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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Aylesbury Skateboards now has Free Skateboard Mag

Free Skateboard Mag!

Got hooked up with a bunch of copies of @freeskatemag, come down and pick one up! We’ll also be sending them out with online orders too 📕📕 from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1Ch1koQ


We got our hands on the first edition of Europe’s latest free skateboarding magazine, Free Skateboard Mag! It has tons of great exclusive articles and as its free you really can’t go wrong.

Come down and pick one up in store if you can. Otherwise we’ll be sending them out with all online orders from Aylesbury Skateboards while we still have copies.
Aylesbury Vale Skatepark Manny Pad

Vale skatepark – Manny pad

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The pad is looking rad! Over the other side is a large tombstone too. Heaps of fun awaits us 😎 Fingers crossed for it to be built by Sunday and then after the concrete sets and checks have been made, it will be open for all! So nearly there after all this time and the locals are beyond hyped for it 👊 #skateboarding