Updated Product Shots!

I know it took a while but we finally got some decent product shots of the boards and I updated the product page with them. Also, the shop page has been updated with some new shops we got into recently, and I updated the web store for those of you without a shop that carries Naysayer in your area. Support your local skateshop before anything! If your shop doesn’t carry Naysayer, tell them to hit us up (info@naysayerskateboards.com) about getting some boards.

New Ads

So the new FTK and Focus Magazines have been out for a minute now. The Naysayer ad in FTK features Keith Denley getting a pivot to fakie on this super tight natural halfpipe, shot by Nick Ceglia between snow storms in NYC. The featured shop is Autumn Skateshop here in NYC. The Naysayer ad in Focus features Jerry Yates switch 180ing a rail not too far from where The Creature From The Black Lagoon was filmed, shot by Ben Kilpatrick. The featured shop is KCDC (which just recently restocked with a bunch of Naysayer boards).

Also, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter the Pop Off Contest (see post below for details). The deadline is next week! In other news, we are in some other shops. Check the Shop tab for updated shops.

The Pop Off Contest

The Pop Off Contest ends at the end of the month (March 31st). So go get busy filming and/or shooting photos of your tricks that don’t involve popping into them. Bonus points for lines linking multiple tricks that meet the criteria. The team will be judging and the best ones will go into a montage. The winner gets a Naysayer board. Creativity is weighed higher than skill/difficulty itself. So anyone can take it…just think outside of the box.

Just to clarify for the Pop Off Contest: Your skateboard must make contact with whatever obstacle you are skating before leaving the ground. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t count. No bonelesses into thing, no no-complying into things. You could, however, do whatever you’d like out of your trick. There is an exception for no-complies…you can no-comply polejam/wallie/wallride (since your board doesn’t leave the ground before hitting the obstacle.


We haven’t updated the site much, but if you are following us on Twitter or Facebook, you can stay up to date without having to come here. We update those regularly, especially Twitter. Get on that! Plus, once we get enough Facebook fans (1,000), we have a fun contest in store.

We turned in the ads for Focus and FTK and both of those mags should be coming out any day now. Check them out, they are good ones. I am thinking about starting an “ad anatomy” for our ads after they come out. Been thinking about it for a while, so it might happen soon. Some people love the ads, other hate them. This will at least let you know the rationale/thoughts behind them.

Oh, we mentioned that we are starting on a full-length Naysayer video, right? We have sorta started, even though some of the guys are still finishing other parts. It will probably come out next year sometime, but we are aiming to get a full part out of everybody. Not to mention a health dose of footage from our friends and more laughs. We have an East Coast tour planned for this summer with the whole team. Hadrien will be over from Paris and while we don’t have our route planned out yet, Skatopia is on the agenda.

Also, the new boards came in and are available. If your local shop doesn’t have any, tell them to shoot us an email (info@naysayerskateboards.com). There is a delay in the Alien board, however, but I will add the Rick Rollin’ and NaysLayer cruiser to the online store for those of you without a shop that carries Naysayer nearby.

I know it is delayed posting on here (it was posted on Facebook and Twitter a long time ago though *hint*hint*), but here is Dylan’s ad from the last Focus with 2nd Nature as the Featured Shop:

New Dylan Clip

Dylan James – 01/27/10 from Naysayer Skateboards on Vimeo.

Here is a quick clip I put together of Dylan James skating the barrier thing at the Brooklyn Banks yesterday. Filmed in about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

January Happenings

January has been a busy month for us here at Naysayer. I figured I would do a photo run down of some of the happenings using some of the photos I took and a grip of photos Ben sent me over.

The craziness started off with the Focus Show in Philly on the 4th and 5th. I headed over there on the 3rd with Maurice and met up with our friend Greg “Ginger” Pachell of the Gnarhammered Crew and One Skateboards. He played host to us, along with his ginger cats!

This was our first tradeshow and we weren’t really sure what to do, so we just set up our gear and ran to Target up the street to get an extension cord and a lamp, which we duct taped to the wall to light us up.

