Category Archives: Builders of the Month

Monthly featured builders.

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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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.

Lisa Farrows

Lisa Farrows, Artist

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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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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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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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