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
While Tuesday Techslide Sessions never died off in winter, the longer, dryer, warmer nights of spring have brought a resurgence of skaters out to the spot to have some fun. Sure we call it Techslide, but truely the session is open to soft and hard wheels and skaters of all age and skill level. A regular weekly session at the same spot makes for a reliable place for skaters to gather and meet to work on skills of all kinds, including some extremely talented locals who frequent the gathering. // read more
It seems Vancouver is not the only city in our local area working out the details of a new skate park. With Vancouver Plaza under fire with new developments in the area, New Westminister’s Queensborough Park is in the midst of debating their new home and it now seems the City of North Vancouver (home of our beloved City Fest) is now going to redevelop the Lonsdale Skate Park and is looking for feedback. // read more
It’s a dark and dreary Saturday here in Vancouver and the shop couldn’t be quieter. That’s not a complaint, I’m actually stoked to have a bit of time to rip through some photos from a previous wet weekend and post up a few favorites. // read more