This board is a top mounted (actually, FLUSH cut top mounted, which means the bottom of the board has been routed out a bit so your trucks fit directly into the actual skateboard resulting in a lower ride height and a little added control with weight distribution on your rails while riding), a mid size length at 37″ and a pretty wide width at 9.75″. All these size features are complimented by a rockered platform and concave that are sure to hold your feet right in while your goin’ sideways at maximum speed.
The Comet Archetype is a symetrical board, meaning the exact same from nose to tail. Ride it regular, ride it switch, it doesn’t matter.
As for wheelbase, we’ve got two options to choose from. 26.3″ on the inner mounts will ensure some very responsive turning and the extra inch on the 27.3″ outer mounts will provide that little extra stability when speed is certainly a factor in your riding.
Our boy Liam helped film this video of Anthony Flis and Eric Jensen ripping this board around the super gnar hills of Berkeley, California.
Daddies is especially stoked to welcome Riviera Skateboards to the family. To celebrate, the good and hygienic folks at Riviera are hooking you up with free goodies.
For the month of March, all Riviera purchases will come with a free Riviera t-shirt. Just select a size when you are on the product page. Simple.
But wait…there’s more! The first 100 Riviera purchases will be entered to win Amanda Powell’s unreleased pro deck. All these goodies are provided by the good and hygienic folks at Riviera.
Feel free to race to the Riviera page to start checking out the decks. But if you want to learn a bit about why we’re so pumped to have Riviera in the lineup, keep reading friend. You see, Riviera made Connor happy. Connor is our operation manager and has been a part of the Daddies family since 1999. Connor is a stud at what he does, but he also distinguishes himself as our grumpiest coworker. We don’t know what makes him grumpy. It just is. I mean he works at a skateboard shop. What’s there to be grumpy about?? But I digress. Anyway, the point of the story is that Connor smiled the day the Riviera decks arrived. Maybe it was more of a smirk, but it was close enough.
Why the smile? The Catalina Island Classic from Riviera caught his eye. The shape of the Catalina reminded him of a, now vintage, Banzai metal board his dad bought him when he was kid. So Connor did the only thing that made sense. He tricked out the Catalina the day it arrived at the shop and rode it on home. Then he rode it back to the shop again the next morning. Then home again at night. Then…you get the point.
Whoa whoa whoa. The Original Maven 35 is in the house. We’ve been waiting a longtime for this board from Original Skateboards. A symmetrical downhill freeride board, this board is 35.75 inches long, 9.75 inches wide, and comes with wheelbase options from 26.5 to 28 inches long. The Maven also features a .925 inch drop to keep you locked in. The standing foot platform of this board is 26 inches. This board is built with 5 plies of maple and quad axial fiberglass top and bottom.
Whew… Now that we’re done with the techy stuff, let’s tell you why this board is AWESOME. The Maven is taking the sweet concave from the Original Diamond Drop 40 you all love and putting it in a racing board! What’s so good about that concave? Well, it’s a slightly dropped board but it’s doing it differently. When you’re standing on the board and you get to the drop, the side concave doesn’t stop like other drop boards but actually goes all the way to the drop. Creating what we like to call a “true pocket” that will lock you in perfectly. This creates a bowl shape in the board. There’s a complete encircling of concave. What’s not great about that?
Then comes the construction of the board. 5 plies of maple and qual axial fiberglass not only sounds awesome but there is great reasoning behind that. What this does is creates a stiff and speed stable board and makes this deck lighter than using the average 9 plies of maple. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! By using this construction, this offers a thinner deck which lowers your ride by 1/8th of an inch. And everything about that is great! It offers a lower ride for easier pushing, sliding, and lowers your center of gravity to give you a more stable at speeds.
And even though the Maven 35 is a fantastic piece of chocolate cake as it is, Original puts the icing on the cake by giving the Maven a flared up nose and tail for just a little bit of extra fun! This board is a quiver killer, because once you ride this board, you’ll want nothing else.
The Gravity Twin Kick is Sick! We would say this board is the perfect longboard size. It’s 38 inches by 10 inches with a wheelbase of 28.25 inches. It’s not too big and not too small, like a shoe that fits just right. Gravity has come out with a board that does it all. The Twin Kick is 8 plies of maple, which will give you a stiff ride for stability with a slight amount of flex for road dampening. This board is really a staple style in the longboarding industry.
