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Posted by: Buck on September 13, 2013
Sup bloggers Its Buck
So this past weekend Myself and a group of the Community Longboard team members packed up the Cars and drove out to El Wood park, somewhere in the middle of freaking nowhere PA. So it was me, Hoover, Hutch, Matty Smith, Sean, Steve Fitz, Earl, and Andrew the moron Intern. We where repping the shop hard. I’m talking business cards in err ones hands and just doing our regular shenanigans like drinking Beer and yelling and getting rowdy. I was situated at the bottom of the DH run, so I could watch everyone eat it on the last turn, and enjoy my cold beverage. Our Community Boys put on a pretty good show for the public, we did ok in the DH competition, not taking away any medals or nothing but as I like to say all the time at the events, We are there to act like a bunch of idiots and promote the shop. The slide jam was pretty nuts, there was a huge Red Bull kicker that made my knee hurt after hitting it going a bit to fast, I nearly flew into a freaking family! Anyways after that I pretty much called it a day and went and boozed up some more until Hoover convinced me to do the DH course. Which after like 8 beers was probably the worst Idea out there. I fell hard a few times and got some pretty tasty scabs on my forearms. But all and All it was a pretty good day.
Thanks to Red Bull and Faceplant boardriders for making the event pretty flipping sweet!
me and hutch Killing it drinking a few Brewskies
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Posted by: Jake on June 25, 2013
The first stop of the Super Duper Stoked series happened last weekend at Launch Bike Park at Spring Mountain, PA…. and man it was a great event. We had about 50 riders come out to shred for the gold. We had some characters appear, such as the Horny Hardtail and Hunter In a Sports Coat. People were KILLING it. Check out our photo gallery on facebook of the crazy stuff that went down HERE. Next stop is at Blue Mountain on Saturday, July 20th.
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Posted by: Jake on June 18, 2013
This weekend begins the Super Duper Stoked series that we’re putting on. It’s a freeride race/comp/fun ride. Open runs for 3 hours, extra points for hardtails, style, speed and costumes.
The first day is at Launch Bike Park this Saturday (June 22). There is free camping with your lift/contest entry ticket. Get stoked.
www.superduperstoked.com for more info!
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Posted by: Burton on February 13, 2013
Mike Burton here again LIVE from Community Bikes and Boards here at 712 South 4th street. Today I’m here to talk to you all about a new addition to the long board family here at the shop. The Green Banana Spearhead Cruiser is a small 9 ply cruising deck made by Green Banana Skateboard Company. The Spearhead cruiser is the perfect gift for a kid first starting out on aboard. Also, it is a convenient campus board for the college student who needs to get in between classes quickly, efficiently and in style. Measuring a little over a foot long the Green Banana Spearhead deck is the perfect board for the beginner looking for a small, convenient and greatly priced cruising deck.
Posted in: Shop Tagged under: #greenbananaskateboardcompany #greenbanana #cruising #communitybikesandboards #spearhead
Posted by: Buck on February 8, 2013
Yo Bloggers Its Buck
First off don’t expect this post to have perfect grammar and spelling, I know I am in college but nobody ever said I was good at it
So for any of you skaters looking to check out some new spots in the city, be sure to check out University City Drexel’s campus. Its kind of like the college level in tony hawk pro skater 4…except not quite as rad and there is a decent amount of traffic around.
I am in my 3rd year as a Drexel student and I use my board to commute to and from classes ERRRRR day. I must say that skating on campus is actually pretty bodacious, there are some decent hills in the area that allow you to get up to speed to do some decent slides on to show off to all the hot chicks walking around. Let me rephrase that Hot “college” chicks. Plus all the other kids riding their boards to and from class don’t know anything about slides except what they have seen from the “Loaded” you tube videos. So when you lay one out they are all over your dong trying to learn how to slide.
I know the hills are not like high speed or anything but the best part about university skating is you usually have a decent ammount of people watching you. I mean you all know nothing is more chill than when some random stranger gives your props for hitting a sexy slide and then yells at you saying “Damn dude that was pretty Gnarly!”.
