This all new primo freeride wheel is the combination of a new shape, with a new core and new urethane.
Emerging from the depths of the Doctor’s twisted mind, this new wheel from Cult has some special properties.
The Emperor offers enhanced control for powerslides (“Standies”) at higher speeds, while still retaining sufficient grip and braking power.
To accompany this new shape, a new formula of epic proportion was created and duly dispatched for the scrutiny of a few select high ranking devotees in a blind test to determine it’s worthiness. After much deliberation over many dimensions, it was deemed worthy enough to offer to the general populous.
For the Emperor, Cult felt the need to create a new urethane so they now proudly present…”Dopathane”.
“Dopathane” is Cult’s new mid-grip formula. Its psychotropic active compounds play a critical role in the way the brain controls our foot and body movements during fast freeriding.
- Diamater: 71mm
- Width: 53mm
- Durometer: 78A
- Contact Patch: 50.5mm
- Core Position: Offset
The Mediterranean Island of Corsica is a captivating place. Beautiful rocky mountains, dense forests, hot sandy beaches, and remnants of the past scattered all over, giving the island a shade of mystery.
Billy Bones, Dillon Stephens and Troy Grenier take you on a beautiful tour of a very special place.
- Billy Bones @billy_bones
- Dillon Stephens @dillonstephens
- Troy Grenier @troy_yardwaste
Filming & editing: Dave Leslie @guffmcgufferson
Additional filming: Jacob Lambert @maxicasj
From June 2nd to 6th, Women’s Longboard Camp will return to Stuttgart, SW Germany for the third time running. The event is aimed at women skaters of all ages and caters for all levels, from total novice to advanced rider. Participants will get tips and tricks on all things longboard and skateboard from a seasoned all-female instructor crew. Lessons will cover all disciplines and different terrain, from skateparks to flatland roads to steeper gradients.
Back to the roots – after six successful residential skate camps for women in Germany, France, Slovenia and Portugal, the crew around Fee Bücheler and Christine Maier return to Stuttgart in southwest Germany for the third time running. Female skaters from all over the world will have the opportunity to hone their skills on different territory, and get a boost to confidently skate on open roads. Simone will be attending the event for the fourth time: “It’s a great way to try new things on my board in a safe environment. The instructors are so inspiring and motivating – they give me specific tips on how I can improve. This has really helped me overcome my fears.”
As with previous camps, the ladies will take over the local skateshop Flatspot in the heart of the city. Apart from the mandatory protective gear (helmet & pads), participants will need to bring a sleeping mat and bag. The all-inclusive package costs €470 and includes accommodation, catering, skate lessons and goodies. For those who prefer to stay in a hotel or B&B, a workshop-only option is available at for €270.
Further information and registration, visit womenlongboardcamp.com.
After attending the ISPO Show back in January, I got a sense of the changes taking place at Kebbek Skateboards. Fast forward to April: their new line is about to launch!
The folks at Kebbek have worked very hard. We had an chance to catch up with Joey Bidner, Brand Manager.
Many people may not know the history of Kebbek. It has deep roots in all types of skateboarding. Please give us an overview.
I can’t really sum that question up briefly, but I will try to do so in one breath. Kebbek’s roots started in 1992 with the same visionary owner we have today, Ian Comishin. If you’ve seen the award-winning documentary Hicks on Stick, you will know what’s up. Ian helped build some of the greatest Canadian skateboarders through his brand at the time, PM skateboards. He followed the unbeaten path, and did it his own way.
PM turned into Kebbek, and Ian began playing with innovative Downhill shapes with the German Mastermind, Tim Brodesser, who is now working for Pogo skate & snowboards. Through Kebbek, they not only built boards that have gone down in the history of downhill skateboarding, but also facilitated a handful of legendary racers.
It looks like big things are happening at Kebbek. What is the catalyst for this?
That’s an easy answer: a group of inspired people who want to make something with meaning and purpose. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you have a group of people with a common goal and who are motivated by a like-minded creativity. This kind of opportunity does not come around very often, so if you are confronted with something similar, I hope you do something great with it. I feel privileged to have been part of it this time around.
What can you tell us about the new series?
We redesigned the entire line. You will notice it’s narrowed; we cut out quite a few boards from the line, and built a lean, very functional product line. Each board has a purpose, while at the same time serves many. Our graphic series has very deep meaning to it. For the first time, we split the graphic series between two artists. Within the two artists, we made 3 separate series. Each tell a story. Lean in and see if you can figure them out.
What is one key goal that you have for Kebbek this season?
For the year we spent developing this line, our goal was to make something beautiful and functional that meant a lot to all of us. This line was incredibly calculated. From the functionality of our new mold shapes, to every detail in each graphic. We spent so much time calculating its delivery. Now that this part is done, our goal is for them to facilitate fun, that’s what skateboards are for right?
What events should we expect to see Kebbek this year?
One hint….BIG MOUNTAIN SKATE!
Have a great day. Visit www.kebbek.com to find out more!
Comet Skateboards is hosting their 5th annual Skate Jam in Ithaca, NY on May 7th. CW has attended this event in the past and it’s truly fantastic. There is nothing quite like upstate New York in the spring and the course is fast!
Last year, 300 skaters from all over the western hemisphere took over Buffalo Street. This year, they’re doing it again at the same spot East Buffalo Street between Eddy and Stewart Aves.
With fresh pavement at a consistent 15% grade and a new location for skate park terrain on Quarry Street (running perpendicular to Buffalo street), Comet is planning for an epic day of skating, hanging with friends and winning some cool prizes.
The format will be similar to last year with a “nontest” style jam. Skate hard all day and they’ll give out prizes that the Comet team sees fit. There are no specific contests or divisions. However, this year there will be a session for younger skaters from 12-1pm. They are are also sponsoring 20 young people ages 14 and under to skate with the generous support of a local foundation – TBJ. The hill starts at Eddy Street and is a 15% downhill to Stewart Ave.