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Happy new year - look after your board this winter!

Greetings one and all!

And a happy new year to you.

We hope you're rested and feeling fresh. We're open again and the newsletter train is coming up to steam... but first, after some confusion in the shop today we've decided to come clean...

The break-in by dinosaurs? It was us all along.*

But your board needn't meet the same end as our ancient allies. In winter it's all too tempting to sacrifice an old pair of trainers and some crusty bearings to the skate gods, but that board you're riding?

It's probably made of maple, and there are a few things you can do to keep it ship-shape and feeling fresh - even as winter turns to spring, summer and beyond:

More of a reader than a watcher? We've got it in writing here.

Take care of your board at home, and it'll take care of you on the road. It'll save you some pennies in the long run, too.

Forgot last year? Don't worry, I did too... We've got you covered for all maintenance basics:

Be kind, be grateful, don't take advice from strangers on the internet. Also, go skateboarding.
Matt @ Vandem

*The challenge has been accepted... watch this space for dinosaurs surfskating in the supermarket... and please let me know if you can think of a catchier way to put that.

Gotta love winter in the British Isles. Good job I keep a spare pair of pants and socks at the office. You never know.


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