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Gotta Skate Em All

We are very proud to announce the release of a new T-Shirt in our clothing line up. All our T-Shirts are 100% enzyme washed cotton shirts, giving them a soft, breathable feel. The shirts weigh in at 160 gram and have a snug comfortable fit.

The Philosophy:
Too often people tend to see things as opposites, as either being black or white. But in reality it seems like things are always on a spectrum. Street skating, downhill skating, freeriding, dancing… They are all on a spectrum and they are all connected. And there are no limits to which ‘disciplines’ on the spectrum you can practice. You can choose to focus on one, or dabble in many. It’s your choice and you’re free to do as you please. The problem is that people seek their identity from one specific activity, and in doing so they criticise all others because it makes them feel more closely attached to the specific scene they wish to attach themselves too. And this breeds unnecessary antagonism. The same can be said for surfing. Bodyboarding, shortboarding, longboarding, SUP…they all take place in the ocean. They’re related, but it seems like too often there’s a childish shit-slinging contest going on between them.
There’s a lot to be learnt from pursuing multiple activities, there’s also a lot to be learnt from pursuing one activity intensely. Try not to discriminate. And rather be respectful.
If you give it some thought, this theory can be extrapolated to many other aspects of your life and in your interactions with others.

This line of thinking is what prompted us to design the ‘Gotta Skate ’em All’ T-Shirts.

We hope you like them.

Gotta Skate em All T-shirt

Baboon Classic White T-Shirt

Baboon Classic Black T-Shirt

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High Rising 2013

Although the High Rising race was just over a month ago we have finally released our official video. The Baboon cameraman spent two days crawling and creeping around the mountain in the howling wind to get some beatiful angles of the action that went down, so please take your time to enjoy our race edit.

The video includes footage of the finals and some of the highlights of the two day race. We’d like to again congratulate Baboon Riders Alex Meyer and Decio Lourenco for taking 1st and 2nd place respectively in the Open category and Nicky Taylor for taking  1st place in the Junior 1 division.

Much love

-the Baboons

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Chasing Groms

Baboon Boards brings you their latest freeride video, ‘Chasing Groms’. Filmed on a beautiful day in Cape Town, the Baboons had a fun session of filming and skating. Team Riders Nicky Taylor and Tom Jakins get chased down the hill by senior Baboon Alex Meyer with an epic soundtrack to accompany them. Sit back and enjoy.

Much love

the Baboons