Best Friend Skateboards Review

 

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Maybe you have heard of Best Friend Skateboards, but if not, you need to check them out. They stand behind their product 100%, so I didn’t hold back while testing out the deck they sent over for review. They use Clutch Distribution to supply their decks. The concave is if perfect, not too steep, but not to mellow. These decks are light and have great pop.  The graphic of the deck I tested (Shadow Box deck), being “Best Friend Skateboards”, is a dog stencil, which I really liked; simple graphic, but an amazing deck.

They make both decks and apparel, which can be compared to American Apparel and other top apparel companies. Not only are their decks solid, but their team is as well. If you’re looking for a new company to try out, make sure to try a Best Friend Skateboard !

For more on Best Friend Skateboards, check out http://bestfriendskate.com/us/ or like them on Facebook !

Summer 2013 Product Review

 

A lot of companies dropped a lot of new products ( hardgoods, softgoods, & shoes ) for the summer. So we got a chance to review some of the new summer products that hit your local shop. Now go hit your local skate shop to grab the fresh gear that these & other companies have dropped. You know you want to be be the cool dude on the streets.

 

 

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Extreme Pie is a shop in Europe that sells nothing but the best products that the Industry has to give to us. For example these classic Converse Chuck Taylors that you can rock in the club or go shred the streets in class. You cann’t go wrong with Chuck Taylors now! EP got in some fresh treads from Independent and they are pretty fresh. I look at it like this with a pair of chucks and fresh Independent thread you won’t have a problem bringing a one night stand home

 

 

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Wub Wheels is a new upcoming wheel company that is putting itself on the map. They been dropping clean wheels and fresh threads every season. This summer they are bringing you Roll Patrol Crusiers. They are good for those cruising around your city, strolling on the beach looking at them ladies, or you can just shred them at your favorite skatespot. Im using mine on the streets of Cali.

 

 

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Yes its summertime, we will be traveling, hitting the beach and whatever else we like to do over the summer. This product is good for those that live on their smart phones 24/7. Mophie is a battery juice case for your smart phones and it gives you more time to see who de friend you on facebook. They hit the industry pretty strong and built a solid skateboard team to help promote Mophie. So, they dropped this juice pack pro for the ones that like to take their smart phones to the extreme ( well drunk nights and taking photos at the beach ). What this juice pack pro offers than any other case is “Viberation & Shock, Splash & Rain, Sand & Dust, Impact Drops, up to 150% extra battery and its military proof. Yes, the military gives you the stamp of approval.

 

 

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Blue Tomato is another shop in Europe that carries everything that you can think of and they built a good solid skateboard team. This summer, they have dropped some new products like new line of BT boards, BT 52mm & 54mm wheels, and bunch of new BT apparel for you to rock on the streets.

 

 

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Sometimes you got to be open minded to try out new things and give it a chance. I rode on Gullwing Street Shadows in the 90’s, then I switched it up to Venture and now I’m trying out Tork Trucks. I will say, I’m pretty stoke on them all ready. One of the things that sold me on them is a base plate that hold your freak’n bolts in place. Yes, no more loosing your bolts while shredding a spot. I will say when you buy Tork at your local skate shop, you will be pretty stoke on them.

 

 

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Split clothing is by far the best clothing brand I have had the pleasure of wearing. Each design is a fresh new look with a light, soft, and breathable material that makes skating in the heat and other climates so much easier. No problems with the tees clinging to back you while you’ve been trying to skate a spot and are drenched with sweat. The materials are washer and dryer friendly, no shrinking after the first wash. Split isn’t like other brands where you wash them they come out looking like a barbie doll outfit. Long lasting materials and designs that are dope for any occassion. Keep an eye out Split Clothing has a lot of great things coming.

 

 

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I saved the best for last, POW!! Skateboard is a new upcoming company out of NYC. They reminded me alot of SHUT Skateboard. POW!!! x EthicNY joined up together and dropped a sick ass collabo. A little history, the owner of POW!! is from Florida and that is why there is Palm trees in the graphics. If you do see palm trees in the city, They might have been imported from Florida. – T.Zam

 

 

 

 

DAKINE Product Review

 

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I have used alot bags for traveling. I even used a trash bag for my clothes and etc cause a cat pissed on my bag. I have moved up these days by using Dakine bags that are essential to your everyday or even special occassion uses. For the student in need of space for a laptop, and some books, clean and managable space for traveling or us skateboarders that need to carry some extra product on a trip it does the job. For a light-weight bag with many different styles for every individual Dakine backpacks are a great pick. – W. Gabourel

 

 

Cam Caddie Review

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The Cam Caddie Scorpion is a must have for all skateboarders that are interested in filming. They sent out their Cam Caddie Starter Kit, which includes; the Scorpion EX handle (includes mount for the Scorpion EX cheese plate/tripod mount), one accessory shoe, one accessory wing, one 1/4-20 flashner and one mounting knob. The scorpion is designed to give stabilization and the same feel as the Sony VX camera to other cameras. The great thing about the Cam Caddie Scorpion is that you are not limited to using just one type of camera. GoPro, DSLR’s, camcorders, and even iPhones can be used with this filming tool.

