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AIRFLOW
Skateboards
Hermetschloostrasse 70
8048 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Phone : ++ 41 1 430 57 07
Fax : ++ 41 1 430 57 08
chris@airflow-skateboards.com
www.airflow-skateboards.com

Airflow is a company owned by RACE LINE FREERIDE LINE


Chris Hart, who is developing and 71 85 95 69 81 93
producing skateboards since 1986.
Chris has also founded the Airflow USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
Team, which is participating in freeride, carving, tight slalom, freeride, carving, sk8-Cross freeride, carving, downhill freeride, carving, cruising, freeride, carving, cruising, freeride, carving, cruising,
skyhooks skyhooks skyhooks, sk8-Cross
Skateboard races all over the world.
The race experiences from his team LENGTH ( cm ) : 71 LENGTH ( cm ) : 85 LENGTH ( cm ) : 95 LENGTH ( cm ) : 69 LENGTH ( cm ) : 81 LENGTH ( cm ) : 93
and himself is the driving force WIDTH ( cm ) : 17.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 17 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19.5
behind his work. WB ( cm ) : 58.5 WB ( cm ) : 69 WB ( cm ) : 77.5 WB ( cm ) : 58 WB ( cm ) : 64.5 WB ( cm ) : 78.5
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): –
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
flex-camber flex-camber flex-camber flex-camber flex-camber flex-camber
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass

RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
€ 101 ( deck only ) € 107 ( deck only ) € 118 ( deck only ) € 88 ( deck only ) € 107 ( deck only ) € 114 ( deck only )
Other design/color available. Other design/color available. Other design/color available. Other design/color available. Other design/color available. Other design/color available.

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XL

ARBOR
Snowboards & Skateboards
102 Washington Blvd.
Venice, CA 90292
USA
Phone : 1 ( 310) 577.1120
www.arborsports.com

PRO MODEL LINE Arbor’s long-standing assertion is that MINI SERIES


MARTIN SIEGRIST FOXY, RAMON JANI SÖDERHÄLL/ C81 FOAMCORE
solutions to many of today’s most POCKET ROCKET BOGART
SPEEDMODEL KÖNIGSHAUSEN JANI SÖDERHÄLL-XL difficult design challenges exist in the
USE : USE : USE : USE : natural world. For eleven years, we’ve USE : USE :
downhill tight slalom, carving freeride, tight slalom / freeride, giant /special slalom freeride freeride
built our company around this belief
carving, hybrid slalom
- replacing standardized materials
LENGTH ( cm ) : 103 LENGTH ( cm ) : 71 LENGTH ( cm ) : 72 / 71 LENGTH ( cm ) : 81 with beneficial, natural elements. The LENGTH ( cm ) : 66 LENGTH ( cm ) : 68.6
WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19.5 / 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 goal is superior, ultra-clean skates. WIDTH ( cm ) : 18.4 WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.3
WB ( cm ) : 84 WB ( cm ) : 62 WB ( cm ) : 59-62 / 59-62 WB ( cm ) : 59-62 WB ( cm ) : 43.2 WB ( cm ) : 47
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ): – Arbor’s focus is turning natural fibers WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): –

SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : into Ecologically Based Technologies SHAPE : SHAPE :
flat-concave, drop through concave, tail s-camber stiff small camber, lifted edges concave reverse rocker
- “EcoTechnologies” that deliver a
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
higher level of function and relevance 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple, 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple
woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass foamcore, triaxial fiberglass
in a responsible, environmentally finish ply : Hawaiian Koa or & a mixed-wood, stringer style
friendly way. The result is improved Bamboo, clear re-grip treatment finish ply, clear re-grip treatment
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
€ 192 ( deck only ) – € 107 ( deck only ) € 170 ( deck only ) performance and style, with signifi-
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
Other design/color available. Other design/color available. Other design/color available. cantly reduced environmental impact. $129.50 USD ( complete )* $179.50 USD ( complete )*
*Trucks: Alpine 9’s *Trucks: Alpine 9’s
Wheels : Arbor 65mm, 78a Wheels : Arbor 65mm, 78a

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STREET SERIES ROLLER SERIES CARVER SERIES
BUG HYBRID RAIL BLUNT FISH FLEETWOOD PIN

USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :


freeride, nice for women freeride, pool freeride, cruising, freeride, downhill freeride, carving, downhill freeride, carving, downhill freeride, carving, downhill
urban transport

LENGTH ( cm ) : 91.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 105.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 111.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 109.2 LENGTH ( cm ) : 116.8
WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.1 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.1
WB ( cm ) : 58.4 WB ( cm ) : 61 WB ( cm ) : 68.6 WB ( cm ) : 68.6 WB ( cm ) : 78.1 WB ( cm ) : 78.7 WB ( cm ) : 91.4
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): –
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
concave concave concave concave concave reverse rocker concave
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple, 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple, 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple, 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple, 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple, 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple 7 ply Canadian Hardrock Maple,
finish ply : Hawaiian Koa or finish ply : Hawaiian Koa, clear finish ply : Hawaiian Koa, clear finish ply : Hawaiian Koa or finish ply : Hawaiian Koa, clear & a mixed-wood, stringer style finish ply : Hawaiian Koa or
Bamboo, clear re-grip treatment re-grip treatment re-grip treatment Bamboo, clear re-grip treatment re-grip treatment finish ply, clear re-grip treatment Bamboo, clear re-grip treatment

RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$164.50 USD ( complete )* $164.50 USD ( complete )* $166.50 USD ( complete )* $166.50 USD ( complete )* $164.50 USD ( complete )* $229.50 USD ( complete )* $166.50 USD ( complete )*
*Trucks: Alpine 9’s *Trucks: Alpine Gull Wing 10’s *Trucks: Alpine 9’s *Trucks: Alpine Gull Wing 10’s *Trucks: Revenge *Trucks: Revenge *Trucks: Alpine 9’s
Wheels : Arbor 65mm, 78a Wheels : Arbor 65mm, 78a Wheels : Arbor 70mm, 78a Wheels : Arbor 70mm, 78a Wheels : Arbor 65mm, 78a Wheels : Arbor 70mm, 78a Wheels : Arbor 70mm, 78a

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BLACKKROSS
Custom Longboards
3 route d’Ermenonville
60950 Ver sur launette
FRANCE
Phone : Gaël > 0033 614 264 066
( speak english )
Phone : Grégoire > 0033 672 734 402
info@blackkross.fr
www.blackkross.fr

We are a french company that offers a


full range of longboards shaped in our
workshop. Our boards are different
POKET OLD SKOOL FLEA KIKTAIL TRIKY PINTAIL 93
and high performance, the reference
for demanding riders. USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
to play around, cruising, slalom cruising, carving, tricks, cruising, tricks, urban ride cruising, tricks, urban ride cruising, carving, slide
Every board is made of visible carbon fits in the backpack urban ride
fiber, fiberglass and birch wood. Each
board is also numbered with a special LENGTH ( cm ) : 50 LENGTH ( cm ) : 70 LENGTH ( cm ) : 75 LENGTH ( cm ) : 85 LENGTH ( cm ) : 85 LENGTH ( cm ) : 93
WIDTH ( cm ) : 15 WIDTH ( cm ) : 18 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 18
and unique plate. In addition to that
WB ( cm ) : 33 WB ( cm ) : 48 WB ( cm ) : 56 WB ( cm ) : 55 WB ( cm ) : 55 WB ( cm ) : 60-64
we will be offering very limited edition WEIGHT ( g ) : 230 WEIGHT ( g ): 695 WEIGHT ( g ): 840 WEIGHT ( g ): 1130 WEIGHT ( g ): 1200 WEIGHT ( g ): 920
boards. So regularly come check us SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
out on the website and find out what’s camber, kicktail kicktail camber, concave camber, concave, kicktail camber, concave, kicktail camber, concave
new as there will constantly be in evo-
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
lution. You can also subscribe to our 4 ply Birch wood, top & bottom 6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, 6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, 6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, 6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, 6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass,
newsletter and always stay the first carbon fiber layers visible carbon fiber visible carbon fiber visible carbon fiber visible carbon fiber visible carbon fiber
informed.
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
Our plan is also to offer a collection of € 69 ( deck only ) € 99 ( deck only ) € 115 ( deck only ) € 125 ( deck only ) € 135 ( deck only ) € 119 ( deck only )
€ 149 ( with hooks )
streat wear gear made of natural
Other colors available. Other colors available. Other colors available. Other colors available. Other colors available.
materials such as Hemp and organic
cotton… so stay in tune…

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ESSENCE
Longboards

Montréal ( Québec )
CANADA
Phone : 1 ( 514 ) 245.2440
info@essence-longboards.com
www.essence-longboards.com

