Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Outsiders - Capita

The Outsiders from Capita is built for those who love to 
cruise around the resort and rip around the park.
It's maple dual core is built for durability and control while the double carbon beams add liveliness and response. This ripper also features Capita's wax infused enduro base for maximum speed with low maintenance.

Giants Ridge

Owen and the crew at Giants Ridge have been 
working hard to bring you 3 different parks!!
Put it on your list of places to hit this year.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Numbers Edition

Numbers decks and clothing are now available!
From the minds of Koston and Mariano, ask about it.

Death Lens.

Fully stocked with Death Lens fisheyes.
Including Samsung and iPhone!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Union - Ultra FC

The Lamborghini of bindings.
The Union Ultra FC is made with Forged Carbon bringing you the ultimate mix between lightweight and durability.
A binding with great response, built for those who 
love to go fast and lay into turns.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

RIFT / / / TEARS *

For your Saturday enjoyment.


Mitts from Degenerati are designed for you to stay warmer and to keep you shredding longer.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The SuperForce.

Based off of your staple Union - Force binding, the Superforce comes with upgrades in both straps giving you a locked down and secure fit.
Did I mention it's only available at select shops?

Ask about this binding next time you're in the shop.

Nike Dunk Low.

The release of the Ishod Wair Dunk Low 
from Nike SB is just a week away!

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Minnesota has a really cool skateboard scene.
Here's another flick coming out of the Minneapolis area from Dana Ross.

Grab a copy for just $14.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Flux Jacket - DC

The Flux Jacket from DC features a tailored fit for a street inspired look you can take to the hill.
Tech features:
- 40g insulated fill
- quilted taffeta lining
- DWR treated

A warm and stylish jacket at only $140!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


A ripper you should watch for.

Method Mag

The latest Method Mag has landed..
Did I mention it's FREE?!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Stepchild - Mai Tai

Just enough camber to remind you how good a proper ollie feels.
The Mai Tai from Stepchild is a "Good Wood" Winner at only $390.


This looks like fun.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


This is all of the footage you didn't see in 
Pete Spooner's new flick INSANO.
Copies are available at the shop for just $10!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Union - DK

The Danny Kass Union is pretty Rad Man.

PUBLIC - Therapy

A must have for the quiver.
The new Therapy from This is Public.
Only 2 left!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

DC - Lynx

The Lynx from DC features an aggressive flex for great response.
One to try on when searching for your next boot.


A snowboarding must have!

Thursday, January 19, 2017


New footwear filtering through on the daily.
Nike Dunk High

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1817 x ThirtyTwo

Only a couple pairs left...
The 1817 inspired Lashed from ThirtyTwo.
Stay Spooky.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Honalee.

A true camber crusher.
The Honalee from The Interior Plain Project.
Ask about it next time you're in the shop.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Union Team

They're baaaaaaack!
Get yours while you can!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Spring footwear.

A couple of new looks from ADIDAS.
Silas Vulc ADV - $69.95
Busenitz Vulc ADV- $69.95

Ovan Goggles.

Goggles based on the creative style of Minnesota man Bjorn Leines.
Ovan is now available at Damage Boardshop.
-Rapid Adaptive Design (R.A.D.) allowing you to change your lenses in seconds.
-Optically true cylindrical lens with 274˚ wide view

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ninja Suit.

The best base layer in the game.
The Ninja Suit from Airblaster has a 350 degree waist zip for easy bathroom access, 
thumb gussets, and is quipped with a hood.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


The newest from Common Apparel.
Keep those hands warm for just $45!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Skate Premiere.

This Friday, January 13th at Prove Collective!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kazu Pro Model

The Kazu Pro-model from Capita is an all mountain killer.
Pressed at the Mothership and equipped with the Panda core with bamboo rods, the Omega Mark 2 speed base, and a Dynaweave Fiberglass with Engineered Carbon Arcs... 
Combined give you the perfect balance for carving around and stomping big $h*+.

Monday, January 9, 2017


A film by Pete Spooner.
Always a must.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Damage Coozie Hoody.

