Giants Head Freeride 2017 – Gear Checklist – Flatspot Longboards

Dates for Giants Head Freeride 2017 have been announced! Make sure you are prepared for three days of utterly amazing runs and don’t get caught without the necessities.

Last year Giants Head Freeride was AWESOME! Flatspot team rider Laine Jackart took second at the race, the King of the Coast contest was in full swing, and everyone had a good time. The one defining feature of this event is the number of runs. There are a lot of runs, and each run has a lot of corners. This equates to a lot of slides, and for most of us, a decent amount of bails as well. So make sure you come stocked up and prepared, because the giants takes what it wants, and it has no mercy.
10 things you will want to stock up on for Giants Head Freeride June 26-28th

1. Daves Hippy oil… no matter how many wheels you torch, you’re road rash will need more attention. Don’t be having a staph party at skate events, its bad karma.

2. Wheels… This is GHF. Endless runs, many slides. It should be called skidfest, but thats the event in my underpants. Which you should bring extra’s of as well.

3. Toestop… If your riding a topmount, there is a very good chance you might appreciate rocking a toestop for this event. Between the occasional road heave, the excessive sliding and the pinecones there are ample opportunities for your foot to get bucked into all kinds of unfortunate places.

4. Pucks (maybe gloves too)… even if your stand up skills are above average, shit happens and you’re going to want a solid glove and puck on hand to save you… especially with all the pinecones!

  • Holesom – Slide Pucks – Vanilla

    $21.99CAD

    Fast, durable, smellicious, super dense yet lightweight because of the holes. Puck comes with die cut hospital grade velcro (better than industrial grade) and a sticker. Holesom Pucks support Laguna Beach Animal Shelter – Thank You for that : )

    Color: Bright White

    Smell: Vanilla
    Shape: squircle (in between a square and a circle)
    Size: 3 5/8 inches side to side
    Thickness: 1/2 inch
    Weight: 3.15 ounces
    Material: (Holesom’s proprietary blend)

    * QTY (2) Vanilla Slide Puck

  • Holesom – Slide Pucks – Bacon

    $21.99CAD

    Fast, durable, smellicious, super dense yet lightweight because of the holes. Puck comes with die cut hospital grade velcro (better than industrial grade) and a sticker. Holesom Pucks support Laguna Beach Animal Shelter – Thank You for that : )

    Color: Red

    Smell: Bacon
    Shape: squircle (in between a square and a circle)
    Size: 3 5/8 inches side to side
    Thickness: 1/2 inch
    Weight: 3.15 ounces
    Material: (Holesom’s proprietary blend)

    * QTY (2) Bacon Slide Puck

  • Holesom – Slide Pucks – Bubblegum

    $21.99CAD

    Fast, durable, smellicious, super dense yet lightweight because of the holes. Puck comes with die cut hospital grade velcro (better than industrial grade) and a sticker. Holesom Pucks support Laguna Beach Animal Shelter – Thank You for that : )

    Color: Neon Pink

    Smell: Bubblegum
    Shape: squircle (in between a square and a circle)
    Size: 3 5/8 inches side to side
    Thickness: 1/2 inch
    Weight: 3.15 ounces
    Material: (Holesom’s proprietary blend)

    * QTY (2) Bubblegum Slide Puck

  • Seismic – Premium Black Extra-Hard Solid – Slide Pucks

    $33.99CAD

    The biggest and most advanced line of slide pucks ever seen. Better materials… better sliding!
    Available in two distinct formulas and multiple shapes, each option with unique characteristics.

    PREMIUM EXTRA-HARD (black)
    Less braking for faster racing. Perfectly consistent, stable glide – even at extreme speeds and in high heat. Superior durability and no melting or furry buildup ever! Hex shape lets you clock puck to preferred hand mobility zone.
    Outer diameter 3.25″ / 82.5mm. 12mm thick.

  • Sector 9 – Nine Ball Pucks – Colors

    $19.99 $12.99CAD

    FEATURES
    2x 9 Ball Pucks
    Delrin Slide Pucks
    Heavy Duty Velcro
    9 Ball Embossed Logo

    Assorted Colors: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow

Speaking of pinecones, check out this epic gif we ripped off from skateslate’s blog!

5. Knee, elbow, and hip/ass pads… there is no better way to keep skating longer, than avoiding slams all together, but slams happen, so having some pads can keep your out of the Med Tech tent. Worried about looking like a kook? We’re Kooks. Fuck that shit. Pad up and give no fucks. Pro Tip: Spine Protectors are the new black.

 

  • 187 – Fly Knee Pads X-Large – Black

    $56.99CAD

    FEATURES
    – Contoured form-fitting design cradles knee
    – Superior foam system absorbs hard impacts
    – Streamline shape and design increases mobility
    – Seamless interior finish provides ultimate comfort
    – Ballistic nylon with industrial-weight stitching ensures durability
    – Size specific caps create close contact with pad to minimize bulk

  • 187 – Pro – Knee Pads X-Small – Black/Black

    $113.99CAD

    Size Small

    V-22™ Dual Density Foam
    – Specially formulated to provide the perfect combination of cushion and protection for multiple hard impacts

    187 Killer Pads® Lock-In™ Cap System
    – Secures and aligns removable cap in correct position

    Proven 187 Killer Pads® Design Elements
    – Light-weight fast drying interior lining
    – Seamless interior finish for ultimate comfort
    – Ballistic nylon with industrial-weight stitching ensures durability
    – Three-panel construction for reliable performance
    – Open back design for excellent fit and quick on & off

  • 187 – Slim Elbow Pads Black – X-Small

    $49.99CAD

    To ensure a perfect knee pad fit, measure circumference of extended knee and match to the size listed below:

    X-Small: 6 – 7in

  • Triple 8 – Street 2-Pack (Knee & Elbow)

    $59.99CAD

    The starter kit for street skating.

