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8 Stocking Stuffers for Under $8

It's that time of year again so for this week's blog we are giving you 8 ideas to stuff those stockings all under $8!

Obviously the list of great stocking stuffers from Social is practically endless but let's see just what made this years top eight.

1. Bones Speed Cream -Click Here-
If you are looking to go fast you will never go wrong with Bones Speed Cream.
2. Blood Orange Bushings -Click Here- One of the top bushings on the market today is Caliber's Bloo...

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tHE RAYNE hAS COME!

Not only has the rain come all over the United States but rain has come to Social Skateboarding too! And by rain we mean Rayne Longboards and all they have been offering the world since Rayne was founded in 2004. If there is a golden standard in longboarding that golden standard is Rayne Longboards. Their home in Canada is built on cornerstones of quality, progression and authenticity. In every possible way for over ten years now they have been showing us the importance of those cornerstones ...

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Coming Soon... Rayne!


With some sick moves by Marisa Nunez up above is the reincarnation of the Rayne Forge both in the header and video.

Brought from the depths of the retired Rayne lineup is Graham Buksa's first release deck from 2002, the one and only Rayne Forge. Measuring in at 41.25" Long and 9" wide with a 27.5" wheelbase and a bamboo fiberglass construction the Rayne Forge is the perfect do everything, anywhere, anytime deck.The Rayne Forge is part of an expansive, innovative and...

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Almost Supherhero Decks

Almost Skateboards is at it again with another sweet, dare I say superhuman, release of decks now available here at Social Skateboarding. Oneof the newest releases from Almost includes another line of Superhero decks available to everyone looking to become super. One of the best things about this line of decks is the dual graphic feature with a gra[hic both on top and also on bottom. Check out the Daewon Song Batman deck to the left. The top features a both Almost and DC Comics logos jointly ...

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Social Spotlight: Lyndsay McLaren

Shout out to all the girls out there who have been ripping it up all over the world, better than most guys too! Today, our Social Spotlight falls on to Longboard Girls Crew Ambassador, Lyndsay McLaren. Not only is Lyndsay cute but she can shred too!She isn't a Disney Princess riding her horse around the shire shooting arrows but she is most certainly a natural Scottish ginger and rocking it. She was raised in a small village on the east coast of Scotland called Inverbervie, deep in the heart...

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2 Takes on the Last Supper

That's right, we have two takes on Da Vinci's rendition of the last supper now available on your next skateboard. Toy Machine and more recently Cliche have released decks featuring some nice takes on the last supper, let's check them out...

First, on the top, the newly released Cliche Rendition of the Last Supper by Marc McKee. His rendition of the last supper graphic is a mash up of his most iconic and well known characters from his years of graphic work in the industry during ...

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The Slick Ryan Ricker Pro Model by Gravity

New for 2014 and available now at Social Skateboarding is the Slick Ricker 35. The Ricker is the Pro Model of Gravity rider Ryan Ricker. Ryan Ricker has combined his roots in New Mexico with his vast experience in the industry to bring one of the best pro models we have seen in a while. The aggressive shape makes this new Gravity deck a well-balanced top mount board perfect for downhill, freeride and just about anything you can throw at it. It come in with a length of 35.125", a width of...

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New Bones!

Want some new bones? Available now here at Social is Bones Wheels' new series, the STF Pro Vintage Team Wheels. They have taken their STF or Street Tech Formula and combined that with the favorite wheel shapes, sizes and durometer of their long list of Pro Team riders. Let's first take a look at this formula...

The Street Tech Formula™(STF)is specifically engineered from top quality components to obtain all the best properties necessary for the ultimate in street wheel perform...

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Get Your Skate Fix on Netflix!

If you are stuck inside due to injury, weather, boroken board or whatever we've got something for you to do. Login to your Netflix account and get your Skate Fix! Two movies on the Z-Boys and Dogtown have recently been added to everyone's favortie place to stream movies. Feature Film, "Lords of Dogtown" and documentary 'Dogtown and Z-Boys" follow the same stories but with different styles, obviously. If you have the time, I recommend watching both.

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We're Busting with Bustin!

Check it out the Bustin has revamped their already impressive line of longboards to take our favorites even better. They have taken their designs to the next level inpractically every way. We're gonna highlight a few of their new boards but be sure to check out the full line of Bustin Products available here on Social Skateboarding now. Let's first take a look at the Bustin Maestro Pro ThermoCarbon . The Maestro Pro has been given a construction makeover while keeping the same...

