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December 24, 2010

Announcing the Results from our Holiday Greeting Card Contest!

Holiday Greetings Fellow Humans!

No Drum Roll Here, We're Just Gonna Get Right Into It!
(It's no secret... The results are already up!)

Based on the votes you tallied (aka "Likes") at the MuirSkate.com Holiday Greeting Card Album, the results are as follows:

1st Prize - Lisa Martin with her Muir "Power Wings" Snowflake Shadow Card!
Lisa will soon be receiving everything listed on her wish list! (Lots of good stuff, but we'll let here reveal what it is if she would like to do so herself.)







2nd Prize - Stephen 'BoardWalk' Lam with his "Reason For The Steezin'" Greeting Card!
Stephen will be receiving a Gravity Makai Complete Longboard for his Steezin' escapades.






3rd Prize goes to Charlie Solidum with his rendition of Santa's Boardbuilding Practices!
Charlie is going to get his hands on a set of Orangatang wheels of his choice.




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Big thanks to everyone who sent us their greeting cards and holiday wishes! May your and yours have a warm and fuzzy holiday season and a radtastic new year!
(Keep your eyes peeled for our next contest coming up in the beginning of the new year.)

December 17, 2010

Free Christmas Shipping details

We are working hard to get all your orders out in time for Christmas day. We still want you to take advantage of our Free Shipping of Completes, Decks, Trucks, Wheels, and most Bearings.
UPS says that they can still get your packages to you on Christmas Eve if you live on the East Coast (Not Guaranteed, but they will do their best) .

Free Shipping: There is still time!

Free Shipping Deadlines:
- Place your order by late Sunday night or early Monday morning if you live on the East Coast
- Place your order by late Monday night or early Tuesday morning if you live in the Midwest
- Place your order by late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning if you live on the West Coast

Additional Pointers:
- Please make sure your billing information matches your shipping information when we get your order.
- Please be home on the day that UPS is expected to deliver your package (check your email for your tracking number).
- Please make sure UPS knows where to leave your package when they arrive at your door.
- We will contact you in advance if an unforeseeable issue with your order occurs such as an Out of Stock item. This is very rare, but it can happen.

Last Minute Options
During the holidays (Next Day, 2nd Day, 3 Day Select) are not guaranteed by UPS, but UPS will do their best to make sure you get your package in time.

December 16, 2010

Announcing the Winner of the Tricks For Treats Video Contest!

Ladies and Gentlemen, please put your hands together for the winning submission for the first ever MuirSkate.com Tricks For Treats Video Contest!

After much deliberation, thumb wrestling, yelling wars,  and deep philosophical discussions, we have arrived at our conclusion!

We are stoked to present to you 2 minutes & 14 seconds of longboarding fun contained in Stronger, Faster, Like Your Mama coming to us from MikeAltenhofen:



Congratulations to Mike and crew! And big high fives to everyone who entered! We were very impressed with the number of tricks everyone was able to pull off. (Secret Time: Duke is the only one of us who is able to execute all 20! Seth's close, but that Switch ToeSide Standy is killer!)
Check your mail after the Holiday Season for all the goodies you've earned!

Entrants: If you haven't given us your shipping address yet, please do so via our YouTube Account! And if you have already and just want to make sure we've got it, just send it again! 

For anyone not already familiar with the contest, just know that Mike and Crew are getting hooked up with the Grand Prize: Two Complete Sector 9 Longboards (Sector 9's Super Shaka Longboard and Sector 9's Downhill Division "Lacey" Longboard and $100 Cash Money straight from the wallet of Khiro Skateboard Products to buy as many cheeseburgers as they can fit into an X-Large Protec Helmet. All entrants will be receiving prize packs based on the number of tricks completed from the "Trick List"

Here's the contest announcement video if you haven't seen it yet!

November 16, 2010

The Homemade Holiday Greeting Card Contest Has Arrived!

Seasons Greetings, y'all!
The contest you've all been waiting is finally here!
The Homemade Holiday Greeting Card Contest begins today!

Who Can Enter?
Anyone and everyone willing to mail in their entry may enter this contest. (Yes, international entries will be accepted, but for the Grand Prize ONLY.) One entry per person.

Here's the scoop:
  1. MAIL us your best Homemade Holiday/ Winter/ Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa/ ChrismukkahWintersday/ etc. greeting card!
    • It can be a hand-shaped snowflake crayon sketch or an extremely intricate depiction of your favorite winter longboarding experience. The style is up to you! Give us your best and don't be afraid to get creative. (Note: Do it yourself! Don't just print out and send in a photo you found on Adam Colton's Flickr account.)
    • Send to: 7933 Silverton Ave Suite 712 San Diego, CA 92126
  2. INCLUDE with your card a Longboarding Wish-List containing up to $300 worth of goodies (anything you can find on MuirSkate.com) for us to send to you if your card is selected as the Grand Prize winner.
  3. WIN one of three prizes! The results of the contest will be announced on December 24th (close to 9pm) for all the world to see! (Well... Whoever checks the Facebook Page, that is!)
Deadlines:
Entries must be received no later than midnight on December 15th. This will allow time for us to sort through and proceed to the next step in a timely manner. We will officially announce the winner once we've finished our egg nog on the evening of December 24th.

