Saturday, May 26, 2018

Spoon Season

Shop rider and employee Dan Spooner cruised through Duluth this winter with Stephen Pestalozzi behind the lens.

 Dan's unique spot choices paired with his fun, laid back trick selection complement Stephen's approach to film making like milk complements chocolate chip cookies.   

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Festiversary Skate Session

On May 12th, 2018, Bent Paddle Brewing had its five year "Festiversary" celebration. We set up a skatepark and brought in some friends to celebrate our own anniversary, Damage The 13th. This is how it all went down... Film/Edit: Mike Rapaich.

The pop-up park in our back lot is always a good time.
The back of the shop got a facelift! David Moreira painted this mural the night before the big day. Check it out next time you're in the neighborhood.
This is how you film fisheye! Carter and Mike making plays.
Over 4,000 people attended Festiversary this year! Thanks to all who came out to support the shop and drink some great beer. Until next time.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Damage The 13th

On Monday, May 14th we celebrated 13 years of being in business, or as we like to say, "Damage The 13th." We threw together a lineup of tees, longsleeves, hoodies, mugs, and stickers with our new Damage The 13th inspired logos. Make sure to get decked out next time you're in the shop. Which one is your favorite?

WELCOME

 Summon something great with one of these new Welcome decks. Skateboarding is all about creativity and individuality. It is an art form and the board you ride should bewitch you. If this is how you feel about skateboarding - you're WELCOME. 


Monday, May 21, 2018

Atlantic Drift - Las Vegas

Apparently there's more to do in Vegas than gamble... The Atlantic Drift crew made their way to the desert for some skating under the hot sun.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Theories

Bright, fun graphics from Polar or something a little more subtle from Magenta? Decisions, decisions...

Friday, May 18, 2018

DELUXE SKATEBOARDS

We currently have over 200 skateboards in the shop! Here are some standouts from Real, Antihero, and Krooked.
 Book of Antihero
 Pick a size, any size...
 Get it straight, ride Krooked.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

CITY OF SKATE


City of Skate is a coalition of skaters, parents and allies whose mission is to design, develop and build world class skateparks for our Minnesota communities. They have helped initiate a five million dollar Minnesota State Wide Skatepark Grant Program that must be passed by our MN State legislature and Governor Mark Dayton this spring. You can help by contacting your local representatives TODAY. Tell them what skateboarding means to you and your friends and why investing in skateboarding will benefit your community. Act fast because a decision needs to be made soon. If this bill passes it will greatly benefit our local skate parks and the building of new parks in the area. Follow the link below for more information and to get involved. Don't forget to contact your local government officials. Your voice will be heard and every message counts.    http://www.cityofskate.org/news/2018/4/23/minnesota-skateboard-and-skatepark-supporters-now-is-the-time-to-get-politically-active

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Building Mural

We have another mural on our building! Local artist David Moreira hammered out this rad piece on the back of the shop this past weekend. He started painting on the rough, brick surface at 8pm Friday night and finished at 11am Saturday just in time for Festiversary. The mural depicts some familiar Duluth landmarks and even includes a mini ramp. Can you find it? Follow @skatradioh on Instagram for more of his work. 
Setting up the projector for a nighttime painting session!
Putting the final touches on the mural.
David with the finished product. Nice work dude! 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

DANNY WAY RELEASE DAY

Today is the day. DC is re-releasing the shoe that launched the company. Danny Way's "DW1" which first released in 1994 is back in super limited quantities. This shoe is available in less than 50 shops in North America. Part of DC's Heritage Collection, the DW1 was the very first DC shoe. 

Danny Way's first pro model shoe changed the way people thought about skateboarding footwear just as much as Danny changed skateboarding. Don't wait, get your pair today. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Etnies Album

We have hardcopies of Etnies full length video "Album" for only $6. Come grab yours today.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DANNY WAY'S FIRST PRO MODEL FOR DC

The shoe that officially launched DC shoes, Danny Way's "DW1" is being re-released on Saturday, May 12th as a part of DC's Heritage Collection. Get your hands on a pair of the very limited DW1's before it's too late. 


Danny Way's contributions to skateboarding are tremendous.   


First released in 1994, this shoe changed the way people thought about skateboarding footwear. If you missed out on the Lynx you definitely don't want to miss out on this one too...  

K-Walks

Who doesn't love a classic black/white Vans shoe? Kyle Walker's latest colorway doesn't disappoint.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Skate The Lake 2018

Help celebrate 13 years of DAMAGE and Bent Paddle's Festiversary this Saturday, May 12th at Skate The Lake! Everyone will meet near Beacon Pointe (2221 E Water St) at 1:00pm, roll to the Canal Park lighthouse, then to Festiversary. All forms of alternative transportation are welcome to join the cruise. There will be a skate demo in our back lot around 3:00 along with a raffle and plenty of Bent Paddle beer for the 21+ crowd. Participants will get a wristband for $15 off entry to Festiversary (you pay $10 instead of $25). Come out and celebrate with us!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Girl/Chocolate

Some really nice looking decks from Girl and Chocolate have made their way to the board wall. Pick your poison.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Last Chance at Lutsen

If you don't know what Lutsen Living is all about, get up there for their closing weekend, May 5th and 6th. Open 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, 10-12 runs open on Eagle Mountain, and $39 lift tickets. This is spring shredding at its best! Get some.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Gary Mini Ramp

As many of you know, the Gary mini ramp has been disassembled and transported to its new home near Spirit Mountain's Grand Ave chalet. Some of you might be wondering why this move was necessary. Before the future GND skate plaza can be built, a lot of dirt work must be done in that area, meaning the ramp cannot stay there. When it's all said and done, it will be resurfaced with brand new skatelite giving it a much needed facelift. Stay tuned for more details.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hell of a Paradise 2018 Video


Twenty-nine years ago, Gonz ollied the massive channel gap of the "Y-Ramp" and made history. They say history repeats itself, so Thrasher teamed up with Adidas and recreated the infamous ramp. Skateboarding legends Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, and Eric Dressen joined an all star list of pros to celebrate Gonz's 20th anniversary as an Adidas team rider. Hell of a Paradise seemed like heaven on earth if you ask me.