Créé à Montréal, Essence Longboards BONZAÏ SERIES


est la conrétisation du rêve de trois
TRIBAL DOWNHILL PINTAIL 116 EVIL POCKET SURF
amis. Notre équipe est composée
USE : USE : USE : USE : d'adeptes de longboards et d'ébé- USE : USE :
cruising, carving, downhill, downhill cruising, carving, downhill cruising, carving, downhill nistes qui se plaisent à fabriquer des tight slalom, pool carving, cruising
slide
planches à l'image de l'essence du
LENGTH ( cm ) : 76.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 111.8
LENGTH ( cm ) : 100 LENGTH ( cm ) : 106 LENGTH ( cm ) : 116 LENGTH ( cm ) : 119
longboard. La satisfaction du client
WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.3 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.2
WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.5 et le respect de l'environnement sont WB ( cm ) : 40.6 WB ( cm ) : 73.7
WB ( cm ) : 65-69 WB ( cm ) : 83 WB ( cm ) : 78-82 WB ( cm ) : 82-86 les phares de notre entreprise. C'est WEIGHT ( g ): – WEIGHT ( g ): –
WEIGHT ( g ) : 1155 WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : 1490 WEIGHT ( g ): 1525
dans le même esprit que les jardiniers SHAPE : SHAPE :
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : kicktail camber
de bonzaïs que les artisans d'Essence
camber, concave progressive concave, rear cam- camber, concave camber, concave
ber, drop thru truck mount Longboards ont façonné les planches
MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : de cette série. Le souci du détail et 7 ply wild cherry tree, 7 ply wild cherry tree, finish
6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, 9 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, 6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, 6 ply Birch wood, fiberglass, la quête de la perfection ont guidé finish ply : (top&base) Zebrano ply : (top&base) Kawazinga &
visible carbon fiber visible carbon fiber visible carbon fiber visible carbon fiber Jawa marquetry
le développement et la production
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : des modèles. Chaque planche de RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
€ 155 ( deck only ) € 212 ( deck only ) € 149 ( deck only ) € 169 ( deck only ) cette série a été confectionnée à la $ 89,99 CAD ( deck only ) $ 114,99 CAD ( deck only )
main dans notre atelier de Montréal.
Other colors available. Other colors available. Other colors available. Other design available : (top&base) Other design available : (top&base)
La série BONZAÏ rend les forces du Kamashi Fishwood & Jawa marquetry
bois au service du longboard.

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FALTOWN
Skateboards

7 Grovehill Crescent
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3HP
UK
Phone : +44 ( 0 ) 1326 212 017
info@faltownskateboards.com
www.faltownskateboards.com

BONZAÏ SERIES
In 2003 Faltown Skateboards was born
in Falmouth, Cornwall in the UK, to
SOL SPINNER SLIDER QC EKO POOL SLIDE BOMB
make boards that would allow the
USE : USE : USE : Faltown riders to take their rides and USE : USE : USE :
footwork, cruising slide carving, cruising slides to the next dimension. With bowl, pool sliding carving, aggressive downhill
their experience in the sport, Faltown
LENGTH ( cm ) : 128.9 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 106.7 LENGTH ( cm ) : 86.3 LENGTH ( cm ) : 91.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 101.6
Skateboard’s founders Alex Brinnen
WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.3 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.1 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.8 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4
WB ( cm ) : 83.2 WB ( cm ) : 50.8 WB ( cm ) : 74.9 and Chris Humphris found they were WB ( cm) : 40.6 WB ( cm ) : 44.4 WB ( cm ) : 55.9
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – well equipped to design a rock-solid WEIGHT ( g ) : 2900 WEIGHT ( g ) : 3300 WEIGHT ( g ) : 3600
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : slide deck, a multi dimensional all SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
camber fullshape concave round longboard, a pool board and kicks on nose and tail, kicks on nose and tail, kicks on nose and tail,
w/new school concave w/concave deep concave
classic cruiser. The company’s aim was
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
7 ply wild cherry tree, 5 ply Maple, 2 ply Makoré, 7 ply Maple to spread the word while helping as 7 ply Canadian Maple 7 ply Canadian Maple 7 ply Canadian Maple
finish ply : (top&base) Makoré finish ply : (top) Acajou, (base) many people as possible along the
Kamashi
way. Faltown prides itself on spon-
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
soring local riders, using only up- $104 USD ( deck only ) $104 USD ( deck only ) $104 USD ( deck only )
$ 119,99 CAD ( deck only ) $ 119,99 CAD ( deck only ) $ 99,99 CAD ( deck only ) and-coming British artists for board $218 USD ( complete )* $235 USD ( complete )* $245 USD ( complete )*
*Trucks: Tracker Dart 149s *Trucks: Tracker 184’s *Trucks: Holey Trucks
graphics and hand-picked media Wheels : Powel Bowl Wheels : Vanguard Wheels : Gravity
professionals to shoot the crazy videos Bombers 95a Zingers 97a Super G’s 80a
Bearings : Abec 5’s Bearings : Abec 5’s Bearings : Abec 5’s
that stream out of the website.

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FLEXDEX
Skateboards

5535, Ruffin Road, suite F


San Diego, CA 92123
USA
Phone : 1 ( 858 ) 278 6900
Fax : 1 ( 858 ) 974 4975
info@flexdex.com
www.flexdex.com

Flexdex are the only skateboards on


PERFORMANCE SERIES
earth GUARANTEED FOR LIFE, what’
CRUISE PRO 40 CLASSIC 29 CLEAR 29 SLALOM 30V GRENADE 23
chu got ? Developing and producing
USE : the most high-end, technically ad- USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
carving, cruising, styling vanced boards on the market and carving, cruising, downhill park, pool, banks, cruising, park, pool, banks, cruising, slalom, carving cruising, traveling, campus
liquor store runs liquor store runs commuting, liquor store runs
doing it well, Flexdex doesn’t settle.
LENGTH ( cm ) : 101.6 LENGTH ( cm ) : 101.6 LENGTH ( cm ) : 73.7 LENGTH ( cm ) : 73.7 LENGTH ( cm ) : 76.2 LENGTH ( cm ) : 58.4
WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 By employing the cutting edge in surf, WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 18.4
WB ( cm ) : 55.9 WB ( cm) : 65.4/ 71.8 WB (cm): 38.7/41.9/45/48.3 WB ( cm ) : 38.7 WB ( cm ) : 43.8 WB ( cm ) : 34.3
skate and snow related technologies,
WEIGHT ( g ) : 3600 WEIGHT ( g ) : 4450 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2850 WEIGHT ( g ) : 3300 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2750 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2350
Flexdex continues pushing the enve-
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
kick on tail, shallow concave lope with top performance skate- flat squash tail flat squash tail flat squash tail flat ventilated flat squash tail
boards and related products.
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
7 ply Canadian Maple From deck designs and materials, to Patented Flexdex Black Patented Flexdex Black Flexdex Clear Lexan Patented Flexdex Black Patented Flexdex Black
precision bearing and truck systems, Fiberglass Resin Composite Fiberglass Resin Composite Fiberglass Resin Composite Fiberglass Resin Composite

the boards that come out of the


RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$104 USD ( deck only ) Flexdex labs are the most finely tuned $130 USD ( deck only ) $80 USD ( deck only ) $80 USD ( deck only ) $80 USD ( deck only ) $60 USD ( deck only )
$218 USD ( complete )* and rider responsive skateboards, $225 USD ( complete ) $175 USD ( complete ) $175 USD ( complete ) $175 USD ( complete ) $155 USD ( complete )
*Trucks: Randal 180’s
Wheels : Gravity period. Designed for riders who are
Street G’s 78a
Bearings : Abec 5’s
dead serious about their equipment,
Flexdex Skateboards represents.

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FULLBAG
Skateboards

Québec ( Québec )
CANADA
info@fullbagskates.com
www.fullbagskates.com

Born in Quebec Canada, Fullbag


Skates is the bastard child of a life
long passion for skateboarding and
a "wardrobe malfunction" by one
of our team members at last year's
PERFORMANCE SERIES RIDE TECH SERIES Canadian Slalom Championships. SLALOM SERIES
GLASS GRENADE RT PRO 40 RT CLASSIC 29 RT SLALOM 30V GS HS
We aim to bring to the carving skater
USE : USE : USE : USE : the right tool for the job. Whether it's USE : USE :
cruising, traveling, campus carving, cruising, downhill park, pool, banks, cruising, slalom, carving down a hill, or carving roundwall at giant slalom (GS) hybrid / special slalom
commuting, liquor store runs liquor store runs
your local park.
LENGTH ( cm ) : 58.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 101.6 LENGTH ( cm ) : 73.7 LENGTH ( cm ) : 76.2 LENGTH ( cm ) : 89.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 84.5
WIDTH ( cm ) : 18.4 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 Fullbag is about FUN, humour, and WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.9
WB ( cm ) : 34.3 WB ( cm) : 65.4 / 71.8 WB (cm): 38.7/41.9/45/48.3 WB (cm): 43.8 WB (cm): 54.6/56/57.1/58.4 WB (cm): 49.5/50.8/52/53.3
camaraderie. Combining modern
WEIGHT ( g ) : 2675 WEIGHT ( g ) : 4650 WEIGHT ( g ) : 3050 WEIGHT ( g ) : 3000 WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : –
shapes, innovative molds, and top
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
flat squash tail flat squash tail flat squash tail flat ventilated quality materials while still preserving no camber, tip to tail concave, no camber, tip to tail concave,
an old school flavor is how we do even up the smooth kicktail even up the smooth kicktail
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : things. Boards are manufactured by
Flexdex Clear Lexan Patented Flexdex Black Patented Flexdex Black Patented Flexdex Black MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
Fiberglass Resin Composite Fiberglass Resin Composite Fiberglass Resin Composite
Control Mfg right here in Quebec and 5 ply Maple core sandwiched 5 ply Maple core sandwiched
10 minutes from our home. They're between 2 Formica plies between 2 Formica plies
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : a family run business that takes a lot
$60 USD ( deck only ) $285 USD ( complete ) $225 USD ( complete ) $225 USD ( complete ) of pride in what they do. RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$155 USD ( complete ) – –
Watch our website in the coming
months to see the line expand with
more new shapes.

