Thanks for visiting the website of the Davis Longboarding Association. Founded in October of
2000, our goal is to assert a solid longboard presence in the city of Davis and especially on campus.
Davis' population of about 50,000 is mostly comprised of college students and the main mode of transportation is the bicycle (which is also the town's logo). Slowly more and more people are differentiating themselves by skating. Being mostly flat and smooth, the city is a pushfest. So get on a longboard today.
Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Good November to all yall out there. I can hear the leaves crunching in your wake. Although the reviews section is still in the process of being completed, there are 2 deck reviews and a few other miscellaneous ones up already. Also, keep an eye out in the days ahead for a review of the San Jose State University dining commons from guest columnist Jon.
Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Happy halloween! Now that the weather's colder and it gets dark sooner, a lot of people
really need to be pressed to go out there and skate. If you want to be hardcore and get out there (and possibly catch pneumonia or something), you'll need to be prepared. I usually make sure I do the following:
- Wear a thick assed jacket.
- Carry a flashlight.
- Hang a red reflector or blinking light on the back of my backpack so I don't get railed by a car.
- Put makeshift fenders on my board if it's raining. My wheels extend past the rails of the board so water gets kicked right up at me. I stick a plastic grocery bag between the bend of the truck and the deck so I don't look like i've been "Freestyle Walking" through the hog barn when I get to class. It's also a good idea to be running your crappier set of bearings in the rain.
- Carry paper towels if going between classes to wipe down the deck. Also to wipe down my nose.
Trick or treat, bitches!