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Roarockit is now represented in Quebec!

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Cest avec enthousiasme que Norah et Ted vous annoncent que Roarockit possède maintenant son représentant officiel au Québec; Ian Samoisette.
Ian est donc disponible afin d’offrir un support technique en français, de répondre aux questions relatives à votre commande, ainsi que pour vous guider dans l’élaboration et la mise en place d’un projet scolaire.
Ian est un enseignant du secondaire qui, depuis plusieurs années, guide ses étudiants dans un programme sophistiqué de construction de skateboards. Le résultat de son enseignement a généré une production de longboards de haute qualité.
Comme il enseigne durant la journée, la meilleure façon de rejoindre Ian est par courriel au : ian @ roarockit.com
Norah and Ted are stoked to announce that Ian Samoisette is now an Authorized Roarockit Representative in the region of Quebec! Ian is now available to introduce to offer French-speaking assistance for technical and ordering questions for your custom builds or how to teach skateboard building in class.Ian is a high school teacher, who for many years has been putting his students through a sophisticated skateboard building course. The results of his teaching have generated high quality longboard builds, as you can see for yourself.Best way to contact him as he teaches during the day, is by email: ian @ roarockit.com

BUILDER OF THE MONTH Chris ‘Burns’ Bennett

June 2011

CHAMPSTILES Chris ‘Burns’ Bennett

Professional Pyrographer & Champion of Stile

I got the chance to Hang out with Chris this past winter for an afternoon. What I saw amazed me. Not only is Chris into building boards but he is a prolific artist who nonstop burns custom designs on any piece of wood he can get his hands on.

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Welcome to the Ministry of Wood

We are posting information about independent skateboard builders on this site. Included are long board, street deck builders and a new Artists section. There is also an area that lists schools and youth groups that are running skateboard building programs.

If you are an independent builder or artist and would like to be included in this list, please email me with information about yourself, your website and your email address. Include some pictures of your decks, your builds and describe the building techniques you most often use. The process of building decks listed here is varied from two part molds to vacuum bagging. Show us your stuff!

We will also host a Builder of the Month on this site. Each month a featured skateboard builder is highlighted.

Ted Hunter

RED Longboard Builders

Yellow Streetdeck builders

Green School builders

Blue Artist

SKATEBOARD BUILDERS

For a list of independent skateboard builders click on one of the category’s above.

Pulse Longboards

PULSE LONGBOARDS

Scott McCallum, Will White

Christchurch, New Zealand

Pulse Longboards is made up of two kiwi blokes from the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand.

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Blacklock Longboards

Paul-Britman Rapai, Blacklock Longboards

Norah and I spent a Sunday with Paul on his family run farm which is located in Southern Ontario, Canada around Langton. We got to meet his wife, young son and two cats while we were there. We were treated to lunch, a walk around his woodworking shop and a look at his large stockpile of domestic woods.

Bryant Cooper

BC Longboards

Bryant Cooper

BC Longboards are located in Oklahoma City, OC. Bryant Cooper does bamboo like no one else and his graphics are amazing.

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Lisa Farrows

Lisa Farrows, Artist

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GET Longboards

GET Longboards, Tyler Finses

Tyler’s company GET Longboard will custom make a longboard for you. You can pick from a number of great shapes they have created.

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GNARNIA LONGBOARDS, Stewart Hodgins

My name is Stewart Hodgins. I started building longboards because I couldn’t afford to buy a store bought one.

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Ryan Snider, RS Skateboards

Builder of the Month, RS SKATEBOARDS Ryan Snider December 2010


Ryan Snider lives in Bixby Oklahoma and has a way with manipulating wood into one-off wonders. Meticulous does not come close to describing his fantastic talent for detail in both shape and function.

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HEISEFACTOR Brian Heise

HEISEFACTOR,  Brian Heise

Brian Heise is a board builder who lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. Have a look at the video he sent us. Great boards, great builder!

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RYED LONGBOARDS Rye Nienke

RYED LONGBOARDS

Ryed longboards is a small venture created in a basement in Windsor, CO September 2009 with my very first build. It’s a passion turned hobby, turned legitimate business opportunity.

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BOMBORA BOARDS Rob Defreitas

Builder of the Month November 2010

Bombora Boards, Rob DeFreitas

Rob DeFreitas from Bombora boards got into board building when he entered an Ontariolongboarding.com Grip Extravaganza contest hosted by Roarockit. He placed first and won the materials and tools to build his first board. Since then, his stylized wave logo has seen many a hill around Toronto, Ontario.

