If you haven’t been keeping up with us on Instagram, then you’ve been missing out! The Caliber team has been cruising around the Hawaiian Islands skating with the locals for the past few weeks. Check us out on Instagram to stay up to date! Search @calibertrucks for the official Instagram page, and check out the hashtag #hawaiisucksdonttryit to follow the teams adventures!
The Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series is quickly coming to an end with just one more event before they crown an overall winner. The Maui Challenge and the He’eholua Splash Cup went off with heavy racing and heavy crashes. The results of the two events were:
1st Matt K
2nd Dakota Camp
3rd Kaimana Pinto
4th Zach Newman
1st KJ Nakanelua
2nd Kaimana Pinto
For an in depth recap and photo coverage, check out the links below:
Eric Jensen has been crushing the world with his skateboard as of late. On his most recent trip to SF, he met up with Chubbs and Jack Boston to film some follow runs through the city. The footage they came back with is some of the most raw skating we’ve seen in a while. Check out the video here.
Caliber team rider, James Kelly has officially joined the team over at Blood Orange.
Here’s the official press release from Blood Orange:
“Over here at Blood Orange we are proud to announce our newest team rider James Kelly. James has been seen riding Blood Orange products the last few months; getting a feel for the gear and making sure it met his expectations. He was even stoked enough to ride our gloves and grip in his new “Unbound” video with Arbor.
James has been a top rider in the downhill community for years and we couldn’t be more stoked to have him on board. His roots of Northern Califronia are also a perfect match for our Santa Cruz California based headquarters. Don’t just listen to us though, heres a word from James about the whole deal: “I couldn’t be more stoked to be on the Blood Orange Team for 2014! They have a bunch of sick products that I get to shred, and a team full of homies I’d be stoked to ride with all day.”
Team rider and long time friend of James, Liam Morgan also gave his thoughts about the latest addition to the brand: “Im so fuckin hyped. James and I already skate together a lot but now we get to do trips, videos, and photos shoots together. Not to mention he fits the slightly gritty style of the brand perfectly.””
Every winter, skaters migrate to warmer climates to get more skating in during the year. The skate crews based in Cascadia have organized a large excursion deep into SoCal for the past three years. This year, a crew of 40+ skaters packed the Sunset Slider bus and the PDX bus chased the warm weather South, dubbing the trip “The Double Dutch Bus Tour.”
Over the past year, Caliber has been committed to creating the highest quality and most eye-catching media available in the downhill scene. For your enjoyment, we’ve created a video recap of our favorite clips from 2013. The true love for skateboarding shines through in each of our team riders and their unique styles. We hope you enjoy!
Liam Morgan lays it down in the newest product highlight from Blood Orange. Blood Orange has spent the last year developing the most functional and highest quality bushings available on the market. Check out the video for all the juicy info here, and head over to our e-store to pick up a few for yourself!
Longboarding for Peace and a new organization – Texas Longboard Racing Association – collaborated to throw the first ever, downhill specific, event in Texas. Caliber sent out a package of goodies to help the movement as the Texas scene pushes to legitimize downhill skateboard racing in their state. Mikey Seibert, Shannon Cox, and Richard Supernaw put in a lot of work to pull off a smooth running event that drew around 100 attendees from multiple states.
1st – Kris Cox
2nd- Dustin Dixon
3rd- Ray adams
1st- Bryanne Harris
2nd- Marrissa Garcia
3rd- Erika Dillala
1st- Ian Ybanez
2nd- Erik Ulmer
3rd- Max Martin
Last month James met up with the Wheelbase crew – and gang of skaters on motorcycles – for the 2013 Moto Radventure. The crew departed from Los Angeles, and headed up to Santa Barbara for the Santa Gnarbara Outlaw. James took the top spot on the podium at the well-run event and had a fun time in the process, skating ramps, camping with the homies, and riding his bike. Check out the full coverage here on the Wheelbase site, or go straight to the video!
We just dropped a new video from a trip the boys took into the mountains a couple of weeks ago! Check it out!
