Arbor Longboards – New Artist Collection with Henry Hablak

Arbor Skateboards - New Artist Collection featuring Henry Hablak

Arbor Skateboards released a new 2018 Artist Collection featuring Henry Hablak, a tattoo artist and illustrator from Atlanta, GA.

Arbor Catalyst Artist - Hablak Complete Longboard New 2018

Arbor Catalyst Artist – Hablak Complete Longboard
Arbor Catalyst Artist Series 2018 Complete Longboard with Paris V2 Black 180mm Longboard Trucks and Arbor Outlook 70mm Black Longboard Wheels. Comes Completely Assembled and Ready to Ride.
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Arbor Pilsner Artist - Hablak 2018 Complete Mini Longboard Skateboard New

Arbor Pilsner Artist – Hablak 2018 Complete Mini Longboard
Arbor Pilsner Artist Series Complete Cruiser Skateboard with Paris Trucks and Arbor Bogart Wheels.
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Arbor Skateboards - Henry Hablak observing historical art.

Henry’s designs are influenced by traditional art, folklore, alchemy, and shamanism. By observing historical art he came to the conclusions that all humans are wired to express themselves artistically in a similar way. Furthermore, by traveling and getting inspired by anthropology and history around the world, he creates his own interpretation of visually pleasing art.

Arbor Skateboards 2018 Artist Collection with Henry Hablak - The Pocket Rocker, Pilsner, Dropcruiser, Catalyst and Axis 40 board.

The 2018 Arbor Skateboards Artist Collection inspired him to create graphics that include mythological deities, checkered and triangle patterns. The boards available in the collection are the Pocket Rocker, Pilsner, Dropcruiser, Catalyst and the Axis 40 (left to right on the picture above).

The color pallet of his Arbor collaboration graphics is based on the orange-red tone found in historic pottery combined with contrasting cyan.

Arbor Catalyst Artist - Hablak Complete Longboard New 2018

Arbor Catalyst Artist – Hablak Complete Longboard
Arbor Catalyst Artist Series 2018 Complete Longboard with Paris V2 Black 180mm Longboard Trucks and Arbor Outlook 70mm Black Longboard Wheels. Comes Completely Assembled and Ready to Ride.
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Arbor Pilsner Artist - Hablak 2018 Complete Mini Longboard Skateboard New

Arbor Pilsner Artist – Hablak 2018 Complete Mini Longboard
Arbor Pilsner Artist Series Complete Cruiser Skateboard with Paris Trucks and Arbor Bogart Wheels.
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Sector 9 Island Mason Pro Signature Cruiser Skateboard

Sector 9 Mason Ho Pro Signature Series skateboard complete 2018

Sector 9 Skateboards released another skateboard in their 2018 Signature Series; the Sector 9 Island Mason Pro complete developed together with an American surfer Mason Ho.

Sector 9 Island Mason Ho Pro Signature Series Skateboard

Whether charging your local ditch, cruising the boardwalk, or having a session at your local skatepark, the Mason Pro should be a ‘go-to’ for anyone looking for a good time! ~ from Sector 9 Skateboards

Sector 9 Island Mason Pro cruiser skateboard

The Sector 9 Island Mason Pro comes with a 7 ply maple deck,  it is 31” long, 8.25” wide and has a wheelbase of 14.25”. With a double kick and a top-mount truck mounting, it’s available as a complete skateboard with quality components; 8.5” Gullwing Shadow trucks, 61 mm 78A Nine Balls wheels, grip tape, and all the necessary hardware.

Sector 9 Island Mason Ho Pro Signature Series skateboard complete 2018

The complete Sector 9 Island Mason Pro skateboard is best suitable for parks, cruising and as a commuter to take you where you need to go without having to fight traffic.

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In case you missed it, also check out the Sector 9 Lotus Tia Pro skateboard that Sector 9 built with a pro surfer Tia Blanco.

ISPO 2018 Longboard Embassy video interviews with 40 brands

Ryan Theobald, Landyachtz Longboards

Just before the snow-heavy February started, we packed our filming gear and headed to Germany to spend four days at the biggest sports trade show in Europe, ISPO Munich 2018.

We spent most of the time in Longboard Embassy organised by 40inch Magazine and Ministry of Stoke where we recorded over 33 interviews that covered 40 brands.

Here’s the minute marks for the brands presented in the video:

ROCKET Longboards 1:58
KebbeK Skateboards 3:32
Buggy Rollin 6:07
King Lui Boards 8:01
DB Longboards 9:53
Alternative Longboards 11:39
Seismic Skate Systems 12:52
Legende Longboard 14:00
Onan Booster Europe 14:54
Madrid Skateboards 16:19
Season Distribution 17:58
Bolzen Trucks 18:26:11
Walzen Wheels 19:15:23
Icone Longboards 20:14:45
Peaceboards 21:25
FITSKATE by Erika.g 22:37:16
Landyachtz Longboards 23:52
Simple Longboards 25:16
Maui and Sons 26:35
quinboards 27:07
Area One Boards 27:55:43
BTR Leathers 29:14
Yow Surfskate 29:50
Carver Skateboards 30:38
Slide Surf Skate 31:35
Bangfish Trucks Co. 33:46
TSG Helmets 37:15
Pro-Tec Helmets 38:22
Sector 9 Skateboards 39:33
Curfboard 41:56
Beercan Boards 42:45
Olson&Hekmati Longboards 43:33
Pogo & NinetySixty Longboards 47:51
Bomb Boards, Pixel Skateboards & Epic Balance Boards 52:25
Triple 8 Helmets 54:27
Whitezu Surfskate Waves 55:00
JayKay E-Trucks 55:34

Sector 9 Lotus Tia Pro Signature Series Cruiser Skateboard

This is the first time Sector 9 ever worked with a female rider to develop a specific board, and Tia took her time in order to ensure the final product not only reflected her tastes but also ended up being a highly functional skateboard. Small, easy-to-ride, lightweight and comfortable to travel with, the Tia Pro is a great choice for skaters of all abilities.

