SoCal Sessions wrote a cool article about our company and some of the things that we have planned. Check it out: http://www.socalsessions.com/bamboo-skateboards/
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This week, Governor Brown signed Bill SB-270. This law prohibits California grocery stores from putting customers’ goods into single-use plastic bags.
The goal is to reduce plastic waste in oceans and waterways the cost millions to clean up. According to Surfrider Foundation, plastic pollution is the most common type of marine litter worldwide.
Recently, there have been a few cool companies doing innovative things to help reduce this problem. Check out The People’s Movement and Mafia Bags, two rad accessory companies turning plastic products in shoes and bags. And of course always support Rerip, our friends working hard to keep plastic surfboards out of landfills.
October is Rise Above Plastic Month. Check out Surfrider Foundation for a list of beach cleanups and other ways that you can help to solve this growing problem.
With the Clash at Clairemont right around the corner, we wanted to keep you all posted about the ins-and-outs of the event. We’ll be there showcasing some of our new boards, but we’re also excited to be presenting our new Bamboo x Grind For Life collab skateboard deck!
The deck features a vinyl record, inspired by one of this year’s music headliners, Mixmaster Mike. GFL has traditionally featured a rad blend of music and skating.
Grind For Life (the charity benefitting from the Clash) works to help cancer patients and their families that have to travel far to get the treatment they need. GFL ‘s efforts not only provide assistance for patients getting to doctors and hospitals, but also educate, encourage and inspire these people and their families throughout their cancer recovery.
There’s nothing better we like better than working with good people towards some great causes. Come check out our booth and our new GFL boards at the Clash! Roll green and destroy cancer!
Those of you who know Oceanside know that it’s the capital of vintage car culture. We might be an eco-friendly skate company but we’re willing to admit our weakness for cool cars, and there’s nothing better than a little skate-inspired mod.
Check out this cool project that a few of our interns worked on: The Bamboo Skateboards Wheel Shift Knob. You can do it too. You’ll want to find out if your shift knob is removable and what the thread size is.
First thing is removing your current shift knob. Most manual shift knobs should be and some automatics can be removed. We worked on a 2014 Scion tC with an automatic transmission.
Second step is putting a nut on the shifter to keep the wheel from sliding to the bottom. You’ll need a socket wrench with an attachment long enough to put the nut on. Put it down far enough to accommodate the wheel.
Third step is simply putting the wheel on there. We kept the bearings in for a better fit around the shifter.
Finally just screw on another nut on top to keep it all in place.
It’s our favorite time year here in Oceanside, and to celebrate the best four months of the year, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the contiguous U.S.A on any order over $65. Add one of our sweet t-shirts, grab a roll of grip tape, or stock up on some hardware. HAPPY SUMMER!
Our friend, Nick Mancini over at GoPro and his buddy Cooper Morton, made this sweet edit with his GoPro Hero3 with a few of his Bamboo Skateboard decks at a park up in Pacific, CA. The Sutsu Geometricity and All Aboard decks were featured, with a few others bamboo decks in Nick’s quiver in his trunk, Slash & Diamond. Music is “Mouth Full of Diamonds” by Phantogram.
Happy Earth Day! Here is a list of some rad eco-conscious companies that are helping to make a difference in the action sports industry.
Not too far from our office in Oceanside is Rerip, a small Solana Beach based non-profit dedicated to keeping surfboards out of landfills by promoting and organizing various recycling programs. If you want to know more, here’s a video by the Rerip ladies themselves.
Sk8Groen brought the ‘Boo to The Netherlands and help us spread the word about the importance of moving towards a more sustainable future. If you’re ever near Wijchen, you gotta give them a call; they’ll hook you up with a board and show you all the local skate spots.
House of Marley is driven by the principles of superior quality, earth-friendliness, and a commitment to global charitable causes. They make awesome headphones and audio systems that make music an experience for you, and they use the proceeds to make lives better all around the world. These guys know what life is about, and we think it’s rad that they work so hard to make it better for everyone.
I Ride I Recycle – created by Art of Board – is the first-ever skateboard recycling movement dedicated to leading the charge for sustainability in the skateboard industry. They work to motivate skateboard shops, manufacturers, action sports companies and individual riders to do the right thing, and keep wood waste out of landfills by re-using broken decks to create some super rad artwork. If you’re hungry and hangin’ out in SoCal, check out Art of Board’s work at the new Bull Taco in Encinitas!
For those of us that have spent any time at the beach or in the ocean, we know that plastic pollution sucks. The People’s Movement makes eco conscious clothing (check out their shoes!) that use upcycled plastic bags taken from beaches. The company gives a portion of sales to 5 Gyres, a non-profit that is dedicated to stopping plastic pollution.
Pura Vida was born from a trip to Costa Rica where two Southern California friends fell in love with the country, the people, and the Pura Vida lifestyle. Local Costa Rican jewelers uniquely craft each and every bracelet to express the greatness of the Pura Vida lifestyle and the respect they have for our planet. This small company continues to give back in a huge way by not only providing jobs for Costa Rican artisans, but also by supporting charitable causes that work for everything from the protection of our oceans to cancer research.
This Portland, OR, company recycles skateboards into everything from jewelry to coasters to iPhone cases. As founder Lindsay Jo Holmes says, “With such amazing art and talent that is put into the graphics and production of a skateboard deck, they deserve way more than to sit in a landfill after they’ve been skated.” We agree!
The gold standard in environmental accountability and transparency, Patagonia is driven by the idea that love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. They make top quality gear for active people, and donate time, services and at least 1% of sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world.
There’s nothing better than an après skate/surf cold one! This Colorado company is a leader in environmental sustainability in the beer biz. A member of 1% for the planet, NBB gives 1% of its sales to environmental charities. Roll Green & Drink Green!
We’re super stoked to share with you a short film sent to us by one of our customers. We’ve posted the trailer below. Check it out and come back later this year when the full film is released to find out where you can watch it!
Treaven Mitchell is a skateboarder from Jackson, TN. After losing his father, a combat Marine vet, he keeps living life, himself now a husband and father. He continues to skate out of the remnants of a bond that was formed while running his skate shop inside his father’s locksmith shop.
As many of you know, over the years we’ve partnered with Sutsu. The UK brand has printed some pretty sick graphics on our bamboo decks, selling them in the UK and building up a good following of bamboo riders.
We were lucky enough to distribute the Sutsu designs here in North America. Some of their boards have been among our best sellers.
We’ve heard that Sutsu is closing shop. Sad to hear for such a great group of guys but we’re excited about their next adventures and we’ll keep you updated.
In the meantime, we have a limited amount of Sutsu decks left. Get em now – graphics like those won’t last long.