The Mach 3 was originally released in 2013 during the beginning of the “Skate Everything” era in longboarding. This single kick design has been our specialty since our beginning with our first model The Tabor. The Mach 3 is a bigger beefier version of the Tabor with a whole lot more features aimed at being a versatile downhill freeride board. It can handle both speed and maneuverability with some very cool “Next Level” features provided by the mold and the shaping.
The Mach 3 has a deep radial concave with a touch of belly rocker and a super sweet fish tail shape tail. Carefully placed gas-pedals edges are set for the back foot to leverage with a smaller to medium stance. And the scoop side of the kick tail is another leverage spot for digging in with the back foot during a wider stance. That foot lock into the side of the tail makes all the difference for easier stand up slides. The solid kick-tail is very useful for dropping of curbs, getting over cracks, and off kicker ramps. And so much fun when freeriding downhills, slashing driveways, and on any type of banked terrain.
Longboarding 101 Classes through Portland Community College are back after a two year hiatus! We have been steadily teaching Private Lessons all throughout this time and even a Longboarding 201 small group class last Fall for past students. So this will be the first time offering our instruction for new students in a class setting since the Summer of 2019. We are so excited to meet and help new riders wanting to get started having fun in a permitted setting on their longboard skateboards!
Here is all the Information and Direct Link to registering for these four classes we are offering through PCC –
Location Mt.Tabor Park in S.E. Portland
Longboarding 101 – Spring Term 2022: 5 week classes on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.
Class 1: April 6 – May 11.
Class 2: May 18 – June 15.
Longboarding 101 – Summer Term 2022: 5 week classes on Wednesdays from 12-2pm.
Class 1: June 29 – July 27.
Class 2: August 3 – 31.
Registration Link will appear live here TBA.
Learn the basics of longboard skateboarding: How to ride with control and safely slow down and stop.
Focus on downhill and sliding in a permitted group setting. 10 Student max per class. All levels welcome. Rain or Shine.
Required gear: Longboard, Helmet, Slide Gloves.
Recommended gear: Knee and elbow pads, old pants and sweatshirt, skate shoes or shoes with flat flexible bottom.
And here is our latest LONGBOARDING 101 Video featuring clips from the last few years of lessons and classes. Enjoy!
Yes it’s finally back!!! And with a few updates, here goes…
We redid the mold to the same specs as the original model released in 2015 but added 1/16″ more concave lift everywhere. This includes the rocker, wheel-flairs, and concave depth. All together making it even more responsive and durable. Also updated is the original graphic now made full size across the board with the updated Eastside logo at the bottom. We also did a dark black stain on top and bottom leaving the rails their natural color and triple sealing them. We like the new look with the updated design and hope you do too! We didn’t want to mess with much else and definitely not the tried and true specs that made this model so popular in the first place. The size and shape offer so many ways to ride this longboard. In our minds, and to many who’ve owned one before, it offers the best of what a longboard can do. By being drop-thru it allows you to push with ease and learn to slide. The concave keeps your feet gripping and locked in when going fast and doing slides. And at the same time not too aggressive or constrictive when just cruising and riding around town. Plus the most obvious feature of the double kicks on this drop-thru are shaped big enough to actually make functional use of them when riding. And designed in a way to be durable and last for years. If you had to pick just one board to do it all, this baby is it!
Now Available! DK DropKick
We made a special run of Tabor decks painted black and white with the classic Downtown Portland graphic.
Get one before they are gone! Black w/No Handle and White w/Handle.
Contact us to Order one of these Limited Edition boards or place an order here – Tabor Complete
We have an all new graphic for this celebrated model we absolutely love! Features a 3 color silk screen design over a new smoke grey stain. The design was created by Eastside owner Robin McGuirk and his graphics partner Eric Hovey. Eric designed this original graphic for the Relic and all of the current Eastside graphics. The original design for the Relic played upon a unique triangle design with photo images of the PNW nature placed inside the triangles. Very cool and well used for 5 years but we wanted to freshen up this model because it is one we plan to continue making for years to come!
We wanted to play on the old graphic using triangles but instead wanted to have a stain on the board as a base. Then simplify it using a silk screen ink design versus the more complicated heat transfer we used prior. This made for a much cleaner look with more contrast that can be noticed from far away. Using a similar design with the triangles being placed in an unpatterned way is an artistic play on the eye that leads it to continue looking around for such a pattern. Since it doesn’t have a pattern like a checkerboard, it keeps the eye looking around longer until it sees the balance of colors and weight of the design (which we think we achieved). As with all art its up to the viewer to interpret and find that satisfaction or not for themselves.
The Relic has some killer bathtub style concave that creates an aggressive locked in feel. It also has a mellow hump or “W” running down the center to help keep this 8ply maple board stiff for stability and speed. That also provides the arches of your front foot to stay in contact with the board and your back foot and toes to stay inside the concave instead of having to hang off the edge for grip. The large wheel-wells and concave allow for lots of wheel clearance for bigger wheels up to 80mm for the whole wheel base range of 24-28″. This eliminates wheel-bite with loose trucks and no risers. If looking to get into downhill and freeriding this deck is a great choice and one you won’t regret!
The Mach 3 was originally released in 2013 during the beginning of the “Skate Everything” era in longboarding. This single kick design has been our specialty since the beginning of our brand ten years prior with our first model The Tabor. The Mach 3 is basically a bigger beefier version of the Tabor with a whole lot more features aimed at being an a versatile downhill freeride board. It can handle both speed and maneuverability with some very cool “Next Level” features provided by the mold and the shaping. The Mach 3 has a deep radial concave with a touch of belly rocker and a super sweet fish tail shape tail. Carefully placed gas pedals edges are set for the back foot to leverage with a smaller to medium stance. And the scoop side of the kick tail is another leverage spot for digging in with the back foot for a wider stance, which comes in handy for stand up slides. The board in general is a fun all around longboard featuring a really useful kicktail for dropping of curbs, ollies over cracks and off drops, and just plain old kicking your board up to your hand (instead of having to reach down to pick up your board). It also provides another reference point for your back foot to push up against when tucking or sliding.
We haven’t made a run of these for over a year so by popular demand we decided to put them back into production. Instead of re-releasing with a new graphic we thought it was so killer (sonic sound wave) that we kept it. The only change is adding slightly bigger wheel-wells for more wheel clearance. And we featured them by leaving them uncovered with natural wood sealed like the rest of the board is.
Now available on our website again and over a Daddies Board Shop and Muir Skate.
It’s been a struggle to keep boards in stock during these times. However good news is we have another run of these finishing up this week! And they will be live on the website starting Monday June 29th here – TABOR LONGBOARD COMPLETE.
The Eastside Relic will be available again next week! UPDATED 5/17/20 – SOLD OUT
36” L | 9.75” W | 24-28” WB
Introduced 5 years ago and still going strong as an affordable downhill deck with many “next level” features: Deep bathtub concave in combo with mellow rocker and “w” plus ample wheel clearance with wheel wells and flairs. Graphic designed by photographer Eric Hovey with photos taken of the PNW natural scenery.
This will most likely be our last run of these boards with this graphic, so don’t hesitate if you want one. Now Live on the Site!
Order Now to get yours here – EASTSIDE RELIC
Registration is Open for Longboarding 101 Spring Term 2020 at Mt.Tabor!