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Monthly Archives: March 2012

  • Larry Stevenson – skate maker and inventor of the ‘kicktail’ dies

    Larry Stevenson, legendary skateboard maker/innovator passed away on Sunday 25th March at the age of 81. Stevenson, who helped take the sport from an early 1960s playground hobby to the credible sport it is today, had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease since the early 70’s.

    Stevenson died at age 81 on Sunday at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica.

    Larry Stevenson was a design innovator who developed features still found on skateboards today. Notably he patented the “double kicktail” back in 1969, had the first skate team in 1963, and held the first skateboard contest in 1963. Stevenson also published Surfguide magazine during the 1960s, and Poweredge skateboarding magazine during the 1980s and 1990s.

    But many credit his greatest achievement as getting the sport of skating to the place it is today! By linking skate to surfing and publishing pictures of skaters carving up sidewalks alongside surfers riding waves (and with surfing becoming a national craze, inspiring popular culture – movies and music) boosting skate as a culture, not just a kids gimmick. "He basically was the godfather of skate culture. Before him, skateboards were toys."

    RIP Larry Stevenson . 1930 - 2012

  • Jordy Smith’s Dad’s Shaping Factory Robbed!

    Jordy Smith's Dad's surfboard shaping factory is robbed the day before the hotly anticipated Quiksilver Pro heat between Jordy and Joel Parkinson.

    Speaking in an interview to World Pro Surfers (the video can be seen on YouTube) Jordy’s Dad, Graham Smith speaks of how he’s certain it was an inside job! The thieves took computers, tools, laptop, hard drives… that contained a lifetime of info from surfboard shapers around the world and includes years of Jordy’s board dimensions.

    Parko speaks in the interview too of how crucial refined board measurements are when staging a title campaign.

    View the video online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=26dLDjqKjyM

  • Classic Creature green colourway. Wait a minute? That's not green. Oh, we get it, very funny Creature…..

    Just got the latest Creature “Green” series Skate decks in store sizes 7.7” / 8” / 8.26” – spot the marketing fun…they ain’t green…!

    And each one comes with the disclaimer…

    "Warning Creature Customer : This colourway is in no way a reflection of the rigid branding and marketing practices of Creature Skateboards. Creature Skateboards still has propriety ownership of the colour green and may use “Creature Green” in situations that satisfy the aforementioned criteria. Thank you, The management. "

    Very funny Creature…..!!!

    Creature Green Deck Large 8.26" £54.99 

    Creature Green Deck Medium 8" £54.99

    Creature Green Deck Small 7.7" £54.99

     

  • Holiday Shop PROMO TIME!

    It's almost time for that Easter getaway...are you ready??? We thought we'd give you a bonus in the build up to holiday season and give you all an EXTRA 10% OFF ALL ITEMS in our HOLIDAY SHOP department! That's sandals, flip-flops, UV tops, rash vests, sunsuits, towels, luggage, sunglasses and a whole lot more.... Discount is ON TOP OF SALE PRICES too! Bargains galore!

    PLUS we're offering FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY on orders over £25 (to UK Mainland)* - so you can bag your bargains and have them on your doorstep by tomorrow! You get it quick, cheap and you're all set for HOLIDAY TIME!

    What are you waiting for? Get over to the HOLIDAY SHOP now!

    *Terms & Conditions
    Hoilday Shop discount = extra 10% off price of all items in our Holiday Shop department. No code required - discount will display automatically on the site - YAY! Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer. Next Day Delivery Offer = free next working day delivery to UK Mainland addresses on orders over £25, excluding surfboards, kayaks and sledges. GET SET FOR THE GETAWAY! Offer available to online and telephone customers ONLY.

  • HOT DEAL O'Neill Mutant Boots

    STOP PRESS! Hot deal alert!!!! Bag 25% off these top notch wetsuit boots!! The O'Neill Mutant 6/5/4mm Split Toe Wetsuit Boots are top spec - packed with pro features like a Firewall thermal interior! Awesome! Plus GBS seams with fluid sealed exterior, you've got the split toe feature to keep you stable, they're grippy underfoot and feature the 'forefoot foxing support system' for ultimate foot support. Phew!

    Should be £40 but this is your chance to nab a pair for £29.99. Thats a massive 25% off and the price you'd pay for a real basic pair of neoprene boots, but you're getting this bundle of top spec features for your feet!

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