The Easy Rider

The EasyRider: Skate

Here at Easy Rider we support all kinds of wooden decks with wheels on them.

Shop owner Warren has been skating since 1971 - his first board had clay wheels on it.

Whether it is the latest in "regular" skateboards - or the newest Longboard - we have it all.

Our selection of skateboard decks / trucks / wheels and accessories is refreshed weekly during the summer, and with our selection of over 150 complete longboards we can't be beat.

Roll on in and check us out.

Please scroll for the latest in skateboarding news.




Landyachtz x Jimbo Phillips x Easy Rider co-lab

We have once again done another co-lab project with Landyachtz Skateboards.
This time it is the Tugboat model – with art work by legendary skate artist Jimbo Phillips.

They are available in store now!

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Bear Trucks – Mix & Match

What do you do when you have every single color option of Bear 852 Trucks in stock?

Well you make the selection even bigger by offering them as Mix & Match.

You do have to buy a pair of the same colored Hangers – and the Base Plates also have to be a matching pair.

Now you can match your trucks to what ever you want to!

Come get some before we run out of your favorite color.


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Go Skate Day

Saturday, June 21 is International Go Skateboarding Day.

We are going to have some skate related events at the shop.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Highest Ollie / Best Trick / Longest Manual / Bungee Slide contest / Etc. / And the ever popular 6″ Skate Park beside the shop.

There will be a FREE BBQ for those that roll up on their skate, and some prizes as well.

GO SKATE DAY – at The Easy Rider.

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Landyachtz Team – learn to skate day.

A couple of members of the Landyachtz Longboard Team will being putting on a Learn to Ride Day on Saturday, May 10.
The session will run form 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

All ability levels are welcome – from beginner to total ripper!

The event is FREE – but you must register in advance at The Easy Rider.

Location and more details will be provided once you sign up.

Helmets are mandatory.

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Santa Cruz x Star Wars co-lab.

Santa Cruz Skateboards has teamed up with Lucas films to offer some awesome collaborations with Star Wars.

There are regular decks / collector edition decks – in special packages with certificates of authenticity / complete longboards and a Darth Vader deck that is amazing!   The Darth Vader deck is not printed with ink – it is made entirely of different types of wood inlays.

All of these will be available starting Monday March 3, 2014 – at The Easy Rider!

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Amazing Darth Vader deck.

Amazing Darth Vader deck.

Collectors series decks.

Collectors series decks.

Ready to ride decks.

Ready to ride decks.

Complete longboards.

Complete longboards.

 

 

 



Plan B Decks

Spring is on the way (maybe) – and new skate stuff is rolling into the store daily.

The new “Lucky Lady” series of Plan B decks just arrived.

Glad to see that skate companies are getting back to putting some thought into their deck graphics – and not just slapping random logos on them.

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Guess the Pro contest.

As promised – here is a little contest where you can win $100. worth of Santa Cruz or Independent product from us.

These photos were all taken at the NHS Museum opening (see story below).

The first person to correctly email in the Full Name of all 11 people here – will win the prize.
Send your email with a subject line of “Guess the Pro” to info@theeasyrider.com

Contest runs from Oct. 10, 2013 to Oct. 17, 2013.

Have FUN!

WE HAVE A WINNER – Mark Huculak – Got them all correct – and now gets $100. worth of Santa Cruz and or Indy stuff from the store.
Mark came by and picked up some cool new SCS gear!
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Indoor Skate Jam

With the outdoor skateboard season quickly winding down, and with us still having a few weeks left on our old warehouse lease . . . we figured it was a perfect time to hold an Indoor Skate Jam.

This will be a day of all things skateboarding – on a nice smooth concrete floor.   Ramps / rails / jumps / obstacles / races / FUN!

Entry is FREE – and we will have the BBQ out for free food as well.

And it wouldn’t be an Easy Rider Event if we didn’t have a ton of FREE draw prizes.

So mark down Saturday, October 26 – from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   
Stop by the store first to grab the map to the location – – – with a couple of scavenger hunt prizes along the way.  (it’s only a 5 minute drive from the store).  

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Santa Cruz 40th Anniversary & Museum Grand Opening.

Santa Cruz Skateboards turned 40 years old this past weekend – – think about that for a second . . . 40 years they have been making, innovating and supporting skateboarding.
Lets all give them a round of applause for that!

To celebrate this milestone – they did what any skateboarder would do – have a party.

