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Here we will keep you updated with the latest news about the shop, the skate scene in Aylesbury, product releases, and skateboarding in general.

Shark wheels setup

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

 

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 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!