Archives: March 2013

Welcome to the Lush Team – Cal’O'Cal

Lush Longboards

28Mar

Our latest recruit, Callum hails from Victoria Australia, and tears a new one in pretty much any skate terrain in his path…

List of sponsors:

Lush Longboards, Hemley Skateboarding, Hillside Leathers, Bonehunter Bags.

Favourite Lush boards?
The MACHINE! and the Throttle.

Current set up?
The Lush Machine, Precision Bears and Rads!

Favourite terrain?
The un-skateable! never underestimate the potential of any road no matter how it looks at first!

Favourite place to sk8 and favourite event?
South East Asia has some of the best hills and best skating environment!, Newtons Nation is THE event

Worst injuries?
Non as of yet!! (touch wood!)

Plans for the future?
Shred till ya dead!

And your inner sk8 animal is a…
Damn this is hard….. A Seagull???, i’ll skate anything, and my body generally acts quicker then my mind, I’d swallow a rock…..

Steezestoker – not just another brick

Lush Longboards

15Mar

Suddenly we’re seeing a new kind of freeride deck appearing – the “brick” shape has the potential to become the “popsicle” of downhill skateboarding for many people… a super simple, straight up symmetrical plank. It’s not a new idea, but the shape works really well and it has a certain aesthetic appeal – so a lot of shapers are doing it.

Jordan Riachi - Steezestoker
Jordan runs his Steezestoker on the shorter wheelbase… an option many other “bricks” don’t have.

Our take on this shape shares a lot with other “bricks” out there – CNC wheelwells, rocker, and of course that fat symmetrical shape that allows any number of foot positions in a comfortable concave.

Steezestoker
Luigi in race mode…

However – the Steezestoker differs from the competition in two very important regards:

1) It’s strong as hell. Several of our team riders are now skating two year old Sequels, Shockers, Vandellas and Antunas, as they’re finding that our 4X construction survives weather and multiple impacts whlist retaining stiffness… basically it’s everything you really need for a freeride/dh layup.

2) It has a HUGE adjustable wheelbase – on the shorter setting (under 24″) the nose and tail are the perfect lengths for ollies and even flips if you want. Drilling an extra set of holes inboard of the deck and lengthening the wheel wells may not sound like a revolutionary idea, but it completely transforms what this deck is capable of and we’re actually pretty surprised more companies haven’t done it with their “brick” shapes.

Kickflip to hill bomb? Slide deck you can race on? The Steezestoker will not let you down.

Thanks to Rafael Fazano and Animal House Reference for the photos!

Agent Vanstone

Lush Longboards

06Mar

Our own Elusive Chris Vanstone has been scoring some travel time recently in New Zealand and Mexico… On his travels he’s been…


Hitting some hills on his Antuna…


Dressing up as a Mexican…


Making friends…


…who turn out to be useful Gun Caddies…


Riding a Mighty Stallion…


Wild Camping…


..and er…. yeah.

Winter Wonderland

Lush Longboards

05Mar

Fee sending her Pinnacle in the snow somewhere in the Mountains… Thanks to Norbet Ngu for the photos!