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What Does A World Champion Ride?

There is one name that is practically synonymous with downhill champion and that's Patrick Switzer! Canadian born P-Swiss has won his fair share of races and he has had his fair share of top set-ups. As any longboarder knows your deck is not mearly a deck under your feet, but a part of you and part of your experience. There are so many options out there. Length, width, wheelbase, concave, rocker, wheel flares, gas pedals... You may not even know half of what I am talking about here. It...

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The Mini Ozones Have Slid Our Way


Cloud Ride Ozone wheels were created to be the ultimate centerset freeride wheel – Mini Ozones continue that tradition in a smaller, lighter weight design. This wheel is great for sliding and small enough to ride on that “Skate Everything” set up. Center Set core ensures an even wear pattern and consistent support for buttery slides like you won’t believe. As always these wheels dump thane and leave that every-so satisfying Cloud Ride thane line. This wheels is the ...

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Look What's Fresh from Zoo York!

This week here at Social we have added hundreds of new products so be sure to check out all of our new arrivals (Completes, Decks, Trucks, and Wheels). Part of those new arrivals are some hot new decks from Zoo York. Zoo York has been impressing the skate nation since 1993 when founders Rodney Smith, Eli Morgan Gessner and Adam Schatz teamed up to create the east coast’s first true skateboarding-inspired lifestyle brand. Today Zoo York has done more than just grow, ZY has evolved into a...

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Some Fresh Thunder


It's fresh Thunder time with many new editions to the Thunder line and here at Social. We are particularly stoked about some of the new trucks available on Team Editions. These Trucks, backed 100% by the amazing Thunder Team. There is no start and end to the list of riders thunder has going for them so I am not going to try, check out their site to see for yourself. These trucks are team approved and proven with lightning quick response geometry, lightweight design, unmatched levels ...

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A Precision Feel Now Available in Cast: Caliber II

For your enjoyment now available here at Social, the new Caliber II trucks giving us all the very nice precision feel at cast prices. As if the original Calibers weren't already an amazing ride and many of our's go to setup. I personally ride Caliber trucks and can't get enough of how they feel but now it's gotten even better! Take it from Caliber Truck Co. themselves...

"We've been busy designing, testing, and re-designing the new Caliber II's, and we couldn...

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DIY: Balance Board Video



Hey all I don't know what the weather has been like for you but for me it's been too hot. We all get some harsh weather conditions now and then or in my case all summer long but that doesn't mean we can't get a little bit of practice inside. The video above is going to show you how you can build your own balance board with nothing more than a few things you have laying around the house.

What you are going to need is an empty 2 or 3 liter bottle, a little bit of ...

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What Grip do you Grip? MOB Grip

What Grip do you Grip?

So what grip do you grip? There are so many options out there. What do you look for... the cheapest, the newest graphics or do you have a favorite brand. If you haven't tried MOB Grip I think now is the time. Here at Social we love all of the grips we offer but personally I have plenty of MOB on my boards both new and old. Take this little testimonial from Toy Machine Team Rider Billy Marks. Along with his love for Sushi and Pink Floyd he loves and rides MOB ...

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The Coolest Cop Alive: Joel Zwicky

I believe we may have just found the coolest cop alive, Joel Zwicky, a Green Bay police officer is on a mission riding his longboard to lift a ban against skateboarders and longboarders in Green Bay. This married 40 year old police officer who is a father of three states his mission as follows;
"My Mission is to try to get Skateboarders and Longboarders recognized as deserving equal rights to bicyclists and inline skaters on Wisconsin Roadways, and to break down the "Cop vs Skateb...

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Bushings: Blood Orange

Before I go any further to tell you more about Blood Orange bushings you must first understand bushings. I will start the most very basics and then go from there. So let's take a look at the trucks to the right, those are Caliber Trucks which come stock with Blood Orange bushings by the way. Pictured are the 10" Midnight Green Caliber Trucks. You will see my fancy arrows pointing to those red things, those are the bushings. The top bushing is referred to as the road-side for obviou...

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A Reminding Tragedy with an Opportunity to Give!

Every once in a while we get a sad reminder that what we do, what we love to do, isn't only dangerous for us but for those we love too! Just over a month ago Arizonan, Brandon Wallace (25) lost his life doing what he loved when he was struck by a car. Brandon left behind a loving family including his 3 year old son, Quinten and soul mate Caitlin Breunig. Please take a moment to read this post from Cailtin,
"Brandon was working so hard to establish a life for ourselves and trying to...