Daddies Board Shop has a new addition to the family. And one from the Pacific Northwest as well. We’d like to welcome Omen Longboards to the DBS family. We have several Pacific Northwest companies but we know that there is always room for more. Omen Longboards has one of the most well rounded series out there. It starts out with their double kick series. The Trud Series comes in three different sizes: The Trud Mini, the Trud Skinny, and the Trud Fatty. The Truds give you the freedom to skate anything from mini ramp boards to parks, to tech sliding to freeriding and city cruising. Then next in the lineup comes the Omen Sugar. The Sugar is the most versatile freeride downhill board out there. It’s perfect size for either fast freeriding, or slow freeriding with some awesome city slashing. It all just depends on how you setup your wheelbase. With a sweet 5-inch kicktail and wheel well flares with rocker, it’s perfect and comfortable for whatever you want to ride. But Omen even gives you a mini version of that. The Mini Sugar is the rad setup for slow freeriding as well as city slashing and destroying. But don’t let the word mini scare you, because the Mini Sugar can still handle the mild hills you try and want to throw at it. But of course no lineup is complete without the ultimate downhill board and setup. That is why Omen throws the Spawn at you. Yes the classic top mount directional setup with a comfortable W concave in it as well. But not only is there the W concave but the bubble drop platform turns it into the T bar concave so that you are locked in at all times. It’s definitely all about going fast and beating your friends down the hill with the Spawn. So whether it’s a freeride, downhill, or cruiser you’re looking for, you can find exactly the style of board you want to ride in the awesome Omen Lineup. Give this amazing Pacific Northwest company a try and check them out. You’ll be happy with any board that you get from them.
Let me tell you. We have three super stars in the building. The Orangatang Keanu, Orangatang Kilmer, and Orangatang Cage. No, not the actors. We don’t have that kind of budget at Daddies Board Shop. But what we do have is three of the most anticipated freeride wheels on the market. The new Orangatang freeride wheels! “What’s so awesome about them DBS? There are already a million freeride wheels on the market.” We would tell you that there are a million freeride wheels, but you of course want the best of the best freeride wheels out there, and that’s what Orangatang has brought to you. The Keanu, the Kilmer, and the Cage are going to be the all-star team for your next setup. The most obvious thing about the wheel is the new large core. We’ve been seeing a lot of companies doing this lately and there is good reason for it. This supports the urethane a lot more than your average core, making it so that your wheels have the fastest roll speed possible. If you’re still into slow freeriding, you’re blowing it! But on top of the roll speed, it supports the urethane and keeps everything tight, giving you no slop on the thane when you slide. What does that mean? Your slides will be perfect for putting on pancakes. They’ll be butter. Haha! All three of these wheels are also centerset. So when you start wearing down these wheels you’ll be able to rotate the wheels so that they’ll last longer. But that’s something you won’t have to worry about because the core gives the wheel a more even wear pattern so that you’ll be able to skate this and love it straight to the core. That’s if you ever get to the core because the urethane is so durable and will last forever. Especially when you are deciding between the 80a, 83a, and 86a and go with the durable and slidey 86a! But what are the differences between the three wheels? The first is the Keanu being a 66mm wheel. The smaller wheel also has the smallest contact patch of the three, making this wheel easier to initiate slides, and the slipperiest of the three. Next comes the Kilmer at 69mm in size. The Kilmer is the all around size and the perfect combination of high speed as well as easy initiation into slides. The Kilmer will be a larger wheel while still avoiding the awful wheelbite. The Kilmer is perfect for those who don’t know what size to get, get the perfect medium! And then there is the Cage. The Cage is designed for fast riding with the 73mm contact patch. It has the fastest top speed of all three wheels and also the widest contact patch. The Cage is also great for technical downhill courses it’ll be perfectly smooth for predrifts with it’s high roll speed. So pick up one of these three all new centerset freeride wheels today! Or even all three! The Keanu on your short double kick board, the Kilmer on your freeride board, and the Cage on your downhill setup!
