BINGO at The Boardr Match Ups

We're putting all the individual match ups for the later rounds in the industry game of SKATE we had here at The Boardr. We called it BINGO at The Boardr where letters worked opposite from SKATE, so the first old guy with BINGO wins.

Round 3, Group 1: Andy Beaumarchais vs Jason Rothmeyer

Date
12/19/2014
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Rob Meronek
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The Boardr Live 2014 Stats: 4,000+ Skateboarder Profiles

The Boardr Live is our live and instant scoring software that is used at most of the skateboarding events we run. Zumiez, Vans, adidas, Cowtown, and other friends in the industry also use it to make their events run smooth and integrate with live TV and web broadcasts. I dove into the numbers to get some end of the year stats on the 4,000+ skater profiles that were created and/or updated. We've got pros, ams, and "former pros" in our database which throws the pro/am percentage total off a bit, FYI.

Date
12/19/2014
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Rob Meronek
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10 Options for a Reborn Skateboarder

We hope you never quit in the first place, but if you're one of the "I used to skate" types, we understand. Life can stop the roll - from spouses to jobs to kids to oversized belly growth, things can stack against the good times on the wood and wheels. We have found that many of you are rediscovering it later in life and have put together a list of things you might be interested as the old school skateboarder and older one returning to skateboarding. Welcome back!

1: Powell Peralta Per Welinder Street Classic Reissue Deck, Color: Green

If you've been out of the skateboarding industry loop for a long time, you might not know that after freestyling died, the freestylers took over the industry. I remember when this board first came out when Per was crossing over from super skinny freestyle deck to 'street' board like everyone else was doing in the late 80's and early 90's. A great plank to get back on wheels with when you're 40+.

Buy Now: $80.00

2: Powell Peralta Ray Barbee Classic Reissue Deck, Color: Red

Even today, Ray remains one of the smoothest in style on a board. These days he's also killing in the music scene. Powell's reissue of Ray's OG board is a perfect route to reissue your youth to yourself. Get pushing on it, kid.

Buy Now: $80.00

3: 3D Bear T Shirt, Color: Black

Maybe back when you were in the thick of skateboarding consuming your whole life, it was when Brian Anderson rode for Girl, or maybe even way back when it was Toy Machine. These days, Brian has started his own company, 3D, with a nod to some history in skateboard graphics. You recognize this one? When you bust back into the scene with your throwbank plank, your gear should be on point, too. This 3D Bear shirt is the right mix of old and new just like your trick selection is going to be.

Buy Now: $20.00

4: 3D Gnar Chompers Rails

Lots of old uncool things are now cool again in skateboarding. No complys and bonelesses as far as tricks, and rails as far as accessories. You can mount these in your big comeback and feel as good as you did as a kid.

Buy Now: $13.00

5: OJ III Wheels Figgy Psychedelic Freakouts Wheels, Color: Blue, Black Swirl

OJ is back and pouring urethane for both old school boards and modern wheels like these Figgy's here. Maybe OJ never went away? I'm not sure, but these days with everything old being new again, they're definitely rolling more than usual. Your big skateboard personal grand re-opening is really starting to shape up to be just like when you fell out of love with it way back then, huh? Rekindle those flames with yet another modern and throwback mix on these OJ 53mm's here.

Buy Now: $32.00

6: Bones Bearings Reds Bearings

Bearings haven't changed. Just get the Reds.

Buy Now: $18.00

7: Tired Helmet Deck

You won't know Tired if you're just coming back into skateboarding, but since everything old is new, you shouldn't be surprised that there's a company specifically targeted to old guys. It's pure comedy since Brad Staba is behind the whole thing. Skip the old school reissue and go with the Tired Helmet deck and you'll be in the company of fellow old dudes trying to stop the sand aka youth from falling through their fingers.

Buy Now: $55.00

8: Independent Stage 11 Forged Titanium Trucks, Color: Black

Trucks haven't changed much and Indy carves and slashes circles around the rest, but one thing that has come around in recent years is titanium trucks. You need all the help you can get for getting back off the ground. Fight gravity with these Independent Forged Titanium trucks.

Buy Now: $78.00

9: Bones Brigade Lance Mountain Future Primitive Reissue Deck, Color: Blue

Back on the reissue thing, this Lance Mountain reissue may rekindle nightmares of Bonite. Don't worry, there's no sucky black tar paper in these Lance decks in 2015. They're pure seven layers like skateboards have been and stayed all these years.

