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New! Tantrum Wheels have Arrived

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68mm tall x 43mm wide Tantrum Wheels.

Centerset bearing seat, 31mm running surface, generous double radius.
4.9 oz. each.

Poured in Seismic’s Elixir™ freeride urethane – perfect for controlled slides with smooth breakout and easy hookup.

Sold in sets of FOUR wheels.

Molded in Elixir ’thane around our advanced weight-saving EC hubs, the Tantrums are the lightest and most functional freeride wheels on the market!

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 😉

Seismic Rider Matt Rosborg cruises on the SHS Wheels!

Matt Rosborg Shredding

Team Rider: Matt Rosborg

Matt Rosborg

We sent Matt a set of  Silverfish Exclusive Hot Spot wheels and he made this sick video!
Check it out!!

The SHS are a Special Edition of the 69mm 84A Hot Spot wheels. They are 69mm tall x 52mm wide. They have an offset bearing seat and a dual lip design. They are Poured in 84A Seismic Elixir™ freeride urethane.

The Hot Spot features a slightly squared lip that bevels inward at a small angle.

Check out Seismic rider – Matt Rosborg and the rest of our riders in our Youtube Channel. More videos to come!!

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!

Results from Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race

Check out Marc Juvinall’s record setting setup for the Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race! Marc bettered the previous skateboarding mile world record of 4:03 by 17 seconds, finishing with a time of 3:46.9. Here’s what he told us: “Love the Black Ops urethane, soo awesome… and the cores on the hotspots are awesome… it feels like you’re barely pushing a 65mm, but they roll farther and faster than a normal 75mm… and when you come out of a turn the thane just lifts you up and puts you back on you board :)”

Marc Juvinall's set up on Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race

Marc Juvinall’s set up on Morro Bay Mile Skateboard Push Race

Seismic Prototype Wheels Video

Mischo Erban & the rest of the GMR team thrashing some Seismic Prototype wheels.

The Dark Side – GMR Team Edit from GMR Longboards / Ronin Trucks on Vimeo.

 

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!!!

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!

Mischo Erban Makes Headlines on ESPN – Speed Record Set in Colorado

Written By Devon O’Neil
Photo By Travis Conklin
ESPN Action Sports
October 20, 2010, 1:33 PM ET

 

British Columbia's Mischo Erban, en route to a new world record for speed on a skateboard.

British Columbia’s Mischo Erban, en route to a new world record for speed on a skateboard.

The last day of September, on a secret, two-lane county road in northern Colorado, downhill skateboarder Mischo Erban was clocked bombing a hill at 80.83 mph, the highest recorded speed on a skateboard in history.

The news and corresponding YouTube video spread like poison ivy among the downhill community but made little impact beyond — a fitting response for a sport that, in cases like this, can best be compared to drag racing.

Erban, 27, the reigning World Cup downhill champion, was aided by three visual spotters who used hand signals (not radios) to warn of a car driving uphill and thus alert Erban to stay in his lane on the twisting mountain course, which started at 8,000 feet and dropped 670 feet in a mile. Its average grade, 12.7 percent, was steeper than most Tour de France climbs.

“The stars really did align with how this road was built,” allowed Erban, though he wouldn’t disclose its specific location. “It’s like a marble countertop; perfect for what we do.”

Erban hit 80.83 mph on his 19th of 20 runs, clocked by a Tag Heuer timing system known as a “speed trap” that he borrowed from the president of the International Gravity Sports Association. The system measured Erban’s time between two photo cells 100 feet apart, then converted that to a speed more precise than those recorded by GPS units or radar guns.

The world governing body had a representative in attendance, Gary Fluitt, and recognized Erban’s speed as a new world record. Whether Guinness will is still in question.

The man and his machine.

The man and his machine.

Initially, Erban — who flew from his home in Vernon, British Columbia, to bomb the hill — took some heat from local downhillers who were angry he didn’t alert them of his runs in advance. So he declined to pursue the Guinness distinction. He also wasn’t sure what he needed to do to get it.

But according to Guinness spokeswoman Sara Wilcox, Erban’s timing system and witnesses meet the standards required for a world record. When notified of this Tuesday, Erban said he’d submit a claim to Guinness after all. The current record is held by Brazilian Douglas da Silva, who was clocked more than 10 mph slower (70.21 mph) in October 2007.

Erban already makes an unlikely world record holder. Born in Prague, he lived there until he was 2, when his parents fled “the strict control of communism,” he said. “There wasn’t much freedom.” They settled in British Columbia and Erban now lives halfway up the twisting road to Silver Star Mountain Resort.

He won his first downhill race in 2005, two years after he picked up the sport. Now, at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, he competes on a World Cup circuit that stops in 10 countries. “People fear him on a race course,” IGSA president Marcus Rietema said.

Even among top racers, downhill skateboarding still operates largely underground. Take the secret site in Colorado: A few years back, some locals bombed it and posted on the Internet speeds in the mid-to-upper 70s (mph), much faster than the official world record. As Erban tells it, one of those locals soon asked some pros if they’d like to come run the hill, and its reputation grew.

Erban got his first shot last year (or the year before; he can’t recall), recording a speed of 74.5 mph but narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with a police car that pulled out of a vacant parking lot. The cop turned into the uphill lane as Erban blew by in the downhill lane, causing the incensed officer to U-turn and chase Erban to his stopping point.

“He said if he caught us idiots again he’d charge us with reckless endangerment,” recalled Erban, who once splatted onto the pavement at 57 mph.

Undeterred, Erban returned in September to do some test runs with his sponsor, Boulder, Colo.-based Seismic Wheels, in front of eight people. After whizzing through the speed trap on his 40 ½-inch, self-designed GMR board, he’d stand up from his tuck and hold out his arms for four-tenths of a mile on flat asphalt, eventually stepping off at a near stop.

The day wasn’t without a close call, however. Not long after Erban set the record, a cop showed up. “He’d gotten the call about us earlier in the day but he was busy with something else,” Erban said. “We got lucky.”

Asked what it feels like to go that fast on a skateboard, Erban replied: “It’s surreal. I know I’m in control the whole way, so you have, like, this calm; and you also have this raw power pushing you down the hill at 80 mph. But it’s so smooth that you could be thinking about what you’re going to have for lunch.”

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