This week on Skateboard Shopping with The Body features his own brand, Shaqueefa. It's an extra special one with a special guest and a special unveiling.
If you're from Tampa, Shaqueefa Threads needs no introduction. If you're not from Tampa, it likely still doesn't need an introduction. Scotty Conley aka The Body started Shaqueefa in 2003 and has since been screening the logo on thrift store gold he finds. If you're at a Contest, look for his special presses made for the homies like Ishod Wair and Grant Taylor using custom vintage shirts with a carefully chosen relevance to their hometown. Grant Taylor was wearing a Shaqueefa shirt personally made for him on the last cover of Thrasher that he was on. It's a bright future for these ass cheeks and we're hyped to be partnered up with them at The Boardr!
This week Scotty The Body briefs you on AYC, where it came from in skateboarding, and some of the new drapes coming through The Boardr Store. Pick them all up right here online with immediate shipping or IRL at 4611 North Hale Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614. We're still on bankers hours at 11am to 6pm weekdays, but that will be changing and expanding soon.
In case you haven't see the social networks, Big Al is out here sending nails and screws into the planks building a new skateboard playground contraption for The Boardr TF. Maybe you'll be by for a session when we're done? We'll let you know.
The Body is back this week with a new episode of Skateboard Shopping, this time with our friends at Dekline. Dekline Footwear is as near and dear to us as their Team Manager,Mike Sinclair, a regular associate of all things The Boardr does. Sometimes I think The Body is the East Coast Mike Sinclair. Check out his Dekline presentation for you here.
The crew of skateboarders over at Dekline has over a decade in making shoes for us to shred. With a team like Aaron Jaws Homoki, Nick Merlino, Blake Carpenter, and more, Dekline has you covered on footwear from jumping off buildings down to balancing tech on two wheels. We're hyped to have them in The Boardr Store with them being one of the last 100% skateboarder run shoe companies of today.
Empire and The Boardr have partnered up to bring back Canada's top am skateboarding skateboarding Contest. It's September 12 - 14, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Registration is going on right now and you know who to email. Yep, hit me up at Rob@TheBoardr.com and I'll take care of you. This one's in Montreal at Le Taz, that place with the super good DIY in the back. Check the street course and more info below, including Empire's always raging nightlife and daylife shindigs associated with the event. Cue the Canada jokes, eh, the entire crew from The Boardr will see you there. Oh, and recarding the "Paid" part, the purse at this one is $20k!
Let's take two trips down memory lane, one short and one long.
These days almost any postcard you get is a surprise. Today we got an above average surprise when this one from Gonz showed up in the mail. We'll put this one on the wall along with the Christmas gift. Pretty amazing that he correctly spelled The Boardr incorrectly!
Stephen takes photos for Focus Magazine and recently stopped by the shop to apply his unique view through the lens. Thanks for the photos, Stephen. We're here at The Boardr Store weekdays from 11am to 6pm and online all the time, of course.