Judging Procedure:
Our ten favorite Holiday Greeting Cards will be posted to a dedicated photo album on our Facebook Page as quickly as we can get them up after the submission deadline (see above). The Muir Skate longboarding community members will decide who wins each prize by "liking" their favorite submission(s).

Questions? Ask in the comments section or on our Facebook Page

October 27, 2010

Muir Skate presents "Tricks For Treats" - DEADLINE EXTENDED! Entries Due DECEMBER 15th




General Description:
Participants will submit a video performing tricks listed in "The Trick List". All applicable submissions will receive goodies based on the number of tricks performed.

Who Can Enter:
Anyone willing to learn a few longboarding tricks and submit a video executing them! All forms of skateboards are welcome. And if you need to borrow a board from a friend, that's fine, too!

International Submissions:
We don't ship internationally, but we will make one exception for this contest. Entries from outside the U.S. will be admitted into the Grand Prize portion of the contest (for Best Video) ONLY. (This means these entries are not eligible for "Treats".) Just make a sick video with the minimum number of tricks and you're set!

Every Participant Has A Shot At The Grand Prize:
The video that most impresses The MuirSkate.com Team of judges will receive a Sector 9 Super Shaka Longboard and a Sector 9 Downhill Division Lacey Longboard (One for the rider and one for the filmer... Everyone's gotta have a filming buddy right?) Our friends at Khiro Skate Products are throwing in $100 cash prize for the Grand Prize, too! At the end of the submission period, we will select The Grand Prize video from all submissions. That means if you can't bust out a Switch Toeside Standy just yet, you're still eligible to win the Grand Prize!

Three Different "Treats" Categories:
  1. 10 Tricks - All participants completing 10+ tricks will receive a 10-pack of Muir Skate PowerWings Stickers
  2. 15 Tricks - The first 50 entries to reach 15 tricks will receive a 15-pack of Muir Skate PowerWings Stickers and a contest t-shirt
  3. 20 Tricks - The first 20 entries to reach 20 tricks will receive a 20-pack of Muir Skate PowerWings Stickers, TricksForTreats t-shirt, and Khiro skate tool
Beastly Bonus! - The first five video submissions with all 20 tricks will receive a set of 70mm Fireball Incendo Wheels in addition to the stickers, shirt, and skate tool.

The "Rules":
One rider per video entry. (That means you can't split the tricks between you and your friends.) There can be others helping film, etc. Riders must wear a helmet. Videos must be as close to 2 minutes long as possible.


Submitting Your Video:
The contest deadline is now DECEMBER 15th! Entries must be: (1) Submitted as a "Video Response" to the Contest Announcement Video on the Muir Skate YouTube Channel and (2) Tagged with "Muir Skate Tricks For Treats". This will ensure your official get entry into the contest. Note: If you don't follow these steps correctly, there's no guarantee that we will ever see your video. Winner will be announced the first week of December and rewards will be sent out around then, too.

The Trick List: (In Order of Appearance)
  1. F/S Nose Shove It
  2. B/S Nose Shove It
  3. Le Pirouette
  4. Old School Flip
  5. Fakie Big Spin
  6. Nose Manual Around Something
  7. F/S G-Turn 
  8. B/S G-Turn
  9. ToeSide Check
  10. HeelSide 180
  11. Switch HeelSide Check
  12. Switch HeelSide 180
  13. ToeSide 180
  14. Switch ToeSide 180
  15. Stalefish Check
  16. Switch ToeSide Check
  17. F/S Slide Shove It
  18. B/S Slide Shove It
  19. HeelSide Check
  20. F/S NoseBlunt Slide
Information Worth Mentioning:
Be sure to watch the Contest Announcement Video on our YouTube Channel so we're all clear on The Trick List. If you're having trouble with a particular trick, get talking with other riders on the discussion boards or find some helpful videos online. That's what the internet is for! If a lot of dudes and dudettes are having difficulties, we might even whip up a Quick Tip video to help out! We have a tough time with some tricks, too, so we're going to be playing along just for fun. (No, we can't win our own contest.)

Disclaimer:
Muir Skate and its affiliates are not responsible for any longboarding injuries due to failed trick attempts. Remember to always skate within your limits and wear your protective gear! Helmets are required for this competition.

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Got Questions?
If they're not answered in the section below, ask away at www.facebook.com/MuirSkate!

Q: Can I submit an entry with less than 10 tricks?
A: Nope. It won't count. Ten tricks minimum.

Q: If I do 12 tricks, can I get 12 stickers?
A: Probably not. Stickers are intended to be distributed in increments of five.

Q: I have a friend who can do some of the tricks and I can do the others, can we put them together to make 20?
A: Nope. All tricks submitted must be performed by one person.

Q: Wait, so do I have to film and skate by myself?
A: Have a friend film your tricks and return the favor for him/her! There's a reason that two boards are included in The Grand Prize.

Q: Can I wear a mask or a costume? Or a cape?
A: Sure, costumes are encouraged! But don't try to pull a fast one... We can tell if there are two riders behind a mask.

