Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Welcome to another addition to our product review library. This is a very special post in that it is part of a series of information on Riptide Bushings. In recent history Riptide has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the longboard bushing market. The question on everyone's lips is whether Riptide is riding the hype train or if there is truth to the claims of superior bushings. However, before we start to get into an in-depth analysis of Riptide Bushings let's talk about what a bushing actually is.
I have said it before and I will say it again, bushings are the most effective way to completely change how your setup rides. Through a proper bushing setup you can make a board super duper carvey or stable as a table according to your liking. However, as much as I hate to admit it, there is a huge number of skaters out there who are completely ignorant to the benefits of tuning your setup and how large of a role bushings play in that process.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
It's been a while since Longboard-Life has published a review, but we are back and in full swing, so get ready for a bunch of new content!
Today we will be talking about one of the newer additions to the Bustin Boards lineup the YoFace BGDK. The BGDK was built to skate little bit of everything but to specifically excel in freeride and downhill. Although I happen to know that this deck has been in the works for a long time Bustin's new shred stick is joining a market flooded with other topmount, double kick boards. Which means that the questions on everyone's lips all have to do with performance.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I know it, you know it, your best friend knows it... Pretty much anyone who drops thane knows that Caliber Trucks are the go-to choice for many longboarders. Caliber hit the market a while back and has since pretty much taken it by storm. It has been my experience that any group of longboarders is likely to have at least as many people riding Calibers as there are who aren't. When you consider how many different brands and styles of trucks there are out there I would count that as a win for Caliber. However, this leads me to ask the question; are Calibers really as awesome as people say or are they riding the hype train?
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
If you are a geek like me then you have definitely heard the word "Tesseract" at some point in your life. A Tesseract is an eight sided cube that exists in the fourth dimension. To visualize it, think of how a square turns into a cube when it goes from 2D to 3D, now imagine a cube turning into a Tesseract as it goes from 3D to 4D (ok, you probably can't imagine that, but I don't that know anyone really can). That's basically a Tesseract in a nutshell. Or alternatively, and just as geeky, the Tesseract is the blue magical cube in the Avengers movie.
Here in the real world of only 3 visual dimensions another Tesseract has emerged from woodwork; the Loaded Tesseract. This version of the Tesseract was essentially designed to be a quiver killer. Loaded's website says that the Tesseract is ready to thrash everything; mountains, slides, ollies, manuals, you name it. While a lot of longboarders have simply called it a smaller version of the fabled Chubby Unicorn. To help clarify what the Tesseract really is Loaded was nice enough to send me one of these extra dimensional boards so that I could give you some of my earthly thoughts on this deck.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Welcome to our first ever review of griptape! Today we will be looking at Blood Orange grip which is a relatively new addition to the griptape market. In a world of die-hard Viscous fans producing another grip that specializes in freeride/downhill was a ballsy move. However, it certainly appears that Blood Orange has added more than a few skaters to its ranks.
Friday, June 21, 2013
It's no secret that topmounts are the trend in freeride and downhill these days. Ask any bro out there, if you want to hit super big standies then you better be riding a topmount, haha. Which has translated into a flood of topmounts hitting the market. In this sea of new decks it is hard for a board to really stand out from the crowd. Omen, however, has found some sort of secret sauce and has been banging out popular boards lately, probably the most popular of which is the Omen Sugar.