They also used the occasion to open their brand new Skate Museum at their head office in Santa Cruz, California.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend by Centre Distribution – the Canadian distributors for all of the NHS brands (NHS is the parent company of Santa Cruz, Independent, Creature, Flip, Mob, Krux, OJ’s, Road Rider, and a few others).

The Museum opening was on Saturday at 4:00 PM – we were fortunate enough to be able to get in a little early and have a private tour with Bob Denike, President and CEO of NHS.

The museum is absolutely amazing.  Having grown up through the very early days of skateboarding it was a bit emotional for me to see everything that I had enjoyed in my childhood all laid out on display.

NHS has done an amazing job of displaying their role in shaping the sport we all love, and I would like to give them a big Thank You for doing so.

After the museum tour there was a fun get together with great food, cold drinks and great people, including more legendary skateboarders than I have ever seen in one place.  (watch for a cool contest on this point to come)

In typical skateboarder fashion – there was also an after party.
The after party featured Salba’s band “Powerflex5″  – a great surf/skate band.

As if that wasn’t enough for the weekend – Sunday was the Indy Rider Rally at the San Jose skatepark.  Again – food, music, beverages, hot rods, bikes, pro skaters and legends were all present to the have FUN with the amazing sport of skateboarding.

A Huge THANK YOU to NHS, Bob Denike, and Moses Itkonen for one of the best weekends of my life!

Here are some photos of the weekend.

Always follow the Screaming Hand!

Always follow the Screaming Hand!

The skateboard that started it all for Santa Cruz.

The skateboard that started it all for Santa Cruz.

Bob Denike giving a private tour.  (all those Road Rider wheels are original!)

Bob Denike giving a private tour. (all those Road Rider wheels are original!)

Skating originally was all about speed.  This is a "Skate Car" that used to compete as places such as Signal Hill.

Skating originally was all about speed. This is a “Skate Car” that used to compete as places such as Signal Hill.

John Hutson was the fastest man in the world at 53.4 MPH (85.9 KPH) almost 40 years ago.  (here I am recreating his tuck)

John Hutson was the fastest man in the world at 53.4 MPH (85.9 KPH) almost 40 years ago. (here I am recreating his tuck)

Small selection of the early years.

Small selection of the early years.

Moving forward into the late 70's and 80's.  This is when Jim Phillips began doing many of the graphics for SCS.

Moving forward into the 80’s. This is when Jim Phillips began doing many of the graphics for SCS.

More of Jim Phillips work.  All the black and white images beside the deck are the original art used to make the screens for printing the decks.

More of Jim Phillips work. All the black and white images beside the deck are the original art used to make the screens for printing the decks.

Also in the museum of course is the history of Independent Trucks.  The time line follows the history and ultimate joining of Ermico and NHS.

Also in the museum of course is the history of Independent Trucks. The time line follows the history and ultimate joining of Ermico and NHS.

All 11 Stages of Indy trucks.

All 11 Stages of Indy trucks.

Some amazing, and very rare pieces of the Indy history.

Some amazing, and very rare pieces of the Indy history.

A peak into the screening area at NHS.

A peak into the screening area at NHS.

 

 

The casual get together.

The casual get together.

After party with Powerflex5 - Salba on lead, Corey Miller (of tattoo fame) on drums and guest vocals by Mofo.

After party with Powerflex5 – Salba on lead, Corey Miller (of tattoo fame) on drums and guest vocals by Mofo.

Indy Rider Rally at the San Jose skatepark.  There was more transition in this park than all of Canada!

Indy Rider Rally at the San Jose skatepark. There was more transition in this park than all of Canada!

Rad hot rods in the parking lot.

Rad hot rods in the parking lot.

The Indy truck.

The Indy truck.

Another rad Skate band - Clay Wheels - with Bob Denike on guest vocals.

Another rad Skate band – Clay Wheels – with Bob Denike on guest vocals.

Random skater in one of the bowls (oh wait . . . it's Eric Koston)

Random skater in one of the bowls (oh wait . . . it’s Eric Koston)

 

Again – a HUGE Thank You to everyone involved.  And a Bigger THANK YOU to everyone one who skates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Powell Skate goodies!

We just got in some cool “goodies” from Powell Skateboards.

BONES Swiss mouse mats . . . and some Bones Ripper Shopping bags.
The mouse pads mats are $11.99 and the Ripper shopping bags are FREE when you purchase $50. or more worth of Powell and or Bones products.
Quantities are very limited on both so don’t wait.

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