Arbor Sucrose Initiative Highlands

Sucrose Initiative 2018

Sucrose Initiative is Arbor Skateboard’s stand alone wheel program. They produce wheels using environmentally friendly materials that simultaneously improve the quality of the wheel while reducing the petroleum footprint of production and long term environmental impact from use. What happens to those ‘thane lines afterall?

Arbor recently refreshed the Sucrose Initiative for late 2018. The lineup now features fiberglass reinforced cores and two new wheels – Axel Serrat’s pro model and the Highlands.

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Seismic x Harfang Grooved Rain Alphas

Harfang x Seismic Wheels

Seismic and Harfang have come together in a new collaboration to create a series of race wheels specially-grooved for better traction and speed on wet road surfaces. Seismic technology combined with Harfang’s tread preparation make wet-weather rippers that are now available direct from Seismic or Harfang.

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Ronin Cast Katana

Ronin – Cast Katana Review

The Cast Katana are the newest cast trucks from Ronin. Released in 2017, they bring to the table a few design upgrades while keeping the elements that made them famous and loved. According to Ronin, the cast version of the precision Katana trucks have the same precise manufacturing at a modest price and are now factory assembled to guarantee the best quality.

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Bustin Shotgun in the Canyon

Bustin Shotgun Review

The Bustin Shotgun was designed by Max Ballesteros over a three year period with help from Jonanthan Neuman aka Bubbles. Luckily Max gave me a prototype about 8 months before its release so I’ve spent a lot of time on it. The Shotgun comes in two different layups: Thermoweave Hollow Core or Thermoweave Maple. The Hollow Core is both lighter and more expensive than it’s Maple counterpart. As Bustin’s premiere layup, I’ve found Thermoweave to be a durable composite that’s both resilient against abuse and stays very stiff.

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Meat Bicycle Skate Co Pork Soda & Coral Fang Unfinished

Meat Bicycle Skate Co.

There’s some new talent coming out of Lancaster, PA in the form of custom board builder and designer Meat Bicycle Skate Company. They have an aesthetic that is all their own. One of the latest creations is the Pork Soda, a shape inspired by whales that we’re hella keen about.

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