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Venom SHR

It’s perhaps old news but I just found out today that Venom both has a website now here and also is making their bushing in a new “super high rebound formula” (SHR).

80A Olive Green
83A Yellow
86A Blue
88A Sea Foam Green
91A Dark Red
94A White
98A Gray

I’ve not tested these but apparently they have a formula which returns to centre quicker without having to over-tighten the bushing, thus loosing any dampening effect. As usual around these products there is a lot of hype (ZOMG!) but the initial tests seem to be pretty positive.

These might be interesting to try for LDP and slalom set-ups where rebound is a good thing – I’m not convinced that these bushings will make the ride of a board feel any more ‘cushy’ but who knows!

I’d be interested in hearing from anyone that has these…

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Of Santa and stoke

It’s been a little while since I’ve written here, but it’s not for lack of wanting. The weather here has truly been atrocious – wet and windy. I’ve still not managed to buy any new shoes either so anything other than dry is a little risky due to slippiness. I’ve also been waiting excitedly for an event which took place last weekend…

My birthday present from my wonderful girlfriend was an organised weekend to Cologne. I’m a big fan of Germany, the beer, sausages, the frauleins but Köln is also home to other exciting things…Christmas markets and Concretewave.de a shop/webshop run by a great guy called Heiko!

Heiko has been on the receiving end of many emails mostly about setting up my Kaliber (see ‘In the beginning‘ section) and also helping out decision making with regard to my newest board which is not yet built and which I’ll keep a secret for now…anyway, I was really looking forward to being able to thank him in person and visit his great shop. For most of us, the occasions when we get to see so much longboarding gear in one place is very rare… I was not to be disappointed. Every square inch of the shop was crammed with boards (many of which made by Kaliber, the local board brand – only available from this shop as far as I know), trucks, bearing, wheels as well as a host of skateboarding memorabilia and trophies from past events such as the last Paris Slalom world cup…

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