Tusk Designs are new to the market, their website went live just this week. We have yet to see the brackets in the flesh (watch this space!) but orders are already coming in from all over the place and their instagram has been bombarded. Tusk Brackets are set at 13° or 19° and come in gold, silver or red.The front bracket weighs just 150g and the rear 189g. More importantly they cost $94.40 USD and are supplied with 8mm polycarbonate risers. Expect to see lots of these about in the next few months.
We didn’t really know where to file this one; Rider Profile? Gatherings? Just plain awesomeness? We went for ‘Scene’. Yuri got in contact because he wanted to let the distance skating world know about what is going on in Brazil. Here is his story.
Hi, my name is Yuri Santos and I’m the creator and organiser of the LDP-Rio Community in Brazil. Ours is the only community in the world with exclusive authoral content in Brazilian Portuguese. This is our story, hope you enjoy it:
It all started as a blog in late 2012, as I was returning to skateboarding after 7 years away. One day returning from work something inside me just flipped a switch, “hey I think I’ll try longboarding, seems nice, let’s see how much it costs…”. I got out of the bus in front of a famous skate shop and assembled a longboard. Fully suited after work, I went home pushing 4 miles. Arrived dripping sweat, but had forgotten all the stress from that day’s work.
After that naturally I started reading about more and more about the many possibilities of longboard and was starting to search for the pump, instinctively. Since I hated my job at the time, it gave me a lot of time to do my research. After a couple months I landed on Pavedwave and it blew my mind! Every day I went back to where I stopped and kept reading, and reading and reading…I couldn’t get enough of it. Still cant.
Here at Skatefurther we pride ourselves on getting the best reviews from the best people. Who better to ask for a review of his favourite truck than Andrew Andras – Ultraskate World Record holder.
When I got into distance skating I remember thinking a longboard truck is just a longboard truck, right? Reverse kingpin, some bushings, about 150 to 180mm in length. All the same! But as I started to log my miles and hone my craft, I soon realized that not all longboard trucks are created equal. Defiantly not all trucks are suited for your specific discipline. Sure any truck will do in the beginning, but as your start to spend time on your longboard you start to notice things that could make it better. This is about the time in your game that your setup starts to become an extension of your body. You become in tuned with one another, it speaks to you, you begin to listen. So like anyone who is on the path to master their respective sport, constant tinkering and product trials insue. The hunt for the right feel and performance can becomes obsessive…
This one takes us back. But not to the very beginning (more on that later!).
Back in 2005 a certain Adam Colton and 3 friends skated the 3000miles (4800km) across the USA to raise money for The East Coast Round Wall Foundation. The trip took 2 and a half months and not only opened many of our eyes to distance skating but also to Loaded longboards and LongboardLarry who they met on the trip and sorted out with push boards.
Longboard Larry (LBL) a custom longboard manufacturer was a sponsor of my Skate USA trip by accident. I met Larry by luck when our bus broke down in Oregon and Scott from thelongboardstore.com set us up to stay with Larry while the bus was being fixed. From that moment a friendship and sponsorship was born. We gave up the current decks we were riding and LBL built us custom decks for the trip right then and there. He even became our press person for our trip and flew all the way to VA to join us at the welcome home celebration.
Not much exists online about the trip but the journey was featured in Freshpaved magazine and Adam has pictures on his website www.whoisadamcolton.com You can also look at more pictures on Adam’s Flickr album.
Where to start! This years Ultra at Homestead Miami looks to have been one of the best. So many things to report on and it finished just a few hours ago.
Andrew looked to be on track to pass the 300 mile mark but the pace took its toll and he finished with 226 miles. Eric Palmer took on the lead and skated into second place in the world rankings with an amazing 274.4 miles. Conan Gay claimed second with 265.7 miles.
All in all 19 riders passed the 200 mile mark (5 passed the 250 mark!) including Claudia Chase who took out the record in the women’s event with an amazing 202.9 miles.
In the SUP section Deejay Pascua paddled 210.2 miles and the Ridemore team passed the 300 mile mark.