Buy Now: $100.00

10: Bones Brigade Lance Mountain Future Primitive Sticker, Color: Assorted

While you're on the reissue kick, you have to get stickers of course. Put them on your mom's car again even through she's like 70. You'll both feel young again when she finds them and remembers the days of you doing that as a kid. Thanks for taking a tour down memory lane at The Boardr Store with us. We can help you anytime with your triumphant return to the wood and wheels. Email questions to help@theboardr.com.

Buy Now: $1.00
Date
12/18/2014
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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Date
12/17/2014
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Rob Meronek
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BINGO at The Boardr, The Dekline Premiere, and Tampa's Big Weekend

While much of the industry is in town, we had a few things of our own going on including an industry game of SKATE we called BINGO at The Boardr. We also showed the Dekline True Blue video and watched some of Tampa Am, too. I've got a few photos from all that and HiDefJoe has the video recap.

Date
12/13/2014
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Rob Meronek
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A BBQ at the Dream Driveway

While everyone's in town for Tampa Am, we have a little gathering at the Dream Driveway where we BBQ and shred. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and good luck to everyone skating this weekend in the contest. I've got a few photos and HiDefJoe has the video recap.

Date
12/10/2014
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Rob Meronek
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Gift Ideas for the Homeless Skateboarder

The Boardr Skateboard Store for Homeless Skaters

Bob and I in The Boardr Store were thinking about how to make it easier for you to shop by making product packs with certain themes. I was recently in San Francisco in the Haight Street neighborhood which led to the idea of catering to the homeless skateboarder. These days, homeless certainly doesn't mean poor, as we find more and more of our friends choosing to live this way. We got you with these recent additions to The Boardr Store:

  • Of course, you need to keep warm, and a wrap like the Creature Spirit Shroud Fleece Blanket is going to keep you correct on the streets.
  • Sip your sauce by the barrel fire in this Diamond Brilliant Flask.
  • For proper street survival, you need a lid called the Ruff And Ready Bucket Hat. Official, welcome to The Boardr Store.
  • When your fellow street bums creep, make them get their own Creature blanket with these HUF X Thrasher Nunchaku to scare them off.
  • When your cardboard sign that says, "I just need a beer" actually works, frighten your donator by whipping out the HUF Butterfly Bottle Opener for a cheap thrill.
  • If you want to feel unhomeless for a brief period, use Upper Cut Deluxe Goat's Milk Soap in the fountain.
  • It seems like everyone's pushing a Welcome deck these days, whether you have an address or not. The Welcome Wolfgod On Wormtail Deck might resemble what you look like after being homeless for a month or so. Consider it your pro model.
  • All those trust fund bums in SF got all the latest gadgets and you should, too. Keep them charged with one of the last remaining free things on Earth: sunlight. The Bohnam Conquest Solar USB Charger will keep you connected so you can buy all this gear at The Boardr Store with $1 shipping. Wait, where do we ship it to? Damn. By the time you read this, someone will have already figured out how to bottle sunlight and charge two bucks for it anyway. Thanks for shopping with us at The Boardr Store.
Date
12/9/2014
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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Nike SB Demo with Grant Taylor, Justin Brock, Ishod Wair in Tampa

HiDefJoe and all of us at The Boardr watched Tampa Am in our hometown this weekend. It was nice to watch without having any work to do. Joe did point his lens a bit, though. Check out some of the ripping skateboarding that went down and how Jagger ended up winning it. Congrats again, Jagger!

Date
12/9/2014
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Rob Meronek
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How Jereme Knibbs Won the Popular Vote at Tampa Am 2014

Damnnnn, Jereme! Would the fakie flip have done it? Check his third run in the Finals at Tampa Am 2014 here. We could not be more hyped on Jereme repping for Tampa and The Boardr this weekend. UPDATE: Congrats Jagger Eaton for winning this year.

Date
12/7/2014
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Rob Meronek
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5-0 Laser Flip Out!?! Damn, Trey!

Ever seen laser beams shooting out of a 5-0? Damn! Trey and the ATL crew stopped by The Boardr today for some lunchtime shred.

Date
12/4/2014
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Rob Meronek
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