15
December
2017
2017-12-15T18:30:05+00:00

Skate Test – Independent Stage 11 Standard Forged Titanium Trucks

Independent Trucks are some of the most famous but unfortunately also some of the heaviest skateboard trucks on the market. With the Forged Titanium models the brand from NHS now presents real lightweight trucks. I did the skate test to check whether the light version can keep up with the classics. The Independent Stage 11 […]

14
October
2017
2017-12-15T16:39:55+00:00

Wear Test: Vans UltraRange Pro

The brand-new Vans UltraRange Pro arouses some expectations due to its name. I skated the low-top all-rounder for 20 hours to test if this skate shoe can really keep up with its marketing and if it offers the promised range of features. First impression: Right after unboxing I noticed that this shoe nearly weight nothing. […]

08
October
2017
2017-12-15T16:39:31+00:00

Skate Test – Wayward Cannon Shapeshifter wheels

Wayward is a relatively new brand whose main focus is on skateboard wheels next to pretty nice streetwear. To test whether the urethane of the “new kid on the block” is worth something, I took a closer look at the Wayward Cannon Shapeshifter wheels during a skate test. Wayward Wheels has been founded in 2014 […]

17
September
2017
2017-09-25T15:16:22+00:00

Wear Test: etnies Marana x Michelin

It shouldn’t be any news to you that etnies equipped their poster child – the Marana – with a little update. To test if the outsole from Michelin really holds up to three times longer, as it is advertised, I took a pair of the etnies Marana x Michelin and tested it for 20 hours. […]

18
August
2017
2017-08-25T15:54:55+00:00

Skate Test: Bronson Speed Co. G3 bearings

Next generation bearings, designed for today’s skateboarding? Bronson Speed Co. seems to be quite confident about what they’re doing. To test, if the bearings of the relatively young brand hold up to their promises, I grabbed a set of Bronson Speed Co. G3 bearings and put them into my setup. “The fastest, strongest, longest lasting, […]

14
June
2017
2017-06-14T15:51:17+00:00

Wear Test: HUF Hupper 2 Lo

The Hupper was one of HUF’s first shoe models. Now, seven years later they introduced its sequel, the HUF Hupper 2. In contrast to the first version which was originally designed as a regular sneaker, the Hupper 2 was made explicitly for skateboarding. Therefore I tested how the shoe performs on a skateboard. Fit & […]

04
June
2017
2017-06-02T09:21:47+00:00

Skate test: Plan B Cole Genesis BLK ICE deck- hard facts or thin ice?

Decks are made from seven plies of maple. You might think so, but there are new skateboard constructions by many deck brands that longer-lasting boards, more pop and what not. The BLK ICE decks from Plan B supposedly slide better and are lighter than usual boards. Reason enough to take a closer look at those […]