In my opinion the best hills are 34th st, and 33rd. For 34th you start pushing from race street and you pretty much are up to speed by the time you go flying by 711, but be careful that is an intersection altho it is not that busy. As you get closer to market street intersection is Prime time slide zone! But beware of traffic behind you!
For 33rd street you pretty much have the hill starting at 33rd and Arch st. For this hill you will be going into traffic on a one lane road, but the nice part is there is a more than generous bike lane to your left side. This hill is pretty nice for maybe one to two slides and trust me there are plently of pedestrians to watch and gawk at you.
That is about all I can really remember for now, plus im getting kind of bored of writing this
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Posted by: Burton on February 6, 2013
Hey everyone this is Michael Burton coming to you LIVE from Community Bikes and Boards Located at 712 south 4th St. in Philadelphia. Today I’d like to take time out to give recognition to a new addition to the Transition Bicycle CO. family here at the shop, the Transition Clunker. Now, when I first pulled up in front of the shop today for work I noticed an oddly shaped mountain bike sitting in front of the shop locked up with the rest of the display bikes. Upon a bit of inspection I noticed that this new bike was none other than the Transition Clunker. Now at first I thought the bike looked a bit weird, with its odd shape, coaster brake and wide cruiser-ish/mountain bike handle bars. Upon entering the shop I was thinking about what to write the daily blog on, Rob offered me a chance to take his Transition Clunker out for a spin. Upon sitting on the bike I noticed how the straitline mountain bike pedals rested wide and comfortably against my feet while providing good grip for strong pedal strokes. As I started cruising down Bainbridge my appreciation for the Transition Clunker grew with each cog rotation and I also liked how I could easily jump from curb to street with little effort. While riding the Clunker I felt like an urban Sam Hill starring in the Philadelphia version of Follow Me. All in all the Transition Clunker is an excellent substitute for a beach cruiser in the city because with its comfortable handlebars, great shape and wide mountain bike tires it can more than handle all the city has to offer.
Until next time; Live, achieve, own your greatness and repeat
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Posted by: Burton on January 30, 2013
Hey this is Mike Burton from Community Bikes and Boards coming at you LIVE from the shop here on 712 South 4th street. Today I’m here to talk to you about local and colloquial State Avenger. About a month ago I was browsing around on the web in search a few basic parts to increase the aesthetic appeal of my State Bicycle CO. Phantom. While watching their commercial advertising there line of Fixed Gear Freestyle Bikes I took a liking to the handle bars and stem used on their FGFS. So, about a week later I came into Community Bikes and Boards and placed an order for the FGFS stem and handlebars from State Bicycle CO. A few days later I came into the shop, gave a fist pound to Rob and a relaxed Jake Kenny posted up on the shop futon handed me my package. On the bus ride home I was almost salivating at the thought of this handle bar and stem combo on my bike. Once I arrived home, dropped my bag and gave a hug to momma Burton I began installing the parts on my bike. Low and behold 30 minutes and one Budos Band album later the parts were installed. As I mounted the bike I almost immediately noticed that with the 50mm FGFS I was afforded greater room to sit up straight on my bike instead of leaning forward slightly while using the stock 90mm State Bicycle CO. stem which allowed me to have a more relaxed ride. Also the black FGFS handle bars looked absolutely stunning in comparison to the flint gray gloss frame and royal purple gloss rims of the State Bicycle CO. Phantom. Finally to ad a little icing on the Fixed Gear cake I cut the “SK” off of a “SKAVENGER” sticker which left me with “AVENGER”. By placing the sticker on the front of the handle bars and using a little creativity I was able to coin the term “State Avenger”. Well hoped this was a good read on this cool and quiet evening, until next time Live, achieve, own your greatness and repeat
Posted in: Shop Tagged under: #State Bicycle CO. #Community Bikes and Boards #FGFS #Phantom Avenger # State Avenger #Freshness #fixie
Posted by: J-Kan on May 3, 2012
Here are in depth explanation of how wheels, bearings, spacer etc works. Extremely useful. Anyone that skates should definitely check this out. -JKan
“Fastest Skateboard Wheels, Bearings and Bearing Spacers“
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Posted by: Earl the Pearl on April 28, 2012
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Posted by: Earl the Pearl on April 25, 2012
Some would say that skateboarding on a Longboard for 188 miles over three days time is Crazy….., Well yea it is…! It is definitely for a rare breed of skater. To me It’s just another day at the office LOL. Which is why i am going to Georgia in May to conquer this Challenge. I was going to go last year but I was dealing with real bad shin splints. I raced the Philadelphia Broad Street Bomb with shin splints last year and it was a really painful but still skated and pushed threw them! I have been training on the Schuylkill river trail from Philadelphia,PA to valley forge, PA or Phoenixville,PA and back to Philadelphia. It is a relaxing peaceful skate most of the way.
