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Rip N Dip Nermal Nug Cruiser Grip

RIP N DIP Nermal Nug Cruiser

In Rip N Dip’s latest drop there was the most beautiful cruiser deck we’ve ever seen shaped like Nermal hugging a nug. We couldn’t resist turning it into a complete cruiser just to see what it would look like. Heres what we used:

 

Unfortunately the graphic got slightly damaged in transit but that doesn’t make the board any less amazing. We’ve combined it with some of the best cruiser wheels and bearings to make up for that. This thing looks like some serious fun and we envy anyone who gets to shred it and it will be available in store at a discounted price due to the cosmetic damage.

Don’t forget the rest of the Rip N Dip fall collection is available in store and online now while stock lasts.


In other news Rip N Dip’s latest road trip video was released on Thrasher and is just as awesome as expected. Check it out.

Rip N Dip Fall Decks

RIP N DIP FALL 15

After a little mix up with the distributor we’ve finally got the Rip N Dip Fall ’15 collection. This is definitely one of their strongest drops to date with more of their weird and wonderful graphics and some re-releases of family favourites.

Heres a little preview of what we’ll have (when it comes tomorrow) and its definitely something you should be excited about.

Enders Windbreaker Jacket

Enders Waterproof Windbreaker Jacket

 

 

WE OUT HERE

WE OUT HERE collection

 

 

Lord Nermal Socks and Deck

Even more Lord Nermal Socks and a Nermal deck in black

 

 

Nermal Nug Cruiser and Grip

Nermal Nug Cruiser and Grip

 

 

Rip N Dip Deep Space Cap

Rip N Dip Deep Space Cap with 3M Reflective stars

 

All this and more are available online NOW and will be available in store tomorrow (16/09/15)

 

NEW Thame Skatepark 2015

Just up the road from Aylesbury you will find Thame. Thame is a small market town in Oxfordshire and was home to a small skatepark that featured metal ramps on a fairly small area of concrete. This skatepark was built in 2002 and has catered to local skateboarders since and helped create some extreme talent. Now, in 2015 after a years of hard work, dedication and a hell of a lot of fundraising, the locals and Thame’s council have come together to reach their target to start building a new and beautifully rad skatepark in the same area as the old park.

The new Thame Skatepark will be built by Wheelscape (who are known for their brilliant skatepark design and construction) and will feature a street course complete with stairs, hips, ledges, pole jams, hubbas and gaps and a large bowl section to please all types of skaters and to also give the opportunity for all to learn the different styles of skateboarding. This monster of a park should be built by the end of 2015 and us here at Aylesbury are looking extremely forward to it with it only being about a 15 minutes drive from us! We applaud everyone involved with this project, especially the locals who have put their heart in to all sorts of events and fundraisers to help make this happen. Goes to show what difference you can make when you put the effort in (*ahem* learning new tricks *ahem*).

You can find the skatepark at –

Tythrop Way
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 3DF

Below is a link to an article about the new Thame skatepark.

http://www.thametoday.co.uk/news/local-news/heaven-is-a-halfpipe-for-thame-skaters-as-new-park-works-begin-1-6863033

The National Skateboard Co. x Colin Kennedy Guest Pro

Today, The National Skateboard Co. released a very special guest board honouring Scottish skate legend, Colin Kennedy.
The board features a 2015 reworking of Colin’s iconic 1996 Panic graphic, and has been carefully pieced together with approval from both Colin and the board’s original designer Colin ‘Cubic’ McInnes. The board comes in 3 sizes, 8″, 8.125″ and 8.25″. There is also a rework of the National logo, matching the colours of the board.
This is an extremely limited release, so limited that there wasn’t even enough to fulfil everyones pre-orders. We have managed to get ahold of very limited stock so don’t miss out on a chance to grab one.
Alongside the boards and shirts, The National Skateboard Co. have worked with Dan Magee to produce an all new section of predominantly unseen Colin footage, filmed during 1997/1998 whilst Blueprint were working on their infamous ‘Build and Destroy’ promo. This section was released today and can be watched above.
Along side these, we also grabbed a couple of new boards from National’s summer selection re-release in a new colour way, great to tide you over until the Fall drop. They are great boards, skate well, excellent graphics and only £45. What’s not to love?
The boards are available online and in store.
The National Skateboard Co. Colin Kennedy Guest Pro deck

The National Skateboard Co. Colin Kennedy Guest Pro deck

The National Skateboard Co. Colin Kennedy Guest Pro

Vale Skatepark Tombstone Session

Here are a few clips from a little session that went down yesterday at Vale Skatepark. The clips feature Ryan King, Tom Guest and Max Allen throwing some madness up and down the tombstone. Be sure to check out their Insta accounts to see more clips and things.

