Our latest video contest is brought to you by Mobot Jackson Wells. We’ll be giving away a set of aluminum core Monster Hawgs and Nersh Smoothie longboard wheels to the riders who can nail a series of four tough longboard moves. Jackson demonstrates these four tricks with style and ease in this video and explains how to win big. You’ll need to post a video response on our youtube page showing yourself laying down these four tricks.
1. Toe-Side Shuv-it > No Comply Check
2. No Comply 180 > Switch Toe-Side No Comply 180
3. Big Switch Toe-Side Check
4. Switch Toe-Side 180 > No Comply > Switch 180
Keep in mind that we’ll disregard any videos where the rider isn’t wearing a helmet or gloves. The top 5 videos with the most likes will be judged by all of us at our Seattle longboard store. The one that we all think is the steeziest will win the aluminum core Hawgs. The video with the most overall likes will get the Smoothies. If you have the most likes AND are the steeziest, you’ll win BOTH sets of wheels. You have until April 16th to get ‘er done.
Do you have what it takes to be sponsored?
We want to give you the opportunity.
Let’s find out if you have what it takes to ride for Motion Boardshop. The MoBots Team asks that you create and send us a longboarding video. We want a new, original video, designed to be your personal application to our team. It may be some hard work, but this will promote you to us as a future prospect. It will be your personal highlight reel.
Compile a video showcasing you as a rider. Please no team videos, we are looking for individual entries.
* -Wear a helmet
* -Tell us your name, age, and location
* -Explain your style, abilities, and showcase your skills
* -You can include pictures in the video
* -Tell us about your racing experience and how you did
* -Tell us about your involvement in the local skate community
* -Have fun and be creative
What you can do for us?
What can we do for you?
How could we work together?
When your video is complete:
Upload the video to YouTube.
Title the video: I WANT TO BE A MOBOT – [Your Name]
Email us a link to your video [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Wait for us to get back to you
Email: us at email@example.com
Subject line: I WANT TO BE A MOBOT – [Your Name]
We’re officially ten days into the first-ever Motion Boardshop Video Contest and it’s time for a little update. When we first decided to do a video contest, we expected maybe 25 entries. That’s what everyone told us to expect. What a bunch of skeptics. By the time midnight on August 31st rolled around, we’d received *60* entries, and most of them kicked totally @ss.
We made the brave decision to allow entries from all over the world, which for us meant the possibility of a heft shipping shipping tab in addition to the already expensive prize. Longboarders from Spain, Norway, Sweden, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, and our own backyard in the Pacific northwest all entered. It’s amazing to watch them all and see the common thread of longboarding throughout the world. Continue Reading →
So far, I think about half of the entries for our longboarding video contest have been from the great Northwest which is awesome. This one is from Liam and Alex who live out on Vashon Island, a little blip in the Puget Sound with some great hills. Unfortunately Liam is nursing a broken hand right now but the friends figured out a fair way to split the prize if they win. One will keep the Rayne Killswitch longboard and the other one gets the precision Munkae trucks. These guys both ride Loaded longboard decks with Orangatang wheels. It’s a fun, light-hearted video that we really enjoyed watching.
This entry for our video contest comes from another local, Jayson M., but unfortunately he’ll be leaving the NW to go to college in Tennessee. Jayson is not only a wicked longboarder but he’s also into skimboarding and skiing, as you can tell from the video. Out of all the longboard decks on the market, he goes with one of the most sought after: The Loaded Dervish. He rocks his with classic Randal 180s, a split duro Durian combo, and Bones Reds bearings. He’s only been riding for 3 years but he loves to nail one footed stalefish predrifts. Hopefully he’ll come by our new seattle longboard shop when he comes home from college to visit!
We received another international entry for our video contest, but this time instead of coming from Norway, it comes from the opposite climate: San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alejandro calls his video “Our Session Today (Pa Panamericano)” which gives us a behind the scenes look at the streets of PR. He’s a fan of Loaded’s longboard decks and rides a Vanguard with Bear Grizzly trucks, Orangatang wheels and Sector 9 ceramic bearings. It’s a pretty sweet setup if you ask me. He’s been riding for 5 years now and has mastered dancing and boardwalking. This vid is a nice combo of sliding, fancy footwork, and humor.
Yet another video contest entry rolled in, this time it was from one of our local crew, Allan Wilkerson. His friend Danny Wood, makes a guest appearance in this one too. Allan is a well respected skater around these parts and consistently gets top rankings at all the freerides that are held pretty regularly. Not to mention, he’s been a huge helping hand at many of our events. As far as I know, Allan (known here as DH Allan) is sponsored by Bentley longboards and so he rides a Bentley Silhouette longboard deck with surf-rodz trucks, and 80 Orangatang In Heat longboard wheels. He used a POV camera duck taped to the back of his full-face helmet to get this footage rolling down Holmes Point Road which is right in our back yard. FYI, Allan can toeside standy all day long.
Nice! Another video contest from one of our local rippers Gabe Trainer. From Shoreline Washington, Gabe was one of the best groms that hung around our seattle longboard shop but he’s old enough to hang with the big boys at this point. Gabe had a serious, crazy longboarding accident that will keep him off the pavement for a whole year which was a big bummer when we first heard about it. If he wins this video contest, he wouldn’t be able to ride the Rayne longboards complete Killswitch with surf-rodz, but he’s such a nice guy he said he’d probably hook one of his buddies up with it. What a guy! That’s why I love that skating community so much. So check out this video he put together that actually started out as a school project for a video making class he took.
Here is yet another video contest entry coming from Andrew out of San Diego. We’re so jealous of all the sun he gets down in SoCal. We could use a good dose of that right now in the Pacific Northwest! Although he doesn’t showcase it in this video, Andrew can do a killer one handed toe side pendy. His setup includes a Kracked Skulls Scimitar longboard deck, randal 180s and Sector9 Nineball longboard wheels. Its hard to believe Andrew has only been riding for 7 months. I love the quote he chose for the opening scene, “Longboarding is my waking dream…”
Here’s yet another entry for our longboarding video contest. This one comes from a local rider out of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This entry from Kirk of Portland, Oregon shows of the best the NW has to offer. He uses a makeshift “boom cam” for his gopro camera on the end of a long pole. We use something really similar to get a perspective looking back at the riders. He’s been skating for about 2 years now and enjoys doing big standies. His longboard deck of choice is a Longboard Larry Manatee, Bear grizzly trucks, and 83a Orangatang wheels.