The best ideas are always simple and effective.
A lot of pro downhill and freeride skaters use footstops, primarily to keep their front foot on the deck during high-speed toeside slides, or to provide a location point in tuck.
We’ve put together a kit that allows you to make a simple footstop from one of our longboard bushings.
Like deck concave, footstops are a very personal thing. With that in mind, you have three shape options from our footstops, based on the shape of our bushings – Cone, Barrel or Kingcone.
The Cone, run upside-down, is the smallest but also the most aggressive shape, as you can wedge your foot in underneath the footstop.
The Barrel is a standard shape, easy enough to locate, giving a little extra traction just where you need it most.
The Kingcone is the biggest shape, offering a footstop that’s easy to find, and easy to “escape” from if you need to bail.
We’re not claiming to have reinvented the wheel or anything here – just created a cheap, simple and effective product that makes a real difference to the things you can do on your longboard.
Choose your footstop shape here…
Race wheels have got a lot wider in the last few years.
We can now all hold lines we used to only dream about.
Narrower hangers gives even more grip.
So we have added a 170mm hanger width to our race-winning Forged Precision Trucks.
Now you too can experience more lean, more grip, tighter lines and more hookup control.
Learn more and get yourself a pair here.
Check out this edit Sabre team rider Fayah Bob with his Sabre cast precision 170’s and his bro Lucas Poulain in the south of France on this super fun spot chilling together while the sun rises. These buddies have been skating together for over 5 years and you can feel it in their skating, close and fast.
It’s great to see our German team rider Yannick back from injury. After a lengthy lay off he is back skating again and is hungry to shred on his Forged Sabres.
We are stoked to announce that we have just added Portuguese ripper Jorge Pernes to the Sabre Trucks team. Anyone that knows or has seen Jorge skate knows he is a total shredder, with a full all-out balls to the wall approach to DH skating. He is hooked on the Forged 38 Baseplate combined the Forged Precision 170mm Hanger, the perfect combo for holding grip in high speed sweepers. Low Angle = Mega Lean!!
Matt has been having a great year with his Forged Precision Sabres. His focus has shifted from racing and competing to just getting out to free skate as much as possible. This has given him the opportunity to go to some awesome freerides. He told us hitting Joachpass was a long time dream…one that he has now realised. Why was it such a dream spot well it’s 7km long and 104 corners you do the maths. Watch the edit to see just how much fun it was.
Sabre Teamrider Yannick Gladow skating tight with fellow Root rider Sebastian Schneider in this sick edit from Root Longboards… literally on the edge!
Yannick hitting some sick lines on Sabre Forged Precision 180’s.
Before he crashed and hurt himself earlier this summer, Sabre Teamrider Yannick Gladow filmed this edit alongside three teammates from Root Longboards in the French Alps. If you only watch one edit this week… make it this one!
It’s summertime in the French Alps and there’s a freeride almost every weekend! Here’s Pierre Hardiller and Maxim Sorek taking you on a run of the Marchaux Freeride 2015. Both Maxim and Pierre are on Forged Sabre hanger and a mixture of the 38 forged baseplate and 48 lite basplate.
Filming and speedboosts by rollerblader Sylvain Behr.
Slovenia ripper and Sabre team rider Jernej Podgoršek likes to make full use of the road whenever possible….including the gutters. Forged Precision Sabres are more than up to the task.