Brooklyn Workshop Elby Skate Shoe Review - I have reviewed a pretty huge amount of skate shoes for this site, and it's rare that I find a pair of shoes that are TRULY unique. The Elby, from Brooklyn Workshop, fit that description. They have incredible board feel, have a comfortable fit, and look great. There are drawbacks to this much feel, but I'll talk more about that later. Read the Brooklyn Workshop Elby Skate Shoe Review for more info.
SkateXS Complete Skateboards for Kids - There have been several skateboard companies who have made skateboards for kids, but all of them that I have seen have made the same mistake - they make a poorer skateboard out of cheaper materials, assuming that kids don't need the same quality that adults do. SkateXS is the first company I've seen to make high quality skateboards for kids; skateboards built to the same standards as regular adult skateboards. I'm very impressed with the boards they make!
Nitro Circus the Movie 3D Review - I just watched the Nitro Circus movie in 3D DVD with my brother and 11 year old nephew, and it was amazing! Like I love boards, my brother loves dirt and motors. While Nitro Circus doesn't have very much skateboarding in it (only like 2 quick stunts), it does feature a lot of very funny and insightful commentary from Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Sheckler and Bob Burnquist. Read this review for more!
Titan Ti-Lite Skateboard Trucks - Titan Ti-Lites are a more reasonably priced skateboard truck, and some of the lightest on the market. Titan isn't as well known as some of the big name truck brands, and so I tried out two sets for this review. Both were the general Titan Ti-Lite style of skateboard truck - that's Titan's main model.
The Super Heat: Throwdown Skateboarding Card Game is a new collectible card game that you can collect and play with your friends. Skateboarding card games are tough to make successful, but this one has the best chance I've seen. The Super Heat: Throwdown Skateboarding Card Game cards are full photos of pro skaters, and look cool! Check out this Super Heat: Throwdown Skateboarding Card Game review for more details.
If you’re currently in the market for a "freeride" deck- something well suited for standup slides and the like, a lot of options are open to you with plenty of decisions to be made. You’d typically want to look for a skateboard with the following three elements: a large standing platform, generous concave, and sound design.
The Andy Mac Rookie and Grom series complete skateboards are designed for beginner riders. They are built with high quality parts, are fully skatable, and make the perfect choice for parents who want to buy their kid a good skateboard, but don't have 100 dollars to toss around. Costing less than half what most complete skateboards cost, these beginner skateboards will give the new skateboarder a good experience without being too major of an investment.
Angelboy complete skateboards are well built price point skateboards that come ready to ride. Angelboy complete skateboards are also much cheaper than pro-grade complete skateboards - this is due to Angelboy parts and manufacture being produced overseas. This does mean a drop in quality, however for young, beginner or intermediate skateboarders, I think Angelboy skateboards are a perfect choice. Read more about Angelboy complete skateboards.
Skate 3 builds off of the last two EA Skate games, improving and adding to the experience. Skate 3 doesn't do anything too risky, but instead it polishes up the same gameplay as before, making it even better and more fun. Skate 3 is definitely worth your money. The best thing about Skate 3 is just playing the game. It's smooth, fun, and easy to pick up. The same was true of Skate and Skate 2, and Skate 3 simply makes it even better.
There are several "beginner" skateboards on the market, and most of them are garbage. The Skateboarding Is Not a Crime Complete Skateboard package is actually a good deal, and of all of the skateboard starter sets out there, this one gets my stamp of approval. Keep in mind though that this is a starter skateboard, but for the price ($65 at Target) I don't think you're going to find anything else comparable. Especially when you consider that ... Read the Bullet & Crime Complete Skateboard Review
The Wheelbone is a rubbery strap that hooks onto your skateboard, looping over it's wheels and holding them in place. This lets you practice ollying, and other tricks, without worrying about your wheels rolling and slipping. There is a danger in using it too much, but as long as you use it wisely, the Wheelbone is a brilliant idea that should help most skaters learn to ollie faster, higher and more safely. Read about the Wheelbone!
Skatebreak Cruiser 42 Review - Skatebreak Skateboard Breaking System. Skatebreak makes break systems for skateboards, and downhill luge skateboards with built in breaking systems. A reader named Hans bought a Cruiser 42 longboard with built in skatebreaks, and has some great insights.
