You are the chosen one… Fulfill the prophecy. Or maybe just go out skating instead. In any case, make sure you grab the all new Landyachtz Prophecy. It’s the ultimate in downhilling and freeriding. Oh, you already have a downhill / freeride board, you say? Well this one is better!
The Landyachtz Prophecy is a speed stiff symmetrical top mount board that gives you the maximum amount of stability going downhill, and gives you the most freedom of ride when freeriding. This board features wheel well flares that give you a ton of wheel clearance. So if you like riding your setup extra-loose for freeriding, this setup is perfect for you. And if you want to tighten your ride, this is still an amazing downhill board. The wheel well flares make it so that when you’re in a speed tuck you have a point of reference as well as ample leverage over your trucks. In a stand up slide, they are amazing for keeping you locked in.
Oh, you’re already riding a Top Speed 36? And they’re very similar? Well this is even better still! The Prophecy features the all new Hollowtech core. Landyachtz removes parts of the 7 ply maple core from this deck, reducing the weight of this board by 20%. Helping you be 20% faster, 20% quicker off the start line, and 100% more rad. This board is also great when cornering. Because of how light it is, the Prophecy is very responsive to sharp turns, rather than lugging around around a turn.
Don’t forget about its freeriding aspects. Because this board is completely symmetrical, you can ride it any which way you’d like and it will ride the same. And when you have to walk up your freeride hill, you’re gonna be extremely happy you chose the Prophecy. Watch and laugh as your friends work to carry their heavy boards around while you barely have to lift a finger to carry your setup.
Landyachtz has been all about the short boards lately and we are loving them. First came the Peacemaker 36, followed by the Peacemaker 32. After that they made the Ripple Ridge. These boards have been amazing. And this time Landyachtz has came out with El Barbaro! The El Barbaro is an amazing cruiser and we’re beyond happy to have this a part of our lineup. Fresh of the mold presses and ready to be ripped. It was designed by Landyachtz team rider Max Gradmiller and made to do it all. Set it up with Standard Kingpin trucks and Landyachtz Street hawgs and you will never be without this board. Pools, parks, banks, ramps, hills, or just downtown cruising, the Landyachtz El Barbaro will be at your side. Classic shape, classic ride, classy slides. Check one out soon!
Daddies own Landyachtz rider Katie Neilson hit us up with a little preview of the boards she is most excited to ride this season. Take a little tour around the factory and hear what she has to say about her favorites in the 2013 Landyachtz Longboards line up.
As some of you may know… Portland, and the Northwest in general is notorious for having terrible weather and its about that time of year again when it just starts dumping rain! Magically, however, we had one day of blue bird skies… so Alex Tongue, Robin McGuirk, and myself went out to get some photos and take advantage of this gift from the Heavens. Peep the shots.
Alex Tongue at Switchbacks with Robin McGuirk close behind
Robin McGuirk with Alex trailing
Mid-Run Bro down
Robin McGuirk taking a gnarly corner from a gnarly hill
Alex taking that same gnarly corner
PDX from our spot
This is just random Happy valley stuff…
Alex Tongue Driveway slash
Robin McGuirk Driveway slash
Boneless into sheisty, slippery, mossy bank.
Sure enough, the rain picked back up where it left off… so I hit up my buddy Zach Boston out in Gresham to check out a garage he knows. It was kind of wet so we ended up seshing the most dry spot. I saw a million and ten people walking through but not one person got mad and told us to take off. It was actually pretty sick. Mellow and chill and we got to do whatever we wanted. I would like to skate the whole thing when its dry. Here are some shots!
Zach Boston… I was screwing around with my flashes for fun lol
Surf Rodz IndeeSz! You know you love a good precision truck, especially when its affordable and isnt RPK! The IndeeSz are sick and are a very good all around truck. Surf Rodz is known for having legit product that is fun and interchangeable! We are super stoked to have these trucks in! We have the 177mm.
These trucks are going to perform the best while freeriding. They have a super smooth and stable turn and lean. Of course you could throw some double barrels in these guys and set them up for downhill but I think most everyone will get the most pleasure out of utilizing their turn! Check them out online and then pick a set up!
The Gullwing Charger II’s!! The Charger 1’s are a great truck in their own regard BUT the Charger II’s are going to put Gullwing back on the map for speed boarding and freeriding. I took these out right when we got them to see how they ride… my only qualm was the bushings. BUT I will tell you more about them in a minute. What I did was replace the bushings to get the desired lean that i personally like… The only reason I personally dont like them is because I am a tall dude and weigh like 215lbs. The bushings are actually of great quality! I ended up putting them in some paris trucks that i have on chopped voodoo original with a sicktail on it. (AWESOME SETUP BY THE WAY).
I am really pleased with the Charger II’s… and i think tons of other people will as well! I know Louis Pilloni digs them!
Oh WHAAA???? Halsey Apparel is in too! The first clothing company for longboarding! Sport your colors and let everyone know… “Its not wrong to be long.”
Out at the Downhill corral there was a Push race… and what is a push race if Robin “The Leg” McGuirk isnt racing in it? Naturally he took home the gold and you better believe we were stoked. But that was just the first bit of good news. SO as far as events went Daddies Team Riders took home that event! Thanks Brandon Dejariais’ mom for the pic!
Next We had some boarder cross! This is probably the coolest thing I have ever seen on a course. Robin boosted it but there was a collision that ended up taking him out too. It turned into a scramble for the finish line and Robin finished 3rd. I bet he would have had it if someone in front wouldnt have taken him out! Next time Robin!!! But third isnt bad at all So Robin ended up on two podiums, 1st in the push race and 3rd in boarder cross
Boarder cross podium shot!
Eating Sheisse as Zee Germans would say
Pioneering new slides
Royce from Bustin
Alex Tongue in front
I saw a little Pilloni in the mix
Ronald McDonald Colors.
Cliff “The Grandmaster” Coleman
Some shall fail, some shall succeed
Alex Tongue… always in the lead!
“Just scoping out the other side of this hay guys…”
CHEST COLEMANS ON LOCK!
Waitin round the bend, my downhilling friend.
Yup, who is the boss?
Competition? I didnt know there was one!
Ah, the look of victory!
DBS CREW KEEPIN IT more real than that dudes all white get up.
CONGRATS ALEX… You beasted!
Major props to everyone! Congrats Alex on your first open class first place! You deserve the best homie!
Oh National Go Skateboarding Day… you got the best of me… I got broke off… ended up getting my wrist x-rayed… no bueno. But ya know what is bueno? Hooking kids up and getting them stoked out of their minds! Here at daddies, we are pretty good at that! SOOOO once again… we delivered! Check the pics! Sorry there arent more or more interesting ones… like i said, i got broke off.