Then I flew down to Atlanta and met up with Steve Shiver (Tallahassee’s premiere filmer). It ended up being 25 degrees! We skated a couple spots then met up with our homie Luke who happens to be roomates with Element’s Matt Fink. They took us over the the Atlanta Foundation (you probably know it by the bump to bump kickflip Allen Ying shot of Grant Taylor). Fink was killing it. That guy is extremely under-rated. We scoped out a couple spots int he area then just headed to Tallahassee to meet up with Ben Kilpatrick (North Florida’s best photog) and Jerry Yates then headed to Jacksonville, FL.

Josh Adams was so kind as to put us up for our time there and he graciously took all Jerry’s money in daily games of cee-lo.

Josh had a ginger cat too…

Josh, Ben, & Jerry

Jacksonville held nothing back on this trip. Within a few minutes at the first spot, I got a hipper & swelbow and Jerry had a bloody hand. He looks stoked!!!

Ben shot the first sequence of me at that skatepark actually. Naturally seeing the barrier there, I had to skate it. 5-0 fakie.

Steve capturing the action.

Candy and skate videos.

I got to play around with Ben’s camera at some pizza joint we went to and it lets you set specific focus points. I chose the dog.

We checked out the gnarly Atlantic Beach park Grindline built. It is one of those park that you have to skate a while to get used to. Jerry jumped right into some frontside ollies over the doorway.

Josh took us to this bank to bank spot where you could do trick across a step. I re-upped my hipper there and Jerry showed us that he bleeds chocolate syrup from his legs. I got a couple sequences there too, but I haven’t seen then yet. They aren’t that big of a deal anyway.

The last day we skated some random sketchy spots and while we didn’t really get anything, we did find some cool stuff. This cop was asking what we were doing when we were cleaning this spot up. He was cool with it.

Ben flashing!

This spot was super sketchy. It was a lot harder to skate than it looks, but this kid Nick Blanco casually blasted perfect nollie flips into (3 of them actually). Stylish too!

We went back to Tallahassee because Jerry had to get back to Georgia for work and met up with Pete with an foot in limbo from a recent injury. We decided to go to the skatepark to keep it mellow.

Pete is secretly Batman. Shhh…

Ben wasn’t able to shoot the whole time due to work, but Pete did end up getting some clips. Then we jumped back into the car, and Steve, Pete, and myself headed down to Tampa for the Moat Show.

We met up with Wayne and Morgan since they were there for the Moat Show too. Wayne is actually the Dekline rep and was working the Tum Yeto booth…plus, they were also showing some Deep South product.

We actually got a tent this time and while we didn’t have signs or banners or anything, we just stickered it and hung up some boards.

We brought some photos of Jerry that Ben had laying around and used stickers to tape them to the posts.

Steve had to take a quick trip down to Miami, so Pete and Morgan mostly helped hold the booth down.

Even down in Tampa is was pretty chilly the whole time. We tried skating around at night a little, but we were staying downtown and most of the skateable spots were knobbed. I came back to NYC and the weather has been unseasonable nice here, however.

In An Asian Accent (A Promo)

Naysayer Skateboards – In An Asian Accent (A Promo) from Naysayer Skateboards on Vimeo.

New Graphics Revealed!

So now that the Focus Show and the Moat Show are over and everyone that came to visit us got an early peak, it is time to reveal the new graphics to the virtual world. So with no further adieu…

We are about to put an order in so you should start to see them in about a month from now. Let us know what you think.

Pete’s Ad in the New FTK

Have you picked up the new FTK Magazine yet? If so, you probably already saw our first ad featuring Florida’s own Pete Belancik. I somehow screwed something up and the photo cred was lost, but the photo was taken by Ben Kilpatrick. Sorry about that, Ben. As you can tell, we are going to be featuring a different shop that carries Naysayer products in each ad, starting with Phaze One Skateshop in Tallahassee, FL as the first one (both Pete and Jerry Yates ride for them too).

Naysayer in 2nd Nature

With things being so crazy, we haven’t gotten a chance to mention that 2nd Nature up in Mamaroneck, NY now carries Naysayer boards. They are the shop that Dylan James rides for. They are also the featured skateshop in our ad in the new Focus Magazine. Check them out.