Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Southport CT, Skim Camp

Shayne Dunn just sent over some photo's and a video from a Skim Camp that he put on last August in Southport CT. Shayne rounded up a bunch of boards and put on a camp for the local skimmers in the area. Looks like he got a great turn out and got a lot of kids stoked! Nice work Shayne!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DB Skim & Skate (Fife) Now Open

It took a while but we're finally ready to open our factory store. We spent 2 months remodeling, painting, and building displays but we're finally ready to go!

New brushed aluminum sign out front!

View of the "board room"

We just got shipments in of the new Northwest Riders apparel line and new Spacecraft Gear!

We've got skate trucks from Randal, Tracker, Thunder and Royal, lots of bones wheels and more! Don't forget to pick up a DVD!

We've got all the DB apparel including limited edition tee's and one of a kind sample prints.

Keep you dome warm with something from the beanie table!

That should give you a good idea of what we've got in the shop! We've got everything you'll need to skim, skate, or longboard. We also have a select number of skim and skateboard DVD's hand chosen by the staff. Come on by this Friday (Black Friday, Nov 26th) and check the shop out for opening day. We'll be open from here on out with winter hours as follows:

Winter Hours
Mon-Fri: 11am-6pm

Here's where we're at!

DB Skim & Skate
2519 Pacific Highway E STE B
Fife WA 98424

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Lexi Hutchings, NEW mini-movie (HD)

Lexi Hutchings from Adam Metcalf on Vimeo.

Lexi Hutchings proving that she is THE top womens flatland skimboarder. Check out her new mini movie shot on the Virgin River in St. George Utah. Lexi has made some big progressions in her riding with new no-compy tricks and some serious rail combos! Good work Lexi! Look out for her new pro-model in early 2011!

Thanks to Adam Metcalf for the superb film work and editing. Check out more of Adams work here

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Tee's Sneaking Their Way Online...

The new line doesn't drop until 2011 but we've been running a few VERY limited edition tee's. They have recently made their way onto our webstore. The Quality tee was done in a run of 36.....the recycle tee was a run of 24....these won't last long!

Buy the Re-Cycle Tee Here

Buy the Quality Tee Here


Well it's that time of the year again, a time to give thanks to the people that mean the most to you. In our case that's YOU! We're saying thanks by putting all longboards and tee's on sale. Use coupon code DBLYEA! to save 20% on all longboards. Use coupon code OHYEA! to save 30% on all tee's. This sale won't last long (it ends 11/26/10) so act fast! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have a great holiday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sessions Instructional Skimboarding DVD (now available!)

Sessions is the most comprehensive instructional skimboarding DVD on the planet. This video covers both Ocean skimboarding (instructed by Paulo Prietto) and flatland skimboarding instructed by DB's own Isaac Thomas. The video takes youfrom the basics of dropping and turning all the way up to advanced tricks like 3-shuvs and big spins. There is even a "how to build a box" section!

Sessions mixes things up by mixing up edited montages into the lessons making it fun to watch. If you are a serious skimboarder you NEED this DVD. Pick it up from shopdbkimboards.com and it ships FREE! (for a limited time only) Hit the link below to get you copy.


New Video from Ruei Skimming Taiwan

DB Taiwan Crew Skimboarding Jimmy and Ruei from DBSkimboards_Taiwan on Vimeo.

Ruei just sent over his latest video from skimming Danshuei beach in Taiwan. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shop Update: Medium Proto's Back in stock! (for now...)

We've been busy getting set up in our new location. This has included moving a lot of heavy machinery....re-modeling...and going through a lot of hoops to get back up and running. We have been hard at work and we're just about there. We've gotten around to building a few boards and have some Medium Proto's back in stock....available as standards here and customs here. These boards are in limited supply and won't last long. New production for the next few weeks will be going to our boys over in AUS so get your proto while you can! www.shopdbskimboards.com If we don't have the board you are looking for make sure to check your local dealer for there remaining stock.