Q: Can video submissions be more than 2 minutes long?
A: If you just have to go over 2 minutes because it's that awesome, ok. But we'll probably get distracted if it goes on too long... So keep it short and sweet!

Q: My board isn't good for G-Turns or (insert trick name here)... Can I borrow my friends board?
A: Yep! Feel free to use any boards you want. Use a different one for each trick if you want to!

Q: Do I have to do the tricks in a certain order or in the same sequence/combo/line?
A: Nope. Use your artistic abilities to mix it up!

Q: Do I have to wear a helmet?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I wear a bike helmet?
A: YES! WEAR A HELMET. Any helmet that will protect you from harm is a good idea!

Q: I'm having problems posting my video as a "Video Response" to the contest announcement video... Help?
A: Check out this link on that same topic! "How to Post a Video Response on Youtube"

Q: Does it count if I "kinda" or "almost" land a trick?
A: Almost? No. Kinda? Well... We all know what a "completion" looks like. So get the absolute best shot you can and we won't have any problems!

Q: Do I have to do all 20 tricks to win the Grand Prize?
A: Nope! All entries (with 10+ tricks) are eligible. The most impressive video out of all three categories will be selected as the winner.

Q: I say that backside is this/that way, but you guys say it's the other way! You say "po-tay-toe" I say "po-tay-heel"
A: As long as you're doing it like we are in the announcement video, it's all gravy!

Q: What if I'm tired after eating a bunch of turkey and don't submit the video by the deadline?
A: The contest deadline is November 28th. You snooze, you lose.

Q: How do I send you my address to get my goodies?
A: YouTube! Send a message to our YouTube account, or we'll contact you there if we don't hear from you.

Q: Can I use a "regular" skateboard?
A: Yep. Any skateboards or longboards are welcome.

Now, go get shreddy!

October 26, 2010

New Sector 9 Downhill Division Longboards Now In Stock At MuirSkate.com



The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. The Sector 9 Downhill Division Longboard Series has finally arrived on the shelves at Muir Skate! (We currently have the Lacey, Brandy, and Roxanne in the warehouse. We'll update when we've got the rest!) There are 6 boards in total, 5 of which are pure Canadian Maple and the 6th — Sector 9 Downhill Division's "Ginger" — is a club sandwich of Canadian Maple, Carbon Fiber and an attractive acrylic base.
For those of you not already familiar with this new downhill specific line from Sector 9, here's a very brief history lesson:
Started up in 1993, Sector 9 hit the scene featuring a handful of longboards designed for those of us with an interest in maintaining our sideways stances while we make our way to and from class, work, and wherever else we might otherwise ride a bike. Since then, the brand has grown to include many series of longboards intended for different riding purposes and constructed of different materials. A few years back, word had spread on various online forums about the "new Sector 9 downhill boards". These boards may (or may not) be the prototypes for the boards we see here today, but nevertheless, the brand started this project and let it unfold naturally and without rushing into production. The boards you will see on the site today are the result of this process and have been tested again and again by some of the finest downhill longboarders to hit the scene.
If you're under the impression that the Sector 9 Downhill Division series will just be "the next fad" at your local surf/skate/board shop next to Hot Dog On A Stick, give it another thought. These boards are produced and distributed exclusively to only the finest downhill longboarding supply companies on the planet. There is no reason these boards should be taken (or ridden) lightly.

The Downhill Division longboards are all equipped with World War Era pin-up model graphics and quality titles to boot! If you'd like to learn more about a specific board, check out the descriptions contained within each Sector 9 Downhill Division product page at Muir Skate.

Here's a quick glance at the beautiful models from the Downhill Division:

Sector 9 Downhill Division Annika Longboard Skateboard


Sector 9 Downhill Division Brandy Longboard Skateboard

September 28, 2010

Rough Cuts - Duke, Jimmy, and AJ Skate Down Gmnar

Hey Folks!
Thought you might enjoy a bit of longboarding footage.
So here it is!

Don't forget the photo contest is coming to an end very soon! Only a few days left to submit...
Winner will be receiving an Earthwing MiniGlider Complete for his or her success!

September 1, 2010

The Photo Contest is Here!

Hope your batteries are charged, 'cause The Photo Contest is here! The Example Photo depicted here is missing something... Action! We are looking for the best scenery shot involving a longboard skateboard. Send us your best!

Contest ends Sept 30th, Winner announced October 3rd. The winner will receive an Earthwing MiniGlider Complete. (A must have for any quiver! Especially for a photographer...)

Submit your photo(s) (Yes, more than one if you want!) to the MuirSkate.com Wall for entry into the contest. Now, get a move on, shutterbugs!

August 31, 2010

Extra, Extra: Read All About It! The Results From "San Diego's Best 2010" Have Arrived!

Woohoo! The Results Have Arrived!


