New Stuff!

The season is starting up, the sun is coming out and skaters and new products are coming out to play. Here’s a look at some bad ass new gear we’ve got kicking around the shop!


Sector 9 Skiddles and Slick Shoes:

Sector 9 has come out with some new freeride wheels to stoke out the kiddies, Skiddles and Slick Shoes. Both a small contact patch (29/30mm), almost sideset and round lipped, you get a fun and slidey package. Combine that with pre-broken in, sugary urethane, you get epic thane lines and smooth slides all day. And yes, they do thane the color of the wheel. One of the cooler molds of wheels released and they are completely optimized for slide jam steeze. You’ll be seeing them all over the slopestyle circuit this year.




Blood Orange Liam Morgan Pro Series:

Liam Morgan has collaborated with Blood Orange to create a new line of wheels! They’ve got three different sizes and packages to accommodate your setup and style of riding. They are all 82a and are going to give you a glidey and slidey fun time. 60mm are a great smaller wheel to bust tons of slides or hold out some fatties. Plus, they’ll fit on any setup wheelbite free. 65mm will offer the in-between package to still fit on your topmounts, but still get you more urethane to shred through. With the 70mm, you get maximum urethane, a bit larger package, which will kill a little more speed and get you more roll speed out of the wheel. Any of them are great choices for people looking to do tons of sliding!





Sector 9 Rocker:

Sector 9 also has a new symmetrical topmount, the Rocker. Its got a half-inch of rocker and some radial concave to make the topmount platform exceptionally comfortable. The rocker dips down and combines with the concave so you have rad indicators to put your feet and lock in for sliding, tucking or just cruising around. There’s flushmounting to get you a little closer to the ground and to give you more leverage over your wheels with a little bit more stability as well. It’s also made of wood and two layers of tri-axial fiberglass to give you extra strength and rigidity.  For an all inclusive topmount, the Rocker fits the bill and adds extra comfort to get you stoked!





Sector 9 Gasket Knee Pads:


Sector 9 has changed the game on safety gear with their new Gasket kneepads! They’ve got a hard cap kneepad that’s removable, and when that is done, they are still a fully functional soft pair of kneepads (like g-forms or exo-skins). This is nice for those who are raging more dangerous stuff like fast freeride, but also want the option to remove the pad so they can sit comfortably in their tuck for downhill runs. All in all, one of the best accessories a longboarder could get to stay safe.



Blood Orange Colored Grip:

Now on roll, in tons of color and with the same bad ass foot grabbing grit you are used to. Snag a few feet of either purple, neon blue, green, red or orange and get your setup pimped out and colorful today!


Killin it with Content

What’s up Motion Boardshop readers?!? I’m brand new to the crew and killin it with content and graphics here at the shop!

I am a skater, snowboarder, and longboarder, let’s just call me Skater Girl! We have a lot of exciting things happening at the shop this year and I will keep you in the loop! More photos, more stories, contests, shop jokes, and news are on the way, get pumped!!

Did you know that we now carry tons of t-shirts? We are constantly designing new dope shirts to sell to you that are actually affordable.. Come into Motion Boardshop for $15 shirts with designs created by members of our crew! You won’t find these babies on our website so come visit us! More details on tees coming soon..

That’s all for now, I’m stoked to revive these blogs from the dead! Thank you for staying with us here at Motion, much love for our readers and fans!

Over and out,

-Skater Girl


Throwback Thursday!! My first indoor park experience.

Throwback Thursday!! My first indoor park experience.

Video Recap: The Arlington Centennial Trail Push Race

We were stoked that Rayne Longboards stepped up to sponsor the Centennial Trail Push Race and that their crew came out for the Arlington Centennial Push Race this year. And we were extra stoked that they happened to capture enough footage to throw together this awesome video recap of the event (and all the shenanigans surrounding it). Thanks Rayne!

Newsworthy Nuggets: November 12th

Believe it or not, the Motion Boardshop blog isn’t the only source of longboard news and information on the web! :-) Here’s a compilation of new skate-related articles, videos, and reviews from around the web that we think are worth of sharing with y’all:

The Madrid Nessie Longboard skateboard RJ Rouch reviews the Madrid Nessie over at SkateSlate. The Madrid Nessie is one of the most unique new longboard decks to hit the market recently, and also happens to be one of our best selling boards this month! Head over to SkateSkate to read RJ’s review on the board, including how he feel’s about the board’s “power orbs”, his thoughts on the smaller wheelbase, how he rates the overall board control and versatility, and where he thinks there’s room for improvement.

New Olders Helmets: Radical full face helmets designed strictly for downhill longboarders, by downhill longboarders. Made in Brazil, these helmets are said to be the ultimate in comfort, visibility and protection. Definitely worth checking out!

