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Shark Wheels Skatepark Review

View our range of Shark Wheels at Aylesbury Skateboards. Available in 60mm or 70mm online and in store.

 

At Aylesbury Skateboards we are always open to trying different skateboarding setups, this time it came in the form of some new wheels from Shark Wheels. These are not you’re typical wheel they have the perception that they are cuboid shaped because of the rad and very different design, but are just as and if not smoother then any other long-board or cruiser wheel. Carrying on from the design side of things, these incredible wheels have curved grooves to push stones and such through them, this gives you an advantage if you live in a rocky or rough area to get your shred on. This also means that riding or landing into grass has become a lot easier as I found out. Whilst riding these unique wheels I found that the grip is in no way effected by the shape and the grooves, it still has a amazing amount of grip for taking you round corners and winding in and out of obstacles that may obstruct your path.

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With the great grip comes the speed side of things, the wheels come in 60mm and 70mm which means that of course you are going to gather speed but I did not expect the speed that I got from them. Bombing down a massive hill on my way into work was when I realised that these where something special and worth a look at. I paired the Shark wheels with an old Mother Collective 8.5″ skateboard deck. A pair of 151 Thunder Hollow Lights and some Bones Reds bearings which was an excellent match. Even though these wheels are meant for cruising we managed to get a few tricks together and made a little edit in order to show just what they are capable of.  Wheels are £69.99 UK retail price.

VERDICT: Overall I believe these wheels have worked their magic on me and made me fall in love, they are a real head turner and deserve a serious look.

Shark Wheels Yellow 70 MM

Yellow sidewinder 70 mm wheels

 

Rip N Dip Holiday 2015 Collection

Rip N Dip do it again with another bangin’ collection. With nermals and aliens everywhere, you know it’s trademark Rip N Dip but you also know what’s good. We have a range of tees, caps and decks available in our store and online. We’ve also got a hoodie, a ridiculous but rad knitted sweater and even some god damn pillows. Who wouldn’t want a cat giving the fingers and a green alien head to cuddle up to every night? Well, you might not but you know girls will dig it.

We’ve got a re-up on the classic Lord Nermal pocket t-shirt in black and 2 new colourways for our store, grey and navy. To accompany the Nermal, we’ve got the brand new Lord Alien pocket tee. It’s a tough choice between them we know so you might have to just get both. If neither of these take your fancy then you might just be tickled by the Nermal Finder t-shirt which features both the Lord Nermal and Lord Alien reconstructed as the Apple Mac Finder icon. Continuing with the cat and alien theme we have 2 tees that we hugely appreciate at Aylesbury Skateboards. These are the Nine Lives tee and the Trust Nobody tee. Basic but sweet. Plus ya know you can relate to them. All t-shirts are £29.99

As the colder weather has struck, you may have been caught out without some warmer clothing. fear not, Rip N Dip can save you. We have the Nermvana Pullover Hoodie in black available. This hoodie features a Nermal rendition of Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover. It’s pure gold. If you’re wanting something a bit smarter that your family will love then we’ve got the Fallin For nermal knitted sweater. It’s ridiculous, but it is sick there’s no denying. Hoodie is £69.99 and the sweater is £64.99

We have a variety of 5-panel and 6-panel caps available from the Holiday 15 range along with some beanies seeing as in the cold weather has arrived, you might want to keep your dome fresh and warm. Rip N Dip headwear is a good choice for whatever shaped head/goofy haircut you may have. In fact it might just save you! Caps are £34.99. Beanies are £23.99

Rip N Dip have done exceptionally well since moving in to the hardware game. Obviously they specialized in clothing and apparel but they have slowly but surely been on the up with their decks. More designs and sizes come out with each new collection and we will say this for sure, they are rad. Decks are £54.99

To top off all this radness, we have 2 super cute, super dope Rip N Dip pillows. Lord Nermal and We Out Here. As stated above, you know you’d want these but if not then you know that the ladies will want them and if you have them then the ladies will want you (not guaranteed, at all). These are a very good size and at £25.00 each, not bad at all.

Polar Skate Co. Holiday 15 Softgoods – Aylesbury Skateboards UK

Polar Skate Co. have done it yet again. As a store favourite and in fact a favourite for many across the globe, we are proud to stock a new range of clothing apparel from Polar. This is the Holiday 15 collection and it continues to prove that Polar are near the top of the game when it comes to skate clothing.

We have a few select bits from the collection in our store and online. This time round it includes some accessories that would be perfect as a Christmas present or just for yourself! These accessories are the No Comply key chain (£10.00), No Comply wallet (£35.00) and the new leather bottom Happy Sad tote shoulder bag (£25.00). The key chain and wallet come in both a black and brown real genuine cow leather. These are top quality accessories that are very affordable!

As per the headwear is simple but beautiful. We have 3 new colourways of the popular No Comply cap but this time around they feature a leather strap adjuster instead of the usual fabric adjuster. The best part is that they are same price as usual at £34.99! We are also stocking the Harbour beanie which as a 70% Acrylic 30% wool beanie that features the stroke logo as a patch. These are retailing at £24.99. Something brand new coming in with this drop are the Polar gloves. These gloves feature real cow leather with smart touch thumb and index finger pads enabling you to use your phone while out in the harsh weather. These are very very dope. Super comfy and top quality. At only £24.99 you’d be a fool to miss out.

