I'm not exactly sure how the discussion started, but Ryan Gallant and I got on the subject of Shark Wheels. I jokingly said that I would get him some to try out, and that turned into it us doing an actual wear test with a set that Shark Wheels was nice enough to send over.
At first glance, they look pretty weird. Almost square. If they were brown, they would look like something a dog left on the lawn. They're pretty soft, and kind of big. 70mm, I think. You definitely need riser pads with these things.
Ryan set them up and I think we were both surprised at how smooth they were. It didn't take long for him to adjust to the height and it seemed like they didn't give him much trouble. But that's Ryan, and he could probably skate a pizza box with bagels as wheels.
We went to a bunch of random spots and the wheels performed well. They left cool wallride marks and made a neat sound when Ryan did grinding tricks.
Would we recommend these to everyone? Probably not. But if you don't give a shit about weight, slideability or being looked at funny, we say go for it.
Dang y'all, been a minute I guess. We have a couple of new boards up in the shop right now and they are pretty special.
First, we are very pleased to welcome Ryan Gallant to our crew. If you don't know who he is, it's probably because you started skating in the last 6 months. Go youtube some of his past work and trip on this dude. Then come back here and grab one of his boards.
Also, we gave our very own John Benton his own troll model. No, he isn't pro, he's still flow. That's how we do. Everyone should get some shine.
Anyways, that's pretty much it for now. We are about to embark on a special project over the next couple of months, so stay tuned for more on that.
Dang, did you dudes and ladies know that our team dude, Tom Rohrer is really, really good at skateboarding? There's some proof up there if you need it. That's his part from Elliot's new video "Drought". There's more parts from that video dropping on The Berrics this week, so keep your browser pointed that way.
While you're here, why not pick up a new board? Or a shirt? Smash that shop link up there on the left.
Remember when we made those Lil' Bastard Travel Kits? I barely do, but our dude Joshua Flodter got one and made this video utilizing it at his local curb spot.
We might have a couple left, so if this video inspires you, head to our store and buy one.
Hey, y'all. The new line is in and up in the store if you didn't notice. 8 New graphics by artists like Cara Corder, Phil Hackett and John McGuire. We even made some 7.75 this time around for you tech dudes and ladies or little dudes and ladies. Pretty proud of this line up.
Also, if you don't follow us on instagram, you may not have heard that we have added a new team rider. Una Farrar! Or you may know her as Lil' Tubsy. That's her up there.
I'll post some footage when I have it. For now, follow us on instagram (@friend_ship_skateboards) to keep up to date on all this nonsense.