The wait is finally over! Aera’s RF-1s have now been available to the masses for a few months. Aera took strides to hit the middle ground forged market – Do they hold up? How do they fare against the competition?
With the 2018 season coming to a close in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to send it in the southern part of the globe and start preparing for the next season after the snow melts and the landscape up north turns green again. Big Mountain Skate has already released the dates of its 2019 events to get us hyped for the next season with a new freeride event being brought to the table. All of these three events take place by the beautiful Austrian alps, so you can have a taste the amazing roads there.
This year we saw the first addition to the Blood Orange lineup in a long time with the Jammerz. We talked to Liam Morgan to find out more about what the boys at Blood Orange and Prism are up to.
Liam Morgan is a founder and rider for Blood Orange. His style and skill are a staple in the longboarding scene. Since his introduction to longboarding, he’s helped to pioneer the freeride scene into what we know today.
His resume includes work with several well known companies like Comet, Arbor and Abec11 as well as international skating expeditions, topping podiums and competitions. Liam gets to the bottom with style.
His experience and natural ability are reflected in his work at Blood Orange and translated into products like the venerable Blood Orange Morgans – Liam’s Pro Series.
Most people know Seismic Speed Vents as the number one long distance pushing and pumping wheel, but did you know that they are also efficient downhill and freeride wheels?
The 73mm Seismic Speed Vent was first seen around July of 2008. Over the years it’s been available in an assortment of sizes and urethane formulae. The 73mm size, BlackOps urethane and Energy Conversion core make a great allrounder.
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.