BambooSK8′s Jeff Wright performs his amazing new trick the “Wright Air” at the ASR Action Sports Retail show in San Diego. How’s that for a skateboarding trick of the day?
Archive for August, 2010
We are finally done with our first bamboo longboard completes (31.5″ x 9.25″ w/ bat tail) which will feature black or silver Randal Trucks (150mm/RII), Khiro Risers, Abec 7 bearings, 1 1/4″ hardware and our own high-quality custom BambooSK8 wheels made from 20% corn/urethane; pushing the limits of environmental consciousness!!! These will be available in the store very soon as blank or graphic “Octobomb” and a natural top or striped. $5 of every deck sold will benefit the National Wildlife Fund to help clean up the Gulf Oil spill. Limited runs so the pricing is set at $140/complete – the best price you will find around on any bamboo longboard. Those who are first to purchase will win prize packages from RockStar energy included in their shipment.
Check out our Octobomb video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF5ETuQW8GI
We recently had a fellow Eco Tribe skater whose family is dealing with a mom who has pancreatic cancer and therefore, can’t afford a skateboard. We said, “We’ll put in $5 to start…who else wants to chip in?” Graciously, we started receiving $1 bills in the mail from other skateboarders and families. It truly touched our spirit and here is an example of one kids motivational letter… GOD bless all that are contributing!!
If you are a professional graphic artist with a creative flair for understanding what sells on decks while invoking our own eco sense and natural use of bamboo… then email our contact form with a link to your art. We are in need of some longboard art most importantly at this time but always welcome ideas on short decks. We are looking for those who can do pencil-sketch, tattoo-styled, polynesian, hawaiin tiki, fine-line, etc. We’re looking more than just a piece of art but someone who can encompass the natural beauty of our bamboo decks and utilize the bamboo within the art itself. Individual artists only – no commercial services please!!! All artists will be compensated fairly, get proper name credit, etc.
BambooSk8‘s Mark and Andrew were invited to a private invite-only Sambazon event at a sweet warehouse in downtown San Diego on Tuesday. It was put on to launch Sambazon’s “Warrior up” viral marketing campaign highlighting several athletes and business owners who represent or own companies working towards helping the environment or less fortunate people, a few of these companies are: Buster Biofuels, Keep-a-Breast foundation, Surfrider foundation, waves for water. Guests included surfer Rob Machado, pro skaters Bob Burnquist and Buster Halterman. Read more at http://sambazon.com/ Thank you NP for the hookup! I can say that I drink the Sambazon Acai juice religiously; good stuff and good for you!! Who wants to be an Eco Tribe warrior??
We had an awesome 5 days at the Maloof Money Cup. For those of you who were there – you most likely saw us at the KICKER booth sharing some space and selling our awesome bamboo decks. It is always great to look around and see bamboo skateboard decks being carried by excited skaters and there were tons of them; thank you to those who purchased and thank you to KICKER for being so kind!
http://www.bamboosk8.com/interns/2010/08/why-hello-again/ - check out photos and blog from intern Daniel
http://www.bamboosk8.com/interns/2010/08/maloof-cup/ – check out photos and a blog from intern Jen
http://www.fuel.tv/MaloofMoneyCup - fuel tv correspondence
On Sunday morning, around 12:15am, one of our employees was skating through Oceanside minding his own business when a cop stopped him for no reason. When asked if he had been drinking, he said “yes”, although he had only had a few drinks. At that point the cop became a total jerk, despite our buddy being only a few blocks from his house. He was then arrested and held for the night until we could pick him up around 1pm; 12 hours later. I guess “SKATEBOARDING IS A CRIME” in Oceanside. What’s really funny is that the cop wrote “skateboard – bamboo”. AWESOME!
BambooSK8 will be at the Maloof Money Cup at the Orange County Fair in the KICKER booth from Wednesday-Sunday this week.
BambooSK8 will be at the US OPEN in Huntington Beach this weekend.
BambooSK8 will be walking around the ASR crossroads trade show next Saturday 14th.
BambooSK8 will be at the VANS Warped Tour in San Diego on the 10th and Pomona on the 11th. Stop by the CONCRETE WAVE booth.