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Rafa Garrido

1. Nick Name: Rafa

2. Age: 21

3. Top 3 pizza toppings: margarita, Hawaiian, BBQ!

4. Margarita or Rum n’ Coke: margarita

5. Favorite Superhero: mmm… Wonder Woman XD

6. Brunette, Blonde, or Redhead: brunette!

7. Sponsors: Seismic Skate, Tekton, Opiate, Ingravity, Ridersfly, ARC leathers.

8. Favorite Skating (place, country, state city): Alicante! (Spain)

9. Favorite Skating bros: TATO!

10. Favorite Skate Film: Second Nature.

11. Real Favorite Skate Film: SECOND NATURE.

12. Superpower: Superpowerslides!

13. Vehicle of choice: i don´t know…

14. Best thing about Moyano?

15. Wheel of choice: Cry Babies… ñamm!

16. How fast: too fast

17. Top five brunettes: i like guys…(its a joke.)

18. Top 5 tracks currently on your iPod: Call Me Maybe, Wrecking Ball, Baby – Justin Bieber, and other gay songs…

Javier Tato

Javier Tato

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1. Nick Name: Tato

2. Age: 21

3. Top 3 pizza toppings: muschrooms, cheese, meat

4. Margarita or Rum n’ Coke: rum

5. Favorite Superhero: batman

6. Brunette, Blonde, or Redhead: blonde

7. Sponsors: Seismic, ARC Leathers, EDGE boardshop

8. Favorite Skating: Madrid, las cuestas!

9. Favorite Skating bros: i dont know what this means

10. Favorite Skate Film: flipping the switch

11. Real Favorite Skate Film: thrashing

12. Superpower: cute

13. Vehicle of choice: motorbike

14. Best thing about Madrid? Madrid is sick as fuck, too much party too much of everything, just come and check it out by yourself

15. Wheel of choice: fucking seismic hotspot 69mm blackops formula, perfect hybrid

16. How fast: 100 km/h

17. Top five Blondes: i just have one girl for my own, not 5

18. Top 5 tracks currently on your iPod: lonely boy, sin oficio, bienvenidos, ultra velocidad and blackbetty

Troy Fairbanks

1. Nick Name: T-Banks

2. Age: 17

3. Top 3 pizza toppings: Ham, Pineapple, Bacon

4. Margarita or Rum n’ Coke: Rum n Coke

5. Favorite Superhero: Hulk

6. Brunette, Blonde, or Redhead: Blonde

7. Sponsors: Boardlife, Riptide, Abomination Boards

8. Favorite Skating (place, country, state city): Deep in the rockies. Grab a crew, adventure into the mountains, and get gnarly down some passes.

9. Favorite Skating bros: For sure my homie Damond Mastin. We got each other into the sport 3 years ago and I still have a blast skating with him. We innately push each other to get better, faster, and gnarlier every time we skate.
10. Favorite Skate Film: Let Go. This video made me want to longboard. Also, Adam Colton’s videos inspired me to get into video/media. For me, that video sums up what longboarding is all about.

11. Real Favorite Skate Film: Drop

12. Superpower: Make a sandwich on command

13. Vehicle of choice: The Vo. The lady snagger for sure, 2003 volvo.

14. Best thing about Wheat Ridge? Best thing about wheat ridge is how there is a chill group of long boarders who love the sport and we have a good time skating the local favorites.

15. Wheel of choice: Cry Baby 84a, Hot Spot 77a/80a 76mm

16. How fast: 74 mph

17. Top five Blonde: Carrie Underwood and Kate Upton. No need for the other three. These two will do just fine 😉

Devon Tylor Reece

Devon Tylor Reece Seismic team Rider from Colorado

Devon’s Setup

Wheel of Choice: Hot Spots in blue or orange.

