Loaded Boards released a new product; the Pushin Cushion foam sheet which you can apply on top of your deck as an additional layer below the grip tape to minimize the vibration and make the ride more comfortable.
In addition to the comfort the Pushin Cushion provides, it will indent under the rider’s weight and create the pockets which will keep the rider’s feet safely locked in, providing a similar support as 3D concave.
Pushin Cushion specs
The Pushin Cushion is made of Poron XRD high-performance viscoelastic damping foam that hardens on impact. You should note that this doesn’t mean that the sheet will not get chopped off if your deck flips over.
The sheet is self-adhesive and it comes 100 cm (40″) in length and 25 cm (10″) in width. It’s long enough to completely cover the most of the boards. The thickness of the Pushin Cushion sheet is 3 mm (0.12″).
You can also cut the Pushin Cushion foam to smaller pieces and apply it on top of the main sheet to additionally create your custom 3D concave (see the video below).
The Pushin Cushion comes packed in a nice box, rolled rather then folded to avoid wrinkling. Currently it looks like it’s available only in yellow colour and the price for a piece is 40 USD via Loaded’s website.
Allgäuer Longboardverein, the oldest longboard club in Germany, is set to freshen up the European dh skateboarding scene with the first edition of Clash Of Brands 2017, a race where teams will battle to win their sponsor the “Master Of Brands 2017” title.
The event is scheduled to take place on the well known World Cup race track Jungholz in Austria, from Friday, September 8th till Saturday, September 9th, 2017.
The companies are now welcome to sign up their teams (up to 4 riders) that will represent their brand and race against the other teams.
The entry fee per rider is 110,00 Euros and the riders limit is 20 teams (80 riders). To join with your team send an email to email@example.com and the organisation crew will take it from there.
Don’t want to race? Wanna freeride? No worries…The organisers got you covered by offering additional 30 spots available for the freeride. The registration fee for the freeride only is 90,00 Euros and you can register now via Freerides.org.
Don’t miss out.
What makes team racing so great?
Team racing is not a new concept but it hasn’t been much practiced in Europe. However, many riders seem to be stoked about it which gives me the confidence to say that it might become quite popular.
Compared to the standard racing format where each rider competes on his/her own against the other riders, in team racing the riders will race shoulder to shoulder with their teammates against the other team.
Two teams of four, racing and making sure that every team member is as fast as possible. This means that the riders will have to work together to develop strategies, help each other with drafting and similar. Obviously, group effort will be required to win the race. The riders will get to know each other better and build stronger relationships.
What’s in it for the companies and their brand?
Besides the “team building” for their riders, the Clash Of Brands race also presents a great advertising opportunity for the companies that will sign up with their teams.
Having a team of riders racing to win the “Master Of Brands” title, working together, producing and streaming media, promoting the company…Hopefully the business owners will recognise the potential for investing into the event by signing up their teams.
About the COB 2017 race-track
Clash Of Brands 2017 will be held on the Jungholz track in Austria. The same has been the venue for the Jungholz Downhill since 2005 and it also hosted the 2007 Almabtrieb race. This track has a really rich racing history.
To get a taste of theClash Of Brands 2017 track watch the following video…
The Clash Of the Brands track stretches for 1.4 km and it is packed with 6 challenging corners. The smooth pavement will ensure a good roll speed as well as the smooth slides and solid amount of grip to rail some of the corners. The top speed the riders can reach is around 85 kmh.
Information for the riders
Included in the registration fee the riders will enjoy 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners as well as the provided campsite.
The organisers promise the first two evenings to include a DJ set while the last evening the riders will enjoy the live concert by local bands. The evening parties are exclusive to the riders.
The first runs will start dropping on Friday, September 8th so everyone is expected to arrive on Thursday evening and check-in at the registration office from 20:00 pm on.
The required protection gear for racing includes full-face helmet, slide gloves and leather suit while for the freeride the riders are required to wear a full face, slide gloves and the pads. Of course the organisers highly recommend the use of back protector as well, but it’s up to the riders to decide.
Good luck everyone!
Clash Of Brands 2017 is presented by ALBV – Allgäuer Longboardverein.