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Category Archives: Skate Nerd
Patrick Switzer is known for being one of the fastest men in downhill. The 2011 world cup series champion joined Rayne in 2012 looking for a family to ride with and some Rayne innovation under his feet.
Kevin Reimer leads Jackson Shapeira and Zak Maytum into a left turn in the final heat of last month’s “Formula 1″ race in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Kevin, an active racer, is on the board of the IDF.
After reading the summary on the IDF site, I coughed up the thirty bucks and took a look at the IDF’s draft rules. They answered a lot of the questions I had and look pretty solid to me. Here’s what you need to know.
Here’s some history; 1966 documentary dedicated “to all victims of intolerance” depicting the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal.
If you watch skatehouse on a regular basis, you know we’re quite fond of a particular one-way downhill canyon road.
Most hills that people skate all the time end up with named turns. Lookout has the Gooch; Maryhill has Cowzer’s, Ambulance Turn, and spaghetti; GMR has Dead Man’s, Second Gear, Lehman’s, and more; Z-Bomb has the speed-hole and the switchbacks; you get the idea.
So far, our favorite run has only one turn with a name: the Rock Wall Left, creatively named for the rock wall you hit if you drift out wide. (more…)
Time for a new riding surface? Regrip with Lauren.
Wheelbase Magazine has teamed up with Skate House Media to shed light on the most commonly debated topics in longboard skateboarding. With the online network today it’s easy to get misdirected or lost in the flood of information. Now you can jump straight to a reliable source. Every month Wheelbase Magazine will bring you exclusive SkateHouseMedia content that addresses the questions that you ask yourself everyday. SkateHouseMedia is not promising the right answer, but at least they’ll try to make you laugh or maybe realize you’re thinking too hard and just need to go skate. Enjoy!
Be sure to check out SkateHouseMedia Mashup #2 on Wheelbase Magazine
Squeaky trucks are a common, easily dealt with problem that afflicts skaters everywhere. Calvin shows you how to deep-six the squeak for a sexily silent shred sled.
Brian Peck gives you the low-down on bearing spacers.
Follow along as Max takes you through bushings 101. Special thanks to Venom Bushings for all the support. WARNING: Gear nerd-out ahead.