Nickname: The Peach, Fuzzy Man Peach.
Age: 25
Favorite Pizza: Homemade Corn Salsa/Cheddar with Pineapple.
Margarita or Rum n’ Coke: Spanish Chiantis.
Favorite Superhero: Superman.
Brunette, Blonde, or Redhead: Redhead, hands down. Seriously, hands down.
Sponsors: SEISMIC, Bustin, Mister Mistress (the band).
Max Bench Press: Heavier than yours.
Favorite Movie: BRICK, If I have to throw out just one.
Collects: Comic Books.
Skate Day Outfit: Short shorts and tall socks lifestyle.
Off day Outfit: Tailored suit pants, brown brogues, white tee shirt. I’m trying this look that’s a cross between Ryan Gosling in anything and Sean Penn in the Gangster Squad.
Max Leg Press: Definitely heavier than yours.
Favorite skating: RADo.
Favorite skating bros: Dane, Dre Griz and Shaq Daddy! A.O.D.!
What does A.O.D. mean?: Apex or Die.
Is that as cool as it sounds?: Radical stickers coming soon!
Favorite skate film: Brink.
Real Favorite Skate Film: Search for Animal Chin.
Superpower: Flight.
Vehicle of choice: TARDIS.
How fast: Real freaking fast.
Top five Redheads: Karen Gillian, Felicia Day, Top Secret, Lily Cole, That one girl from that one time.

Eurotour 2013 Video Series – Chapter 1: Almabtrieb

In this first episode of the Seismic Eurotour Video Series, Seismic Team riders Rafa Garrido, Javier Tato, and Aleix Gallimo drove from Castell de Castells in Valencia (Spain) to Almabtrieb, Germany, for the first race of the 2013 Eurotour. Despite a few misadventures on the road, they managed to get to the race on time – but not without first learning a lesson in auto mechanics!

Follow the next episodes in the Seismic Eurotour Video Series on the Seismic Youtube Channel.

For Sure – Devon Reece

New Seismic Skate Video from Team Rider Devon Reece. Check it out!!

Grizzly Conditions with Dre Nubine

Ever complained about the snow harshing your gnar? Snow doesn’t phase Dre “Grizzly” Nubine one bit as he tears down a Colorado mountain pass at speeds in excess of 50mph — with a little help from Seismic’s top-secret new speed/freeride urethane formula. Bright white to match the weather conditions!

Mischo Erban “Tooth and Nail: Smiling!” 2011

Mischo Erban has been pioneering longboarding since man of you were in grade school! This guy is a true racer and has shown it with countless podiums on the world circuit and even a few titles worthy of boasting. This is a flashback to his 2011 season where he won the IGSA World Championship Title in Brazil.

From MIscho…

“Still hanging in by tooth and nail the, 2011 season was another to remember! I was becoming more tuned into my skateboard setup and confidence and perseverance paid off with the World Champion Title being seized on my most favorite track in Teutonia, Brazil!
Big Thanks to Fred Baumann, Ronin Trucks, GMR Skateboards, Dan Gesmer at Seismic, Xtreme Board Shop Glendora, Knucklenuts and Crocan for the video edit!”

mischo.com

Edit By: Marek “Crocan” Vanourek

Velefique Freeride 2012

Check out Javier Tato’s sick edit from the Velefique Freeride 2012!
Seismic team rider Javier Tato recently attended a downhill gathering in Velefique, a small town in the southern Spanish province of Almeria. Six kilometers (3.7 miles) of smooth asphalt, technical corners, and fast straights made for an amazing course!

Full raw run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwMxX7hWiow

Artist/Song: Kind Dub – Atlanta braves VS Waka Flocka VS Ludacris Remix

Gear:
73mm Speedvents (elixir formula) and 69mm Hotspot 78a (blackops formula)
Tekton Bearings ABEC7

Seismic Race Wheels poured in Elixir™ freeride ‘thane!

Check out Seismic team riders breaking in Elixir 69mm Hot Spots, 76mm Hot Spots and 73mm Speed Vents. Our new Elixir wheels are made in a race shape performance mold and combined with our Elixir freeride formula (same urethane formula used in our slide wheels 70mm Bootlegs and 75mm Landslides).

