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August 26, 2011

"Wheels Up" Longboarding Photo Contest Guidelines



Show us your early grabs, your G-Turns, your artsy board-in-a-tree shots, your sick-nasty launch ramp steeze, your shralptastic big spin, your signature Tail Whip, or whatever else you come up with. As long as the photo contains at least two wheels in the air, you're good. Ok, now let's get onto the guidelines!

R U L E S

Post your photos of longboards with at least two wheels in the air! That's it. That's the rulez. (Please Note: Boards in the background do not count toward the two wheel minimum, but we've got a lot of "Art Kids" around here who may be able to vouch for you if your photo is rad and is "supposed to be like that". That being said, just try to keep the wheels-in-the-air as the subject of the shot.)

We want to see you bringing the steeze and cheese in a safe manner. We are selecting the photos that we like, and we happen to like helmets. Helmets protect our brains from impact, explosions, and pterodactyls.
 Please, wear a helmet. We have many friends who have been seriously injured in longboarding accidents and if it weren't for their helmets they wouldn't be around today. (If you're submitting a non-action shot such as a scenery, holding the board in the air, etc. a helmet is less necessary. We'll be the judge of when it's appropriate or not, so you might as well just wear one all the time.)

We're not looking for photos that you found on the internet, we want you to get out and take them! Only post photos that you have the rights to. If you didn't take the picture, you must (a) be the rider in the photo or (b) have permission from the photographer. 

This contest is open to residents of the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia.


S U B M I S S I O N
Submit your photos to the wall at Facebook.com/MuirSkate and if we're impressed, you've got yourself a shot at the prize(s). Can't decide between your favorites? Feel free to submit as many photos as you want. It'll help spread the stoke and give you more chances to get picked! Be sure to have your photos up by September 24th at 9pm PST
so we don't overlook them when we're making the final cut.

W I N N I N G
Two winners will be selected: One will be selected by the MuirSkate crew. Another will be selected by voting from the MuirSkate Facebook community through the "Like"-based voting system we've all come to know and love.

"Muir's Choice" Winner will receive a complete Earthwing SuperGlider Longboard Skateboard.

"The Fans' Choice" Winner will receive a Loaded Fat Tail Longboard Skateboard Deck.

V O T I N G
The Muir crew will pick a handful of photos (Somewhere around 10-15) that impress us the most and voting will be tallied through a dedicated Facebook Album on the MuirSkate.com Fan Page. Muir's Choice will also be determined at this time, and will not be added to the voting album.

D E A D L I N E S
Photos will be selected by the Muir crew on September 24th at 9pm PST and the voting album will be up shortly after that. Voting will continue until 9pm PST on September 30th and the winners will be announced after we've finished skating at the "Heavy Metal Hard Core" event on October 1st.

R E M E M B E R
By posting your photo to our Fan Page, you're basically waving your arms up and down and saying "Yes. I would like to be entered into the contest and I have read all the guidelines."

We're stoked to see all the rad submissions! If you've got questions/concerns, post them below or at our Facebook page! Happy snapping.
 - The MuirSkate.com Crew

August 5, 2011

More New Stuff: Rotule Longboards now on our shelves!

Yet another big day in the world of MuirSkate.com inventory: Rotule Longboards are now gracing us with their presence!
It's been more than a few months since we were introduced to the guys over at Rotule Longboards and we are still impressed by the quality of their boards. As soon as we got to know them and began chatting it up about their deck construction, we realized just how serious these guys are about their craft. Sure driving many thousands of miles in a car that doesn't seem like it could get up the coast and back certainly serves as evidence enough of an extreme dedication, but the quality of each board speaks for itself. Not only do their most recent creations feature such lovely details as an exposed fiber weave, a cherry wood veneer, and double carbon fiber layering, but each board is beautifully designed to be chock full of concave and aggressive wood bending to give you the exact right mold to lock you in to your standups and predrifts.

It didn't take very long before we were taking our own Speed Karrot out for a test run down a local favorite. Right away we could appreciate the maneuverability given by the massive concave and the stability given by the drop platform. We had it set up with 195mm Paris Trucks and some Yellow Orangatang 4Presidents and we took this board down through the ringer many times over. Multiple sessions on "Big Booty" and repeatedly slamming the board into curbs did very little damage to the board over all. Like I said, we were impressed and we still are. Anyway, on to the photos!