Hot off the press from the San Diego Union Tribune, Here Are The Results From "San Diego's Best 2010"


2010 Shopping & Services

Sporting Goods Store

  • 1. Retro Sports
  • 2. Muir Skate - Hey, That's Us!
  • 3. Sports Authority

Other Finalists

  • Big 5
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Lakeside Bait & Tackle
  • Nomad Ventures
  • Play It Again Sports
  • REI
  • Sport Chalet


Check out the official ranking page here:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/bestof/2010/shopping-services/sporting-goods-store/

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    We're the only Longboard/Skateboard Shop on the list, so it sure feels like a win for us! Thank you, everyone who voted and encouraged your friends to vote! We wouldn't have gotten here without your help!


    Don't Forget: We're still working on the News10 San Diego A-List! If you haven't had time to do so yet, click through the following link to help us claim our rightful title as "Best Sporting Goods Store" in San Diego!

    http://kgtv.cityvoter.com/muir-skate-longboard-shop/biz/559768

    June 1, 2010

    MuirSkate.com - The Next Contest

    Howdy howdy!
    The time has come for us to mix it up as we give away our next longboard skateboard complete. So let's get the creative juices flowing!
    The next giveaway for a Loaded Dervish Complete Longboard Skateboard is going to be a
    Longboarding Poetry Contest!

    The rules are as follows:
    - Anyone can enter.
    - All genres of text-based poetry will be accepted (AABB, Haiku, Limericks, Abstract, etc.)
    - Entries must be MAILED in (or hand delivered if you'd like to pay us a visit!)
    - The maximum size for submission is a standard, letter-sized sheet of paper (8.5 x 11 inches)
    - Poems must be at least two lines in length.
    - Poems must include the word pairs "muir skate" & "loaded dervish"
    - All entries must be RECEIVED BY JUNE 20th
    (Keep in mind it's a Sunday, so make sure you mail it sooner than later!)

    We will select and scan the top ten poems to post to our FaceBook page,
    and all of YOU will decide who the winner is! The poem with the most "likes" will be declared the winner.

    Alright. There you have it. Time to rhyme! (See what I did there?)

    Send your entries to:
    7933 Silverton Ave #712
    San Diego, CA 92126

    The fine print:
    If you want to send more than one... Go right ahead! But we'll probably only look at one of them anyways. On that note, we're looking for a nice clean fight... So, no leveraging the odds with bribes either. Thanks :]


    May 12, 2010

    The Downhill Disco: Time Change!



    Howdy Disco-Goers!

    Thought you might like to know we've pushed the event start time back to 2pm.
    (Warmups will start at Noon.)

    Hopefully this extra bit of beauty sleep will help you get even more pumped for the Disco!

    See you there.
    - The guys at Muir

    PS!
    We've got a LOT of goodies to give away.
    You should see this heap of awesomeness!
    So much awesomeness.

    May 6, 2010

    The Downhill Disco Event Page is up!


    Check it out dancing kings and queens!

    The Downhill Disco Event Page is now up on Facebook!

    Let us know if you're attending so we know how many tacos to make :]

    - The guys at Muir

    April 19, 2010

    Top 5 Cheap Ways to Breathe New Life into your Old Longboard Skateboard


    As your skill level grows, your board will most likely take a beating along the way. To fill in until your next birthday (Hint, hint, Mom or Dad!) you can perform a couple tweaks and adjustments to breathe some life back into your "well-loved" longboard skateboard.
    Let's assume that you've grown accustomed to your current deck, trucks and wheels. Maybe it's a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation, or maybe you don't want to fork out any more than a few shillings on anything but the necessities. With the basics covered, let's get to the nitty gritty. Conveniently enough, the order of the upgrades ranges from most aesthetic to most effective. By taking care of each (or even just a couple) of these steps, your board will ride like it's brand new for a fraction of the cost of a new complete longboard!

    #5 - Grip Tape

    Generally the part of your board you see and have the most contact with is the top of your deck. Like the wax on your surfboard, you don't want to be caught slipping down the face of a wave when it matters most. So why not give yourself a little bit of perceived "newness" by giving the top of your deck a makeover? Grab a nice clean sheet of grip tape and slap that puppy on! Not only will your longboard look oh-so-sexy, but it will also feel much better under your feet. Forget slipping and sliding like you were just doing a bit ago... You've got nice clean grip tape for your feet to stick to like superglued velcro!
    Bottom Line: It only runs about $5-$9 to grip a longboard skateboard, so you won't necessarily need to dig into your college savings! Get your longboard grip here!

    #4 - Mounting Accessories - bolts, risers, spacers, etc.

    As you're admiring the sexy new top surface of your deck, count the truck bolts you see near your feet. How many do you see? Seven you say? Seven (7)?! Dude, you're supposed to have eight (8)! That means it's time to dig that change out from under your couch and buy some new Khiro Flathead or Panhead hardware. And since you're going to be disassembling the setup, you might as well throw on some new Khiro Risers and/or Khiro Shock Pads. If you liked (or simply got used to) the setup the way it was, just try to find some new hardware and risers in the same style and size. Aside from giving your board a new bit of shine and sizzle, the addition of new risers will give you a bit of vibration dampening to help with that rough pavement and the new hardware will keep your trucks securely fastened to the board.
    Bottom Line: The combination of risers and hardware will generally run about $6-$7. Get your longboard mounting accessories here!