Credit goes to Ryan for putting together into this nifty little edit.

Bye Mother, Hello Quasai

Bye Mother Collective, Hello Quasi

Some of you might be wondering, what happened to Mother? Almost as quickly as Mother appeared, they were seemingly disappearing, however that isn’t quite what was happening. Due to some legal disputes with another company whom apparently own the word “Mother” they were forced to change their name. Out of this forms:

Quasi Skateboards

Quasi Skateboards Title Page

Nothing changes. Same brand, same team, new name. The classic Mother graphic style still remains though just a different word is written on the boards. In the next few weeks the summer 2.1 collection will drop making these Quasi products a reality.

As it stands we still have a few of the old Mother Collective decks which could become collectibles when Quasi really pick up, becoming great parts of skateboarding history. Even if that doesn’t happen, they’re still great boards so its a win/win!

Keep an eye out for the new Quasi boards when we drop as we eagerly await the arrival of our pre-order.

Program Skateboards Cover Image

Introducing: Program Skateboards

We are pleased to announce that come early September, we will be stocking Program Skateboards, a new board company by Michael Sieben. This will be the first ever drop from Program so it’s definitely not worth missing.

Here is an extract from the Program website to give you a bit of background about the brand:

On May 16th, 2015, I was digging up the courtyard in front of my house when my shovel hit something hard. I thought it was a rock, but what I actually found was super crazy: a buried chest. After tracking down a pair of bolt cutters (it was locked), I cracked the thing open and had a genuine holy-moly moment. Inside I found five animal skulls, loads of unprocessed Super 8 film cartridges, a Super 8 camera, a Polaroid Land Camera, a slide carousel (filled with slides), a photo album, a journal, a book about puppet making, a few cassette tapes and three puppets. Needless to say, I was floored. I became immediately obsessed with the find and put all other projects on the back burner.

Quick rewind: a few months prior to finding the chest, Stacy Lowery and I were working on a new skate brand called The Program. But after finding this buried treasure, I totally dipped out. I couldn’t think about anything else. Stacy kept trying to get ahold of me to work on our company and I kept putting him off—telling him I had to focus on this mystery. He eventually suggested making The Program all about the treasure chest. That very same day I read this passage in the found journal, “I was unable to finish the program. I hope whoever finds this can do so for me.” The Universe was screaming at us.

 So I’ve spent the past few months pouring through the contents of the chest. The guy that buried it was named Samuel (I haven’t been able to find a last name) and I’m assuming he lived in my house at some point. Based on the notes in his journal, he was (again, I’m assuming) emotionally unstable. He thought that the puppets he’d created were possessed and/or haunted. Stacy and I are currently working on getting all of the Super 8 footage processed and transferred in order to figure out what Samuel’s program was all about. Because at this point, his program is our program. And our program is The Program. We hope you’ll Get With The Program and join us on this journey. —Michael Sieben

We instantly fell in love with the whole idea and mystery revolving around the brand, especially the creepy haunted puppets. Sieben has turned the images he found into some great board graphics that we just had to get behind. They are reminiscent of some graphics from Welcome Skateboards and Heroin Skateboards with their vibrant, cartoony graphic styles which you really can’t fault.

Heres some excerpts of the catalog of the boards we grabbed from the pre-order. Can’t wait to see what they’re like in real life, and more importantly to find out how the skate.

