The Arbor Skateboards family rolled deep to New Zealand for the Mt. Ruapehu Gravity Festival. Liam Morgan, James Kelly, Tyler Howell, Brandon Tissen, KJ Nakanelua, and Kaimana Pinto spent their time outside of the event finding new roads and pushing each other to the limit.
We recently brought five Arbor Downhill team riders to Southern California to showcase the 2015 Arbor Downhill Collection. The new collection offers a variety of shapes for the different styles and disciplines of Downhill featured in the film.
We sent the boys, Liam Morgan and Brandon Tissen, to South Africa for the Hot Heels Race. When they weren’t on the racetrack or going hard in the club, they met with the locals to clock some laps and get deep in the set to deliver this compilation of raw clips.
GRADE is a downhill/freeride film chronicling a year of travel with our top team riders.
Today at 3PM PST GRADE goes live on skatehousemedia.com. The best three parties will win the choice of a free James or Liam Pro Model Complete!!
Just want to give a shout out to Daddies for kicking off the GRADE Premier! Our riders had a ton of fun hanging with everyone in Portland, and we were amped on all the local fans showing up.
Come hang with us tonight at Arbor Headquarters in Venice for the video premiere of GRADE; a downhill skateboarding full-length film featuring James Kelly, Liam Morgan, Tyler Howell, Brandon Tissen, and Jordan Riachi. There will be free food and beer courtesy of Saint Archer Brewery, and music spinning with DJ Ari-Shark. Its going to be
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.
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 37 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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