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GRAVITY
Skateboards

1790-105 La Costa Meadows Dr.


San Marcos, CA 92078
USA

Phone : 1 ( 760 ) 591.4144


Fax : 1 ( 760 ) 591.4944
www.gravityskateboards.com

SLALOM SERIES PARK AND POOL SERIES LONGBOARDS SERIES Gravity Skateboards has been a
TS STINGER POOLSLAYER SPEEDCARVER SPEEDCRUZER dedicated manufacturer of high MINI CLASSIC 27
performance, quality longboard and
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : specialty skateboards since ‘94. We USE :
tight slalom park, bowl, banks park, pool speedboarding, carving cruising, carving, freeride carving, cruising, big airs, pool
do our best to provide a wide range
LENGTH ( cm ) : 80.7 LENGTH ( cm ) : 88.9 LENGTH ( cm ) : 81.3 LENGTH ( cm ) : 109.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 105.4
of boards, wheels and accessories LENGTH ( cm ) : 68.6
WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 27.3 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 to stoke out riders of all different WIDTH ( cm ) : 21
WB (cm): 45.7/47/48.2/49.5 WB ( cm ) : 45.7 WB ( cm ) : 38.7 WB ( cm ) : 86.4 WB ( cm ) : 78.7 styles. So whatever you are into we WB ( cm ) : 38.7
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : –
have the setup for you. Check us out
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : at your local shop or on our website SHAPE :
no camber, tip to tail concave, concave, double kick, concave, double kick, concave, no camber, concave concave, kicktail
even up the smooth kicktail wheelwells wheelwells drop thru truck mounts and see what happens when quality
MATERIAL :
is number one. 7 ply hardrock maple
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
5 ply Maple core sandwiched 6 ply Maple, 6 ply Maple, 7 ply Maple core sandwiched 6 ply Maple core sandwiched
RETAIL PRICE :
between 2 Formica plies bottom Formica ply bottom Formica ply between 2 Formica plies between 2 Formica plies
$44 USD ( deck only )
$112 USD ( complete )*
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : *Trucks: Tracker B2 129mm
– – – – – Wheels : Gravity 66mm
Bearings : Gravity ABEC5
Risers : Gravity Angled
Other design / color available.

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SUPER SLALOM 29 GIANT SLALOM 32 LARRY BUTTONS SPOON NOSE 45 BRUCE LOGAN 30 LOGAN CLASSIC 32 LOGAN CRUISER 36
BERTLEMANN 33 KALUHIOKALANI 34
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
carving, tight slalom, GS freeride, carving, cruising, GS freeride, carving, cruising freeride, carving, cruising freeride, carving, cruising freeride, carving, cruising, pool freeride, carving, cruising, pool freeride, carving, cruising, pool

LENGTH ( cm ) : 73.7 LENGTH ( cm ) : 81.3 LENGTH ( cm ) : 82.6 LENGTH ( cm ) : 86.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 114.3 LENGTH ( cm ) : 76.2 LENGTH ( cm ) : 81 LENGTH ( cm ) : 91.4
WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : – WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.7 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.9 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.1
WB ( cm ) : 52 WB ( cm ) : 59.7 WB ( cm ) : 50.8 WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : 71.1 WB ( cm ) : 41.3 WB ( cm ) : 44.1 WB ( cm ) : 51.4
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : –
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
concave concave concave, swallow kicktail concave, swallow kicktail concave, kicktail, spoon nose concave, diamond kicktail concave, diamond kicktail concave, diamond kicktail
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
5 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple
1 ply G-Tech fiber
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
RETAIL PRICE : $68 USD ( deck only ) $55 USD ( deck only ) $55 USD ( deck only ) $70 USD ( deck only ) $55 USD ( deck only ) $55 USD ( deck only ) $55 USD ( deck only )
$60 USD ( deck only ) $140 USD ( complete )* $130 USD ( complete )* $130 USD ( complete )* $145 USD ( complete )* $130 USD ( complete )* $130 USD ( complete )* $130 USD ( complete )*
$140 USD ( complete )* *Trucks: Randal R-II 150mm *Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts *Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts *Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts *Trucks: Tracker 129mm Darts *Trucks: Tracker 129mm Darts *Trucks: Tracker 129mm Darts
*Trucks: Tracker Darts 129mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm
Wheels : Gravity 66mm Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5
Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Risers : Gravity Angled Risers : Gravity Angled Risers : Gravity Angled Risers : Gravity Angled Risers : Gravity Angled Risers : Gravity Angled
Other design / color available.
Risers : Gravity Angled Other design / color available.
Other design / color available.

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37”
36”
35” 35”

32”

DIAMOND TAIL 35 POOL 32 / 35 / 36 CARVE 39 MINI-CARVE 42 HYPER-CARVE 47 CARVE 46


DIAMOND TAIL 37
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
freeride, carving, cruising pool, park freeride, carving, cruising, freeride, carving, cruising freeride, carving, cruising freeride, carving, cruising
pool, park
LENGTH ( cm ) : 86.4 / 94 LENGTH (cm): 81.6/88.9/91.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 99 LENGTH ( cm ) : 106.7 LENGTH ( cm ) : 119.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 116.8
WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 / 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 / 23.5 / 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.9 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.9
WB ( cm ) : 54.3 / 59 WB ( cm ) : 36.8 / 44.5 / 44.5 WB ( cm ) : 54 WB ( cm ) : 73.7 WB ( cm ) : 86.4 WB ( cm ) : 71.1
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : –
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
camber, diamond kicktail concave, kicktail concave, kicktail flat, foam kicktail flat concave, kicktail
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
5 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 7 ply hardrock maple 11 ply birch 11 ply birch 7 ply hardrock maple
2 ply G-Tech fiber
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
RETAIL PRICE : $55 / $60 USD ( deck only ) $60 USD ( deck only ) $65 USD ( deck only ) $65 USD ( deck only ) $70 USD ( deck only )
$70 USD ( deck only ) $130 / $135 USD ( complete )* $135 USD ( complete )* $140 USD ( complete )* $140 USD ( complete )* $145 USD ( complete )*
$140 USD ( complete )* *Trucks: Orion SP1 150mm *Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts *Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts/ *Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts/ *Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts
*Trucks: Tracker 149mm Darts Wheels : Gravity 62mm Wheels : Gravity 62 or 66mm Randal R-II 150mm Randal R-II 150mm Wheels : Gravity 66mm
Wheels : Gravity 66mm Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Wheels : Gravity 73mm Wheels : Gravity 73mm Bearings : Gravity ABEC5
Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Risers: Gravity 3/8” Lightweight Risers : Gravity Angled Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Bearings : Gravity ABEC5 Risers : Gravity Angled
Risers : Gravity Angled Risers : Gravity Angled Risers : Gravity Angled
Other design / color available. Other design / color available. Other design / color available.
Other design / color available. Other design / color available.

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INDIANA SPORTS GMBH

Elbastrasse 14
8636 Wald, ZH
SWITZERLAND

Phone : 0041 55 266 14 88


Fax : 0041 55 266 14 89
info@indiana.ch
www.indiana.ch

At Indiana Skateboards we produce


all our boards in our one factory in SQUAW SMALL CHIEF BIG CHIEF CHIEF 85 SKY CHIEF LONGBOARD 101
Switzerland, Europe. All our boards
are 100 % hand made. We can look USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
slalom, freeride, ( for girls ) slalom, freeride, ( for kids ) slalom, freeride freeride for the use with Sky Hooks freeride, downhill
back to more than 15 years of buil-
ding good quality boards for riders LENGTH ( cm ) : 71 LENGTH ( cm ) : 70 LENGTH ( cm ) : 75 LENGTH ( cm ) : 85 LENGTH ( cm ) : 74 LENGTH ( cm ) : 101
like Luca Giammarco, Maurus Strobel WIDTH ( cm ) : 16 WIDTH ( cm ) : 16 WIDTH ( cm ) : 16.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 18 WIDTH ( cm ) : 17 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19
and Noemi Reichel, all World WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : –
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : –
Champions. Also, we support some
Brasilian riders like Juliano Cassemiro SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
concave concave concave concave flat, twin tip concave
which is a very successful rider in the
downhill and pool series.
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass

RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
€ 99 ( deck only ) $107 USD ( deck only ) $115 USD ( deck only ) € 125 ( deck only ) € 109 ( deck only ) $153 USD ( deck only )
€ 209 ( complete ) € 249 ( complete ) € 289 ( complete )*
*Including Sky Hooks

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INSECT
Skateboards

7536, Dibble Ave NW


Seattle, WA 98117
USA

Phone : 1 ( 206 ) 706.4967


sales@insectskateboards.com
www.insectskateboards.com

Keeping the craft alive ! Insect


specializes in 100 % handmade, high
LONGBOARD 114 KICKTAIL CHIEF 77 SLALOM GS WARRIOR performance pumping, carving, and CITY BOMBER
racing skateboards and longboards.
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : We build everything in-house ensu- USE :
freeride, downhill, speed pool old school slalom, freeride giant slalom (GS), slalom downhill, speedboarding aggressive, tight carving,
ring the highest possible level of campus & city commuting
LENGTH ( cm ) : 114 LENGTH ( cm ) : 106 LENGTH ( cm ) : 77 LENGTH ( cm ) : 80 LENGTH ( cm ) : 102 quality and workmanship. Absolutely LENGTH ( cm ) : 81.3
WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 16.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22 no shortcuts are taken. From the WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.3
WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – hand-selected bamboo and birch WB ( cm ) : 63.5
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ): depends on flex
cores to the composite reinforcements
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
concave concave, kicktail concave concave concave and epoxy resins, the materials we front-loaded camber,
use are the best money can buy. customized flex
MATERIAL :
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : In three short years we've developed triaxial and uni-directional
woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass & carbon woodcore, fiberglass woodcore, fiberglass a reputation not only for exceptional fiberglass, vertically laminated
bamboo core, toughened,
quality and performance but also for heat-cured epoxy resin
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
€ 145 ( deck only ) € 145 ( deck only )
$153 USD ( deck only ) $153 USD ( deck only ) $207 USD ( deck only )
an exceptional level of customer
€ 269 ( complete ) € 249 ( complete ) service. We're not a large company, RETAIL PRICE :
nor do we aim to be. We simply love $150 USD ( deck only )

the sport and want to provide the Carbon & Texalium available
best for those who demand the best.