Next up we have this amazing 30 second video clip called Money Shot. Go watch it if you wanna feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. I wish that Adam fella was part of my crew! That leads into our next nugget, which is this article from LiveScience about a study which suggests that longboarders have a higher risk of traumatic brain injury than shortboarders. If the data for the study was collected from the longboarders in this article’s photo, I’m not at all surprised. Wear your helmets kids! And don’t bomb hills in flip flops on flexy pintails.

The Longboard Consortium reviews Orangatang Kegels over on Silverfish. Read their in-depth wheel review and find out if Kegels are as fast as their size implies and if they grip as tight of lines as their name implies.

Have you stumbled across anything new and noteworthy on the web recently? Feel free to share anything interesting, helpful, funny or weird in the comment section below! 

New from Cloud Ride: Mini Slides & 86a Wheels

Cloud Ride Wheels, who’s longboard wheels have quickly become best sellers here at Motion, recently released some awesome new stuff that we’re pretty stoked to tell you about! First off is 86a Ozones and Slides:

86a Cloud Ride Slide Wheels

86a Cloud Ride Ozone Wheel

Both of these 70mm wheels have been available in softer durometers for a while now, and have both been popular  wheel choices for freeriders of all skill level. While 80a and 83a Slides and Ozones are great for those of you who need a bit more grip and want a more controlled slide that kills more speed, the 86a urethane provides less resistance, which means they’re easier to break traction with and allow you to hold out longer slides without killing so much speed.

…Speaking of sliding, say hello to the new Cloud Ride MINI SLIDES!

Cloud Ride Mini Slides86a Cloud Ride mini Slides

Available in 80a, 83a, and the awesome new 86a urethane, Cloud Ride Mini Slides are exactly as they sound- miniature versions of Cloud Ride’s Classic 70mm Slide Wheels. The 66mm Mini Slides offer everything that their larger counterparts do, and are compact enough to run on almost any top mount longboard setup. One of the most unique features about Mini Slides (and slides) is that they have very bevelled inner and outer lips. The idea behind the bevelled lips is to make it easier to slide over cracks and bumps in the pavement- the bevelled edge helps prevent the wheel from getting caught on small imperfections in the pavement that other wheels might catch on. While these wheels are on the smaller side, they don’t have a particularly narrow contact patch, which means more urethane and a longer lasting wheel.

Overall, we’re really impressed with these new Cloud Ride wheels and we can’t wait to core a set of each. Grab yourself a set of Cloud Rides today!

If you’ve had the chance to shred a set of Cloud Rides, tell us your thoughts in the comment section below! Also, feel free to ask any questions you have about the wheels- we’re happy to answer ‘em. OR, you could leave us a haiku about longboarding. That would be nice. 

The Rayne Longboards Heritage Series

Rayne Longboards is on their 10TH YEAR in business. Through the years they’ve made huge strides in progressing longboard construction and concave design, and have boards that anyone who’s been around would consider classics. We’re stoked to see a choice selection of those decks come back in their newly released HERITAGE SERIES. These classic decks have been updated with the most current in Rayne technology, and with current performance desires in mind, but pay homage to the boards that paved the way for the industry to be where it is today. Take a look at these Simply Steezie decks:

Baboon Graphic Hellcat

Rayne Hellcat Heritage Deck

Last Maple Avenger

Heritage Series Rayne Avenger

Boombox Jesus Timeline

Rayne Heritage Series Timeline

Baby Tupac Hustler

Rayne Huster Longboard Heritage Deck

The Flux

Flux Longboard Deck Heritage

The Rayne Heritage series will be available for purchase online or in store at Motion Boardshop before next week, so hold tight ’cause they’ll be here before you know it. In the meantime, we wanna know which of these longboards you’re the most pumped about. Despite our efforts we can’t hone our ESP enough to read your brains, so comment below or on our Facebook and let us know which Heritage deck has you tingling on the inside the most!  If you have any questions about a particular board in the Rayne Heritage Series, feel free to ask us by leaving a comment below or dropping us a line at the shop at (206)-372-5268!

Photos from the Arlington Centennial Trail Push Race

Here at Motion Boardshop, we’re pretty proud of our team of riders and we think they’re some of the raddest skaters out there! For most of them (maybe all of them), their talent doesn’t stop once they step off their board. Team rider Sam Galus happens to also be a super talented photographer with a knack for photographing longboarders. Sam came out to volunteer at the push race and snapped some really sick photos while he was there. Heres a few of them for your viewing pleasure:

Push Race Participant


Nate Blackburn Racing

Paul Kent at the Arlington Centennial Push Race

Push Race Half Marathon

Racing a Longboard at Push Race

Longboard Push Race Picture

Arlington, WA Skateboard Race

To check out the rest of Sam’s photos from the push race, head to his Facebook page, Sam Galus Photography.