Process to Pavement - KebbeK Skateboards

Process to Pavement – KebbeK Skateboards

We all know KebbeK by its fun loving, adventure seeking, hill bombing spirit, but what goes down in the background includes a world of head scratching and creative thinking that provides the masses with a means to pursue their passion.

KebbeK Skateboards strives for perfection in every little detail, whether it’s the board features, graphic designs, apparel or their international team of riders pursuing podiums or that one new trick one just has to land.

Their latest video features both worlds, indoor and outdoor, that results in the perfect lifestyle we all seek. Joey Binder, KebbeK’s brand manager we all know and love from KnK Longboard Camp, spends his usual workdays in their new store and headquarters in Montreal which they launched earlier this year.

In the video we see Joey infused in his work while designing new boards and also glimpses of the store showcasing the KebbeK Skateboards 2018 board collection under the artsy led lights.

The video evolves into shots of their team rider Jordan Wells taking his brand new Tabarnak deck paired with KebbeK’s Tepakan wheels for a spin. After a few trials and errors, his efforts definitely paid off.

A few shots later Jordan switches his board for the 2018 Dig Deep with a pool/bowl inspired shape and a beaver graphic. This skateboard has a squared off nose, great for all kinds of different grabs and a nice pocket on the tail for stable foot placement while doing sick wall rides and grinds as Jordan does in the video.

Video by Fool Media
Rider: Jordan Wells
Sound Engineering: Lora Bidner

ISPO 2018 Longboard Embassy

ISPO 2018 Longboard Embassy Photo Gallery

We’ve finally settled down at home and it was time to go through the photos I took during the four days we spent at ISPO 2018 in Munich.

Watch the ISPO 2018 Longboard Embassy video here.

If you’re not familiar with ISPO, here’s the short walk-through. It is the biggest European multi-segment trade fair within the sports industry. With over 85.000 visitors from 120 different countries, ISPO is stretched out through 16 halls showcasing 8 segments that cover everything from winter sports, team sports, health & fitness to manufacturing & suppliers.

We mostly spent our time in Hall A5 at the Longboard Embassy organized by 40inch Longboard Magazine. Looking back to 2013, when I last visited ISPO, this year’s Longboard Embassy looked a bit smaller than back then, but it was still filled with a wall-to-wall skateboard and longboard products.

The Longboard Embassy view from the lounge area

Walking through the Longboard Embassy, one could try out surf skating, electric longboards, watched Legende Longboard chisel a block of wood, what later became a handcrafted and fully functional longboard, or rest their legs at the lounge area overlooking the Whitezu 12 meter long surf skate wave system.

In the four days of ISPO, we got a chance to talk with and interview 33 brands covering different skateboarding disciplines.

KebbeK Skateboards introduced their new watercolor lineup, Landyachts Longboards showcased the new freeride and dancer boards, ROCKET Longboards showed off it’s new Freak Show collection, Alternative Longboards introduced their new construction and Madrid Skateboards their Netflix Stranger Things collection…just to name a few.

The Longboard Embassy bar

Wheel and truck wise, we got a chance to check out Seismic’s new downhill race wheel, the European Walzen wheels, and the new Bolzen truck models and also talked with Bangfish about their new surf skate trucks.

There were also numerous surf skate brands showcasing their collection surrounding the Whitezu skate wave, like the Spanish YOW surf, Slide Surfskate, Curfboard, and Carver Skateboards.

Regarding protection, we saw the Triple 8 Certified Sweatsaver, stopped by at TSG and saw what’s new with Pro-Tec’s Full Cut skateboard helmets.

We also saw the Buggy Rollin suit by Jean Yves Blondeau. He’s most known for one of his stunt characters, the Rollerman, which we also got to see in action.

Jean-Yves Blondeau's Buggy Rollin suits

While we are still editing the interviews to show you what the brands had to say about their new lineups and products, here is a photo gallery from the ISPO 2018 Longboard Embassy.

I would like to end this article with an interview with Philippe Roose, a member of the Ministry of Stoke and their F*** Cancer Foundation. In the video, he said that the beer fundraiser at ISPO was a success and shares his personal story with everybody who takes the time to watch the video below.

KnK Longboard Camp 2018 Announcement

KnK Longboard Camp 2018 – The 10th edition powered by KebbeK Skateboards

Time flies and things change but for now, KnK Longboard Camp remains. It’s a great pleasure to look back to 2009 and see what an iconic event it became over those 9 years and how much impact it made on downhill skateboarders across the globe.

This would have never been possible without the love for downhill skateboarding we all carry in our hearts and without the dedication of everyone who has ever helped us with the organisation. So thank you all for the constant support and for shredding the Bear’s Guts with us.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all very soon at KnK Longboard Camp 2018 powered by KebbeK Skateboards!

