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ARBOR STARTED THE SKATEBOARD DIVISION IN 1998.

For years it had been turning old snowboards into skates to bomb hills when snow and surf was hard to find. Arbor rode at odd hours and freaked a few people out. In the end, those late nights launched a program that now offers a huge range of shapes for all types of skating. As you would expect, materials, shaping, art, and design all come together in the same tradition as its snowboards. Arbor Skateboards – handmade, quality woodcraft.

Since day one, The Arbor Collective has donated to groups that protect and restore forests. They call this program “Returning Roots.”

Their donations primarily go to preserving the Koa forests of Hawaii, which allows them to give back to the planet, and to the people and place that gave us surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. The native Hawaiians invented surfing as early as 1,000 years ago, on boards made from Koa wood. The sports we love today tie directly to this heritage. The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative is our principal Returning Roots partner. This group is not just planting trees; they’re thoroughly rebuilding forests from the ground up. As of today, they’ve planted over 300,000 Koa trees, on 800 acres of former forestland, with the full range of native understory plants. The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative is helping Arbor to do our part in the protection of forests, while we strike an important balance with our use of sustainably sourced materials.

 

credit:http://arborcollective.com/skateboards/photos/

 

Arbor Collection avaliable at Inlinex

Arbor Boards 

BAMBOO COLLECTION


Arbor Skateboards has been using Bamboo in board construction for over a decade. Bamboo is one of the strongest, lightest, and most renewable building materials on the planet. This Collection offers sustainably produced skateboards with the unique style, performance, and durability that only Bamboo offers. The boards available in the Bamboo Collection are the Timeless 42, Axis 40, Fish 37, Zeppelin, Sizzler, and Pocket Rocket.

SEE MORE ARBOR LONGBOARDS HERE

 

ARTIST COLLECTION – FLORIAN SCHOMMER

The new Arbor Skateboards Artist Collection features the work of Berlin, Germany based illustrator, Florian Schommer. Florian’s artistic style is heavily influenced by skateboard and punk rock culture, making him a natural fit to partner with on this year’s Collection. The Artist Collection features five different shapes; the Pocket Rocket, Pilsner, Dropcruiser, Catalyst, and Axis. All boards showcase unique illustrations from Florian Schommer.

SEE MORE ARBOR LONGBOARDS HERE



 

 

PHOTO COLLECTION – NICK LIOTTA

Arbor Skateboards has launched its 2017 Photo Collection featuring the work of surf photographer and friend, Nick Liotta.The Photo Collection is an annual collaboration with a Photographer whose work Arbor admires. The year’s Collection showcases some of the incredible landscapes Nick has captured on his travels around the globe shooting the worlds top surfers. The Photo Collection brings together five of Arbor best selling shapes; the Timeless, Axis, Dropcruiser, Rally, and Pilsner. Each board is made with a sustainably sourced Black Walnut deck and Hardrock Maple plies.

SEE MORE ARBOR LONGBOARDS HERE

 

BUYING GUIDE FOR SKATEBOARDS

CREDITS:http://arborcollective.com/skateboards/photos/
  • Determine your experience level

  • Types of skating styles

  • How to choose the right skateboard deck

  • Choosing a style of skateboard deck

 

+ EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Determining your level of experience will help indicate the types of skateboard that best suits your needs. As provided are generalized categorizations of ability and skills level:

BEGINNER

You are ready to start your skating journey with the basics but has yet spend much time on your skateboard. As you are getting more comfortable pushing off with your foot while balancing on your board through the ride there are still gaps between more technical tricks and movements.

Recommendation: Select a skateboard with a super supportive board that will allow you to learn how to balance.

INTERMEDIATE

You are fully comfortable with manoeuvring your skateboard and have started to work on tricks and more technically advanced moves, be it picking up tricks on how to ollie or dropping in on a ramp. Your current goal is to master the foundation to pave the way for more challenging tricks down the road.

Recommendation: You are on your way to collect the full set of skills. Experiment and take chances with different wheels or trucks to explore how it impacts your skating. Find a board that is supportive but geared towards tricks.

