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
Neil completes all the entries for the #harfangatang wheels. He reviews a DIY Bo Landpaddle. Hello SkateFurther my name is Neil Hayler and my review is for something that has been the saving grace for my long distance pushing and might help others. About five years ago I suffered a dvt or blood clot in my push leg calf muscle. After about six months of recovery and looking … Continue reading Review – DIY Bo Landpaddle
James Krasucki sends in our first tent review for the #harfangatang competition. The Nemo Gogo Elite – Minimalist 1 Person Shelter. The Nemo Gogo Elite is the bridge between a bivvy bag and a tent, in fact it can be utilised for either purpose. You may recognise this tent from the Longboarding Longtreks series; Adam, Paul and Aaron used the Gogo LE which is very … Continue reading Review – Nemo Gogo Elite
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’
The first Harfangatang review for a route comes in. Karl gives us his thoughts on the Vennbahn a 130km long cycle track that runs through three different countries. My name is Karl and I live in Aachen/Germany which is just north of the German uplands called Eifel. (It has nothing to do with the Eiffel-Tower btw…) So in the town it’s quite hilly and a longboarding is … Continue reading Review – Vennbahn
Next review in our Harfangatang Competition comes from Philip Hannesbo – The Esk8 boards ‘Ouiija’ The Esk8 boards ‘Ouiija’ is a portuguese brand. The owner António Teixera makes the most incredible handbuild longboards, in a very of different shapes. I got the model named “Ouiija” originally designed in cooperation with Tusk design brackets. First nice impression was that I got to choose how I would like my longboard to be … Continue reading Review – e|sk8 boards ‘Ouiija’
Michael takes the Harfangatang Kegels for a few skates and gives SkateFurther a review. Great distances mean a great variety of surfaces, no wheel will be perfect for them all. Softer, bigger wheels will plough through soft gravel, mud and carry on spinning longer with every push but that extra weight will cost you energy getting back up to speed when the rougher surfaces slow … Continue reading Review – Harfang Stage 4 Kegels
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
It was about a week ago. Cruising the boulevard, a sunny sky blessing every meter I rolled. It was late afternoon and the temperature was still higher than we’re used to in our little country. This was the exact moment I saw two attractive young ladies trying to stay upright going downhill on rented “longboards”.
After teaching them a bit of the basics the reason to skate came up. What was meditative to me was training to them. Turns out they were surfers and they were told carving, pumping and cruising would help them train their legs and balance.
When they rode my board they were amazed by the smoothness. Just as I was and have been ever since it was sent to me. The moment I took it out of the box I held my breath. “This is where skating meets art.” is what I thought. My 1166 pacemaker had arrived. After tweaking the setup a bit I am now taking it literally everywhere. The beautiful glossy green veneer not only my bag and shows everyone the SkateFurther logo, it also protects this piece of art from the asphalt after I pump it with my full weight.
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