Comet DCDC Tour Part 2

Comet DCDC Tour

I meant to post this update to the Comet DCDC Tour as soon as it came out, but things were busy and it got shoved to the side and forgotten. While I was cleaning out my e-mail box today though, I found the e-mail with the link to the video again and gave it a quick watch. As expected it was straight fire, with Anthony Flis, Brian Peck, Eric Jensen and the rest of the crew shredding hard and having a ton of fun. My only qualm is now I want summer back, and that ain’t happening…guess it’s time to get used to winter.

Peep the second episode and leave a comment below with what you thought.

Comet Skateboards DCDC Tour Part 1

Comet Skateboards DCDC TourHellllllll yeah! This is the video I’ve been waiting for since seeing photos and video clips from the homies while they were filming this summer. Some of the Comet Skateboards team linked up with Anthony Flis’ old crew and went to some of the gnarliest skate spots in the mid-Atlantic for the Comet Skateboards DCDC Tour.

The DCDC Tour crew was made up of Comet riders Anthony Flis, Eric Jensen, Jared Henry, Dave Tannaci, Nick Ronzani, Nino Almazon, Brian Peck, Nick Ketner, and Will Seal, so you know things got nice and wild. These guys embrace the ‘skate everything’ mentality to the fullest and rip some gnarly pools and streets to shreds. This is only the first of a multi-part series too, so you can expect to see a lot more gnar like this in the near future.

If you’re living under a rock and aren’t too familiar, the Comet Skateboards crew is one of the raddest in the game, from bossman Jason all the way down to the homies packing boxes, they’re about having a ton of fun skateboarding and leaving the drama at the door – exactly what we love. They’re also based right here on the east coast, in the gnarly hills of Ithaca, NY.

Check out the first part of the DCDC Tour series and leave us a comment below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list below so you don’t miss out on new posts!

Video: Brian Peck in San Francisco

FINALLY! Brian showed me this edit a couple of weeks ago when he got the rough cut back from Blake Smith, and I’ve been waiting to type this post ever since. After joining the Comet team over the summer, Brian’s been on an absolute tear, shredding everything from Hawaiian mountains and Skatesgiving runs to snowy Connecticut parks, getting it in, keeping it chill, having a blast, and spreading the stoke.

At the beginning of the year he took a trip out to film with Matt K and chill with the Comet guys up in the Bay, creating what is for sure my favorite edit of the year thus far in the process. Brian keeps it light but spicy and makes San Francisco his urban freeride playground. Keep your eyes peeled especially around the 1:23 mark for a clip I had to go back and watch multiple times.

Hell yeah Brian! Can’t wait to see more soon.

Video: Brian Peck vs. the 5-0

I chilled with Brian Peck and Ryan Howard the other day and got a ton of video clips, so expect a couple more quick videos featuring these two in the near future. This one takes you through the progression of landing a trick and the persistence it can take. Brian keeps it chill as always and just keeps at it until he finally makes it oo so smooth. Let us know what you think with a comment either here or on YouTube and remember to subscribe!

Comet Announces New Boards: Archetype and the Morgan

Comet Skateboards — based in Ithaca, New York — announced two new boards Monday morning, the Archetype and the Morgan. Both boards are geared towards downhill/freeride and are the brainchildren of Jesse Breiman and Liam Morgan, respectively. While the Archetype had been seen being prototyped for quite some time now (the concept came about at last year’s Ithaca Hill Jam, according to Jesse), the “Morgan” Signature Model came as a bit more of a surprise, especially with his Grease Shark and Grease Hammer already on the market. While it looks very similar in shape and size to his last few boards, it has some changes that we’ll run you through in a second.

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2013-CB-archetype_The Archetype, or dank plank as many had come to call it, is a symmetrical downhill/freeride board and is a loose evolution of the Takeover which has been making waves for the last year or so. Featuring what they’re calling comfortable concave, symmetrical shape, subtle rocker, and two flush mount truck options, Comet is billing the board as a bare bones no BS board. No fat, no frills, just exactly what you need to thrash and rage hills. It’s 37″ long and 9.75″ wide with wheelbase options at 26.3″ and 27.3″. 9 plies make it stiff and 0.55″ of both rocker and concave make you nice and comfortable. I can’t wait to see this thing in person, it looks like a pretty dope symmetrical option.

