Monday, November 2, 2015

NEW POCKET PISTOLS DECKS - AUSTRALIA DECEMBER 2015

NEW DECKS FROM POCKET PISTOLS - DECEMBER 2015 DELIVERY

We haven't had a solid drop of POCKET PISTOLS for a while as they can be a little hard to get. In case you don't know, these decks are all pressed in the USA and hand screened the old way, that means a separate process for every colour applied to the deck, making each deck a very bespoke item.


 
BLAST FROM THE PAST series features a bunch of Rocco era classics, screened the same way as the originals, in the same workshop that produced the originals!

There are a stack more decks on order including more LEE RALPH CAVEMAN 1 & 2, DEAD KENNEDYS, SPIDEY SKATEBUCKS and other highly skateable double kick, directional & collectible decks. Watch this space!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bern Helmets - HARD FOAM VS SOFT FOAM - DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

HARD FOAM VS SOFT FOAM - DOES IT REALLY MATTER?


I'm often asked by customers & retailers what the differance is between approved and non approved helmet as well as the difference between hard foam & soft foam helmets and whether there is a huge amount of differerance in their construction and the amount of protection they provide.

In short, sometimes it just comes down to whether or not a helmet has been tested and approved. 

In Australia, some helmets are available that are approved in North America and Europe are not approved in Australia, due to the expense of testing and approval in what is a small market. This does not mean they are any lesser helmet that approved models, and in some cases, they may even be better. But from a legal perspective, they can only be sold as an off road or park use helmet.

It really comes down to where and how you will be using the helmet, and selecting the right one for your specific purpose. As general rule, soft foam is OK for low speed small falls and impacts, hard foam will offer superior protection for higher speeds and falls from larger height and on hard surfaces. 

If you are riding on the road ALWAYS wear a AS/NZS 2063:2008 approved helmet.
Here is what BERN HELMETS offer  IN 3 DIFFERENT CONSTRUCTION CONFIGURATIONS. 

 
Our THIN SHELL & ZIP MOLD models are available in AS/NZS 2063:2008, which are approved for use as a road cycling helmet. If you are a bike shop, selling helmets to go with bicycles or you are selling scooters or other 'recreational vehicles' which will be ridden on the street, this is what you should be selling and recommending to your customers. Both variants use stiff EPS foam designed to handle the more violent impacts you may encounter on the street, such as a collision with a motor vehicle or high speed fall.

Our HARD HAT CONSTRUCTION (not allowed to be sold as a 'helmet' in the USA, due to the legal definition, hence the name HARD HAT) features BROCK FOAM, this is a really cool moisture wicking material superior to what you will find in 'soft foam' or '2 stage foam' of other brands of helmets on the market. It had a tough ABS shell, the same as our THIN SHELL EPS models. This helmet is designed for multiple lower force impacts, such as taking small lower speed multiple falls on a mini ramp or small skate park. If you are going to ride vert or larger concrete parks, you really should be looking at something with the higher impact protection offered by EPS or 'hard foam' models.

There is no helmet in the world that can eliminate the possibility of a bad head injury when you fall or collide with something. But you can reduce the risk of receiving a severe or permanent injury by the selecting the right helmet for the conditions you will be using it in. 


I hope this helps, if in doubt please contact me for further information or consult a reputable retailer when making a helmet purchase.

Monday, October 12, 2015

THE - INDUSTRIES - Bike Stands & Proxy Race Plates - Now available in Australia!


These are finally back in stock and available through any good Australian Bike Store worth their salt!

THE - Industries Bike Stand

Back after popular demand the THE - Industries Bike Stand is here for you. Born and bred on the BMX tracks of Southern California, this stand is ideal for bikes with 24" wheels and lower, but with the adjustable clamp area It'll even keep up a 27.5 (650B) Mountain bike with 2.4" tires! This ABS plastic stand will not only help you keep your bike upright and out of the way in your garage, but give you a factory look at the races or in the pits. The stand can also help out as a 3rd hand, when you need to work on your bike. THE - Industries also gives you an area to customise the stand with your race numbers or sponsorship stickers. Easy to assemble, tough as nails, and interlocking bases make this the perfect product if you've got multiple bikes to display.
  • Easy To assemble
  • ABS Plastic
  • Interlocking Bases for multiple bikes
  • Fully customisable
  • Designed to fit all types of bikes
  • RRP AUD $79.99 

