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BAMBOOSK8 SETS SIGHTS ON WORLD EXPANSION
Oceanside, April 13th, 2012: BambooSK8, the top sustainable skateboard company on the planet plans to expand its customer base significantly by supplying skateboards to customers of Bambootility.com, with a reach of over 70 countries. President and owner Geoff Koboldt said, “We are excited to form another strategic alliance with a bamboo media company that is furthering the advancement of bamboo as an alternative resource in the production of a myriad of products around the world.” The collaboration of BambooSK8 and Bambootility, will allow them to join the ranks and sell their product next to some of the most celebrated and coveted bamboo companies in the world.
Sharing similar missions it’s no wonder these two companies would join forces to deliver an amazing product to the consumers. BambooSK8 is well known for specializing in making high quality skateboards from sustainable bamboo. They produce an incredible product that is lighter and stronger on average than traditional maple skateboards. With such an outstanding product, high level of customer satisfaction and positive image, it’s no wonder they have been chosen to promote sustainability to an intrigued global audience.
BambooSK8 has made a name for themselves by promoting and educating others on the wonderful benefits of living a “green” lifestyle, beyond just selling a sustainable product. The company regularly donates a portion of their deck sales to charitable organizations that range from the National Wildlife Association to The American Red Cross to Grind for Life to Standup For Skateparks to Musicares, as well as donating 1 skateboard for every 100 sold.
Bambootility Media is an online global eco media, entertainment, and consulting company who sells bamboo products to over 70 countries around the world, in hopes to, bring bamboo products to a broader audience. They also provide bamboo consulting in areas such as climate, industrial design, architecture, packaging, health & nutrition, and more.
Oceanside, California’s BambooSK8 is an ecological skateboard brand and manufacturer of high quality skateboards made from sustainable bamboo from managed forests. They are social entrepreneurs who believe that giving back to their communities is as equally important as profits. They service core shops, brands and individuals around the globe while providing a solidified partnership and unique experience with each. They have been a part of action sports and skateboarding our whole lives and now passionately hope to inspire others to take actionable steps towards our preserving our natural environment.
If you would like to learn more about BambooSK8, please contact:
Geoff Koboldt- President
We recently had one of our Midwest interns head over to check out the skateboard action at 3rd lair’s Southern Slaughter event in Minnesota. 3rd Lair has done a great job over the years holding a ton of events including the King of Groms for young skaters (groms, termites). Congrats to our buddy Yasha who took 2nd place. Yasha is a level 3 Eco Tribe skater on Hookit.com for BambooSK8 and skated our OWL&Cat deck.
Due to the holiday break, our offices will be closed from December 24th to January 2nd. Please get all your orders in now before 3pm on the 23rd. All orders after that we will ship on Monday, January 2nd. Wishing you all seasons greetings from all of us at BambooSK8 – thank you for choosing us for your skateboards needs. Happy 2012!!!
BambooSk8 was proud to help out for the 4th straight year by donating goods and $ donation to the Standup for Skateparks charity event in Beverly Hills at billionaire Ron Burkle’s green acres estate. I know, you are all asking – who the hell is Ron Burkle? If you ever shopped at Ralph’s food stores, then there’s one connection. How about owning a piece of the Pittsburgh Penguins or owning 20% of Barnes and Noble; there’s more! Anyhow, lucky for Tony Hawk that Ron provides his humble abode to let Tony invite 850 guests at a price of $400 donation each to mingle with celebrities (if you are lucky or brave) like actor Mark Wahlberg or mega producer Jon Favreau or UFC champion Chuck Lidell or rockstar Perry Farrel of Janes Addiction, watch some live music by the Black Keys (yet, literally 20 feet in front of you on a tiny little stage), watch some amazing skating on the vert ramp (amazing that they are allowed to bring the massive ramp and tear up Ron’s yard) with Shaun White, Tony Hawk, Mitchie Brusco, Bucky Lasek, as well as bmx freestyle by Matt Hoffman, get a ton of free shit from a variety of vendors (t-mobile, art of board, dub, nixon, birdhouse, pinks, wahoo’s, best buy, etc.), chat with pro skaters like Mike Vallely, Jamie Thomas, Kevin Stab, etc., and a ton more…. The live auctions this year were off the hook with autographed guitars by Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, Rancid, Janes Addiction and the coolest one that Geoff bid on and won = the 1950′s Fender Telecaster toured with and autographed by all members of Green Day. Other auction items included a tricked out Ford Explorer that went for over $40k, a customized triumph motorcycle by Roland Sands that went for $30k, a ton of autographed pro skateboards (paul rodriguez, nyjay houston, ryan scheckler and shaun white) completely framed by sk8ology, as well as the opportunity to get your own pro skateboard made by Tony Hawk’s team for $250. Our BambooSK8 skate board autographed by the band CHERRI BOMB on Hollywood Records went for $70 the last bid we saw, but hopefully more. Needless to say, despite the down economy, things were looking up for charity this year as people reached deep into their pockets. We can all feel good about helping to get skateparks built in low income, at-risk neighborhoods throughout this great country of ours. The foundation has helped 405 parks get build already in 49 states; Connecticut is the only one remaining.
