Today marked the 3rd anniversary of us attending the Agenda Trade show. This show is to longboarder’s what SEMA is to the automotive industry. Brands travel from all over the country, to show the world what they have in store for the new longboarding season. Each year the Long Beach Convention Center becomes a cluster fuck of skaters, shop owners, sales reps, and hipsters all trying to get your attention.
Madrid Longboards / Valhalla Longboards
Shout out to Grant Kiessling for sending over concave shots of the new Madrid Boards after ours got corrupted.
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Our friends over at the Full Circle Distribution booth had the entire 2015 Madrid line up available for us to drool over! The first thing we noticed was the Madrid Yeti. I couldn’t help but lay this bad boy down and give it a test run. Compared to last year’s model they mellowed out the pockets on the new yeti. Feeling on the board feels natural, as your feet just find their way into the grooves of the new shape.
Next on the list was the Yeti, right off the bat the Yeti got beefed up Wheel wells, and we were told this deck can take on bigger beefier wheels. The Yeti also features a more pronounced W concave.
This year the Nessie is BACK! They further beefed up the wheel wells, added more wheel base options, and a kick tail that packs a way bigger punch than it looks. On the right hand of the Nessie we spotted what I can only describe as a mini nessie + havoc hybrid. Madrid calls this new longboard Wendigo! This deck has power globes similar to the Nessie, yet is only 36″