THE - Industries Proxy Number Plate
 

THE - Industries has always been known for a Handful great products. Our number plates are no exception. Same quality you remember from THE, with a new design and price point. Available in 4 colours to match with your race livery.
  • Durable construction
  • Velcro attachment
  • Whiteboard safe
  • 4 Colours - Black, White, Red, Blue
  • RRP AUD $32.99
Contact us to find your closest bike store or arrange to get these sent to a store near you!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SNEEK PEAK! - FOUNDATION & TOY MACHINE DECKS DUE OCTOBER 2015

We don't normally release a sneek peak at new graphics this far away from the actual delivery dates, but these are so good!

FOUNDATION SKATEBOARDS

New Shadow and Zoophilia series are on their way. We have had a real spike with Foundation decks over the last couple of months.


TOY MACHINE BLOODSUCKING SKATEBOARDS
Uh oh... Ed's gone weird again. Which is always a good thing. Here we have 3 weird one offs and the new Scraps series, a nice way to showcase the beautiful stained rock maple off!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

KINI RED BULL 2015 RANGE NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA





PRESS RELEASE

KINI RED BULL 2015 COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA THROUGH
SHOGAI IMPORTS

August 2015: Shogai Imports is proud to announce they are now the official Australian Distributor of the 2015 KINI RED BULL RANGE. The range comprises of a premium quality & high end line of MX Gear, apparrel and accessories endorsed and produced as a collaboration by Heinz Kinigadner, Red Bull & The Wings For Life Foundation.


THE KINI RED BULL STORY

"I Like the style. The quality is good, you can see that they know what good stuff needs, it‘s good for every condition. I‘m proud to wear it.“


This is a comment from one of our key team riders about the Kini Line.

But what is the Kini Line?
 

Everything started 1953 with the first motorbike race of Johann Kinigadner. A normal Austrian boy who loved to ride motorcycles.

A little while later, he had three kids who got infected by this virus too and all of them became professional motorcycle racers. A story of success started. While Johann Jr. was one of the best Austrian motocross racers and Klaus one of the best Supermoto riders worldwide, Heinz was probably the most successful one and twice took the title of motocross world champion and as one of the best Rally riders and became a legend in this sport.

The history of the Kini family continued and also Heinz‘s son Hannes became a motocross rider. The Kinis used their experience and started to produce motorbike clothing for themselves and their Kini Team.

The real break for producing the Kini Line for the market was given by a bad punch from destiny. On July 26th, 2003 Hannes had a bad crash in a motocross race and got paralyzed from the neck down.

Heinz tried everything to heal his son and searched with the help of his friend Dietrich Mateschitz, the founder of Red Bull, for a cure all over the world. Even if they didn‘t find the right treatment and there was no cure available yet, they found promising projects.

But with the lack of interest from the pharma industry and so with the lack of money, Dietrich and Heinz founded the Wings for Life Foundation, a foundation with the only goal of making spinal cord injuries curable.


The KINI Line wants to support this Wings for Life foundation as you also can see the Wings for Life Logo on each product of KINI. The family business has
already many followers, is meanwhile acting worldwide and well known for its good quality and the know-how which stands behind.

The KINI RED BULL 2015 RANGE is now in stock and is available for immediate delivery. If you are interested in stocking this line or seeing a small sample range please contact 
C Four International or Shogai Imports.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

FOUNDATION SKATEBOARDS - LIMITED EDITION COREY DUFFEL X ROWLAND S HOWARD PRO DECK


FOUNDATION SKATEBOARDS - LIMITED EDITION
COREY DUFFEL X ROWLAND S HOWARD PRO DECK


When I first saw this deck I thought, what was Corey Duffel thinking, well that has to be the most obscure tribute deck ever. I mean really, who the hell knows who 
Rowland S Howard is?

