Oregon Coast Skate Trip

Spencer rolled out with his homies again and got a bunch of skate photos out at some Oregon Coast Skate Parks! The coast here in Oregon is a lot different than California shores, it is cold, windy, but I still love it!

Austin Winchell – Barging Clatskanie Ramp

We headed up north from Portland and crossed over in Longview, Washington. Along the way we came across Clatskanie, Oregon which has a fun undercover skatepark. They have an 8 or 9 foot halfpipe and we had to hit it up. Austin shreds so he was boosting all sorts of good stuff in the pipe.

Joe Kiser and Austin Winchell – The Astoria Rogue Public House

We had to stop off in Astoria to skate the park and to grab some brews at the Rogue Brew house out on a pier. It was AMAZING. But then we got back to the skating!

Austin Winchell transferred from the big down to a back lip slide on this quarter

The skatepark in Astoria was sick. It had fun little stuff and big gnarly stuff. A super gnarly deep end in the bowl actually. Austin and Joe pretty much shut down the park. They were shredding way too hard and I feel like the locals got kind of discouraged. BUT we figured that out soon and so we started trying to interact with everyone more to get them skating as well. There was a group of punks off to the side yelling at people and threatening kids. I think it stoked everyone out that we weren’t being jerks and that we were sticking up for everyone else who was just learning. I hate when people just hang outside of skateparks and try to cause trouble, it is totally unnecessary. The only rough thing about this park is the concrete! Cheese grater concrete for days! After sliding around back into tranny a few times I was wishing I had some wheels that would have withstood the beating a bit better. Something like the Abec 11 Fernando Yuppie Powerslides, I couldn’t flatspot those things and usually I can do that with ease!

Austin Winchell – Back Lipslide at Seaside

From Astoria, Oregon we made our way down to Seaside, Oregon. I love that place and it has grown a lot since I was last there! The park is better than that weird indoor one they had before too. We got to Seaside kind of late and everyone was pretty burnt out but we managed to get a couple tricks in. Again, Austin decided to get gnarly and back lip side the deep end of the big bowl. I don’t know how he does it.

After the Seaside session we decided it was time to roll out and find a place to camp. We stopped by Safeway, grabbed some late night supplies, and barged a campsite. We got lucky cause normally that kind of stuff doesn’t fly at a full campsite without a reservation but in the morning the rangers didn’t care. Someone who had reservations never showed up so it wasn’t any skin off their backs! Plus I am pretty sure the ranger who spoke with us was Tommy Chong.

Austin Winchell – Back Tail Block at Nehalem

The next day was super rough for me. I was a little under the weather due to certain beverages I felt I needed to consume the night before. Plus I went to bed at like 2am and woke up at about 8:30am. We woke up and headed to Nehalem, Oregon to hit up this weird little park. It is an undercover ramp that goes from about 5 feet to 9 feet. I passed out on the deck for a bit in my Poler Nap Sack cause i needed to recoup. Afterwards I pulled out the camera and got some pics of Austin getting crazy. Joe was killing it too but he wanted to get video so he was filming a lot the whole time.

Austin Winchell – Back Smith around the pocket

Austin Pretty much nails all his tricks within a few tries. He got a sick backside nose grab here too but I took the photo kind of weird. What the heck, I will upload it too!

Austin Winchell – BS nosegrab

Not my best lens choice but the trick was SICK!

A view of Manzanita, Oregon

Driving back up to Cannon Beach from Nehalem only takes a couple minutes but you climb in elevation very fast! I ended up snagging this shot of Manzanita, Oregon on the way up!

Haystack Rock – Cannon Beach

Joe Kiser – FS slash on a tight wall in Cannon Beach

I don’t know how easy it is to tell how tight the tranny on here is but this wall is about 6 feet tall and the only transition in wall is about 2 feet at the bottom. It went straight up into over-vert. Joe is good at jenky situations like this and so it only took him a few tries to start rolling away from every fs slash. However, before he rode away from them his board decided to attack me. I was on my knees getting a low angle and his board shot out straight into my kneecap. Luckily it hit the meat rather than the bone but my God it got nice and swollen. As I sit here writing this with my leg bent it still hurts and I have a sweet bruise from it. Kinda sucks.

