Want something a little mellower than skateboarding or a new way to cross-train for snowboarding? Give longboarding a shot. Longboards have more stability and traction than skateboards and most riders use them to cruise. But before you hop on any board, make sure to choose the one that will give you the best ride possible.
Don’t run out and invest in a new sidewalk surfer before you assess your riding style. There are a lot of great boards out there, but learning how to ride will be more difficult if you start on the wrong board. If you’re just getting into longboarding or plan on just cruising around with minimal hills, then you’ll want a cruiser or carving board. If you‘re more interested in nailing some tricks or boardwalking, you’ll need a flexible freestyle or dancing deck, but if you have a need for speed, put your money down on a stiff freeride or downhill longboard.
Once you’ve got your style figured out, focus on the board shape. The pintail is the most common longboard shape and is good for more casual cruising and some small hills. Cutouts or drop-throughs are the most versatile shape and are a good investment. They’re great for cruising and have no wheelbite when carving, but they are also stable at higher speeds.
Downhill decks are good for the speedsters. They hold your feet in during fast turns and some have cutouts to eliminate the wheelbite. Cruiser decks are typically shorter and are easier to maneuver and have a kicktail for the sharp turns necessary when skating through crowded sidewalks. If you need more control, go for a shorter board until you learn to maneuver seamlessly on longer boards.
Check out the selection of longboards from Eternal’s new skate shop.
July 14 is right around the corner, which means Street League Skateboarding (SLS) will take over Portland. This world tour ends after a stop in Los Angeles and the Super Crown final in New Jersey. Pros will give it all they have throughout the series to bring home a piece of the largest prize in competitive skateboarding – totaling more than $2 million. Are you suddenly feeling the urge to go practice until you can compete on their level?
Portland’s Rose Garden Arena will host the most elite competitive series in street skating and some of the sport’s biggest names. Twenty pros will compete in the preliminary heat for a spot in the top eight. The top eight will skate for a chance to walk away with $100,000 and a guaranteed spot in the World Tour Super Crown World Cup. After the event, all pros will be invited to the DiamondLife Afterparty jam session where they will free ride the course, and you can watch over a live webcast. Pros can redeem themselves after a knockout or celebrate their win.
Street League Skateboarding was founded by professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek in 2010. The league aims to popularize street skating across the world, and has used the SLS World Tour to do just that.
Is Portland too far a hike to make it to the event? Don’t worry, you can catch the pros at the Sunday preliminaries on a live webcast at StreetLeague.com at 4 p.m. EST and then the finals live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
Thats right Grand RE-Opening!
We have finished moving the Plumb Lane store over here and now the Sparks Super store is a full service Snow, Skate and Style Board Shop. In Celebration we are having a grand re-opening of the shop at 33 e Freeport blvd and everyone one is invited!
Anyone who comes by on Saturday June 29th can sign for their chance to WIN a $100 Gift Card! Plus we will be having sidewalk sale and incredible discounts on everything in the store. 30% off shoes and sunglasses, 15% off ALL regular priced items, and all kinds of stuff on the sidewalk starting at ONLY $5!
Plus for Saturday only Smokin’ Snowboards will be bringing by their all new longboards to demo AND we will be having a customer appreciation BBQ. There is even talk of having an impromptu skate jam. Click Here for directions to Eternal Board Shop.
Need something to do? Well, The Dew Tour Beach Championship kicks off June 20 to 23 and is one championship event you don’t want to miss this summer.
This four-day experience in Ocean City, MD mixes skateboarding, BMX and surf competitions with live music. Bucky Lasek, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Tom Schaar and Pedro Barros are just a few of the pros that will be giving it their all in the skateboard competitions. Each day will feature practices, competitions and street sessions.
Throughout the fest, sponsors will have booths, where they’ll hand out free swag, do demos, and give you an opportunity to interact with the athletes. Show off what you’ve got on the Skate and BMX fan courses. After you’ve gotten your fill of the competitions, check out the live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
This is Ocean City’s third year hosting the Beach Championship. This laid-back city, is the perfect place to take in the East Coast beach lifestyle and make the most of your vacation. There are plenty of activities to take advantage of while you’re there, so be sure to hit the town after the competition each day.
The tour itself is free – can’t beat that, but if you want guaranteed seating and a DewTour swag bag, premium passes area available for each day of the event.
The day has finally come we are moving out of our Plumb Lane location and into the original Sparks store. On the one hand we are sad to see the Plumb store go, but now we will have all of our great skate, snow and lifestyle gear all under one roof.
We hope this will be less confusing to our customers, so we don’t have to send you back and forth across town. In order to better serve the Reno / Sparks area, we will now be at the 33 East Freeport blvd location in Sparks. We will have the same, if not better, selection of both skate and snowboard gear.
Stop on by we will have everything from the skate shop up by Monday. Keep your eyes open for our Grand RE-Opening at the end of June.
See Ya Soon at the all NEW Eternal Board Shop!!
The weather is turning in our favor, so keep your eyes open for our Eternal Skate jam series. Fun times with good friends. Here is a clip from last summer.
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