The Comet Archetype

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So, clearly Comet has been making some big moves over the past little bit but there is a little something we are super excited about more than anything.

Meet the Comet Archetype.

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.

Skatie Katie goes racing

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Photo: Francisco Contreras

Well, she’s back at it again folks!  This weekend Daddies Board Shop Team rider Katie Neilson set up a brand new Switchblade 36 with Precision Grizzlies and Biggie Hawgs, showed up to a race in the middle of Colombia and dominated the field going home with a 1st in Women’s and a 6th in mens out of a 96 rider bracket, putting a serious end to her 8 month recovery from knee surgery without skateboarding.

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make sure you hit up Katie’s Instagram account ‘Kateslynne’ for a constant, behind the scenes look practise days, race days and other skateboard related travels around the world!!!

The DBS/Landyachtz Mavet!

The Mavet in all it’s glory!

After months of grueling work the Mavet has finally arrived! It is the love-child of Daddies Board Shop and Landyachtz. We have been really wanting to dabble in the versatility of the switchblade cause we love the shape! The Mavet has the awesome pockets and shape that the switchblade normally comes with but it has the added grip of a topmount! It is also pretty cool because there are no other topmounted switchblades out there!

For the Mavet we wanted to go with the 36 incher because it was a newer size but also because it is really versatile. Boards are getting smaller and smaller as riders progress so the 36 just made sense. It is small enough to be a fun and nimble little city smasher but can also hold it’s own freeriding and doing downhill. And there is just enough space on the nose and tail to help you get off curbs and such! We think that the Mavet is the bees-knees!

The Mavet, just out in the wild… creeping while you’re sleeping.

The Mavet is part of a super limited run! We only made 100 so get them while they last! Hopefully this inspires Landyachtz to make more topmount switchblades because we have already found out how freaking fun this board is!!! To everyone who gets a hand on one of these guys… we hope you have as much fun on it as we do!

Pam Diaz Keeps On Killing It!!!

Pampita… you keep on impressing me and I am sure everyone else as well! I remember it was almost 2 years ago when I found your photography and wanted to do a write up about you on the blog.  Back then you were just starting to get more and more into longboarding… I can still remember all your orders! In no time at all you have turned into a gnarly skater that can threaten the boys on the hill! You have all the skills to make you a prize for any team to have; you skate good, you learn fast, you make rad videos, and you are insanely artistic. Pam, you rock so Im putting you back up on our blog!

For any of you who don’t know… Pam is a 22 year old shredder from the Dominican Republic. She has helped take their small but passionate scene down there and put it on the map. She has already become an Ambassador for “The Longboard Girls Crew,” as well as a team rider for Comet Skateboards. Check out her longboard website, “Long Life, Long Livin‘,” in your spare time.  It is full of photographs and videos, its basically all in spanish (conversations) but skating is a universal language all in its own!

Pam Diaz, You Know You Love Her!

Want to shred like Pam? Well you are going to have to step your game up quite a bit but here is a little insight into the gear she is shredding! In this video above you can see Pam mashing on her Comet Skateboards Grease Hammer, which is an amazingly fun board. She is on some Abec 11 freerides for some of it but then it switches to some Landyachtz Mini Hawgs. For trucks she is on some 176mm RKP Surf-Rodz. She has a nice looking Triple Eight Brainsaver helmet on and if you can’t tell by those awesome yellow pucks, she has some Sector 9 Driver gloves on… some ones I rock!

Pam has really only just stepped onto the scene and she is making a dent everywhere she goes. You best believe that there is a bright future out there for Pam… she is going to get BIG… I called it a while ago and I am sticking to it. You just wait and see! Good job Pam! Keep killing it! XD

We got an INSTAGRAM!

Heres an order being built!

Hey all you iPhone and iPad users, follow us on Instagram. We are going to be using it a bunch! You will be able to find deals, cool new happenings, and all sorts of rad stuff on there!  Obviously tons of pictures as well!  We can be found under daddiesboardshop

After Work Mini Sesh

Prototype wheels! SUPER SICK! All Poured in House

 

Pete Getting a Smith and 5-0

Thrasher’s Idea of Skate Everything

Ya know, people talk about “skate everything” and whatnot, it is a popular phrase going around right now. Skate[slate] had that photo contest too. Still wish I would have gotten some of that prize stuff from them for getting second place.  I wanted to hook my friends up with it, thought I would stoke them about a bit. So thats a pretty big bummer, all that falling through and all.  I hope all the other people who placed in it got their prizes though; there would be no reason to not want to give them their stuff. I got side tracked…

But any who, speaking of “skate everything,” I think that Thrasher has a pretty good idea of how to do that. This video is filled with stupid little tricks that when put all together, end up making a super sick little edit.  Yeah, we like the way Thrasher skates everything.

