By now you should be aware that skateboarding has evolved to include and make more things acceptable. For example, I ride a 9”+ board and have the chance to skate hollow trucks that size and attempt (and always fail) to jump off of something and throw in a slappy. Ledges, rails, coping, stairs, curbs are okay but never forget about the barrier.
The quality and condition of your bearings can make a big difference in your skating, whether you realize it or not. For the longest time, I was skating with old bearings when I picked up my old board and started skating again. Moreover, I had become accustomed to them; my body was working against the resistance to power-through and compensate for the excess friction exerted on my old, damaged bearings.
Manuals were almost impossible; leaning onto my back wheels would cause too much resistance and send me forward, leading me into a bout of rage.
“Why can’t I balance?” I wondered.
I received new bearings as a gift for Christmas and excitedly went to try them out. So much smoother! I had no idea the struggles I was pushing through until I experienced the buttery-smooth new bearings. The bearings that I received were none other than Bones Reds, a successful brand with skateboarders worldwide. But what about all the new labels that are recently coming to light? One of these names is is Andale Bearings.
Maybe it is for nostalgia’s sake, or because you want to try out something new, the ‘Street Plant Street Axe’ deck is an eye-catching board that will get people talking. This 9″ boat has the classic skateboarding ‘fishtail’-resemblance and will recall you of the days when skateboarding wasn’t on the Disney channel but stereotypically something for people with mohawks.
When this camera was announced, I was pretty hyped until I saw the original retail price which was at over 500€! Towards the end of 2015 the price drastically dropped, and as a tech fan, I immediately heard about it. The price fell down to only 199€! I didn’t have to think long to go out and buy the camera for this seemingly inexpensive price.
As someone who is quite cheap, yet doesn’t want to take shortcuts regarding quality, I was curious when I noticed those “Converse All Star” copied shoes at my local discount store. Apparently, they are called “Air Star” and just cost me 5€.
Disclaimer: Skatepunk does not promote the use of alcohol but… If you know your limits and environment and of age make smart choices
Lakai presents: The Flare
When I heard of this video, I got hyped. Fully Flared is a magnificent piece of work so good that most of the riders left to big name brand (side note: Lucas Puig you short wearing mother fucker, good job on the latest shoe). So, in the name of skateboarding and punks (pun intended), I decided to purchase a digital copy. But, just off work and in the mood for a few beers I decided to watch the video… This is the (hopefully spoiler-free review).