Seismic Team Riders: Shaquille James – 73mm Speed Vents, Dre Nubine – 76mm Hot Spots, Devon Reece – 69mm Hot Spots, Brian Lugbill – 69mm Hot Spots, Troy Fairbanks – 69mm Hot Spots.

Javier Tato: Seismic Flow RIder Video

Seismic is stoked to release the first YouTube clip starring our new flow rider / videographer extraordinaire, Javier Tato of Madrid, Spain!

“The blue Bootlegs are the best freeride wheels I’ve ever ridden.  They have a great slide, and they’re REALLY resistant to flat-spotting.

The red Bootlegs are a bit more grippy.  But since they’re softer, they leave AWESOME red ‘thane lines on the asphalt.” – Javier Tato

“Longest one wheel manual on a skateboard” by James Soloday

Tomorrow, Oct. Friday 18, Blue Sky Longboards will be holding a push race on the streets of New Jersey, the Blue Sky Mile Challenge.

This is the first year that this event is happening and the guys organizing it have been trying their best to make it one of a kind for a couple different reasons:

1. A bracket will be used to place the fastest skaters together in one final heat.
2. The prize purse will be split evenly between the men and women.
3. Great for spectators!  And, the racers who didn’t make the finals will get to see the most exciting part of the event – the first place finish!

The biggest and most exciting difference at this event is the racing format.  The day will begin with practice and qualifying.  During this time racers are free to skate as much as you like.  Once you are ready to qualify (you only get one, so be ready) you will collect your timing chip, skate a mile as fast as you can, then return the timing chip to the finish to get your time.  Qualifying times will be available in real time on a monitor in the in field.

You can find more information about it here: Blue Sky Mile Challenge . There is no registration day and the registration closes toonight at midnight. You can register here:

Blue Sky Mile Challenge Poster

Blue Sky Mile Challenge Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same day, same event, James Soladay will attempt the Guiness World RecordLongest one wheel manual on a skateboard“. The current for the longest one wheel manual (wheelie) on skateboard on flat surface is 68.54 m (224 ft 10 in) and was achieved by Stefan Akesson (Sweden) at the Gallerian Shopping Centre, Stockholm, Sweden, on 2 November 2007.

James will be riding on Seismic Wheels and Seismic Bearings on this attempt to break the Guiness Workd record. Here you can check a couple of videos of him doing a manual and one wheel manual, enjoy and good luck James!!

Seismic Skate: BBDH 2012 VIDEO!

We went to BBDH two weeks ago. We had a lot of fun and we are glad to see how much is growing year after year. We love to see big events like this in Colorado. We took some pictures and made a video. Check it out!!

Brian Lugbill - BBDH 2012

Brian Lugbill – BBDH 2012

 

 

BBDH 2012

BBDH 2012

Check out more images of BBDH 2012 on our Seismic Skate Facebook page! If you participated and you can’t find a picture of yourself, write us a message because we might have a picture of you!

Check out this gnarlylicious video of Buffalo Bill Downhill 2012!

BBDH Bloodspill 2012 from nachomama on Vimeo.

Buffalo Bill Downhill: BBDH 2012

The Buffalo Bill Downhill Longboard Race returns to Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO this Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2012.

Buffalo Bill Downhill 2012

Buffalo Bill Downhill 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four of our Colorado team riders will be participating this weekend and we want to share their set ups, tips and expectations for this race. Even though it’s their first time to race at BBDH, it’s definitely not their first time on this racecourse. They know Look Out Mountain like the back of their hands:

Dre Nubine

Dre Nubine

Yo. I’m Dre Grizzly, I think. I’m a RADo rider and like all RADo riders. Around this time, I’m getting prepped and ready for BBDH. My set up consists of 76mm 80a Hotspots, Landyatchz 9two5, and 45° Grizzly precision trucks. With this being my first BBDH, I’m rocking this set up because it’s comfortable and I know the course like the back of my hand. I’m rocking the 76mm 80a Hotspots for simply roll speed, grip and slide. If you’ve ever been on a set Hotspots (which I’m sure you have), you know that these three characteristics are all packed into this wheel. The course isn’t super hard. A few fast turns, a few hairpins, speeds range from 40-45. ADVICE FOR NEW RIDERS: KICK OUT AHEAD OF COOP AND STAY AHEAD OF COOP!!! Joking. Coop’s a rad guy so make sure you introduce yourself to him. Have fun and kick it pagan-style for a few days.