    Grab our Street Knee and Elbow Pads together in a convenient and economical package.

    • Compact knee & elbow pads with high density contoured EVA foam
    • Impact resistant polyethelene caps securely attached with reinforced rivets
    • Knee pad has a butterfly closing system that allows for easy on & off
    • Elbow pad comes with a cool, comfortable Lycra® sleeve
  • 187 – Fly Knee Pads Large – Black

    $56.99CAD

    FEATURES
    – Contoured form-fitting design cradles knee
    – Superior foam system absorbs hard impacts
    – Streamline shape and design increases mobility
    – Seamless interior finish provides ultimate comfort
    – Ballistic nylon with industrial-weight stitching ensures durability
    – Size specific caps create close contact with pad to minimize bulk

  • 187 – Pro – Knee Pads Medium – Black/Black

    $113.99CAD

    Size Medium

    V-22™ Dual Density Foam
    – Specially formulated to provide the perfect combination of cushion and protection for multiple hard impacts

    187 Killer Pads® Lock-In™ Cap System
    – Secures and aligns removable cap in correct position

    Proven 187 Killer Pads® Design Elements
    – Light-weight fast drying interior lining
    – Seamless interior finish for ultimate comfort
    – Ballistic nylon with industrial-weight stitching ensures durability
    – Three-panel construction for reliable performance
    – Open back design for excellent fit and quick on & off

  • 187 – Pro – Knee Pads X-Large – Black/Black

    $113.99CAD

    Size X-Large

    V-22™ Dual Density Foam
    – Specially formulated to provide the perfect combination of cushion and protection for multiple hard impacts

    187 Killer Pads® Lock-In™ Cap System
    – Secures and aligns removable cap in correct position

    Proven 187 Killer Pads® Design Elements
    – Light-weight fast drying interior lining
    – Seamless interior finish for ultimate comfort
    – Ballistic nylon with industrial-weight stitching ensures durability
    – Three-panel construction for reliable performance
    – Open back design for excellent fit and quick on & off

  • Triple 8 – Saver Series 3-Pack Pad Set

    $54.99CAD

    Save some body parts, and some dough.

    Protecting your wrists, knees and elbows is now more convenient and affordable than ever. Our Saver Series 3-Pack Box comes with Wristsavers, Kneesavers and Elbowsavers—everything you need to keep you protected below the head.

    Knee & Elbow Pads:

    • Lightweight, shock absorbing ventilated EVA foam
    • High-density, impact-resistant polyethylene cap with rivet reinforcement
    • Wide, reinforced elastic straps secured to an abrasion resistant nylon body for durability

    Wrist Guards:

    • High-density, impact-resistant molded ABS splints on front and back for support
    • Lightweight, shock absorbing EVA foam
    • 4-way stretchable nylon mesh with reinforced double stitching

6. Bearings… everyone forgets to bring an extra set (or two) of bearings. GHF is dusty as fuck when it’s dry and wet is wet, so why blow a bearing and not be prepared.

7. Lube… Don’t wanna spurge on bearings… a sample Skanunu is $2.50 and will last you the whole of GHF easy… or be a baller and get some of that Purple.

8. Helmet… why is a helmet #8? isn’t it mandatory? Well, then you should always have a helmet, right? If you’re blowing it with a cracked old piece of foo foo, or maybe just wearing a plastic hat, come get a certified helmet and protect your melon at GHF. Bring in the old one and save $15.

  • Triple 8 – Dual Certified – Orange Patrick Switzer Pro

    $68.99CAD

    Dual Certified: Complies with U.S. CPSC Bike and ASTM Skate safety standards
    ABS Outer Shell with EPS liner
    Complete with our renowned Sweatsaver™ Fit Pads for added comfort
    Includes 2 sets of fit pads to customize fit

    To ensure a perfect fit, measure the circumference of your head starting in the middle of your forehead and match it with the sizes below: XS/S 18.9 – 21.3 in (48 – 54 cm), S/M 21.7 – 22.8 in (55 – 58 cm), L/XL 23.2 – 24 in (59 – 61 cm)

  • Triple 8 – Dual Certified – Gold

    $68.99CAD

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Certification: CPSC 66mm
    • Material: EPS Foam 51mm
  • Predator – FR7 – Matte Grey

    $68.99CAD

    Size Chart:
    XS/S: 51cm to 56cm (20.1″ to 22.1″)
    M/L: 53cm to 58cm (20.9″ go 22.8″)
    XL: 56cm to 62cm (22.1″ to 24.4″)

    CPSC and CE-1078 Certified

9. Bushings… dial in your trucks and be ready to schmang. Having a well tuned shred machine will make your GHF all that snazzier.

10. Flatspot Bucket Hat… It’s going to be sunny and hot and when you’re not wearing your helmet, you’re going to want to cover your head. Bucket hats are made for the job. Pro tip: Happy Hour sunglasses…

We will leave you with this video from one summer when Mischa, Slota, Aidan, Evan and Shane we drove to giants head and primarily skated everything else around it because the gate was closed.

 

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