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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.

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.

Polar Summer 15 Decks

NOW IN: Polar Skate Co. Summer 2015 Drop 2

The new Polar Skate Co. goods are in! We are extremely excited to finally be stocking Polar apparel alongside some of the new hardware as they are one of our favourite skateboarding companies.

We also managed to get our hands on a few of the new decks from the collection and they are definitely some of the most beautiful decks Polar have made. Polar decks have some of the best shapes out there and are definitely built to last. We’ve skated plenty of them and have nothing bad to say. We have limited stock of both the apparel and decks and its likely that once they’re gone, they’re gone. Polar are on absolute fire recently with their designs and we can safely say that we support them 100%.

The decks we stock (from left to right in the image below) are:

Polar Summer 15 Decks

Polar Summer 15 Decks

As you can expect, the apparel is of equally outstanding quality. Below are a few photos of the new goods. If you get a chance, come down at see them in real life as photos truly do not give them justice.

Polar No Comply Pike Polo

Polar No Comply Pike Polo

Polar Cut Out BS Nosepick Tee

Polar Cut Out BS Nosepick Tee & no-comply 6 panel

The no comply 6-panel hats especially are a surprise as they are so soft and comfortable straight out the box. Ditch the ralphy and go for that embroidered no comply logo. They come in a great range of colours so you can definitely get those summer vibes goes. We also stock the stash pocket hat & the trucker snapback.

No Comply Caps

No Comply Caps

Stash Pocket Caps

Stash Pocket Caps

There’s also a restock of the ever popular happy sad socks in black and white, as well as two new colour ways – the green/white and the grey/black. These make the perfect skate socks as they have some ridiculous technology going into them and are super comfy.

Happy Sad Socks

Happy Sad Socks

Come in store and check out the range we have or have a look online @ Aylesbury Skateboards.

AYLESBURY VALE SKATEPARK NOW OPEN

The long awaited skatepark is finally open! After a rainy Wednesday morning, we heard news of the park finally being cleaned up and opened to the public. We left the skate shop early and went down there to have a push about and throw down a few tricks on its opening day.

Everything is just straight up enjoyable. Everywhere you looked the skateboarders, rollerbladers and bmxers alike were loving it. The curve ledge was a winner, as were the stairs but the tombstone to manny pad seemed to be a favourite for most. None of us here at Aylesbury Skateboards or any of the locals had skated a pad like it so it was very refreshing and we believe it is going to be enjoyed by everyone that bothers to travel to our rad new local (and the rest of the park of course!).

You can tell it pushed people to skate hard and to their full potential as the new park managed to claim 3 boards in the space of a few hours which we thought was somewhat impressive.

Here is a mini edit from the opening day, hopefully many more videos of the new park and maybe some Aylesbury street footage to come:


And here is a small gallery of images of the park. Credit goes to Bendcrete Skateparks for building the park and taking these great pictures (minus two of them). Photos were taken from their Facebook page.

Globe EuTrippin Demo at OWP – Oxford

 

On Sunday 5th July, the Globe team blessed Oxfords OWP Skatepark with grace, gnar and just straight up amazing skateboarding. The likes of David Gonzales, Chris Haslam, Mark Appleyard, Louie Barletta, Paul Hart, Ryan Decenzo and even the legendary Rodney Mullen were present that day, bringing the vibes with their intense shredding.

Things kickstarted almost instantly with David Gonzales, Ryan Decenzo and Paul Hart going straight in with practically no warmup. We saw wallrides, huge frontside 360’s, noseblunts with not much more than a few ollies, 50-50’s and kickflips in preparation.

The Globe team skated every inch of the park, showcasing their abilities for all that attended and made the ones who missed it regret not coming.  They are a team of true skateboarders that can skate almost anything placed in front of them. It was one of the raddest demos I have been to and I hope that they skate to their best ability for the rest of the tour.

(Sorry for the lack of images and footage, it was too good to keep our phones constantly out)

Vale Skatepark Progress Update

So this is the weekend we were told the park would be finished and by the looks of it, it pretty much is! While many of us are gutted we aren’t able to skate it yet, it’s still great to see in its (almost) final form. From the rumours we’ve heard, all that is left to do is a few finishing touches and some tidying while the concrete cures, then it needs to be checked off and approved by the Council, THEN it will be open to the public. We are hoping everything will be sorted by next weekend but as you’re probably aware, the Council are not known for getting things done quickly, just think how long it actually took to get them to even build the new skatepark in the first place.

A couple of the locals were staring longingly through the fence, and the builders were nice enough to let them go in and have a look around. Credit goes to Ryan King for the two exclusive pictures below.

Project: Session Teaser

With the possibility of Skate 4 out the window, Project: Session looks like it could be the next best thing. At the moment the game is still just an idea, but there should be a Kickstarter starting later this year to try to get it off the ground. We are really excited by this (even if it is just a teaser) as next-gen consoles desperately need a new skate game.

In the mean time we can settle for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 which is set to come out on September 29th this year. They’ve gone for the same old button-mashing ridiculousness for that nostalgic feeling but it will just never compare to what the Skate series was like.

Now Stocking Traffic Skateboards Apparel

Traffic is owned and run by pro skater Ricky Oyola and fimer/owner of Theories of Atlantis, Josh Stewart.  Traffic is regarded as one of the rawest companies from the East Coast and has put out some amazing videos (See Above for proof).

We are proud to announce that Aylesbury Skateboards are stocking some of the Summer 2015 Apparel Collection in our store and we can confirm that the quality is top of the top. Perfect fabric and perfect prints. These are a must for the true street skaters.

Find everything you need here.