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
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
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
Steven Skogging Meketa gives us a review of the Ekick Torpedo Lights Mark IV Hey pushers, it seems that the skateboarding market is flooded with a lot of good product ideas and some not so great. Here is the good news!!!!! Ekick Tech “Torpedo Lights” fall under the amazing category in this Skoggers opinion. I commute to work daily via my skogging board. When I leave for … Continue reading Review – Ekick Torpedo Lights
Jack Smith is at it again, this time working with Filmmaker Robb Albrecht to create a documentary about the history of long distance skateboarding. Something we here at Skatefurther are very excited about. Watch this space for more. Push Teaser – Spring 2016 from Robb Albrecht on Vimeo. Continue reading Info – Push Teaser 2016
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.
This is a great article written by someone who knows their stuff. Adam has skated a long way on numerous trips (he joined Bam – one of the original founders of SkateFurther, on his trip across Europe and later skated with Nat across New Zealand) in a team with support, in a team without support and more recently on a few solo trips. His article … Continue reading Info – Adam C on Distance
With Winter finally loosening it’s icy grip on the northern hemisphere, skaters of all kinds are starting to come out like a spring bloom to make the most first dry roads seen for a good while. March sees the first crop of distance events and with them many skaters will feel the need to start a little training. Skatefurther is here to help! For starters, … Continue reading Distance training!
Thanks to us winning a competition put on by the wonderful people at Enquire Design we got ourselves a new logo and some epic looking business cards. Worldwide team members will be getting a bunch in the mail to spread the good word that is skatefurther. Continue reading Info – It’s business time.
Are here! We have hooked up with Spreadshirt and got a whole bunch for you! We have put up t-shirts with our rad new logo in various forms, forum member Len’s wicked rocket design and the classic Indigenous Industries designed graphic. Which, as you can see by the pictures below is only worn by distance skating’s finest. Hit up the ‘shop‘ link above to see … Continue reading Info – Skatefurther T-shirts.