BAKU: Horde II

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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. Continue reading

Review: Andale Blues Bearings

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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. Continue reading

Review: Street Plant Street Axe

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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. Continue reading

Holding a GoPro Hero Session

Review: GoPro Hero Session

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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. Continue reading

Hammered Review: The Flare

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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). Continue reading