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SurplusSkate Product Review


SurplusSkate is a Disturbition for Mystery, F.S.C., & Theeve Trucks. We got a chance to check-out some of their hotest items for Spring 2016. Make sure you grab them at your local skate shop  www.surplusskate.com





Mystery dropped a 10 year anniversary board for Dan Murphy to welcome him back to Mystery . The graphic is an updated version of Murphy very first Mystery board 10 years ago when his dog Indy was just a puppy, this board now features an older looking Indy
Mystery welcomes Sierra Fellers with a board featuring his kitten, hopefully in 10 years to Mystery can reissue the board with an old wise cat http://www.mysteryskateboards.com/



F.S.C Boards:



F.S.C.  did a collaboration boards with themountain, it’s a badass t-shirt company (check out www.themountain.com ), there is also two matching tees with these boards which will be available soon.



Theeeve Trucks:



Tiax Raw:  is the first truck to be released with a titanium axle, since Theeve released it in 2007, they had other truck companies copy this truck and release their own titanium axle trucks. Theeve feels honoured that the bigger truck companies felt the need to copy them
Jake Duncombe Pro Csx trucks:  these trucks are your standard level trucks yet feature the added bonus of a hollow steel kingpin and bass as graphic supporting Jake Duncombe. http://www.theevetrucks.com/    – TZ