In other news...We'll be opening up a small retail space in front of the warehouse carrying everything skim, longboard, and skate...should be rad! We'll be open REALLY soon and will have a full post about the shop in the next week or so. Until then...here is a photo to wet your whistle.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Skim Jam (now online!)

This was originally a BIYD "secret section" (did you find it?) but since Halloween is just around the corner we decided to drop in on Youtube. The video features Isaac Thomas, Emile Panerio, Richard Docter and Kyle Lynch in a Halloween inspired session that went down last October in White Rock. The boys had a great sesh in the cool fall air and landed some bangers for the camera. Big thanks to Kyle Lynch for bringing the rails down....and skimming a suit. Nice!


Skimboard Stock Update: We're going to have more boards back in stock in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fuerteventura, flatland Skimboarding

Fuerteventura flatland Skimboarding 2010 from Peter Barth on Vimeo.

Peter Barth from Germany recently took a trip to Feurteventura Spain where he (and filmer) made the video above. The video was shot on a GH1 with a 14-140mm kit lens, and 50mm lens for static shots. It's great to see this caliber of photography for flatland skimming. Check out the video above for some buttery slo-mo, super soft focuses and really nice editing! Thanks for sending the video over Peter, good stuff!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Odyssey Skims, Old News

Simon just sent over the new Odyssey Skims video "Old news." The video features many DB AUS team riders and features a wide variety of skim spots in AUS. Check this video out to see what the DB Boys down under can do.

OLD NEWS - Odyssey Skims from Simon Davis on Vimeo.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Belgian Skim Fest, AND Friedrich Flueh: Malmo Video

The Belgian Skimfest went down last weekend and team riders Friedrich and Adrien were there repping DB. Although the weather didn't cooperate for the contest Friedrich and Adrien still battled it out taking the top two spots. The final results were:

1.Friedrich Flüh
2.Adrien Raza
3.Daniel Prieß

In other news...Friedrich just sent over this edit from a fun rail sesh from his trip to Malmo Sweeden. Check it out!

Malmörail from Fiete on Vimeo.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Up North Skim Edit

Check out Chad and Russell's newest edit. High water conditions have made the skimming for the Up North boys less than ideal this season but they still seem to be able to stack some footy! Nice edit guys!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

International rider update

Friedrich Flueh

DB team rider Freiedrich recently competed in "Zuparken" festival where he won "best trick," and "best rider." Congrats Freiedrich! The event hosted around 3000 people and featured music, dancing, skimming, and general fun having. The skim jam consisted of 15 riders in a 45 minute heat. Look out for more on Friedrich soon as well as his rider bio coming to www.dbskimboards.com very soon.

Adrien Raza
DB team rider Adrien Raza recently competed in the "Off the Hook" contest in Holland. Adrien has been killing it this season and managed to take 1st place in both the flatland and wave skim competitions. Adrien has swept the dutch contest circuit this year and has show that he's got some serious prowess on a skimboard. Check out the newest video from Adrien below.


Shinji from S-Style recently attend the Hayashi zaki Skimboard CUP. The event was mainly a wave competition but a lot of skimboarders attended and shredded the shorebreak on foam and wood boards. Check out the photo's from the event.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Isaac and Richard Shred Parksville, BlueBack Skim Jam

Isaac Thomas and Richard Docter took a quick trip over to Vancouver Island to ride in the Blueback Island Style Skim Jam. The boys took the Tsawwassen ferry over to the island early Friday morning. The tide was up upon arrival so the guys skated the local skate parks in Parksville and Nanaimo. Although the forecast looked bleak for the event, Saturday morning turned out sunny and calm, perfect conditions for the event. The local Vancouver Island skimmers brought a high level of energy and some big tricks to the event. Richard and Isaac were stoked on the level of progression on the island and the professional coordination of the event. Isaac took home some great prizes and two "best trick" titles. The event was a lot of fun. Big thanks to the Blueback crew and local skimmers for putting on an awesome event!

Here are a few photo's we shot at the event. Check out www.nwstour.com for more photo's later this week.