Program Skateboards - Conspire

Program Skateboards – Conspire

Program Skateboards - Super 8 Spencer

Program Skateboards – Super 8 Spencer

Program Skateboards - Eddie's Knife

Program Skateboards – Eddie’s Knife

Program Skateboards - Conspire Yard Bard Shape

Program Skateboards – Conspire Yard Bard Shape

Program Skateboards - Goat Skull Bowl Troll Shape

Program Skateboards – Goat Skull Bowl Troll Shape

We hope you’re as excited about Program as we are.

Get with the Program.

 

Welcome Skateboards decks

Welcome Skateboards Summer 2015 Drop 2

The long awaited second drop is here from Welcome Skateboards bringing you the rest of the summer 2015 collection.

As with all of Welcome’s boards, their decks are hand crafted by PS Stix (just like the Mother boards) who are notorious for making some of the best boards out there in terms of material and production. We picked 6 of our favourite graphics and shapes to stock in store and are so excited to finally get some more of their boards back on our wall. The ones we chose are:

Welcome boards come in some interesting shapes with even more interesting names. These boards are at home skating both street and park and even make great wall hangers with some of the amazing graphics they come up with. If you’re getting tired of the old popsicle skateboard shape, definitely try out a Welcome deck, they have enough different shapes to keep you trying something new for many months to come.


We also grabbed a few of the new t-shirts and hats from this drop and some of the new colour ways of their rocking-dog slider cap. All of Welcome tees are super soft, 100% cotton and 1000% magical.

 

Bronson Speed Co Bearing Detail

Bronson Speed Co. Bearings Review

When the new park opened I decided it was time for a new setup giving me a chance to finally try out the Bronson Speed Co bearings. Anyone who has been keeping up with skate news has bound to have heard of them and i’ll be surprised if you’re not at least a little interested. For years now Bones have been a solid choice for bearings (Namely the Bones Reds) but if these are as good as they claim to be, I doubt you’ll ever use a set of Reds again.

The Bronson Speed Co G3 Bearings claim to be the perfect skateboarding with a range of crazy technologies going into them.

  • Deep Groove Raceways – The balls roll deep in raceway channels which reduces side impact damage & breakage.
  • Straight Edge Frictionless Shields – These shields are pop off resistant and hold oil in while keeping dirt and moisture out making them easy to clean.
  • Micro Groove Raceway Surfaces – Linear micro-groove surfaces improve bearing lubrication, speed and spin.
  • Max Impact Cage Design – Non-distortion custom cage keeps the balls precision spaced & oil circulating.
  • Balls Out Technology – Eliminates shield and cage contact on impact for a go fast, stay fast bearing.
  • High Speed Ceramic Oil – Nano-ceramic compounds for wear protection – moisture, rust, corrosion resistant.
  • Factory Fresh Quality – Nitrogen filled shrink wrap, reduces metal & oil oxidation until ready to be ridden. Means that you can leave these bearings in storage for years and they will still be factory fresh when you finally open them.

If that bulleted list doesn’t make you tingle you obviously have something wrong with you. It takes a special bearing to last a few years without seizing or popping and by the sounds of it these bearings should tick every box.

They come in an amazing metal presentation tin with a slide off lid. Inside of that you have the 8 bearings as you can expect. Then Bronson are kind enough to supply you with a full set of 4 spacers for inside the wheels and 8 washers as you’ve probably already lost these before. The bearings themselves have bright orange shields, one with a black stripe on it to indicate which way around it goes in the wheel.

I’ve been skating them for a few weeks now and they’re definitely the best bearings I’ve skated. Before these I was skating Flip HKD Abec 5’s and I loved those too, much nicer than Bones Reds (in my opinion) and a little cheaper too. Straight out the tin they roll forever and are super smooth and quiet. Even now they are still silent when rolling around at the park, making a nice change from the usual racket put out from broken in bearings.

The park at the moment is surrounded by mud as they were trying to grow some grass, meaning the board has landed in there plenty of times. Even then, the shields have managed to keep all of the dirt out so they are still running as smooth as ever.

For the £29.99 price tag I can definitely recommend them. You may be paying twice as much as you would for a set of Bones Reds but the quality jump is much more. I’m sure they could easily outlast them too making them a very worthy investment.

You can buy the Bronson Speed Co G3 Bearings from Aylesbury Skateboards online and in store now.