Scoot’s New Board: The Sector 9 Tiffany!

Scoot Smith and The Sector 9 Tiffany

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 Landyachtz Evo Scoot 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

Alex Tongue and other Orangatang riders going big!

Check out Daddies Board Shop team rider Alex Tongue in Big Wheels and Longboards!  He joins fellow Orangatang riders, including the much loved Patrick Switzer and Maxim Garant Rouseau, in an awesome run down the Italian Alps.  Aside from some amazing longboarding its awesome to see those other guys going down and drifting and sliding around everywhere on those gnarly big wheel tricycles.  All of the Orangatang riders really seem to favor those 80a 4 Presidents and In Heats.  Im curious to see if Orangatang will be using their new Euphorethane, thats featured in the new Balut’s, and implementing it in their other wheels.  I would love to have a set of 4 Presidents that I could get a little more life out of!

Interview with Phineas Dianasopolis! An Innovator!

Today we would like to announce a few new riders who we have not yet added to our team, but we would like to show them our support in their endeavors. We know that all sports and activities come in all shapes and sizes, or in this case I should say, come in all styles. All us here at Daddies Board Shop have found a fine group of riders who are pushing the limits of longboarding and progressing the sport to what it will become in the future. In our first installment we would like to feature Phineas Dianasopolis hailing from Kavala, Greece. Kavala is a small town in northern Greece with access to many mountains, long steep and winding passes, and this has turned Phineas into a very diverse and inspiring rider.

Me: Well Phineas, its nice to have you here in the states. I hope its treating you good so far.

Phineus: Bro, It is treating me great! The Portland weather has been nice lately and I have been able to explore downtown and find all sorts of cool spots to longboard.

Me: Downtown has a bunch of hills, but the street cars, trains, buses, and any types of traffic really interfere.

Phineas: Well, its those obstacles that I love. People reading this interview don’t know it yet but I am considered the pioneer of Short Distance Pushing or SDP. Its a form of longboarding that isnt about speed, its about strategy. You really have to plan out your lines, its not just about point A to point B. Its about Point A, all the obstacles in between, like B’s, C’s, D’s, and so forth and eventually reaching your final destination.

Me: Just so everyone understands you better, give us a description of a session.

Phineas: Well I just had one earlier and it was a bit tricky. Generally a SDP session is going to last you about 3 to 5 minutes give or take a few seconds. Earlier today, I left the shop after checking out some new sponsorship paperwork, I just wanted some food but as I looked down the street I could see some construction going on. There was no way I was going to be able to make it by traversing on the sidewalk alone. I had to plan an alternative route which involved me actually dropping down into the parking lot, mid-run, but beyond that I was really in for a surprise. I got into my tuck and I pre-drifted around the construction zone, then I early grabbed off the curb, but what took me for a whirl was actually a stray can of spray paint that rolled right in front of me as I landed down into the parking lot. I had to think fast, I did a standee in a crouching position as fast as I could to check some speed then went immediately into chopping wood, kicked the can out of the way, then I followed it with some stylish cross-stepping to make sure that the construction workers didn’t think I was some sort of amateur. Man, it was really intense… I wish I had a sequence shot of it.

Me: And didn’t you find a feature that you had to ride along the way?

Phineas: (Laughing) Yes, yes I did! I went bushwacking in a sense. That is the glory of SDP, you act on your instincts, and go for what you know is going to be the most interesting course possible. I ended up in some foliage doing a nice tweaked out wheelie-nosegrab. There is a small company in Greece that makes All-Terrain abec 45 bearings. They are the most advanced bearings on the market and make it really easy to shred in even the toughest of situations, including mud, snow, bushes, lava, and floods… I used to be on their pro team when I did regular downhill.

Me: Those bearings are pretty nuts. Anyways, I dont think that I have the steady feet to pull off a procedure like that. You really have SDP down to a science, I can’t believe your previous sponsors would drop you like that.

Phineas: Yeah, it was a shock to say the least but thanks to you guys I have been getting some recognition again, especially here in the states, and some new companies have been sending me incentive option packages. Right now I am just trying out product and seeing what works best for SDP, I know its going to catch on sooner or later. I have a great Idea for an S-concave that will put all other concave types to shame.

Me: I cant wait to see how that turns out! I will put in a good word with some manufacturers! What made you decide to contact us here at Daddies after your sponsors dropped you.

Phineas: Ok, after I got dropped from my sponsors, who I do not want to name… I tried to think of who has been supporting longboarding since day one. Who was there testing product in the early stages and supporting brands that originally got them nothing but ridicule from the skateboarding community? It was you guys, Daddies Board Shop! You guys didn’t care what anyone said; you found enjoyment in longboarding and backed it 100% since day one! I can’t thank you enough, if you wouldnt have done that and opened up shipping internationally, then I wouldnt be here today! I knew that you guys would give me the opportunity to make my dreams become a reality. I can’t wait to see companies developing shapes and formulas for SDP some day, it is going to be glorious!

Me: Word to that homie, its going to be a great new year and I am sure we are going to be seeing a ton of cool stuff from you and all the dudes getting into Short Distance Pushing!

Next week we will be featuring our favorite new Brazilian Dynamo, Gustavo Alencar! His forte is one that will blow your mind just as much as Short Distance Pushing if not more; UPHILL FREERIDE! Wait til you see the shots from the photoshoot!