Freshly Paved… Fresh and Paving the way!

This level of shredding is pretty awesome. I feel like these dudes got their huge slides on lock very early and then decided to do stuff they hadn’t seen anyone do before. I am sure they are influenced by some bigger names out there but I feel like these guys are pretty original. Speaking of original I am pretty sure I saw the same original longboards prototypes in this video that I saw out at maryhill. And by prototypes I mean boards that will be coming out later this year or next year. Everything looked pretty solid! It really seems as if original is stepping their game up to stay current in the world of downhill and freeride, plus they got some shredders on board to back it up!

Pam Diaz [GRNTM]

Pam Diaz – Making the come up.

Word on the street is that DBS Ambassador team rider, Pam Diaz, who we absolutely love, is now officially on Abec 11’s [GRNTM] or… “Green Team” if you aren’t in the know. I know it is easily confused with the ever so often used “Great Rustic Northern Table Moose,” but in Abec 11′s case it just stands for Green Team. We don’t know all the details yet but we will sure keep you posted so keep on coming back for more news! This year is treating Pam so well and we couldn’t be more proud of her! Well we spilled the beans, lets see what Abec 11 has in store for her!!! Mwuaaahahahahaha!

Vicious and Rayne are on their way here!

Rayne and Vicious will be swinging by the shop on Sunday June 10th to hang out and do a product knowledge session. We don’t know who all is coming down but we do know that they are a gnarly bunch of skaters! Those Canadians are keeping it mysterious on us! If we have any luck they will bring some maple syrup down too!

Come on by and ask them any questions you have about their product. While you are here we will have free food, shwag giveaways, the shop will be open (crazy right?! on a SUNDAY?!?!) and it will be an all around good time. Swing on by if you know whats good for you!!!! haha

The DBS/Landyachtz Mavet!

The Mavet in all it’s glory!

After months of grueling work the Mavet has finally arrived! It is the love-child of Daddies Board Shop and Landyachtz. We have been really wanting to dabble in the versatility of the switchblade cause we love the shape! The Mavet has the awesome pockets and shape that the switchblade normally comes with but it has the added grip of a topmount! It is also pretty cool because there are no other topmounted switchblades out there!

For the Mavet we wanted to go with the 36 incher because it was a newer size but also because it is really versatile. Boards are getting smaller and smaller as riders progress so the 36 just made sense. It is small enough to be a fun and nimble little city smasher but can also hold it’s own freeriding and doing downhill. And there is just enough space on the nose and tail to help you get off curbs and such! We think that the Mavet is the bees-knees!

The Mavet, just out in the wild… creeping while you’re sleeping.

The Mavet is part of a super limited run! We only made 100 so get them while they last! Hopefully this inspires Landyachtz to make more topmount switchblades because we have already found out how freaking fun this board is!!! To everyone who gets a hand on one of these guys… we hope you have as much fun on it as we do!

New Team Ambassador – Marcus Dalton

Marcus Dalton - Switch Heelslide Check

We here at Daddies Board Shop have acquired a new shredder. He is a young fellow from  here in the Pacific Northwest, Marcus Dalton! He has a super unique style, especially to this area, very flowy and relaxed… we like that!

Marcus Dalton - Toeside around a corner at switchbacks.

Marcus was rocking a fun a little setup. He is on a sector 9 downhill division “Lacey.” He was riding a short wheelbase on it and I saw him doing manuals and mini ollie’s all day on it. He has 50 degree caliber baseplates with randal hangers and 78a center set sector 9 race formula wheels. 

Marcus was toeside checking mad driveways!

Hands down the best part about skating with Marcus was that he was totally down to adventure and go hit up crazy random spots. I love that. I grew up street skating so I was always on a quest with my friends to find new spots. Most of the time when I shoot longboarding we hit up a hill and pretty much stay there the entire time. Marcus was all about exploring and finding new spots, regardless of how good the pavement was. I want to see more of this in longboarding for sure. There are too many photo shoots and video shoots in super fancy rich neighborhoods. I feel like places like that are good for practicing and learning. It is kind of like how skateparks work, good for learning tricks and dialing them in… but you wouldn’t really film a video part there. Street just looks way more interesting and creative! It works the same with longboarding, the weird alleyways and jenky spots look way sicker!

Marcus Dalton - heelside through the cars!

Fatty crack before the driveway aint no thang!

This spot was pretty funny. We had finished up skating a different spot and we went searching for something new. There was a huge group of people walking down here in a tour or something so we thought we would give it a look-see. After shredding for about 5 minutes we got stopped by a lady who 1.) wanted to know what we were doing and 2.) asked us not to publicize the spot. I just told her we wouldn’t mention any street names… but truthfully… what skaters look at street names when they are out skating? I would have no idea how to get back here!

Marcus Crossing! I told you we went adventuring...

So there you have it folks, Marcus is a new dude that you will be seeing more and more of. We are super stoked that he is part of the team and we can’t wait to work with him more and more!

For a ton more photos click here! 

Thiago Duarte is a BEAST!

If you haven’t seen our new ambassador team riders page yet I highly suggest that you go give it a look see. This is why, we have guys all of the world who straight up shred. Thiago Duarte is a new addition to the team and he hails from Brazil! He is Currently sponsored by us and Riptide bushings but has one gnarly setup too! Aera trucks carry him safely and smoothly down the hills he rips up. If you haven’t gotten yourself on a set of Aera trucks then you are missing out. You probably aren’t missing out on $400 bucks or so but still, some things in this life, like Aera’s, are just more important! YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE! Treat yourself here and there! haha.

Thiago holds his lines strong with some ultra grippy Orangatang’s! Looks like he is either on 80a 4 Presidents or In Heats for the most of the time throughout this video. When he is freeriding more he is definitely rocking some Baluts!  If I didn’t know any better I would think Orangatang is hooking him up too! Who knows… maybe they are, or maybe they should be! wink wink haha.

Looks like he has that Fibretec under his feet as well. Thiago must be a baller cause he has some seriously nice gear. But nice gear doesn’t mean jack if you don’t shred it and that is one thing that Thiago knows how to do! We are super impressed with this video and we know you guys will like it too!

Daddies Ambassadors out for a nice Sunday Shred Sesh.

Zach Boston getting sideways in the boonies! Rich people boonies.

On sunday I went out with some of our new Daddies Ambassadors. They took me to a few spots I had never been to and it was actually pretty sick. Pretty gnarly though. The hills we hit up were steep, fast, and buttery smooth.

Eric Hoang on "These" Wheels

Richard Topete - Sliding away

Richard Topete - Toeside steez.

Richard and I wore the same jeans that day. It was pretty cool haha

Richard was killing it! Showed up a little late and just came in on fire.

Zach Boston - Coleman FTW

Zach's board ran away from him... luckily it was a rayne and took the bad curb blast very well!

Eric getting wild with an Indy/tuck knee slide

Richard Topete Toeside into the woods

Mid way through we had a dork around session

SO Zach Ollied off this little ledge on his Rayne Vandal into a hill bomb

Zach heel side at the Troutdale Steeps

Richard getting his Toeside on

Then there was a kitty session with one of the nicest kitties ever.

The kitty liked my photo bag

The Kitty ended up liking Zach Boston too!

Richard and Eric with Dueling Standups

Richard and Zach with Dueling Toesides

For a TON more shots check here!!!

Everyones setups were as follows!

Zach Boston: Rayne Vandal, Caliber Trucks, Orangatang Balut wheels

Eric Hoang: Rayne Killswitch, Caliber Trucks, These Prototype wheels

Richard Topete: Rayne Avenger, Caliber Trucks, Abec 11 Freerides