We've got really low inventory on boards right now so get yours before we are completely out of stock! www.shopdbskimboards.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lexi Hutchings, ISMtv

The guys over at ISM put together a nice video featuring DB Skimboards Team rider Lexi Hutchings. Lexi throws down some serious tricks pushing womens flatland to new levels. Big thanks to Bryce Casselman for filming the video and to Brian Kniveton for putting the edit together. Looking forward to seeing more from Lexi and ISMtv in the future!

New Videos from Southwick

Check out two new videos from Matt Flood and crew shredding over in Southwick NY. Look out for more teasers and the up coming release of the Southwick video "Making it Happen."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Double Bluff “SKIMusicFEST,” Saturday

Come out to Double Bluff Park on Whidbey Island this weekend for "SKIMusicFest." The event will feature a laid back competition and trophies made of locally blown glass. There will be live music and a BBQ. Double Bluff is a great beach and riders from DB, JACKD, and locals from all over WA should be in attendance. Make sure to carpool to the event if possible, or take the shuttle from Bayview park since parking is limited.

The event starts at 10am so if you are planning on coming make sure to check the ferry times (or drive times if you are taking the bridge) to make it there on time. The tide is pretty early so don't be late!

More info available at www.nwstour.com

Join the Facebook Group and tell your friends.

Friedrich Flüh takes third in Poland

DB Skimboards team rider Friedrich Flüh recently competed in Polish Skimboarding Open in Gdansk Poland. The competition featured over 70 riders from all over Europe. The event looked like it had a great turn out and some fun set ups. Friedrich won 3rd place in the contest and took home 200 Zloty. Check out the photo's and video's below. For more info on the contest check out the event website: http://psopen.com/index.php

We'll be getting a profile up for Friedrich on the 2011 website so stay tuned for more posts and info from Germany in the meantime.

Friedrich with a nice shuv-indy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Official Dash Point Pro/Am Video, Online Now!

Check out the Official DB Skimboards 2010 Dash Point Pro/Am Video. A big thanks to Bryce Hermansen for filming the comp. Make sure to post the video on your facebook, myspace, and twitter!

Check out www.nwstour.com for upcoming comps and media.

Crest Tee's, now available!

We finally got some time to get the first run of DB Longboard tee's out the door. Get your Limited edition Crest Tee today! Only 72 of these babies were printed so act fast to get yours before they are gone!

You can pick one up in our online store at www.shopdbskimboards.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Japan Contest

Our representative in Japan, Shinji, just sent us some pictures of the contest that went down last weekend there. The DB Japan Crew was there to represent. If you are interested in getting a board in Japan email Shinji at shinji6261981@yahoo.co.jp.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Chambers Creek Throwdown 4, Results

The 4th annual Chambers Creek Throwdown went "down" last weekend. The event was greeted with overcast sky's in the morning which quickly burnt off to sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70's. Riders from Washington, Vacouver Island, BC, Kelowna, France, and Utah made it out to sesh a variety of set ups in the ankle deep fresh water at Chambers Creek.

The 45 Competitors threw down some truly inspiring tricks with 540 shuvs onto boxes, bigspins in and out, 3-shuvs to one foot slides and much much more. The competitors made it extremely difficult for the judges to determine who to crown as winner but eventually they narrowed it down to the following results:

1st: Isaac Thomas
2nd: Logan Davidson
3rd: Andrew Cook

1st: Bryce Johnston
2nd: Arthur Murray
3rd: Trevor Hardwick
4th: Greg Christie
5th: Cedar Coba

1. Seth Thomas
2. Nick Grosch
3. Oliver Parkman

Slappy Squad and the local shreds.

Dakota popping big.

Andrew Cook

More photo's up soon! Make sure to check the DB Facebook Page for more photo's going up this week.

We had Richard Docter shooting the entire comp (except for the best trick section which he participated in, and missed a lot of good shots!), so expect a nice video of the event in a few weeks time. Thanks to all the volunteers, competitors and spectators for coming out and making the event great. Check out full photo coverage courtesy of Matt McDonald HERE.

