Wednesday, August 2, 2017

5Boro Skateboards Cinco Barrios Skateboard Deck Review


Holy crap, they are back! The guys at 5Boro skateboards have really outdone themselves with this one. I love the team, love the skateboards, and really feel that the guys have been doing well in representing New York City skateboarding. As such, they have released this killer deck, and it’s available in two different sizes and colorways. I personally love this particular colorway, as it is very much a Latin American flavor. Mexican, to be exact. Either way, if you’re going to support core branded skateboarding, then you should get yourself one of these 5Boro skateboards.

The 5Boro skateboards Cinco Barrios skateboard deck is available at your local skateboard shop, and online. Maybe even on amazon by clicking here. Not sure, though. Whatever, go skate this deck or put it on your wall like I’m going to do.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

5Boro Skateboards Mickey Mouse Running From Cops Skateboard Deck Review

Always Run From Police - 5Boro Skateboards
Ok, it’s not really Mickey Mouse. 5Boro skateboards puts a really cool spin on the classic mouse, but it’s not Mickey. Well, it kind of is, but it’s not. If you look at this skateboard from 5Boro skateboards, you’re going to find that the guys have doodled their way into giving you a bad idea, run from the police. Hey, I’m not going to advocate anything illegal, but I did run in my younger years. I grew up skateboarding Santa Monica, and well, the cops don’t like you hitting the streets or public areas, and you either ran or you were going to be fined or locked up.

With the release of the “Always Run From Police” deck, you get that classic 5Boro skateboards style, with a nod to the mouse that runs the house of Disney. Cool deck, may be a great one for the wall, where it may get appreciated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Toy Machine Bennett Tracts Deck Review


The Toy Machine Bennett Tracts Deck is part of a series of skateboards that have artwork that is in direct parody of the evangelic booklets that you used to get passed out. These tracts as they were called started with a sin premise, then would talk about how to go to heaven, basically by denouncing the sin. You can look up Chick publications for those. If you’re not in the know, then the Toy Machine Bennett Tracts Deck may be lost on you.

As for the Toy Machine Bennett Tracts Deck review, you’re going to find that the size is 8.375 x 31.875 and it’s quite good overall. The pop and ply is the same that you would expect from all Toy Machine boards. I have ridden Toy Machine several times in the past, and have found their wood to be decent, with nice pop, and good concave. This is a great street size if you’re older, and bigger. Anything bigger, and it may be too much. Good overall deck, easy to work with, and of course the classic Toy Machine style.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Plan B Skateboards Gun Series Skateboard Decks

Plan B skateboards has released a very cool series of skateboard decks. These are awesome skateboards from one of the best companies in the skate world. These each have illustrated guns on them. They are pro model decks and have the classic Plan B shapes for street skateboarding. I'm impressed, and will be getting at least two of these.




Skateboards are released on a limited time, limited quantity basis. These won’t last. If you’re interested in this skateboard or any of the options mentioned, check out these links:

Click here to order skateboards from small skate shops selling on amazon.com by clicking here.


Or

Click here to order from Tactics.com, which is a Northwest skate shop that features the biggest selection of skateboard decks and gear.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Flip Tom Penny Cheech and Chong Skateboard Deck Review


The twentieth anniversary of the Cheech and Chong skateboard deck from Tom Penny is now available from Flip Skateboards. If you grew up in the 1990s, then you already know about this. Back in the day,

I don’t think that Flip Skateboards asked permission to use Cheech and Chong’s license for this. Thanks to new licensing, Flip was able to get officially licensed decks, which is awesome. With the Flip Tom Penny Cheech and Chong Skateboard Deck, you’re going to get the original graphic with a twentieth anniversary logo on it.

The Flip Tom Penny Cheech and Chong Skateboard Deck is 7.75 x 31.63 and the concave is massive on this one. I like that for flip tricks, but the pop is the next big thing on this deck. I remember the original, and it’s similar to this.

It’s a great option for those that want art and style with their decks. It’s classic, it feels great, and flips easily. This is a pure street deck, just so you know. Great update from Flip Skateboards.

