August 14, 2018 by MartinB. | 1:30 pm
Some weeks ago I´ve received a letter sent by Henry Baraoidan. Henry is the head behind the website filifingers.com. Filifingers is a website from the Philippines that offers local products and distributes them worldwide. Such a product are Sulit Wheels. Sulits are made by Aliw Fingerboards and the owner of this brand is Jefrey Ramilo. Jef and Henry work together as a team. Jef produces stuff like Sulit Wheels and Henry distributes them.
These sort of Sulit wheels is the moste famous one on Instagram at the moment. I was really interested into these wheels, because new wheels companies are rare and they looked good for urethane wheels. So I got in contact with Henry on Instagram and started chatting. Later on he sents me three different sets of Sulit wheels. After getting the package from german customs, I was really stoked about this. I really didn´t expect to get three sets of wheels.
Today we will take a look at the third and last set of wheels. The Sulit Wheels Debossed white:
The debossed wheels have a round streetshape. It´s called the V2.
And one more:
These wheels are named after the debossed letters on it. The letters are debossed into the material of the wheels. Makes sense. We have seen this technique on some other companies alllready and I think we will see it more often in future.
About the wheels: these wheels are made from 70D urethane and 100% handmade in the Philippines. Jef equipped every set of wheels with strong ABEC7 grade bearings. On @aliw_fingerboard on Instagram you could check out some of the steps in the evolution of Sulit Wheels up to every kind of wheels they offer now. There are not only these wheels available. You can get other swirls, debossed wheels, bowl wheels and a lot more. By the way, these single bearing wheels fit perfect on Blackriver-Trucks and roll round without wobbeling. The feeling is the same like on other 70D urethane wheels. I´m sorry to say, but these wheels are not in stock at filifingers.com. But you can get in contact with these guys directly on Instagram I think and just ask them. Probably they are looking for distributers?! Just write them a love letter.
So get in contact with Henry and Jef now:
Instagram Henry: @filifingers
Instagram Jef: @aliw_fingerboard
Thanks a lot Henry and Jef for the nice talk on Instagram and these good looking wheels. Keep up the good work. You´re doing a great job!
All images are hosted on my flickr: Click!
August 14, 2018 by MartinB. | 6:51 am
Dear friends, summer weather is still good warm and sunny and does not stops inspiring us! On this pleasant occasion we hasten to inform you that on August 20, 2018 in Moscow on Victory Park there will be STREET FINGERBOARD CHALLENGE
Program of the event:
BEST TRICK AM / PRO
BEST LINE AM / PRO
GOS AM / PRO
Address: m. Park Pobedy square. Victory, 3G, Moscow
Date and time: Monday, 20th of August. The beginning at 16.00!
The collection of participants will be made near the exit from the transition to Victory Park.
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August 13, 2018 by MartinB. | 10:45 am
Today we will take a look at the third and last fingerboard deck from SORRY FOR FINGERBOARDING straight outta California.
I´ve met Nash & Nash not in Cali. I´ve met them in Berlin at the night before the ASI Berlin No.10. Before this event weekend we were just in touch on Instagram because we´re all into cycling and pure carbon porn. But this is not about cycling it´s about SORRY FOR FINGERBOARDING. The whole SORRY FOR FINGERBOARDING thing is pushing fingerboarding sooo much into the right direction that I would say the hotspot of fingerboarding is in Cali at the moment. Big sessions going on at Grinderz and even the Fingerboard US Championschips. It´s great to see that there is such a big movement over in the US. The leading part in this game is played by Nash & Nash. Let´s call these guys gamechanger.
These guys are gamechanger and bringing a whole new motivation into fingerboarding. This time we have some “stickered” oldschool fingerboard deck:
The decks are available in the 2017 and 2018 mold. This should be the lower 2017 mold.
And one more:
The graphic on the bottom ply is not made of small stickers, it is a real wear fingerboard graphic. The bottom ply is in some nice and shiny red colored wood and combined with this with this colorful graphic. Was this an Anti Hero grahic too?! I really don’t remember. Every pro skater puts some sticker on his board and you do this with your fingerboard too. I really like the combination of “classics” on this one. Such an american stickerjob :-D
The overall shape of this deck is more low than medium and nose and tail got some bowl shredder shape. This deck is not “that” classic double kick fingerboard. The craftmanship and holes are perfect. You won´t regret buying a deck from SORRY and you are an up to date mofo with a SORRY deck. These decks are rare, so get one if possible. Where to get? Ask Nash & Nash on Instagram, go to the ASI Berlin Store (only a few left, DM Timo on Insta) or visit one of the dope events in Cali. Wait! There is a webshop too. But I´m sorry to say,this graphic not in stock at the moment. But there are a few other decks available: Click!
Get in touch with Nash & Nash on Instagram:
Website & Shop: www.sorryforfingerboarding.com
THX a lot for the decks and thanks for travelling to Germany to support our scene and thanks for the nice talks at this magic weekend in Berlin. Hopefully we will see us again, somewhere, somehow.
All images are hosted on my flickr: Click!
August 13, 2018 by MartinB. | 7:02 am