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SIDEWINDER SLALOM SERIES
DRAGONFLY PINTAIL BIG BUG SURF BUG LIGHTNING BUG SIDEWINDER
*HYBRID SLALOM MODEL SHOWN
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
deep downhill carving, cruising, classic longboarding, sidewalk classic longboarding, sidewalk sidewalk surfing, noseriding speedboarding, downhill slalom racing
snowboard cross-training surfing surfing racing tight slalom : TS or hybrid slalom : HS or giant slalom : GS
LENGTH ( cm ) : 91.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 101.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 112 LENGTH ( cm ) : 120 LENGTH ( cm ) : 103.5
WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.25 WIDTH ( cm ) : 26 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : TS :71.1 / HS : 76.2 / GS : 81.3
WB ( cm ) : 70 WB ( cm ) : 73.5 / 76.2 WB ( cm ) : 86.3 / 90.1 WB ( cm ) : 89 WB ( cm ) : 83.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : TS :22 / HS : 22 / GS : 22.2
WEIGHT ( g ) : depends on flex WEIGHT ( g ) : depends on flex WEIGHT ( g ) : depends on flex WEIGHT ( g ): 2720 WEIGHT ( g ): 2320 WB ( cm ) : TS : 42.7 - 47 - 48.3 - 49.5
HS : 49.5 - 50.8 - 52 - 53.3
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : GS : 53.3 - 54.6 - 55.9 - 57.2
front-loaded camber, front-loaded camber, front-loaded camber, Rocker flat center, concave edges
WEIGHT ( g ) : depends on model and flex
customized flex customized flex customized flex
SHAPE :
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
front-loaded, low camber, customizable flex
triaxial and uni-directional triaxial and uni-directional triaxial and uni-directional birch & maple triaxial and uni-directional
fiberglass, vertically laminated fiberglass, vertically laminated fiberglass, vertically laminated fiberglass, birch core,
bamboo core, toughened, bamboo & birch core, toughe- bamboo & birch core, toughe- toughened, heat-cured MATERIAL :
heat-cured epoxy resin ned, heat-cured epoxy resin ned, heat-cured epoxy resin epoxy resin triaxial and uni-directional fiberglass, vertically laminated bamboo
core, toughened, heat-cured epoxy resin
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$150 USD ( deck only ) $150 USD ( deck only ) $150 USD ( deck only ) $85 USD ( deck only ) $175 USD ( deck only ) RETAIL PRICE :
$150 USD ( deck only )
Carbon & Texalium available Carbon & Texalium available Carbon & Texalium available Carbon & Texalium available
Carbon & Texalium available

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GS

KEBBEK / PM SKATEBOARDS TS

5819, Monk Blvd


Montréal ( Québec ) H4E 3H2
CANADA

Phone : 1 ( 514 ) 362.8763


www.kebbek.com

2007 marks the 15th anniversary for


Canada’s high-end skateboard builder.
From its mountainous roots in British
Columbia to its current urban location
of inner city Montreal, this company
has inspired many to skate all types
of terrains and skate it well. In recent
years KebbeK has quickly become WORLD’S FASTEST ANIMALS SERIES SLALOM SERIES
recognized as the skateboard racing JimZ PRO MODEL IAN COMISHIN PRO JON CAFTEN BASSI HALLER PRO HAIRPIN CLAUDE REGNIER
company that all other skate compa- FLUSHCUT MODEL FLUSHCUT PRO MODEL MODEL SMOOTHCUT SPEEDBOARD PRO MODEL
nies look to for setting the standard. USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
speedboarding, hairpins, speedboarding, hairpins, speedboarding, hairpins, speedboarding, hairpins, hairpins, downhill, tight slalom : TS
KebbeK’s racing team is huge and traffic dodging, ditchriding traffic dodging, ditchriding traffic dodging, ditchriding traffic dodging, ditchriding traffic dodging, ditchriding giant slalom : GS
spread all over the world and they are LENGTH ( cm ) : 109 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 105 LENGTH (cm): TS:75 / GS: 87
all used to standing on the podium. WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 27 WIDTH (cm): TS: 19.5 / GS: 22
WB ( cm ) : 85 WB ( cm ) : 87 WB ( cm ) : 87 WB ( cm ) : 83 WB ( cm ) : 83 WB ( cm ) : TS: 51 / GS: 62
The majority of the boards they WEIGHT ( g ) : 2600 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2600 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2600 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2300 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2000 WEIGHT ( g ) : TS:1000
produce are maple laminates pressed SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
GS: 1200
with high tech moulds that bend wood Lowered flushcut, Lowered flushcut, Lowered Dropthrought Dropthrought SHAPE :
deck drop : 3.7cm deck drop : 4.5cm deck drop : 4.5cm tight slalom / giant slalom
in ways very few have been able to
replicate. The shaping of such decks MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
requires precision CNC milling which canadian hardrock maple canadian hardrock maple canadian hardrock maple canadian hardrock maple canadian hardrock maple preload fiberglass, canadian
also gets used for the Flushfit moun- hardrock maple

ting system that sets KebbeK apart RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$135 CAD ( deck only ) $135 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only ) $125 CAD ( deck only ) $120 CAD ( deck only ) RETAIL PRICE :
from the other downhill brands. TS: $119 CAD ( deck only )
GS: $135 CAD ( deck only )
The company is built on blood and
sweat and their little Ville Emard factory
happily ships boards all over the world.

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GS

TS

SLALOM SERIES 15TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES POOL / PARK SERIES


PIERRE GRAVEL TEAM MODEL PM GLOBAL PM PROUD PM BIG BUGGER PM POOL MONSTER
PRO MODEL WARMING
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
tight slalom : TS tight slalom, giant slalom cruising, campus commuter speedboarding, cruising, transition, coping, ditchriding transition, coping, ditchriding
giant slalom : GS campus commuter
LENGTH (cm): TS:75 / GS: 90 LENGTH ( cm ) : 76 LENGTH ( cm ) : 93 LENGTH ( cm ) : 106 LENGTH ( cm ) : 91 LENGTH ( cm ) : 88
WIDTH (cm): TS: 21 / GS: 26 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25
WB ( cm ) : TS: 51 / GS: 63 WB ( cm ) : 51 WB ( cm ) : 66 WB ( cm ) : 77 WB ( cm ) : 51 WB ( cm ) : 53
WEIGHT ( g ) : TS:1000 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1000 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1300 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1700 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800
GS: 1300
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
tight slalom / giant slalom general slalom pintail topmount twin-tip dagger

MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :


preload fiberglass, canadian preload fiberglass, canadian preload fiberglass, canadian preload fiberglass, canadian canadian hardrock maple canadian hardrock maple
hardrock maple hardrock maple hardrock maple hardrock maple

RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
TS: $119 CAD ( deck only ) $105 CAD ( deck only ) $105 CAD ( deck only ) $125 CAD ( deck only ) $95 CAD ( deck only ) $95 CAD ( deck only )
GS: $135 CAD ( deck only )

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LANDYACHTZ
Longboards

975 W 3rd St.


North Vancouver ( BC ) V7P 1E4
CANADA

Phone : 1 ( 604 ) 924.5554


Fax : 1 ( 604 ) 924.5553
info@landyachtz.com
www.landyachtz.com

Our team of riders have been domi-


nating the racing scene for years,
winning the IGSA world champion-
ship in 2005 and 2006, the Evo has
seen more podiums and won more
races than any other board available. TRAVEL SERIES HYBRID SERIES CARVING SERIES
Not only has our racing team been
LIL GAF ALLSTAR MUMMY RIPPER URBAN ASSAULT STOUT
ripping the scene apart, but they have
been beating the hell out of our pro- USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
totypes to ensure only the toughest, commuting, carving tight slalom freeride, carving, giant slalom carving, commuting downhill, carving, commuting carving, commuting

fastest and most capable products


LENGTH ( cm ) : 70 LENGTH ( cm ) : 71 LENGTH ( cm ) : 84.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 94 LENGTH ( cm ) : 102 LENGTH ( cm ) : 91
make it to you. The toughest out
WIDTH ( cm ) : 22 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25
there, and the longest lasting, we WB ( cm ) : 42 WB ( cm ) : 47 or 53 WB ( cm ) : 69 WB ( cm ) : 56 WB ( cm ) : 71 WB ( cm ) : 62
believe you shouldn’t need to buy WEIGHT ( g ) : 900 WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : 1400 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800 WEIGHT ( g ) : –
more gear because yours is wearing SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
concave, kicktail camber camber smaller hybrid, concave, concave with lowered riding pintail, concave, hard edges
out. Our boards are built to last, just
kicktail platform, kicktail
like the Bear trucks which have 10mm
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
axles so they aren’t going to bend 5 ply maple 5 ply birch core between fiber- 6 ply birch core between two 9 ply maple 9 ply maple 7 ply maple
under the torque and pressure of big glass laminates layers of laminated fiberglass

wheels, and our 77mm Hawgs are


RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
center set so you can rotate them to $69 USD ( deck only ) $73 USD ( deck only ) $77 USD ( deck only ) $69 USD ( deck only ) $93 USD ( deck only ) $69 USD ( deck only )
avoid coned, worn out wheels. Whe-
ther bombing huge hills or carving
to the grocery store Landyachtz are
designed to make it more fun.

