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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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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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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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UBC Skatepark Spring Session


Played skateboards with Mischa Chandler, Aidan Lynds¬†and Mike Slota at the UBC Skatepark a few weeks back. Snapped some pics with a Canon T3i, 10-22 lens, Canon speedlite and an LED spot. These usually just hit insta so I thought I’d post some here for a change.

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