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60 seconds with Tyler Bignell, creator at Worthy Skateboards

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I spent a minute with Tyler Bignell of Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, to find out the story behind his intriguing foray into the handmade fun machines he calls Worthy Skateboards. What do you make? Custom timber skateboards. Where do you source your materials? My brother in law Nick builds motorhomes, so I started off…

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Globe X Beavis and Butt-Head Cruisers

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The trend of crazily shaped skaties continues to make me smile and scratch my head with confusion at the same time. Sure the look cool…but how do they ride?  Actually who cares. They look cool, and that’s what counts right! Our mates at Globe have just released two new decks in the shape our favourite…

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Element skate boards

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It’s no secret that the majority of the skate brands out there glorify the high life; parties, girls, pranks…But Element skate boards sing to a different tune (not that they don’t have their wild side) rather, their motto focuses less on the partying aspect of skating and more on the technical and symbolic. One quality that…

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Vans Skate Shoes

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The humble Vans skate shoe is probably the most well know name when it comes to extreme sports lifestyle, has one of the largest selections in footwear catering to urban lifestyle and beyond. Since their humble beginnings they have moved into virtually every market, catering to men, women and children in a plethora of styles…

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Girl Skateboards

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The Girl skate brand  is probably most well know for its badass team, led by skate legends like Eric Koston,Guy Mariano, and Sean Malto. But of course, it doesn’t matter how great they are, if they don’t have decent equipment.  Girl sticks to the tried and tested basics. They don’t rely on technology gimmicks or…

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Enjoi Skateboards

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I am biased, Enjoi has to be one of my all-time favorite board companies. Chalk it up to my tacky sense of humor. Enjoi is known for their comical tag lines and off-color slogans. In addition to having great product that appeals to blokes with a laid back, fun-loving personality, they also have a kickass…

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Zero Skateboards

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Zero has been making strides in the industry as a leader in building excellent brand loyalty. One of the ways they have built loyalty with shop owners is by enticing them to give precedence to their brand over others. How? By offering excellent discounts for shops that agree not to carry blank decks. These discounts…

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Penny Skateboards

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Penny skate boards are all the rage right now! When I was a kid I had this little red fiberglass skateboard with tiny trucks- it almost looked like a pair of roller skates had been stuck to the bottom of the plastic skate board deck. Well, today’s Penny cruiser skateboards are a modern version of…

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Converse All Stars are officially skate shoes

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You heard right. Those trusty kicks you rock around the streets in, the humble Converse All Stars, are now officially skate-worthy. Converse’s most popular shoe of all time, the All Star sneaker, has received the Cons Skateboarding treatment. The new CTAS Pro Skate shoe features Lunarlon drop-in cushioning, abrasion resistant canvas, and All Star traction rubber….

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Choosing a deck

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For any aspiring skater, choosing a skateboard deck can be a bit like looking at the Macca’s drive-through menu when you haven’t eaten for three days….everything looks so damn good at first glance! With all the choices available on the market, it can be a bit overwhelming making the right choice, especially if you’re new…

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