Dirty Grip

We went skating and filmed online gambling it.

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Interview on the Shetler Show with Anthony Shetler

Anthony Shetler was kind enough to have me on his podcast to talk about Owning a small skateboard brand and skateboarding in General.  Check it out here:

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Our Hooked up Collection is now live!

Our hooked up collection is now live in our Online store!


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Best of Instagram 2014

Here is our best of instagram for 2014!

Also we are running a mystery box special in our online store.  Get to random hats and one board for $60 with free shipping!  This offer wont last long so get it while you can!


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You don’t know me you don’t like me…

Buck Owens was a Bakersfield legend.  This graphic is our little tribute to him.  Check out the song that inspired the graphic here.  The lyric “You don’t know me you don’t like me but can you walk the streets of Bakersfield?” is so rad.  The shirt is now available in our online store.



We also have a new addition in our headwear department.  Our Fish Don’t Kill My Vibe hats are now available in our online store as well.  These hats are made of soft corduroy and I would say they’re the best hats we’ve made yet!


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Skate Etiquette…

We’ve all had that friend or possibly been the guy who lands a trick and immediately looks at whoever is around him.  Common skate etiquette dictates that you’re not supposed to do this.  Let me clarify before I go any further.  Looking at your friends when you land a trick and looking at whatever stranger that happens to be around you are two completely different things.  The reasons why are fairly obvious.  No one wants to be around the guy screaming look at me, watch me!  Which is essentially the perception you’ve given about yourself when you look at stranger to see if he saw you land your trick.  I think perhaps what might actually be stranger is what we do to avoid being that guy.  Proper etiquette dictates that you look straight ahead and act like your not happy you made the trick.  How is that any better really?  So whats the right answer here?  I don’t think there really is one.  At this point you may be saying to yourself “Skateboarding has no rules!”  This is correct but there will always be social faux pas wether it is in skateboarding or anything else.  So what am I getting at?  I suppose what I’m trying to say is that pretending like you’re not happy and you don’t care that you rolled away might be just as bad as beaming at a stranger right after you land a a trick.  Really self expression and enjoyment is the whole point anyway so I’d say act how you feel.

Geoff Rowley Preforming one of the greater camera beams of all time.




And on a completely different note Inspectrum rider Dave Rickett is in one of the new iphone6 commercials not landing a lipslide.

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Why would we make a Western Series?

While our most recent Western Series may seem like just another group of pictures on skateboards, they are more than that. The idea was simply to convey a certain time period with sense of adventure. The idea of a lawless land where cowboys fought indians has been touched upon countless times. There is so much more to it than that. Take for example one of the main inspirations for our series Bodie California. No cowboys here. Just miners looking to make a quick buck while enduring winters of 20 feet of snow and hundred mile an hour winds in paper thin shacks. These people where hard as nails. There was everything you could imagine from the obvious of gun fights, saloons, whore houses and ballrooms. Bodie even had its own china town. What does all this have to do with skateboarding? I’d like to think that skateboarding has some of the same sense of adventure and willingness to struggle as the people who risked it all to live in towns like Bodie.


I do not own the rights to the photos of Bodie.

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Imported From bakersfield

Feeling a little nostalgic today so here’s a fun little montage featuring a few soon to be Inspectrum riders and several other good friends of Inspectrum.  Enjoy!


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Skating vs. Fishing = same

I’ve been thinking lately that possibly a few of you out there are wondering why we keep making fishing themed graphics when we are supposed to be a skateboard company. I went ahead and mad a chart to illustrate the differences between the two.


As you can see this:



















Is almost the exact same as this:


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Some how this little company from Bakersfield California has managed to stay in business for 4 years as of this week.  I couldn’t be more grateful for all of your support.  Wether you bought a board, put up a sticker or just simply liked one of our photos on instagram, we couldn’t have done it with out you.  Special thanks to our riders, all the rad shops that support us and Nicky Gaston for the amazing artwork.  To show our appreciation, please use the coupon code 4years in our online store to recieve 30% off in our online store.

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