Flatspot Longboards: Birth of a Mini Workshop

Nestled in Chinatown, on East Pender you’ll find yourself at Flatspot Longboards. Owner Mischa Chandler has been running workshops to help create a sense of community, promote safe riding, and most importantly, generate excitement around the growing sport.

Today we cover “The Birth of a Mini Workshop”, where old boards that have lost the favour or their owners are given a second wind. Chopping boards down to a fun, portable size essentially turns two boards into one.

 001Mischa measures out the middle line of the broken skateboard

002Kevin gets to work removing the graphic from his old board

003Cutting out the shape of the board with a jigsaw

004Making the “drop-through” holes with the jig

005Kevin admires his newly created and mostly finished board

The next workshop being hosted is the “Slide To Stop” workshop, teaching riders how to safely perform maneuvers to slow down and stop while riding. Find Flatspot on facebook or on their site for more information.


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