EXPERT

Being an expert skaterboarder, you are confident and are well equipped with all tricks. Moving beyond foundational skills, you are focus on more challenging tricks in different environments and landscapes. Indoors, outdoors, skate spots, parks or uneven terrains are your friends than foe.

Recommendation: Expert skateboarders are highly adaptable to environments and terrains, selecting boards that could withstand rigor and propel precision to perfect that kickflip or move.

 

 

Kids Chart

FULL SIZE (decks 7.5” or larger)

  • For all skaters over age 13
  • Skater’s Height: <5’3”
  • Shoe size: 9 or up

MID SIZE (deck width 7.3”)

  • Age: 9-12 years old
  • Skater’s Height: Between 4’5” and 5’2”
  • Shoe size: 7-8

MINI SIZE (deck width 7.0”)

  • Age: 6-8 years old
  • Skater’s Height: Between 3’5” and 4’4”
  • Shoe size: 4-6

MICRO SIZE (deck width 6.5” to 6.75”)

  • Age: 5 years old or younger
  • Skater’s Height: Under 3’4”
  • Shoe size: 3

 

SEE OLDER POST ON ARBOR HERE

Merida crossway series

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Merida Crossway series

The Crossway is Merida's very popular hybrid bike for daily commuting, leisure and light off-roading. It's the versatility of the Crossway which makes it so popular...and the very competitive pricing.

The Crossway family has always been synonymous with perfect all-rounders with broad potential. Thanks to a light aluminium frame that is robust and fully suitable for everyday use, low-resistance rolling tyres that offer reliable grip and a suspension fork for comfort and safety, a Crossway never needs to ask for directions. The Merida Crossway model line is for all those who want to ride wherever it suits them.

MERIDA CROSSWAY 20MD LADY

The 2016 Merida Crossway 20-MD Lady is a city bike. Eminently casual, with a step-through frame, upright riding position, flat handlebars, platform pedals and a chainguard, it's also comfortable, with a padded seat, wide tires and suspension in the fork and seatpost to take the bumps. Available in a very wide range of sizes for a comfortable fit for any rider, in black or blue and gray.
A good recreational bike.

Specifications

FRAME

CROSSWAY SPEED

FORK

Suntour SR NEX HLO 63

DERAILLEUR FRONT

Shimano M191 48

DERAILLEUR REAR

Shimano AceraX 8

SHIFTERS

Shimano Altus rapidfire

BRAKES

Tektro Vela hydraulic 160

CHAINWHEEL

Shimano M131 483828 CG (BSA)

CHAIN

8s

HUBS

Alloy Disc / Alloy Disc cassette

RIM

Merida D

FREEWHEEL

Sunrace CS8 1132

TIRES

Cross 700 40C

SPOKES

ucp steel

HANDLEBAR STEM

Adjustable Quill stem

HANDLEBAR

MERIDA comp 660 R25

HEADSET

FSA B52s/No.10

SEAT POST

Suspension 27.2

SADDLE

Cross Sport

PEDAL

Comfort double

WEIGHT

14.00 kg

 

Features

 See more about this bike here

 

MERIDA CROSSWAY 100 LADY

 

The 2017 Merida Crossway 100 Lady is a mid-range hybrid bike. Nicely equipped for recreational riders, the 100 rides well on pavement, grass, gravel, even dirt, with broad, lightly-treaded tires, a cushy suspension fork, and padded saddle and grips. The casual rider will appreciate the upright seating, low step-over height, and wide gearing, offering a congenial pace on streets of any pitch. Quality componentry from Shimano includes a clean-shifting drivetrain equipped with intuitive trigger shifters and sure-stopping, all-condition disc brakes.
A very good recreational bike.

