Here’s a quick breakdown of the Fifty Caliber trucks:
Blood Orange Bushings: highly responsive
Bushing Seat: turns fluidly and is set up for any style of bushing
Hanger: Symmetrical hangar means you can flip it to either side and have the same geometry
Self Contained 50-degree Base Plate: no hangover or extra material weighing you down
And to make this awesome truck that much better, they’ve released new powder coated editions. Purple funk, grenade green, and blue dream all feature the same qualities that you love about Calibers, with the added strength of the durable powder coating.
Whether you live in t-shirts or rock them on the weekends, its an undeniable fact that they are a key component to any persons wardrobe. And here at The Longboard Store, we have a wide selection of shirts from all your favorite brands.
If you want to rep your favorite store, you need a TLS tee. Its a slim fit cotton tee that washes up really nicely. We all love ours here in the shop! This GoldCoast z800 100% cotton tee is a slim fit with some super cool printed graphics.
For all you urban freeriders, Landyachtz has created the perfect 8 ply maple riding machine: the Peacemaker. With a kicktail and wheel wells, this board can go from smooth hills to city streets. From cruising to kicktails, the Peacemaker transitions easily and gets you where you want to go in style.
If you need a new freeride and slide wheel this summer, the Orangatang Stimulus is one to check out. This 70mm wheel has a 42mm contact patch and is soft enough to provide grip, yet still allows for buttery slides. The rounded edges stay strong, and slide smoother than square lipped wheels. Each Orangatang Stimulus is stone ground before being shipped out to reduce the break in time. Plus, the slide lines they leave behind can’t be beat. Designed with a center set core, Stimulus wheels are easy to flip around to help prevent coning. This wheel comes in three colors, and each has a different durometer. The 80a oranges are buttery soft for smooth cruising, the 83a Purples are a little easier to slide, yet still grippy, and the 86a yellows are the best for longer stand up slides.
The Bustin Robot 36″ is a multifunctional, mid-stiff flex longboard. Bustin worked hard to create a bi-directional board that would hold up to daily commutes and after work free ride sessions. The 8 ply maple has wide wheel cut outs which allow for a larger wheel and deeper carves. The drop through truck mount allows for smooth sliding and stability while bombing down hills.
If you want the feel of surfing but you don’t have beach access, hop on a Globe Kaguya Bamboo. With a sandblasted clear grip, your feet stay on the board while the bamboo topsheet look is preserved. A 7-ply deck keeps it light while reverse kingpin trucks help make the asphalt feel like water. The Kaguya’s mellow kicktail makes sharp turns become effortless, while the wheel wells allow for smooth wheel bite free carving.
On a recent California road trip to the XGames, I used the Poler Duffaluffagus bag to carry all of my clothing. I knew I would be gone for over a week and would need various types of gear so the size was initially my main draw. The fact that I could attach my Penny board to the bottom was also a huge deciding factor for me. I was able to fit everything I needed in it, and the back pack straps that conveniently come out from a top zipper made a big difference for me. One of my main worries about the bag was that the zipper would strain from all the stuff I had in the bag, but it held tight. The fabric held up to beaches, hotel rooms, the back of the truck, and living room floors all down the Oregon and California coastline. I spilled water on it at one point, and it kept my clothes dry. It even worked as a pillow at one point of the trip. My only complaint was that the airport wouldn’t let me take it as my carry on when I was headed home, but that was my fault. I had it so stuffed I couldn’t have fit another tee shirt in it.
All in all, I was super impressed and plan on taking it everywhere with me. If you want good, solid outdoorsy gear that still gives you a stylish edge, Poler has you covered. And here at The Longboard Store, we’ve got a wide selection of bags and soft goods to fulfill your Poler needs.
As the Social Media Marketing girl, I have a lot of tasks. Between tweeting, liking, and tumbling, I get to spend a lot of my day interacting with our fellow riders and sharing new products and happenings here at The Longboard Store. And to keep you connected, I thought a list of all of our usernames would help let you keep up to date on our crew.
@longboardstore will get you hooked into our Twitter feed
thelongboardstore.tumblr.com is our Tumblr address (we’re still figuring that site out)
I live chat Mondays through Thursdays all throughout the day. Just go to our website, and in the lower right hand corner you have a way to get all your questions answered immediately
We keep the majority of our most popular boards updated on our Pinterest boards. Just search us, and you’ll get access to easy to navigate merchandise.
www.facebook.com/thelongboardstore is where we post contests, information about boards, and shots of the shop.
Today is the national Go Skateboarding Day. If that wasn’t enough inspiration to get out there on a board, this video from Loaded should do the trick.
All next week I’ll keep you updated on my XGames experience. Until then, keep riding and always wear your helmet!
Want the perfect blend of a skateboard and a longboard? Bustin has you covered with the Yoface. The wheel wells are hand sanded into the concave to make it easier ride large wheels and avoid bite. The tails allow for a solid pop, and with the continual concave your feet stay in place. This board allows you to cruise, ollie, slide, carve, and it gives you an all around smooth ride.