If you are a Boys Next Door or Birthday Party fan you might. If you are Nick Cave you certainly would, I mean after all Rowland was the guy that made Nick sound great and maybe it was what made people take notice. If you are a musician I'm sure you would, as Rowland is one of the most enigmatic, celebrated and influential guitarists and songwriters Australia has ever produced.

The more I thought about it the more I liked what Corey is doing here, introducing a new bunch of kids to some great music.  And it's always great when the seppo's tip their hat to a creative Aussie.

Here's a Foundation Skateboards micro site if you want to check out a bit more of the background of this very interesting collaboration. 

http://foskco.com/micro/rowland/deck.html

And if you would like to find out a little more of what made Rowland S Howard so unique and inspiring check out the 2011 documentary

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015298/

This deck is 8.50" x 32.375" and ready for immediate delivery while stocks last.

TUM YETO : New gear from TOY MACHINE, PIG & FOUNDATION arrives today!

New gear from TUM YETO is arrives in Australia today!


All new stock & restock of best selling items!

  • TOY MACHINE PRO DECKS - NEW ED SERIES!
  • FOUNDATION DECKS INCLUDING TAYLOR SMITH & RYAN SPENCER PRO MODELS!
  • BEST SELLING PIG WHEELS
  • PIG RAILS - DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DO WITH EM', BUT BE QUICK ON THESE!
  • NEW PIG 3D WAX
  • NEW BLACK BLOODSHOT BEARINGS & WAX FROM TOY MACHINE

New Trucks in Oz - TRACKER, DESTRUCTO, ORION, RUCKUS & EASY TRUCKS

TRUCKS - STOCK UPDATE & NEW MODELS


TRACKER DART 149'S

TRACKER SIX TRACK DARTS 161'S


We also have the new DESTRUCTO pro models for Arto Saari & Tony Cerventes in stock along with a top up on best selling D1 Low & Mid profile models.

Grab a few RUCKUS TRUCKS as well, we get pretty good sell through on these, try em' out and you might just be surprised, we also run these in bigger 5.5" & 6.0" models which makes for a great mid priced truck to set up cruisers & bigger directional shaped boards.

Need some cheapy's? you can't go past our EASY TRUCKS, packed with better features than all the other cheap trucks on the market to make them exactly the same... but different.
Only $19.95 RRP each... quit you whinging OK!

OH! By the way... the new

TRACKER 40 YEARS OF SKATEBOARDING HISTORY IS ALMOST HERE!


Don't forget to order this 380 page monster for one heck of a history lesson!

Hit up your local shop or contact Goliath Distribution!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BERN HELMETS - ALLSTON & MORRISON MODELS are now available in Australia!

 
Ask anyone in the bicycle industry about getting helmets approved for the Australian market and they will quickly compare it to a Chinese water torture combined with the sound of screeching finger nails on a chalk board that goes on for years.

Having just completed this ordeal, I have some great news! 

The much anticipated release of our highly demanded 

ALLSTON & MORRISON HELMETS
 
is finally here, they are in stock and ready to ship straight out to you!

Want one, hit up your local bike or skate shop and scroll down to get a little more info on these 2 fantastic models.


The Allston 
crushes it with it’s urban cyclist styling, bold colors and prints, and overall comfort and performance.

Utilizing Bern’s Zipmold Technology this helmet has a tapered, thinner, low profile fit that is lighter weight with a higher strength to weight ratio than in-mold helmets.

Designed with 16 vents there is more than twice as much airflow than Bern’s other leading bike models to keep one’s head cooler on those warmer summer days. The performance liner with adjustable dial allows for a customized fit with moisture control and is replaceable should one need to freshen up a bit.

The Morrison 
is great for those urban riders that find themselves trading in the city streets for the trails.

Utilizing Bern’s Zipmold Technology this helmet has a tapered, thinner, low profile fit that is lighter weight with a higher strength to weight ratio than in-mold helmets.

Designed with 16 vents there is more than twice as much airflow than Bern’s other leading bike models to keep one’s head cooler on those warmer summer days. The performance liner with adjustable dial allows for a customized fit with moisture control and is replaceable should one need to freshen up a bit.

