5 brand new eco longboards – 39″ square tail, 42″ double-kick and 44″ pintail; also offered with no graphics or logo transfers – check out the “shop” page for all the details. All longboards are clear gripped. Completes will be available soon – also with Randal Trucks, Abec 7 bearings, Khiro Risers and BambooSK8 20% corn wheels. We dare you to compare our sustainable bamboo decks against the green competition!
Archive for October, 2010
BambooSK8 Unveils the Latest in Environmentally Friendly Skateboards at THE KI event
SAN DIEGO, October 21, 2010 – BambooSK8, a leading developer of eco-friendly, bamboo constructed skateboard decks, today announced that the company will be a featured partner at THE KI (key) event on San Francisco’s historic and proposed self-sufficient Treasure Island, October 22-24th.
BambooSK8 will be setting up a series of ramps built amongst a myriad of BambooDNA art installations while providing skate demonstrations throughout the weekend. Guests will have the chance to touch and feel the amazing quality of the bamboo skateboards and longboards and meet some of the pro skaters, including guests from Mostic.
BambooSK8 is releasing a series of new longboards ranging from a 39” square tail to a 42” double-kick to a 44” pintail. Furthermore, their innovative 65mm custom wheels are made from 20% corn; reducing the dependency on traditional 100% urethane. Another forward-thinking activity by this revolutionary company! Also, 4 new short board graphics will be released along with 2 brand new decks; a 7”x28” kid’s board and a 10”x31” old-school pool deck shape for pool skaters.
THE KI embraces the smart-living lifestyle of innovation, creativity, technology and sustainability. Established as a platform to present the latest in advanced thinking and smart-living, THE KI will join some of the world’s most innovative brands, designers, thinkers, leaders and influencers to share the future of better living.
“The world is changing and responsibility to the environment has become a top concern for us across the board as it should for most leaders, said Geoff Koboldt, president and owner of BambooSK8. Tens of millions of maple trees are ripped down yearly to make skateboards after taking 40-50 years to mature. We pride ourselves as being innovators in eco-skateboard deck design while reducing our impact on the environment by using bamboo, a grass that easily regenerates in 3-4 years.
BambooSK8 decks are not only ‘green’ and environmentally friendly but extremely durable and field tested around the world. BambooSK8 creates extremely light weight bamboo boards that are significantly stronger than maple decks. Furthermore, the process allows the molecular fibers of the bamboo to be pressed under intense pressure creating supreme stiffness and resilience within the deck. The combination of these features creates a highly responsive deck with a long lasting pop resulting in less skateboards going into landfills. Towards that end, many decks are recycled and reused in various art projects including those found at Burningman.
BambooSK8, a bamboo provider to the skateboard industry is breaking new ground (without hurting the environment) with a patent-protected process involving a truly sustainable eco/green source: bamboo. BambooSK8 is a superior choice for the high-impact, active skateboarding warrior who wants to be at the forefront of a true revolution. Bamboosk8 is headquartered in Oceanside, CA and has collectively over 50 years in action sports. For more information, please visit www.bamboosk8.com.
About THE KI www.theki.net
BambooSK8 was proud to support the Standup for Skateparks program helping to fund skateparks in low income areas, as well as areas where cities don’t have the budget to promote skateboarding. This was our 3rd year supporting Tony Hawk. Not only did we provide the $350 donation (only 800 tickets are offered) but we gave 4 bamboo skateboards to be auctioned off for the charity at both the Beverly Hills event and the Las Vegas event at the Wynn Hotel. We were very proud to see our decks get auctioned for hundreds of dollars!!! This event in Beverly Hills was on October 17th at Billionaire Ron Burkles Green Acres Estate. Ron actually lets them put in a half pipe and tear up his finely manicured lawn all in the name of charity. Numerous celebrities and pro skaters were on hand – despite the pouring drizzly rain, everyone still had a blast. Highlight for me was seeing Janes Addiction who always put on a stellar show. Perry was hilarious as he told the kids in the audience, “You don’t want to grow up like us. You want to be like Tony Hawk. We’re just his crazy friends. I’m the crazy uncle.” The crowd just laughed! Then Perry say’s, “I’m sorry for the profanity kids. This next song is about “whores”.” ahah! Dave Navarro was with his gorgeous new 18 year old girlfriend and while the chemistry of the band isn’t cohesive, Dave still smiled and shredded some serious notes out of his Paul Reed Smith guitar. For those of you that are too young, Perry Farrell of Janes Addiction was the brains behind the “Lollapalooza” festival back in 1991. Perry, who I’ve seen many times over the years at various events was kind enough to autograph the set list for me. Other major celebrities included soccer star David Beckham, who had all the girls going goo goo ga ga. Mark Wahlber was another highlight to see as I’m a big fan of his acting. He was like, “Make it fast kid.” when I asked for a photo. It always sucks to bother these people when they are with their kids and family, but they all handle the fame well, so long as one is respectful. Due to the rain, the 1/2 pipe wasn’t ridden for very long nor were the tricks really stretched but for sure Tony Hawk was whipping out some Mctwists and doing triple aerials with Matt Hoffman on his freestyle bike. Matt hasn’t ridden in a few years due to a severe injury after a car accident. It was awesome to see him riding again, as I remember riding near him in Grand Blanc, Michigan for the 2 Hip King of Vert back in 89 when we were 15. Damn, where does the time go? Anyhow, hope you enjoy the photos! Again, we are very honored to contribute to the Standup for Skateparks charity!
BambooSK8 supported the Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Fair…
http://www.bamboosk8.com/interns/2010/10/whoa-whoa-whoa-its-already-week-6/ - intern Kaila’s review and photos
http://www.bamboosk8.com/interns/2010/09/the-future-of-surfing-3/ - intern Jamies review and photos
http://www.bamboosk8.com/interns/2010/10/bamboooo-bombed/ - intern Nika’s photos and review