Welcome to another Weekly Wrap-up for June 25-July 1, 2016 which if properly received is meant to inspire eradication of the stale and mundane within the viewers personal skateboarding. Skateboarding has no boundaries or limitations and therefore our coverage transcends boundaries spanning all spectrums of the skate world. We are all skateboarders no matter how you choose to get down and these Wrap-ups are meant to celebrate creativity and cultivate a desire to experience all the skateboarding has to offer. With this in mind, lets dive deep into some of the finer things skateboarding had to offer us this week so you can hurry up and enjoy the holiday weekend the best way possible: ripping and roaring around on your skateboard.
This past week the skateboarding industry as a whole came together in Long Beach, California for Agenda 2016. Wheelbase News was on hand to lurk around to the various booths and visit with old homies while making new ones at the same time. The buzz of the show hovered around the purchasing of iconic skateboard brand Sector 9 by Bravo Sports. Until next time y’all, stay shreddy!
The Canadian Crushers over at Landyachtz have been on top of their game as reflected by the latest media release which showcases some of their squad steady mobbin’ Giants Head via 360 degree digital recording technology.
Party On with this new edit from Caliber Truck Co featuring some dare devil descents by Cooper Darquea who tackles some of the burliest terrain SoCal has to offer with grace and steeze that makes it look like its his home turf. Game on Coop!
For those “Ballers on a Budget” out there, check out the newest wheel offering from the homies at Mini Logo who now boast one of the best cruiser wheels at one of the best prices avaliable. The A.W.O.L. A-cut line up comes in various sizes and colors but is all poured from the historically tried and true SkateOne urethane. Hit up their site or check out your local skate shop to pick up a set for your self and become a believer!
Video of the Week : Nick Bland and Friends
We are stoked to be named the Official Media Partner for Central Mass 7 going down August 5-7 in Harvard, Massachusetts. Come kick it with us and get totally radical at an event that truly offers its participants the change to Skate Everything! Registration is still OPEN so hurry over and secure your spot on the hill, mini ramp, slide jam, and after party guaranteeing you one of the best weekends of the year if not your life.
Instagram Pic of the Week:
#skateschool director #JoeLehm skated one of his first pools back in 1976 and got this epic first shot. #padnanny in full effect. He even developed the film in his high school’s dark room. When the opportunity popped up 40 years later to revisit this spot there was no time to waste! The Hockey helmet, elbow pads, volleyball knee pads, gardening gloves and a home made deck made of Ash, evolved into a certified helmet, real pads, a @nofutureskateboards @daveshippyoil deck, and gloves from a company he started himself. Do you think you’ll still be able to skate your epic spots in 40 years? #OldDogOldTricks #FrontsideOrDie
The ever innovating engineers over at Loaded Boards have revisited their roots and designed a board for those who want to experience soulful carves and groovy lines call The Icarus. The following is a press release straight from the horses mouth that outlines the specs and dimensions of this sled for anyone interested in picking one up. The board will be avaliable July 6 at select skate shops so ask your local shop if they will have one in stock for you to snatch up!The Icarus is a milestone in Loaded’s exploration of the soulful carving experience. In 2007 we pioneered the flexible drop-through board with the Dervish, and then expanded on it with the Tan Tien in 2012. We spent the past few years developing a variety of freeride boards, downhill boards, and our snowboard. Returning our design focus to our carving roots, we’ve appropriated much of what we learned (and our love for lasagna) to produce the highest performing carving board we’ve ever built. Shapely Curves—The right curves in all the right places enhance rider ergonomics while contributing to a responsive and high-performance ride. Wheel well flares accommodate big wheels and improve turning leverage and control. Variable concave yields a consistent flex pattern while providing a variety of riding experiences based on foot placement. Powerful Flex—Vertically laminated bamboo and fiberglass construction pair with a cambered profile and variable concave for a lively and engaging ride. A cork bottom helps dampen out vibrations without compromising the liveliness. User Friendly—Drop-through truck mounting positions the deck lower to the ground for easier pushing and enhanced stability. Light weight and compact size make the Icarus intuitive and commuter friendly. Practical Kicks—Minimal nose and tail kicks help navigate city streets and open the door for freestyle trickery. The Icarus: Because sometimes you need to fly too high. SPECS
Length: 38.4” (97.5 cm)
Width: 8.6” (22 cm)
Wheelbase: 28.25” (71.76 cm) FLEX
The Icarus comes in two flexes to provide a variety of experiences based on rider weight and style. Try ‘em out and see what suits you.
Flex 1: 170-250+lbs / 75-115+kg
Flex 2: 75-200+lbs / 35-90+kg
Check out our latest batch of dad hats and five-panels now exclusively avaliable in our online store. All hats are American made and ready to help you get shreddy this sunny summer season.