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If you rock up to a downhill skate event, or simply flick through the pictures from one, you’ll see a lot of diversity, especially when it comes to the helmets people choose to wear. From different shapes to different colors… Continue Reading…

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variety of helmets

Helmets are the most basic bits of kit a skateboarder needs to have. My article below describes 7 of the best helmets you can get and what makes them stand out. I also go ahead and introduce you to some… Continue Reading…

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Downhill specific products can be one of two things: They can either turn out to be really great products that enhance your ability to skate, or they can turn out to be over-expensive gimmicks that add no real value to… Continue Reading…

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Me falling from an unstable skateboard

Going fast on your skateboard is one of the funnest things you can do. It’s exhilarating, feels amazing and is something everyone should experience at least once. But more often than not, things do tend to get a bit …… Continue Reading…

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Orangatang Durian Wheels

It’s hard to tell what’s good from bad in a market that is overly saturated with wheels. It seems like there is a wheel for everything, and it’s difficult to tell apart a gimmick from something that actually works well,… Continue Reading…

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Loaded Jehu v2 bearings

Bearings are the sort of item that don’t make that much of an impact on how your setup rides. However, a good set can make the difference. A good set will make life around skating that much easier and make… Continue Reading…

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Loaded Truncated Tesseract review

For years, the Loaded Tesseract has been one of the best all-around longboard decks in the game, and it’s easy to see why. It’s been under the feet of the best riders, and has been on a plethora of race,… Continue Reading…

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Loaded Race gloves review

Slide gloves are arguably the least important part of your longboard gear. But that said, a good pair can go a long way. The guys over at Loaded recently sent me a pair of their Leather Racer gloves to review,… Continue Reading…

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PAris Savant review image

Paris trucks are well established in the longboard industry. For years, their cast trucks have been the go-to if you wanted a lively, reliable truck, in an affordable package. In 2015, they finally introduced the forged Paris Savants. These trucks… Continue Reading…

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Orangatang kegel longboard wheel

Loaded and Orangatang products are in some ways prestigious within the longboarding community. It’s hard not to view their products with some form of respect. The Orangatang Kegel are wheels I have wanted to try for a long time now,… Continue Reading…

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