Agenda Fall 16′ Preview

It’s that time of year again, AGENDA in the LBC ( Long Beach, Cali. ).  We got a preview what’s going to be hot for Fall 16′ from some of your favorite skateboard brands.  Here is a example of what we think it’s going to be hot for Fall 16′:
Zoo York Skateboarding:
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 Zoo York has always made it a point to represent NYC with their graphics and their aesthetic. Ben Oleynik has led the brand well and the team is banging! Zoo has a nice mix on the team: from the established such as Kevin Taylor and Ron Deily to the up-and-comers like Black Dave, Gavin Nolan, and Kevin Tierney. They even gave Mr. Tierney a capsule collection to celebrate his “Train of Thought” video part, which pays tribute to classic Zoo York videos of the past. His skating and his artwork for the collection stand out. Congrats to Kevin. Also to Zoo for making some of the best boards out there. Made right in the Chapman compound on Long Island. Zoo is truly an all-american brand. Check them out at zooyork.com and give them a follow on the Insta: @zooyorkofficial
Treats Skateboard Wax:
I’ll straight out say it, there’s a lot of skate wax brands out there. That’s all there is to it. Many are good, but a ton have no imagination to their product. Brett and the boys have it going on! Treats is one of the most original brands in skateboarding. Period.  Pineapples, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies? Serious!?! My favorite was the giant jelly beans. Bang in! This brand is having a lot of fun ain’t that what skateboarding is all about? Kelvin Hoefler is getting a signature wax-and it’s inspired by treats in his homeland Brazil. I saw it and it looks soooo good! Just wait. The Treats oven is baking!!! Follow them on the Insta @treatsskateboardwax and when you start jonesin for the sweets- hit them up at treatsskateboardwax.bigcartel.com
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Converse’ foothold is unprecedented in skateboarding. From the Chucks to the Dr. Jay’s to the One Star, they been killing the game. The team is on point with riders like Kenny Anderson, Zered Bassett, and Louie Lopez among others. The shoes looked amazing but my favorite at the show is the Cons Metric CLS. Clean and looks real good for skating and for chilli’n. I need these! Give them a follow on the Insta @converse and on the web converse.com
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 Circa is still in the beginnings of a rebirth and doing quite well at that. The collection has a nice mix of skate and chill kicks for the skater that wants both. Soon to be released is the Gravette X Creature Skateboards collabo. The suede is a two-tone. As you skate more and wear thru the suede, a secondary colorway pops thru. Reminds me of back in the day when the sneaker color really didn’t matter- they were still gonna get spray painted! As it wore thru- the original colorway popped thru. Nice concept! Another collabo is the C1rca x LowCard Mag set- and there’s a coozie that goes with it. This brand knows how to pay homage. Adrian Lopez continues to be involved with the brand. His models have always been some of my all-time favorites. Check them on the web go to c1rca.com and the Insta is @c1rca
DC Shoes:
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DC continues to shine with their shoe designs and materials used. They not shy when it comes to experimenting! Their supersede technology continues to perform well and it looks good too. Check out the Felipe Gustavo Pro. Clean lines and smooth as fuck. I wanna rock these! Another model that caught my eye is the Evan Smith Pro. Very simple but clean design no bells and whistles here. Evan has that in his skating. The Smith def looks to be a very functional shoe. DC continues to push their limits. Nice work. dcshoes.com on the Insta: @dcshoes
Mighty Healthy:
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 Ray Mate’ has got that NYC steez showing in his Mighty Healthy label. Since 2004, MH has been making a statement. Clean lines, styles for miles, and innovative ideas? Sounds NY to me! How bout this? A cap with a griptape block on the front!? Bust out the paint pens and customize skaters!  The line has all their bases covered when it comes to coming correct when stepping out da crib. Congrats to Ray and the gang. It’s on! Check the line at mightyhealthynyc.com and the Insta @mightyhealthyny
Nixon Watches:
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Nixon has always been about class. Beautiful functional watches for the skater that likes to accessorizes. Their collections are always based on themes that skaters are down for. My favorites: The C-3PO and R-2D2 watches. Why? Come on – it’s Star Wars! Don’t really need to say much more- do I? The other was the James Hetfield watch. Yes, the lead singer of Metallica. Powerful like he is.  When they were on the come-up the band was known as a bunch of beer drinking skate rats. Yo! Sounds like me! Ha! Nixon killed it with these sets. Check nixon.com to see more amazing products and follow them on the Insta: @nixon_now
Baker Boys Distribution:
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 Jeff Lenoce showed me what’s good. Shake Junt in multiple colorways with the good grip. Can’t go wrong with boobies on the tape! Deathwish graphics on point. All hail Lizard King!!! The Baker logo boards in the candy colors set me off. But the best graphic here has to be Dustin Dollin’s D3 shoe graphic. WTF!?! If you don’t know about the history with this shoe-check it. Don’t get me started here. bakerboysdist.com and @bakerboysdist on the Insta. Get to it!
Element Skateboarding:
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Since 1992, Element has always been at the forefront of skateboarding. Wether it be in board design, graphics, clothing, working with kids thru Element Camp, or even thru sponsorship innovation has always been key. Many many pros have gone thru their doors and/or got their start here. The Brandon Westgate and Ray Barbee collections have dope pieces that can work in any situation: whether your going out with your girl or out in the streets with the homies. Element will always have what you need. Another highlight was their jacket/sleeping bag combo that can be separated by just a zipper. I need one of these! Peep the line at elementbrand.com and the Insta @elementbrand
Branch Distribution:
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After I was shown Element’s softgoods line, I was sent to check out the hardgoods over at the distributor booth Branch. Skate legend Donny Barley was gracious enough to show me what’s good over here. Just like the soft goods. Element’s board collection had me hyped! Donny showed me a line of pants that the brand is doing called “The Burley’s” Yes, Another reason to respect Element cause they down for the OG’s that came before. The chino’s were on point. PlanB continues to bring it with their ‘black ice’ board designs and incredible skate team. OG Jason Jessee’s Hard Luck bearing company was also well represented. Just saying: Scott Kane and Mike Maldonado ride for them.. That should say a lot! Branch also carries Mike Anderson’s Loud Headphones brand. They also carry Nick Trapasso’s LE skateboards brand. Only top quality brands under Branch Distribution’s umbrella.
web: branchdistribution.com                          Insta: @branchdistribution
          planbskateboards.com                                     @planbofficial
          loudheadphones.com                                      @loudheadphones
          hardluckmfg.com                                             @hardluckmfg
          leskateboards.com                                            @leskateboards
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Etnies “Built by Skateboarding” ethos is a testament to their commitment to skateboarding. Celebrating 30 yrs is no easy feat to attain and few companies can claim to be around that length of time. The Marana Bloodline Series gives the riders their own colorways to choose from. Both in a vulc and cupsole- these sneakers are banging! The STI Evolution Foam used in the shoes has 3 formulas: Comfortable as Fuck(Scout), Tough as Fuck(Highlite), and Go big as Fuck(Marana). This works well with me! Go to etnies.com and check out the whole line, and follow on the Insta @etniesskateboarding
Altamont Apparel:
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These boys have always made the dopest flannels. Altamont can’t be touched there. Their collabo with SubPop Records caught my eye big time!  Always with the style- Altamont continues to shine with the button downs, tees, and denim. Peep the goods at altamontapparel.com and def follow them on the Insta: @altamont
Pizzanista pizza boxes with the banging graphics. The brand is run by legendary skater Salman Agah. My favorite was the My Rules cover the photo of Ian MacKaye shot by Glen E. Freidman. I have the book. Amazing read. Get it! Salman’s pizza is off the hook. Try them.  On the web pizzanista.com and on the Insta @pizzanista
Primitive Skate:
The Frank Frazetta series over at Primitive Skateboards. All are wall bangers in my book. Gorgeous artwork by one of my all time favorites. Primitive knows how to do this! Check it out for yourself  primitiveskate.com and on Insta @primitiveskate
Scumco and Sons:
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Scumco and Sons is a small brand outta Pittsburgh, PA doing big things. Crazy good artwork. My bravo’s pro model Kyle Nicholson’s pro model jumped out at me. Dope gear with that Steel City mentality. Hyped. Go to the web and check them out scumcoandsons.com Def follow them on the Insta @scumcosons
Hobie Polarized:
Hobie Polarized has a brand new Hydro lenses and retainer clips for hands free fun! the Hydro Collection features the latest, most innovative product from Hobie Polarized. The Hydro Collection features advanced Hydro Infinity polarized lens technology, including easy to clean dual-sided coatings that repel water, sweat and sunscreen from building up. Additional features include a proprietary anti-fog gasket that prevents fogging by keeping the face constantly cool, and a fully adjustable and removable integrated retainer system, keeping you connected to your Hobie’s and hands free at all times. Retail is $99.  Go to the web and check them out  www.hobiepolarized.com  Def follow them on the Insta @hobbiepolarized  – HA

