Vancouver, BC: There’s something refreshing and cathartic about taking things back to basics; taking a step back so you can appreciate and enjoy the daily struggle and things that have become more complicated than they need to be. In the third and final installment of the Forge edits we see another facet of the board and another facet of a skater that we’re used to seeing bombing hills and getting technical; board and rider alike, there’s more to them than meets the eye.
Pushing and cruising, the first and most basic skills we develop on a skateboard, are often overlooked and underappreciated but they are one thing we all share as skaters – that feeling of freedom that standing on a skateboard gives that hooked us all in the beginning. That perfect moment when all that matters is the next 3 seconds, everything blocked from consciousness except for what’s immediately necessary, and the sound of wheels on the pavement – there’s no real way to describe it unless you’ve lived it.
George knows what’s up, grab a skate and step back from all the daily b/s and your life will surely be better for it.
Rider: George Mackenzie
Riding: Rayne Forge
Film and Edit: Brock Newman – Newman Productions
- Sharp Edges – Final touch for locked in feet
- Vert-Lam Bamboo Core – Stronger than steel, light like a feather
- Pre-tensioned fibreglass – Adds long life, durability, strength and energy return.
- Sublimated Artwork – Scratch-resistant ink is tattooed into the deck.
- Directional Shape – Gives extra edge feel for carving and cruising
- Leverage Concave – Grips from the ball of the foot to the centre of your heel for outstanding turn control.
- Offset Camber – Helps initiate powerful turns and smooth exits.
- Firm Flex – Drifting and thrashing with minimal effort.
- Bee Orange Finish – Enhances and tones the natural wood grain while protecting with an excellent wax barrier that repels water. The citrus-based polish is completely free of harmful chemicals and is an environmentally sustainable product.