“Riding a skateboard is rad. Riding a skateboard with several of your friends is even more rad. Nick, Tomio, Brandon, and Chubbs headed for the mountains with just their skateboards and sleeping bags for a killer weekend of make shift camp spots, mountain barging, and fun times. Hopefully this video will inspire you to go on skate trip with your shredrat friends sometime soon. Enjoy!”
Film/Edit: Jack Boston
Follow Cam: Chubbs
Caliber Team rider Brandon Tissen won the third event in the Be The Influence Boarder X series this weekend in Brisbane, Australia. Brandon is on fire after winning the second event in the series after his teammate Tyler Howell won the first event. Here’s a video recap of this weekend’s event. We’re stoked for these two as they travel around Australia shredding on their skateaboards and enjoying the warm Australian weather. Yea dudes!
Blood Orange just released their newest product in their line-up “The Wedge.” It’s a new freeride shape the boys over at BO have been working on for quite some time. After going through a thorough design and test process, headed by our team of riders, the Wedges are finally here! Go check ‘em out at your local retailer, or here on our e-store!
Caliber rider, Brandon Tissen, skated hard over the weekend to win the second event of the Shakedown Boarder X series. The ASRA‘s first Boarder X event series is going strong, with next level venues, burly features, and a stacked field of skaters pushing each other to take their skateboarding to new levels. If you’re a local, make your way down to the next event to witness some killer skateboarding; if not, keep an eye out for videos and photos coming out of Australia. Here’s a video recap of the event, and keep checking their Youtube page for more up-to-date coverage as the series progresses. Yeah Brandon! Stoked for you!
Follow Brandon‘s adventures on Instagram: @brandontissen
Caliber Rider, Tyler Howell, killed it this weekend by taking first place at the first event of the Shakedown Boarder X series. The series, created by the ASRA, is not only the first of it’s kind, but also serves to promote the Be The Influence campaign to help stop binge drinking in Australia. Be sure to follow the series as it progresses. There’s a lot of talent competing in these events, so be sure to check out the videos coming from the series – such as this one.
Follow Tyler‘s adventures on Instagram: @tyler_howell_sb
Two of our riders, Brandon Tissen and Tyler Howell, are heading down to Australia this week for the Shakedown/Be the Influence Boarder X Series. Heelside Magazine interviewed both of them about their upcoming adventure, their thoughts on Boarder X, and all around skateboarding. Follow through the links to see what these guys have to say, and don’t forget to check out the rest of Heelside while you’re at it too!
Caliber Team Riders have been holding down on their precision trucks throughout the Apple Website. Shortly following their newest release of products, our riders Ethan Cochard, Alicia Filback, and Tomio Choy have been making appearances all over the website. Go check out the new lineup, and see if you can spot our crew on some of the product pages or featured applications.
Their newest keynote conference shows some video of them as well. Skip to the 42 min mark to check them out here.
If you like going fast and smashing through trees, then check this new edit of Brian “Chubbs” Cortright dipping and diving through every bend in the road. Set deep in the woods of the local Santa Cruz Mountains, team speed fiend Chubbs, bombs through the wilderness and takes you along for the ride. You may know Chubbs as a friend, a part of the downhill community, or even from his awesome work behind the lens, but this video no doubt proves his skills on a board as well. Enjoy the speed lines and go out and find some of your own!
Film/Edit: Jack Boston
Music: The Plank – Devil Makes Three
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Lend us your eyes as we present to you the newest addition in our sunglass line, THE LURKER! With 3 different colors to choose from, your lurkability is guaranteed to reach maximum levels. Grab a set from a quality skate dealer or on our e-store: Click here!
SkateHouseMedia asked Caliber’s own, Dustin Damron, to sit down and do an interview about the photos and ads he creates. Dusty agreed of course, and the result is… very much Damronized. Click through the link to read more about his motivation behind the lens, and get a little insight into what makes him tick.