More street skateboarding stuff

Robert Parrish - Crooked Grind

So sorry about the lack of longboarding content in these last few posts.  It is just so much easier to gather some buddies up for an indoor session than it is to find guys who want to go bomb in the rain.  So my friend Robert and I went to a parking garage down by Portland State University and we hit up a classic Portland rail.

Robert Parrish - Huge Ollie into parking garage bank.

Robert can ollie over whatever he wants.  He is easily two and a half feet over this cone.  The way I see it, no matter what style of skating that you’re into you absolutely have to spend some time just doing ollies around a city. There are plenty of good hybrid decks out there that will let you explore your creative potential!  For instance, the Comet Shred 35!  It is pretty big but the beauty of it is that its still super functional for freeriding due to its size.  But having it’s standard skateboard construction it ends up still being pretty light weight.  Even if you put RKP trucks like Paris on it the weight stays pretty low.  Then there are millions of wheel options!  Volante wheels, 66mm abec 11 freerides, 65mm orangatang fat free’s.  So many options!  Other sweet boards would be the Arbor Bug or the Hybrid, or one of my personal favorites, the Eastside Longboards Tabor!

Robert Parrish, huge stalefish

I guess I’m writing this more toward people who never had a background in skateboarding.  I know a lot of kids out there right now who started out with longboarding and haven’t known the love of snapping their tail down and doing an ollie up or something.  Do you remember when you first learned how to hold your stand ups out longer?  You were stoked right?  See thats the feeling you get when you do ollies, I swear they are the same!  It just sucks when you fall off something.  I don’t know what sucks more.  Falling straight down off of something high or falling going super fast and sliding on the ground.  Impact vs Road Rash.  Now I am going to be pondering this for days until I have fallen hard off a skateboard and off of a longboard. Tricky. I have baffled myself.

Robert Parrish - Crooked Grind

Abec 11 / Sublime Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides!

Abec 11 Wheels rock!

Setting up some Powerslides from Abec 11 / Sublime wheels.

Now, I’m not the best at techsliding, and when I say that I mean, I’ve never really done techsliding at all.  BUT I did grow up skateboarding and powerslides are definitely common place.  SO I decided to see how well the Sublime / Abec 11 Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides actually performed.  At first I was actually confused because they are a slide wheel but they come with the tread grooved into them.  I feel like they would be more effective with no tread from the get go.

Finishing the wheels up.

And then the fun begins!  First few slides were rough but once I got the tread worn down the Fernando Yuppies were pretty fun!

Powersliding in a nice Alameda Ridge Driveway

Another slide up in the driveway!

Once you get these wheels worn in I can completely see why techsliding on them would be fun.  I was skeptical at first because I can pretty much flat spot any wheel out there.  Every wheel company out there claims that they have a “no flat spot” formula and the only wheels I haven’t ever been able to flat spot are Powell Bones STF‘s and SPF‘s.  BUT The Anti Flat Spot 100a urethane formula that Abec 11 uses in these is turning out to surprise me.  Im not quite sure how they did it because so many wheel companies like Spitfire, RIcta, OJ, have been out there forever making street wheels and yet Abec 11 was the ones who figured how to make a more durable wheel.  I bet a bunch of skateboarding companies would be pretty bummed out to know that a longboarding company is making a wheel that kind of puts theirs to shame!  Regardless, I am stoked because these wheels are going to be fun trying to wear down as much as possible.

Whats that sweet sticker on that car?

Turns out they are great for street skating too.  There really would be no reason for them not to be!  There was this little step nearby so I had to do a couple little stalls on it.

There was a little step nearby so I had to do some stalls on it. NosePick

Truthfully the shape is actually great for things other than just techsliding as well!  I know these are things that the world of longboarding arent too concerned with, however, I do have faith that more and more people will embrace all sides of skating and pick up a skateboard here and there as well!  The way the wheels cone in paired with how wide they are make them great for locking tricks in on ledges, coping, and whatnot.  The ones I have set up on here are still 62mm but once I get them down to about 58mm I will definitely be mashing around some parks on them.

Me Checking the wear on the wheelsYup, these wheels are rad

So all in all I gotta say that Abec 11 / Sublime Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides are definitely a worthy purchase!  They slide great, they have a great shape, they are very affordable, and so far I have seen no sight of flat spotting.   Whether you are into tech sliding, street skating, or just want some beefy wheels on your deck, these wheels are definitely a great choice!  Good job Abec 11!!!!