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CARVING SERIES FREERIDE SERIES DOWNHILL SERIES
LIL THUG WEDGE FLEX–WAVE CHIEF PINNER TOTEM DROP WEDGE DROP CARVE EVO

USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :


carving, commuting carving carving carving freeride, carving, downhill freeride, high speed carving, freeride, carving, commuting downhill
drifting
LENGTH ( cm ) : 99 LENGTH ( cm ) : 114 LENGTH ( cm ) : 114 LENGTH ( cm ) : 114 LENGTH ( cm ) : 104 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 105.4
WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24
WB ( cm ) : 62 WB ( cm ) : 77.5 WB ( cm ) : 77.5 WB ( cm ) : 80 WB ( cm ) : 70 WB ( cm ) : 77.5 WB ( cm ) : 78 WB ( cm ) : 92.7
WEIGHT ( g ) : 1400 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1570 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1800 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2700
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
camber, kicktail cambered with wedged nose cambered pintail concave pintail pintail, deep concave, concave with wedged nose, cambered with drop thru truck concave with lowered riding
hard edges drop thru truck mounts mounts, kicktail platform
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
5 ply birch core between 7 ply birch core between 7 ply birch core between 11 ply maple 7 ply maple 9 ply maple 7 ply birch core between 11 ply maple
fiberglass laminates fiberglass laminates fiberglass laminates fiberglass laminates

RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$77 USD ( deck only ) $83 USD ( deck only ) $79 USD ( deck only ) $65 USD ( deck only ) $69 USD ( deck only ) $101 USD ( deck only ) $96 USD ( deck only ) $97 USD ( deck only )

Available in Chief Haida graphic.

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MERVIN MANUFACTURING/
LIB TECH SKATEBOARDS LOADED
Boards
Seattle, WA
USA 8370, Wilshire Blvd #209
Los Angeles, CA 90211
Order Call USA
1 ( 425 ) 252.3512 > West Coast
1 ( 435 ) 252.3514 > Midwest & East Coast Phone : 1 ( 323 ) 782.0322

greg.hughes@mervin.com dontwalk@loadedboards.com
www.libskates.com www.loadedboards.com

DOWNHILL SERIES BETTER SKATEBOARDING The Loaded Boards mission is to


DH RACE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY LONGBOARD enhance the conscious experience VANGUARD PINTAIL
of flow and the love of the ride. We BAMBOO
9 years ago the scientist skateboard
USE : USE : strive to build the best and most USE : USE :
downhill nerds at Lib Tech became frustrated carving, cruising, downhill… snowboard style freeriding parking garages, freeride,
innovative boards so as to promote slide, commuting
with 7 ply maple skate decks that LENGTH ( cm ) : 111.8
LENGTH ( cm ) : 105.4
soulful lines and fluid carves. Through LENGTH ( cm ) : 98 / 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 89
lose their pop, get dead and break WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5
WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.6 WB ( cm ) : 62.3 enhancing the experience of one’s WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.3
after a week of skating. With 28
WB ( cm ) : 82 WEIGHT ( g ) : 7820 (complete) body in nature we hope to stimulate WB ( cm ) : 85 / 94 WB ( cm ) : 73.5
WEIGHT ( g ) : 2700 years of composite experience, and WEIGHT ( g ) : 1300 / 1700 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1200
SHAPE : awareness of the impact we make on
SHAPE : a love of wood, the scientists set out concave, double kick SHAPE : SHAPE :
our environment and instigate crea-
concave, 2” lowered riding to make the world a better place. MATERIAL :
concave & camber, concave & camber, full wheel
platform tive responses. Thank you to all who sidecuts, full wheel wells, wells, 4 flexes available
The result was our world records set- Perma Pop Construction: tough
5 flexes available
MATERIAL : rugged wood & plastihide have supported us through the initial
ting vertically laminated wood/car-
11 ply maple exoskeleton (like a bug). Light development years and who have MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
bon composite construction. Now weight snappy wood in the vertically laminated bamboo vertically laminated bamboo
middle. Magnesium Oxyde and continue to share in the fun, the core sandwiched between tri- core sandwiched between tri-
you have an option ! Ride obsolete 7
RETAIL PRICE :
strand for strength & Pop ! stoke and the love. axle fiberglass with epoxy resin axle fiberglass with epoxy resin
ply decks or ride Lib Technology.
$97 USD ( deck only ) RETAIL PRICE :
OLLIE HIGHER- BREAK LESS DECKS! $79.99 USD ( deck only ) RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$159.95 USD ( complete )* $160 USD ( deck only ) $151 USD ( deck only )
*Trucks: Tracker 149 Dart Built around : Built around :
Wheels : Hester-Good Years Trucks: Randal R-II 180s Trucks: Randal R-II 150s or
65mm, 78a hardness Wheels : Abec 11 Gumballs Tracker RTS 139s
70mm

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LUSH
Longboards

Bristol
UK

Phone : 0044 11 79 74 94 58
info@lushlongboards.com
www.lushlongboards.com

Lush Longboards 2007


mission objectives :
1 ) Travel more. We managed trips
to the USA, France, Germany,
Switzerland, Wales and all over the
UK last year. More please…
2) Make better skateboards. We have
FISH HAMMERHEAD the greatest spread of talent on any TULA GLOBE 33 GLOBE 38 REVOLUTION
skate team, covering all aspects of SPEEDBOARD
USE : USE : skateboarding. These guys and girls USE : USE : USE : USE :
banks, garages, commuting, ultra-fluid surf style carving retro mini board bowls and parks downhill freestyle, skateparks downhill freeride, race
surf style carving, slide give us constant feedback on our
LENGTH ( cm ) : 83.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 91.5 decks and wheels under the most LENGTH ( cm ) : 74 LENGTH ( cm ) : 84 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 100
WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 26.7 demanding of conditions, including WIDTH ( cm ) : 19 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25
WB ( cm ) : 65 WB ( cm ) : 73.5 - 81.3 racing, freeriding, sliding, and cruising WB ( cm ) : 49 WB ( cm ) : 38 WB ( cm ) : 50 WB ( cm ) : 82-88
WEIGHT ( g ) : 1100 WEIGHT (g): 3000 (complete) WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT (g): –
to the pub. Combine that with our
SHAPE : SHAPE :
concave & camber, full wheel concave & camber, full wheel seven years of skateboard making SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
wells, foam kicktail, 2 flexes wells, flex optimized shape, 2 knowledge and you've got a receipe mini with concave and kicktail concave pool shape with kicks fat with kicks and a concave top mount downhill with a
available truck placements deep concave
for some pretty cool skate stuff.
MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
vertically laminated bamboo vertically laminated bamboo 3 ) Organise more events. Skate meets MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
core sandwiched between tri- core sandwiched between tri- canadian maple canadian maple canadian maple V-lam ash, poplar with a fiber-
axle fiberglass with epoxy resin, axle fiberglass with epoxy resin
are the lifeblood of skateboarding. glass skin
carbon fiber
RETAIL PRICE : 4 ) Gather all our riders from all over
RETAIL PRICE : $298 USD ( complete ) RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$151 USD ( deck only ) Hybrid design incorporating Flowlab
the world for a huge party £ 85 / € 145 ( complete ) £ 45 / € 65.25 ( deck only ) £ 45 / € 65.25 ( deck only ) £ 95 / € 150 ( deck only )
Built around : ElArco and Tracker Race Track S 161
Trucks: Tracker RTS 139s Trucks, seven 76mm inline wheels, 5 ) Have some time off for a change…
two 72mm centerset skate wheels
Wheels : 65mm centerset
and performance bearings Join us !

