Finally, we have a good finished product shot of the new Sector 9 Tiffany, Scott “Scoot” Smith’s new pro-model longboard! And look at that puppy, it is gorgeous. It is pretty amazing to see a Downhill Division Deck with some green flavor to it! This here is an interesting deck and I think that other companies out there are going to take bits and pieces of it in the future and apply them to their future models.
Lets look at the specs!
I think the most noticeable feature is the nose! It isn’t a wedged nose, its a dropped nose! I think that after years of riding the LandyachtzEvoScoot wanted something that felt somewhat similar when he switched over to Sector 9. After speaking with him at Maryhill this is what Scoot told me about his new board and the function he wanted it to have.
Daddies Board Shop Team Riders Scoot Smith and Robin McGuirk at Maryhill Festival of Speed!
Scoot said that he wanted to have the nose dropped a bit because it makes the board a bit more divey in the front. Obviously that would be great for diving into turns and for initiating slides. And you get the best of both worlds because it is not going to be offsetting the angle of the kingpin much, if at all! Imagine it this way, amazing control up front that mellows out in the back so that you can follow through in turns with no sacrifice in stability. A lot of boards have the ability to do this but I think the Tiffany is going to set a new standard in design.
Next, you can see in the picture above by the way the light reflects off of bottom of the board, there is a hefty amount of W-concave thrown into the Sector 9 Tiffany! Essentially Scoot and Sector 9 have created one innovative downhill machine. AND to boot it has some burly wheel wells so say “bye-bye” to wheel bite with this guy! Unless you run some Gullwing Sidewinders with 107mm Abec 11 Electric Flywheels… but that would be pretty stupid and I highly doubt anyone is going to do that, but props if you can pull it off. Check out this video!
As you can see, this thing is basically perfection! Plus it has that little swallow-tail thing going on and ever since the Comet Grease Shark came out the swallow-tail steez has been KILLING IT! Looks so sick. This board paired up with Scoot’s flawless style is going to provide for some great racing and some series eye candy video content! I can’t wait to see how Scoot man-handles TIFFANY!
Scoot Smith stopping by Daddies Board Shop! - Photo: Spencer Morgan
Setting up some Powerslides from Abec 11 / Sublime wheels.
Now, I’m not the best at techsliding, and when I say that I mean, I’ve never really done techsliding at all. BUT I did grow up skateboarding and powerslides are definitely common place. SO I decided to see how well the Sublime / Abec 11 Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides actually performed. At first I was actually confused because they are a slide wheel but they come with the tread grooved into them. I feel like they would be more effective with no tread from the get go.
Finishing the wheels up.
And then the fun begins! First few slides were rough but once I got the tread worn down the Fernando Yuppies were pretty fun!
Powersliding in a nice Alameda Ridge Driveway
Another slide up in the driveway!
Once you get these wheels worn in I can completely see why techsliding on them would be fun. I was skeptical at first because I can pretty much flat spot any wheel out there. Every wheel company out there claims that they have a “no flat spot” formula and the only wheels I haven’t ever been able to flat spot are Powell Bones STF‘s and SPF‘s. BUT The Anti Flat Spot 100a urethane formula that Abec 11 uses in these is turning out to surprise me. Im not quite sure how they did it because so many wheel companies like Spitfire, RIcta, OJ, have been out there forever making street wheels and yet Abec 11 was the ones who figured how to make a more durable wheel. I bet a bunch of skateboarding companies would be pretty bummed out to know that a longboarding company is making a wheel that kind of puts theirs to shame! Regardless, I am stoked because these wheels are going to be fun trying to wear down as much as possible.
Whats that sweet sticker on that car?
Turns out they are great for street skating too. There really would be no reason for them not to be! There was this little step nearby so I had to do a couple little stalls on it.
There was a little step nearby so I had to do some stalls on it. NosePick
Truthfully the shape is actually great for things other than just techsliding as well! I know these are things that the world of longboarding arent too concerned with, however, I do have faith that more and more people will embrace all sides of skating and pick up a skateboard here and there as well! The way the wheels cone in paired with how wide they are make them great for locking tricks in on ledges, coping, and whatnot. The ones I have set up on here are still 62mm but once I get them down to about 58mm I will definitely be mashing around some parks on them.
