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How to Slide on a Longboard

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The first slide to master is the 180 Coleman slide. From there, you can add your own style and tweak it to make it your own. Before attempting slides, get comfortable carving on hills with some decent speed. You’ll need enough speed to get the board around 180 degrees. Check out all the tools you’ll…

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Easy Longboard Tricks

Easy Longboard tricks

You’re feeling pretty comfortable on the board. Cruising around, turning, gaining speed and making sharper turns are like second nature. It’s time for some basic longboard tricks to keep the progression going. Check out our top 5 favorite easy longboard tricks… Cross-Stepping – A iconic trick in longboarding (as in surfing), mastering cross-stepping will lock…

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How To Stay In Shape For Winter Sports

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Hopefully that light bulb in your head has gone off like the time you awakened in a cold sweat remembering that school project you had 6 months to complete is due tomorrow. Now that you’ve spent most of your summer lying on the beach, drinking malt beverages and munching on foods that are not part…

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How To Adjust Avid BB5 Disc Brakes

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You’ll need a 5mm hex wrench and a Torx T-25 driver. Let’s start with the assumption that the rotor, caliper, and cable are properly installed on the bike, and that the rotor is true. 1. Loosen the (2) black CPS mounting bolts with a 5mm hex wrench to a point where the caliper body can…

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Style Guide: 2014 Men’s Spring Fashion

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Men’s Spring Fashion It feels great to shed some layers after piling them on throughout winter.  Spring is a transitional season to freshen up a wardrobe and change the pace of life.  This is the first Style Guide of many installments; enjoy some of our favorite pieces that rolled out recently. 1. DC Duster Shirt There…

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Benefits of Bike Commuting Infographic

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Whether it’s to save money, lose weight, get exercise, or protect the environment, the reasons people bike to work are as varied as the bikes they ride. And people are seeing the benefits. Since 2001, the number of bike commuters has more than doubled, more bike paths are being created, and there is even a…

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How To: Carry a SUP

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Transporting a SUP First, you’ll need to get the board from your house to the water, which typically involves a car ride. A roof rack works perfect. To protect the board, it’s best to use a bar pad on the rack. It’s best to stack the board on the roof with the fin up, towards…

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How To: Paddle Board Turning Tips

Pivot Turn

Turning on a stand up paddle board is an essential skill to make the most of your SUP experience on the water. It also adds to the fun factor and excitement of paddling! If you are a beginner, it is important to first master your balance, change directions on the board, and finally be able…

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke

SUP The Forward Stroke

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke Alright! Sweet new stand up paddle board. Check. Paddle. Check. New trunks. Check. Polarized sunglasses. Check. A pristine lake lined with birch trees. Check.  Now it’s time to hit the water and soak in every moment of summer! Although paddle boarding looks simple enough, you don’t want to…

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Snowboarding Terms

Snowboard Terms

Do you think you have all of your snowboarding terminology on lock down? Or are you looking to pick up your first set up and want to be sure you’re ahead of the game when you take your first lesson? Maybe you want to impress a car full of teenagers as you’re giving them a…

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