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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

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

Ultraskate 2013, Exclusive Interview with Andrew Andras

Not only did this guy help host the event, but he also destroyed the competition! 261.8 miles in 24 hours! No easy task, but this guy pulled it off making him the new world record holder for most miles skated in 24 hours! Check out this killer interview from Seismic rider Brandon DesJarlais…

Brandon DesJarlais: To start off, what was your set up and why did you choose it? What advantage do you think this gave you over the competition?

Andy Andras: I’m a Team rider for Subsonic Skateboards so my set up of course starts of with a Subsonic GT40 longboard. It’s a drop down and drop through deck that Scott Moore- owner of Subsonic, foam cored specially for me with the Ultra-Skate in mind. This deck rides quite low and is extremely light for its size that helps tremendously in distance push and is my “go to” deck for a long distance event. I mount this GT40 with Buzzed trucks. Buzzed lightweight precisions truck keeps my set up low to the ground for a minimal step-down on my push. My Buzzed trucks get the finishing touch of Riptide bushings, cubby’s board side and barrels roadside it give it a responsive but stable feel. I like to tie this all in with Seismic 85mm Speedvent wheels and 10mm Seismic Tekton bearings, which go together smoother than peanut butter and jelly. Seismic Speedvent have been tried and true for me in all my distance push endeavors and I find the 85mm the perfect size. 10 mm bearings is my little secret touch I use for pushing distance. I feel the sustained roll of the ceramic 10mm Tekton bearings is superb.

I have logged many miles and been in many push races with this exact set up. I believe the advantage of this set up comes not only by the science behind the light deck and trucks or great rebound of the thane on the bushing and wheels, but also in being confortable on your set up and having complete and utter confidence that what your riding works perfectly for you. It needs to feel just like an extension of your body. When you have everything dialed in like that, you just feel like you have a little edge on the rest.

Brandon: At what point was the most mentally straining part of the whole 24 hours?

Andy: Funny enough, you would think the hardest part of this race is the latter part of the 24 hours, and I definitely not saying it isn’t, but actually the biggest mistake most make is going to fast early on in the race. So a big mental part is staying on your pace earl in the race no matter how many times your completion is lapping you in the beginning. Racing at your pace and speed is a big key to success later on when the going gets tough.

Brandon: Did you ever have any doubts about achieving your goal?

Andy: 24 hours is a long time on a skateboard, and while you push for that long lots of thoughts go through your mind. You have ups and downs constantly. That’s what makes this race so hard, it’s not just physically demanding, but it tests you mentally as well, it will test your soul! You will be confronted with lots of trials and tribulations in though out the event. But staying true to the personal goal you set and keeping a persistent mentality will see you through it.

Brandon: A F***ING WORLD RECORD!… What next?? Any big plans for this season? Disneyland?

Andy: Ha-ha, Yeah I had my eye on this record for a while, I always felt I am best built for the long-haul races. I don’t have the top end speed like some of the greats in this sport, but I found that the longer the race goes the more the scales tip in my favor.

Just excited to look ahead to some of the next events this year has to offer such as the Chief Ladiga/Silver comet Sk8 Challenge. I really enjoy the company, commodore and completion the other distance skaters bring to each event. Hanging with riders form all parts of this country and other country’s is as fun as the push itself.

Brandon: Any words of advice for going the distance?

Andy: Get a solid game plan together. Training, pace, nutrition. IF you don’t have these things dialed in, a long distance competition will expose you real quick my friends.

Push, Push, Push, The Push Life.

Andy “La Maquina” Andras

Troy Fairbanks new incorporation to the Seismic Team!

Check out 2013 team rider, Troy Fairbanks, tearing up the streets of Lakewood, CO on Seismic 75mm Landslides (blue 83A) and Seismic 70mm Bootlegs (blue 84A).

Deck: Abomination board
Trucks: Surf Rodz

Song: Un4givable
Artist: Blackwell

Filmed: Peter Greco, Jordan Cieluch, Colton Dombroski and Kyler Sanford
Edited: Troy Fairbanks
Camera: Canon T2i
Lens: 18-135mm and Sigma 10-20 and Opteka Slider

Other Sponsors: Riptide, Abomination and BOARDlife

Brandon Desjarlais on new 73mm Elixir Speed Vents

Check out new team rider, Brandon DesJarlais, trying out 73mm Elixir Speed Vents and Ceramic Tektons for the first time on the damp streets of Salem, Oregon.

