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  • SAGRA logo 590wide 2012 SAGRA Championships Current Standings

      The current standings for the SAGRA National Championships were released recently and this year we have the biggest field of riders we have ever seen in South Africa, by a long way! 101 entries in the Open Downhill Skateboard category, 40 in Junior 2, 9 in Junior 1 (2012 is the ...

  • IDF IGSA International Downhill Federation. International Gravity Racing Association IGSA, IDF and the Death Star.

    This article by Gerhard Nel which sheds some light on the IDF and the IGSA was posted to the Lush Longboards blog last week. We feel it's really interesting and informative so it deserves a repost. Give us your opinion in the comments section at the bottom. “Hello, my name is Gerhard. ...

  • Lush Elevator Prog rock graphic longboard guitar Lush Longboards Elevator with Prog Rock Graphic

      The Elevator is the latest incarnation of that Lush classic "Samba" and it now comes with this awesome "Prog Rock" graphic. The truck mountings on the kicktails as of Sambas past are replaced with the exclusive Lush "Rocker" mold. With a few minor shape tweaks and the deep concave to ...

  • SYMBIAN PROG BOTTOM Lush Longboards Symbian with Prog Rock Graphic

      The super-popular Symbian returns with a sick new graphic for Summer 2012! It's the same shape, rocker and construction as the original Symbian but with Pete Fowlers "musical instruments" theme for this one to create an amazing finish for this iconic freeride shape. The Symbian is proven... freeride, dancing, sliding... you want ...

  • Sabre baseplate CF 38 colours Sabre Cold Forged, 38 Degree, Precision Baseplate

       The much anticipated CF-38 baseplate frome Sabre Trucks is here! Cold Forged from 6061-T6 Aluminium make this baseplate between 2 and 10 times stronger than other brands of regular cast baseplates and the same strength as a CNC basplate. The strength of the forging process allows for the truck to be made ...

  The current standings for the SAGRA National Championships were released recently and this year we have the biggest field of riders we have ever seen in South Africa, by a long way! 101 entries in the Open Downhill Skateboard category, 40 in Junior 2, 9 in Junior 1 (2012 is the first year we’ve had this category) and 23 in both Classic and Street Luge. And the best news is  [ Read More ]

This article by Gerhard Nel which sheds some light on the IDF and the IGSA was posted to the Lush Longboards blog last week. We feel it’s really interesting and informative so it deserves a repost. Give us your opinion in the comments section at the bottom. “Hello, my name is Gerhard. I am an outsider to the international scene and I don’t expect to jump onto podiums anytime soon. I believe  [ Read More ]

  The Elevator is the latest incarnation of that Lush classic “Samba” and it now comes with this awesome “Prog Rock” graphic. The truck mountings on the kicktails as of Sambas past are replaced with the exclusive Lush “Rocker” mold. With a few minor shape tweaks and the deep concave to lock your feet in, 8 ply construction and Rocker Profile, this is the most accomplished version of one of the classic  [ Read More ]

  The super-popular Symbian returns with a sick new graphic for Summer 2012! It’s the same shape, rocker and construction as the original Symbian but with Pete Fowlers “musical instruments” theme for this one to create an amazing finish for this iconic freeride shape. The Symbian is proven… freeride, dancing, sliding… you want one in your quiver! Drop-through with 0.75″ of rocker for an ultra low, comfortable foot platform, giving a slidey  [ Read More ]

   The much anticipated CF-38 baseplate frome Sabre Trucks is here! Cold Forged from 6061-T6 Aluminium make this baseplate between 2 and 10 times stronger than other brands of regular cast baseplates and the same strength as a CNC basplate. The strength of the forging process allows for the truck to be made much lighter than any other truck. The kingpin and pivot cup areas are CNC’d for precise fitment which  [ Read More ]

For anyone who doesn’t know (where the hell have you been!?) Hot Heels Africa is the last race on the calendar for the World Cup of Gravity Racing (Skate board and Luge) and it is held in the Western Cape of South Africa. SAGRA (South African Gravity Racing Association) Have hosted this event for the past 9 years making this year the 10th anniversary. It’s a darn expensive race to  [ Read More ]

What a weekend! We couldn’t have asked for things to go any better: perfect weather, awesome vibe and tight racing. 93 entrants overall and aproximately 300 spectators make this the biggest event on the South African gravity racing calendar! If you missed it this year make sure you diarize it NOW for next year. We’ve already confirmed that KOTF 2013 will be held on the weekend of the 16th of June and it will surely be  [ Read More ]

On the 4th and 5th of August 2012 the fastest downhill skateboarders from around South Africa will all be in Pretoria to compete for the title KING OF THE FORT. 2012 will be the third year that First Nature has hosted this gravity racing event. 2011 saw a significantly larger field of racers than 2010 and this year looks to be even bigger with over 50 riders entered already and  [ Read More ]

Thanks to LongboardingSA.co.za, entries for King of the Fort 2012 are now open! Be sure to get your entries in as soon as possible to avoid the late payment penalty fees. To enter, follow these steps: 1. Follow this link: http://www.longboardingsa.co.za/king-of-the-fort-2012-entry-form/ 2. Full in your details 3. Click submit 4. Pay your entry fee and email proof to kingofthefort@firstnature.be. (You’ll receive an email with payment details after step 3) 5. You’re entered.    [ Read More ]

Cult Ism

  The Cult proudly presents their “small wheel” offering. Some of their strange and slightly sinister family prefer very low topmounts and long street decks, so they concocted a plan to create the most versatile wheel yet. The “Ism” is small to avoid wheelbite and provide maximum acceleration. It is perfectly formed with rounded edges, an offset core and square sides to give a new take on the Cult’s now  [ Read More ]