Dates & Registration for #KNK2018

The Bear’s Guts is covered in snow right now but soon enough, summer will return to Osilnica and so will we, the riders.

The first week of KnK Longboard Camp will take place from July 23rd to July 28th, 2018 and the second week from July 31st to August 5th, 2018.

The Red Bull No Paws Down race will be held on July 28th, that’s during the first week while Single Set Survivors is currently looking for a new sponsor and it’s scheduled for August 4th, 2018.

The price remains the same; 220 € for a full 6-day freeride including camping with all the amenities. Everything you need for a pleasant stay in Osilnica is already laid out for you; a river for swimming with a rope swing, a restaurant, store, cash machine, post office…We got you covered as usual.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR KNK 2018

Learn more about the event

While we’re still working on the new event website at https://www.knklongboardcamp.com, you are welcome to check out these articles about last year’s KnK to find out how the event rolled out:

Want to ask a question?

If you have any questions, you’re welcome to get in touch with us via our Facebook pages @knklongboardcamp and @longboardmag, send us an email to info@knklongboardcamp.com or call +386 70 253 495.

If you managed to read so far, we have some goodies for you….

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Use the promo code “LBMAGEU” when you purchase the All Year Long‘s first printed magazine issue and enter the draw to win a free KnK ticket for life!

In addition to that, everyone who will purchase the magazine will be entered into an additional draw for a free KnK 2018 ticket as well. That just doubled the chance to win!

The winner of the free KnK 2018 ticket will be announced by AYL on March 31st, 2018 and the winner of the lifetime free KnK ticket will be announced on June 30th, 2018 via KnK Facebook page.

Get your copy of AYL magazine here and don’t forget to use the promotional code “LBMAGEU”.

Good luck!

Video credits

Filmed by
Brandon Desjarlais (aerial)
Christian Kreuter, CK Photography (aerial)
Mirko Paoloni (follow car)
Rob McWhinnie (follow car)
Hubert Wigier (timelapse)

Narrated by Ian Freire, RBNPD 2015 winner

Edited by Mihael Zadravec

Thank you for watching!

The KebbeK Skateboards Opalescent collection

KebbeK Skateboards celebrates 25th Anniversary with Opalescent deck series

For their 25th anniversary, KebbeK Skateboards got inspired by the colour shifting opalescent paint which represents their history of reimagining skateboarding and the changes we as humans go through in our lifetime.

Arico - El Bueno Freeride 2017 Day #2

Arico – El Bueno Freeride 2017 Day #2 Report

Tom Campbell and Ry Swanton are on the Island keeping us posted with the first freeride on Tenerife, Arico – El Bueno 2017 presented by KebbeK Skateboards and organised by BigMountainSkate.

In case you missed the El Bueno Day #1 report, click here to read and watch it.

Here’s how the second day rolled out on the Island…

The track is a black serpent working its way down a terraced mountain side, irrigation ditches cutting it up and cacti lining the sides. The surface is volcanic island tarmac, it slices through layers of wheels like nothing else.

Alex Dehmel live streamed a run with Islander Marcos Costa and lead organiser Felix Rupistch, check it out here…

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Alex Dehmel is a team rider at Olson&Hekmati, Skoa Trucks, Cult Wheels, Longboardshop.eu and Risch Aerohelmets…Marcos Costa is a team rider at Crash Test Dummies Pucks and Fibretec Skateboards.

In between runs, the riders spend the most time together while waiting for the buses at the bottom. However, this provides a rare opportunity for them to catch up and enjoy being a part of a tight knit international community. The events we go to and the runs we share as riders can create the closest of friendships and it is good to catch up whenever possible, even if it’s just at longboard events.

Here’s some of the stoke found on Instagram…
Photos by @paristruckco, @domi_schenk, @radesigns, @nata_zoja_mi_, @kebbekskateboards and @miguelpalau_vc.

Wheels are being worn down at an exceedingly quick rate with riders having to rely on KebbeK Skateboards core a set, get a set offer.

Pete Connolly has worn down a set of Cult Raptures per day and seems to be running out quickly. For him the event is simple…

“Just freeride and enjoy the vibe”.

Will Edgecombe is there as well, taking photos for Skate[Slate]…

“I am glad to poach some runs on the beautiful track and skate alongside old friends”.

Overall having 5 days of riding gives riders the time to skate different. Juergen Gritzer has been spotted carving down the track on a KebbeK Shortcut while Pete Connolly has been seen throwing a super rare stand up slide.

El Bueno 🙂