The Caliber crew headed east for Central Mass 4 earlier this month. Alicia and Liam held it down by taking home the women’s slide comp, and longest toeside slide – respectively.
Photo: Christian Barnard
Yo Crew!! Thought we’d spread some morning stoke by sharing our newest CALI-BEAR shirt with you guys! Artwork by none other than our lovely friend, traveling pro downhill skater and EPIC artist – Ishtar Bäcklund. Pick one up in the Caliber E-Store and get styled out in time for back to school! 2 colors to choose from, get ‘em while you can!
2,000 miles of road covered, two crews, and two buses. The Caliber and Arbor teams caravanned up the coast of the Pacific Northwest skating anything and everything in their path while on their way to the Whistler Longboard Festival. Experience these two videos, captured from the different perspectives of their respective crews, and enjoy the ride of an epic skate trip without having to deal with the smells of a bus packed with skaters who haven’t showered in two weeks.
Link to Arbor Skateboards’ Whistler Road Trip: vimeo.com/71163151
Riders: Peter Eubank, Alicia Fillback, Aaron Grulich, Nick Ronzani, Dave Tanacci, Tyler Howell, Brandon Tissen, Tomio Choy, Liam Morgan
In case you missed the live viewing of the Whistler Longboard Festival, here’s a 30 second promo we ran during the live stream. Although it was originally cut as a commercial, it also serves as a nice montage of all the best video footage Caliber has released over the last year.
Riders: James Kelly, Liam Morgan, Aaron Grulich, and Nick Ronzani
Film/Edit: Jack Boston
Gearing up for the great white Narth! We are about to embark on journeys to the grizzly Whistler race and beyond so warm gear and sweet skateboards will do us well. Follow us on Instagram and the lurkbook for updated photos, stories and ting!
Today is a wonderful day, for it is the longest the sun shall shineth this year, thus we must thoroughly celebrate this solstice with skateboarding sweetness! Daisy and Dakine dabbling with doubles down south…
Packing up the van to hit the high altitude mountains of California! Travels have begun as the season of shredding is in full swing! Follow along to find out what we are sessioning on our wiggle boards!
We out here! Giving thanks to the Hawaiian Islands and crew! Fresh fruit, fine skating and funky hikes make James Kelly and team happy campers…
Catalina Island 2013 is happening this weekend! Sunshine, cinco de mayo and slithery skating here we come!
Nick Ronzani, Blake Smith, Liam Morgan, Eric Jensen, and Dave Tannaci all trekked to Ithaca New York recently to smell Spring in full bloom. This photo places Nick in a psychedelic tunnel linking the two sides of Detroit’s massive airport. This epic barrel for skating through is a part of the journey that we all shared last weekend while taking our California style eastward.
Not only is skateboarding an amazingly good time on its own, it is also a great vehicle to take us away from our local pastures and drive us to explore what lies beyond the horizon. This exploration can treat you with new territories yet discovered and new friends yet to meet—this weekend provided Both! Can’t wait for next year..
Oh slippery serpent, how I love you so. It excites me to watch you slither to and Fro. I model my skating after your wriggling, through streets and driveways and everywhere I go. Thank you Bay Area serpent for showing the way to slide through the day!
As we travel this year on the ScholarShip Caliber bus we will be seeking the maximum level of radness from each crevice that we explore. As friends, we are adventuring to distant lands, testing gravity on new roads, scratching coping in unheard pools. There is no doubt that we are prospering and if we can find a grocery store on the road we may live longer as well!
Zac and Jake Sharp, the Brothers Gnarly, sharing the podium together. Zac and Jake took 1st and 2nd respectively at Insanity Board Shop’s race in San Antonio Texas this last weekend. Lock up your daughters and hide the good looking steer–these brothers will be on a tear this year! Photo: David Vu
delinquency of minors
warehouse frontside air
A newspaper stand
Brings rejuvatory news
“High prices daily”
When kicked to the curb
A warm place to rest your head
Is a mobile home
Human or machine
Both occupy space and time
One has genitals
Ready for battle,
Cali radness drips red hot,
Kill ‘em with style
We sent some of the team to the Hawaiian islands for two weeks as part of the Feeling Good Family Tour. They spent their days surfing the paved rocks and jumping into every body of water imaginable. Check out PART ONE of this Feeling Good Family Tour series. Enjoy!
