We are very excited to be releasing our Cords & Flies 5 panel. It is the first cut and sew product we have ever made and we couldn’t be happier with the results. This 5 panel is 100% skateboarder made through every process. Starting with the design of the pattern by our Talented friend Nicky Gaston, It was then hand screened by my self (Andy Drennan). I then hand branded each leather patch for the front. After this was done we Sent it down to Brian Downey (Check his insta @falconbowse to see more of his work) who sewed it all together. All of these things together mean a one of a kind hat. There are only 50 being produced and once they are gone they are gone. Because of the nature of these project we are not able to guarantee the exact color you want but we will do our best to match it. Please state desired color in the special instructions field during checkout. This is only a pre-order. Expect 3-4 weeks for delivery.
Today marks 3 years in business for us over here at Inspectrum Skateboards. We want to say thanks to everyone who has supported us over the last few years. We couldnt have done it with out you. It really does make a difference when you buy from the little guy. A special thanks goes out to our team as well. Here is a little montage of footy we have put out over the last few years.
I’ve been receiving a lot of sponsor me videos lately and while I appreciate the interest I get the feeling a lot of you have know Idea what your doing. Here is a few do’s and don’ts. Following this in no way guarantees that you will get sponsored but it definitely won’t hurt.
Look at the current team. Watch their footage. Take a good honest look at your own footage and skating. If you feel your skating is on par with the current teams then send your footage in. If not be patient and take the time to progress. Sponsorship is not a race. If its going to happen it will happen.
Do not send your throw away footy. The point of sending a sponsor me video is to show your best stuff. By doing this you are saying to the person watching the video: You’re not worth my time. Here is my kind of ok footy. Why would you not send your best stuff? If you don’t have your best stuff, wait till you do. Labeling your footy as throwaway can only hurt you.
This has been said time and time again yet I still see it. Do not send skatepark footy unless you are skating tranny. There is a kid in every town across the country feebling his skatepark handrail. It in no way makes you stand out.
Understand that sponsorship is a two way street. The company does not exist to give you free stuff. They will expect things in return. It is basically a job and you have to do the work to get paid.
Do not use a trick more than once. What I mean by this is if you hardflip a 7 stair and you hardflip a 10 stair, only use the 10 stair one. If you hardflipped a 10 stair the viewer will assume that you can hardflip a 7 stair. This makes showing both pointless.
The length of the video is important. Not to short and not to long. Sending in only 10 seconds of footy shows nothing of your skill. I would say around 2 minutes is a good length. This is in no way set in stone. If you have 5 minutes of absolutely mind blowing footy then by all means send it. If you don’t have at least a minute wait until you do. Do not rush just to send something in. This accomplishes nothing.
Last but not least, enjoy yourself. Do not make your skateboarding about getting sponsored. When someone truly enjoys what they do it shows in their work. Sponsorship is not the end all be all of skateboarding. Have fun and do it for yourself.
I leave you with Everen’s sponsor me video that led to him eventually getting on Mystery.
Pretty solid weekend. Built a parking block ledge for the skaters of Bakersfield. Hopefully it lasts long enough for people to get to skate it. If you do skate this thing we want to see it! hash tag #inspectrumparkinblocks on Instagram or share a youtube video on our facebook for a chance to win some goodies!
Been slacking on posting anything for a while. Working on changing that. Keep an I out for updates to this site and the store in the near future. For now here is Inspectrums newest rider Adam Estrada’s Shred it card.