Kyle Martin FSU Hawgs by Landyachtz: Review

Check out our ambassadors Richard Topete and Marcus Dalton having some fun on the hills in this new video! They are riding the Kyle Martin FSU Hawgs from Landyachtz and boy are they fun! They are a Center Set 70mm wheel with a huge core for long, smooth, buttery slides. They are 80a and come in either a pre-ground, ready to slide, super gnarly freeride wheel OR a high-gloss super grippy downhill version. Landyachtz did a good job on this one and we wanted everyone to see how much fun they can be!

This is our experience out at maryhill… just a little part though!

Team rider Ishtar Backlund kicking it with Ambassadors Eric Hoang and Richard Topete

So Maryhill has come around again! This year got very very rowdy and very out of control. I am glad we got to be a part of it. Check out some of the photos from the event. We ran around, camera-happy, and got a bunch of great shots for you to enjoy!

Team Rider Amanda Powell hanging out with shop employee/gangster Jesse Stuart

We were slanging all sorts of goodies up there. If you weren’t there to get in on our awesome deals and mayhem then you were missing out! Abec 11′s and Landyachtz Biggie Hawgs were flying off the shelves!

Patrick Switzer getting crazy-faced! Love this dude.

Patrick Switzer went on to win the event and it was a huge win for Rayne longboards as well. Patrick was on a sweet prototype slalom deck and absolutely killed it!

The homie James Kelly… you may know him as the American Dream!

Daddies riders! The beautiful Marisa Nunez and Alex “The Fiercest” Tongue!

Bricin “Striker” Lyons! … And Rebekka Gemperle… what a babe!

Camping like a boss!

Camping out in a good location is KEY if you want to avoid some of the skater’s campsite mayhem… We avoided it until the final night in the maryhill state park! it was great!

Camping in the makeshift tent… awesome!

Tad Drysdale!

Loaded and Orangatang’s Kyle Chin!

This is the man that is responsible for quite a bit of the Loaded and Orangatang videos and product that you all love!  Kyle CHIN!

Douglas Dalua!!! Love this dude too… such a gnarly rider!

Douglas Dalua is loved by everyone! He set a new track record on his rayne and abec 11 wheels! He has a new wheel sponsor but he was still on abec 11′s!

Team Rider Pam Diaz with Aaron from the block!

The coolest cornering steez out there…

Bustin Longboards’ Soloman Lang! King Soloman!

Push Culture covering me, me instagramming them, and then me documenting instagram… inception? Thanks Travis!

Alex Tongue Butt-Boarding for King of the Hill!

It started raining pretty heavily during the King Of The Hill race between the top 6 qualifiers. Everyone was butt-boarding except for James Kelly who decided to stand up after he started. James ended up winning king of the hill for his second year in a row! Go James! AMERICAN DREAM!

Jesse Stuart and Pete Benda running the show.

Our Homie Scott from One 11 longboards!

Alexa got us a lot of attention, everyone had a crush on her!

My buddy Daniel Figueroa all the way up from Mexico! Good to see him again this year!

Venom founder Zak Maytum singing the national anthem!

Zak belted it out for the national anthem. Who knew that the dude who created Venom wheels and bushings, and who also rides for madrid would be killing the national anthem. I’ve seen him sing it before though haha… good work Zak!

Mischo Erban, Bricin Striker Lyons, and Patrick Switzer singing the canadian national anthem for Canada Day… whatever that is haha.

Alex Tongue had the 3rd fastest qualifying time!

K-Rimes flying down with Zen Shikaze! Both insanely rad dudes.

Alexa and Jesse Kicking it like the Karate Kid.

Pete Benda… aka…. the american “Muscles-glasses.”

I shot this dude shooting!

James Kelly cruising down like a chief in a unique tuck!

Douglas Dalua with a strong lead!

Gotta show local rippers some love! Chip Killing it! Go subsonic!

Patrick Switzer straight killing it! Basically winning on an old school skateboard.

Louis Pilloni doing some filming for http://www.skatehousemedia.com

Louis rocking those stylish Sector 9 leathers!

Team DADDIES was everywhere!! Alex and Robin were killing it with Niko from Kebbek!

Patrick Switzer, Zak Maytum, and Kevin Reimer coming in the final corner!

Douglas Dalua with Alex Tongue coming in the bustin corner! Killing it!

Our good friend Ayumi Oride all the way form Japan!

Byron Essert with some mad eagle steez!

Those comet leg patches are sick… but Byron was definitely riding a Rayne Killswitch… I think his board was out of commission. I saw him carrying around his beloved chopped Comet Takeover.

The juniors skating tight!

Jon Huey taking the win for luge!

Pam Diaz flying by!

Ayumi Oride! Chou Hayai yo!

Ishtar Backlund with Amanda Powell following

Marisa Nunez taking 3rd place!

Alex Tongue flying in for the 3rd place spot!

Brian Bishop with a fun tuck

Byron Essert keeps it steezy at all times.

The amazing view of Mt. Hood from Goldendale, Washington!

We will be back next year and we will do this bigger and better than ever! I hope everyone is ready for what we are going to bring to the table next year! We got a while year to plan and set this stuff up… this is about to get CRAZY!

