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Caliber’s Head honcho Brandon Stewart has joined the Arbor Family as skate marketing manager and is bringing his trucks along for the ride in a new Arbor/Caliber Partnership.
Caliber Truck Co. founder and president Brandon Stewart joins Arbor Skateboards
Sacramento, CA: This opinion article by Anthony Nathan is an example of how much misconception is still out there when it comes to longboarding. Or maybe he’s right and we’re living in denial.
Longboards are not as practical as they look | The State Hornet
Transworld’s upcoming issue on the rise of the Razor scooter is the final straw proving once and for all that Longboarding has missed the boat. Base on the harsh reality, Longboardism will itself soon be rebranded to Razorism to cater for the new exploding market. Make sure to READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE to find out why.
The rise of the Razor Scooter is forcing Longboardism to shift focus.
Want to know all the gear which are hitting the market this 2013? then have a look at the freshly published Concrete Wave 2013 Longboarding Buyers Guide.
Concrete Wave 2013 Longboarding Buyers Guide & Readers’ Choice Award
Read about the development of the Brakeboard truck, a braking system for skateboard which after years of development has been finally released.
Finally got the brake I needed | The story behind the Brakeboard
Toronto, ON: In this piece we talk to the two owners of the newly launched Toronto-based skate shop Longboard Haven about the origins and philosophy behind why they started things up again. With star cameo appearance by longboarder Patrick Switzer!
The Return of Longboard Haven Skate Shop
Jacksonville, Florida: Check out what went down at the the 2013, King of Kona through a pretty sweet photo reporting by Wheelbase Mag
Photo Report – King Of Kona, 2013 | Wheelbase Magazine
Sixth issue of french longboard magazine UD Mag. Check out what’s happening in the region.
UDmag issue #6 – Résurrection | UD mag
Remembering Hilton Byrne – This tribute will make many weep. Read it and share it with someone you care about.
Remembering Hilton Byrne | Concrete Wave Magazine
People are wondering about longboarding for peace…this interview gives some insights…
Interview on longboarding for peace | Life Matters Journal
The self proclaimed pop culture experts at complex.com are at it again. It appears Noah Jonhson’s comment that ‘The reality is, all longboards are douchey’ (see article here) is also shared by most of Complex’s editorial team. Thanks to Concrete Wave for bringing this to our attention.
RIP: 25 Things That Need to Be Retired from 2012 – 23. Longboarding | Complex
Skate Slate Interviews the 2012 IGSA World Cup Series Champion Douglas Dalua Rodrigues da Silva, The first South American to win the series
Interview: Douglas Dalua, World Champion | SKATE[SLATE]
Kogelberg, South Africa: Douglas Dalua Silva wins Hot Heels Africa, the IGSA World Cup Series finale securing the Rayne team rider enough points to be crowned 2012 IGSA World Cup Series Champion. Congrats!
Douglas Dalua Silva is the 2012 IGSA World Cup Series Champion
Check out what’s happening on the scene in Brazil and maybe even learn some portuguese with newly establised publication Crvis3r Skateboarding.
CRVIS3R Skateboarding Issue #01 | New Brazilian Magazine
Check out the neat skate photography work of Unai Bellamy featured on All Around Skate
The Photography of Unai Bellamy | All Around Skate
Concrete Wave Fall 2012 issu is now online. In this edition – Longboarding for Peace, the Ottawa scene and much more.
Concrete Wave Vol 11 No 2 | Fall 2012 issue online
New York, NY: Hundreds of skateboarders defied a court ruling on Saturday, gathering on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and then riding down Broadway to the Financial District. Read the report on the NYT.
Skateboarders Defy Court To Race Down Broadway | NYTimes.com
New York, NY: The Broadway Bomb is/was due to start in 11 hours but with the NYPD, backed by the New York State Supreme Court, laying down the law it’ll be interesting to see who still shows up.
NYC to Longboarders: Race or flashmob, you’ll be subject to arrest. | Skate The East
New York, NY: A judge has halted the Boradway Bomb which is expected to draw nearly 2,000 skateboarders on Saturday. What’s gonna happen tomorrow?
Judge Halts Skateboard Race Down Broadway | NBC New York
San Dimas, CA: Sector 9 Chance Gaul flipping the bird to Jimmy Riha and Trevor Baird at the IGSA Bonelli North American Finals. Is this ok?
A picture is worth a thousand words | Bonelli North American Finals
It’s never too late to start skating (again). Great short article by Robyn Sorenson, a professional writer, mother of 2 and thirty year old trying to relive her youth.
Why You Should START Skateboarding No Matter How OLD You Are! | Skateboarders Journal
Ottawa, Canada: Councillor David Chernushenko is looking at how longboards might be allowed on roads and regulated like bicycles. Changes in the nation’s capital may influence others.
Councillor favours allowing longboards, in-line skaters on city roads | Ottawa Citizen
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