Artist: Kind Dub
Song: Good Morning Sexy

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.

Josh Mallin Wild Style

Seismic’s Colorado flow rider Josh Mallin, is bustin’ flips on Red 80A Bootleg 70mm and on a Camber Kick Seismic Prototype Board in this clip to Jacob’s Better Stick Arround Me (Throwback) tune.

Videography and editing: Javier Tato
Animations and second videography: Laura Frade
Produced: Seismic Skate Systems
Music: Jacob – Better Stick Around Me (Throwback)
http://soundcloud.com/jbgib711

If you want to know a little bit more about Josh check out his bio:
http://www.seismicskate.com/team_flow_josh?url=team_flow_josh

Also take a look at his previous video:

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/

Lamin Cassama’s Fresh Edit – Chillin’ with the Gnar

Seismic Flow Rider Lamin Cassama laminates the narrow woodland streets of Sweden with his Red 69mm 80a Hot Spots and Blue 70mm 84a Bootlegs. With the combination of Elixir™ freeride urethane, Tekton bearings, and style for miles, the “Laminator” offers a new level of steeze to the sport. Enjoy the free-ride!

Grab Seismic Gear at: http://www.seismicskate.com
Watch other Seismic videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/seismicchannel?feature=results_main

New Team Rider video from Brian Lugbill

Seismic flow rider Brian Lugbill coats the streets of Boulder, CO, with yellow 79a urethane ripped from his 75mm Landslides. From bustin’ 100ft (30m) slides to tearing 58mph (93kph) downhill, Lugbill shows just how versatile the Landslides can be. This freeriding speed demon is also rockin’ Seismic Tekton bearings and a Seismic rocker-kick topmount carbon prototype. Brand new Seismic deck line, coming soon! For more Seismic Skate videos, please check out: http://www.youtube.com/user/seismicchannel?feature=results_main

New Seismic Team Riders Video from Dre Nubine

Seismic rider Dre Nubine shows deadly style on 70mm Bootlegs, 73mm Speed Vents, and Tekton bearings. Dre puts his own spin on things with a low, rubbery, effortless approach. P.S. We call him “Sweet Knees” because they’re so scabby!

Introducing the Seismic 2012 Team

Seismic Skate Systems is proud to present its 2012 Team!

Matt Rosborg (USA) rowing, sliding, and spinning on blue Bootlegs
Josh Mallin (USA) bustin’ flips on red Bootlegs
Javier Tato (Spain) speeding and sliding on 73mm Speed Vents
Shaquille James (USA) bombing hills on 76mm Hot Spots (Elixir freeride formula)
Dre Nubine (USA) 360-sliding on blue Bootlegs
Lamin Cassama (Sweden) wheelie on red Bootlegs and stair jump on 76mm Hot Spots
Brian Lugbill (USA) long heelside standie on yellow Landslides

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.

Skateventure – Skating the World, 1 Country at a Time

Team Skateventure

Team Skateventure

Seismic Skate is proud to sponsor Skateventure South America:

This is a 2500-kilometer human-powered, carboNZero™-certified journey, starting near Machu Picchu (Peru) and finishing in the spectacular Patagonia region of Chile.

On December 11, 2011, native Kiwis Troy, Alan, and Guy began their longboarding journey, which they hope will inspire others to experience life and travel on an environmentally-sustainable basis.

You can also check out their Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/Skateventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going Downhill on Seismic Hot Spot wheels

 

Check out Team Rider Javier Tato riding Downhill on a sick Spanish Road on Seismic Hot Spot  wheels. Hot Spot are poured in Seismic’s fastest urethane formula, BlackOps formula.

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)”

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 Skate: Team Riders Proto Testing new freeride wheels

New Freeride wheels prototypes are here!

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Check out this Rad video from Team riders Stephan Reinhardt, Mark Riley, Nick Delgado, and Nate Ryan hit the streets of Boulder, Colorado on their longboards to test the prototype Seismic 75mm double-radius wheels  in the new Seismic freeride formula. Stephan even got a chance to ride a prototype Seismic 36-inch double kick!

These wheels allow you to do really smooth and consistent slides. They are really controllable and they will easily allow you to pull out standies. They also leave thick thane lines.

These wheels are poured in Seismic’s Elixir Urethane. A formula designed specifically for modern freeride. Coming out soon, stay tunned!!!

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!