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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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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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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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Design, Events

Flatspot X No Future Orcas Island Adventure

Flatspot Longboard Shop has teamed up with No Future Skateboards to throw a little get together at Orcas Island Skatepark June 30th to July 2nd.

As Mercado puts it in his poster, it’s a 100% no pressure, skating, camping, fishing and drinking. We’ll see!

I threw together a series of insta images for Flatspot to help promote the event:

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Design, Events

FlatBack SpotSwitch Go Skate Day Adventure!

Switchback Longboards and Flatspot Longboards are teaming up for a FlatBack SpotSwitch Go Skate Day Adventure! I’ll be ripping around with Mischa from Flatspot and Luke Melo and a rag tag crew in Bussy all day.

We’re meeting at Flatspot in the morning and will be posting spots as we’re headed to them for anyone who wants to meet up.

In celebration of the event, I helped throw together a poster and some images for insta… Continue reading

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Photos

Playing with Gifs – Mischa Chandler at Kensington

Mischa’s fun to take photos with and happy to let me shoot. I wasn’t intending to make gifs when I took these, so I have a few other photos to post, but I’m trying to play with photos not just shoot and edit, so here’s this.

I found two easy tutorials for making gifs in photoshop CS5: Basic Gif and one for adding kind of fade in / fade out effect to “smooth the gif out. I think both have their place, but made one of each of two different photo sets just to compare.

I met Mischa at Flatspot Shop and we headed out to Kensington Skatepark. Mischa took a couple laps of the stairs for me while I stood in the bowl. Here’s the gif no fade effect:

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with the fade effect:

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Sometimes things don’t go your way, good thing Mischa was wearing a helmet. I didn’t keep shooting when he went down, it was a thud, you get the idea. Fortunately, he’s was all good.

No fade effect:

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With fade:

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