August is here and summer is dwindling fast, but we have about a month to take the most advantage of the warm weather and later days. Fortunately there is a ton of fun to be had in the lower mainland, in and around, Vancouver. // read more
After years of being a successful Toronto event, FUBU, an All-Womyn Longboarding Weekend event, has made its way to Vancouver. While never specifically “for men”, I am sure we can all agree, most of the longboard events are hosted and participated in by men and others take a back seat to their presence, intentional or not. Additionally, while these events might be open to all genders and skill levels, they are primarily “egalitarian” and not actually designed to welcome less experienced people and foster their time there at the event. Typically events are geared to a higher level of skill, whether or not they are competitive, and those with the most skills get to dominate the space. The FUBU events are geared to welcome not just womyn, but all skill levels, and there is a distinct tone of fun and friendliness that rarely exists in other event spaces.
We are stoked to for Vancouver’s first FUBU and hopeful for more to come in years ahead. Hope to see you there!
We are stoked to announce the next Highway Jam!!!!
Landyachtz Longboards Presents: FLATSPOT Highway Jam XIX
Some of our best jams have been Landy Jams. Remember the Hawgs Tracer Jam?! Or the Ramathorn release Jam?! or How about the LY Snowskate Highway Jam?! We have had some of the best times with the Eh Team. Despite sharing a city with each other, we only rarely have the pleasure of throwing these Highway Jams together. When we do, they are epic, you don’t want to miss this!
** Note the 8am meet-up time! We want to get as much skating in as we can! // read more
We met Fs Boards a couple years ago when they came out to the Attack of Danger Bay here on the west coast. Getting to know these dudes it was clear their passion for skateboarding was deep and they were doing it right and having all the fun. With their roots firmly planted and growing out of their Long Island, NY garages, they have a DIY mentality much like us and have bootstrapped the production of their designs into a well rounded, but tight, line up of American made boards. Not only are their boards well crafted, they come with some clean, simple designs that really make them as stylish as they are functional. Gerry Kreuder [The Chief] and his crew at Fs Boards Inc. have pour more and more of their life, heart, and soul into creating some incredibly quality boards for their friends and community. // read more
Paris Truck Co. joined us for the 18th Highway Jam a few weeks ago. We’ve been hosting Highway Jams for years now. Bringing the community together, we couldn’t be happier that the Paris Crew hopped on the bus for a full day of skating, pizza, ice cream and good times. We couldn’t have done it without the love and trust of Ryan Ricker and Paris Trucks, so thank you for making it happen to them!! <3 <3 // read more
Max Capps has been in the game for a long while as a top level skater but what most people don’t realize is that chopping boards got him into the game in the first place. Since the mid-2000’s, Max has tried to make the most out of every board by modifying them to have special functionality. Back in May, Max made a trip back to Vancouver for Danger Bay and stopped by Flatspot to chop a few boards while he was in town.
Max Capps has been in the game for a long while as a top level skater but what most people don’t realize is that chopping boards got him into the game in the first place. Since the mid-2000’s, Max has tried to make the most out of every board by modifying them to have special functionality.
Back in May while he was in British Columbia to race Danger Bay, Max made a trip back to Flatspot to chop up a few boards and we asked Tyler Topping to snap some photos and help us tell the story. // read more
If you didn’t already know, Bricin Stiker Lyons and Coast Longboarding have moved their head quarters to Nova Scotia and founded the Highlands Hostel and Church of Skatan on the Cabot Trail. Striker and family have moved east and are pouring everything they have into creating a new home for downhill in Canada, a museum of Coast Longboarding, and a place to stay and skate some of the best hills in the world for skaters everywhere.
Check out some of the apparel available to help fundraise and support the dream! // read more
The North Vancouver City Fest comes along every Spring and helps kick off the beginning of what is always a jam packed May for us. We couldn’t think of a better way to begin the season with City Fest and have been a part of the event since we opened the shop. Flatspot Farmer, Mischa Chandler, was in town to join us and took a few photos to highlight the day! // read more
Early in the spring we kicked off a new Yoga series here at Flatspot Longboard Shop thanks to the help of Unity From Within and Samantha James leading our sessions. The goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for our community to come practice and enjoy the benefits of yoga. We want to help create opportunities for better overall wellness and mindfulness in our community so we can all have more fun skating through the season. // read more