During our recent excursion to Santa Cruz we got an inside look at the NHS Research & Development Lab led by none other than head skate scientist Tim Piumarta. If you haven’t seen or read Part 1 of this article, be sure to go back and check that out! Watch, read and learn how hardgoods are rigorously tested for Santa Cruz, Flip, Creature, Ricta, Independent, MOB Grip, Krux, OJ and the rest of the NHS brand family.
They say that if you can measure it, you can improve it – and these guys measure everything. The NHS research & development department is responsible for the engineering side of wheels, decks, trucks, accessories, griptape, etc. Tim Piumarta and his crew put the “good” in hardgoods for the NHS family of brands, including Santa Cruz, Flip, Creature, Ricta, Independent, MOB Grip, Krux, OJ and more. Watch the video or read more and edu-skate yourself!
If you’re new to skateboarding or if you’ve ever been confused on how to choose a skateboard, this post is for you! In here you’ll find a comprehensive skateboard buying guide from your friends at Skate Warehouse. We’ll show you how to determine what gear will be best for you depending on your size and how/what you like to skate. Read more to get started, then head to Skate Warehouse for a new complete!
Welcome has always nailed it with the look and feel of their products, so you know what to expect with Orbs. Welcome guarantees you won’t get any flat spots and – because of the hollow core – they are “15% lighter than any other wheel trapped in this dimension.” Toss your shitty flat spotted wheels into the past were they belong and pick up a new pair of Orbs Wheels today at Skate Warehouse.
Skate One Distribution is home to BONES Wheels, Powell-Peralta, Bones Bearings, Mini Logo and several other great skate brands. They’ve been responsible for the best bearings and highest performance urethane in skateboarding for decades running and we were excited to get an inside look at the facility. When we arrived, we were pleasantly greeted by our Skate One rep, Jamie Gathard, and our tour guide… George Powell himself!
The Spitfire x Illegal Civilization wheels come in two different sizes, 53mm and 54mm. Not only do they feature some original art, but they also come with the new Illegal Civilization 2 DVD. A full-length skate video featuring the IC crew, filmed and edited by Mikey Alfred. This video is filled with killer parts, stylish skateboarding and a whole lot of hijinx. The wheels are Classics. Get yours today at Skate Warehouse.