Arbor Axis Koa Longboard Review


Arbor’s new drop-through model – the Axis is built to provide stability at speed with amazing carve and slide performance. A symmetrical shape and more functional nose/tail profile offer highly versatile stance and switch options, while a cambered design delivers a medium flex for improved rail-to-rail reaction time and riding surface management. A snowboard inspired sidecut encourages a centered stance, while tuning the flex for easier turn initiation. Completes include: Arbor’s new 72mm 75a durometer Slalom Series wheels, ABEC 5 bearings, and 9 Gullwing Charger trucks.

Specs:
+ Length: 40.00″
+ Width: 8.50″
+ Wheelbase: 30.00″

KOA DECKS: made with seven plys of hardrock maple and a finish ply of Hawaiian Koa, all of which are sustainably sourced. Koa’s more densely packed fibers add important structure, which improves return, while providing a one-of-a-kind grain pattern on each deck. Koa wood was used by the Hawaiians to build the 1st surfboards over 600 years ago.

WOOD BY-PRODUCT: all wood by-product created during the production of our skateboards is reclaimed for use in other Arbor products or by outside companies. This allows Arbor to stretch an important resource, while helping to reduce the strain on landfills and forestlands.

RECYCLED GLASS RE-GRIP: most Arbor decks are gripped with long-lasting crushed recycled glass. This ultra clear re-grip surface allows the deck’s natural grain and color to remain highly visible, while providing better performance than silica bead alternatives.

WATER BASED FINISHES: all Arbor skateboards are produced using a water-based sanding sealer and final finish to avoid polluting the air we breathe, especially when skating.

RECYCLED PLASTIC RISERS: all Arbor completes are shipped with recycled plastic risers, which allows us to reduce our dependence on petroleum-based plastics, while helping the effort to stop the proliferation of plastic pollution.

How do they Film Loaded Longboard Videos?

Photo by Marcus Bandy
One of the best film crews in the skateboarding world is the crew from Loaded carving systems, Adam Colton and Adam Stokowski (Adam Squared) are creative longboarders who produce Videos for Loaded longboarding company. Here we see James kelly getting to test drive their latest tool. Loaded videos are always a fun, relaxing, bizarre ride through the world of innovative longboarding and “longboard dancing”. Their videos will greatly expand your ideas and understanding of what it is to ride a longboard. You could learn many new things, by watching loaded videos, be ready to open your mind to all the possibilities that longboarding has.

Go Skateboarding Day, June 21st 2010


What is Go Skateboarding Day?
Every year on June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most infuential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding.
Shoreline Of Tahoe is Looking into the idea of Hosting an Event Here In South Lake Tahoe, Check Back for more details…