Fresh Wheel Co. x Skate The East Danger Wheels Give Away!

It’s been a little while since our last full fledged give away, so we teamed up with a new east coast wheel company out of Maryland, Fresh Wheel Co., to give everyone a chance to win a new set of wheels or a Skate The East t-shirt. The guys over at Fresh have been hard at work developing their new wheels over the past few months so we’re stoked to be able to team up with them and give a set of their Danger downhill/freeride wheels to one lucky winner. They’re 72mm 80a wheels that were developed with east coast gnarliness in mind, a perfect piece of gear to start the summer off right.  Another lucky person will walk away looking fresher than before in a Skate The East t-shirt with some stickers to swag your board out, too. Make sure to read on for all the details on how to enter!


The contest is going to go down a little different than the last few we’ve done, forcing you to get off the computer and get out onto some hills if you want to win! To enter:

  1. “Like” both Skate The East and Fresh Wheel Co. on Facebook
  2. Share the contest photo with your friends
  3. Post an original photo of you or a friend shredding on the Fresh Wheel Co. Facebook Page’s wall
  4. Tag both Fresh Wheel Co. and Skate The East in the photo.

From here we’ll choose the top 10 photos to move onto the next round and let you guys decide who wins by voting on which photo you like best. All photos must be submitted by June 5th (that’s a week from today) in order for you to be entered! Make sure you’re a fan of both pages by then as well, otherwise your photo will be disqualified. If you have questions hit us up by leaving a comment below, via e-mail (mike [at] skate the or on our Facebook Page.

Happy skating and good luck! We’re amped to see what people come up with!

Bustin’ “I Bomb Broadway” T-Shirt Give Away!

We’re trying to break 1,000 fans on Facebook and are giving away a Bustin’ t-shirt to do it. Head on over to our Facebook page for all the details on how you can get in to win. The contest is only going to last until the morning though, so act fast!


You Want Stickers? We’ve Officially Got Them! (Also, winners of the Give Away)

Man has it been busy here over the past couple of days! The good news, however, is that we officially have both the “I REP THE EAST” and “Skate The” stickers on sale in our online store! Individually the stickers are $1.50 a piece and are also being sold in multipacks (“I REP THE EAST” in 5 packs, “Skate The” in 3 packs) that will save you about a $1.00 compared to buying them individually. Think of buying a Skate The East sticker as a donation to the site more than anything, the proceeds from these sticker sales are going straight into paying the hosting bills for the site and will help ensure that we continue to bring you the best East Coast longboarding coverage out there. By supporting us you’re supporting the East Coast scene as a whole, so show some love if you can! Head over to to check ’em out.

We also have winners for our sticker contest! Just like last time I simply entered all the names into a spreadsheet and used to select 5 numbers. The winners are (in no particular order):

  1. Jake Wade
  2. Mike Linehan
  3. Matt Hogan
  4. Tristan Burke
  5. Nolan San Pedro

They’ve all been contacted and I’ve heard back from a couple, if the rest don’t get back to me soon I’ll do another drawing!

Eden Racing Precision Spacers Give-Away and Video

I think we can all agree that few things are better in this world than free stuff. Quality free stuff is even better, which is why I felt the need to turn your attention to a give-away our friend Russ at Eden Racing is running right now.

The precision spacers that have been gaining quite a name for themselves throughout the Northeast for killing chatter have been back in stock for a couple weeks now, and Russ has decided to give away sets to 5 lucky people who “Like” their page on Facebook and share the contest post. The contest is going to run for a week, meaning you have until Thursday (1/19) to share the post with your friends — make sure the privacy setting is set to “public” so that they can see your entry! If you click on the image below it will take you to the Facebook post to share!

You’ll also probably remember me mentioning that I got a chance to shred with Eden rider Josh Wright along with Lauren Suchocki and Russ for a couple days last week in Western Mass. Josh and Russ ended up getting some helmet cam footy and posted it on YouTube last night. The last run was quite a surprise, especially for Lauren and I who saw it live, and we’re stoked Josh and Russ got it on camera! If it looks similar to the video that Lauren and Douglass Schmidt did not long ago, it’s because it was filmed at the same location. Peep it below:

1st Annual “Never Enough Presents Give-Away”

Alright folks, as we promised we’re going to run our first give-away now that we met our goal of 450 likes on our Facebook page today. While at first we figured it would take well into the week, the amount of support we received was almost overwhelming and helped us reach our goal before the end of the night! We recently teamed up with the Loaded Boards and Orangatang Wheels family to bring you this contest as well as a bunch of exciting content in the future. A big props to all the guys and gals over there!

As promised, since we hit our target of 450 likes on Facebook I’m going to release the details of the contest. We’re calling it the “Never Enough Presents Give-Away” and are offering up a set of Orangatang 80a Stimulus wheels to one lucky winner. We’re in the process of seeing if we can also work out a second and third place prize, but will keep you updated with more details as to whether or not we can.

Since it’s our first contest we decided to keep it simple. To enter all you have to do is:

  1. Like Skate The East, Loaded Boards, and Orangatang Wheels on Facebook.
  2. Use the “Share” button to share this post with your friends.
  3. Say something creative and tag Skate The East, Loaded Boards, and Orangatang Wheels in your status.

Make sure you read on for the fine-print!


We’ll be tracking entries based on the tags we get in posts, so make sure you do step #3! You’ll have until 12:00AM on December 25th (in other-words midnight Christmas Eve) EST to enter the contest and the winner will be announced both via our Facebook  Page and here on Skate The East at 12:00PM (noon) on Christmas Day. The winner will have 24 hours to claim his/her prize, otherwise another winner will be selected and given 24 hours to claim. If we don’t reach 40 “shares” on Facebook the contest will be void and will run again after the holiday — we want to make sure there’s a fair chance for everyone to win.

Good luck to everyone and a merry Christmas and Chanukah to all!