We launched four new graphics in our Sutsu Series collection. Check ’em out:
Sutsu 3 Reasons
Sutsu Can’t Skate
We’re so excited that it’s finally summertime, and we’re making it even better with three rad new graphics inspired by the best four months of the year.
The Lined Up is our beach-ready Bat Tail. It’s got an extended wheelbase so you can carve through high-speed turns with no wheel bite, but we love it ’cause it’s no fuss and is perfect for just cruising around.
The Paddle Out is our newest drop-through and our signature bamboo-maple hybrid makes this board the perfect blend of flex and strength. Slap some of our Blur wheels on this beauty and she’ll become your #1.
The Nirvana is the classic Pintail cruiser you never knew you needed, but trust us, you do.
We’re throwing in FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the contiguous USA on any order over $65! So cruise to the beach, bomb some hills, do what you want, and always enjoy the sunny days and summer nights.
This week I’ve missed out on some pretty amazing events that have happened. Clash at Clairemont, Damn Am, high ollie contest, and next the OG Fest. I wish I could have been at all of these but when life gives you lemons…you have lemons, unless you would like to make lemonade…However, it’s awesome to be apart of these, even if I can’t physically be there though. I am hoping that very soon, I will have a plane ticket in hand and making my happy way to California to meet everyone and attend a future event!
Side note: Today, I was offered a management position at the Oakley store that I currently work at and I just can’t pass it up! My plan was to move out to California after I graduate but that might have to be on hold for the time being. I believe this opportunity will help me go farther in the company. You have to start at the bottom to get to the top and that is exactly what I’m doing. I’m young; I have a long life ahead of me to move out West and see the world.
Bamboo mail update: still waiting patiently for my longboard, deck and stickers. Hoping this next week they will be under my feet! 🙂
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas A. Edison
Week 3 everyone!!!! Time is going by really fast, I can’t believe it. In three more weeks I will be graduating college, and continuing my career in action sports. Until then, I’ll be stressing out getting my portfolio pieces together for my show and working, working, working my two other jobs and the Bamboo internship. I honestly have no idea how I am doing all of these things at once. I guess it’s because I’ve always been a busy bee. This week has been a challenge. Since I do not currently live in California, I am missing some pretty exciting stuff going on with the other interns such as visiting skate parks and hanging out with everyone else….but I can’t let that get me down! I put in my order for a longboard and will be receiving that, plus a deck soon in the mail so I can’t wait to be shredding on my new Boo and spreading the culture to other skaters out there. We finally got our Hookit Athlete list this week as well, which was so exciting! A tad bit confusing, but we’re all learning. After I contacted all of my athletes, the next morning when I checked the messages, I was so stoked when some of them replied. It’s really awesome talking with these kids and seeing what all they have been up to in the past few months. One athlete was telling me how excited he is to purchase a new deck soon, and all the tricks he has been learning. It really makes you think how happy these kids are and how passionate they are as well about skating. Talking to them for just one day made me look at life differently. To take a step back and don’t stress about things that I can’t fix, but to live life and enjoy it! I can’t wait to see what the next few weeks hold with Hookit and the athletes that I am a part of.
Bambooskies! Hello, we are now at the end of week 2and my my my things have been Bambooming (see what I did there?)…Bad joke. One thing for sure is that I feel a tad bit less stressed than the previous week, however I’m sure that will change soon enough!
This week I feel like I’m starting to get on the right track and ‘skate’ around easier through all of the files that we deal with on a daily basis here at Bamboo. Since I am part of the marketing team, I have also gotten the opportunity to design some things to post which is always exciting when you get over 100 ‘likes’ on something that you made, which also benefits everyone else as well! Week 2 moving on, I have also came to terms with living on Pacific Time when I’m living in Ohio…Crazy I know.
During week 2, I learned about a very important aspect in business called Lean Six Sigma. When Geoff mentioned this approach, I honestly had no idea what he was talking about. After our chat, I decided to learn more about this Six Sigmajigger he mentioned, and this is what I learned.
Lean Six Sigma:
When we talk about getting lean it is usually in regards to losing excess weight and strengthening a new body that is lighter and capable of doing more in an efficient way. The same principle applies when Lean Six Sigma methods are applied to business operations in the area of business management strategies. Simply put, this process is all about cost reduction and increased profits.
“A management approach for problem solving and process improvement based on a combination of the different tools of Six Sigma Manufacturing.”
Six Sigma Goals
Anyhow, I can’t wait for the next few weeks to come by so I can continue learning and also soon enough get a deck or two sent to me here in Ohio, so I can officially go out into the world and spread the Bamboo pride with an actual board!
Until week 3 guys!
This is just the beginning of an amazing experience, and I am beyond stoked to be a part of the class 16 group of interns…however; instead of being in California with most of my class, I am stuck in Ohio working remotely. My plans are still up in the air for now of when I will be moving out to California, but I am hoping it is as soon as possible. In the meantime, I am currently in my last quarter of school and will graduate from The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati in June with a BA in fashion marketing and management. Wait, back up…fashion? Yes, I have always had a love for fashion, music, art, and culture, but I have also found my real niche in activewear and my calling in action sports. In high school I started wakeboarding and soon enough, snowboarding, which has lead me here as an intern with Bamboo Skateboards!