Holiday 15′ Product Review ( Christmas )


Tis the season, it’s that time a year again where we spend a lot of money on people and hoping to get some goodies in return. One good thing about the holidays is that we get to eat some good food, have a reason to drink some egg nog and wear those awful xmas sweaters.  We got a chance to check out some new products that are offer this holiday, that you might want to make some changes on the xmas list.


Lakai Footwear:




The Griffin XLK & Owen has a new color way for this holiday its the Black on Black. Let me tell you these are some fresh ass shoes for the holiday. If you wondering if they are good to shred in, YES!!!!   You just don’t want to be the one that sleeps on them.  http://lakai.com/footwear/all-styles/griffin-xlk/


Goon’s & Galaxies:


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Good Vibes Deck

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Goon’s mission is to offer quality clothing and other items to push the boundaries of skateboarding and EDM culture. By doing that they released some socks that are comfy, soft,  and warm /  thick for cold weather, Tees that are indestructible and ink doesn’t fade or crack ( that’s a plus ), hoodies that are comfortable and lightweight, and boards that are pressed and cut manufactured right here in America ( no outsourcing overseas ) 100% maple 7ply.  http://goonsandgalaxies.com/index.php/shop/


Knowgood Hardware:




Innovation no matter how large or small can have a profound impact. Knowgood Hardware has put their two cents into the design game. All hardware is designed to sit flush on your deck but Knowgood has machined the heads to sit better on your board to minimize pressure cracks from over tightening. These Canadians ain’t playing! If you doubt this-just remember where the best wood for your board comes from.  knowgoodhardware.com


Treats Skateboard Wax:


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Treats is dominating the wax world by thinking out of the box.  For this holiday, they turned our favorite thing to eat “Ginger Bread Man” into wax. If you see a Gingerbread Man in your stocking think before you decided to take a bite out of it.  http://treatsskateboardwax.bigcartel.com/products


Slapweh Skate Co.:




Slapweh is coming right out of Aussie, they are exploring ideas and pushing boundaries in the skateboard community by skateboarding apparel and product designs.  Their boards are manufactured in Melbourne with the finest Canadian maple and their apparel and skateboard furniture is designed and manufactured by their team in Sydney.  Slapweh is aiming to supply Australian skate shops with their products, taking the brand internationally, and opening a shop of their own and putting on competitions and events.  http://www.slapwehskateco.com.au/#!shop/c1uww


Filament Brand:



Filament is brand that is taking things that they love “SKATEBOARDING, ART AND MUSIC” and putting it into “CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS”. They built a solid team “Ben Nordberg, Kevin Romar, Jake Ruiz, & Billy Marks” that will be inspired by the freedom of self-expression with their boards, art, or music.  Filament is a shoe brand that is on the rise and will change the way we think what a skate shoe should be.  http://www.filamentbrand.com/pages/lookbook




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I know people are going to argue with me about what I’m going to say. Spitfire’s is the best wheels out there. The formula four wheels is some of the best urethane, especially in the new Spitfire Radial Slim’s. http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/


Roller Horror:


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Mike York is the creator & master mind behind Roller Horror. York made a brand that is dedicated to the fun movement in skateboard. This is a brand will have fun shaped boards by using the best wood and concave in skateboarding. Now, go get infected with the Fun movement! http://www.rollerhorror.com/products  TZ & Berto



Holiday 15′ Product Review ( Black Friday )


It’s that time of year again, People traveling home, ton of eating, exchanging gifts with family, and spending alot of money that you will regret after the holidays are over with. This is part one of two of the Holiday 15′ Product Review, we are letting you know what is hot for Black Friday.