*ALL ALLSTON & MORRISON HELMETS ARE ASNZ 2063:2008

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DANIEL LUTHERAN THRASHER JUNE 2015 COVER!

This weeks spotlight is on
TOY MACHINE, PIG & BRO STYLE 
teamrider 

DAN LUTHERAN!

I checked out the new Vans video Propeller last night and Dan has a killer section worth a look, he is also gracing the June 2015 cover of 
THRASHER MAGAZINE!

Dan has had a full clip of great pro models since he joined the TOY MACHINE ranks. We currently have 3 of Dan's models available.

PEEPER CREEPER 8.0"
SIGNS SERIES 8.0"
SACRIFICE 8.25"

As I mentioned last week, the Birdman is partial to little Bro Style grip.


 And so is Dan Lutheran... along with an all star cast! 


 We have 6 cool variants of BRO STYLE GRIP in stock and ready to ship straight out to you.

Hit up your local store or Goliath Industries and show Dan some love!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

TSG PROTECTION BASICS : Wristguards, Knee & Elbow Pads.

Here is a rundown on the latest PROTECTIVE GEAR BASICS from TSG.

Great for both entry level skaters and offering good protection where our higher end more substantial padding is not required. For example if you are skating a smaller park or mini ramp, looking for something less bulky, roller derby etc...

If you are taking some heavy falls or skating bigger vert ramps and bowls, then check out our line of FORCE III and VEP equipped models.


PROFESSIONAL WRIST GUARDS:

An ergonomically designed splint with full wrap straps provides palm protection and wrist support without compromising your range of motion.


  • Ergonomic and lightweight design
  • Removable wrist and palm splint
  • Artificial leather palm pad
  • 3 adjustable velcro straps
  • SIZES: S, M, L, XL

ALL TERRAIN ELBOW & KNEE PADS:


Great for park and street skating, the All Terrain combines high grade durable fabrics, EVA cup foam and high density PE full coverage caps. Complete protection without restricting movement.


  • Sleek Pre-Shaped design
  • Shock absorbing EVA padding
  • Fixed full coverage knee cap 
  • Top roundabout and bottom velcro strap for optimum adjustment
  • Pull over design
  • SIZES: KNEE: S, M, L   ELBOW: S, M, L, XL

BASIC SETS - 3PK KNEE, ELBOW, WRIST:

The all in one skate protection set includes knee and elbow pads and wrist guards for beginners and good deal lovers. Elbow and knee pads with EVA cup foam and PE caps provide protection against impacts and abrasions. The wrist guard stabilizes hand and wrist with full straps and palm splint.

  • Knee & Elbow pad
  • Sleek Pre-Shaped design
  • Shock absorbing EVA padding
  • Fixed knee/elbow cap
  • Top roundabout and bottom back velcro strap
  • Pull over design.
  • Wristguards
  • Removable wrist and palm splint
  • Artificial leather palm pad
  • 3 adjustable velcro straps
  • SIZES: JUNIOR, S, M, L
  • Black, Rasta & Old School colour ways available
 

DEKLINE SPRING 2015 COLLECTION RELEASE - Dakota Servold Signature Shoe

All new models from the

DEKLINE SPRING 2015 COLLECTION

Are here including the brand new DAKOTA SERVOLD signature model
DAKOTA SERVOLD turned pro for FOUNDATION SKATEBOARDS last year and has cemented his place in the Tum Yeto family with his new signature Dekline shoe.


Looking deceptively simple, it masks some technical features that make this one of the best Dekline releases to date. Stores that have put this shoe in have all had good sell through with this already. Try some, good to go straight out of the box!

Here is a breakdown of the technical features:
 
Stacks of new colours and designs including

JAWS
BENNETT
DAKOTA
CT SLIP
MASON
WAYLAND
SANTA FE

All these models are in stock (along with a whole lot more!) and are ready for immediate shipping straight out to your local store, hit em up!

Distributed in Australia by Goliath Industries, Melbourne.


Friday, April 17, 2015

TRACKER TRUCKS - 40 YEARS OF SKATEBOARD HISTORY 388 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK



 TRACKER TRUCKS - 40 YEARS OF SKATEBOARD HISTORY
388 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK
 
It's been years in the making, now it's almost here and is a must for the collection of every skateboarding enthusiast & history boffin. 


