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Tuesday
Jul082014

GRIP TAPE

Veneer - Check

Glue - Check

Press and Mold - Check

Grip Tape? WE DO NOW!! 

It's a natural fit... If you're going to buy quality skateboard veneers and make your own custom deck, you might as well grab enough grip tape for your boards from the same place too, right?!

Roarockit now offers two different types of high quality grip tape for board builders:

9" Wide Street Deck - Offers a fine grit grip for skateboards and mild cruising. Sold in 34" lengths to match the dimensions of our Street Deck sized Maple veneers.

11" Wide Longboard Coarse - This coarse grip tape will really lock your feet in place while riding downhill and busting out slides. It comes in 48" lengths to match the dimensions of our Longboard sized Maple, Birch and Bamboo veneers. 

 

We are currently offering the grip tape as an add-on to our veneer pack products, and also selling it in packs of 5 on its own.

   

If you would like to inquire about custom quantities or lengths, feel free to call or email

TOLL FREE # 1-888-857-7790

Local # 1-416-422-5487

 

Thursday
Jul032014

Summer Sampler 3.0

The Summer Sampler is back! This time we are using the sampler to help introduce builders to the three different varieties of 1/16” skateboard building veneers offered at Roarockit.

In this promotional offer you will receive the following:

(1) 20x70 TAP Kit *with Super Pump

(1) 2” Thick Foam Slab

(1) 9 Layer Longboard Maple Veneer Set

(1) 9 Layer Longboard Birch Veneer Set

(1) 9 Layers Longboard Bamboo Veneer Set (includes 2 maple cross grain sheets)

We think that this package is a great way for builders to truly get a feel for the characteristics of each species of veneer included. You could use the 2” thick foam slab provided to design a unique mold, and press up the same deck with all three different materials. You could also mix and match the veneer sets to get an even more customized feel.

This product will only be offered for a limited time! With over $40 in savings and the inclusion of our brand new Super Pump in the Thin Air Press vacuum bag kit, this offer is perfect for both first time and experienced board builders. 

 

Thursday
Jun262014

The SUPER Pump!

Have you ever made this face while evacuating the air from your Thin Air Press vacuum bag?

Have you ever wondered if there is a way to draw more air per pump, thus reducing the amount of feverish pumping that is required to get your TAP bag fully sealed?

If so, today is your lucky day! In our efforts to continually improve our board building process, Roarockit now offers a hand pump that draws more than double the amount of air per pump than our standard pump. We call this...the SUPER Pump!!

With more than twice the volume, this larger "Super" pump can evacuate the air out of a TAP bag in half the time as our regular pumps can! The volume of this pump is 98 cc vs 40 cc's of our original pumps.

It works exactly the same way, simply place the pump over the grey valve and start evacuating the air. If you've used our original pump before, you will notice it takes a lot more arm power to make it work. For those with small hands, especially young people, this pump may harder to manage. 

All our larger Thin Air Press Kits (20x70”, 36x52” and 40x80") now ship to include the Super Pump.

Note: This pump does not make the "click" sound to indicate when all of the air has been evacuated from the bag. We suggest pumping until the veneers have fully bent to the shape of your mold, and the bag is too tight to be able to pull away from your project.  

 

Tuesday
Jun242014

Go Skateboarding Day

This past weekend (June 21st, 2014 to be exact), we hosted an Open House/Community Jam at the Roarockit HQ in Toronto as part of Go Skateboarding Day. 

With a lot of hardwork and volunteers, we were able to put together a pretty sweet little DIY skate park in the back lot of our unit, including a 18' x 8' mini ramp! 

There was also some live graffiti art by a couple of former students of the Oasis Skateboard Factory, our good friend Mike Boz helped run the bbq, Matt from Frenique Customs and the Bombora crew helped put together some of the skate features... and of course, lots of skating!

This day could not have happened without everyone's help, so thanks again to everyone who came out to support the local community... OH! And check out the footage we were able to get with help from local videogrpaher (and rad skater) Matt Bo:

Tuesday
Apr222014

Generation Grind

The Generation Grind – Skateboard Art Show was recently on display at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, ON. The show ran from April 14-20th, and the grand opening event (Wednesday, April 16th) attracted over 250 people from the local skateboard and art community.

Generation Grind matched up local artists with students from the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) to collaborate on a series of boards based on their experiences as youth in the city.

Each board was available for auction, and the event raised over $1600 in support of the innovative OSF program. Below is a recap of the work put into creating the exhibit, and the finished boards that were on display. 

Students teach their partnered artist how to build a skateboard from scratch!

Students press their laser etched decks, and a collaboration with the infamous artist Runt.
Pyrography collaboration with Champstiles Woodburning Toronto
OSF students show off their freshly etched veneers

Finished Lil' Rockit decks 1-9
Finished Lil' Rockit decks 10-20