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!
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!
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
Here is our little shredder crew out on the other side of the states reaping hard! These dudes are straight up killing it. If you don’t watch this you are missing out!
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 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!
Peep this video of some of our ambassadors getting their Jimmy Jam on!
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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Check it out Y’all… its a fun little run down on the Bustin Boombox!
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.
Richard and I wore the same jeans that day. It was pretty cool haha
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