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! 

Afterwork Box Sesh

Pete Benda – Crooked Grind… really crooked. 

Ever wonder what it is like to work at Daddies Board Shop? Well, there is more behind the scenes action than anything else but occasionally we get to have ourselves a little fun. One way we do that is by heading out to our parking lot. Pretty much every day after work we all go out and skate. We have boxes, banks, and a bunch of great curbs for slappies.

 

 

Jeffrey Acciaioli – FS 5-0

We pretty much build all of our stuff from shipping crates and whatnot that we get from all of our manufacturers. When I say we I mean our warehouse manager Tony B builds it, the dude is crazy. It is pretty cool actually… he takes shipping palettes and turns them into skate features. Kind of baffling really.

Tony B – FS Smith

So working at Daddies does end up being pretty rad. We can’t exactly leave during the day to go hit up hills so we have to make due with what we got around us and I think we do that pretty well. The word “unfortunately” doesn’t really apply when we say we can’t go out and skate hills. Because fortunately we are getting to stoke out kids across the globe by making sure they all their their gear they ordered. It’s rough stuff but it is a labor of love!

Pete Benda – FS Nosegrind

Stay posted for all the happenings at Daddies Board Shop! Big things are always on the horizon for everyone! For all the most up to date info follow us on Instagram at @daddiesboardshop or youtube @ http://www.youtube.com/daddiesmedia

Pam Diaz: Welcome to the Pro Team

Well it is official folks; we put Pammy on our pro team! She has been shredding so hard over the past couple years and deserves this. Thank you to all her sponsors.  Abec 11, Caliber Trucks, Comet Skateboards; you guys are helping her live out her dream! Congrats Pam Díaz, you’re doing it!

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!

So Pete and Jeffrey that work here get into all sorts of shenanigans! Sometimes it is on a board, sometimes it is off a board! Their footy got compiled together and we made this fun little edit of them goofing off! In this edit they do some bombing and free riding on Mt. Tabor here in Portland, Oregon as well as get some park skating in at the Brooklyn Street DIY skate park!

Music: “The Wires” – The Great Mundane

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West Coastin’ 2nd Report by Pam Díaz

It all started..

Faster than what I ever thought. We made a plan, we collected the money, and with the help of our sponsors we got the car. Thank you Daddies Board Shop, Blue Sky Longboards, Comet Skateboards and Caliber Trucks for your constant support!

The plan is to start in LA and drive in the van to Washington, in a two week roadtrip to the 1st Maryhill She-Ride.

The first spot was Malibu, ready to film and take pictures, we started shredding!

Since the very first moment it was a great feeling to be only girls in a car, driving in California with our skateboards.

After a very nice session in the sunset, we started heading to Santa Barbara, got ready in the supermarket and got the right equipment to go camping. We got there in the night, so I had no idea what was waiting for my eyes to see.

No words to explain the happinnes of waking up in the road in a beautiful morning with four beautiful ladies ready to skate.

The day was AWESOME! we met with locals who invited us to stay for another day, was great because the next day, after good rest we started our way to San Francisco.

In San Francisco we were planning to stay with the Sunset Sliders. The driving was long but worth it ten times!

San Francisco was epic, i would say it was the best stop by far, i love those people!

When we got to SF the boys were waiting for us at Big Dave’s house, our buddies Bandy, Nick, Jensen, Adrian and Jesse. It was amazing how many good vibes we felt since we got there.

The plan was to stay in SF for two nights.

The other day we woke up and went skating with the Sunset Sliders around San Francisco, they showed us some of their spots and we shredded in every of them.

Super grateful to spend time with shredskater brothers in that beautiful city, who took really good care of us

San Francisco has my heart.

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Text & Photos: Pam Díaz

Shots of Pam: Marisa Nuñez and Daisy Johannes

 

Kyle Martin FSU Hawgs by Landyachtz: Review

Check out our ambassadors Richard Topete and Marcus Dalton having some fun on the hills in this new video! They are riding the Kyle Martin FSU Hawgs from Landyachtz and boy are they fun! They are a Center Set 70mm wheel with a huge core for long, smooth, buttery slides. They are 80a and come in either a pre-ground, ready to slide, super gnarly freeride wheel OR a high-gloss super grippy downhill version. Landyachtz did a good job on this one and we wanted everyone to see how much fun they can be!

Freshly Paved… Fresh and Paving the way!

This level of shredding is pretty awesome. I feel like these dudes got their huge slides on lock very early and then decided to do stuff they hadn’t seen anyone do before. I am sure they are influenced by some bigger names out there but I feel like these guys are pretty original. Speaking of original I am pretty sure I saw the same original longboards prototypes in this video that I saw out at maryhill. And by prototypes I mean boards that will be coming out later this year or next year. Everything looked pretty solid! It really seems as if original is stepping their game up to stay current in the world of downhill and freeride, plus they got some shredders on board to back it up!

Iphoneography: Instagramming up a creative nerd storm.

Johnny Turgesen Getting a lipslide in at Brooklyn Street Skatepark – Joey65 lurking in the background.

It is crazy what iPhones did for the wannabe photographers in all of us. They have a fast shutter speed, lots of crazy apps to make your pictures look cool when they really aren’t, and an array of social media platforms for sharing your life. I could never get hooked on twitter, I don’t like reading stuff much but I sure do like looking at stuff. Thats what I love about Instagram and other apps like it. iPhones raised the bar in cell phone photography. Soon after they came out and people realized the power that they had and started hosting gallery showings with all iPhone taken photographs… it blew my mind. Insanely famous photographers like Chase Jarvis were out there promoting this new slightly cheesy art form. Well it is cheesy but I love it! Check out some of our photos!

Johnny Turgesen and Joey Martin shredding around

The reason we are bringing this up is because we just started running an instagram contest! It will run for 4 weeks and each week we will announce a new winner and they will receive a prize pack from us!

So if you need some inspiration give these photos a look over. They don’t pertain to the contest but this is the sort of creativity level we are talking about. Good composition, good colors, nice and crisp photos… the whole shebang! We want action!

Jose flowing the park harder than anyone!

Mt. Hood from the skies!

The Oregon Coast – Cannon Beach

A truck axel and nut

Pete Benda With an Ollie to Fakie

Brent Atchley Boostin a mini Hip with the light feet!

Johnny Turgesen and another local shredding some DIY Park tranny.

Epic 5-0′s

My house in Japan – its nice to inherit stuff.

Family get together in Japan

Tricking it up!

Some worn out “These” wheels.

Up a tree