There are two things about this board that truly stands out though. The first thing is the drop deck style. This makes it so that you have the ultimate lock in feeling when you’re sliding and freeriding. And the perfect place to put your foot in for a speed tuck, and just all around awesomeness! The second thing is the twin nose and tail for all your freestyling needs. Manuals, shuvs, flips, tricks, kicks, it does it all and makes it all easier with this board. The Gravity Twin Kick is here and ready to roll. Get stoked, get riding, get sliding, and get your groove on!
When we look at the DB Lunchtray we see progression! We see a platform that truly gives you, the rider, unlimited potential for freeriding! Everything about the board is really pretty fantastic! There is a ton of continuous rocker running from tip to tip, it’s like a teeter-totter! However, unlike most boards with rocker, the Lunchtray has a nice deep and precise flushmounting system that slightly lowers the ride height, but more importantly, allows the degree of your trucks to remain unaffected! Not only is it flushmounted, it is flushmounted AND has optional wheelbases so you can really dial this board into your personal style!
The DB Lunchtray has some mean concave. Above the wheel wells there are hefty flared up areas of 3D concave that will keep your feet locked in no matter how fast you go or how big you slide. Looking at the Lunchtray you will probably notice that there are kicktails but without riding the board you can’t tell how functional they actually are. Believe us, with all of the rocker that this board has, those kicktails are wild and will pop your board up like crazy!
DB Longboards is coming out with some really rad stuff that is going to shape the way for boards of the future. The Lunchtray is just one installment of all their awesome plans to come! If you thought the invention of the wheel was revolutionary… wait til you get your feet on the DB Lunchtray!
Guys and girls we are proud to present you with Orangatang’s newest wheel… The Orantatang Moronga! It is a center set freeriding dream-wheel! It has a 35mm contact patch and sits at 72.5mm tall. Like all of Orangatang’s other freeride inspired wheels, the Moronga comes with a stone-ground contact patch and beveled edges so right out of the package they are ready to shred! Their thin profile makes them very easy to kick out into slides. Usually this quality leads to unpredictable wheels that tend to slip out a little too easy but with the Moronga’s center set hub and Orangatang’s patented Euphorethane urethane compound these wheels are surprisingly delightful when getting sideways. Not to mention, since they are center set, you can flip them over as they start to cone, doubling the life of your wheels!
We got to check them out quite a while ago, in their prototype phases and were instantly in love. One of the things that we enjoy the most in regards to the Orangatang Moronga is how light they are. They are really fun on boards like the Tan Tien and Kanthaka. Basically anything with a kicktail, where you can do freestyle tricks, will pair up great with these bad boys. Its never fun to have a heavy wheel weighing your board down! AND once these guys wear down you can throw them on your mini-cruisers and they are extremely fun!
All around we are pretty much in love with these wonderful lumps of urethane and joy. Freeriders rejoice! Your wheel hath cometh!
A few months back the girls packed their bags into a van and made things happen between Los Angeles and the first ever Maryhill Ladies Only Freeride. West Coastin’ is almost ready for release!!!!!! This Friday night is the release of the first episode… October 26th!
The Pro team headed south last weekend to Bogota, Colombia where Alex Tongue, Marisa Nuñez and Katie Neilson competed in the IGSA World Cup event, Festival De La Bajada. The sun was out most of the weekend and so was the rain, but that didn’t stop the team from killing it and having a good time. Alex started off strong with an impressive 2nd place qualifying time in Mens behind Landyachtz’s Dillon Stephens and Marisa skated her butt off all day to earn the fastest time in the women’s. Deciding to skip qualifying and head out with Colombian Skateboard Magazine Ocho Shortys, Katie Neilson spent the day getting to know local street skaters and shooting an article that blended all things street and Downhill.
When race day rolled around, it was the Daddies Board Shop Girls Clinic’s poster girl who would walk away with a win on the womens side, and Alex placed an impressive consi position after skating a race track that pretty much became a lake sometime around the Semi Finals.
Good Luck to Alex and Marisa who are continuing on to Argentina next week!