In a Galaxy far far away… Or just in Portland, Oregon… A new board has arrived… The Rayne Darkside… Cue the music for the Imperial March. Yes that’s right. We at Daddies Board Shop are now on the Darkside. Well… maybe we’re not, but we put in our application to rent out the Death Star. But for now our feet will be on the Darkside! If you haven’t seen it yet, this board is the new single kick setup coming from Rayne longboard. This is the first single kick Rayne has released and it is nothing less than perfect. Awesome features about this board is obviously the kick. The bamboo and fiberglass design of this board gives it a really special pop feeling when you’re trying to get some air. It’s different yes, but a good kind of different. A new kind of different, a different side, the Dark side… Ok, maybe we should be done with the Dark Side references… But they’re just too good not to make! Well, if all you want to hear about is the board then fine… This board comes in with a 23 inch wheel base option all the way to 25 inches giving you the ability to either have the shorter wheelbase to do really quick 180 spins and 360 stand up slides or you can put it at the longer wheelbase so that it’s more stable to go much bigger and do nimble downhilling and also the ability to do huge stand up slides. Along with this wheelbase comes the classic radial drop you have seen from Rayne before. This Radial drop locks your feet in whether you want to go mobbing or go downhilling or just to feel good underneath your feet. Wait, feeling good? More like feels devilishly great. Yeah that’s the way to put it. There’s nothing good or nice about the DARKside. It’s just devilishly awesome. Then also comes in the bacon concave. Which are ripples of waves down the side of the board like, well, like bacon! It gives you plenty of concave for your feet whereever you put it, and what says Rayne Darkside more then the smoked and cooked dead carcass of an animal? As far as we know or as Rayne is concerned, we would say nothing. Go to our website today and check it out! The quicker you order the faster it will ship from the Death Star. Yep, we got approved to rent out the Death Star so we will be relocating soon. Very soon.
Oh man! We’re making it Rayne at Daddies Board Shop! Two new boards just came in! We are now stocked on the new Rayne Piranha and the new Rayne Future Killer! Get stoked on going fast, going sideways, and straight up winning podiums because that’s all you’ll be able to do with these new boards. The new Piranha is a double drop board with a 5/8″ radial drop giving you a locked in feeling when tucking and racing. And because it’s so low, it’s also awesome for pushing! The Piranha is the baby brother to the Rayne Amazon. So for those of you who thought the Rayne Amazon is just a little bit too big, Rayne has answered your prayers! The smaller ride gives you a tighter turning radius, a quicker and more responsive ride, and gives an assist to those with smaller tucks.
On the second episode of “DBS Makes it Rayne,” comes the new Rayne Future Killer. The Rayne Future Killer is symmetrical enough to freeride without a care in the world, but is directional enough so that downhilling on it you’ll always have a front and a back so that you will never lose direction. What does that mean? The Future Killer is setup so that the board is completely symmetrical. Consequently, when you freeride it doesn’t matter which way you’re riding it. “But Daddies, you just said it’s also directional??” We’re getting to that! Yes, the board is completely symmetrical, but the W concave in the board and on the standing foot platform is not symmetrical. The Rayne Future Killer is introducing something new in Rayne we haven’t seen before. The back has the standard W concave you’ve always known and loved but the front has a new bubble dome concave. This will lock your feet in for when you tuck, and your front foot will be caressed on all sides by the Radial concave in the front and bubble dome concave in the back of your foot. Your toes and heel will be locked in by the wheel well flares and pleasure dome concave. 100% locked in feeling for the ULTIMATE tuck. This will ensure you never lose your tuck making you the fastest shredder down the hill! We are so stoked we’re on our way to setting one up right now… We’ll be right back….
Now that we’re done putting Vicious grip on the Future Killer we’ll fill you in lastly on why you should join the Rayne game. Both these boards are speed stiff giving you the ability to race and charge any mountain path in your way. And then both of these boards are made from vertically laminated bamboo and tri axel fiberglass making them extremely durable boards! And last but not least, each board has a bees wax finish around the edges making them water resistant and giving them a sweet honey scent! If you’re looking for the perfect boards, check out the new Rayne Piranha and new Rayne Future Killer. Make it Rayne Thane!
Oh man Original has come at us with something new and amazing – the Original Baffle 37! Are you confused and, dare I say, baffled and wondering what you should be riding these days? The Original Baffle 37 could very well be the solution to your shredding confusion.
First of all, the Baffle has a ton of wheelbase options to choose from ranging from 22.75″ all the way to 26″ allowing you to go with either a short wheelbase for all your freeriding pleasure or bigger wheelbase to provide stability on the biggest mountain hills. It is also a symmetrical design letting you ride whichever way you want without worry of your board being backwards. The board also comes with 3D wheel wells and wheel well flares which will accommodate any wheel size you would want to ride. And on top of that, the super functional nose and tail will let you pop any kind of tricks that you would want. So what is the real theme of this board? It will let you have any wheelbase you want, ride any way that you want, with any wheels that you want, and will pop any tricks that you want. It’s a do it all board that will do all that you want!