24 | NAPHTE 3.1 SPRING / PRINTEMPS 07


MOTION
Longboards

2090, Chemin du Parc Gomin


Québec ( Québec ) G1T 1A5
CANADA

Phone : 1 ( 418 ) 805.8520


info@motionlongboards.com
www.motionlongboards.com

Passionate shapers serving the 7 PLIES SERIES


SAMBA MAKONGA MAKO CARVE BAHARI KILIMA passionate riders since 1999, Motion JOHN GRAVY
DROP-THROUGH Longboards is commited to quality
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : and innovation. But more than any- USE :
tight carving, snowboard style carving, cruising, anything carving, cruising carving, cruising downhill, carving, freeride pool
thing, we make sure this quality and
LENGTH ( cm ) : 100 LENGTH ( cm ) : 102 LENGTH ( cm ) : 112 LENGTH ( cm ) : 112 LENGTH ( cm ) : 117
innovation is affordable. We work hard LENGTH ( cm ) : 81.2
WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 to find production techniques and WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.2
WB ( cm ) : 88 WB ( cm ) : 76 WB ( cm ) : 84 WB ( cm ) : 88 WB ( cm ) : 88 materials that will get you the best WB ( cm ) : 43.4
WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT (g): – WEIGHT ( g ) : 800
for your buck. From the variable
wheelbase to the new AirCore cons-
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
concave dropdown slug with camber, concave, concave pintail with wheel slug with camber, concave, drop-through concave pintail truction, we stay ahead. Handcrafted flat truck mounts with progres-
kicktail wells kicktail ( top mount also available ) with pride in Canada. sive radius deep concave
MATERIAL :
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : 7 ply hardrock maple,
canadian maple canadian maple canadian maple bamboo maple / bamboo composite

RETAIL PRICE :
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : $70 CAD ( deck only )
£ 160 / € 232 ( complete ) £ 99 / € 145 ( complete ) £ 130 / € 188.50 ( complete ) £ 150 / € 217.50 ( complete ) £ 79 / € 114.55 ( deck only )
Made in Canada
Mako Slide also available. Kilima top mount also available.

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RAYNE
Longboards

603, 1701 Powell Street


Vancouver ( BC ) V5L 5C9
CANADA

Phone : 1 ( 604 ) 255.9999


Fax : 1 ( 604 ) 648.9663
info@raynelongboards.com
www.raynelongboards.com

7 PLIES SERIES EZ FLEX SERIES We’d like this opportunity to thank


NICO TINO DEMON BIG FISH AIRCORE our competition for making boards DEMONSEED HELLCAT AVENGER
out of plywood and applying surf gra-
USE : USE : USE : phics. Didn’t you know longboarding USE : USE : USE :
carving, slide slide carving downhill downhill, slide, carving downhill, carving, freeride
is its own sport ? Rayne Longboards
LENGTH ( cm ) : 110.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 110 LENGTH ( cm ) : 110
manufactures function specific long- LENGTH ( cm ) : 112 LENGTH ( cm ) : 105 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107
WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.8 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.6 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.8 boards made to optimize your riding WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 WIDTH ( cm ) : 26
WB ( cm ) : 82.5 WB ( cm ) : 60.1 WB ( cm ) : 77.2 - 85 experience. Whether you’re a thrill WB ( cm ) : 87.5 WB ( cm ) : 81.3 WB ( cm ) : 81.3
WEIGHT ( g ) : 1500 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1500 2.5cm (increments) WEIGHT ( g ) : 2245 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1950 WEIGHT ( g ) : 2115
seeker or beach cruiser, we engineer
WEIGHT ( g ) : 1200
our boards with ergonomics and
SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
flat truck mounts with progres- flat truck mounts with progres- continuous radius medium performance in mind for progressive deep tub concave, drop thru deep tub concave, drop thru deep tub concave, wheelwells,
sive radius deep concave sive radius deep concave concave thrashing. Located in Vancouver BC, mounting, lowered platform mounting, hybrid wheelwells top mount
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : Rayne makes all of our boards using
7 ply hardrock maple, hand 7 ply hardrock maple, hand fiberglass laminates, honey- MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
stained, stained, comb core, durasurf sidewalls precision CNC machinery, advanced 10 ply maple bamboo core bamboo core
& truck mounts materials and the input of the best
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : longboarders to guarantee perfec-
$110 CAD ( deck only ) $110 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only ) RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
tion in each board we make. Keep
$140 CAD ( deck only ) $140 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only )
Made in Canada Made in Canada Made in Canada checking out our website for new
100 % WATERPROOF
translucent board with core windows
products this year !

26 | NAPHTE 3.1 SPRING / PRINTEMPS 07


PUG VICE TIMELINE LIBIDO FLUX AGENT

USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :


downhill, carving, freeride carving, freeride, commuting pedestrian slalom, GS, carving carving, freeride slide, pool & bowl
commuting, carving
LENGTH ( cm ) : 104 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 85 LENGTH ( cm ) : 76 LENGTH ( cm ) : 70 LENGTH ( cm ) : 89
WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.5
WB ( cm ) : 71.5 WB ( cm ) : 68.6 WB ( cm ) : 65 / 67.5 WB ( cm ) : 60 / 62.5 WB ( cm ) : 38 WB ( cm ) : 44.5
WEIGHT ( g ) : 1650 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1370 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1160 WEIGHT ( g ) : 870 WEIGHT ( g ) : 960 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1610

SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :


mild offset camber, variable centered camber, offset camber, offset camber, mild concave deep tub concave
concave mild concave variable concave variable concave

MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :


bamboo core, bamboo core, bamboo core, maple platform, foam core, tri- 7 ply maple 7 ply maple
triaxial fiberglass triaxial fiberglass triaxial fiberglass axial fiberglass

RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
$120 CAD ( deck only ) $120 CAD ( deck only ) $120 CAD ( deck only ) $120 CAD ( deck only ) $80 CAD ( deck only ) $100 CAD ( deck only )

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RESTLESS
Boards

4429, ave Girouard


Montréal ( Québec ) H4A 3E5
CANADA

Phone : 1 ( 514 ) 996.7138


ridemore@restlessboards.com
www.restlessboards.com

PERSONALIZE YOUR DESIGN IN


REAL TIME – Restless Boards is a
rider-driven longboard company that
stands out by its customization
EXCALIBUR ARROW SPEAR MUMMY MAGNUM OLD SCHOOL
capabilities. We believe that there is
no better feeling than having your USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
own unique board. To convey this freeride, carving, cruising, slide freeride, carving, cruising, slide freeride, carving, cruising, slide freeride, carving, cruising, slide freeride, carving, cruising, slide freeride, carving, cruising, slide
sensation to all riders, we have put LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 104 LENGTH ( cm ) : 99 LENGTH ( cm ) : 99
together an interactive custom long- WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5
WB ( cm ) : 70.4 / 73.6 / 76.8 WB ( cm ) : 70.4 / 73.6 / 76.8 WB ( cm ) : 69.2 / 72.4 / 75.6 WB ( cm ) : 69.8 / 73 / 76.2 WB ( cm ) : 71.1 / 74.3 / 77.5 WB ( cm ) : 71.1 / 74.3 / 77.5
board program. Our site features an WEIGHT ( g ) : approx. 1600 WEIGHT ( g ) : approx. 1600 WEIGHT ( g ) : approx. 1600 WEIGHT ( g ) : approx. 1600 WEIGHT ( g ) : approx. 1600 WEIGHT ( g ) : approx. 1600
opportunity to create and preview
your custom board after determining SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
offset camber, camber, compo- offset camber, camber, compo- offset camber, camber, compo- offset camber, camber, compo- offset camber, camber, compo- offset camber, camber, compo-
its shape, choosing its camber and site flat / concave, wood flat site flat / concave, wood flat site flat / concave, wood flat site flat / concave, wood flat site flat / concave, wood flat site flat / concave, wood flat
personalising the graphics and text. MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
The possibilities are endless. Indivi- 5 ply canadian hard maple 5 ply canadian hard maple 5 ply canadian hard maple 5 ply canadian hard maple 5 ply canadian hard maple 5 ply canadian hard maple
& biaxial fiberglass composite & biaxial fiberglass composite & biaxial fiberglass composite & biaxial fiberglass composite & biaxial fiberglass composite & biaxial fiberglass composite
dually handcrafted in Montreal, our / 7 ply canadian hard maple / 7 ply canadian hard maple / 7 ply canadian hard maple / 7 ply canadian hard maple / 7 ply canadian hard maple / 7 ply canadian hard maple
boards feature art work from the local
scene. Without ever compromising RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
the quality or performance of our pro- $130 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only ) $130 CAD ( deck only )
$110 CAD ( deck only ) $110 CAD ( deck only ) $110 CAD ( deck only ) $110 CAD ( deck only ) $110 CAD ( deck only ) $110 CAD ( deck only )
ducts, we are determined in creating CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN !!! CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN !!! CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN !!! CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN !!! CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN !!! CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN !!!
a longboards tailored specifically to
your needs. Restless… ride more !