If you don't set up your board to be fully symmetrical, a nicely centered logo won't
really help remind you that you're riding it backwards. But it still looks alright to me!
By the looks of this drop, you'd think this board was hot...
Just a small glimpse into the 3D concave on the Rotule Desert Eagle.
In order to appreciate it fully, you may want to put this on your holiday wish list... Now.
A lovely fiber weave rises from the desert skyline as if to say,
"Hey. Hi. Hello there. Ride me."
The Rotule Speed Karrot also feature the lovely exposed fiber weave graphic,
this time in the form of Bugs Bunny's favorite snack:
A missile wearing a crown shooting leafy flames from its tail.
A little closer... If this board wasn't so ridiculously fun to ride down hill,
I would certainly be hanging it on my wall to impress my friends with my amazing style sense.

Check out both boards and recommended components here:
Rotule Speed Karrot Longboard Skateboard
Rotule Desert Eagle Longboard Skateboard

If you've already got some experience with a Rotule deck and would like to chime in and let us know what you think, do so at Muir Skate's Facebook Page
If you've got a question about either, head that way, too!

August 4, 2011

New Stuff: Fullbag Skateboards are now available at MuirSkate.com [Products]

Already well-known for their dominating slalom presence,
Fullbag Skateboards is more than ready to dominate the downhill and freeride scene.
We're more than stoked to announce the presence of Fullbag longboard skateboard decks on our shelves and on our online store! If you aren't familiar with their shapes or style — fear not! That's what we're here for. (We weren't too familiar with them until somewhat recently, either.) Of their wide array of deck designs, we've selected several that we feel offer a good range of the disciplines that we enjoy the most: Downhill Freeride, High Speed Downhill and Aggressive Carving.

All the Fullbag longboard decks in our online store feature what we consider to be "the good stuff" for the previously mentioned disciplines: gratuitous concave, sharp rails, aggressive wheel wells, universal dropthroughs and sturdy construction. Enough text. How about some photographic evidence?

Obligatory concave shot. (Gratuitous concave is featured on all Fullbag decks!)
This shot is representative of the TM-39 but can also be referenced for the FĂ´boo, TM-37 & "le 62".

The Royal Flush features a similar level of aggression in its concave,
but gets nearly maniacal at the ends of the standing platform.

Universal flush mount system ensures your favorite trucks won't miss out on the fun. 

Universal drop-throughs also ensure your favorite trucks won't miss out on the fun.
(Unless your trucks are drilled new-school... Sorry Indy fans!)

Quality manufacturing combined with knowledgeable design gives fantastic results.
I feel like it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: These decks look sick and perform exactly so! Scott won't stop talking about the TM-37 & TM-39 and Seth can't seem to get his hands away from the Royal Flush. Odds are we'll have some video evidence of their performance in the near future, so stay tuned. Check out all the Fluubag Longboard Skateboard Decks at the Fullbag brand page at MuirSkate.com

If you've got questions or comments about a Fullbag longboard deck in particular, let us know!
Throw it up in the comments section down below or jump over to our Facebook page.

August 2, 2011

MuirSkate's Main Event(s) - An Update!



A few weeks have gone by since we've selected the winners for our Main Event contest and we've got (nearly) everything settled. At our last meeting, we mentioned that we'd be throwing some support to the Boomtown Freeride Event Part 2: Moon Mountain. That is not quite the case since that event was very quick to follow our decision, so we switched it up a bit: We're going to be making an appearance at Part 3 of the BoomTown Freeride Series on August 20th!

Click the link for the Facebook Event Page and be sure to hit "Attend" to be notified of all the happenings.

The 2011 "Main Event" will be:
Looks like Seth and Duke (and Scott and Jimmy) will be flying up to Eugene, Oregon to attend the: 




Our two runner-up events are going to receive a large bunch of goodies for their event, too!

"The Quick and The Shred" (Hi, Zakary Mayall!)


Seeing how close this event is to our National Headquarters, it would seem as though we have no excuse but to make an appearance. If only we could say the same about the following event.

"Island Cruise 2011" (Hi, Jeremy & Marquette Informal Longboarding Foundation!)



May your steeze be hotter than your summer.

Sinceriously,
The Crew at MuirSkate.com