But there’s more to it than that. You will be extremely locked in on the Original Baffle. It comes with 1.25″ of rocker which is VERY deep giving you the most comfortable ride out there. But by having the board flush mounted it neutralizes the effects on the trucks bringing them back to their original truck’s degree geometry. So the board gives you maximum comfort without any of the negative effects. Be baffled no longer.
One of the most popular downhill boards on the market has come out with it’s bigger brother. The new Original KT Arbiter. The main difference between this board and the original Original Arbiter is obvious. The massive kicktail! Can you say, “game-changer?” Hopefully you can – it’s a pretty easy word to say. But I digress… Ollies and manuals and a whole wide variety of tricks are now easier than ever on your downhilling board. This gives you the ability to skate anything and everything in your way. The new Original KT Arbiter still saves everything that you have known and loved from the old Arbiter including the great concave it holds, directional shape, and top mount design. But it did tweak a few things as well. This time the wheel wells are huge, and we mean ginormous. This not only gives you wheel clearance but it also greatly reduces the weight of the board. That means more air for ollies and early grabs simply because there is less weight on the board. If you’re lookin’ for a downhill board that gives you a little bit of sugar and spice to throw some new tricks into, the Original KT Arbiter is one worth checking out.
The Landyachtz Tomahawk is here to make your friends drool over your new setup. We loved the old Tomahawk but this new and revised version is just oh so much better. Where the older Tomahawk had nine plies of maple, the new and improved Tomahawk has seven plies of maple and fiberglass. The result: a snappier flex and bounce while still remaining speed stiff. We saw this board KILL it at the Maryhill Freeride event! The other big change: bigger kicks! This makes all your flip tricks even easier by having so much more space to rest your feet on. They actually mimic skateboard kicktails. You could even try a pop shovit lateflip on this board! If you have the skills of course….Anything is possible. Landyachtz also shelved the drop platform and instead put in raised wheel wells that are sanded. You’ll have TONS of room for wheel clearance and it’ll feel great beneath your feet for a loosey goosey ride! Oh this board just makes us drool more than Homer Simpson over doughnuts…. mmm…. doughnuts…. And tomahawks….. Both very good things you need in life!
What is the Loaded Tesseract? Is it another masterfully named board coming from the geniuses and possibly masterminds of the people at Loaded Boards? Yes. But it’s also more than that! It’s the do it all board. Do it ALL! Muahahahahahaha! Ok we might have been hanging out with the board building geniuses at Loaded too much ourselves… But here’s what hours of tireless and relentless testing gives you in a board. What we love about this board is that it is made out of fiberglass/epoxy skins sandwich two vertically-laminated bamboo cores, with the bottom layer of the laminated with cork. It has a very lightweight design while maintaining all that is necessities to do it all. Then Loaded and their top notch team of board designers put in both Rocker and W concave giving you a very locked in feel. They also wanted you to feel your board and know exactly where your feet are without having to look down. So they gave you wheel well flares! So you’ll get a sweet spot for when you wanna tuck and slide. Sweeter than grandma’s apple pie. So you get a sweet feel for both downhilling and freeriding.
One additional thing that the Loaded Tesseract gives you is multiple wheelbase options of 24.50″ and 26.00″ so you can adjust it to however you like. This truly makes it a do it all board for every kind of rider out there. Loaded has really made something that almost every rider will love.
Landyachtz has been all about the short boards lately and we are loving them. First came the Peacemaker 36, followed by the Peacemaker 32. After that they made the Ripple Ridge. These boards have been amazing. And this time Landyachtz has came out with El Barbaro! The El Barbaro is an amazing cruiser and we’re beyond happy to have this a part of our lineup. Fresh of the mold presses and ready to be ripped. It was designed by Landyachtz team rider Max Gradmiller and made to do it all. Set it up with Standard Kingpin trucks and Landyachtz Street hawgs and you will never be without this board. Pools, parks, banks, ramps, hills, or just downtown cruising, the Landyachtz El Barbaro will be at your side. Classic shape, classic ride, classy slides. Check one out soon!
With a balls-to-the-wall skate community, Portland is an amazing city to live in. We are lucky to be here. That is why we are extremely happy to welcome Subsonic Skateboards to our family! Subsonic is an amazing Portland-based board company and they fit right in with our shop. Scott, Subsonic’s founder, has been developing high-end custom boards for years. Now, he’s ready to spread the Subsonic love to a wider audience, and we’re honored he has chosen Daddies to help him do it. We now carry Subsonic’s two most eagerly demanded designs, the Vega and the Racecar. They are extremely high end downhill and freeride boards. Check ‘em.