Arbor Skateboards and Caliber Truck Co, in association with Blood Orange, present GRADE; a downhill/freeride full-length film chronicling a year of travel with our top team riders
We are proud to announce that team rider KJ Nakanelua took first at the Slope Style event at Cathlamet Corral and Casey Morrow won the Sidewalk Showdown. Alicia Fillback won Women’s Downhill as well as Brandon Tissen not only winning Men’s Downhill, but also the Boarder-X race and then taking the Overall King of Cathlamet! Our
Brandon Tissen has been on fire again lately! He just won both the Mt Tabor Downhill Challenge and the Second Race of the Switchback Series. We couldn’t be more proud of this young gun.
While out shooting for the recent Blood Orange Product Highlight video, Brandon Tissen hits this classic Santa Cruz speed run. Check it out as he charges this run, barging through sketchy pavement and all! Happy Shredding!
It was a good week for the Arbor Skateboards Team in Albuquerque, NM at the All Around Skate Challenge put on by Skate School. The event included Slalom, Bowl, Boarder X, and Street, with Tony Alva helping judge the event. When the dust settled, Brandon Tissen took third and it was Hawaiian visitor KJ Nakanelua taking
Congratulations to Arbor Skateboards rider Brandon Tissen on winning the Be the Influence Boarder-X Series in Melbourne, Australia! His final win in Melbourne helped put him into first place for the overall Boarder-X series to be the first ever Boarder-X champion in Australia. We can’t be more stoked for Brandon, he killed it!
Congrats to Brandon Tissen winning the Be the Influence Boarder X Brisbane event! This is the second win in a row of him in this Australian series. Next up Melbourne!
Congrats to team rider Brandon Tissen in winning the Be The Influence Boarder-X in Newcastle. It was a close final but Brandon managed to push ahead with some ballsy moves.
Arbor Skateboards is proud to announce our newest team rider – Brandon Tissen!
Based out of Oregon, Brandon Tissen is on the cutting edge of downhill skateboarding by being on the forefront of the ‘skate everything’ movement. His style matched with technical ability makes him the perfect compliment to an already incredible team.
The Shakedown is a hybrid design for skating everything: street, park, cruiser lines, distance, slopes. The range of utilitarian shapes delivers true versatility with options – size up for speed, down for tricks. Find the right length and wheelbase for your stance, style, or target terrain range.
The Backlash is a downhill design with a true kicktail. It features rocker that runs between the trucks, a snub nose design, and flush routed truck mounts to maintain turning angle while providing superior slide control. No limits – bomb, flip, slide – whatever.
Arbor Skateboards team riders made a good showing this weekend in Oregon with top placings at the Boomtown Event. Brandon Tissen finished in second, with Tyler Howell winning the Slopestyle event, and then Tyler took third the following day in Boardercross. It’s looking like a great season again for our skate team, Congratulations to these
Mission Viejo, CA
I learned my first kickflip 13 years ago and I haven’t stopped skating since. Thanks to my parents for getting me that first setup at a swap meet back in the day!
WHO ELSE HELPS YOU OUT:
Caliber Trucks and Volante Wheels support me with gear and help me out with events. Thanks to Blake Smith, Dave Tannaci, and Brandon Stewart for being so supportive! I also get flow fromTimeship Racing, and Jack’s Board House in Southern Oregon.
WHAT’S IN YOUR QUIVER:
Currently I am using a Backlash 40 for downhill and aShakedown 36 for everything else.Caliber 44’s and Serratas/Checkers and Venom Bushings complete the rigs.
PREFERRED STYLE OF SKATEBOARDING:
Flow is the most appealing feeling in skating. Whether it’s flowing lines in the park or down runs its all fun!
WHAT’S YOUR LOCAL ZONE:
Medford, Oregon has an awesome public skatepark and a few decent downhill runs.
Flatspotting/ Ovaling wheels
BIGGEST PET PEEVE:
Slamming at the skate park.
Tore my ACL in my right knee a few years ago and didn’t ride a skateboard for a whole year.
BEST PART OF SKATING:
Skating takes the pain away! Nothing seems to hurt and everything works when I’m skating, so if I want to live to be a hundred years old, I should probably keep skating.
Skating has caused most of my serious injuries.
Cathlamet Downhill Corral 2013 went off! We built way too many ramps and everyone had a blast for 3 straight days of non-stop, competitive skating. The boarder cross in particular was fast and included a 25ft launch ramp at the end. It was epic.
“Boomtown Bombin’” with Alec Whitman and Ross “The Boss” Druckery gets me pretty stoked to skate.
ONE THING EVERY SKATER SHOULD KNOW:
If you’re not having fun while skating, you’re doing it wrong.
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