West Coastin’ 1rst Report

Daddies Board Shop & Longboard Girls Crew presents:
West Coastin’
The Journey to the first Maryhill She-ride.


1rst Rider Report by Marisa Nuñez

It all started in Santa Monica, California, where the 5 of us girls, Pam Diaz, Ishtar Backlund, Amanda Powell, Daisy Johannes, and myself, Marisa Nunez, were gathered together for a 2 week “vacation” from the IGSA races. We would get together to skate and hang out everyday.


Amanda was nice enough to have us stay at her rad apartment and show us around her streets. We went out filming in Laguna one day with the Yuppie family and the Abec 11 crew. It was such a blessing to see all the Yuppies together shredding hard and giving their all for the camera. The girls and I might have our own little part in their video too, which we´re extra stoked about!

The idea of a documented skate trip to the She-ride came about quite spontaneously and we got to work right away. We went out for a film session on Venice Beach and got everything we needed for our trailer. Pam knew exactly what she wanted, and directed us in front of the camera like a boss-woman. It was inspirationally rad. We skated all day and watched the sunset on Venice as we discussed plans for our trip. The next day, Amanda and I had to go to a shoot in Hollywood for a commercial that we are skating in. We´re really stoked on this because we´ll be able to get our style of skating and our sponsor´s products on national television. Hooray for Longboard Girls Crew´s Youtube videos inspiring Hollywood for commercial media! This is epic.

In the meantime, Ishtar, Daisy and Pam were hard at work at the local coffee shop getting all the emails out to potential sponsors for our trip.These girls are some serious go-getters, they could rule the world if they wanted to… seriously. That night, Pam stayed up until 4 in the morning putting together the sponsorship package presentation, and the following night, she stayed up until 7 in the morning putting together the trailer video. In only a couple of days we were able to put together a sponsorship package presentation, filmed and edited a trailer video, and got in touch with everyone that we needed to.

Goes to show, that will power and wanting something bad enough could bring you anything you work on.

The countdown is at T-minus 2 days until we get the show on the road, destination: Maryhill She-ride. We are 5 girls and will be traveling, skating, filming and editing these videos all ourselves.

Stay tuned and get ready ladies, we´ll see you there!

Pictures: Pam Díaz

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

This is what we are up to!

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

Robin McGuirk

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


Zach Boston

Zach Boston… I was screwing around with my flashes for fun lol

Zach Boston


Zach Boston

Zach Boston


Push Culture News – Doing news RIGHT!

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!

Howdy there,

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!

DBS Crew

Mini Cruiser Love

Whoa bros… sorry for neglecting the updates the past few days.

But we’ve got some treats for you.  First off here is a link to a Landyachtz Loco update video sent to me by the wonderful Katie Neilson! http://www.vimeo.com/29984700 Those LY cats are a whacky bunch.  And they drink beer… thats my kinda crew.  Looks like they are California Bound!  Breakdown predictions anyone?  lol

Heres some photos I got before the rain came of my buddy ripping around on a little Zip Zinger.  The other deck is the board I made a while back with some Abec 11 Retro Bertz on it!  Those things are siiiiiick.

Robert Parrish – Cruiser Wallrides

Robert Parrish – Cruiser Ollie into bank

Robert Parrish – Boneless into bank

Robert Parrish – Peepin Robert Parrish

A session with Alex Tongue

So Alex Tongue grew up in Happy Valley, aka… the gnarly hill area of Portland… I pretty much blew it at all the spots he took me to.  Granted I really am better at photos than I am at crazy skinny steep pathways that are all crazy types of concrete or concrete that switches halfway down.  But Alex being Alex, he had no problem tearing these little spots up.  Check out the pics!
Stalefish slide

Stalefish slide


Toeside one hand

over the hill

heading back

shortcuts rock

A dirty little stand up

Photo website is up!!!

Hey everyone!

I got a photo website up for everyone to check out!  I take a LOT of photos so who knows, maybe you will pop up there!!!

 Check it out guys! http://www.spencermorganphoto.com

There are some familiar faces in the homepage! 

And multiple galleries to check out!

Cathlamet Downhill Corral!

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

Alex Tongue

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…”


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!

The Rocky Bomber

 Okay So I have been wanting to go out with Robin and get some pics of the New Rocky Bomber because its awesome but he has been too busy slaying races and whatnot so I just decided to do something cool for it all by my lonesome.  SO I went to this steep lil bank that I street skate here and there that is by my house and thought I would just slide across it!  Cool thing is, I got my back trucks up to that lil curb up there a few times and did like a little pseudo-smith grind/slide… but I have no idea how I would land it without being able to pop out.  Oh well, I am stoked on how it turned out!

I like how you can see those little rocks flying up in the original shot.  Just up and to the right of my back truck (Im goofy). 
Oh yeah… damn right im reppin Michael Jordan.  This jersey was like $300 bucks, but screw it, Ive already ruined it and besides… it was a gift, and the least hot thing in my closet… its been toasty lately here in the Pacific Northwest!
Peep the higher quality shot!