Hitting the streets

Chris Hernandez - Ollie

We have found our way into the streets again. Its basically impossible for us to stay out of them though. But isn’t that the story with all skaters? No matter what else is going on in our lives, those things always seem to end up in second place after our love for wood pushing. Today we went and skated outside the Nike SB secret warehouse skatepark. I like to go down there and skate because it is skate spot central and also because on rare occasion they let you come in and skate the park (it is perfection).

Michael - Ollie

Even in the longboarding community freestyle shapes and the want to get airborne is becoming more and more prevalent. I can’t wait for the Landyachtz Boomstick to come out so I can’t do some crazy stuff on it :P But until then there is always the Landyachtz Trooper and the Comet Ethos 38! I’m just trying to decide what trucks are going to work best on those setups. I know RKP trucks, like a 180mm will fit it well but I kinda want to run Indy 169′s on them with some decently off-set or side-set wheels. Who knows… Gotta try it out first I suppose!

Chris Hernandez - Kickflip

Here is my buddy Chris again, with a man-sized kick flip. Pretty Burly.

Chris Hernandez - Heelflip

Alex Tongue and other Orangatang riders going big!

Check out Daddies Board Shop team rider Alex Tongue in Big Wheels and Longboards!  He joins fellow Orangatang riders, including the much loved Patrick Switzer and Maxim Garant Rouseau, in an awesome run down the Italian Alps.  Aside from some amazing longboarding its awesome to see those other guys going down and drifting and sliding around everywhere on those gnarly big wheel tricycles.  All of the Orangatang riders really seem to favor those 80a 4 Presidents and In Heats.  Im curious to see if Orangatang will be using their new Euphorethane, thats featured in the new Balut’s, and implementing it in their other wheels.  I would love to have a set of 4 Presidents that I could get a little more life out of!