For LOTS more photos check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/supemorgan8

Freshly Paved… Fresh and Paving the way!

This level of shredding is pretty awesome. I feel like these dudes got their huge slides on lock very early and then decided to do stuff they hadn’t seen anyone do before. I am sure they are influenced by some bigger names out there but I feel like these guys are pretty original. Speaking of original I am pretty sure I saw the same original longboards prototypes in this video that I saw out at maryhill. And by prototypes I mean boards that will be coming out later this year or next year. Everything looked pretty solid! It really seems as if original is stepping their game up to stay current in the world of downhill and freeride, plus they got some shredders on board to back it up!

Iphoneography: Instagramming up a creative nerd storm.

Johnny Turgesen Getting a lipslide in at Brooklyn Street Skatepark – Joey65 lurking in the background.

It is crazy what iPhones did for the wannabe photographers in all of us. They have a fast shutter speed, lots of crazy apps to make your pictures look cool when they really aren’t, and an array of social media platforms for sharing your life. I could never get hooked on twitter, I don’t like reading stuff much but I sure do like looking at stuff. Thats what I love about Instagram and other apps like it. iPhones raised the bar in cell phone photography. Soon after they came out and people realized the power that they had and started hosting gallery showings with all iPhone taken photographs… it blew my mind. Insanely famous photographers like Chase Jarvis were out there promoting this new slightly cheesy art form. Well it is cheesy but I love it! Check out some of our photos!

Johnny Turgesen and Joey Martin shredding around

The reason we are bringing this up is because we just started running an instagram contest! It will run for 4 weeks and each week we will announce a new winner and they will receive a prize pack from us!

So if you need some inspiration give these photos a look over. They don’t pertain to the contest but this is the sort of creativity level we are talking about. Good composition, good colors, nice and crisp photos… the whole shebang! We want action!

Jose flowing the park harder than anyone!

Mt. Hood from the skies!

The Oregon Coast – Cannon Beach

A truck axel and nut

Pete Benda With an Ollie to Fakie

Brent Atchley Boostin a mini Hip with the light feet!

Johnny Turgesen and another local shredding some DIY Park tranny.

Epic 5-0′s

My house in Japan – its nice to inherit stuff.

Family get together in Japan

Tricking it up!

Some worn out “These” wheels.

Up a tree

Bringing Tha Rayne!

This past Sunday we had a little parking lot shindig and it was a blast! For the short notice it ended up not being too bad! Everyone was stoked! Riders from Rayne and Vicious made their way down from Canada (well… Wyatt is from California) . Check out some pics of the event!

The Rayne Rack getting set up.

Rayne wheels DAWG!

Some new fancy rayne stickers that everyone was loving on!

A classic Rayne Funstick!

Wyatt kicking it!

Les giving Austin, Eric, and Zach the rundown

The Rayne Mobile!

Tasty Melon!

Tasty snacks

Jesse manning the DBS grill!

These dogs are Kosher.

Chillin and grillin.

Eric Hoang – Thizz face.

Getting ready to get down

A solid group exercise learning the vicious ways!

Les schooling the groms!

The magic man Les Robertson!

Richard Topete mug shot! get better soon hombre!

This is where you know to get some!

Mike F getting gnarly

Zach Boston slipping and sliding on some Bones STF’s

Camden Benesh showing fools how its done!

SHRALPIN!

Coming at you!

Wyatt getting his coleman steez on.

All in all we had a blast! the Rayne and Vicious dudes did a great job stoking people out and it was a great event! We hope you enjoy the photos and we will totally be doing something else again in the near future!!!

Park Shredding from NW Shredders

Street and Park shredders tearing up some tranny! I think we are going to bring some of these boards in. It is hard to deny Portland skateboard companies, we just love them and so should you! Especially if you are from here! Lifeblood and Bacon have been killing it for a while… their team shreds! Check out the video, get stoked, and go skate! Who knows, next time you come in we might have some of their decks up on the walls!

Pam Diaz [GRNTM]

Pam Diaz – Making the come up.

Word on the street is that DBS Ambassador team rider, Pam Diaz, who we absolutely love, is now officially on Abec 11′s [GRNTM] or… “Green Team” if you aren’t in the know. I know it is easily confused with the ever so often used “Great Rustic Northern Table Moose,” but in Abec 11′s case it just stands for Green Team. We don’t know all the details yet but we will sure keep you posted so keep on coming back for more news! This year is treating Pam so well and we couldn’t be more proud of her! Well we spilled the beans, lets see what Abec 11 has in store for her!!! Mwuaaahahahahaha!

Vicious and Rayne are on their way here!

Rayne and Vicious will be swinging by the shop on Sunday June 10th to hang out and do a product knowledge session. We don’t know who all is coming down but we do know that they are a gnarly bunch of skaters! Those Canadians are keeping it mysterious on us! If we have any luck they will bring some maple syrup down too!

Come on by and ask them any questions you have about their product. While you are here we will have free food, shwag giveaways, the shop will be open (crazy right?! on a SUNDAY?!?!) and it will be an all around good time. Swing on by if you know whats good for you!!!! haha