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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 

 

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.

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

Guide For Choosing Your Perfect Skateboard Wheels

There are thousands and thousands of skateboard wheels available on the market today, many of them with very few aesthetic differences but overall they make a huge impact on the riders skating. Everything from speed to control of movement.

Almost all skate wheels are made from a hard composite material called polyurethane (PU). Since the introduction of PU wheels in the 1970s, skateboarding changed forever, lending characteristics such as durability and resistance to a sport that was in desperate need of more appropriate technology. In addition to their performance benefits, PU wheels are also relatively inexpensive to manufacture, so you don’t have to pay very much for quality equipment, regardless of the brand.

Skateboard wheels hardness, or resistance to penetration are measured by Durometer. Durometer ratings fall within several categories, with skateboard wheels listed in the ‘A’ category along with other soft plastics. Therefore, the durometer measurement you’ll find on most of your wheels will read ’99A’ or ’75A’. The higher the number/rating, the harder the wheels. The Durometer rating you choose to ride will come down completely to your own preference.

For example, if you ride vert or mini-ramps then you will want to look more towards the harder range of wheels such as 97A and above. This is because they are smooth to combat the lack of vibration dampening and somewhat grippy to make the slick wheels easier to control.

If you are a solid street-skater then again, you will want to be looking towards the harder wheels of 97A and above. This is for pop and road-feel when getting it in in the streets. These wheels would also be recommended for your typical skatepark skater.

If you would consider yourself an all-rounder type skateboarder then there will be of a huge variety for you, ranging anywhere between 90A to 97A. These will enable you to cruise around the town with comfort and also shred a pool in the same day.

If you are strictly skating on a cruiser or a longboard then you will definitely need some soft wheels as you will be riding over rocks, bumps and cracks on paths and roads (Especially if you are native to the UK). A set of soft wheels will ease the rattle of a rough road while making your board control a whole lot better due to the grip. The durometer for soft wheels range mainly between 75A to 85A.

The size of your wheels will determine your speed, acceleration and ability to turn. The typical skateboard wheels range between 48mm to 75mm in diameter. Bigger wheels will give you more speed but will make it harder to make sharp turns. Small wheels are also more effective for street skating maneuvers such as powerslides and blunts. We recommend you reflect on your own skateboarding style and preferences when choosing a set of wheels for you.

We have a few brands of skateboard wheels that we recommend for you that are available in our store;