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.

The DB Lunchtray!

DB Lunchtray

DB Lunchtray

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!

The New Orangatang Moronga Longboard Wheel!

Orangatang Moronga

Orangatang Moronga

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! 

Pam Diaz Freeriding in the Dominican Republic

Check out one of our favorite Daddies Girls, Pam Diaz, getting down and dirty in the Dominican Republic as she freerides it up! Want to shred like Pam? Check out her gear!

Comet Grease Hammer, Caliber Trucks, Abec 11 Wheels!

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

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

Daddies Ambassadors out for a nice Sunday Shred Sesh.

Zach Boston getting sideways in the boonies! Rich people boonies.

On sunday I went out with some of our new Daddies Ambassadors. They took me to a few spots I had never been to and it was actually pretty sick. Pretty gnarly though. The hills we hit up were steep, fast, and buttery smooth.

Eric Hoang on "These" Wheels

Richard Topete - Sliding away

Richard Topete - Toeside steez.

Richard and I wore the same jeans that day. It was pretty cool haha

Richard was killing it! Showed up a little late and just came in on fire.

Zach Boston - Coleman FTW

Zach's board ran away from him... luckily it was a rayne and took the bad curb blast very well!

Eric getting wild with an Indy/tuck knee slide

Richard Topete Toeside into the woods

Mid way through we had a dork around session

SO Zach Ollied off this little ledge on his Rayne Vandal into a hill bomb

Zach heel side at the Troutdale Steeps

Richard getting his Toeside on

Then there was a kitty session with one of the nicest kitties ever.

The kitty liked my photo bag

The Kitty ended up liking Zach Boston too!

Richard and Eric with Dueling Standups

Richard and Zach with Dueling Toesides

For a TON more shots check here!!!

Everyones setups were as follows!

Zach Boston: Rayne Vandal, Caliber Trucks, Orangatang Balut wheels

Eric Hoang: Rayne Killswitch, Caliber Trucks, These Prototype wheels

Richard Topete: Rayne Avenger, Caliber Trucks, Abec 11 Freerides

 

Kurtis Thompson : Rippin it up!

So I met this little homie a while back up at a Rayne Slide Jam in Vancouver BC. I was chatting with his dad for a bit while I was shooting some pictures. In fact… I think I still have some pics of him! He was definitely killing it back then and killing it even harder now!

Kurtis Thompson hiking back up North Boundary in Vancouver, BC

Kurtis Thompson - Super Steezy Coleman

Kurtis Thompson - Another view of the STEEZ!

Kurtis Thompson - Showing North Boundary whats up.

Kurtis Thompson also showing this dude what is up. Go fast or go home!!! or down...

 

Curly Headed Quote of the Day: “So In a way… you could call me a horse trainer.”

By the way, the curly headed guy is shop employee, Brian Newcomb… just picture the movie step-brothers… he is a “curly headed ______. “

Fancy Slide Jam! Lots of DBS GOLD!

Check out all these Gnar Dogs!

The Landyachtz EH TEAM and DADDIES BOARD SHOP rider Katie Neilson is on the road doing an East Coast Tour of college campus’s between New York and Florida, making stops everywhere including Chapel Hill, North Carolina where there were sightings of little rippers in Orange all day.  In a contest where style is key, its no suprise that the daddies rider went home with best trick for a double grabbed stalefish with an early grab out at the end.

Written by the goddess Skatie Katie herself! Thanks Ms. Neilson!

Straight up getting buck on some slides!

Fancy slide Jimmy Jam! These dudes look good, but not as good at DBS Team rider Katie Neilson! OWWWWW!

Thanks for the photos Katie!

Curly Headed Quote of the Day: “I just wish I could put a piece of pizza on someones package.”