Archives: March 2012

Hidden Gems

Lush Longboards

30Mar

It’s amazing what you can find if you look hard enough. Here’s our two favourite local idiots having fun without having to get on a plane or a ferry for a change.

This is actually quite steep.

JG makes it look easy…

Bonus John Griffiths fun fact: John is currently #2 in the “longboarders of Bristol who are going to have their head shaved in 2012″ hit list.

Mr Penman

Lush Longboards

20Mar

When Mark’s not packing orders, managing the team or winding Buster up, he’s busy skateboarding. Mark’s skateboarding is not held back by labels, setups or terrain – as long as there are four urethane wheels involved, he’s on it.

Something that’s evident in a lot of our boards this year is versatility. Tails and short wheelbases feature on many of our newer decks, and that’s partly due to Mark’s quest to find a board that will bomb a hill, air a ramp, slide a rail, all in one day. The Machine is about as close as we’ve got to an ATV so far… Coming real soon!

New rider, new setup…

Lush Longboards

15Mar

Fee Bücheler, the latest member of the Lush collective, setting up her Shocker for a roadtip to Austria.

Nicole Fleck photo

More from Fee soon…

Welcome to the Team – Gerhard Nel

Lush Longboards

07Mar

Here’s Gerhard, the newest member of the Lush family and our representative in South Africa, the aptly nicknamed “Steezepony,” likes to core wheels, and wishes he had Albatross wings.

Anton Joubert photo

Q&A

>If you were a wheel, what size, colour and duro would you be?
A 74mm Cult Mystothane Wheel in the Death Ray Shape, 78a, with leopard print.

>What was the last book you didn’t read?
Some fancy Noam Chomsky to-do about understanding power. It’s good to strategically place the book around the house to impress visitor’s, though.

>What’s the best ginger/blonde put down you’ve ever received?
Well i’m not really a ginger-blonde, but had some horrid pick-up lines….Walked up to a girl in a club with a roll of toilet paper under my arm, asking for directions to the toilet. She made a snide remark about my shirt and attempted to chase me out the club.

>What’s in the quiver?
Loving the Shocker at the moment, and there’s an Antuna on the way… the Shocker is sick – short wheelbase and standup slides with feet above the wheels. Epic. but im very interested in the rockered boards!

>Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever had road rash?
In my soul

>What did you do last Saturday night?
Partook in some psilocybin ritual, with very loud music and neon pictures of war-like women and men with trees for feet.

>A pet hate of yours is:
Eating steak with a breadknife


Anton Joubert photo

>A guilty pleasure of yours is:
Drunken theft and general sabotage

>You have a Delorean and one return trip to the future or the past. Where do you go and what do you do?
Some island near Africa, with more hairpins than straights and tar as black as lucifer’s eyes…

>Describe your life to date in one word:
someoneispullingaprankonme

>An excuse you often use is:
Its Paul’s fault

>If you could change one thing about yourself – what would it be?
I badly want albatross wings

>Tell us something surprising about yourself.
Got a really big head. Could never wear hats as a kid.