Specifications

FRAME

CROSSWAY URBAN TFS

FORK

Urban BC Rigid Alloy straight disc

DERAILLEUR FRONT

Shimano M3000

DERAILLEUR REAR

Shimano Alivio

SHIFTERS

Shimano Altus rapidfire

BRAKES

Tektro Auriga hydraulic 160

CHAINWHEEL

Shimano M3000 403022 (BSA)

CHAIN

KMC X9

HUBS

Disc Alloy Track / Disc cassette Track

RIM

Merida comp Pro D

FREEWHEEL

Shimano CSHG2009 1134

TIRES

Maxxis Overdrive 35 ref

SPOKES

Black stainless

HANDLEBAR STEM

MERIDA pro OS 17

HANDLEBAR

MERIDA comp OS 660 R25

HEADSET

FSA No.57/No.61BP

SEAT POST

MERIDA pro H SB15 27.2

SADDLE Crossway comfort pro
PEDAL Comfort Alloy triple
WEIGHT 11.90 kg

 

Features

See more about this bike here

 

 MERIDA CROSSWAY 600

 

The 2016 Merida Crossway 600 is a hybrid bike. Designed for the casual rider, with platform pedals and a chainguard, it's city-ready, with an upright riding position keeping your eye on traffic. Relaxed geometry and a flat bar make for a comfortable ride. The light aluminum frame is complemented by fine components from Shimano, Tektro and Maxxis, including a clean, sure-shifting drivetrain, powerful all-weather disc brakes and smooth-rolling pavement tires.

Specifications

FRAME

CROSSWAY TFS

FORK

Suntour SR NCX DRL 63

DERAILLEUR FRONT

Shimano Deore48

DERAILLEUR REAR

Shimano XTT

SHIFTERS

Shimano Deore

BRAKE LEVER

attached

BRAKES

Tektro Vela hydraulic 160

CHAINWHEEL

Shimano T611 483626 CG (BSA)

CHAIN

KMC X10

HUBS

Bearing Disc / Bearing Disc Cassette

RIM

Merida comp D

FREEWHEEL

Shimano CSHG50010 1134

TIRES

Maxxis Overdrive II 40 fold

SPOKES

Black stainless

HANDLEBAR STEM

MERIDA pro OS 5

HANDLEBAR

MERIDA pro OS 660 R12

HEADSET

FSA No.11P

SEAT POST

MERIDA pro H SB15 27.2

SADDLE

Crossway comfort pro

PEDAL

Comfort Alloy triple

WEIGHT

12.10 kg

 

Features

 See more about this bike here

 

MERIDA CROSSWAY 300

The 2016 Merida Crossway 300 is a city bike. With wide tires and a suspension seat-post and fork, it's tough enough to ride over the roughest pavement. Quality Shimano gearing is wide, providing a good choice for up- or downhill; reliable disc brakes give sure stopping in any weather. Casual rider friendly, with an upright riding position, flat handlebar, platform pedals and a chain-guard.

Specifications

FRAME

CROSSWAY TFS

FORK

Suntour SR NCXD LO 63

DERAILLEUR FRONT

Shimano Alivio

DERAILLEUR REAR

Shimano Deore9

SHIFTERS

Shimano Alivio rapidfire

BRAKES

Tektro Vela hydraulic 160

CHAINWHEEL

Shimano T4010 octa 483626 CG (BSA)

CHAIN

KMC X9

HUBS

Formula Disc / Formula Disc cassette

RIM

Merida comp D

FREEWHEEL

Shimano CSHG2009 1134

TIRES

Merida Speed 40 ref

SPOKES

Black stainless

HANDLEBAR STEM

Adjustable pro OS AHead

HANDLEBAR

MERIDA comp OS 660 R25

HEADSET

FSA No.11P

SEAT POST

Suspension One D 27.2

SADDLE

Cross Sport

PEDAL

Comfort Alloy triple

WEIGHT

13.00 kg

 

Features

 see more about this bike here

 

 MERIDA CROSSWAY 40D

 

 The 2016 Merida Crossway 40-D is a city bike. Available in a very wide range of sizes and multiple colors, to fit any rider and their taste. Casual rider friendly with platform pedals, an upright riding position, flat handlebars and a chain-guard, performance is not compromised; quality componentry from Shimano, Tektro, Suntour and Merida delivers a fast, reliable ride through the city or around the town.