    #3 - Pivot Cups

    Are you stuck at home with nothing better to do tonight? Why not grease your pivot cup! (Wait, what's a pivot cup? After disassembling your truck take a look at your baseplate. The part that looks like a cup is just that: your pivot cup.) A good deal of pressure and force are laid to rest on your pivot cup. It gets quite beat up over time and, because of the placement, it often goes unattended for a long time! Installing a new set of pivot cups is an easy way to enhance your turning sensations. All it takes is a little bit of sideways pressure and leverage from a screwdriver and they'll pop right out!
    Maybe you don't want (or feel the need) to pick up some new pivot cups or maybe your truck is just making a weird squeaking noise! A quick and popular fix around here is to put a little bit of surf wax onto the point at which your trucks hanger (that holds the axle) comes in contact with the pivot cup.
    Bottom Line: A pair of pivot cups for two (2) trucks will run roughly $4. Just like that Double Big Mac. Get your pivot cups here!

    #2 - Bearings

    What's that? You left your longboard outside for over a year during a brief stint in Razor Scootering? Well, we'll forgive you for the scootering if you slap on some new bearings instead of the old rusty things inside those longboard wheels! Bones Reds are a killer bearing at a killer price! They'll keep up for years if you take care of them and don't just throw them out in the rain or mud. More importantly, they will help you roll for more than ten feet without having to push again and again.
    Alternatively, if you can't get enough dollar bills rounded up for some new bearings, you can try to salvage what you already have. Check out the Bones Bearings website for some good tips on cleaning your old bearings. Keep in mind that, although it's quite common to use WD-40 or other similar chemical mixtures, using WD-40 is NOT the best option for the long term! They'll be clean for a minute or two, then all of a sudden they'll be covered in dirt, leaving you right where you were before. Use specially made bearing cleaning lube to keep your bearings rolling as long as possible.
    Bottom Line: Bones Reds will run you roughly $16. Just don't buy candy bars every day at lunch and you got it made in a week! Get your longboard bearings here!

    #1 - BUSHINGS!

    Bushings are the suspension in your longboard skateboard trucks; the colorful urethane that makes turning so smooth. A wise man once said, "The life of a board is contained in the bushings of the trucks." We went out to find him to get more thoughts, but it turns out he lives in Saskatchewan... A little too far to skate today. But, anyways, it's the truth! If you simply change the pieces of urethane around the kingpin, your board will have a new life to it that rivals that of the brand new board your neighbor just got! And you got the same feeling for a lot less. You'll need four (4) bushings to cover both trucks properly which is usually contained in two "packs".
    Bottom Line: Bushings can run anywhere from $8 up to $20 for your general longboarding setup. Get your longboard bushings here!
    Try out these cheap upgrades and make your longboard skateboard feel like it's brand new! Have more ideas for how to spruce up that old beater? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!

    April 18, 2010

    Earthwing brings us the new Mini Glider!




    Miniglider 33"
    Wheelbase 20"
    Width 9.5"
    Length 33"
    Pop: HUGE
    Concave: DEEP


    The Earthwing Mini Glider longboard skateboard is the newest addition to the Earthwing line up. This is a super wide mini designed for all disciplines in mind. It is 33" long with a killer wheel base of 20". Depending on your weight you might get some flex out of it. At 9.5" wide you are going to be totally locked in and hooked. The Earthwing Mini Glider longboard skateboard is a shrunken down version of the Earthwing Superglider.

    The Earthwind Mini Glider will be the hottest mini on the streets. You finally have a mini that can do it all. Ollies are going to be effortless. Slides are going to be longer with the ability to pull off some combo tricks out of slides. The shorter wheelbase (compared to the Earthwing Superglider longboard skateboard) will make it more agile for moving around large crowds. It's especially going to be good for campus riding. It's great for quick shots to the store or from your car to the local garage.

    Start with putting on some Independent 169mm trucks and 65 Fat Free or 70mm Stimulus longboard wheels by Orangatang. Don't forget to order Bones Hardcore Conical Busings for the trucks. They have great rebound and will decrease your chances of wheel bite. The Earthwing Mini Glider Longboard skateboard will work with Randal 150 and Paris 150 Longboard trucks. Bennett 5.0 or 6.0 trucks will work wonders as well.

    Here's what Brian from Earthwing has to say:
    This is a sweet ride. Finally a true hybrid. A good description of this magic deck is a street-skater's longboard. Having spent so much time street skating my whole life, I have been chasing this dream designing a perfect hybrid that can handle it all well. I like to book down hills, ollie distance at speed too fast to out-run, carve a good bowl, and click a clean flip out of a curb cut. With this little fella, the next time you are "Kachunk-a-chunking" down the sidewalk to an intersection, just give her one last push and ollie the entire street and keep going. It's a do it all, and do it well deck. Made from a super light 5 ply, and thermoplastic, it will be light on the push, quick on the glide, and have that familiar E.W. "click" sound of a clean lively pop. This is the one son.