To top off all of the gully-ness from the accessories, there’s a small but fine line of clothing. The As Long As Umbrellas Fly t-shirt has a new graphic designed by Pontus Alv (£29.99), the classic Stroke Logo L/S tees (These come in Black/Pink and White/Pastel blue) (£34.99), a vintage botanical green Default crewneck sweatshirt (£59.99) and the gloriously comfortable pullover Fill Logo hoodie in sport grey / blue (£69.99).

The collection goes live at 00:01 27th November. Shop Polar Skate Co. here and maybe give the rest of our site a browse at www.aylesburyskateboards.co.uk 

 

Welcome Skateboards Holiday 15 Collection – Aylesbury Skateboards

Small, sweet and ridiculously rad pieces from the Welcome Skateboards Holiday 2015 collection is now available in store and online. We only got a very select few items so be quick to get what you want to avoid disappointment!

We have got 6 decks to choose from in a range of shapes and sizes between 8″ and 9″ to cater to your needs. Welcome Skateboards are a favourite amongst all sorts of skateboarders. Whether you love to shred park and ramps, enjoy a gnarly crusty ledge or even just want to get from A to B then Welcome boards will be for you. The graphics and colours are delightful so you might even just want to hang it up on your bedroom wall in your mums house.

We also have a dope Talisman Coach Jacket and 2 colourways of the Saberskull Unstructured Slider Cap available. The coach jacket is 100% nylon and the caps 100% cotton. These are very spicy garments that you know will help your luck with the ladies. Or dudes! No discrimination. Either way you’re gonna look sweet.

 

Boards – £54.99 Each

Talisman Jacket – £49.99

Saberskull Slider Caps – £29.99 Each

Shop the collection and more Welcome Skateboards clothing apparel and skateboard hardware at Aylesbury Skateboards UK

Diamond supply Co Dice

Diamond Supply Co. Holiday 2015 Part 1

Our first shipment of Diamond Supply Co. goods have arrived in our store! The hardware heavyweights have yet again released a collection of unique designs and a range of rad accessories that would make a sweet collectors item or a perfect present for the holidays.

We are stocking a small selection of tees, caps and accessories that we found to be too good not to stock. As always the clothing surpasses many other brands on quality and this is accompanied by Diamond Supply Co’s unique fit and sizing of their apparel. Some of our favourite pieces from this drop include the Champagne France L/S T-Shirt (£39.95)and the Widow T-Shirt (£31.95). Both of these items would go perfect with the Shine Crest Clipback Hat in Olive (£34.99), another rad item from the first part of this drop. Yes, the first part! We are expecting another shipment of the Diamond Supply Co. Holiday 2015 drop in November so keep your eyes peeled and your bank balance healthy.

If you’re not feeling the apparel then maybe you will be enticed by the awesome collection of accessories we have available from Diamond. Our favourite accessory we have stocked is the Simplicity Beer Glass which can be yours for £15.00. This would also make a great gift for a friend or a loved one that enjoys a drink or two. In the range we also have Leather iPhone 6 cases, a Dice Set, U-Lock Key Chain in gold and silver, air fresheners and shoe laces. Again, we are waiting on a some other accessories in November such as a Diamond ash tray.

We are very grateful to be stocking Diamond Supply Co. products as it is a brand we all personally back and admire here at Aylesbury Skateboards.

Penny Original Classic Cruiser Skateboards

Here at Aylesbury Skateboards we have increased our line of Penny Classic Cruisers in our store and online. We have a selection of the basic colours of the 22″ skateboards and also some funkier colour ways to choose from. We also now stock a variety of wheels and bolts so you can customise your new Penny board how you like! The boards range from £84.95 to £109.95, the wheels are £25.99 and the bolts are £6.95.

If you are not familiar with Penny boards then here’s the down low on them. They are the perfect board to get you from point A to B as they are made from durable vinyl plastic and come with some 59mm 78A super smooth wheels. The bearings used are the Penny Abec 7 Bearings to give you a smooth and fast ride. The trucks are the solid Penny 3″ Trucks that enable you to turn with complete ease and control. They are small and light so when the time comes to carry them you will not strain yourself. The boards have a non-slip waffle construction on the top of the deck so you can comfortably keep your stability while riding. These are the original and these are the best.

 

 

If there is anything Penny related you have seen online whether it be a different colour way of a complete, some wheels or a crazy coloured pair of trucks? Then let us know if you want it and we can try and order it in especially for you! We can even get in the 27″ Penny Nickel Cruiser Skateboards and the Penny Longboards, all you have to do is ask!

We are also going to be organising a wish-list scheme over the next months ready for Christmas where our customers can create a wish-list of skateboarding related presents for their relatives and friends to purchase. What we will do is either order a particular item in for you or allow you to put a product aside so a relative or friend can stop by and purchase it for you another time. We believe Penny boards and accessories would be the perfect presents for kids and teens this Christmas.

