Video: Evan Krause on the way

I was scrolling around on facebook today and this video popped up. I remember my friend Tom Leary had mentioned this kids name before and was hyped on him so i watched it. STOKED ME OUT. A go-pro on the car, a solid song, and sick skating. What more do you need? Seeing such a young dude rip burly classic far east terrain like this, hauling ass and not being above putting a hand down, is awesome to see, especially when its done with unique, clean style. This kid is going places. Watch this video, grab your board, go forth, AND GO FAST.
By the way this is Norm posting from Connors account. STE has been pretty low key lately, but ill be getting on posting as frequently as possible. Keep an eye out yall.

Video: 6 Second Switch

I 100% guarentee you have enough time to take a peek at Tom Leary’s new 6 second steamy switch toeside. DROPPING HAMMERS.

Tom has progressed so much this season it’s absurd. He’s got some of the steeziest swtich toesides out there right now and keeps steaming harder and harder for every edit and session. The belt is coming out on a consistent basis.

Video: Tom Leary gets Doggied-Out for Nelson Longboards

Massachusetts shredder and Team Doggied-Out rider Tom Leary lays down the steeze in this new video as he is welcomed to the Nelson Team.  I’m sure Tom and Nelson are both stoked on this one. You’ve seen some of Tom’s work in the past, filming and editing for some of the Norm Plante videos that came out right before Norm went to school out west, and will certainly be seeing it more in the future as he continues to push it to the next level.

– Henry and Mike


Video: Derty Jerz

last turn of the freeride section, steep, banked, way too much fun.

Last weekend a couple of East Coast skaters, Tom Leary, Jordan Billingsly, and Alec Caputo, crashed at my house for a slide jam and a dank day of shredding. We woke up early and skated until we couldn’t. We also got some ridiculously dank sandwiches at my local deli. The slide jam was cool, buncha shredders showed up, no problems with the police, and the locals were pretty stoked for the most part, all in all it went very smoothly. After the jam we munched on said sandwiches and headed to this gnarly, turny, steep ass road that we sessioned for the rest of the day. A lot of other cool people came too, like Josh Wright, Laura Nocka, Noah Davis, …josh, and Tyler Doherty. Everyone was ripping, and we managed to film some clips that Tom threw together to make an incredibly rad edit. Check this video out and subscribe to his channel, kid knows how to make a fucking video!!


.. Oh yeah and Alec made an edit too. You probably already saw it in one of our previous posts but I’m gonna re post it here anyways. Check out Alec’s channel for solid edits of some skaters doing it right on the Right coast.

Nelson Longboards Announce 2012 Lineup!

There’s a solid chance that if you’ve been to any competitions or slide jams, especially out on the East Coast, you’ve run into someone rocking either a Nelson Longboards Spindrift or Topspin. Based out of New Jersey, Nelson has been getting a lot of talk both on the East Coast and across the country. The classic boards they’re known best for feature a microdrop and “W” concave that most people describe as extremely comfortable and functional for both freeriding and light downhill alike but lacked what has recently become an extremely popular feature: kicktails.

Announced just over a half hour ago, the new additions to the 2012 Nelson Longboards lineup appears to build off of the most successful and loved features from the Topspin and Spindrift while adding even more options and functionality. Dubbed the “Tempest” and “Cyclone” the two boards feature slightly shorter wheelbases than their predecessors in addition to a much smaller standing platform to make easy use of the kicktails.

The Tempest is the new topmount freeride and light downhill deck coming out for 2012. At 42″ the Tempest is the longest deck Nelson currently offers, 2″ longer than the Topspin and Spindrift and a full 2.5″ longer than it’s sister, the Cyclone. Most of the added length appears to be thanks to the kicktails, however, meaning that the Tempest still has a comfortable 24.5″ standing platform that should allow you to take advantage of the big 4.6″ kicktails. The wheelbase is adjustable between 27.5″ and 28.5″ depending on your preference and how much leverage you want from the kicks.

The Cyclone is drop-through sibling to the Tempest. Because it’s a double drop design and the inherent structural weakness produced by drop-through boards the kicktails on the Cyclone are about 1.6″ shorter (3″) than the Tempest’s with the overall length being 39.5″. Just like the Tempest the standing platform is 24.5″ and features a fixed wheelbase of 28.5″.

It’s not like the Topspin and Spindrift aren’t getting any love, however. Both boards are sporting new and improved W concave in addition to sexy new graphics to make them match the new siblings in the lineup.

Now, I also know what you’re asking — WHAT ABOUT THE NELSON STINGRAY?! Well the good news there is that Rich answered that question when he announced the 2012 lineup, the bad news is that it won’t be dropping as part of this March release. Rich said that it’s simply not dialed in and needs a bit more testing before it can be released, something I personally hope doesn’t take all too long.

Check out the full post from Rich over on the ‘Fish if you want more details. Hopefully we’ll be able to see these in person soon and let you know how they ride!