Back in 2011 we stumbled across a local Portage La Prairie skate brand called SCAM SKATE. Steve Hilderbrand was showing us the local goods when we visited him at his old skate shop; Platform Skates
Back in 2009, they were just a couple of friends in high school who just happened to skateboard and enjoy silk screening shirts. Fast forward a few years later and now I'm here... Downtown Winnipeg to check out their new headquarters.
Scam Skate owners Gavin Barrett and Joel Baker stopping for only a brief moment for a photo op, as they were in the midst of the type of chaos one would expect when preparing for a Grand Opening.
These guys love skateboards of all shapes...
...and sizes! Yes, they made this giant deck themselves!
They currently offer shop decks...
...and custom decks!
Got to have a to-do list when making big plans!
Scam Skate team rider Cody Gallant is no stranger to us over here at Pancakes and Skateboards.
Team means teamwork. Cody helping out with some grip tape.
Joel doing the same.
Every detail matters.
All hands on deck. Helping with some new screens.
In house silk screening.
Wanna save some money?
Check out the Skate Recycle program that they offer. Details in store. Long story short... second hand/reusable boards being sent to Costa Rica!
Wall to wall urethane wheels for you long board fans.
Trucks for all types of decks.
Scam Skate apparel.
They are also stocking many local brands such as Skate Betty, other apparel companies as well as apparel and custom decks for Dead Ranch.
Supporting the local music scene...
The SCAM SKATE is holding their Grand Opening tomorrow, Saturday September 13th 11:00am-9:00pm @ 414 Graham Ave. Check it out!
In our last post you'll notice the broken tree. The tree is no more. The tree fell on the hydro wire. The hydro company couldn't make it on time to save the wire. The wire pulled the hydro meter off of the house. The wire was on the ground by then. Hydro cut the power. We plugged our fridge in to our neighbors garage. The tree was removed. The electrician needed to hook up the meter back to the house. The city said the install was old school and needed to be brought back up to code. We moved in to a hotel. The electrician came by a few days later and brought our house up to code. The city gave the install a passing grade. Hydro hooked our power back up. We moved back in.
Publishing zines cost money. Falling trees cost money. Long story short... sorry we've been absent, but we're busy trying to make lemonade out of daily life.