I found this internship on an up and coming action sports careers website called Super Rad. Three weeks before I became an intern for Bamboo, I was constantly staying up until 3a.m. researching job posts because 1. I am a very determined person, and 2. I want to be in the action sports industry…like, yesterday.
So anyways, I found Bamboo’s internship post and I was automatically pumped after researching and learning more about the company. This program is literally one-of-a-kind. The in-depth experience, the culture, and the knowledge that we are going to gain from this is unreal! I am looking forward to learning more about the industry so I can take as much as possible with me into the real world.
Today, we are slowly coming towards the end of the first week and it has been a crazy ride so far. There is so much information to take in and keep up with, but one thing is for sure. I have met (not technically ‘met’, but you know what I mean) so many awesome people and have learned some valuable life
lessons. I am so grateful to be a part of this experience and I am excited to see what is next for Bamboo Skateboards, our class, and to be able to look back and see how much I have grown as a person after this!
“Today is the start of a new adventure. New challenges to face, new memories to make, and new obstacles to overcome.” -Nishan Panwar
Check out this song that’s going to keep me motivated to move out West!
Well, ladies and gents, this internship is moving right along and its really an eye opener. Seriously, I have been looking at details more than I ever have and organizing my time….well trying to anyways. Normally, we get free range of our blogs and what we would like to share with our readers. Hence, all the goofy pictures of me on my boards. You know what? Being in the action sport industry as an intern, isn’t all skateboards and competitions, it a lot of business. I can say that I have learned a lot about business in a short amount of time.
Firstly, I am learning to receive constructive feedback. Lets be honest, no one wants to be told that they are wrong. Since we are being honest, I used to have this bad. Ugh, my pride would get me into SO much trouble!! You couldn’t tell me anything! Needless to say, I was humbled over and over again until that pride thing was broken. Now, I’m not saying that it doesn’t make a cameo every now and again. The difference is, is that I don’t let it win. Business is something that is fairly new to me. You have to have a very thick skin to be in business and sometimes you will be given feedback that you don’t want to hear. Believe me, I know!
Ultimately, the feedback isn’t intended to make you cry or upset you but it does. The trick is to turn it into something positive. Take that feedback and implement it into your life or your career. It will make you a better person and employee if you let it. But of course, you have to let it.
Overall this internship is a learning experience that can be applied to my life. This is new territory, new industry and responsibilities. I am surrounded by intelligent, focused people who are very efficient and love what they do. I love it! It challenges me to step up to the plate and chart this uncharted territory. I’m stoked on it!! I live in a very small town where the stars are insanely bright but not everyone is reaching for them. I want to reach for them, I am reaching for them. I am motivated and driven to do the best that I can to become a better person and a better employee. BambooSk8 is an amazing company and I will do everything i can to spread the word about what they stand for.
This week in the cold I caught up on some Netflix….. oh yea, they DO have shark week….STOKED!!
and….made a new friend……
Hello all! My name is Jessi, and I am very excited about being apart of BambooSk8’s 12th internship class. I grew up in beautiful Encinitas California. I am also fortunate to have spent most of my childhood and summers in Jackson Hole Wyoming. So I have had a lot of diversity when it comes to outdoor activities. I LOVE to fish, camp, snowboard, swim and travel. I actually just spend a week in Cabo San Lucas with some pretty awesome friends…
Anyway…The question of the year seems to be what do you do now that you are out of college? To which I answer, I supplement my surgical consulting job with an internship at Bamboosk8. Then I am usually hit with, “Why an internship?” Well….let me tell you. Having just graduated from Cal State San Marcos (WOOHOOO) I needed a job! However, if you aren’t aware by now, obtaining a super awesome 9-5 that can pay your bills has seemingly joined the ranks of mythical creatures by being IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! Even though my resume is pretty solid from years of hard work to put myself through college, it is a bit scattered. This didn’t help my job-hunt. So, I thought that finding a credible internship where I can get actual experience and help fine-tune my resume is just what I needed.
I found the internship opportunity online at Malakye. Before I applied I looked over their website and found what I was looking for. I wasn’t going to be filing documents and taking out the trash like normal internships can consist of. I was actually going to be apart of projects! Setting and reaching goals, and creating a track record! And lets face it…being able to track your progress and prove that you did something is just what is needed these days to get you ahead in this 2012 rat race.
So. Once I got the internship I started my orientation week. I felt that I was back in college! There are numerous deadlines that I will be accounted for. Documents due every week, and weekly meetings to make sure I can still keep my head above water. But let me tell you!!! I couldn’t be happier! I’m meeting awesome people, getting awesome life lessons, and living my life post college!
Here are some photo’s of my recent trip to Cabo.