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Vote for Flatspot Longboard Shop: Small Business BC Awards 2016

Flatspot Longboard Shop is now 3 years old! We missed out on the Small Business BC Awards by only a small margin last year and are hoping to score a win this time around. Your vote helps!

Mischa Chandler, Founder and Managing Partner of Flatspot, is both a friend and now we’re partners. After working with Flatspot as a consultant in their first two years, I have now joined on to support them as a partner as I believe a strong local shop makes for an even stronger community.

Please have a look at the Small Business BC Awards currently under way. If you agree, please show Flatspot your support. Skateboard retail is really about skateboard community and Mischa and Flatspot put it first as part of operating the shop.

To vote for our Community Impact CLICK HERE

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Career, In The News

Skate[Slate] President Interview with Thane Mag

Gbemi is still putting out some the best interviews with his blogs All Around Skate and Thane Magazine. I’m not just saying that because I have had a few interviews with him now, but because he consistently and without thanks is creating content focused on simply just being stoked on skating.

Check the link for the full interview.

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Events, Photos

Skate[Slate]’s Jon Huey in Vancouver with Flatspot

Jon Huey is one of the talented people I get to work with at Skate[Slate]. Jon came up to Vancouver to stay with me and work on the magazine and spent some time at Flatspot Longboards and out in the community while he was here.

I’m personally stoked on this shot he got of me at the Parkade Session we joined in on. Check the article Jon posted on Skate[Slate].com for more photos and his story. Parkades happen weekly in Vancouver and are a staple of our regular community fun here in town. If you want to find out more, it’s open and inviting, but you gotta come find out how to join in person at Flatspot and we can connect you.

A little switch fun at one of my favourite spots. Photo Jon Huey

A little switch fun at one of my favourite spots. Photo Jon Huey

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Career, In The News

Joining the Skate[Slate] Team

After a hiatus from formal employment and a focus on local shops, events and the community at large, I’m stoked to announce that I have joined forces with Skate[Slate] and will be helping lead and learn with an incredibly talented team. Post link: http://www.skateslate.com/blog/2015/02/06/les-robertson-joins-skateslate-president/

Checking out the latest issue at Flatspot Longboard Shop. Photo Aidan Lynds

Checking out the latest issue at Flatspot Longboard Shop. Photo Aidan Lynds

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Kamloops, British Colombia opened the World’s First Longboard Park and I had the pleasure of being there thanks to Switchback Longboards and the #SwitchbackAnimals. I swapped runs with Aidan Lynds to cover the filming and he put together the edit.

Check the original CFB-TV News report here: http://www.cfjctv.com/video/OCT20_LONGBOARD.m4v

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Small Business BC Awards: Vote for Flatspot Longboard Shop

Flatspot Longboard Shop has recently celebrated their 2 year anniversary and is looking forward to an even stronger future. Mischa Chandler, Founder and Managing Partner of Flatspot, is both a friend and a mentee. While I was Team Manger for Rayne Longboards and Vicious Griptape, Mischa was one of my sponsored team riders and his overflowing brain of wonderful thoughts helped lead us into a more defined mentor/mentee relationship when Mischa approached me about opening Flatspot.

Please have a look at the Small Business BC Awards currently under way. If you agree, please show Flatspot your support. Skateboard retail is really about skateboard community. The shops work on stiff margins with heavy competition from USA online retail and Mischa has been killing it here in BC.

To vote for our Community Impact CLICK HERE

To vote for Premiers People’s Choice (ie. if you like us) CLICK HERE

(Yes you are allowed to vote for us for both categories!)

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