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:
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!