Message recieved: May.14.2011 at 10:52:32::
Contact’s Name: Cody Jay
What size deck? 7.75
What style of skater are you (street, vert, pool, freestyle)? street and freestyle
How much do you weigh? 120
How was the POP in comparison to other decks? i rode my friends and i liked it compared to normal decks
Did the POP help you get higher air for your tricks? yes
How was the razer tail? good
Did you experience any pressure cracks? no
How long did the deck last? i dont know it wasnt mine but im about to buy one of yours
How was the performance overall? i really liked it
Would you give a thumbs up to these decks? If not, Why? yes
Will you be purchasing another BambooSK8 deck? about to
Where did you hear about BambooSK8? by friend
Message recieved: May.08.2011 at 1:28:18::
Contact’s Name: Michael Kieth Channel
Location: La Veta
What size deck? 7.75
What style of skater are you (street, vert, pool, freestyle)? to be honest i dont know yet, i’m still in the learning stage.
How much do you weigh? 120 ibs
How was the POP in comparison to other decks? the pop is way better then an average maple deck
Did the POP help you get higher air for your tricks? yes it did, as a matter of fact its hard to skate any other deck other than a bamboo deck
How was the razer tail? its ok..not great, might want to make it a little thicker
Did you experience any pressure cracks? i do have cracks in it, the bamboo is slowly peeling off the board
How long did the deck last? around a year, year and a half
How was the performance overall? great, my board was 10x lighter then any of my friends boards who bought maple boards
Would you give a thumbs up to these decks? If not, Why? i would definity give a thumbs up, i think we need to have more bamboo boards instead of maple decks
Will you be purchasing another BambooSK8 deck? yes i will,
Where did you hear about BambooSK8? i found them myself out of my own curiousity.
Message recieved: April.26.2011 at 6:14:15::
Contact’s Name: Andres
Location: Okinawa, Japan
What size deck? 8
What style of skater are you (street, vert, pool, freestyle)? Street.
How much do you weigh? 120 lbs.
How was the POP in comparison to other decks? It lasted so much longer, as a matter of fact, it never lost its pop. The board sounded crisp until the day it snapped.
Did the POP help you get higher air for your tricks? Yeah it helped when I needed to ollie onto a high ledge to perform my grinds or rwhen I was doing a trick over something.
How was the razer tail? My board didn’t razor tail at.
Did you experience any pressure cracks? No I did not.
How long did the deck last? 4 months and some change.
How was the performance overall? Amazing, after skating this deck, all of the other companies felt like Wal-Mart boards.
Would you give a thumbs up to these decks? If not, Why? Yes!!
Will you be purchasing another BambooSK8 deck? Yeah! When I get some money.
Where did you hear about BambooSK8? Hookit.com and Friends who use these decks.
For all of you Canadians, check out BambooSK8 at S&J… for all your Bamboo longboards and short decks.
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We ship daily to stores and dealers across Canada, and weekly to the United States. Distributing your brand with S & J Sales means retailers across Canada will have access to your products quickly and on a regular basis.
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The advantages of distributing with S & J Sales include next day ground shipping to most of our accounts, an average 24 hour order turn around time, warranty service on every product we sell, comprehensive company advertising in many print and web publications, and National, Regional and Local level promotional support staff on hand to assist you with any questions or issues.
