I’ve got a few different skateboards, but have been after a longboard for ages; they’re super cool and I love the idea of cruising around on one. Unfortunately, by definition they’re pretty big and are priced accordingly. However, after years of looking longingly at them in skate shops all around, I have finally taken the plunge and bought one. My carefully chosen board is the Oxelo Bauhaus Bamboo Longboard. Read this review to see why I decided to…

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  The Flymount is the latest addition to my growing collection of GoPro mounting solutions. This is the best mount I’ve seen for attaching your GoPro (or other action camera) to cylindrical objects (that’s the posh word for tubes!). This weekend I decided to put my new Flymount through its paces with my friend and his Yamaha Grizzly Quad Bike. Originally designed almost 10 years ago for use as a mast or boom mount for windsurfers, the Flymount has evolved…

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  This is what the roof lining of my VW T4 looked like almost two years ago when I bought the van: dull, standard, generic, grey and all round generally lame…   This is what it looks like now:   Sticker Art AKA Stickerbombing I’ll admit stickerbombing is a bit marmite and I can see why, done well it looks awesome but done poorly it does look a bit rubbish. Personally I much prefer it on the interior than the…

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  I’ve just got a new skateboard in the form of the Globe Bantam ST. This is the latest plastic skateboard from Globe and it’s a bit smaller and lighter than the last Bantam. I’m guessing the ST stands for swallow tail, which is an awesome feature of the board, it gives a little nod to surfing and just looks plain sweet. As I said, this board is a bit smaller than their last one, it’s only 23 inches long…

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  When I spotted Sublow on twitter I knew they were a brand I could connect with. Sublow was founded by Rich and Didi, who both met at Falmouth Uni and after finishing have stuck around to enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer. They share a love of music, skating and free-living which is represented in their stylish designs. There are three big things I like the most about Sublow: Number One The design and styling of Sublow clothing…

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  There is something horribly inside all of us that makes us love watching other people falling off things. If you doubt me, just check out the hit numbers on some of those fail videos on youtube. I’m especially guilty of this and have taken to youtube to find my favourite skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding and parkour bail compilation videos. Ouch! Skate Surf Snow Parkour

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  Just like a cheesecake, the best part of a skateboard is the underside. I love skate deck art, it’s just a massive shame you hardly ever get to see it. After you’ve bought the deck, when do you really get a good look at it? To add insult to injury the artwork then gets scuffed, scratched and eventually is no more. I’ve managed to find some socks that solve this problem, they are made by Stance Socks and I…

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  Every skater, everywhere would like a new skateboard deck. They might use it to replace a beat up deck or to build a new custom board. I recently got a new deck by Fabric Skateboards and I love it. It’s a great 7.9″ board made from 7-Ply Canadian Maple (using resin glue to make it uber strong), with awesome graphics and a cool cut in logo on the grip tape. Before I fitted some trucks and started scuffing it…

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  Buying Skateboard Bearings for a skater is like buying boardwax for a surfer – they’re the perfect stocking filler. So whats a bearing? Well basically in the middle of all skate wheels is a cutout which has the job of housing and protecting two sets of ball bearings. The purpose of these bearings is to stop friction between the axle and the inside of the each wheel as you skate around and these spin. You need this because the…

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  They say that the wheel is man’s greatest invention, this has got to include Skateboard wheels. Skateboard wheels come in pretty much one shape (duh! They’re wheels, they’ve gotta be round!) but in many different sizes and hardnesses. Size is what’s called diameter, which means how tall the wheel is and is measured in millimeters (mm) for skating wheels. The other information you need to be thinking about is hardness. Most wheels use the a-scale. It doesn’t really matter…

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