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Aera Skateboard Trucks RF-1 DH, Freeride and Carve Now Available At Flatpot Longboards

That’s right!!! The highly anticipated – 3 year?! – wait is now over!!! Aera Trucks, Kevin Reimer and Powell-Peralta have finally released their Forged precision truck to all of us drooling over their team ‘prototyping’ them for years now. Check out the details from Aera Trucks and K-Rimes and get yourself a set of the newest in downhill, freeride and carve technology for all the downhill skateboarding, longboarding, speedboarding, longboard dancing and everything else you want to do. // read more

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VIdeo // Chop Lord Part Deux: Max Capps Returns To Flatspot Longboards

Max Capps returned to Flatspot Longboards for his second tour of duty this season. While there was endless skating to be had, his mission was to chop another round of custom decks for us. Last time Max was in the house the focus was exclusively on Sector 9 Boards, this time we were aiming to give new life to a pile of used decks we had collected and get them ripping once again. // read more

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Event Update: Yardwaste Downhill Chilliwack Freeride 3

While we had originally hoped for a Yardwaste Freeride in September, plans were squashed because of some insurance issues. Fortunately, thanks to the hard work of Mike Bridge and his crew, the Yardwaste Downhill Chilliwack Freeride 3 is back on!! Get all the details below and don’t miss this local event. // read more

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Sector 9 Skateboards 25 Year Limited Edition Longboards Released

In conjunction with Sector 9 Skateboards 25 Year Anniversary celebration, they have released Limited-Edition skateboards a few times during 2018. The boards in this series are all based on the original shapes that played an important role in the history of Sector 9, and allowed them to draw new, unique lines all over their home of San Diego – and now the world. Check out the limited series boards and pick up a piece of the history to shred, or display (we get it, they’re special) now!
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Orangatang Drops Their Softest Serving: 77a Blue Caguama and Kegel Wheels

Orangatang Wheels dropped the Caguama earlier this summer, their largest wheel yet at 85mm. Using a similar core to the Kegel wheel, but a larger overall shape, new diamond pattern profile and a stone ground lip, the Caguama took the already ballin’ Kegel and bling’ed it out!

Now that we have the Kegel and the Caguama for all the big wheel needs you could hope for, Orangatang has gone and dropped it them both in a limited soft formula 77a durometer. // read more

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Downhill Skateboarding’s Best Secret: Techslide Tuesday

Maybe Techslide Tuesday isn’t that much of a secret, but for those of us that fiend for some regular downhill skateboard skids, this weekly Vancouver session is the place to be. // read more

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August Longboard Event Calendar 2018

August is here and summer is dwindling fast, but we have about a month to take the most advantage of the warm weather and later days. Fortunately there is a ton of fun to be had in the lower mainland, in and around, Vancouver. // read more

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FUBU Vancouver 2018 // An All-Womyn Longboarding Weekend

After years of being a successful Toronto event, FUBU, an All-Womyn Longboarding Weekend event, has made its way to Vancouver. While never specifically “for men”, I am sure we can all agree, most of the longboard events are hosted and participated in by men and others take a back seat to their presence, intentional or not. Additionally, while these events might be open to all genders and skill levels, they are primarily “egalitarian” and not actually designed to welcome less experienced people and foster their time there at the event. Typically events are geared to a higher level of skill, whether or not they are competitive, and those with the most skills get to dominate the space. The FUBU events are geared to welcome not just womyn, but all skill levels, and there is a distinct tone of fun and friendliness that rarely exists in other event spaces.

We are stoked to for Vancouver’s first FUBU and hopeful for more to come in years ahead. Hope to see you there!

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Landyachtz Presents: Flatspot Highway Jam XIX

We are stoked to announce the next Highway Jam!!!!

Landyachtz Longboards Presents: FLATSPOT Highway Jam XIX

Some of our best jams have been Landy Jams. Remember the Hawgs Tracer Jam?! Or the Ramathorn release Jam?! or How about the LY Snowskate Highway Jam?! We have had some of the best times with the Eh Team. Despite sharing a city with each other, we only rarely have the pleasure of throwing these Highway Jams together. When we do, they are epic, you don’t want to miss this!

** Note the 8am meet-up time! We want to get as much skating in as we can! // read more

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Fs Boards Inc Out OF NYC Now At Flatspot Longboards

We met Fs Boards a couple years ago when they came out to the Attack of Danger Bay here on the west coast. Getting to know these dudes it was clear their passion for skateboarding was deep and they were doing it right and having all the fun. With their roots firmly planted and growing out of their Long Island, NY garages, they have a DIY mentality much like us and have bootstrapped the production of their designs into a well rounded, but tight, line up of American made boards. Not only are their boards well crafted, they come with some clean, simple designs that really make them as stylish as they are functional. Gerry Kreuder [The Chief] and his crew at Fs Boards Inc. have pour more and more of their life, heart, and soul into creating some incredibly quality boards for their friends and community. // read more