The South Lake Tahoe skate park’s ugly step child, the BMX rider can be seen regularly at the skate park, like most step children they are a misunderstood group that seeks a place to call home. I know first hand way back in the day they were not allowed at the park. The city officials didn’t know if they could share the same space without increased risk of injury? Would the bikes damage the park? Over time I think the policy has been modified, or at least the city turns a blind eye to the riders. The truth is these ugly step children rip! Shortly after a rain storm passed through, I meet up with “Dillon” who had the park all to himself. South Tahoe Skate skate park’s ugly step child is out of the back room and given the best seat at the table.
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We’ve got super hero caliber bicycle techs here at Shoreline of Tahoe and I think this video is the closest thing to real life here at Shoreline.
The first of a few jumps from our good buddy, Adam “Knievel” Neil. Yea like Adam is…in his 40′s and decided to take up downhill mountain biking….Fearless if you ask me. As most people his age are complaining about getting old, Adam steps up and delivers big clean airs on his bike. Adam and his family are big supporters of the USSA (United States Snowboard Association). His whole family ends up at Nationals every year. Keep the shiny side up Adam…
JOANNA “PNUT” DZIERZAWSKI, Shoreline Team Rider, may win $20,000 on a video challenge. Go online to help her out by leaving a comment on her video. Here’s a link, Vote Pnut and tell your friends to vote. It takes two seconds to register…. and there are stars underneath the video! Leave a comment if you want. I watched a few of the vids on the site, and I truly think she has a good chance to score some cash, become famous, move to Hollywood, meet Brad Pit, beat up that woman with the big lips, have tabloid gossip mags, ask her about gay marriage, then star in a made for TV movie about her rise to fame…..yea, so vote, and as the say in Chicago “Make sure to vote and vote often.”
Does anyone know who took our ski chair??? This chair was built by the owner of our shop in the 1980′s and we miss it badly. It was taken a couple of weeks back from our flagship store at 259 Kingsbury Grade Stateline, NV. If anyone has any information about the chair or could return it to us we would really appreciate it. We will gladly offer you a reward for your trouble. This kind of behavior really surprises me. I would like to think there are still some decent people on this earth but when things like this happen it really makes me wonder. KARMA WILL CATCH UP WITH THESE PEOPLE!
Shoreline of Tahoe’s General Manager, Kenny Raspen, is officially a SLEDNECK!! All of us at the shop are stoked to see Kenny trying heel clickers and supermans after sledding only 3-4 times. Way to go Kenny!!!
Of course he stomped the landing.
Shoreline of Tahoe has been selling Jumping stilts off and on for the last 4 years. Originally invented and patented by German engineer Alexander Boeck, Air-Trekkers or Powerisers are a spring-loaded stilt that you safely strap onto each leg. Once strapped on, you stand 14″ to 18″ taller, with 3 foot long, space-age, carbon-fiber springs attached to each of your legs. Now you are ready run or jump further and higher than you ever had before. By means of compression and deflection, similar to a trampoline, the spring accumulates, stores, and returns the amount of energy you put into it. It turns your whole world into one big trampoline. The harder you press down – the more energy you accumulate – the bigger the return. Once you feel comfortable on your Air Trekkers, push the limits, because you’ll be on the ultimate set of technologically advanced, spring loaded cyberstilts in the world. Poweriser jumping stilts were the first brand we sold. Powerisers are a great brand and can still be found from time to time, but Air Trekkers have taken over as the leading jumping stilt here in the USA. If you noticed, the designs are very similar, but Air Trekkers offer more spring range. The spring range is an important thing to determine before you buy yourself a pair. Generally, we believe that you should buy a pair within your spring weight category. If you are near the top of a weight category then go up to the next category. Now, if you are an aggressive extreme action sports fanatic with a trampoline background and think you would be ready to perform tricks like back flips and huge air jumps fairly soon, then consider buying the weight category one or even two sizes up. Seriously! They’ll be stiff at first but once you really get used to them you’ll be glad you went for the stronger springs. Shoreline will be offering a chance to demo a pair of Air Trekkers this Summer in Lake Tahoe. So if you find yourself in the Tahoe area, look us up at the Heavenly Village Gondola area.
It’s that time of year. The snow is melting away and the streets are being cleaned. Time to dust off those long boards and get ready for a summer of shredding the pavement. Check out some last year’s footy of some of our local kids having a good time on highway 88 out near Kirkwood. Check back often as we will be posting new longboarding footage very soon.
May 11 – 15th is Bike to Work, School, Play Week in Lake Tahoe
Bike to Work, School, Play promotes a healthy, environmentally-friendly commute to work and school and gets Tahoe basin residents out of their cars — reducing air pollution and traffic congestion. Employees, students, and patrons arrive in a good mood, parking needs are reduced, and our community is more friendly, healthier, and a more sustainable place in which to live, work and play.
Shoreline employees have been riding their bikes to work for years. Every spring till late fall you can find them peddling their way back and forth to work. Bike to work week helps get the message out to those who aren’t in the habit, you should try it, its a great habit…stop by Shoreline and check out our new bikes from Chumba, Norco, Jamis and Nirve. See ol’ Charlie to get your ride tuned for the summer….May $10.00 off tune up Coupons are now being mailed out in the Target coupon book See ya….
Loaded is recalling all Purple (83a) Orangatang 75mm In Heat wheels purchased between 2/27/09 and 4/29/09 as well as all Orange (80a) Orangatang 75mm In Heat wheels purchased between 3/14/09 and 4/29/09.
They’ve recently determined that a small percentage of the cores (produced by a third party vendor) used in these batches are not up to Loaded’s rigorous quality control standards and may run the risk of shearing the bearing seat (blowing out the core and possibly causing the wheel to separate from the truck while in motion), creating a safety hazard to the user. This is a voluntary recall: Consumers should stop riding these wheels immediately and return the wheels (along with date of purchase so Loaded can ascertain that it’s from this batch) to an authorized Loaded Boards/Orangatang dealer or to Loaded Boards, Inc. for a FREE replacement set. Loaded and all dealers will gladly exchange the wheels for any wheel of choice, including the new Freeride wheels, provided the wheels are in stock or accessible.
The silver lining is that, while these cores have worked well up until this batch, Loaded will be switching over to a new 3rd generation core for future IN HEATS that provides better wear and slide characteristics. Loaded encourages the performance use of these wheels and ensures that they will hold up to the rigorous use and abuse that they are designed for. Loaded is fully committed to every product they build and they hope you will love them as much as we at Shoreline of Tahoe do.
RETURNING YOUR WHEELS
If you are near the Tahoe area, Shoreline of Tahoe will be happy to assist anyone who needs new Loaded Wheels. We have 4Presidents in stock and we will have the new revamped IN HEATS as soon as they are available.
Remember you can return your wheels to any Orangatang Dealer with proof of purchase.
WHAT IS PROOF OF PURCHASE? – we need to see a receipt of some kind so we know when you bought these wheels -it can be a bank statement with the date and the costs of the wheels – the actual receipt if you still have it -the online order receipt-If you don’t have a Proof of Purchase, email Loaded at, email@example.com.
Sorry for the hassle but on the BRIGHT side, a NEW set is coming your way.