Pocket Guide to Longboarding Ver 2.0 After the success of our first Pocket Guide we saw the need to make some revisions for 2012. Last year we saw an explosion in the popularity of free riding and sliding, as well as continued growth in cruising and commuting. Every facet of Longboarding is growing and progressing each year, this means new products as well as new companies are appearing all the time.
It’s not all popsicle sticks and teeny wheels, right?! So, here’s a quick and general guide to the basic categories of boards and the disciplines they’re designed for. None of this means you can’t skate anything, anywhere, but for those of you wanting to figure out what all those terms mean in the rest of the Buyer’s Guide, here’s a look at the general disciplines and some iconic shapes and setups you might recognize.
Prototypes Plus holds fast to the belief that building a high-quality, enduring (non-disposable) product is best for both the end user and the planet. We strive to create permanence in our products while being as green as possible. The level of precision and craftsmanship inherent to products we design and produce is matched only by the level of commitment we provide to our customers. Excellence by Design – Greenprint Products – 1st Addition Trucks. Prototypes Plus, Calgary, Alberta Canada. Call (403) 571-0880 or go to prototypesplus.ca.
SECTOR 9 Skateboards would like to welcome Scott “Scoot” Smith to the Sector 9 team. Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, Scoot is a true downhill skateboarder constantly looking for new hills and challenges to raise the level of riding. Keep your eyes speeled for a yellow and green streak flying past you at your next event. sector9.com
Gunmetal Truck Mfg. has been busy redesigning their longboard truck line. The new Gunmetal v2.0s will be officially released March 1, 2011 to select retailers. They have fine-tuned the Magnum and Double Barreltrucks to be better than ever. The hangers have been beefed up by 2mm all around with tighter, more defined bushing seats, higher-grade aluminum, no more rake and facings to name a few. As always, every Gunmetal truck comes built with the best, Venom bushings. Watchout for newly formed Team Gunmetal slaying this season – riders to be announced shortly. Stick to yourguns. gunmetaltruckmfg.com