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Inspectrum Skateboards Presents: Matt Guerrero

I’ve known Matt Since he was 14.  He’s been this good the whole time.  Go ahead and press play now.

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Short Film about Inspectrum…

Watch me ramble on about skateboarding and how Inspectrum skateboard co came to exist in this short film.

 

In a side note, 23 news did an article about the new planz park and decided to bootleg a bunch of Inspectrum footy with out permission.  They also apparently don’t allow embeded videos so you’ll have to follow the link.

Last but not least, there will be a Matt part this week.

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Still no Matt part but….

Well we lied.  The Matt Guerrero intro part still isn’t done.  However we do have a few things for  your view pleasure this week.  Starting with this super rad remix of some old bakersfield legends from around 1996-1998 including a very young Devine Calloway.  I’m so glad this footage rose to the surface after all these years.  Pat did a great job putting it together in a way that makes for an enjoyable watch.

Here’s a trailer for a small documentary on myself and Inspectrum.  I believe it will go live next Monday.

Just added our Curb Club shirt to our online store.  It’s rumored to improve your curb skating by 3%.

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In spot news it looks like the I-5 ditch is skateble again.

 

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Some pictures and captions and stuff…

We said we would have Matt’s part done but as things often go we had technical difficulties.  We are hoping to have it finished by this friday.  It will be worth the wait.  Until then enjoy this back tail gif.
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Drove by the Planz plaza today.  It’s looking really good.  Can’t wait for it to be finished.  Only one bad photo for now.

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More classic shots of Mcdonalds banks seem to keep trickling in.  Loving this one of Karma.  march31-2

 

Looks like Everens Modeling career is really starting to take off.  march31-5

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Great here comes the new guy…

In the I can’t believe it took us this long to put him on department,  Matt Guerrero is officially on Inspectrum Skateboards. We’re hoping to have an introducing part up by the end of the week but until then we’ll be posting few Matt related things a long the way.  Let’s start with his bang yourself video from a few years back.

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A new plaza, an old park and a murse…

If you haven’t seen it already they released the plans for Bakersfield’s first Plaza.  Hopefully this will be the first of many.  With such a strong skate scene here its amazing that it took this long for the city to build something we might actually want to skate. Thats what makes DIY spots so great.  If there not going to give it to us we’ll take matters into our own hands.

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This looks to be a huge upgrade considering what we had before.

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Although it is hard to believe that our city knows how to build a skatepark since they insist this “Is a regulation handrail for the state of california.”.

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Adam thinks he’s cool because he skates pros parks now.

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Our team rider Derek Barman was spotted with a prototype for his new pro-model murse (man purse).  Could this be the next thing to over take the market?  I’m gonna go ahead and say all the camo and weed leaf prints in the world wouldn’t make it sell.  But who knows?

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If you couldn’t tell from our products we love fishing and the out doors if not just to go to places like this. march15-2

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Video parts and tattoos and stuff

Someone actually got an Inspectrum tattoo.  Its pretty crazy to think that something that started in your head ended up on someones skin for the rest of there life.  Or at least until they realize they’ve made a terrible mistake getting an Inspectrum tattoo and get it covered up.  But non the less thank  you for your support.  It really is appreciated.  IMG_7094

Here’s another one in accordance with last weeks post.  I love everything about this photo.  Tom Knox at the brick quarter pipes.

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Reading the comments in a video part that came out this past week I couldn’t help but think about how video parts have changed.  Here is the quote that got me thinking.

“this new skateboarding is so stupid… nothing has a value anymore and everything looks so empty. i’m really sorry if someone’s gonna get this all wrong (and i know they will), but the ones know have been out there skateboarding at least for more than 10 years will understand what i’m trying to say. i mean, this kid is really putting some gnarly shit down, but i can’t feel any of those tricks. it’s all done and filmed just because his sponsors arranged so, not because he’s feeling like it. i mean, maybe he does feel it, but it can’t be felt compared to the fact that he HAD to do that… shit, shit, shit.”

I don’t agree with the view exactly but It does bring up an interesting point.  The video part has changed.  How can something that took someone so much work be overlooked so easily?  Obviously one of the main reasons is the internet.  With so many great video parts available we no longer watch the same ones everyday before we go skate.  I definitely don’t think its the skaters fault.  Especially in the instance the comment was on.  That means its up to the editor to present the skater in a way that we need to see more.  I know one thing I feel is missing is the fun of the search.  I remember having to hunt certain videos down to be able to finally watch them.  I miss that in a way.  I guess that brings us to these two mini remixes is of our own Adam Estrada’s Footy. Originally I had this Idea of editing one boring and one exciting but after all was said and done I don’t think it came out that way at all.  Judge for yourself.  If you don’t like either its my fault not Adams.

Adam Goes to Moscow from Inspectrum Skateboards on Vimeo.

 

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We must go forward not backward and upward not down ward and twirling twirling always twirling…

A lot has been going on around here recently.  Two of our local skate shops here in Bakersfield closed down.  That means there are only a few locally owned shops left in town.  Support your local shop where ever you might live.  If we don’t where will everyone meet and complain about how there is nothing to skate or discuss  whatever random internet clip they watched that day.  No one wants to live in a world where they are forced to go to zumiez to buy grip tape or use a skate tool.  I’m know we are all sick of hearing the same thing about buying local.  I know I am.  But there is a reason that it continues to be a topic.  Buying local and  knowing where your money goes really does matter.  Enough of that for now.  Let’t move on.

On the upside this last month Kernside got a sweet face lift with the addition of a new boob and a a whole new channel section.  Thank you to all who donated there time and money.  #spotsaintgivinsoweretakin

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Next up We’re all super hyped on our upcoming board series by Nicky Gaston.  I think this should give you the feeling we where going for.

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There are still a few of these guys left if you haven’t snagged one yet.

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All up on them Interwebs!

Working on a lot of new things in this new year.  Starting with a fresh run of boards and possibly a new wood supplier.  Things are looking good.  Our next series may be the best we’ve done yet.  Also we are happy to add another Shop that supports us to the list:  Captains Sk8 in Redwood city!  We just sent these goods up there last week so be sure to stop by and check them out.CaptainsSk8goods  But enough with the product talk.  Here is a quick recap of a few of our Instagram videos from last week. And last but not least congrads to Inspectrum Alumni Dylan Williams on his amazing Independent Raw am part!

 

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Lets get this year going!

2013 was one of our best years yet but 2014 is shaping up to be even better.  Coming in hot off our “Cords & Flies” release (which a few are still available here) we have been inspired to take one more projects like it.  First up here is a sneak peek at one of our new board graphics drawn by the talented  Nicky Gaston.  We will be updating this blog a lot more in 2014 as well.  Keep checking back for product updates and probably a few videos and photos.  NickyWesternsneak

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