Old Kook's makes super strong shoe laces, designed especially for skateboarding. I tried out the Snakes shoe laces, made specifically for skateboarding, and I was impressed. Shoe laces are the first thing to go on most skate shoes - and they usually break VERY fast. Old Kook's laces might not be cheap, $10 a pair for the Snakes, but I think they are completely worth it.
Skate 2 Review - review of EA's game Skate 2, for Xbox 360 and PS3 - Skate 2, by Electronic Arts, is available on Xbox 360 and PS3. Skate 2 follows on the hugely successful heels of the first Skate game, and has the same feel but with more details, better graphics, and more precise controls. In short, I loved playing Skate 2.
Vanguard Loaded Longboard Review - The first thing that will jump out at you is the hyper aggressive arch on the spine of this board, convex camber accents the gently concaved rails, giving the deck the appearance of a board ready to spring. The wheels, sit on trucks mounted at the very edged of the decks nose and tail, aggressive swept in rails meet the mounting points of the nose and tail, bringing to mind images of a drag pacer with its paws down to the ground gripping the pavement.
The Premier Pro Signature Wood series snowskates are high grade quality snowskates designed for serious riding and serious fun. The Premier Pro Signature Wood series snowskates just look professional - shiny wood construction, ridged bottom and thick black foam top all tricked out with pro rider graphics. Our team of testers hit the snow with two Premier Pro Signature Wood series snowskates (a full size and a mini) and we tried it all. Read this review of Premier pro wood snowskates for more.
Bigfish V-Lam Longboard Review - Pintails as a breed of longboard suffer from some inherent problems, wheelbite being the most severe but others including useless tails, thin noses, no room for your feet and a general feeling that you are riding a finely shaped 2x4. The Bigfish however as pintails go is in a class of very select pintails, those that were actually designed by a skater not a designer.
Speedbone Wefunk longboard review - There is absolutely nothing that is common about the Speedbone, or any Wefunk board for that matter. These boards are created by hand, by without argue one of the greatest board designers of all time, and to date they are also some of the rarest. Read this review of the Wefunk Speedbone longboard for more info.
35.5 Slider Earthwing Skateboards Longboard Review - What more could there be to a short technical skate deck. Mirror a short board deck and there you go, right? Wrong, and this is where the Slider from Earthwing comes in. The combination of monofilament and a sick paint job gives the EW 35.5 the look of a carbon-fiber deck.
Voodoo Comet Longboard Review - These days downhill racing is becoming a big segment of the longboarding market, back in the day it was just a TV spectacle or a backmountain speed demon adrenalin fix. Easily one of the very first boards to be discover that served themselves well for speedboarding was the Comet Voodoo. This was one of the very first boards to be purpose specific, designed, and built for speedboarding.
Carbon Evo (CEVO) Longboard Review, by Landyachtz Longboards - Landyachtz delivers one of the most, if not the most diverse lineup of any longboard company, never disposing of a design they sport over 30 unique and diverse boards ranging from hardcore downhill racing to casual sea wall cruising. Among the downhill boards is the Evo a hybrid drop deck well known to the downhill community. Read this review of the Carbon Evo (CEVO) longboard, by Landyachtz Longboards.
Junior Dancer Longboard Review (Roggs Customs Skateboards) - Almost every board company starts out the same. A rough board concept in a garage, or backyard shop, tooled with what is available then ridden. A rough board comes together, more and more are made and eventually the company is established and finish and form comes together. This story is pretty much universal to the point that the story is getting to the point of cliché'.
Hyper-Carve Longboard Gravity Skateboards Review - The pivotal turning point for almost any longboarder is the realization that not only do they want to skate, but they want to skate with soul. To describe the attributes of a soulful skateboard we can think of nothing better than the 47” of 11 ply goodness that is the Gravity Hypercarve. The board is crafted to provide something to the rider, nose cutouts and tail cutouts. Read more in the Hyper-Carve Longboard Review.
Pro 60 Flexdex Longboard Review - This is a huge board, 60” by 10” and all comprised of 11ply birch. That is one big board, and visually it’s hard to get over while looking at it. The sheer length is only punctuated by how wide it is. You got plenty of room to move all over it. Read the Pro 60 Flexdex Longboard Review for more info.
Norad Longboard review - read about the Norad longboard, from Neversummer Industries. This board on first appearance is your typical campus cruiser carving board. Bright sublimated graphics and clean swooping tail, it is slender yet has more than enough room for your feet to work. The tight placement of the mounting bolts means the nose can cut into turns and guide the board. Read this review of the Norad Longboard.