Year: 2019

Be the right kind of DIY guy.

For the right person, DIY builds are a challenging, humbling, expensive, educational, frustrating, and rewarding journey, but at the end of it all, you have a killer esk8. For the other 88% of you, it doesn’t end with sunshine and rainbows. You see, it takes a unique blend of attributes to pull off a successful […]

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10 Questions with CARVlab.

With so many companies offering esk8 products and services, sometimes it feels like we’re just seeing more of the same with different names on it. Thankfully, the same cannot be said if you’re standing in very a specific area of Boise, Idaho.  Because there, at the headquarters of CARVlab, founder Andrew Allsbury and his resident […]

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How to turn a Lexus into a Corvette.

Thanks to the fine folks at Exway, I’ve had extensive time with the X1 Pro over the last few months. In my original review, I think I made it clear that IMHO this is a very unique and special esk8: https://esk8.news/the-exway-x1-pro-think-of-it-as-a-1375-lexus/ A few weeks after I posted that review, they sent us a Riot belt […]

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A Day With Enertion & The Raptor Ruckus

As some of you might have noticed, Enertion has been doing a worldwide tour recently called the “Raptor Ruckus”. Aside from the Paris event, Jason and his crew hit several other cities in Europe. I took the time to meet up with them in Germany. Quick Notes:– This was not planned. It was happy coincidence […]

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10 Questions with Alan Chau from eBoosted.

While there are a number of people offering quality enclosures in the esk8 world, perhaps no one delivers on the aesthetic front as impressively as Alan Chau. His work is not only meticulous, but incorporates design elements that are surprising and original. He took time out of his busy schedule to share some details on […]

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Why you should want Hummie Hubs and how to get them.

With all the excitement over sweet AWD pneumie builds, tempting direct drive motors, and awesome esk8 events being pulled off all around the world, something pretty amazing is getting lost in the mix: Hummie Hubs are being offered again. For those well-versed in the esk8 DIY world, these hubs need no introduction. All over the […]

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10 Questions with Timo from Haggyboard.

To anyone in the esk8 DIY world, Bergmeister wheels, Kahua trucks, and Senor Pepe wheels need no introduction. An introduction might be necessary, however, for the man behind these products–Timo Wertrimo. Since he likes to keep a low profile and let his products and service do the talking, we thought we’d give the community a […]

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Brian Boney Interview: Burning Wood For Fun And Profit

Explore the exotic world of wood burning on skateboard decks with Brian Boney of Boney Boards.

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Builder Showcase

In this very special edition of Builder Showcase, we explore the THC-infused boards of Linford Choo.

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Jeff Friesen Interview: Enertion, Unity, Remotes, and More

Jeff spills the beans on upcoming Enertion projects, where the Unities are right now, and I get a roboticict’s explanation of why I suck at electric unicycles.

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