These days, I can seriously not even imagine only having one board to ride. The idea itself seems so strange, limiting, and isolating. I mean, I’ve done it; I’ve owned and skated only one board and had a great time, at the time, but now that I have realized a broader understanding of the act of skateboarding via the technically specific needs of riding fast down mountain roads, and also via other surf-inspired styles of riding, the proverbial curtain separating myself (a lowly skate plebeian) from the ever-shreddiness of the Skate Gods has been torn asunder, discarded, and now there is no longer any false barrier dividing His Shredlove. Thusly, I will never, ever skate only one board. In fact, I’m such a devout disciple of the Church of Skate Everything, that I must spread the Good News of The Blessed Quiver as far and as wide as I can.
All zealot allusions aside, I definitely do have at least three boards in heavy rotation at any given time. Currently, I’ve honed my go-to quiver to include three setups: one for downhill, one for park and street, and another for transportation. This collection of course, not perfected or complete by any means, and in no way am I suggesting this combination will work for you, is where I’m currently at right now and I’m having a great time exploring.
Regardless of my personal affinity for riding a range of boards via keeping a quiver of setups at arms reach, some of you out there in Skaterlandia will simply be stoked to ride one board and one board only—and that’s totally rad. All’s I’m saying is that there is so much more out there to skate and explore if you’re interested in that. Personally, I feel super-dooper-uber lucky to have a range of paths to ride down. Below, I have outlined the general components of the three boards in my current quiver and there will also be a live streaming discussion of this quiver topic tonight via Periscope. See details and links below.
Double-also, my Action Now column will be published weekly starting. . . well. . . right now. The idea is more “Action” and of course more “Now”.
Also, please make sure to spread the word about this and add any comments ya have below in the comment section so that we can discuss them on-air tonight once we go live. Shredlove and thanks for checking out Wheelbase Magazine and my column!
*My current quiver: 1. Downhill Setup: Loaded Tesseract “Carbon”, Caliber 44s, and Abec 11 Stone Ground Freerides 70mm 84a. 2. Park/Street Setup: 8.2 Surprise Skateboards Deck, Venture High 5.8s, and Bones 54mm Jeremy wray signature Wheels STF. 3. Transportation Setup: Landyachtz ” Sea Captain” Dinghy, 63mm Fattie Hawgs, and 105 Polar Bears.