While there are a lot of cheap knock off brands that resemble the Cam Caddie, they do not have the same quality or versatility that the Cam Caddie Scorpion offers. The  Cam Caddie scorpion has so many different ways it can be used. Check out some of these photos for various Cam Caddie set ups:

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We tested the scorpion using a DSLR and GoPro. The handle allows you to comfortably film, easily get any angle you need, and it provides amazing stability to the footage. To see a few of the clips that we filmed using the Cam Caddie Scorpion, click hereCam Caddie provides everything from the basics needed to film skateboarding, to professional level gear. I strongly recommend checking them out.

For more on this product, visit www.CamCaddie.com or check them out on Facebook.

 

 

Daewon Review on Daewon 13

 

 

Brick Harbor got up with Daewon to talk about his new shoe “Daemon 13”. Hit your local shop to grab a pair

 

 

Venndk8 Clothing Review

 

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Venndk8 Clothing is a clothing company from Florida that embraces the action sports lifestyle. The company started up in 2010 and has been growing ever since. They hope to grow their business by adding new members to their team and expanding the product they carry. Currently Venndk8 makes clothing, skate and longboard decks, and hopes to eventually carry grip tape, trucks, and wheels, as well as expanding the ladies line of clothing. The shirts are light and flexible,  perfect for skating, as well as have simple designs.

Jonah Bissell came through with a quick clip wearing the “Philly Tee”, check it out HERE.

For more on Venndk8 Clothing, check out www.Venndk8.com

Also check them out on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matix Product Review

 

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Have you ever bought clothes from Gap, Old Navy, and any other clothes store in the mall. Don’t they fit or the style is whack cause that is how they feel and look to me. When I buy a pair of Old Navy jeans they fit weird but for a example: Matix just dropped their spring 2013 line ( Gripper Twill shorts, Lomax Button up, Helloha Tee, and a High ‘ N Dry Snapback ) and let me tell you they fit perfect and look very clean. My opinion  is that skateboard brands get us but non skateboards brands don’t. Its just funny how the fashion world tries to copy our swag. I mean we set the trend in the fashion world eyes.  The next time your out and about watch what the fashion world puts out cause you will get a little laugh out of it. – t.zam

 

 

 

 

Lame Brotherhood Clothing Review

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Lame Brotherhood Clothing is a skater owned and operated company from Cleveland, Ohio. The owner, being an African American skateboarder during the late 90’s and early 2000’s, was called every name in the book by people in his neighborhood, and “Lame” happened to be one of them. The “Brotherhood” is a group of the owner’s close friends whom are like brothers to him. Their logo, called the Hallu, which is short for hallucination, represents creativity and nurturing your dreams into reality.

Lame Brotherhood Clothing sent some product for our review. The product is top quality, comfortable, and has great designs. The crewneck sweatshirt is perfect for Fall and Spring skating while the tee shirt is very light and easy to move in, which is great for those hot summer days. Since they are a skater owned company, they know what skateboarders look for within their clothing, and LB nailed it.

They’re looking forward to putting out a full length video featuring their team riders. The team has some heavy hitters including Amani Newring, Justin Laganson, Isaiah Johnson, and Mike Freiberg. They plan on dropping the video during the Fall 2013.

Check out some of their footage:

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For more on Lame Brotherhood Clothing, visit Halluworld or Facebook.com/LameBrotherhood

EDS Apparel Review

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EDS Apparel, also known as Enlightened Design Syndicate, is an up and coming clothing company out of Vermont. They are all about supporting individuals to follow their dreams. Having skated in their Bonsai Tree tee shirt several times, I can say that EDS takes pride in their product. This tee is a very comfortable, long lasting material with a unique design. Since they are an up and coming company, they look forward to putting together a solid skate team to go with their solid product. If you’re looking for hats, tees, or hoodies, EDS Apparel has you covered!

Check out their website at www.EDSApparel.com

HUF Product Review

 

 

 

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Joey Pepper is one of the most underrated skateboarder. He is known as the “Beast of the East” by his powerful skateboarding on the streets. Joey has rode for some of the best companies out-there ( Element, Aesthetics, Elwood, and Zoo York ).  He has had a great year so far  riding for Expedition, Bones Swiss Bearings, Imperial Motion, and dropping the most recent video part being “REMIX” part from Expedition.  Only thing that has been missing in Joey’s skateboard life is someone giving him his own shoe. Spring 2013, HUF Footwear answered Joey’s dream by giving him his first pro shoe “The Pepper Pro”. Grads Joey cause you deserve it! – T.Zam