Brian Lugbill

Brian Lugbill

Brian Lugbill from Seismic here. I’m rocking a 39″ proto Seismic single-kick deck on 180mm Gunmetal trucks with Seismic Speed Vents 73mm Red 81A (Elixir Freeride Formula) for the technical course. BBDH is a truly classic hill that is long and technical enough to allow for passes to be made on the way to the bottom. My only tip would be to have fun, and stay alert in the heavy packs that are sure to come on freeride runs.

Colorado Riders: Devon Reece and Shaquille James

Colorado Riders: Devon Reece and Shaquille James

Captain Reece here. For my first experience racing Buffalo Bill Downhill Bloodspill this year I’m going to be rocking blue 77mm/80a Speed Vents. The Buffalo Bill course is a hometown favorite, and the top roll speed capabilities will be awesome for the first half of the track, which includes a couple easy corners amongst some straightaways. While super fun, it isn’t the fastest hill around, so I have a feeling that bigger wheel speed will help quite a bit. The second half of the course is nice and technical with four hairpins. The 80a durometer breaks into a sweet, controllable drift after a couple of break-in slides, and the EC core utilized in these wheels will offer a quick acceleration coming out of corners. The 77mm Speed Vents are going to feel sick!!!

 

Shaq Daddy Shredding

Shaq Daddy Shredding

The name is Shaquille, but you can call me Shaq Daddy;) This will be my first time racing and I’ll be rocking some 76mm blue Hotspots, Tekton Bearings, Arbor 38 Vugenhauen, Ronin Trucks and a really cool foot stop that my friend made for me. I dig the 76mm Hotspots because they are fast, grippy and have a very nice slide. Plus for a bigger wheel they have awesome exit speed out of Colorado styled hairpins. BBDH is a dope course that brings a little of everything to the table. Skate fast, skate safe.

BBDH 2012 SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

7:00 – 7:30 Volunteers Meetings (Staging Area)
7:30 – 3:00 Open Practice (Vols & Racers)
3:00 – 3:30 Grudge Matgch Helicopter Redeption Finals
3:30 – 6:00 Open Practice

Sunday, September 30, 2012

7:00 – 7:30 Vol Meetings (Staging Area)
7:30 – 9:00 Open Practice
9:00           RACING BEGINS

* Awards on Hill after the Racing

ADDITIONAL INFO:

– All Racers, spectators and volunteers access hill from I-70 Exit 256
– All parking along road south of actual closure
– Be prepared to walk from car (bring water, food, extra clothes, etc)
– No Parking in museum Lot
– No volunteer or spectator parking inside Closure

Directions:

http://buffalobilldownhill.com/directions/

For race course information:
http://buffalobilldownhill.com/racecourse/

Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon, tomorrow in San Diego!!

Adrenalina Logo

This year’s Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is featured in streets of San Diego. This is a first of it’s kind battle of fitness, endurance and actions sports!

The Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is a 26.2 mile longboard race that consists of multiple laps around around Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, with the top winners sharing$5,000, in addition to product giveaways from the greatest and latest in the long skate industry. This is a course designed to showcase different cities around the world, this year it will be show casing San Diego as it did showcase in 2011 the cities of New York City, Caguas, Plano, and Hallandale Beach.

Race Course Map

Race Course Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committed to not only fitness and endurance, the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon will also support the community. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to Champion Sports Academy (CSA), a youth educational sports training program developed by the San Diego Hall of Champions to provide a diverse curriculum of life and leadership skills to the San Diego community.

You can still register for the race following this link. You can find all the information and news about the race on their website or follow them on Facebook for all the updates about the race!

Race safe, enjoy the race and good luck!!!

