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2017 Skate Slate Longboarding Magazine’s Hard Goods

With the abundance skate gear out there, sometimes you need a little guidance or suggestion. We present to you some eye candy featuring some of our favorite products from this year. We recommend you play circus music, techno, K pop, or some other fast tempo music while viewing. Parental guidance encouraged. At least keep an empty bucket near you.
WARNING: Don’t click if you are sensitive to flashing colors.

All the following goods were photographed for Issue 35 of Skate Slate Longboarding Magazine.

The Hard Goods section, as seen in issue 35 of Skate Slate Longboarding Magazine.

Unfortunately images cannot be animated in a print magazine, so one color background had to be chosen for each product. Luckily for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure, depending on your opinion), I have animated all of the featured products for this blog post.

My Pakage Action Series Stealth/Black
If you are looking for comfort, support, and stealth, check out MyPakage. These Action Series boxers have a little carriage for your junk. Carry these with you on a road trip and they will carry you through the trip.

They have a little carriage for your junk.

Atlas Truck Co. 180mm 48º 8mm Ultralight Core
Are you looking to lighten your load? If you are trying to reduce weight at a low cost to your set-up, look for an Atlas. You’ll find you are going in the right direction.

Arsenal Cast Trucks 165mm 44º
You literally and figuratively need this downhill truck in your longboard quiver. They feature tall bushings, a bushing seat that complements the aggressive geometry and allows for ample lean and stability.

Madrid “The Bubbler” Party 34″
Complete with a package of bubble blowing solution, this board can blow bubbles and also ride with full functionality. Use The Bubbler to cruise to your favorite bubble blowing spot. Just don’t blow up the spot.

Use The Bubbler to cruise to your favorite bubble blowing spot. Just don’t blow up the spot.

Root Longboards Shark 92 – Sebastian Hertler Signature Model
World Class racer Sebastian Hertler has his own Signature Model and it is a top mounted stiff dish of grip for your flying feet. The features that make it so bomb are double rocker concave, microdrop, and flared wheel wells. It’s constructed of a double wood core, fibreglass, and carbon. Get one and go fast.



Dusters Keen Downhill

Dusters has been manufacturing skateboard products for over twenty-five years in the SoCal atmosphere. They put together this speedy longboard with a downhill shape, W-concave, and a slight rocker.
Deck Size: 9.75″ x 35″



DB Longboards Hell or Highwater

This is a fun double kick from DB Longboards. The Hell or High Water performs in every situation from park skating to city cruising. It has an extended wheelbase with a functional tail and nose. Rip around whatever you’re comfortable with and don’t forget to go outside that comfort zone every once and awhile.

DaSilva 2017 Hux
This techy board has a tall, full-shape platform with high rebound urethane rails and quad-axial fiber reinforcement to make the board last. With a tail and nose, deep wheel wells, different flex patterns, and multiple wheelbase options, you can kick around, trick around, or just plain dick around.

The Dasilva 2017 Hux has high rebound urethane rails and quad-axial fiber reinforcement to make the board last.

Dasilva Hoffman 70mm 80a
The Dasilva Hoffmans are for the giant-sliders, go-sideways steeze McGeezers, hard to pleasers. If you’re not already having seizures, then go out and find these wheels at your leisure.

AHMYO Prana 73mm 81a
The Prana is 66mm wide, has a center-set core, and its 81a urethane keeps high roll speeds. The inner and outer lips will respond to hard turns and tight lines with maximum grip. Plus the graphics are often quite a trip.

Kryptonic Star Trac 75mm 76a
This company changed the wheel back in the day. Ask an OG. The Kryptonics Star Trac wheels are soft and fast. They have great acceleration with predictable traction. Glides like butter on most surfaces, and excels on rough.


Venom Hard in the Paint Harlot 71mm 80a

Whether you’re actually going hard in the paint or not, these Venom Hard in the Paint Harlot freeride wheels will be a butter smooth drift for you to slow down with. Not too big, not too small, not too hard, not too soft, round lips with a bit of grip.

Cloudride Slusheez 62mm 78a
These Slusheez slush thane with ease. They are slidey, thane dumping wheels that will help you do your big, controlled slides. They are not for human consumption, though they sound tasty.

They are not for human consumption, though they sound tasty.

Predator DH6-X
This blacked out helmet is the lightest on the market. It has more chin protection than previous models and has more peripheral vision too. Protect your neck and look cool too.

In Your Face: The Pap Dog Photo Book
This is the book for the homies. In Your Face is a first-of-its-kind, full color, 8″ x 8″ book dedicated to the downhill skate and street luge scene shot in 2016. It features photos on scenic roads, shot from a street luge ridden by Award Winning GoPro-er, Mike “PapDog” Paproski.


It’s Not About Pretty: A Book About Radical Skater Girls

This is the first of its kind, a comprehensive photo book about female skateboarders. It’s all about female empowerment, social equality, and a male dominated sport. The 8×10 hardcover book is 144 pages and features 65 different skater girls, from age five to just over fifty years old. From pool riding, park, street, downhill, vert, and cruising, to pro female skateboarders and soul skaters – this book covers it all.

It’s all about female empowerment, social equality, and a male dominated sport.

Black Dog Battle Dog
The Battle Dog is a directional top mount that you can lock your feet into. Going fast is not a problem with this ripper. With wheel flairs and a tail, you can turn tighter than you may have thought. Since you’re going to battle, dog, maybe go with the Arsenal trucks to pair with this board.

Sector 9 Jeff Budro Pro
Dude, bro, you gotta get a Budro. It’s a medium-sized, do-everything, double kick. At 36.25″ x 9.25″, you get a nice sized standing platform for both park skating and freeriding. Locking in and staying stable is no problem with a 17″ wheelbase and mellow radial concave.

Pantheon Trip
The Pantheon Trip is an American made 7-ply maple deck, small batch manufactured deck for pushing, carving, and pumping. It has a 1″ dropped platform and drop through mounting which makes pushing really easy. It’s right around 32 inches long so should be able to fit in small spaces. They suggest you throw your Penny board away and get this.

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