've ever seen!

We'll definitely be using more songs from them in the future.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

World Domination

Adam Yates has been busy skating and winning races over in Australia. He has recently gone through a lengthy physical rehab for a knee injury he sustained in Portland over a year ago. It's great to see him back on a board

From the Ozzies mouth:

So there has been a few races here of late. All local stuff for ASRA points and all that jazz. The first was last weekend, All Mossed Out down in Mossman, Sydney. Tight, Technical hill, crazy pavement. I got third in a hella tight final.

The next two where a lil closer to home on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Heads. The first "Rockin at the Ridges", a lil technical hill with pretty nice pavement but lacked turns. The two turns were both tight right's and made for some tight cornering 2 and 3 wide. Battled all day and finished undefeated, 1st in the final after kickin out in 3rd and makin two inside passes on the two corners availiable. INSIDE!

The last was Noosa Hill Climb. basically a mini Maryhill. Had some wet weather in the days leading into the weekend and made for a few small steam crossings along the way. I think 13 turns in total. The top a lil straighter than the more technical middle with the end a seriers of sweepers. Started the final in 4th out of 6. Bossed it through and made my passes before the techy section ending up winning by 15 meters.

Team Rider Katie Neilson has also been recovering from Knee surgury and is just getting back on her board. She is currently calling South America home and won the Los Abuelos DH women's class. Watch out, Katie is back!!!

Well, I went ahead and set up a switchblade 36 and got myself back on board after nearly 8 months without skateboarding this weekend after deciding to enter the very fast, technical 2.5 km long Los Abuelos DH Race here in Pereira, Colombia. After a hard, solid day of racing I took home a solid 6th in the open category and ran the women's field to the top of the podium as well. For the whole day I would skate one class and then they would rip me back up on a motorcycle to the top when I kept advancing. Needless to say, it's two days later and my legs are still like Jello, but if feels great to be back on board and I'm stronger than ever!

- Katie