Coastal cruising commander:
The sea smiles back…
Last night we had a way overdue get together in NorCal. The whole crew was raging, including DJ lessons and shotgunning beers. Awesome times with the riders and employees, we wouldnt be here without each one of these guys’ essential help.
European based 40 Inch Magazine just had a readers choice awards for 2012. We are so stoked to find out Caliber received #1 in both the downhill truck category and freeride truck category! Special thanks to Alex at Longboard Attack notifying us of the news. We are feeling the love!
These three spent some time living together fall of 2012 in San Francisco. Dusty captured this photo on one of those magical days in the bay. Gotta love it!
We are proud to announce that James Kelly is now riding for Caliber Trucks! You can see him pushing the limits of his skating this year on Caliber Precisions! He loves the trucks and we couldn’t be more stoked to have him part of the family.
The team is in Kona taking a little break from the cold. Skating is a must but got to get some beach time in too! Gotta love paradise!
Happy New Years!! Caliber is stoked to be rocking it for 2013. Keep an eye out for fresh news as we are now going to be updating our blog much more frequently. We got some cool photos and a new rider to be unveiled later this week, so keep checking in!
The wait is over!! We are proud to announce the newest product in our lineup: Caliber Precision. Designed and manufactured in Santa Cruz Cali, these bad boys are ready to go just in time for the Holidays! Try them out on your setup and you will soon find that they will shred everything in their path…
Buffalo Bill Downhill is always a special weekend for me every year. Having raced in every BBDH since the first one 2009, it’s remained the one downhill event that I will not miss. Characterized by the endless amount of freeride runs and the highly technical course with 4 hairpins and high speed sweepers, BBDH has proven to be one of the best downhill events around. This year was no exception, as racers traveled from around to world just to have a chance to skate the many corners on Lookout Mountain.
We drove from San Francisco to Golden Colorado this year which ended up taking over 40 hours and some sketchy late-night driving. For a 3 day skatecation it’s more than worth it. Still a bit crunchy from some lingering injuries, I chose not to race this year. Rather my focus was to photograph the event, which is something I haven’t been able to do until this year. ‘Road to Rado’ is a collection of some of my favorites from the event featuring the Caliber crew. Check it out, and I hope you enjoy!
Caliber is stoked to welcome the newest addition to the family: Tomio Choy. Expect to see some epic photo’s and videos of him shredding in the future. We are also equally stoked to announce that Dave Tannaci has taken on the role of team manager. Again, could not be more stoked. SHRED!
Liam Morgan goes in depth about his CVC road trip to Giants Head. Read the article by clicking the link to the Wheelbase article below
Last week Caliber/Volante rider Liam Morgan was hit by a car on his motorcycle. He suffered a broken femur, but is healing up quickly and should be shredding again in a few months! Click on the link below for a Wheelbase Mag in depth article on it. Heal up quick Liam!
What up Caliber amigos? Welcome to the new site! This is where you’ll find the most up to date news on the haps of Caliber. Liam Morgan will be writing, among other peeps. Check in frequently…
Caliber Truck Co. is a skateboard truck brand dedicated to creating the highest-quality trucks on the market. We bring a minimalist mentality to the design of our trucks, giving you everything you want and nothing more.
Our epic team of riders has always been the focal point of our brand. Through their hard work they have built a family of trucks that perform like no other. The results are our battle-proven Forty-Fours and Fifty Calibers. Keep checking back as we are continuously adding new color ways to make sure your style points are at maximum levels!
We will continue to test Caliber Trucks as well as new lines like Blood Orange and Volante Wheels. We want to progress the performance of skating for our riders and anyone who wants to push themselves to the best of their ability.