Catching up with Bodhi from Slide Perfect

We had an awesome chat with Bodhi Keen the owner and operator of Slide Perfect, based in UK. Bodhi is a veteran skater in the UK scene and has put in a lot of work to help it thrive in this current economy. He put the sweat and blood in building Slide Perfect, so check out their new 2019 line up and support the boys.

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My First Wheel Love. Powell Peralta Snakes Review.

In my experience (it’s probably just me), a third of my time downhill longboarding has been spent looking for gear that makes me happy. Whether that be trucks, a deck or a set of wheels, so much of my time is spent building my setup to be exactly what I want it to be.

Well, by the time 2017 rolled around, I had been happy about my setup for a long time. I had my choice of a favorite drop deck (a Rayne Reaper, at the time), and well-dialed Paris Savants. This setup made me happy in all ways but one- I didn’t have a favorite wheel. And it was crippling! I was always trying out new wheels, getting used to them, and as a result I’ve wasted so much time that I could have been using to further my skills. Refer to figure 1 to see a representation of my frustration. 

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Figure 1: A representation of my wheel crisis.

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