Specifications

FRAME

CROSSWAY SPEED

FORK

Suntour SR NEX HLO 63

DERAILLEUR FRONT

Shimano M371 48

DERAILLEUR REAR

Shimano Altus 9

SHIFTERS

Shimano Altus rapidfire

BRAKES

Tektro Vela hydraulic 160

CHAINWHEEL

SR XCM 48-36-26 CG (BSA)

CHAIN

KMC X9

HUBS

Alloy Disc / Alloy Disc cassette

RIM

Merida D

FREEWHEEL

Sunrace CS-9S 11-32

TIRES

Cross 700 40C

SPOKES

stainless silver

HANDLEBAR STEM

Adjustable Quill stem

HANDLEBAR

MERIDA comp 660 R25

HEADSET

FSA B52s/No.10

SEAT POST

Suspension 27.2

SADDLE

Cross Sport

PEDAL

Comfort double

WEIGHT

14.00 kg

 

Features

 

See more about this bike here

 

See more other bike in the merida crossway series here

How does cycling improve our fitness?

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WHY CYCLE?

To keep up being fit and healthy. An ongoing active lifestyle is needed, one of the ways is cycling.  Keeping up with regular physical activities can help reduce many serious illness such as obesity, heart disease, cancer and muscle deterioration etc. 

Cycling is a physical activity that can be catered to all members of the family. In fact, its also an affordable, fun and environmentally friendly. Riding out for meals or commuting to work( if its applicable) can be one of the ways to exercise with out causing too much disruption in your current lifestyle. Additionally, it helps to keep you fit and mentally active since exercising helps to decrease stress levels.

Benefits of cycling:

- lose weight

- Low impact (causes less strains than other rigorous exercises)

- Easy to learn (once you learn, you can do it on your own and timing)

- Increase joint mobility

- Reduce anxiety and depression ( cycling can help, from the enjoyment it can bring when cruising down a slope)

 

INLINEX AT HENDERSON

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INLINEX HENDERSON OUTLET

Dear All, starting from the 29 of May, we have shifted from Riverwalk to Apex@henderson 201 Henderson Road, S(159545), #07-05. Business will be running as usual, see you there.

CONTACT/ WHATSAPP

6858 2887 / 8123 3425

 

OPENING HOURS

Weekday: 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Weekend / PH: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE:

BUS: 

BLK 119: 147, 167, 131 ,131M, 961, 961C, 175, 14, 855,196, 197, 5

OPP BLK 120: 147, 167, 131 ,131M, 961, 961C, 175, 14, 855,196, 197, 5

HENDERSON SEC SCHOOL: 851, 16, 145, 132

 

NEAREST MRT STATION:

Redhill station, Tiong Bahru Station

 

TWISTER 80 VS TWISTER X

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SKATES

  

TWISTER 80  YEAR MODELLED: 2017

The Rollerblade Twister 80 inline skates are one of the best sellers in RB, which offers both performance and comfort. Having a hard molded shell ensures stability helping skaters to learn the proper way of skating. It's a skate mainly used for urban and freestyle skating. The shell comes with vents for air flow with a specialized 5 star Fit liner and foot-bed to keep the feet dry. 

LINK TO TWISTER 80 HERE

 

Twister X

Twister X

The Rollerblade Twister X skates, an upgraded version of the Twister 80 is packed for full performance and comfort. The molded shell design allows for a snug, responsive fit that is highly adjustable with two ratcheting buckles at the ankle and mid-strap. The specialized pro liner is made contoured to give optimal comfort and instant hell lock. The shock absorber in the heel helps ease those road vibration and a replaceable slider for more durability. 

 LINK TO TWISTER X HERE

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOTH SKATES

 

Twister 80

Twister X

LINERS:

  • Specialized 5 star fit liners & footbeds

 

 

  • Specialized Pro liner
  • Dual Density foams for improved comfort and hell lock.

 

 

Closure

  •  Memory Lock Ratcheting Cuff Buckle
  •    45 Degree Micro Ratcheting Strap
  • Velcro Strap on Cuff
  • 45 Degree Buckle

Frames

  • One Sided 8mm RACE Axles
  • Hot Rod Aluminum Frames

Wheels and Bearings

  • Rollerblade Supreme 80mm 85A
  • TwinCam ILQ7 Bearings
  • Rollerblade Hydrogen 80mm 85A
  •    Twincam Classic PLUS ILQ9 Serviceable Bearings

 

NOTE: Listed above all differences between both skates, not all the specs of each skate are listed.