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SECTOR NINE
Skateboards

9393 Trade PL
San Diego, CA 92126
USA

Phone : 1 ( 858 ) 408.0083


www.sector9.com

Since 1993 Sector 9 has been hand CARVING SERIES COSMIC SERIES PLATINUM SERIES
crafting boards for the soul of the GODDESS SUPERCRUISER SANTA CRUZ BOMB HILLS CARBON TRYLAM WINGS
carving enthusiasts. Much has chan-
ged since our backyard days but our USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
downhill carving & fun carving, freeride tight carving, all around fun downhill carving carving, GS carving, GS
passion remains the same. With our
eyes focused on the future we strive LENGTH ( cm ) : 116.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 116.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 86.4 LENGTH ( cm ) : 116.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 80.8
to progress our sport through the WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.9 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.1 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.9 WIDTH ( cm ) : 20.6
development of high quality products WB ( cm ) : 73 WB ( cm ) : 80.6 WB ( cm ) : 58 WB ( cm ) : 85.9 WB ( cm ) : 73.7 WB ( cm ) : 52.7
WEIGHT ( g ) : what’s a gram ? WEIGHT ( g ) : heavy for a 2 WEIGHT ( g ) : not quite WEIGHT ( g ) : nice and heavy WEIGHT ( g ) : really light for WEIGHT ( g ) : really light
and superior customer service. All
years old featherlite but close its size
the while remaining true to the roots
of what got us here, without compro- SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
perfect pintail on deep Taco must be good because it’s diamond tail hill killer shape on deep Taco directional downhill on cambered concave with a
mising our integrity. 2006 should bring concave copied a lot concave cambered deep concave sweet pig shape
about some great developments in MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
our sport and we at Sector 9 feel 7 ply maple 7 ply maple fiberglass, maple sandwhich 8 ply hardrock maple carbon fiber, fiberglass and fiberglass, Aspen & Mahogany
maple
blessed to be a part of it. Not to
mention we have some great tricks RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
up our sleeve. Made with pride at Almost free What’s a Rupla ? Depends on the shop Priceless Great price for what you get Not cheap but a good deal

our factory in San Diego California,


Other colors available. Other design available. Other color available. Other colors available.
have fun and enjoy…

30 | NAPHTE 3.1 SPRING / PRINTEMPS 07


PLATINUM SERIES DEEP END SERIES SIDEWINDER MINI SERIES BAMBOO SERIES
WEDGE STRAIGHT CHARGER SC HARBOR RASTA NATIVE JOEL TUDOR BAMBINO A-FRAME
SIGNATURE MODEL
USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
carving, freeride parks, pools, ditches super tight turning insanely tight carving all around cruising all around shredding all around fun carving, freeride

LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 82.6 LENGTH ( cm ) : 84.8 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 80.6 LENGTH ( cm ) : 75 LENGTH ( cm ) : 67.3 LENGTH ( cm ) : 96.5
WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 22.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.8 WIDTH ( cm ) : 19 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21
WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : – WB ( cm ) : 34 WB ( cm ) : 69.2 WB ( cm ) : 43.2 WB ( cm ) : 35.6 WB ( cm ) : 36.2 WB ( cm ) : –
WEIGHT ( g ) : super light for a WEIGHT ( g ) : feels heavy WEIGHT ( g ) : not heavy at all WEIGHT ( g ) : not heavy WEIGHT ( g ) : can’t tell by WEIGHT ( g ) : if you take the WEIGHT ( g ) : not heavy WEIGHT ( g ) : heavier than it
board its size lifting trucks off it’s lighter looks

SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :


swept pintail on a convex deep concave with steep bowl concave with swallow tail, Taco concave with Flush mount Mellow concave soft nice tail deep concave and steep tail good deep concave with nice mellow concave with nice tail,
concave mold nose & tail assembled with Sidewinders drop through for Sidewinders with slight nose tail, narrow pig shape old school directional shape
for crazy turnability
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
fiberglass sandwhich with 7 ply maple 7 ply maple 8 ply maple 7 ply maple 7 ply maple with rasta colored 5 ply – 100 % Bamboo 5 ply – 100 % Bamboo
vertically laminated Aspen, middle ply’s & CNC cut sly tray
Mahogany & Maple
RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
RETAIL PRICE : More expensive because ti’s a 6 million Yen Cheaper than 60 gallons of gas Buy more and save Without tax it’s cheaper Depends who you ask 6 million Yen
Worth every penny well made in the USA board
with great wheels, trucks and
bearings like all our boards Other color available.

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SEISMIC
Skate Systems

1630A 30th St., PMB 257


Boulder, CO 80301-1014
USA

Phone : 1 ( 303 ) 440.9449


info@seismicskate.com
www.seismicskate.com
www.geoskate.com

Seismic Skate Systems is a 15-year-


old corporation based in Boulder,
Colorado, founded by 1980s freestyle
innovator and Yale graduate Dan
Gesmer. The company designs and
manufactures advanced trucks, wheels
and decks for high-performance long-
boarding, slalom, cruising, downhill,
BAMBOO SERIES
and Old School styling. Seismic BAT-TAIL SERIES
patented its advanced spring-loaded
SURF CAMP 28-INCH 30-INCH 36-INCH 36-INCH 42-INCH
truck in 1993, ten years after R&D ROCKER KICKTAIL ROCKER BAT-TAIL CAMBER KICKTAIL CAMBER BAT-TAIL CAMBER BAT-TAIL
USE : began and years before cheap imita- USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
all around carving and cruising tions appeared in off-road boards responsive carving & cruising responsive carving & cruising carving & cruising with trick carving & cruising carving & cruising
with trick maneuverability maneuverability
and surfing cross-trainers. The trucks
LENGTH ( cm ) : 116.8
offer sharp turning with stability, pre- LENGTH ( cm ) : 71 LENGTH ( cm ) : 76 LENGTH ( cm ) : 91.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 91.5 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107
WIDTH ( cm ) : 25.4 cise control and superior rebound. WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24
WB ( cm ) : 82.6 Since 2004, Seismic has also offered WB ( cm ) : 38 ( inner truck holes ) WB (cm): 47.5 (inner truck holes) WB (cm): 52.5 (inner truck holes) WB (cm): 64 (inner truck holes) WB (cm): 77.5 (inner truck holes)
WEIGHT ( g ) : lighter than WEIGHT ( g ) : 1000 ( estimated ) WEIGHT ( g ) : 1000 ( estimated ) WEIGHT ( g ) : 1000 ( estimated ) WEIGHT ( g ) : 1000 ( estimated ) WEIGHT ( g ) : 1100 ( estimated )
steel
the world's leading traction-oriented
carving wheels, under the Seismic and SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
SHAPE : 3dm brands. Italian slalom legend rocker concave with kicktail rocker concave camber concave with kicktail camber concave camber concave
cambered Taco mold with a and flip nose
nice rounded pin shape Luca Giammarco rode them to the
MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
overall title at the 2006 World VLam core with composite skins VLam core with composite skins VLam core with composite skins VLam core with composite skins VLam core with composite skins
MATERIAL : Championships. The new Seismic
5 ply – 100 % Bamboo RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :
Speed Vents are now making podiums – – – – –
in elite downhill competition. Seismic Available separate or as engineered Available separate or as engineered Available separate or as engineered Available separate or as engineered Available separate or as engineered
RETAIL PRICE : is also the world's leading source for complete with precision-wedged complete with precision-wedged complete with precision-wedged complete with precision-wedged complete with precision-wedged
Free if you make it yourself Seismic trucks ( stable rear, quick Seismic trucks ( stable rear, quick Seismic trucks ( stable rear, quick Seismic trucks ( stable rear, quick Seismic trucks ( stable rear, quick
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WEFUNK
Skateboards

Rotterdamer Str. 4
50735 Köln ( Cologne )
GERMANY

Phone : +49 ( 0 ) 157-74712172


alex@wefunk.de
www.wefunk.de/skateboards

Wefunk – Spacetime bending CUSTOMMADES SERIES COMPETITION FOAMCORE SERIES


machines. Located in Cologne, CONTINENTAL ROSEY DOUBLEKICK TS GS
Germany Wefunk is operated and
owned by Alexander Luxat, interna- USE : USE : USE : USE : USE :
cruising, carving, pumping cruising, carving, pumping cruising, carving, sliding, tight slalom, tighter hybrid giant slalom, wider hybrid
tional awarded industrial designer and parks slalom slalom
composite technician, skateboarder LENGTH ( cm ) : 95 LENGTH ( cm ) : 90 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107 LENGTH ( cm ) : 74 LENGTH ( cm ) : 84
for 25 years. The bonecore series WIDTH ( cm ) : 22 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5 WIDTH ( cm ) : 21.5
( ISPO brandnew award finalist ) intro- WB ( cm ) : 54 / 58 WB ( cm ) : 54 WB ( cm ) : 56 WB ( cm ) : 47.5 / 49.5 WB ( cm ) : 54.5 / 56.5 / 58.5
WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : – WEIGHT ( g ) : 550-750 WEIGHT ( g ) : 600-800
duced calibrated composite design
( depending on flex ) ( depending on flex )
for specific ride-behavior : vibration SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :
dampness, torsional tightness and camber, concave, kicktail camber, concave, kicktail concave, doublekick SHAPE : SHAPE :
camber, concave camber, concave
shock-absorbing, non-linear flex
pattern. The lightweight of the triple MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL : MATERIAL :
ash, birch, glass, black glass, ash, birch, glass, carbon, ash, birch, glass, carbon, ash veneer, Airex foamcore, ash veneer, Airex foamcore,
torsionbox construction adds to the carbon, santos palisander, santos palisander, epoxy santos palisander, epoxy multidirectional fiberglass, texa- multidirectional fiberglass,
agility and precision of the ride. All epoxy lium, Sicomin epoxy, vacuum texalium, Sicomin Surfclear
decks are handmade and only built pressed, heatcured & hotcoated epoxy resin, vacuum pressed,
heatcured & hotcoated
to order. Quality and precision are
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obligatory. The quest – the ultimate 210 € ( deck only )* 200 € ( deck only )* 210 € ( deck only )* 210 € ( deck only )* 210 € ( deck only )*
riding experience. *Including worldwide shipping *Including worldwide shipping *Including worldwide shipping *Including worldwide shipping *Including worldwide shipping

