Vandem Longboard Shop News

Gurston, Longboard Scene and Events -

It felt a little like Camelot weatherwise - in that it rained all the way to Gurston, and then stopped shortly after we got there, and quickly developed into a lovely warm day, with a healthy tailwind that swiftly and completely dried out the track. And then, just as we had everything nearly packed away, it started raining again!

However, despite the vagaries of the weather, and the track being used by farm machinery since the autumn, the surface was surprisingly good once dry, and enabled some excellent times to be achieved.

The hill saw a record number of...

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Longboard Scene and Events -

Events are the heart of the longboard scene! We have been supporting and organising UK longboard events for as long as we can remember.

We encourage everyone who buys any longboard-related stuff from us to get to events wherever they can - they're a great place to meet other longboarders and like-minded people.

So we're now putting a little flyer in every single order that we ship with all the latest upcoming UK longboard events on to spread the word as far and wide as possible!

If you have an event that you want to submit, please email us and we'll...

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Tikibrakes -

We've had TikiBrakes longboard footbrake soles in stock for a while now.

We've been asked a few times for a tutorial on how to glue them on - so we made one! Click here to check it out.

You can buy TikiBrakes from us here in 6mm or 8mm thicknesses. As skated by the UK's top downhill dudes!

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We had a fun skate in our local multi-storey last night with the Bristol Longboard Society.

Multi-storey car parks make for great skate spots to dodge the British Winter - it may be cold, but at least it's dry!

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Bristol Longboard Shop News, Longboard Scene and Events -

There's a multi-storey skate going on this Sunday night, a last pre-Christmas get together for the Bristol Longboarding Society. Come on down for some late night longboarding good times! Facebook event here.

We're also open this Saturday (17th December) from 10.30am - 1.30pm. Stop on by to check out all our latest longboard product goodness and stock up those stockings!

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Cult Wheels, Hackbrett longboards, Sabre Trucks -

Check out this custom Hackbrett Schnelle complete we just built for a customer in the South West! Ready to shred with Sabre Forged Precision Trucks and Cult Raptures.

Like all orders over £100, this gets a Free Vandem Tshirt and a ton of stickers...

Give us a shout if you want your own unique custom longboard... we can do pretty much anything you want!

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We are stoked to be stocking Paris Longboard Trucks in our shop.

They are one of the turnier longboard trucks out there, with a very open bushing seat and a steep 50 degree baseplate. This makes them well suited to cruising, carving, dancing and freestyle longboard setups.

Check out our full selection of longboard trucks here.

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Being a British skate shop, we are well used to a lot of rain. Especially at this time of year...

Rain destroys skate bearings, costing you money.

You would have thought that all those skate companies out there would have devised a waterproof bearing for us by now. However, it turns out that it's actually pretty easy to keep your bearings spinning fast, even if you do skate in the wet.

Check out this guide we've done showing you the best way to clean your skate bearings. It'll only take you half an hour, and it could well save you...

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We get a lot of skaters buying griptape from us, then calling us they day their order arrives asking how best to apply it.

Seeing as we grip skateboards and longboards every day in the shop, we thought we'd make this handy little guide to griptaping your longboard to show you how we do it.

Click here to check it out!

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