From there we were all pretty beat so we just rolled back home. It was SOOOOO nice to post up in my own bed for the evening. But the next day I went out to skate the hood river, oregon park so I really didn’t give my body any proper rest. Oh well, I guess thats what being a skater is all about right? Right!

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!

Thiago Duarte is a BEAST!

If you haven’t seen our new ambassador team riders page yet I highly suggest that you go give it a look see. This is why, we have guys all of the world who straight up shred. Thiago Duarte is a new addition to the team and he hails from Brazil! He is Currently sponsored by us and Riptide bushings but has one gnarly setup too! Aera trucks carry him safely and smoothly down the hills he rips up. If you haven’t gotten yourself on a set of Aera trucks then you are missing out. You probably aren’t missing out on $400 bucks or so but still, some things in this life, like Aera’s, are just more important! YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE! Treat yourself here and there! haha.

Thiago holds his lines strong with some ultra grippy Orangatang’s! Looks like he is either on 80a 4 Presidents or In Heats for the most of the time throughout this video. When he is freeriding more he is definitely rocking some Baluts!  If I didn’t know any better I would think Orangatang is hooking him up too! Who knows… maybe they are, or maybe they should be! wink wink haha.

Looks like he has that Fibretec under his feet as well. Thiago must be a baller cause he has some seriously nice gear. But nice gear doesn’t mean jack if you don’t shred it and that is one thing that Thiago knows how to do! We are super impressed with this video and we know you guys will like it too!

Shop staff getting some love!

Check out staff member, Spencer, featured by Penny Skateboards!

Caption “Serious Style Points!” You guys can do this too, all you gotta do is swoop up a Penny Nickel and go shred some mini tranny here and there! Shred the town in style with Penny!

2012 Airblaster Board Games!!!

The Glory of Mt Hood!

This last weekend we went up to Mt. Hood to enjoy the Airblaster Board Games for 2012! It is an awesome event that is all about having a good time. Being serious made you lose points! haha… it was a bunch of fun and we got a bunch of sweet pictures of everything that went down! Check it out!

My Buddy Ricky Hower explaining the shindig!

Starting the jam off with FUN!

Oh hey Poler dude... There were some camp vibes going down!

Blastin air over homies!

Then it started getting crazy

Cartwheels galore!

Trash Talking to Travil Parker... all in good fun though!

Ricky Hower! One of my favorite Chums!

Jesse Grandkowski... owner of airblaster and awesome shredder!

Grippin and grabbin!

Crazy sick tweak

This dude was killing it!

Getting crazy layback style! I love this one!

Hey nice fancy camera... I SHALL SLASH SNOW AT IT!

Jesse Grandkowski again with a sick roast beef

I see your indy and will raise you one stiffy!

Upside down was the way to go

FUn hip hits

Camp vibes! yeah Poler Stuff

Shop employee Spencer and his daughter Amelie up there repping DBS!

For more photos on the event and how it all went down check here! 

Daddies Ambassadors and Daddies Staff

Eric Hoang - Shred Face

Eric Hoang is one of our newest Daddies Ambassadors to join the family! Stoked to have him on board!

Richard Topete - Toeside Massacre!

Richard is another one of our new members to the ambassador team! Style for days!

Zach Boston - Parking garage shred

I don’t think anyone learns as fast as this kid… such a pure natural style! Zach Boston is another new member!

Mikey Duran - Back Tail

Mikey, AKA Miguel Duranos is one of our shop members with a love for the street scooting. Also an insanely talented dancer when he is on a bhangra.

Pete "Pedro" Benda

Pete is one of our staff members who loves all types of skating. Street deck with 66mm 81a freerides? That is some all around wood-push street-slaying love right there!

Spencer... does it all and loves it all!

Here is Spencer getting all sideways on one of Portland’s finer spots! Except it is on the gnarly side, of Rocky Butte that is!

Curly Headed Quote of the Day: “You guys will be proud of me; I spooned with some chick last night.”  *note* his new nickname is now spooner.