Skateboards are released on a limited time, limited quantity basis. These won’t last. If you’re interested in this skateboard or any of the options mentioned, check out these links:


Click here to order skateboards from small skate shops selling on amazon.com by clicking here.

Or

Click here to order from Tactics.com, which is a Northwest skate shop that features the biggest selection of skateboard decks and gear.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dogtown Loose Trucks Aaron Murray Skateboard Deck Review


I’m always glad to see Dogtown skateboards in the wild. I recently saw that they put out a couple of photo skateboards. The Dogtown Loose Trucks Aaron Murray Skateboard Deck is a 8.5 x 32.75 deck that is perfect for street and vert skateboarding.

This is the widest deck that I’ve rode, and it’s fun to work with. Anything bigger than this, and you may not want to ride it in the streets, unless you’re bombing hills.

The Dogtown Loose Trucks Aaron Murray Skateboard Deck has the classic popsicle 7 ply format. It has a good overall pop and concave, and it will get you through what you may do most. It’s a solid skateboard deck with decent curves, and a classic photograph.

You may want to put this one on the wall, as I will. If you’re from the West Coast and aren’t supporting Dogtown skateboards, then you should, or don’t, what do I know? The Dogtown Loose Trucks Aaron Murray Skateboard Deck is a classic deck, which won’t last long, I’m sure.

Skateboards are released on a limited time, limited quantity basis. These won’t last. If you’re interested in this skateboard or any of the options mentioned, check out these links:


Click here to order skateboards from small skate shops selling on amazon.com by clicking here.

Or

Click here to order from Tactics.com, which is a Northwest skate shop that features the biggest selection of skateboard decks and gear.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Top 5 Grip Tape Brands You Need To Try Out

One of the most important parts of your skateboard is the grip tape. Now, it’s not sand paper. Do not make the mistake of putting sand paper on your board, it doesn’t work. That is too hard and it’s going to eat through your shoes, and will not give you better pop or control. I cannot stress this enough. DO NOT USE SAND PAPER!

Now, there are a lot of companies right now that are promoting grip tape and not all of them are that good. Some are actually made by the same factories, and truth be told, they are all pretty good. But if you’re going to get the best, and you want to know my opinion on the matter, here are my top 5 grip tape options that you can purchase right now.

I tested each one of these, and can say that they all have their upsides, although branding plays a role across skateboarding. These are my thoughts on the top 5 grip tape brands you need to use today.

5. Grizzly Grip Tape


Grizzly Grip is one of the most promoted brands that you may find today. I see their ads all over the place, including skateboarding magazines and videos. They are good, they are a bit pricey at times, but they put out quality product, alongside Primitive skateboards.

4. Black Magic Grip Tape


I’ve been using Black Magic for a long time, and they put out strong grip tape. If you keep yours without sand and water getting on it, this will last a great while. It’s strong, it grips tight, and it is a bit harder than a lot of other options. I like it.

3. Jessup Grip Tape


Another great choice, Jessup grip tape is usually the standard that many skate shops put on their boards. It’s a strong overall brand, and I can’t really complain. It is cheap, it’s easy to apply, and it works. It’s not too coarse, but it works. I don’t think it lasts as long as the top 2, but it still is functional and most often, free.

2. Mob Grip Tape


I like Mob Grip a lot, but I haven’t used it in about 6 months. It’s a good overall piece of grip, and really does well for flip tricks. I haven’t tested it on vert, but then again, I’m not a vert skater. Mob Grip has upside, but again, it very well may be another brand being made in this one.


1. AM Grip Tape


My top pick right now is Am Grip. You can buy this grip tape from theshredquarters.com. This is some of the best grip that you can pick up, and it’s not that expensive. If you like supporting the little guy, and don’t want to give your money to corporate entities, then here you go, AM Grip is solid, strong, and it’s all over Revive Skateboards. If you’re a fan of independent skateboarding, AM Grip is your best bet, if you ask me.
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