Thursday, June 27, 2013

Born and Raised - in EAST VAN!

Team Rider Charlie Darragh tears it up for some spare change.  Sneak preview of his new board the "Charlie Horse" which will be available later this year!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Field Report : Palm Trees & Pits Last days...

DAY 17.

Slept at the base of Mt Kiera in one of the parks of the side of the road. Its closed and we can't really session it without hiking and the boys are a little more stoked to get down to the beach and have a swim. The coast has been a solid part of our trip. Everytime we head inland, we want the coast. Got down to a place called North Beach and Guff and I got down and had a swim. Its cold, offshore and the swell is up. Nice little bash and were off to the hills.
Ive been down this way a few times before and we usually drive past a Chinese Temple that apparently has a sweet little road there. We hook up with local lad Dijan and hit the temples paths. Its sweet to walk in and see the statues and zen style gardens. We hit this tranq little spot for an hour and then head south to Mac Pass.

Again, I've been here twice before but never been able to sk8 because of the weather. Today as we head into the valley theres a few raindrops but as we get to the hill, its dry. Im finally gonna get a chance to ride. Theres so many features to this beauty. So hard to even begin. Its like a 7 minute run that flows. Guff and Jaco get out and get the goods right from the get go. Its time to bounce after we get stopped by the 5-0. They are pretty chill but tell us to bounce so bounce we did.

Next stop 7 pins. This one I've been waiting for. Just a meka run with everything u can ask for. Fast and tight, rad flowing turns and as u can imagine from the name, hairpins! We hook up with the local Hopkin crew here. Luca, MattB, Maga, Robdawg and Kam have been here for the last few hours while we've been at Mac Pass. Its not to be. Right at the bottom of run 1, the heat was on again. the 5-0 pulled us over and went through all our deets to no avail. That's twice now. Luck must be on our side. No point pushing it, we decide to head back to the coast through K valley. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Show Us Your Scene : The Winners

Our most recent video contest was created to encourage skate communities around the world to showcase their scene and the shop that supports them. We wanted to see the faces of longboarding, and to highlight some of the scenes that are really passionate about skating.  Longboarding is growing and the shops that are embracing it are seeing a new loyal customer base develop.  Our goal with this contest was to shed some light on the scenes that are emerging around the world and to show, how good shops are the cornerstone of a vibrant skateboard community.

Submissions were evaluated based on how well the video represented the scene and shop in a creative and entertaining way. The winning entry would receive a $500 Landyachtz gift pack and a limited run of custom-graphic boards for their shop. 

It was great to see such a positive response to this contest! We received over 50 entries, and enjoyed seeing all the great skate scenes around the world. We had it narrowed down to two potential winners both of whom followed the contest details and made great, entertaining videos.  The videos styles where on the opposite ends of the spectrum so we decided the hell with it and awarded them both for their efforts.  Congratulations to Florida and Boston, you have the best scenes!

We will be sending 4 custom Tomahawk 40 boards to each shop and both crews will receive a $500 prize Landyachtz pack.

Without further a due, we would like to present the winners :



Landyachtz Longboards supports safe skateboarding practices and does not endorse all the riding featured in these videos.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Justen Oritz Does China

Justen Ortiz in Asia - Part 3 China from Landyachtz on Vimeo.

Team rider and adventurer Justen Ortiz makes his way to China to skate with the locals, eat some brains and  play with puppies and kittens.

Field Report : Palm Trees & Pits ( Recap )

So... The posts from the Team's trip to Australia have been a bit scattered about this blog and following the story from front to back might be more confusing then Yatsey's writing. For this reason I've meow decided to post all the preceding posts before the finale...enjoy!

Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3 : Part 4 : Part 5 : Part 6 : Part 7 : Part 8 : Part 9

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The 2013 Wolf Shark

Wolfgang Colman points out all the features of his 2013 Wolf Shark.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Justen Ortiz Does Korea

The second part of my trip brought me to Korea. I was a little apprehensive heading to a new place because I was nervous about Japan and became comfortable and relaxed about it...Only to suddenly have to leave again and travel somewhere new and unfamiliar. The only thing to do was to embrace it. 

I met a few people from Korea last summer and had the opportunity to show them all of our favorite Vancouver spots. Now it was time for them to return the favor. Seeing some familiar faces at the airport set my mind at ease. My friend Jack was there to pick me up and take me back to his shop called Mind Boardshop. It was a really cool shop that had skateboard, longboard, and snowboard gear. The first day we spent driving around Seoul a little bit to visit some of the other local skateshops and meet the owners. After that we had an awesome Korean barbeque style dinner and headed up to a ski resort for the night so we were closer to the hills in the morning. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Field Report : Palm Trees & Pits

DAYS 13-16

What a great weekend of racing. Theres gonna be so many great stories that come from the final race at Mt Panorama's Newtons Nation. Basically for me to sum it up in one word is just too hard. Great times, great mates, great memories. I think the boys were in the right frame of mind after a pretty exciting and somewhat relaxing tour to date. The results speak for themselves. Both Kyle and Dillon made the top 10 and raced off for the $1000 to no avail. JoshE qualified well. Racing saw an interesting format with a double elimination bracket and at the end of the day Kyle and Dillon raced each other in the consolation final and finished 7th and 8th. I am stoked to have finished 10th and best ozzi in the event. JoshE finished down the field in 25th which is very respectable still with the amount of quality riders and fierce battles that went on on the day.