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Calgary Academy

Lanny Donde
Outdoor Education/Shop teacher
Calgary Academy
The shop is called CA Cycle but tuning and donating bikes is just a small part of what we do. My kids learn to tune skis and snowboards, they learn basic woodworking skills building birdhouses, they make furniture out of bike parts and skis, they build skateboards and customize logos for them, they string rackets and more…

 

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Joey Bidner Bohdana Boards

BUILDER OF THE MONTH  August 2010

BOHDANA BOARDS  Joey Bidner

I have known Joey for a number of years. My first introduction was when he came to Roarockit to learn about vacuum bagging. Joey lives in Ottawa Canada and  is well know in his community for organizing weekly skateboard events that bring local riders together.

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CR BOARDWORKS Dave Swantek

CR Boardworks

Dave Swantek

Great Logo, Great boards …. What more can I say!

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BALANCE LONGBOARDS Tom Henderson

BALANCE LONGBOARDS Tom Henderson

Focused on creating functional works of art that can be skated all day.

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DIMITRI KOMAROV

BUILDER OF THE MONTH July 2010

DKBL  Dmitri Komarov

Dmitri, better known as Dimm is our first featured builder. He lives in Montreal, Canada. He is an engineering student at Concordia University. And without a doubt Dimm has an obsession with building longboards.

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BOZ BOARDS

Michael has been our in house board builder at Roarockit for a number of years. The combination of his deck building talents and his graphic design background makes his decks very desirable.  Michael is a Graphic Design graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. His boards can be seen on the walls of Bustin Boards (New York), Longboard living (Toronto) and Roarockit Skateboard Company (Toronto).

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AMBITIOUS BOARDS

Kevin lives in Barrie Ontario Canada and is well known for building one off radial drop downhill race boards. Kevin is an avid racer and promoter of outlaw downhill races in the Barrie area. Kevin at times is an in house Roarockit builder and is represented by Longboard Living (Toronto, Canada)

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NIGHT SKATEBOARDS Everett McCord

It is great to be associated with the long board making community when there are individuals like Everett McCord….aka..TWITCH.  Everett’s homegrown company NIGHT SKATEBOARDS

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ERIKA FLETCHER

Erika Fletcher uses marquetry to enhance some great deck designs. She lives in Brighton UK.

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OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY

Craig Morrisson at the TDSB, teaches students at the Oasis Alternative Secondary School in Toronto Canada. Over the last number of years Craig has developed a great program called the Oasis Skateboard Factory.

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STOKED MENTORING

Founder Steve Larosiliere, along with Co-founder, Sal Masekela believed that the courage and perseverance needed to learn action sports would be an ideal way to teach those life skills to at –risk and disadvantaged youth.

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JATI BOARDS Aldrian Harjati

We are longboard builder located in Atlanta, GA.

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HEARTWOOD LONGBOARDS

I’ve attached a photo of riding , our workshop at university, and some boards that have been made.

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NASHAWTUCK LONGBOARDS

Nashawtuck Longboards is a small skater-owned longboard manufacturer in the Boston area.

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CINDRICH LONGBOARDS David Cindrich

To say the least, David Cindrich is a master at designing and building aluminium longboards and trucks.


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GREENSTREET LONGBOARDS

Here at GreenStreet we pride ourselves on maintaining a very organic & natural philos0phy to the construction of our decks,

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SKATE DECK CREATIONS

Skate Deck Creations (SDC) offers a completely hands on course that allows you the opportunity to make your very own skate or longboard deck.

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DOUBLE SAND DUNE CREATIONS

Jim Hotchkin lives in Lubbock, TX and builds boards for local riders.

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LONGBOARDS by FATBOY

One of the nicest guys you can meet. Norah from Roarockit spent some time with Fatboy a while back.  She is still talking about him!

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HOMEGROWN SKATEBOARDS Jesse Watson

HOMEGROWN SKATEBOARDS

I met Jesse while he was in Toronto at the Harbourfront Center. He was invited to do a talk about homegrown. . During his talk it was obvious Jesse is all about keeping it local.

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LONGBOARD COLLECTIVE

LONGBOARD COLLECTIVE Hanover High School

Being a teacher I was particularly interested in the Longboard Collective 4 day deckbuilding course. Their decks were built using solid wood, cut and shaped into beautiful cruisers. KevinLavign says the event will be run for a second year, this March. Their blog and website is full of great pictures and information about the build.

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