We only have a very limited number coming in, so pre book your copies today to ensured you do not miss out on this one.

The 1970's was a time of groundbreaking innovation, many of the manufacturing processes for skateboarding equipment are still with us today. 7 Ply Maple decks, urethane wheels and of course trucks.

Love em' or hate em' in 1975 TRACKER designed the first trucks that all popular trucks today are based on.

Check out this ad by Craig Stecyk from 1990.



The other thing about TRACKER TRUCKS is that they made many pioneering & new skateboard tricks possible.

Guys that bleed Indy red will be up in arms to know that pretty much most of the game changing tricks invented (well, with the exception of the stuff Duane came up with) were all done riding TRACKER TRUCKS.

Think about it?

If you want to hear a little bit more on that, head over to the C FOUR INTERNATIONAL BLOG and read this interview I did with Dave Hackett back in 2013.

CLICK HERE FOR DAVE HACKETT C FOUR INTERVIEW


Want to grab some TRACKER TRUCKS too? We have a bunch in stock, from retro classics through to modern releases. Hit up your local store or Goliath Industries to make it happen.



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DEKLINE - AARON 'JAWS' HOMOKI SIGNATURE MODEL

Aaron 'Jaws' Homoki has been blowing minds with his high drop antics for a while now and is a key team member for Dekline.



 
Check out a bit on his background with this new clip from The Berrics.






The Dekline Jaws shoe is available from all good skateshops. 

Support skateboarding - back skateboarder owned and operated companies & products.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BERN JUNIOR PAD SETS & 2015 HELMETS ARE HERE!

Good news, a new batch of

BERN JUNIOR PAD SETS
are now in stock, a full kit including knee, elbow & wrist protection for a bargain price.
New for 2015 is the 

GREY/BLACK 

combo joining our best selling 
BLUE/BLACK & RED/BLACK
colours which sold out last time around.

Also check out our full range of BERN MACON HELMETS, all new 2015 colours are here as well as updated versions of best sellers 
BLACK, WHITE & GREY

Sunday, March 29, 2015

NEW PIG WHEELS & CLASSIC DESIGNS ARE BACK! RAILS TOO!

PIG WHEELS. 



We have refilled all our classics including:

PIG HEAD NATURAL WHEELS ALL SIZES 50 - 60mm
ANIMAL FRIENDS 51, 52, 53, 54 & 55mm
X-RAYS 52, 54mm
PIGGLY WIGGLY, DARTS, RIDE THE SWINE & HAUL ASS!

And all new designs:

HAVE A NICE DAY 51, 53 & 55mm
SWINE FLU 52 & 54mm

Also back in are PIG RAILS! We have new colours too... yikes!

Back em'... Grosso does!





FOUNDATION SUPER CO. - new decks for April 2015!

All new decks have just dropped in Oz from FOUNDATION SUPER CO.

The brand that kicked it all off for TUM YETO. 

This truly is one of the very few brands that can claim to be skater owned and operated.

Here are my 3 favorite new decks available now with Swank art!


FOUNDATION SUPER CO. started in 1989 when TOD SWANK approached Steve Rocco wanting to ride for the newly formed World Industries company. Rocco told him to rack off and start his own brand, but he would help get it up and running and help distribute the brand to the masses. Not long after Tod went it alone and the company has grown and is now home to many of the brands we carry including:

FOUNDATION, TOY MACHINE, PIG WHEELS, BRO STYLE, DEKLINE & RUCKUS

The fictional pro skater JUSTIN LOVELY X SKULL SKATES deck is a replica of the 
Tod Swank Pro Deck originally produced by Skull Skates in 1987.


The nice thing is, FOUNDATION has picked up a bit of momentum  since late last year. Like Ed at Toy Machine, Tod has picked up the paintbrush (or maybe a black Sharpie) and gone deeper into producing  graphics and giving Foundation back it's very own original vibe. 

 New for April 2014 Swank art pro decks for 
Nick Merlino, Dakota Servold, Taylor Smith & Corey Duffel