We here at Skatefurther are stoked when people want to get involved in what we do. Here is the first post of many from Jack Courtenay our new Skatefurther representative in Japan – 10 tips for skating further.
Hi, my name is Jack Courtenay, 23 from New Zealand. In 2013 I longboarded over 1500km’s in Japan in 33 days. This list I wrote is designed to give you tips to make the most out of your long distance skating trip while on the road.
So you have your gear, your at your destination and your ready to start pumping. GOOD! Lets begin!
10. Put ice in your camelpak.
Darrian Balongie another long distance skateboarder taught me this trick (May he R.I.P) This will provide you with cold water for about 3 – 5 hours depends of your location. This is because as you will be skating for majority of the day your back with get sweaty pretty fast and therefore the heat with move into your pack where your water bladder/camelpak is. Doing this cools you down and keeps your water cold obviously.
9. Carry a lot of extra food and water.
Because you never know when or where you will next find somewhere with food and water, sometimes you can spend days in remote reigons and skating all day everyday burns a lot of calories and you will be eating upwards of 5 times a day (with desert for every meal). Stay away from sugar and eat high calorie foods.
Back in June 2008, the idea of an Ultraskate was still new. James Peters over at Pavedwave had been putting in the miles in Seattle and spreading the stoke across the world and for the 1st time the Ultraskate went worldwide. In the days leading up to the event the stoke was high as people got themselves prepared and exchanged contact details. Getting a phone call in the middle of the night could make a huge difference.
James had a crew in Seattle which included Eric Lowell, Sheldon Lessard and Barefoot Ted, Trevor Gibson was in Colorado, Rodgon and John Galac were in San Diego, Nat and Ben Hall were at Dorney Lake in the UK and Keith O’Leary and Dave Cornthwaite were in Central London. It was on.
In London Dave pulled out Early with a football injury leaving Keith to soldier through the night, Ben and Nat skated though the night and clocked up some good miles but over in Seattle the miles were really put down. Eric got to 187 mile but Barefoot Ted, who hadn’t put his foot on a skateboard in years busted out 242miles – a new Ultraskate record.
A couple of friends are setting off to skate around Taiwan. You can keep up with their adventure on their facebook page or under the hashtag #fullcircletaiwan.
This year sees Ultraskates happening across the globe. The first one is happening in just a few days – the 3rd Annual Ultra at Homestead-Miami speedway.
Now if you are new to distance skating you might not know that Andrew Andras is organising this event and is also the world record holder for the last 2 years, both set at this race. This year we at Skatefurther think he has his sights firmly set on breaking the 300 mile mark.
We will be keeping a close eye on the event via a bunch of Euro skaters who are making the trip across the ditch (watch this space for their pre-race preparations!) but wish everyone who is taking part the best of luck (special shout-out goes to Jeff Crowe who has his sights set on joining the 200 mile club!). Ultraskates are something special and anyone who even enters them deserves respect.
Visit the official website for more information 24hourultraskate.com for all the info you need. You can also see all the records for Ultras (and other official distances) over at Pavedwave.org – the amazing resource run by James Peters.
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Posts from the past.
- Product Review – Tusk Precision Brackets
- Scene – LDP Rio
- Product Review – Don’t Trip Poppy
- Throwback – Skate USA 2005
- Info – Rayne Demonseed 2015
- Event – Miami Ultraskate Recap
- Info – 10 Tips for life on the road
- Throwback – Ultraskate IV
- Journey – Push Full Circle Taiwan
- Event – Ultra-Skate 2015
- Rider Profile – Thomas C Slager
- Reader’s Rides – Andrew Andras
- Journey – Trans-America
- Journey – From Coastlines to Northern Lights
- Rider Profile – Adrian Oh ‘World on Board’
- Rider Profile – Lonneke van Kampen
- Product Review – Pantheon Quest.
- Throwback – SkateNewZealand
- Event – Ruapuna Ultraskate
- Throwback – Boardfree Oz