Category Archives: News
The art department (Nicky Gaston) came to town over the weekend to skate. enjoy our amazing heat and learn about juggalos. Here are a few of the highlights.
Nicky Frontside Crail.
Jumping over stuff.
Switch Barely grind.
Recently a costumer bought a shirt from are online store and was charged $11 in shipping bringing his total to$38 for one shirt. Thats way to much for one shirt if you ask me so I refunded his shipping cost and removed shipping from everything in our online store within the lower 48 states.
Sad news in the skateboard world last week with the death of Alien Workshop. Alien was a big inspiration to us over here at Inspectrum. I’ll admit that the name Inspectrum was partially inspired by my love of this graphic when I was first started skateboarding.
Also these two montages where pretty heavily influenced by there work in the video department, although not near their level.
Here is a good article about what could have caused their downfall. Lastly here is an excellent best of montage by the one and only Manolo tapes.
Enough reminiscing. Our new Western Series finally came in. Featuring more amazing artwork by Nicky Gaston and guaranteed not to be a scooter, how could you pass these up?
That means we’re aloud to have one, right?
We’ll Matts part is finally out.
A buddy of mine built some sick DIY up in the mountains. It’s always good to see people taking matters into their own hands.
Just found out via the slap forums that we have shitty art direction. Thanks for the head up dudes!
I’ve known Matt Since he was 14. He’s been this good the whole time. Go ahead and press play now.
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.
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%.
In spot news it looks like the I-5 ditch is skateble again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This looks to be a huge upgrade considering what we had before.
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.”.
Adam thinks he’s cool because he skates pros parks now.
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?
If you couldn’t tell from our products we love fishing and the out doors if not just to go to places like this.
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.
Here’s another one in accordance with last weeks post. I love everything about this photo. Tom Knox at the brick quarter pipes.
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.