Message recieved: November.01.2010 at 2:42:18::
Contact’s Name: Adrian Raul
Location: Hill City, South Dakota
What size deck? 8.0
What style of skater are you (street, vert, pool, freestyle)? Street
How much do you weigh? 155lbs
How was the POP in comparison to other decks? In my opinion, I thought the pop was alot better than most decks i tried… You could definitely tell the difference.
Did the POP help you get higher air for your tricks? Yeah for sure. my tricks all and all are bigger
How was the razer tail? Well I noticed that it did’nt get as bad as fast as most decks.. which was really good cause it keeps your tricks popin good…
Did you experience any pressure cracks? after a long while. But it held up really good.
How long did the deck last? THis deck lasted me a long time apposed form maple decks. but my favorite part is that it felt like a new deck the whole time! it did’nt get weakened and flimsy quite as fast.
How was the performance overall? All and all i was really impressed with the performance of the deck.. It stayed stiff, feeling like a new deck, the for a long time. The pop on the deck took some getting used to, but once i got it down it was killer. Definitely my new favorite deck. The flip was really good. It wasn’t to much nor was it not enough, it was perfect! I was completely satisfied with the perfomance of this deck overall.
Would you give a thumbs up to these decks? If not, Why? Dude, I’d give two!
Will you be purchasing another BambooSK8 deck? Ohh yeah for sure for sure.
Where did you hear about BambooSK8? From the hookit site.
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
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!
We are expecting our new batch of bamboo skateboard decks to be ready around June 30th. We will have tons of stock on 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25 and 8.5″ decks, as well as our brand new locker decks. Also, we will have brand new bamboosk8 high-quality wheels made with corn. Yes, it’s an eco revolution as we now displace some of the traditional urethane! Soy wheels –> Corn wheels! We’ll be using Randall Trucks on our longboards – can’t get any better than that!!! New eco-friendly t-shirts in a multitude of designs are also being developed. We apologize for running low on inventory this month – sales are booming beyond what we predicted; thank you to all who have purchased and continue to purchase. We can’t do this without you!!
Every day, we receive feedback from fans on our bamboo skateboard decks who submit their feedback via our online dealer feedback form: http://www.bamboosk8.com/dealers/dealers-feedback.php
Here’s an example from 4/24:
What style and level of skater skated the deck? Street skater and intermediate
How was the POP? The pop was excellent! I popped my highest ollie on the Bamboo deck.
How was the razer tail? The tail has not shedded a layer yet.
How long did the deck last? I am currently skating the same deck after 3 weeks.
How was the performance overall? Overall the deck is great and I am performing tricks I could barely land on a maple deck.
Would you give a thumbs up to these decks? If not, Why? Yes!
Here’s another example from 4/23:
What style and level of skater skated the deck? Well, I’m a decent street skater, and a pretty tough ramp skater. I skate mostly stairs and ledges, steering away from rails.
How was the POP? The pop was…well…weird. It’s hard to explain. Let’s just say, Bamboo gives POP a whole new meaning. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to maple…
How was the razer tail? The razor tail was not bad at all. I broke my bamboo deck before I could get too bad of razor tail.
How long did the deck last? Actually, the deck itself outlasted my spitfire classics…so as you can imagine, these boards stand the test of shred
How was the performance overall? I’m an avid skater, and you can’t really tell, being that it was a bamboosk8 blank (you couldn’t see the scratch marks on the bottom). The only wear you could see were some scuff marks and a little razor tail. I usually get major razor tail, scratched up graphic, and chipped everywhere…but with bamboo, everything is peaceful.
Would you give a thumbs up to these decks? If not, Why? I want you to imagine the episode of “MINUTE TO WIN IT”, where the guy had to stack three golf balls on top of each other…Remember how many divits and dimples the golf balls had? That many thumbs up. =]
Check out these awesome art skate clocks from our friend Ando over at search+resQ. Some of these were done on bamboo decks.
Visit the sk8 store… new 70% bamboo skateboard decks are finally ready and they are selling like hot cakes!! These have incredible strength (over 400 psi) + tons of Pop. Each deck bought online gets you 20 free music downloads. Loopd Eco Tribe skaters all get a discount with their coupon code + grip tape + stickers + zine + music downloads.
Check out the new $2 million skateboard park in Venice Beach, CA (home of Dogtown z boys). We stopped by last week to check out the progress; it’s looking great!!
Time to get those bamboo skateboards prepared for Dogtown 2010!!!!!