Spoonbaby found himself a new hoody!
A slimmed down, longer fit with some key ingredients.
Grab one today for only $60.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Frost River x Damage

A full buckskin mitt for your everyday durable 
needs and hand crafted right here in Duluth, MN.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Filmer Spotlight: Mike Rapaich

From his work in Charisma, Charismatic, ISM, Male Talent... The list goes on!
Mike Rapaich has been the man looking through the lens of Duluth skateboarding.
We caught up with him for a few words.
Photo by: Dane Gagnon

Name: Mike Rapaich

Birthday: December 11, 1991

How'd you get started?

I was always aware of and interested in the cinematography of skateboarding videos whenever I would watch them. After trying filming a few times with some friends using my family camera, I knew this was something I wanted to keep doing and progress at. It was so much fun! I wasn't really progressing with my skating as quickly as my friends were and being a filmer sounded more appealing to me. So in 2008, I bought a cheap Sony Handycam and a crappy fisheye off Ebay to get myself started. Filming has stuck with me ever since and it brings me more and more joy every time I do it. There's nothing like bringing home a batch of footage that you've filmed that you can put music to and experiment with. Filming can be more fun for me than skating itself sometimes.

What's your thought process when thinking about how to film a shot?

When filming a shot I always try to film each one different than the last. Looking at the environment is the most important part when figuring out a shot, in my opinion. After that, you can consider applying zoom, framing, panning, and movement to the environment.

Photo by: Lloyd Fisher

You've made several videos, any inspiration behind that?

I don't have any particular inspiration really.
Everything the skateboarding world has to offer inspires me!

vx or hvx?


Photo by: Lloyd Fisher

What's your most memorable kick-outs?

I've had too many to have a favorite, but the St. Luke's lady was a pretty good one. Stephen got his trick right as she was screaming at the top of her lungs for us to get out ha ha. I've been ID'ed by officers downtown for skating countless times. They've all been pretty cool about it. Parking enforcers and Clean and Safe people have freaked out on us a few times. I've also had a few times where the person kicking us out is stoked on skating. That's always nice to encounter!

Blondes or Brunettes?


Dome or handies?


Photo by: Dane Gagnon

Have you ever taken a trip to film skateboarding outside of MN?

    I've flown to Los Angeles twice to film and both times were amazing. Filming at Venice beach on my first trip in 2013 was one of the most memorable moments I've ever had. I can't even describe the feeling of going to all of the famous skate spots I saw in videos growing up and getting to skate/film at them. It was a dream come true. Oh yeah, and the burritos in LA are phenomenal. When it's summer in Minnesota, I'll take an occasional trip down to Minneapolis to film. There's nothing like watching a Minneapolis video by Chris Burt or Pete Spooner to get ya psyched on the Twin Cities spots!

Video you'd watch again and again?

Globe Opinion

What's your favorite edit you've made?

Probably the Spring Sprung edit from 2014

Who has the most on camera freak-outs?

Kyle Walczak

What else besides skateboarding and filming?

running, fishing, food, work, house

Some advice to the younger generation or any aspiring filmer..

Have fun and make friends! Come up with your own ideas and stick to em'.

Any projects you're working on or future planned projects??



Everyone at and associated with Damage Boardshop and The Encounter. Taylor Kline at Prove Gallery and anyone that I've ever filmed/skated with. I cherish every relationship and there's just too many people to mention. You guys know who you are!


Give Mike a follow via Instagram @mikerapaich and also be sure to subscribe 
to his YouTube channel where you can dig back in the 
archives to watch some of his first edits as well as keep up on the latest.

Here's the latest edit from Mike featuring The Carter Building, 
The Encounter, and a whole lot your favorite Duluth rippers.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mini Shred

Ollie is a ripper.
At just 5 years young, he's getting his park laps in!
Rome Snowboards has him kitted with the Mini Shred 
board ($180), boots ($130), and bindings ($90).

All available at Damage Boardshop.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Numbers Edition, a brand created by 
Eric Koston and Guy Mariano, is now available.
Welcome to Damage.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Socks Socks Socks

Cold weather and warm socks go hand in hand...
Or maybe feet in feet??
Wick away moisture and keep your feet warm 
with some freshies from Stance, Volcom, 32, and more!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Adidas Matchcourt High RX

A shoe to match(court) his outspoken persona.
The Na-Kel Smith Matchcourt High RX from Adidas is now available.

- $74.95 -

Shop Jackets.

New Shield Zip-Up Jackets worn by the boss are now available.
Only $55!