If you couldn't make it make sure to keep posted to www.dbskimboards.com and www.nwstour.com for upcoming comps and demo's. The next event is on Vancouver Island at Saratoga Beach July 24th, followed by the Double Bluff Comp on Whidbey Island on August 7th, and then the Puget Sound Throwdown Aug 14th on Jetty Island. There are a lot of skim events this summer, make sure to get out to one (or all) of them and show your support!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Virgin River Classic, Results

The Virgin River Classic went down last Saturday and Blake Z. and Logan D. made the 18hr Drive down from Washington. The boys skimmed well in the comp which looked like it had a lot of community support and some sick features.

Logan took home 1st place and $500. Blake got second place with a cool $300 cash. Addsion Foote took 4th taking home $100. Lexi took home first in the women's division winning $300. Congrats to all our team riders killing it in the comp!

We'll update you with more photo's and videos as they become available. A big thanks to TJ at Adventure Plus, the city of St. George, and everyone else who worked hard to make this event possible!

Check out this great video from DMG films:

and another from DB Skimboards Team Rider Addison Foote:

Blake Zimmerman, Varial Flip!

Blake Zimmerman finally got a clean varial flip landed on tape! Blake has been perfecting his varial flip for a few summers now and we are stoked that he finally put one down with the cameras rolling.

Thanks to Addison Foote for getting it on tape!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Chambers Creek Throwdown, July 17th

The Chambers Creek Throwdown is back again. We're hoping for hot weather this year since we got skunked last year. The event is going down a week from tomorrow.....July 17th @ 11am to be exact. We'll be bringing down truckloads of rails and boxes and setting up some super sick features!

Divisions include: Pro, Open Men's, and U-16. It's $20 to enter which includes an event tee. Registration starts at 11am and the event get's going at Noon. Head over to www.nwstour.com to register online.

We've got a lot of great gear from our sponsors this year, tons of clothing, skate decks, longboards and skimboards. Make sure to make it down to the creek and participate (or spectate). Be a part of the 4th annual Throwdown!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dash Point Pro/Am (wrap up)(results)

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Dash Point Pro/Am last Saturday. The event opened with cloudy skies that quickly gave way to blue sky's and temperatures in the mid 70's. Flatland skimboarders from Washington, California, Oregon, BC, Vancouver Island, Poland, and Utah were out in force and shredding all day. The comp featured some really fun obstacles built by the experienced hands of Tim Mackey, Isaac Thomas, and Bryce Hermansen.

The U-16 Division started the day off with flatland and then moving onto a jump and up flat session. Some impressive tricks were thrown down by the competitors including Oliver (pictured above)

The Am and Pro Divisions took the water after the Ams. Starting out with a flatland heat with no features. Just about every trick in the book got landed during these heats including 540 shuvs, No-comply biggerspins and even a 360 bigspin.

Next the guys moved a up flat up flat into the stream side by side with a A-Frame rail. Some creative maneuvers went down on both set ups including Logan Davidson gapping over the final flat section with a nice 3-shuv.

The final set up was a three parter...a dragon tail on the right, a gap to down in the center, and a mellow A-frame on the left.

At the end of the second rail heat local favorite Emile Panerio was taken out of the comp with a rolled ankle.

The pro men battled it out with a multitude of big airs and shuv variations over the stair set.

Logan Davidson had the last hit of the comp and managed to go down pretty hard over the gap, dislocating his finger in the process. His finger was quickly snapped back into place and is now fully functional again.

U-16 Results:

1st: Seth Thomas
2nd: Oliver Parkmen
3rd: Nic Grosch
4th Noah Staley

Am(open men) Results:

1. Greg Christie
2. Arthur Murray
3. Trevor Hardwick
4. Josiah Thomas
5. Doug Parker

Pro Results:

1st: Seth Thomas
2nd: Oliver Parkmen
3rd: Nic Grosch
4th Noah Staley

Thanks to everyone who made it out. Check out more photo's on the DB Facebook Fan Page, more photo's featured on skimboardculture.com

Don't forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming events on the Northwest Skimboard Tour. More info at www.nwstour.com

Comp video up soon!