More and more bike helmets are being used for distance skating. To kick of the helmet thread on the Skatefurther Forum, here’s Ehren Mohammadi’s pros and cons on what looks like a great mix of bike and peaked skate helmet – the Bern Allston. Pros Weight : 12oz 16 vents for good air flow. Visor can be flipped up or down and can be washed when … Continue reading Review – Bern Allston Helmet
Dom over at Ride A19 had made a prototype pusher for their range of boards and it was recently spotted out at the South Coast Roll in the UK (The renamed version of the classic skateboard marathon at Goodwood). Here are a few sneaky pictures of the deck. If you have any questions, hit up Dom on the Ride A-19 facebook page. The board is made … Continue reading Product – Ride A19 Pusher Proto
G|Bomb have always led the way with the bracket system for your boards. This is the latest – The Torsion Tail. Introducing our G|Bomb Torsion Tail. The new patent pending design integrates zero degree truck performance, and a lively spring return, into the structure of the board. By eliminating the traditional rear truck and deck support, the design offers significant weight savings, improved performance, and … Continue reading Product – G|Bomb Torsion Tail
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
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 … Continue reading Product – Tusk Precision Brackets
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 … Continue reading Review – Don’t Trip Poppy
The new graphic for the 2015 Rayne Demonseed got dropped and we like it a lot. Has that kind of traveller/wanderer feel to it. The Demonseed is part of the Gateway Series, all with similar graphics. We are also loving the super simple 2015 website. Continue reading Info – Rayne Demonseed 2015
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.
Skatefurther prides itself of getting great reviews, from people who have put the distance in on their boards. Kyle Yan and Harrison Tucker are just that. Here are their reviews of the Pantheon Quest for Skatefurther. Kyle Yan I’ve been riding the Pantheon quest since the summer of 2014 and have skated over 1000 miles on it. I have participated in numerous push races including … Continue reading Product Review – Pantheon Quest.
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