happy, whatever your up to!
OPEN homie Jason Park is in the final top 5 for Utility Boards Supply Flo for a year contest. go vote his video now.
its that time of year. its 4pm. its getting dark, and is 29 degrees outside.
my knee i injured 2 WEEKS BACK! seems to be only getting worse, so its off to the doctor, with figured crossed. this injury has held me from really digging into skating the new Etnies Barge sneakers. witch i wanted to write about.. you know.. by now. not gonna happen as i can barely walk.
i had just started into a set of autobahn dual core wheels. that i was gonna compare to spitfires new clear cut, dual core wheels.
also we were gonna shoot a short promo for open. but, i cant push on a board. so, its not getting done untill the knee gets sorta also. its sorta amazing how all my plans rotated around the idea of my skating. luckly i’ll be taking an extended vacation in VA. it will still be cold. but not this cold.. hopefully. witch will probably be good for my knee.
when i get back. i’ll add the new OPEN shirts to the website, if you wanna buy one. it would really help us out. oh, and you get a fresh shirt. we think.
so happy all this time of year stuff.
there are a lot of part in a skateboard, that a lot of people don’t talk about. mainly hardware. there is a product i love endlessly, that no one talks about. what are they?
Dooks shock pads. you find them under the riser pad section. but they are not riser pads. they are soft. so once you bolt down properly. these guys may.. MAY add a 16th of an inch.
what do they. once i started using them. i don’t get vertical stress cracks anymore. witch has lead to longer board life, and longer pop life.
there is no other option, so i can’t compare dooks to anything else. they smoosh under my truck. i don’t notice them. and stress cracks around my trucks are gone.
a good stocking stuffer to say the least.
well crap. i was trying to work on a bunch of product review. like some satori wheels. some autobahn dual core wheels. some vans AV3s, and Etnies Barge (shoes).. and some bearings.
but i am once again injured, and have been limping for a week straight. plus! it’s below freezing here in NYC. so.. yeah. my skating is sorta on hold for sure. in the mean time, OPEN is planning, and getting ready to shoot some promos. those will hopefully come post the holidays. along with some welcome ad’s and videos to some of the first people on the OPEN team. we got Tshirts being made, and new designs getting ready for spring. i know there is still lots of winter left. but lets be realistic. you can skate in the winter on the east coast.. sometimes. its not an everyday thing. your boards, and shoes all of a sudden start lasting a bit longer over the winter months. or i’m a wuss.
here’s a graphic of the tshirt btw. once all the homies have theirs. i’ll put the remaining ones up for sale via HB and OPEN.
a total piece of crap. as far of quality of product. games, awesome. when the thing works its great. onto my 2nd xbox360 and it only boots up maybe 1/4 of the time. seriously… microsoft should be heavily fined for who broke ass this piece of gear is.
well here it is. i’m finally in a place where i can start selling OPEN boards. currently they are only available online, and to people in the USA. i wish that wasn’t the case. but international shipping it death.
you can head on over to the OPEN sk website to check it out.
beyond that, we are working on some welcome ads, and videos, for people to be announced later. we’re excited.
BTW. the decks are made by our friends at Pennswood. pressed, and screen printing in Pennsylvania. some of the best wood i have skated. no gimmicks. just quality IMO.