Shop for Penny boards here.

 

Seven Skates Complete Line Up

NEW BRAND: Seven Skates Complete Skateboards

We are delighted to now stock a range of Seven Skates complete skateboards. As far as completes go, these are one of the best. At a very affordable price with undeniable great quality, Seven Skates completes will kickstart beginners in to becoming a passionate skateboarder in no time. These are like none of the other price point completes available on the market right now.

Utilising the highest quality components while maintaining an achievable retail price point, Seven Skateboards has left no stone unturned to make the industry’s best entry level skateboards. Seven Skateboards believe that all skaters whether they be beginners or advanced should have access to great quality products no matter what price point they are in.

Seven Skateboards completes represent the best quality and workmanship in their price range. Designed by skaters who want every-one to have the best skating experience possible. Seven Skateboards has created a product consisting of 7 ply Canadian Rock Maple deck and the highest quality hardware accessories that are both price conscious and performance aware.

The deck is made by PS Stix who are world renown for their high quality wood and manufacturing meaning you’re getting a board that is built to last.

When it comes to buying a skateboard, it should be seen as an investment. The more you put in, the more you get out. Generally, spending more means that you’re going to get a higher quality skateboard which is going to last significantly longer before wearing out or breaking. Spending £60 on a complete skateboard compared to £30 for example means you’re getting a product that is built with superior materials and better construction which is designed to survive the knocks and bumps of skateboarding.

In our opinion, a Seven Skates Complete is the next best thing to buying a custom complete which will easily set you back over £100 . The quality on these completes is some of the best we’ve ever seen for the price and we couldn’t recommend them enough. These are a great starting point for getting into skateboarding as you’ll be able to upgrade and customise it whenever you see fit.

View our range of Seven Skates complete skateboards here. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Aylesbury Vale Skatepark 2015

On Wednesday 5th August it was the official opening of the refurbished Aylesbury Vale Skatepark. It was a small turn out due to it being mid-week at 1pm and a lot of the locals are big boys now with responsibilities, but nonetheless there were nothing but good vibes.

A few of the locals got chatting to the council members expressing their joy for the new park and how it has already attracted skaters from surrounding areas, something that hasn’t happened down vale for who knows how many years!

Cam Barrett getting gnar - Early Grab Melon

Cam Barrett getting gnar – Early Grab Melon

Further on in to the day we had a mini competition covering three obstacle within the park. These being the tombstone gap, stair set and the curved ledge and wall. We topped it off a large game of skate which got pretty tense towards the end between two of the locals. Three out of the four were won by Sam Barker, an 18 year old with a damn load of talent that covers a broad spectrum of skateboarding.

The new Aylesbury Vale skatepark caters to a variety of different styles of skateboarders such as the techy ledge wizards, the impact stair set skaters and a bit to the gnarly transition riders. With nothing too large nor too small, this really is a great place to get learning and to also test your already known skill. We really hope that this park spawns a new breed, a new generation, a new scene of skateboarders to the town of Aylesbury.

Aylesbury vale Locals

Aylesbury Vale Locals

(Photos taken from the Bucks Herald Article on the opening of the new Aylesbury Vale Skatepark)

Passport Skateboards Fall ’15

We have been blessed with a small but sweet delivery of some goods from Aussie brand, Passport. These guys have been around since 2008 and have kept very underground till recent years due to their unique graphics and rad team.

From the Fall ’15 collection we have got a small supply of the Wild Women board series (8″, 8.25″, 8.38″) featuring a traditional style woman holding various animals in a variety of colours with some gold accents. These decks are some real lookers so we would not be surprised if you got one for a wall hanger!

As far as soft goods go we have 2 colour ways of the Wild Women Her Snakes graphic. One in a clean back and white colour way, another in a smooth navy and yellow. We also have 2 colour ways of the Workers Longsleeve T-shirts that feature an embroidered Workers logo on the left breast and elasticated cuffs. These are clean, great quality and perfect for the end of summer and beginning of autumn weather. To add to the necessities when transitioning in to Autumn, we have got 2 colour ways of the Workers fisherman beanie which will keep your dome toasty due to the thickness of them.

Everything can be found on our website and also in-store now!

Polar Skate Co. Summer 2015 Drop 2

We are excited to announce that some brand NEW Polar Skate Co. goods will be arriving to our store early next week! This is the first time we will be stocking Polar apparel and we are all extremely happy to be doing so as they are one of our top picks as a store when it comes to skateboarding companies.

We are receiving very limited stock of some t-shirts, caps, socks and even some polo shirts with a very special Polar design embroidered on them. Let’s just say you can ditch anything Ralph you may own.

Unfortunately we are not receiving any of the new decks straight away but we hope to get a hold of a few for our store as they are one of the best boards to ride. (We promise you)

Pictured below are the ever popular No Comply Cap and a small glimpse at the new Stash Pocket Cap. As we all know, Polar Skate Co. deliver amazing quality goods and they do not let us down.

Stash Pocket Caps

Stash Pocket Caps

No Comply Caps

No Comply Caps