I will be leaving may 9th to go down to Georgia for CLSC SK8 challenge. I will be staying with Georgia & Chadd Hall, they are a really RAD married couple! They are hosting most of the skaters to stay at her house for the event. Much Love and Respect to them and all the true Southern hospitality as well as all the other supporters and volunteers for the event ! The race starts friday may 11th at 10am. Which is also the day that Bob Marley passed away back in 1981,“love the life you live.live the life you love.” Me and 49 other dedicated longboarders will be skating 40 miles the 1st day may 11th. The 2nd day may 12th is 54 miles with about 20 miles of downhill with speeds reaching 30-35mph on a narrow bike path in the middle of the woods. Some of which we will have to walk down. They say don’t bomb down what you can not see i front of you! Last year two people got injured and one skater was not able to finish the race. I am going to take caution with the hills but i may throw some of that caution to the wind and call it as i see it when the time comes. At the end of the second day we will be in Alabama at the other end of the trail. Then the 3rd day may 13th is 94 miles with about 20 miles uphill (o boyyy lol). The finish line is the starting, we skate back the same way we skated when we started on the 1st day. This will be one Epic challenge for all !
The mentality and mindset i am set in for this as with pretty much the outlook i have on LIFE now which is “Healthy Engaged Detachment”. I say this as i am going into my 5th year of remission from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma disease and a autologous stem cell transplant which has saved my life thanks to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia ! This a race/challenge is not for the weak ! It is for the true warrior deep inside your Soul that heeds to do some internal and external boundary expansion. Well thats how I see it at least, you may think i am crazy but i know i am hahahahaha. The best part of this adventure is that i will be surrounded by nothing but Mother Nature for three days. Awesome skaters that have amazing energy and passion for the sport of longboarding in all disciplines of skateboarding !
Well thats all i got to say for now…..but it does not end here. If you want to follow me on my adventure during all this, i will do my best to update as the days go by leading up to my departure for Georgia and as i am down south and travel back up north.
Earl the Pearl III
ps: If the lovely lady that has graced me with her beauty lately reads this….Thank You for your support and energy, I will see when i return from Georgia ! I would also like to give a shout out to my sister Erica and her husband David for there support , I Love you both very much. I don’t know what i would have done without you two over these past 6 years ! Everyone here at Community bikes and boards for there support and positive vibes , Rob Everitt and Chadd Everitt…. you two are the bigger brothers that I never wanted but definitely need… lol..Love ya’ll and the whole Everitt Family ! Shralpers Union ! Matt & Adam from Commonwealth Boards ! Micheal Poli from Oranatang wheels and Loaded Longboards, thanks for keepin me rollin DAWG ! Donovan Pinelli for hooking it with natural nutritional supplements and food (HEMP YEAAA)!!! Adam K from Spraying Gravy for the STANCE socks ! Kyle Mac for letting me borrow his wheels for the 3rd day ! Organic Hogwash for keeping it fresh ! Thank you everyone for your Support and Love !
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