    We can't wait to get ours this week! You can expect a video to come soon after that. :]

    April 16, 2010

    New Wheels in Stock: Seismic "Black Ops" 76mm Hot Spots



    The new 76mm x 59mm Hot Spot is quite possibly the fastest all-around wheel ever developed for downhill and all purpose longboarding. It’s molded in Black Ops™ urethane around the new Seismic Mini-EC core. Not too big and not too small, the core preserves ample tire thickness while saving over ½-ounce per wheel and super-charging the inside edge rebound. The result is a big, wide wheel with superior traction and roll; smooth, predictable handling; and the quickness of a much smaller wheel. Said multi-time World Slalom Champion Gary Fluitt, “I threw them on for my final run in the 2010 Texas Sizzler GS, and without any testing I dropped my time by over a half second. That’s an eternity in slalom racing, and it was more than enough to give me the win.”

    The 76mm Seismic Hot Spots are for general longboarding and downhill racing purposes. You can use the Hot Spots with drop-through longboards skateboard like The Loaded Dervish and the NeverSummer Heist. They are simply great for cruising and carving, too.

    Buy Now at Muirskate.com!

    April 12, 2010

    The Downhill Disco - Coming to San Diego May 15

    MuirSkate.com and Sector 9 Longboards in collaboration with SilverfishLongboarding.com present The Downhill Disco!



    The Downhill Disco is a longboard skateboarding competition involving all aspects of downhill longboarding including: speed, agility, and drifting. Although we are all quite stylish in our form, no extra points will be awarded for wearing cool shades or busting one-footed slides... The awards are given based on how long it takes you to get through the course.

    Awards?! Yep. We've got a cash purse for winners (Top 3) and goody bags for other top-ranking competitors.

    - Anyone with downhill riding abilities can enter. All that's required are a helmet and gloves. Safety first!
    - All wheels are welcome! We'll probably be riding some Orangatang Wheels but if you've got comfortable with some hard wheels or others, we won't turn you away!
    - There are 3 competition categories: Grom, Open, and Pairs.
    - Grom for our friends 15 and under
    - Open for everyone else
    - Pairs for everyone else and a friend!

    Registration will take place the day of the event. Just bring a few bucks with you to the hill!
    (We might also accept payment in the form of: muffins, bananas, milk, bread, cake, epic wolf t-shirts, or something similar...
    Just be prepared to receive prizes in the similar fashion if you plan on paying this way!)

    The entry fees (destined to be roughly two quarter-pounders, a large fry and a vanilla milkshake) and specific rules related to the course will be posted shortly. But until then, just be aware that the main objective is to avoid hitting the cones as you fly by them with gratuitous amounts of speed.

    The location will be revealed the night of May 14th, so check back with us at that time for a nice map.

    Last words: Fine tune your maneuvering abilities! Even though it's all about getting there quickly, don't go crazy! If you're crazy, you're probably going to knock out cones! And if you do that enough, you'll be knocked out (of the competition) as well!

    April 1, 2010

    This just in: New Shipment of Rayne longboard skateboards!


    We just received our shipment of Rayne Downhill Longboard Skateboards. They are so sexy!! You can check them out now at Muirskate.com.

    We are going to order more Rayne Hustlers next week.

    Breaking Hardware Often? Try the 1/8" Thick Custom Cut Drop-Through Risers by MuirSkate

    Are you tired of breaking panhead hardware on your drop-through longboard skateboard? Heck, we are growing tired of replacing hardware! It costs too much and you should not have to pay for it. Let us explain why this is happening so frequently:

    The pressure and tension of your deck being sandwiched between your base plate, shock pad, and hardware are the cause of your broken and cracked hardware. When you bounce or bend your deck, your hardware take all the force if not properly supported. It's just like a hot knife going through butter! But, don't worry... We've found your remedy! MuirSkate now cuts custom Khiro Shock pads into drop-through risers. To do this, we prefer to use .13" (1/8") and .25" (1/4") Khiro shock pads for this. We custom fit the shock pads to work with Randal, Bear, Paris, and Charger longboard trucks. The Custom Drop-Through Shock Pads may not always be the prettiest, but they will fit properly with the trucks of your choice. (And who's worried about looks anyways? They'll be hidden under you trucks!) Until a hardware manufacturer designs a shock pad to fit your Drop-Through (Khiro are you getting this?) we will continue to endure the sharp cuts from razor blades on our fingers so that you don't have to!

    March 31, 2010

    Yippee Never Summer Heists are back in Stock!!!


    Look the Never Summer Heist is back in stock!! We love this board!! It's the affordable version of the Loaded Dervish! Check it out!