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BONECORE SERIES
ROADBONE TOPBONE SPEEDBONE

USE : USE : USE :


wide GS, SGS, tightest hairpin technical downhill downhill
downhill
LENGTH ( cm ) : 92 LENGTH ( cm ) : 99 LENGTH ( cm ) : 107
WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 24.2 WIDTH ( cm ) : 23.8
WB ( cm ) : custom WB (cm): 75 WB (cm): 82.5
WEIGHT ( g ) : 1200 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1300 WEIGHT ( g ) : 1300

SHAPE : SHAPE : SHAPE :


flat, gaspedal concave flat, gaspedal concave flat, gaspedal concave
( upturned sides ) ( upturned sides) ( upturned sides), “drop-in” for
POGO baseplates
MATERIAL :
ash veneer, Airex foamcore, multidirectional fiberglass & weaves, unidirectional carbon, set-back carbon
wrapped birch stringer, Sicomin epoxy resin, vacuum pressed, heatcured & hotcoated, triple-torsion-box
hybrid-construction (combined sandwich & monocoque cap) for lightweight, vibration dampness & most
precise agility

RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE : RETAIL PRICE :


310 € ( deck only )* 310 € ( deck only )* 340 € ( deck only )*
*Including worldwide shipping *Including worldwide shipping *Including worldwide shipping

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DE GAUCHE À DROITE :

LÉANDRE
Chandail à rayures « Dragan » par
WESC, jean « Gold Denim, Trim »
par MADA, ceinture par NIXON,
souliers « Makani, Lowdown » par
GRAVIS, casquette par ANALOG

ALEXIA
Robe soleil « Mix Master, Thicket »
par BILLABONG, montre
« Double-Wrap » par NIXON,
sandales par BILLABONG

MARILYN
Camisole «Denise, sweet pea» par
WESC, skinny jean par EZEKIEL,
sacoche blanche « Attache » par
NIXON, montre « Metric Leather »
par NIXON, sandales BILLABONG

DOUBLE-WRAP METRIC LEATHER

STYLISME / STYLING
Stéfanie Paco

COIFFURE / HAIR
Amélie Hins

Merci au bistro Zonorange


www.zonorange.com

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LÉANDRE MARILYN ALEXIA
Veste « Sequence Full Zip » par Camisole « Fiona Halter » par Camisole « Stripe V-neck » par
ANALOG, short « Cubic Short » EZEKIEL, short « Bower » par LIFETIME COLLECTIVE, short en
par ANALOG, t-shirt « Frequency BILLABONG, lunette de soleil jean cargo «Ella» par BILLABONG,
Basic » par ANALOG, casquette « Saffron » par VON ZIPPER, sandales par BILLABONG, montre
par EZEKIEL collier par URANIUM « the Mazzy » par NIXON, collier THE MAZZY
par URANIUM

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DE GAUCHE À DROITE :

ALEXIA
T-shirt « Women’s all Ages » par
VON ZIPPER, boardpants par
« NIKITA », sac par « LOST », san-
dales par REEF, maillot en trans-
parence sous le T-shirt par NIKITA

MARILYN
Camisole «Alex Tank» par MATIX,
jupe par NIKITA, sac «Cleo Purse»
par ELEMENT, collier URANIUM

ALEXANDRE
Hoodie bleu « Icon » par WESC,
boardpants « Fresh Plaid » par
MATIX, montre “the Banks” par
THE BANKS NIXON, sandales par LOST

Un merci spécial aux boutiques Radical


du Nouvo Saint-Roch & de Sainte-Foy
sportradical.com

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Numéro# Lesbo Vrouven
L’idéologie des Stars Je reviens Genevieve
Label : Saboteur Label : goego/p572

w w w . j a i m e n u m e r o . c o m w w w . l e s b o v r o u v e n . c o m

Yahoo ! Un nouvel album électropop dans ma collec- Lesbo Vrouven nous livre un premier album endiablé !
tion… et pas n’importe lequel… Celui de Numero#, La musique est énergisante… même plus stimulante
un duo formé de Pierre Crube et Jérôme Rocipon. Ils qu’un expresso! Le rythme de la pièce We are Weapons
ont su trouver le juste équilibre entre la mélodie et les nous pousse à monter le son et à nous défouler. Il est
textes, le tout à la saveur «Champs-Élysées». Des textes parfois possible de trouver, dans la voix et le rythme
sans artifice et d’une simplicité déroutante, qui dépei- de la basse, une vague ressemblance avec Primus, à
gnent l’univers de la ville « branchée », et qui sauront la sauce punkie. Lors du prochain passage de ce jeune
sans doute toucher tout un pan d’une génération trio québécois en spectacle, j’y serai à coup sûr, et
urbanisée. attachez votre tuque avec de la broche !
PAR / BY > Benjamin Robinson

Of Montreal Patrick Watson Teddy Bears


Hissing Fauna, Are you Close to Paradise Soft Machine
the Destroyer ? Label : Secret City Label : Big Beat/Atlantic
Label : Polyvinyl

w w w . o f m o n t r e a l . n e t w w w . p a t r i c k w a t s o n . n e t w w w . t e d d y b e a r s r o c k . c o m

Bien que cette formation ait vu le jour en 1997, ce n’est Certains suivent les grands courants musicaux, d’autres Cet album me paraît tout indiqué pour les amoureux
que tout récemment que j’ai découvert son existence. tentent simplement de livrer une marchandise bien à des disques hétéroclites pop, indie et électro. L’album
En écoutant cet album aux influences « rétropop eux. Patrick Watson, avec son album Close to Paradise, parcourt les styles musicaux comme une abeille nym-
boucane », j’avais l’impression d’être en plein voyage trace son propre sillon musical. Grâce à une voix phomane, il est donc impossible de s’ennuyer lors de
musical dans le temps en gardant le cordon ombilical exceptionnelle et surtout à des arrangements musicaux l’écoute… Le mélange des genres peut même donner
bien ancré dans les années 2000. Psychédéliquement tout à fait originaux, il vous sera impossible d’y résister. le tournis… ! À consommer avec modération.
vôtre…

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Lee Perry Future Pilot aka TTC
& Friends Secrets from 3615 TTC
The Upsetter Selection the clockhouse Label : Big Dada
- A Lee Perry Jukebox Label : The Creeping Bent
Label : Trojan Organisation

w w w . u p s e t t e r . n e t / s c r a t c h w w w . f u t u r e p i l o t a k a . c o m www.myspace.com/inbedwithttc

The Upsetter Selection est un album de 45 pièces, Folk, pop, free jazz, indie, rock, et j’en passe. Future Tido Berman, Teki Latex et Cuizinier frappent encore
choisies par le seul et unique Lee « Scratch » Perry. Pilot AKA se lance dans tous les genres avec ingénio- fort, très fort. Utiliser le rap comme ces jeunes Parisiens
Pour tout mélomane, un disque de reggae tiré de cette sité. Des artistes de grande importance ont travaillé requiert intelligence et culot. Ce dernier album est tout
époque où les artistes jamaïcains régnaient en maîtres avec eux à ce quatrième album dont The Go ! Team simplement un pied de nez au genre musical souvent
sur le monde musical. Producteur, chanteur, danseur, ( qui viennent aussi de sortir un album ), Sonic Youth, délavé par les rappeurs américains. Vêtu de couleurs
compositeur, ingénieur du son, bricoleur, porte-parole Belle & Sebastian et Concerto Caledonia. Inutile de pastel, TTC redonne aux affreux de la classe secon-
virulent et visionnaire, il reste un des rares artistes préciser la qualité de l’enregistrement ! Polwart, daire leurs lettres de noblesse et vante les mérites
jamaïcains de sa génération encore actif. À mettre Alasdair Gray and others. The album has the feel of d’un humour éclaté au pop corn rose. TTC s’adresse
dans la bibliothèque, tout près de Gustav Mahler ou a song-cycle, with folk/pop/free jazz being the key à vous quand le hip-hop s’avère votre seul ami. Moi
de Johnny Cash, c’est selon. touchstones. aussi ! Moi aussi !

PAR / BY > Sophie Paradis

The Earlies Gruff Rhys


The Enemy Chorus Candylion
Label : 679 Recordings label : Rough Trade

w w w . t h e e a r l i e s . c o m w w w . g r u f f r h y s . c o m

Étonnant quatuor anglo-américain. On pourrait même Honnête, sympathique et délirant à certains moments,
dire qu’il insuffle à l’indie rock un nouvel air et casse Gruff Rhys est originaire d’Angleterre. Chanteur du
la baraque, tout comme l’avait fait Interpol avec son groupe Super Furry Animal, il délaisse parfois sa bande
premier album, Turn On The Bright Lights. Il s’agit ici pour travailler à quelques projets solos comme cet
de psychédélique moderne à la sauce indie folk. album, Candylion. Musique qui parfois rappelle celle
C’est parfois tellement intrigant qu’on a l’impression de Devendra Banhart, sa fraîche naïveté donne envie
d’entendre le son du futur. À écouter avec attention. de faire du bricolage.

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