We have known about the 85mm from Orangatang for quite some time. The 80mm Kegel has become a firm favourite with distance skaters and the 85mm Seismic Speedvent is up there as one of the best. The combination of Otangs ‘Happy Thane’ and the larger size means we now have a wheel that will last and last, whilst rolling like a dream. How do we … Continue reading The Orangatang Caguama is here!
Panta has written what is possibly the most comprehensive review of the 0° rear truck yet – a look at the history, manufacturers and different versions of many of the most popular rears on the market today. Head over to the forum to read his full write-up (yes we know the url says furter… ) Continue reading The rise of the 0° rear by Panta.
SkateFurther Nat got himself and new helmet and wrote a review for the forum. I have worn a helmet for a long time – after many, many years of fighting the inner skateboarder in me. As I started skating distance the advantages of a peaked cap really stood out. The peak could shield your eyes or neck (if you wore it ‘backwards’) and somehow the … Continue reading Sandbox Classic 2.0 Helmet Review
Looking for a front truck for you ldp/hybrid setup? You can’t really go wrong with a Bennett. Designed in ’75 and blowing the competition out the water, Bennett was the first company to offer superior bushings, precision components and amazing turning capability. Sounds perfect huh? well you can improve on perfection. Beernett will take a stock Bennet and supercharge it for you – here’s how… … Continue reading The Beernett Mod
One of the biggest developments over the past few years has been the move from symmetrical low push setups OR topmount LDP setups to the hybrid/slalom/bracket style. Initially truck design led the way with companies building LDP specific trucks with built in angles (usually around the 60°/10° mark) this meant that topmounts got lower and wedged risers and pre-bending 2inch hardware slowly disappeared. Drop brackets … Continue reading The rise of the 0° rear.
Stoked to post up a great review by Jan-Willem Dee on the 2018 Antidote Longboards Hurricane. If you have a review you’d like to share – drop us a line! You can see all the other reviews by clicking the link above. Time to post my first experiences with the new Antidote Hurricane model 2018. I will compare the new model with the 2017 model Hurricane which I … Continue reading 2018 Antidote Hurricane
We have been keeping an eye on Exile MFG for a while now, they make rad brackets, rear trucks and now, to solve the issues with rain and snails, have started producing mudflaps. Made of carbon and designed to fit around any bracket system, the €35 mudflap is a thing of pure beauty. The Exile MFG ‘Snailbuster’ Hit up the mudflap thread in the SkateFurther forum … Continue reading Exile MFG ‘Snail buster’ mudflaps
We have been keeping an eye on Poland and their Push or Die push team for a while now. The blossoming distance scene there has been supported in part by Exile MFG who have been making brackets that adorn many European setups. Their new 0° rear, the ‘Insania’ will be available from the Exile website http://www.exilemfg.eu. You can also keep up with all the amazing things they … Continue reading Product – Exile Insania
As distance skating becomes more and more popular, the range and availability of top quality products specifically designed to improve the way we skate rises. Sometimes all it takes is someone with an idea to change the game. IFR is doing it with mudflaps. Homemade mudflaps have been around for a long time, LBL upped the game with his ones for Rob Thomson’s pusher and … Continue reading Forum – IFR Mudflaps
The latest review in our #harfangatang competition comes in from Frank in Frankfurt. Xero Shoes Amuri Z-Trek Barefoot Sandals Although it is already fall now and summer is gone, I want to let everyone know about what I think are the best barefoot-sandals for distance skateboarding. Luckily I still had the chance to test them recently on some warmer days. For quite some time now … Continue reading Review – Xero ‘Amuri Z-Trek’