Hello and howdy from the Big Apple! Sorry for the slight delay on getting the Weekly Wrap-up ready and available to you but we have been a bit pre-occupied exploring our current surroundings. Skating in big cities is something that everyone must experience with NYC being the mecca for performing the city slalom. Weather permitting, we will be out and about skating anything and everything we can get our wheels on while soaking in some of the tourist attractions along the way. All of our NYC homies, make sure you check out our Instagram (@WheelbaseMag) to see where the session is at so we can squad up and shred!
The ever innovative homies at Landyachtz have done it again this time by offering a skateboard constructed from repurposed sunken timber from BC! The Ruby Lake Series is absolutely rippable and is sure to stoke out any rider. Landy put together a quick promo vid that highlights this project while showcasing the simplistic beauty found in this board.
Quality is better than quantity but why should you have to choose?? Long Island Longboards just put out a new edit that chalks up to about 10 minutes of radical skateboarding allowing you get your cake and eat it too. Sit back and enjoy this great recap of what looked like a great trip!
Video of the Week: Loaded Boards: 411vm Issue 46
By: Eric B
Instagram Pic of the Week:
@rvl___ with a nice fs wallride #hamburg #hamburgdiy #trap#trapresent
Rider/ Industry News:
The folks over at Bonzing Skateboards have been busy in the R&D department working tirelessly on their latest (and greatest) shred sled to date. The Diet Fatty is the perfect hybrid board that allows its pilot to tackle and terrain they could possibly come across. Mr. Bonzing, AKA Austin Graziano who designed the board and graphic, recently released a press release that describes the ins and out of this board:THE NEW DIET FATTY FROM BONZING SKATEBOARDS! Fast, light, agile board for hills, ditches, pools, parks, driveways and alleys (OAKLAND, CA) The shapers and artists at Bonzing Skateboards have shaped a new skateboard named the Diet Fatty. The Diet Fatty is a light, small and agile skateboard that is 34.25in. long, 9.25in. wide and has a 19.25-20in. wheelbase. There are small skateboards, there are large skateboards and any skateboard in between the two gets lost in translation. Short board shapes get enlarged to accommodate bigger wheelbases and longboards get chopped. The Diet Fatty is neither of these. The Diet Fatty is a rad board because it wins in the size, wheelbase and weight combination. At 34in.’s it will not feel much different than your 32in. street board, the 19in. wheelbase is luxurious without being cumbersome, the 7 ply construction is light and poppy and the rocker locks you in for sliding and speed. Get the Diet Fatty to find the lines you have been dreaming about. The Diet Fatty was shaped and created by Bonzing Skateboards founder Austin Graziano. He says, “The problem I found with other double kicks of similar size is that the boards were enlarged shapes of traditional double kicks; in the end the enlarged traditional shapes were cumbersome, heavy and ultimately ineffective. The Diet Fatty is refreshing combination of light, small and agile skateboard while maintaining a good sized platform for downhilling.” Austin also created the graphic for the Diet Fatty and he says,”I moved to San Francisco in 2001 and fell in love with skating the hills. My love affair with the San Francisco hills is still very vibrant however after living in San Francisco for 15 years I moved across the bay to Oakland. The Diet Fatty is the culmination of 15 years riding the San Francisco hills. The graphic is a representation of the terrain the board is made for and a dedication to the rad times I have had there. Not to mention, the eye, like your skateboard is a window to your soul.” Get one today at your local shop or pick it up at BonzingSkateboards.com where you always receive free shipping. Bonzing Skateboards are shapers and artists from Oakland California. They shape skateboards to be timeless, savage and durable and exclusively support skateboarders for their artwork. To prevent deforestation they press their boards with FSC certified wood and a portion of every sale goes back to the shaper and artist who created the board.
Our video recap of Central Mass 7 is now live on our site which allows everyone to relive the glory that happened in Harvard.