    March 27, 2010

    Just arrived: The Comet Voodoo Doll


    The 36" Comet Voodoo Doll longboard skateboard is the shorter version of the Voodoo XL. Do not be intimidated by its smaller frame. The Voodoo Doll is a rocket. The .5" concave locks your feet in tight for amazing control and stability. The (EFP) Effective Foot Platform at 10.25" hugs your toes and heels comfortable in pre-drifts and stand up cornering. The back drilling pattern has two options so that you can can easily increase the wheelbase from 26.25" to 28.75". Comet has thought about everything on this. They even increased the depth of the wheel wells so that you can really make this longboard turn. We would not just consider this board your downhill board. It can be a fun campus cruiser or neighborhood bomber depending on how you customize the setup. For downhill Muirskate.com team riders suggest try Randal 180 or Bear 181 longboard trucks and customize them with Venom Eliminators and Venom DH Bushings. 70mm Orangatangs or 70mm ZigZags would work nicely on some local mountain roads. You can try replacing the the harder downhill bushings with a set of softer Venom or Khiro bushings in the Voodoo Doll and completely transform the longboard into your Campus and beach cruiser. You will definitely be a hit at the top of the hills with your friends especially when you beat them down the hill.

    Buy Now!

    March 26, 2010

    Stronger and Sexier than ever, Earthwing launches The Carbon Superglider


    Here is what we know about he Earthwing Carbon Superglider longboard skateboard: It's sick! Brian over at Earthwing knows what skateboarders want. The features of the Superglider are an all in one freeride board that can handle high speeds as well as get you up and over a deadly pot hole with the cool built in kick tail. At 9.5" of (EFP) Effective foot platform, you will feel comfortable in stand-up slides and deep downhill carves. Also, The Earthwing Carbon Superglider longboard skateboard has sufficient wheel wells for looser reverse king pin longbord trucks like Randals, Paris, and Bears. You can for sure put on a 70mm wheel and feel comfortable turning. If you are looking for a light weight longboard for campus this is the one. It is very agile for a 38"board and super easy to carry around campus. Try it with Independent 169mm Longboard trucks and Orangatang Stimulus wheels and you will have a freeride and slide transporter under your feet. The Superglider is by far one of the fastest selling boards at Muirskate.com.

    Buy Now!

    Look what's getting fatter: The new 65mm Earthwing Superball Slide-A wheels

    Earthwing Superball 65mm Slide-A wheels are the slide wheel of choice for our team at Muirskate.com. The 65mm Slide-A wheels are tested by the Earthwing team before they go to market. With just a bit more urethane than the Superball 62mm Slide-A, these babies will last you a bit longer. These wheels create the smoothest slides downhill and they do resist flat spots quite well. We don't suggest holding Flat Spins or Colemans for very long otherwise you will be doing the Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble down the rest of the hill. You can count on the Earthwing Slide-A wheels in super fast stand-up slide situations. The are smooth like a babies back side as you wear them in and you will not feel like you are going to get stuck in any technical slide. 360 spins are effortless in a stand-up and Flat Spin laying down. You should try them with 169mm Independents on the Earthwing Jailbird or Drifter. You will not be disappointed. There is no substitute when it comes to slide technology. Earthwing dominates.

    Buy Now

    March 24, 2010

    Loaded Tan Tien Selling Next week!

    Hey guys! We here at Muir Skate know how much we've all been anticipating the arrival of the Loaded Tan Tien!

    We got the update that Loaded will be shipping them out tomorrow (March 25th) and they will be stocked in our inventory early next week! Bummer since we wanted it SOONER like this week because we know YOU wanted it sooner!

    All those sweet dreams of... my feet feeling the Abec11 NoSkoolz shred the concrete as the 215mm Independents give me just enough rebound to make it out of the round-house check slide... all these sweet dreams will be fulfilled early next week. These fantasies sometimes make me wake up feeling a little weird. "Honey what's wrong? Why are you all wet? Did you have a nightmare?", "Uhhh, yeeeaah....". You know what I mean!



    We'll hit you up when we get the shipment in so that you have first picks!

    March 22, 2010

    Rocknron's Ballistic Missiles Stage 3


    There is no other way to say it, these bearings rock! The RocknRon's Ballistic Missiles Stage 3 street and longboard bearings are for sure one of the best bearings on the planet. Ron personally assembles each bearing in a clean room adding a double sided labyrinth shield for better protection. You can clean Ron's bearings over and over. Rocknron is absolutely meticulous about how his bearings are handled. That is why he does it himself. Most skaters that know skateboarding know that Ron knows his stuff about the bearing industry. In fact, RocknRon designs bearings exclusively for NASA. You have to be stoked now that Rocknron's bearing are now available again to skateboarders. Rocknron's bearing are extremely difficult to keep stocking because skaters in the know grab them quick. They pick up 2 or 3 sets at a time for good reason. If you are into longboard skateboards, street skating, pool riding, downhill racing, sliding or another skate related sport you will be absolutely pleased with the speed and quality of RocknRon's Ballistic Missiles Stage 3. RocknRon also offers many other bearing related products. Muirskate.com team riders trust these bearings. We only carry the best quality.

    Rockets Stage 3's name was once called Ballistic Missiles. The RocknRon's Rocket are a quality design uniquely constructed with the latest built-in features that make this bearing faster and smoother than most premium bearings.