Seismic Skate: Freeriding Bootlegs

Check out Seismic flow riders meltin’ pavement all over Madrid. AND TURN YOUR EARS to the sound of “In the Whale”. The band started underground in Greeley, Colorado then moved to Denver shortly after to be a part of the growing music scene.

A little bit about the band:

“…Our music tends to explore the sleazier side of life… the creepy guy in the bar eyeballing the pretty girl, the televangelist who tells you he can save you from the lake of fire, that one uncle you have with the gun collection. We hope to convey a sort of mixture of passion, aggression, and fun with our live show, and we like to think we do a damn good job at it, thank you very much…” – In the Whale

http://www.myspace.com/songsinthewhale

Seismic Skate: Javier Tato on 75mm Landslides

Check out Team Rider Javier Tato sliding down the streets of Madrid on the 75mm Landslide wheels from Seismic. The Landslides are poured on the Elixir urethane from Seismic. The first urethane designed for modern day freeriding.

Seismic Skate: Josh Mallin on Landslides

Josh Mallin shreddin'

Josh Mallin shreddin’

Team Rider Josh Mallin

Team Rider Josh Mallin

Josh Mallin Wild Style

Josh Mallin Wild Style

Seismic Landslide Freeride Wheel Review

Check this out! Great gear review written in Australia on our 75mm Landslide Wheels:

Seismic Landslide Freeride Wheel

Seismic Landslide Freeride Wheel

The responsiveness and consistent slide blew me away, I don’t know if I’ve been out of the freeride loop or just been riding race wheels for too long, but I was so impressed with the freeride ability of these wheels straight off the shelf.

The Landslide is a very similar sized wheel to the purple Durian, that I’ve always been a fan of  but these have just a little wider contact patch. Hands down the wheels did seem to drift a little too much but I’m sure its just my technique. After a solid session behind the Hopshop, I started hitting the toe sides hard, feeling free to get it sideways knowing that it was always going to come back with no trouble. The result was my first pendy style standup toeside! Stoked on a new slide in the bag,  I got Maga to start taking photos and the ripping continued. After I threw on some Durians for a straight up comparison, the result was shocking, the Durians needed more time to work in and definitely harder to… (Read more… Seismic Landslide Freeride Wheel Review)”

Maryhill Festival of Speed 2011

All in a day’s work… On Sunday July 3, Seismic wheels and bearings took 2nd place in Men’s Open Downhill at the Maryhill Festival of Speed (Tim Del Rosario), took 3rd place in the Junior Downhill at Maryhill (Austin Joseph Nicassio), and also 3rd in Street Luge (Christian Conaway). Congrats to all!

After Maryhill, we had a chance to catch up with Austin Joseph Nicassio and find out how our 76 mm Purple Hot Spots performed throughout the event:

“The best thing for me was their acceleration in and out of turns, the performance core complimented the outstanding rebound of the black opps urethane that created the exit speeds necessary for racing and advancing on the Maryhill Loops Road. Along with the core helping exit speeds, it also kept my wheel lips stronger which allowed me to have a more firm yet smaller contact patch and intern still offer more grip for more nimble and faster racing lines than my opponents.”

Podium Maryhill 2011

Podium Maryhill 2011

 

 

 

 

Podium Maryhill 2011

Podium Maryhill 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by: Scott Wippermann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Vernon Downhill IGSA North American Championships

Seismic Skate Systems will be one of the lead sponsors for the 7th Annual Vernon Downhill IGSA North American Championships!

7th Anual Vernon Downhill Poster

The 7th annual Vernon Downhill is also the IGSA North American Championships for the third consecutive year in 2011. Vernon, BC is the place to be June 11-12 to see the best downhill skateboarders in North America battling it out for the championship.

Taking place in the residential neighborhood of Middleton Mountain in Vernon, BC, the race is unique by running through a residential neighborhood. Extremely kind and co-operative residents have allowed us to have this unique experience of racing down their local streets.