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2013-CB-morgan_The Morgan Signature Model, as I said, looks very similar to the previous decks designed by Mr. Greasy but totes a slightly different shape to improve foot space as well as functionality. Still sporting its directional speedboard shape, the Morgan got a new graphic and some upgraded stats, including increased rocker and mellower concave. Slightly longer than the Grease Hammer, the Morgan is a quarter inch taller at 36.25″ but maintains the wheelbase options of 26″ or 27″ as well the width of 9.875″. The rocker and concave match that of the Archetype, meaning the rocker increased by 0.05″ and concave decreased by 0.20″, changes you’ll definitely notice when you step on the board if you’re used to riding the Grease Hammer. The graphic is pretty dope as well, I can’t lie. UPDATE: Geoff from Comet let us in on a little piece of knowledge about the concave change on the Morgan. Unlike the Grease Hammer, whose concave was measured off the mold, the Morgan’s concave was measured off of a finished board. What does this mean? The measurements aren’t comparing apples to apples, as the Morgan’s concave is actually more aggressive than the Hammer’s.

They’re calling the two new boards the first in their “Cosmic Bling” series and are both on sale now for $144.95. If this is just the start, then I can’t wait to see what else is in store for 2013 from Comet.

Watch as Liam Morgan and Riley Crone get down on the two new releases in Laguna:

Video: Skatesgiving Hangs Loose

Not only do I think this is my favorite Skatesgiving 2012 video yet — this might be my favorite longboarding video. Our good buddy Brian Peck, Anthony Flis, Matt K, Patt Schep and Ben Dubes keep it super chill on a super fun looking downhill run as well as the Woodward Snake Run. I can’t express how jealous I am because that snake run looks like the most fun thing ever — a new thing on my bucket list without a doubt. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

Ithaca Hill Jam – April 27

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When: April 26-28th
Where: Top of Buffalo St. (at Eddy St.) in Ithaca, NY

One of the East Coast’s biggest events is back for 2013! Comet Skateboards is putting on what’s sure to be a rad weekend of skateboarding. In addition to the main event on Saturday the 27th, there will be a fundraiser/bowl session at DIY spot on friday afternoon, and an outlaw race on Sunday. Location on the race will be announced at a later date, however inside sources are telling me this is a pretty burly course at around 45mph with some tight corners. For those who weren’t at the event last year (myself included), this is definitely not one to miss. With the slide jam hill closed off to traffic, the guys at Comet will have plenty of freedom to build gnarly obstacles without any worries about the law interrupting our fun. If ramps aren’t your thing, the slide jam hill is steep enough for everyone to have fun on.

– Jake

Check some of the gnarly videos by Comet and the Skate Invaders of last year’s epic Ithaca Slide Jam.

Video: Skatesgiving Does Soldiers of Downhill 2012

While record numbers of people flocked to New York City in October for the Broadway Bomb, another set of shredders headed out to Ohio to take place in one of the fastest races in the country, Soldiers of Downhill. The race course is gnarly and makes for some absolutely epic racing. This year the Skatesgiving 2012 crew made Soldiers part of their trip, and I couldn’t be more thankful. The East Coast’s own, Brian Peck, along with McLovin and Gabe took the the camera, displaying some smoooooth steadicam action and great camera angles; as always, Matt K kills the edit. Give it a peep and let us know what you think in the comments.

-Mike

Video: Brian Peck Chills the Pace

When a new Skatesgiving video comes out it’s automatically a good day, when it involves our good buddy Brian Peck, it’s even better. Brian is an east coast OG and one of the gnarliest skaters I know, both on the hill and in the park, and always manages to keep sessions fun and chill. Brian takes to what looks like an epicly fun and chill run in the Carolinas to show that while charging runs full steam is always fun, sometimes you gotta chill the pace back, relax a little, and get some good ole casual crusisn’.

-Mike