We're proud to add Mike Lynch to the LBS family! He's a great skater and an all around good person. If you've been to the Portland Skate Park you have definitely run into him. Mike will also be working a few stretches down at Woodward this summer. Welcome aboard!
Leading up to Go Skate Day 2018 we're raffling off a year of Vans Pro Skate. That's one brand new pair of Vans kicks every month for an entire year. ALL proceeds from the raffle tickets will go to the Portland Skate Park Expansion Project.
WHO: We'll make one drawing for the winning ticket. One lucky winner.
WHAT: Buy raffle tickets to win a new pair of Vans each month for an entire year. We're selling tickets for $1 each or $25 for a wingspan (which averages over 30 tickets).
WHERE: Only at Long's Board Shop. Grab some raffle tickets, fill out the back of your tickets with your name and phone #. We'll make the drawing on June 21, 2018 and call the winner.
WHY: Fundraising for the Portland Skate Park Expansion AND to make someone's day on June 21, 2018 - Go Skate Day.
WHEN: Raffle tickets will be sold starting Wednesday May 23rd when Long's Board Shop opens at 10 a.m. and will continue until Go Skate Day, Thursday June 21st.
NOT SO FINE PRINT: Winner will be drawn at random from all purchased raffle tickets and notified on June 21st and has one month to claim the prize, either by phone or in person. Tickets can only be purchased at Long's Board Shop. Once a winner has been notified, that person will come to Long's Board Shop at 333 Clark's Pond in South Portland each month to chose a new pair of Vans Pro Skate from what is in stock. This prize of free Vans for a year is non transferable - may not be given to another individual or exchanged for another item.
It really is that simple. Wood, metal, urethane... that's it. For all the hype, for all the trends, for all the opinions it is just the mix of three things. It's been those three things since i first stepped on one in the 1980's and it's still those three things in all the catalogs for next year's products from the manufacturing companies.
Attach urethane to wood via metal and you will never be bored ever again. The cracked asphalt of a rest stop parking lot during a road trip stretch break. The curb in front of your grandmother's house. A parking block under a light post in the middle of the night. Sure skateparks and ramps are fun but with or without them, next year some kid is going to discover skateboarding and it's going to change their life.
Warning: combining wood, metal, and urethane can cause an altered perception. Architecture suddenly takes on new perspectives and never looks the same again. Side effects include extreme bouts of creativity (sometimes lasting longer than four hours), personal insight, and occasionally a sense of accomplishment. Continue use at your own risk.
Wood, metal, urethane... three ingredients, unlimited possibilities.
LBS turns 6! Come join us on Sunday April 22nd to celebrate and also to participate in Element's Earth Day event. We'll have the ramps set up in the parking lot, run a sidewalk sale on stuff (including some shoes), and have our new collaboration deck with Element available (which will be contributing to kids getting to skate camp) (and use vegan friendly glues). Big thanks to everyone who's been a part of the shop over these last 6 years and to all those continuing to support us. We love what we do!
Here's a video edit of the Payson Park Rail Jam thanks to Molten Mice Media! Over $500 was raised that day towards the Portland Skatepark Expansion. Big thanks to Gnu Snowboards, Vans, Portland Pie, Capt'n Eli's, Portland Parks & Rec, and absolutely everyone who came out, threw down, and contributed! Fun day for the cause.