    Buy Now Muirskate.com

    March 21, 2010

    Check out the Earthwing Sexy SuperModel


    The Earthwing Supermodel longboard Skateboard is an all in one Freeride, downhill skateboard, and is easily used for campus cruising. Muirskate.com team riders tested it for the first time and were in awe at the bottom of the hill. The first thought I had was "Wow" a comparable board to the Rayne Nemesis for under $100. The Supermodel is a drop through design making it easier to push and more stable than a top mount. Your feet feel completely locked in to the 10.1" of lovely width. I would not hesitate to run a downhill setup and race on the Earthwing Supermodel. Slipping in a standup is not something that will happen on the Supermodel. It's the perfect freeride machine.
    The 9 ply is most definitely stiff. So if you weigh over 175 lbs this will be an amazing Downhill board for you. If you require some flex, you should choose the 9 ply over 175 lbs. Small riders under 175 lbs might would consider the 8 ply Earthwing Super Model for Downhill and freeriding.
    You should try a set of Independent 215 trucks for both freeride and downhill. For technical slides you should try out the Loaded Stimulus or Durians 86a. Any 180 reverse king pin truck like Randal, Paris, or Bears will work with the Supermodel. Try out some Earthwing wheels too! The Earthwing Obomers and smokers are really fast and grippy wheels too!!!
    This deck is rad. We have tested several prototypes, and finally we landed what we think is the best DH freestyle deck available. And it's freaking under $100!!! There is a deep elliptical concave that is deeper near the trucks. It's on one plane, no rocker, no chamber. It comes in 2 flexes - stiff 8 ply, and stiffer 9 ply, with hand picked Great Lakes region hard rock maple. No, maple is not all the same, and we have the best of the best. We payed close attention to the details. There is maximum possible real estate near the trucks without wheelbite, and features a deep wheel well that fits snug with large wheels. There are routered channels for a touch of torsional flex without sacrificing the stiffer feel of the deck. This will allow the load to be evenly distributed between all 4 wheels in slides for a more predictable ride. You can also grab rail, even with bulky slide gloves - just look at how big they are! Fun, fun, fun, and that's our whole purpose here at Earthwing. We are not the cool guys with the hair-do's and sneakers, we are the fun guys with knowledge and determination.
    40" length
    10 3/8 " at the widest points underfoot
    9 3/4" at the waist
    30.5" wheelbase
    26.25 standing platform
    Buy now at MuirSkate!

    March 20, 2010

    Now Stocking Ceramic Super Reds


    The new Bones Ceramic Super Reds are the answer to high price precision bearings like Bones Swiss Ceramics! So you think that you can't go fast enough! Hah, now you can roll twice as fast at half the cost. Since the 80's Bones has been the leader in bearing technology. You can trust that Bones has done its share of research and development in order to bring you the best affordable ceramic bearing in the skateboard industry. Muirskate.com always upgrades our completes to Bones Reds. Maybe one day we will upgrade you to Ceramic Super Reds. If you have a little extra cash to spend, we suggest giving these Longboard Skateboard Bearings ago.

    New Black Earthwing Slide A Wheels


    We just received our shipment of New Black Earthwing Slide A Wheels. Our team love to slide our local hills in San Diego. The urethane holds really nice in long slides and rarely flatspots.

    Buy the Earthwing wheels here!

    Check our the Muir Skate team charging on these wheels!

    - muirskate.com

    FREE Loaded Tan Tien Longboard Skateboard Complete Giveaway!

    What's up my longboarding peeps! The Loaded Tan Tien is out March 25th at muirskate.com so to get you more stoked we are giving away a FULLY-UPGRADED Loaded Tan Tien Longboard Skateboard Complete to a random fan on our Facebook page! View MuirSkate.com Facebook page. That means you have to become a fan before our lucky fan drawing on May 1st!

    Here are the Loaded Tan Tien LINKS for you:

    Facebook page of MuirSkate.com (become a fan to be in the drawing on May 1st!)

    It's a nice day... so go skate!
    - neosporin's son

    March 3, 2010

    New Warehouse Location!

    Hey boys and girls!
    MuirSkate.com is entirely moved into it's new distribution location!

    Just thought you'd like to know!

    Skater
    - the guys at Muir

    January 31, 2010

    Preview from Carmel Valley Skate Park

    We just came back from Carmel Valley Skate Park, shooting some photos for the website. Chris busted some mad airs, so here's a quick preview to whet your appetite. There's so much more cool stuff to show, you'd better stay tuned!

    Check out our sick ABOUT US page with the pictures from this shoot!

    Rider: Chris Yurczyk
    Photo by www.eabrownstudio.com
    Team (left-to-right): Seth, Sergie, Scott, Marc

    January 29, 2010

    Muirskate.com now accepts Paypal!!

    Muirskate.com is stoked to accept PAYPAL. Just send an email to contact@muirskate.com with your order and mailing address. We will send a money request and get the Gear out to you.

    January 23, 2010

    10% Off Mostly Everything at Muirskate.com


    We are offering you 10% off Mostly everything at Muirskate.com. Free shipping on orders over $25 and free Muirskate stickers too!! It's a random sale so get your stuff while you can. Bones reds are always a free bearings upgrade for you too.


    January 14, 2010

    More Landyachtz!

    Hey y'all~
    We just received our latest shipment from Landyachtz Longboards!
    We've got gloves, Evos, Switches, Duallys, Mummies and more longboard skateboard gear.