Track Facts
Course Length: 1.2 km (.8 mi)
Top Speed:
Qualifying Records
Downhill Skateboard: 55.094      Kevin Riemer (2010)
Street Luge:              57.846     Kolby Parks (2010)
Classic Luge:           1:02.125   Kolby Parks (2010)Previous Winners
Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Kevin Riemer, CAN
2009  Mischo Erban, CAN
2008  Thomas Edstrand, CANWomen’s Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Brianne Davies, CAN
2009  Brianne Davies, CAN
2008  Haven Anderson, CAN

Junior 1 Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Quinn Dubois, CAN

Junior 2 Downhill Skateboard Winners
2010  Alex Tongue, USA
2009  Spencer Smith, USA
2008  Spencer Smith, USA

Street Luge Winners
2010  William Condon, CAN
2009  William Condon, CAN

Classic Luge Winners
2010  William Condon, CAN

More details:  www.VernonDH.com
Contact: Mischo Erban

Location:

Vernon Downhill June 11-12 2011

Seismic introduces Tekton™ bearings

The bearing behind the Official IGSA Downhill Speed World Record!

Tekton Bearings

Boulder, CO – After more than two years in development, Seismic is proud to unveil the patent-pending Tekton™ bearing – the bearing behind the Official IGSA Downhill Speed World Record. (Click here to witness the awesome feat on YouTube.)

Said 2009 World Cup Champion Mischo Erban, who set the new record of 80.83mph last fall, “Tekton bearings roll fast, hold alignment better and stay cleaner, longer. It’s that simple!”

“The difference is the wide flange at the ends of the integrated half-spacers,” said Seismic founder/owner Dan Gesmer. “The big, flat contact surfaces square up, co-align and self-stabilize inside your wheels.”

“Once coupled, the Tektons literally block themselves from sitting or rocking out of alignment, so they stay straighter than any other bearing system ever,” Gesmer added. “Your wheels roll faster with better control, while the bearings last longer and stay quieter!”

According to Neil Sload of Focus Supply, one of the world’s leading suppliers of bearings to top pro skateboard brands, “The Seismic Tekton is by far the most technical skateboard bearing I’ve ever seen produced.”

“It wasn’t easy to find a bearing factory capable of manufacturing this design,” Gesmer continued. “The integral flanged half-spacers need to be custom-machined, not just cut from a stock steel tube.”

Tekton Bearings

Tektons should not be confused with bearings that have their inner races stretched on one side to form a simple half-spacer. Sometimes called “industrial” bearings, these have been used in pre-assembled skateboards since the 1970s, and more recently for racing, but they’re still vulnerable to misalignment.

The diameter of the Tektons’ flanged contact surfaces is up to 35% larger compared to bearings coupled with floating spacers, and up to 23% larger compared to bearings with stretched inner races. This translates to exponentially better correction for flaws in bearing seat levelness, bearing seat spacing, axle diameter and axle straightness.

“I have total confidence in their ability to push extreme speeds – 80mph and beyond!” said Erban.

Tekton bearings, rated at ABEC-7, are precisely dimensioned to provide superior alignment safeguards in all modern high-performance skateboard wheels. Features include steel balls, nylon retainers, black outer casing, removable rubber-coated steel seals with printed graphic, and a proprietary lubricant combining both oil and grease.

The inner race is stepped underneath the seal to resist contamination, and it’s stepped between the bearing and the flange to save weight. (A set of Tektons weighs the same as a set of conventional bearings with simple floating spacers.) On the side opposite the flange, the inner race extends 0.5mm to form a thin integrated washer.Tekton Bearings

Like all Seismic wheels, trucks, and decks, Tekton bearings are available from finer skate stores and online at www.seismicskate.com. No bearing spacers, axle washers, or World Record budgets required.

For further information, contact info@seismicskate.com. Stay tuned this year for more startling innovations in trucks, boards and wheels from Seismic!

Mischo Erban Slashes His Own Speed Record!

Special thanks to Mr. Stephan Reinhardt for creating one heck of a video last fall of Mischo Erban breaking his own World Speed Record, rolling Seismic 85mm Speed Vents (purple 79A) and prototypes of the newly-released Seismic Tekton™ bearings!