A drop-through board designed to get sideways with lots of features to help you stay that way. This master of the slopes includes 1/2“ of rocker, mellow tub concave, and a slightly larger width.
The Highground is a tapered topmount that was designed to be a force on the racecourse; a speedboard that features a range of wheelbase positions, unique concave shaping techniques, and carefully placed flares that provide leverage points, and keep you locked in.
With just enough direction, the team manages to meet up with Zarosh Eggleston in the sticks of Central California. An hour of dirt roads later, and they’re at his ranch enjoying his DIY spot, the relaxed lifestyle, and the local watering hole.
Another big weekend was celebrated by Arbor’s Skate Team. James Kelly won the Angie’s Curves Race in San Diego on his Arbor Vugenhausen, with Duke Degen taking second place on the new Highground. Surviving this gnarly race is a feat in itself, let alone top placings. Another big congratulations goes out to these guys for
The van moves on, and so does the Arbor Skateboards team.
MuirSkate Longboard Shop Team Rider Duke “Double D” Degen is fastened steadily to a healthy diet including, but not limited to, Oranges, Avocados, Arizona Herbal Tea, and… You guessed it… Some downhill raditude. Duke’s setup in this video is an Arbor Vugenhausen with Aera Trucks and Rad Release Wheels. (Link below. ‘cept for Aera Trucks… We’re working on that part.)
The Arbor Skateboards team continues north on their road trip up the coast of the Golden State, and pulls out into farm country for Day 2 of Get Elevated. Things get crowded and sketchy on a road with no name and center divider. Everyone stays safe and in their lane and the crew ends the day with a dune surfing session.
The Arbor Skateboards team is back on the road for Get Elevated 2012. In episode 1, they start their trek up the coast of California. Rising bright and early at Skate House in Los Angeles, they take off into the interior valley on their way up the Pacific Coast Highway.
Arbor Skateboards is preparing to release the followup to their successful Get Elevated video series released in 2011 with Get Elevated 2012. Follow James Kelly, Kody Noble, Max Myers, Duke Degen, Jimmy Riha, Adam Crigler, Kelly Carter, Casey Morrow, Eric Singer, Tyler Howell and all of their friends as they pack into a van head up the coast of California.
Arbor Skateboards is proud to release two additions to their Icon Downhill Series including the Prodigy and Cypher. These new offerings take the Arbor downhill program to a whole new level of excellence with the most technologically advanced skateboards they’ve ever brought to market. “We are really excited to be delivering high-performance downhill skateboards,” says
Team riders, Duke Degen and Jimmy Riha travel to Arizona to meet up with the SkatePHX crew. Check out this video that sums up their first 48 hours packed into just two really excellent minutes. It’s a Goofy vs. Regular as Duke rides regular and Jimmy rides goofy. The skateboarding gets wild in the hot
Arbor Skateboards riders, Jimmy Riha and Duke Degen took the MuirSkate MEGA VAN out to Arizona for a true desert mission. On the way, they encountered a terrifyingly steep slope known only as El Diablo. They had no choice but to get on it and crush some wheels with a decent with the devil.
Episode 5 brings the 2011 Arbor Skateboards Get Elevated tour to an end. The crew is exhausted after a week of filming, but still determined to finish the project. Things get even more fun when Brad Farmer and the last team member, Josh Hunt, show up in the middle of the night. While at James’
The theme of unsure destinations and no plans continues in Episode 3 of Get Elevated. The crew decides not to head back into Yosemite and instead point the caravan in the opposite direction, heading on what they believe is the right path to the next stop. After getting lost, asking the mountain folk for directions,
This episode documents Day 2 and 3 of Arbor’s team trip though the Sierra’s also known as Get Elevated. James Kelly, Kody Noble, Max Myers, Eric Singer, Jimmy Riha and Duke Degen wake up after their first day of travel and gets into the “meat and potatoes” of the trip…skateboarding. They hit several spots, and
Congratulations to James Kelly for winning the King of the Hill race at theMaryhill Festival of Speed located in Goldendale, Washington fresh off his back to back victories in Canada. This particular race went down between the top six qualifiers at the event. James ended up falling out early in the main event but had
Arbor Skateboards team rider, James Kelly has take back to back victories in Canada winning the Sky Land inKelowna and the Whistler Longboard Festival in, well, Whistler. Congratulations to James Kelly and look out Maryhill…here he comes. The rest of the Arbor team who made the trek including Max Myers, Duke Degen And Jimmy Riha
Sometimes when Arbor Skateboards team riders, Jimmy Riha and Duke Degen get really, really hungry and the munchies have taken them over, only the best will do…only a burrito will cure their craving. And the run to get there is all about the fun…
A big chunk of the Arbor Skateboards freeride team including Kody Noble, Max Myers, Eric Singer and Duke Degen gets together for a downhill longboarding mission through a SoCal Canyon. It’s the new Arbor Vügenhausen downhill skateboard on display in the warm SoCal sun. This is one for the people of the summer!
“I felt like taking a ton of footage from the past few months and condensing it into one juicy video. Too many skaters to effectively list but I’m pretty sure all the filming was done by myself, Jimmy Riha, Josh Hunt, and Jimmy Flindt.”
“I felt like taking a ton of footage from the past few months and condensing it into one juicy video. There were too many skaters involved to effectively list them all but I’m pretty sure all the filming was done by myself, Jimmy Riha, Josh Hunt, and Jimmy Flindt.” –Duke Degen Duke Degen is new
Arbor freeride skateboard team riders, Duke Degen, Jimmy Riha and Josh Hunt connect with the SkateHouseMedia crew for some hill shredding Los Angeles style. It’s like a pack of panthers rolling down the hill…sleek, smooth and wild.
Laguna Beach, CA
WHAT’S IN YOUR QUIVER:
Cypher, and the Highground for racing.
PREFERRED STYLE OF SKATEBOARDING:
Using your board and the environment to the fullest.
WHAT’S YOUR LOCAL ZONE:
BIGGEST PET PEEVE:
People who forget to have fun when they skate.
Lost both asscheeks in a tragic toeside slide mishap. Always wear a belt when you’re skating!
BEST PART OF SKATING:
Learning something you once saw as impossible.
Balancing skating time with grown-up responsibilities.
Newton’s Nation for the track, Guajataka for the atmosphere.
Evren Ozan on fire!!! That guy’s un-natural.
ONE THING EVERY SKATER SHOULD KNOW:
City councils tend to side with the older generation, so make sure to keep the inhabitants of your local skate spot on your side. Kill angry people with kindness.
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