Me Checking the wear on the wheelsYup, these wheels are rad
So all in all I gotta say that Abec 11 / Sublime Fernando Yuppie 62mm Powerslides are definitely a worthy purchase! They slide great, they have a great shape, they are very affordable, and so far I have seen no sight of flat spotting. Whether you are into tech sliding, street skating, or just want some beefy wheels on your deck, these wheels are definitely a great choice! Good job Abec 11!!!!
http://thisispushculture.com/ This is the link to one of the sweetest sites out there. Keeping y’all up to date on the coolest things happening in skateboarding and longboarding!
A while back we absentmindedly published some stuff that kinda bummed out the guys over at Push Culture. It was a huge mix up but we had no negative intentions behind everything. Now that things are clear we want to go out a little further and make sure that the people out there who dont know about Push Culture News get educated!
Brian Davenport doing a narrated raw run with some sick riders, including Daddies own Robin McGuirk – Photo: By me – Spencer Morgan
Chances are if you go out to races you’ve seen these guys around. You see their live feeds and coverage that they have up and literally they cover so many events! You could say that some blood, sweat, and tears have been put into making Push Culture what it is.
What sets them apart from all the other media, in our opinion? They do most of it themselves! Sure every now and then when a sick video is released by someone else they help spread the stoke and put it up on their site but so much of their content is gathered and created by them. Remember WAYYYY before anyone ever heard of the Original Freeride board? Push Culture met up with the dudes at original and did some testing on the prototypes. Afterwards they made a sick video to give all of us the lowdown on what to expect in the near future.
Thats why Push Culture is awesome… they dont just wait for the same old videos to come out to fuel their site… they go out and get the info themselves, and they always pick cool stuff to develop as content.
We’re sorry for the mix up guys but we got nothing but love for you and what you do! Keep on pushing!
So today my wife and I went out and did a little skating, she got some photos of me! We had never been here but I saw a hill in the distance by my house, drove towards it, and then saw this super nice housing development that wasnt complete built into a super steep hill. The streets are perfect for freeriding and I will get some shots there later. BUT I just wanted to check out some of the corners it had, definitely had some tight ones… so i found this one that wasnt too busy (none of them really were) and we took some pics of me messing around going around it! 🙂
Me Speed checking around a corner
Standing up around the corner (Note: I am a Ginger)
Laying back around the corner
This setup is super fun
Turns out that the “ultimate grip” race wheel from cult, the Gamma ray in the Horrotica thane slides super good. And by super good I mean kind of chattery but really easy for me to control and predict. Then I put blood oranges from my calibers in some randal 42’s and of course it is on the new eastside rocky bomber. Sick board with some sick shape!
Colton Carnahan and Dylan Blakesley – Monkey Business
Dylan Blakesley – FS disaster
Joe Kiser – FS Tailblock
Joe Kiser – FS air
Joe Kiser – FS rock
So Me (spencer) and Mikey from here at Daddies rolled out to some of the parks along the columbia gorge and got ton of footage and pictures! Right before we left we found out that there was a new park opening up in the dalles, oregon so we grabbed a bunch of product and went out to hook kids up! There was a contest too so we all entered and our buddy colton carnahan got 3rd (without trying at all!). We rolled out with about 12 dudes all together and camped for 3 days in the hills above white salmon, washington. Had tons of beverages, guitars, bongos, campfires, and a good time! We were promoting Oh My Skateboards along the way. It is a board company that Mikey started up and I help out with a bunch of the photo stuff. So we ended up with 15 daddies decks to give away, 10 sets of bearings to give away, and a bunch of Oh My boards, shirts, and shades to sell! The hood river park was amazing as always, the bingen park was a blast until high cascade showed up and blew the sesh, and the dalles park was amazing! Soooo many good parks out there! Dont forget Lyle, WA park! Heres some pics of us tossing out product and some of us skating too!
Grip it and Dip!
Another satisfied homie!
Spreading the stoke
Tyler Koehler – Boost off and over rock
Kenneth Takuya Pickett
The Gorgeous Gorge
Tents are pitched!
Mikey Duran – Works at daddies
Mikey Duran and Colton Carnahan
No Skate trip is complete without a booty shot
Mikey Duran during the comp
Kyle during the comp – Back lip
Tyler Koehler during the comp – Kickflip fakie over hip
Dylan Blakesley During Comp – FS 5-0 nosegrab
Joe Kiser – Hood River Park FS smith
Dylan Blakesley – Back Smith
Joe Kiser – FS smith
Colton Carnahan – 360 Fakie
Joe Kiser – Tail Block
Joe Kiser – FS layback
Kyle – Crooked
Tyler Koehler – Back Feeble
Tyler Koehler – Ollie Over rail
Colton and Dylan dorkin around, nose pick in (landed!)