Stylish skateboarders have worshipped Dylan Rieder’s minimal footwear designs for years. Now, HUF has the latest incarnation of sleek, stylish footwear for the discerning skaters in some summer shades.
Created under the ethos of ‘less is more,’ the streamlined construction of the Dylan Slip On lends itself effortlessly to a vulcanized platform. The shoe embodies clean and sophisticated design, ideal in any environment and the perfect representation of Dylan’s unique perspective. The pig-suede lining of the slip-on accentuates a luxurious feel, as the HYDRO-SNUFF construction with Ortholite keeps feet cool, comfortable and dry. Constructed using only the finest Italian and full-grain leathers, the Dylan Slip On elevates the standard of functional skateboarding footwear.
Skaters who also run or ride bikes know of the addictive nature of an app called Strava. Well, now skateboarders can track their own action on a similar app called Syrmo.
With the addition of some tech that mounts underneath your truck (including an accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometer) Syrmo will record the motion of your skateboard and save it on a smartphone app for logging, sharing, comparing and review.
So far, we haven’t seen any action trackers that work well enough to be useful, but maybe this is the one. We look forward to trying it.
If you love Star Wars and like cool wallets, backpacks, and especially watches then Nixon has it all for you. Seriously. No one has taken Star Wars product to a finer destination that Nixon with their Dark Side/Light Side collection. Click the link and you’ll see what we mean.
Yes, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew are kicking off a sixth season of their Youtube hit show, Every Third Thursday. And this time it’s about “shape shifting” and welcoming Billy Anderson to Signal as their new brand director.
Shape Shifting in a slightly new direction this year we tackle new board concepts, new collaborations and the opportunity to build a few boards that ultimately have the potential to make it to the production line and in our case Signal’s new Snowboard Subscription. Sure, some board builds this year may be too far out there for the public, but after five years and 53 concept boards it’s time to dig deep and come up with a new season that inspires, entertains and has a lot of fun along the way!
Here’s the latest from our favorite surfboard manu and shaper. It’s the Lib Tech . . . LostShort Round from Mike Olson and Matt Biolos:
The Short Round bridges the gap between easy riding “cheater” surfboards and the high performance shortboard. The speed comes from a low entry rocker and wide-ish nose, with a forward wide point and generous concave throughout. The performance comes from a moderate, but not flipped up, tail rocker, a double concave through the fins and the same sort of modern bump squash tail you would find on a typical contest style, small wave HP shortboard. All combined, it doesn’t look like anything fancy and there are no gimmicks, but sometimes less is more, and there’s a lot packed into this little surfboard.
Shark Shield is a traction pad that creates an electric field around your surfboard when you’re in the water. According to the company this field is annoying to sharks and “nine times out of ten” it will scare a shark away.
Shark Shield’s innovative tail pad and adhesive decal electrode design is 100 percent user installable on any surfboard, new or old, providing a cost effective and immediate solution for protecting surfers across the globe. When surfers select to install an Ocean & Earth Shark Shield tail pad, they can install the electronics module at any time in the future, turning the board into a shark deterrent. The miniaturized electronic module is completely removable and thus transferable between surfboards.
The shield is currently available for purchase for about $600. Not a bad investment if you enjoy surfing in particularly sharky surf. For the official word from Shark Shield, please follow the jump.
ZEAL Optics announced today (April 1, 2016) that it has officially let the dogs out, with the release of its new canine-friendly eyewear collection, Doggles. The new line, ranging from full-wrap glacier styles for arctic travel, to stylish, yet rugged beachwear for the pup on the playa, hits storefronts today. And yes, they are “bacon-infused.”
We’re fans of Lib Tech Waterboards, so we’re even more hyped when we see them adding to their quiver of durable, repeatable, ripping shapes, like this Ringer for Huntington Beach’s big and tall Ryan Carlson.
“The Ringer” mixes a pulled in performance nose with a wide acceleration platform blended into a double winged swallow tail that offers control and precision in all conditions. A mild single to double concave bottom with a flat exit offers speed and adds a positive, loose feel. The skate inspired concave deck insures a comfortable paddle and locked in front foot traction. Carlson at six four is a big guy who surfs aggressively, traditionally a chronic board breaker… Lib Tech’s rugged Eco Iso construction has been a game changer for Ryan. “I used to go through a board or two a week. It was a nightmare, shapers hated me. My Libs last forever and Olson loves me. So stoked”. Initially introduced as a 6’2” the Ringer is now available in smaller 5’10” and 6’ sizes opening up this magical performance shape to more average sized surfers.
Vans is continuing their 50th Anniversary celebration with the release of their Vans Pro Classic Anniversary Collection tomorrow, March 16, 2016.
Anecdoted by its original year of release, each style in the Vans Pro Classics Anniversary Collection pays homage to influential cultural milestones from Vans’ groundbreaking era of 1966-2000. What began as simple renovations in color, fabric and shape bolstered true connections with action sports icons such as original Dogtown Z-boy Stacy Peralta, celebrated surfer Duke Kahanamoku, and Vans’ skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi.
For the official word from Vans and a closer look at all the shoes, follow the jump.