Sector 9 LOTUS TIA PRO Skateboard

The Sector 9 Lotus Tia Pro skateboard deck is best used for cruising, commuting and carving riding style but don’t let that hold you back from getting creative with it.

It features a 7 ply maple construction and a top mount platform with double kick. The deck is 30.5″ long and 8.0″ wide and has 14.25″ wheelbase.

Sector 9 Lotus Tia Pro Signature Series Skateboard Deck

Available as a complete skateboard, the Lotus Tia Pro comes packed with 8″ Gullwing Mission trucks, 58mm 78a Nine Balls cruising wheels, ABEC 5 Greaseball bearings, 0.25″ recycled plastic risers to avoid wheel bite. The complete comes pre-gripped with ERG grip tape with a Sector 9 logo.

Aleix Gallimo is gonna downhill forever

Aleix Gallimo - I'm Gonna Downhill Forever. Photo by Mikel Echegaray

With a boom of XYZ media channels we are able to feast our eyes on a lot of downhill skateboarding visuals. Some are more noticeable than others while the rest hold great memories of a certain era.

Well, Aleix Gallimo is not a media crew, but he is a downhill skateboarder, graphic designer, videographer, tattooer and what to him is most important, a father.

He’s been skating so long he doesn’t even know the exact number of years. Currently he’s living high in the north of the Spanish Pyrenees. His valley called Benasque is surrounded by up to 3000 meter high mountains with plenty of epic descents.

What he truly loves to do is downhill skateboarding, that’s why he is preparing an ambitious project for the 2018 IDF racing season with the aim to help the downhill community and give it the exposure he thinks it needs.

Our industry is running low so we need to put more effort into trying to raise it up. If we don’t do it we’ll be stuck like this for a long time.

One of the reasons he sees a problem with the industry is the amount of people wanting a sponsor without giving anything back. He feels that while it’s great to support skaters, brand owners should know how to support them in a sustainable way. In the role of a skater, he decided to take a more ”hands-on” approach…

What is I’m Gonna Downhill Forever?

Before describing his project to me he said he still remembers a few years ago when longboarding was growing rapidly, brands were getting strong and helped the riders by working with them closely. At the time riders got a chance to travel the world, mixing up different cultures and styles and promoting the sport in different countries.

I work hard to travel, learn and achieve the things I do around the world. That gave me the opportunity to learn from the best and see what exactly is important and what’s not. This is also the reason why I started I’m Gonna Downhill Forever.

This year while attending all IDF events, Aleix wants to show ‘’outsiders’’ how dh skaters meet, travel, learn, have fun, challenge themselves and portray the sport as, what most people would agree with, the best time of our lives.

Aleix will attend races on four continents; Asia, Europe, North and South America, during a 6 month period. He will start the project in the Philippines, followed by South Korea, later head over to Europe to attend IDF races in Romania, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. He’ll visit the US twice and end the season in South America, Colombia, Peru and finally in Brazil.

Aleix Gallimo - I'm Gonna Downhill Forever

During his travels he plans on producing 1 video from each country, 3 quick blog type stories, online streams from freerides and races, and end his project with a final video to recap the whole tour. Besides races, he will also visit other countries along the way. All together he plans on making around 32 videos.

Where can you watch it and how to support it

The I’m Gonna Downhill Forever media will be showcased online, through his personal website and social media channels. For the final World Tour video he plans to have it screened in designated skate shops in order to give them and the local scene support.

I’ll try to show this sport as raw as I can and let people know it’s like other sports, you just need to learn the basics and go step by step and then boom, you’re deep in a fun thing that will bring some of the best times in your life.

At the end of our conversation, Aleix said that so far he has some help from his sponsors and he is going to invested his own hard earned cash, but the project is big. He hopes to receive donations to make this a reality.

For sure I’ll do my best to accomplish this project because I think it’s really important for our sport. My own sponsors help me with the basics for racing, but don’t cover the project. To make this happen I need help with the filming gear, work and I need to pay people for their work on the project.

Because the project is still in the beginning stage Aleix welcomes you to join and help out by donating. To do this visit the I’m Gonna Downhill Forever GoFundMe page.

Aleix Gallimo is supported by Long Island Longboards, Venom Skate, Atopic Supplies, Hondar Longboards, Osteobenas and All Year Longboard.

The 2nd Xert Freeride by RidersFly is just around the corner

Xert Freeride - Photo by Carla Sanjuan

The RidersFly season opener will be the 2nd edition of Xert Freeride which will once again take place in a small town in Eastern Spain called Xert, on the 24th and 25th of March. The town is not more than 25 minute drive away from the sandy beaches of Vinaròs and only about 45 kilometres away from the Castellón–Costa Azahar airport.

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1st Xert Freeride aftermovie by Bunker Media

With a population of 800 inhabitants where millenary olive trees, oil and typical pastas predominate, RidersFly expect nothing more that relaxed and friendly vibes.

The event’s track is located in “Les moles de Xert” on a 2.5 km long road with fast corners, forks and fast sections with speeds up to 75 km/h. The crew describes it is a technical circuit but at the same time very fun!

Photo collage from the 1st Xert Freeride in 2017

The price for this two day event is set at 75 eur and includes shuttles, rider insurance and an ambulance crew with a doctor, as well as camping and lunch.

To learn more about the event and register, visit www.ridersfly.com/ii-freeride-xert.

RidersFly Events 2018 Schedule
RidersFly Events 2018 Schedule includes 4 freeride events.