Tristan Anderson

Review: New Bones Easy Street

Recently Bones Wheels sent us a set of their new Experimental Formula Easy Street wheels. Team rider Tristan is a Bones Wheel fanatic and these were right in his size range, so he took them out to put through the ringer. Here’s his report back:

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I’ve been riding Bones STF’s exclusively for about 7 years. Honestly, I thought it would be hard to one-up the seemingly perfect wheel. That being said,  I was eager to test the new Easy Street formula and see how it compared.

December in Maine is rough. The cold weather and worn roads make street skating challenging. Portland is pretty crusty; a lot of old brick, and rough pavement. I took to the streets to see how the wheels handled the harsh environment. 

Right after I set them up, I could tell the wheels are subtly softer than the original STF’s.

The wheels handled the roads really well, and gave me a great amount of traction when I needed it. The slight softness provided me with a noticeably smoother ride. I was equally impressed with how well they handled impact, and didn’t slow down my ledge tricks.

Tristan - hippie jump, Photo - Allyssa Prather

Control is important to me, and being able to hold power-slides is essential. The Easy Street formula performed excellent in both categories. The wheels rode super smooth, and still gave me that same slick powerslide. Most importantly - no flat spots! These wheels are a great happy medium between grip and slide. 

Overall I’m super satisfied with the new formula; A new favorite for sure! 

Big thank you to Tom Long, and all the guys over at Bones! 

MEET THE TEAM IN 13: GABE MCKENNA

Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 9.07.16 PM Name: Gabe McKenna Dope Skate Wax - Team Rider

First board: Toys “R” Us board with plastic trucks and wheels

What do you listen to before a session for motivation:   Pre skate: Biggie   While skating: Danny Brown, Migos, or Gucci Mane

Who’s your favorite skater: Andrew Reynolds and Antwuan Dixon

What’s your favorite video part: Andrew Reynolds in Emerica “Stay Gold” and Antwuan Dixon in Baker 3

Favorite non-skate movie: The Anchorman movies

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Number of times Manny Ken the mannequin has scared you: None, he just calls me a poser on Facebook

Dream spot to hit up: Jkwon (Radio Korea)

Go to trick: Front Shuv

Can the golden shamrock stay out or does Sarah win (again): I have no clue

Vulc, cupsole, or just soul: I skate what feels good on my feet

Best place to re-fuel after skating: Go to the store and grab a cold Strawberry Melon Brisk and head back home to make a burrito

What’s a perfect skate day: Meet up with the homies, go some park, and then go film in the streets! Tristan Anderson is behind the VX (Always) Sam Jermyn is getting the angle with an HD camera and at the end of the day everyone skates away knowing they had an awesome session!

 

GSD 2014

Go Skate Day take 3 for LBS.  Thanks to Rye Airfield & Glassy for helping to make it a kick ass day - with ramps, food & giveaways. Safety Second was premiered to our biggest vid premier crowd we've had so far. Even TMan made it on Chase's phone. Most of all, thanks to all of you who came out, helped out and went all out to make it our best GSD to date. IMG_0844small

 

Todd E Grill Master

Tristan Anderson of Ambient Apparel & Gabe McKenna

Shamus lands a 360

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Premier of "Safety Second"