Skate Balm:


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Skate Balm is a waxstick that’s easy to put in your pocket instead of carrying a big thing of wax with you to a skate spot. What’s great about Skate Balm is that your ledges, rails, or whatever you wax will smell good for a while.  This is a good stocking stuffer just make sure they aren’t hanging over a fireplace.  http://www.skatebalm.com/shop2.html



RatKing Skateboards:





Our good homie Gabe Clement, started a brand called “RatKings” just for fun & giggles. After few years, SuprisesSkate hit Gabe up about doing a bropro boards with him. They are a 8.5″ 32.25″ 14 WB and we got our hands on one, they are worth it. Give RatKings a follow: https://www.instagram.com/ratkingskateboards/



Victory Tailgate:





We get random companies hit us about doing a product review on their awesome skateboard products. This company, hit us up bout doing a review on their “Skateboard Themed Cornhole”. Its good to have one these while your waiting on the holiday food getting done or you can make it into a drinking game.  https://www.victorytailgate.com/cp-10641-Skateboard+Themed+Cornhole+Game+Set.html



 id Skateboarding:


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id Skateboarding is international brand that is making a name in the Industry. They have a heavy international team: “Marco Tucci, Luca Crestani, Guido Zanotto, and much more…   id Skateboarding invented the only wearable skateboard tool in the world . It is extremely convenient because they patented it as a necklace or keychain and they also, dropped some ABEC 11 that will make you skate faster.  http://www.idskateboarding.com/



Donk Watches:




We joined up with one of the best wooden watches in the indusry. To give you guys a special offer, 25% off on your first order by typing in this code “trueskate25”  when your about to check-out. http://www.donkwood.com/#!shop/c1i41


Loud Headphones:





If your looking for some good airbuds or Bluetooth Headphones for your travels or tune out your family during the holidays. Loud Headphones are the best ones out there. I got a chance to try out the Bluetooth Headphones on my trip to Tampa Am, I felt like a balla.  Every Loud Headphone bought, they will donate a $1 to cochlear implant foundation Let Them Hear (LTH).  http://loudheadphones.com/collections/headphones



Remind Insoles:


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Remind Insoles is a self-forming performance orthics for your skate shoes. There is alot of benefits for using Remind Insoles “helps reduce pain, Bio-mechanically engineered the proper joint alignment, and much more. I will have to say they are better than Dr. Soles, give them a try and see for yourself.  http://www.remindinsoles.com/collections/all



Skate Kreations:




Skate Kreations makes jewelry / accessories out of recycle skateboards and they are designed by a skateboarder. These are  good gifts for the holidays or you  can use them for wedding rings.  Check out the look-book with Amber Rayn you’ll mouth will drop.   http://skatekreations.com/collections/all



Level Up Distribution:




Ronnie Creager started up a distribution called “Level Up”, under this umbrella there is: Highschool Dropout, Ecetera Project, & The Works.  Highschool Dropout is own by Ronnie Creager and they have some fun graphics on the boards, Ecetera Project does insoles that are 100% designed for skateboarding, has ankle brace and much more products, and The Works is a new wax company with some designs.  http://highschooldropoutbrand.com/collections/all   http://etceteraproject.com/  http://theworksbrand.myshopify.com/



Vibrant Eye Clothing:




We joined up with Vibrant Eye Clothing this holiday to give you guys a special discount 10% off your order when you enter in this code “truesk8mag”  http://vibranteyeclothing.com/shop/



Skate Sauce:


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Skate Sauce is a skater owned business that makes some of the best wax in the industry. This holiday the Sauce dropped a skate bag that can hold your complete and a little stash pocket for your wax during the cold wet winters. Yes, its waterproof!!!  Make sure you grab a sheet of Skate Sauce custom grip for your stocking too.  http://store.skatesauce.com/





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HUF dropped  a very clean line this Holiday 15′ , something you want make sure you put on your wish list.  You must get the Dylan Rieder slip-ons,  a very clean Galaxy / Toffee shoe, they even have something foryour  pup this holiday and much more that will blow your mind.  http://store.hufworldwide.com/ 







olloclip just released their brand new, special edition, Rose Gold 4-in-1 lens couple of weeks ago (to match the latest colorway of the new iPhone 6s). This is a must have if you love taking photos or filming with your iPhone. https://www.olloclip.com/shop/lenses/iphone6-4-in-1/rose-gold-white-clip/ – TZ