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We turn Barrels to Boards; Wood to Wallets. Join the Hepcat Adventure. Repurpose. Reuse. Skate. Create.
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UPDATE /// THE MINI BOARD HAS ARRIVED!!!

Slim is here!

At 22 inches (55.9 cm) of awesomeness, this mini board is portable, convenient, and pretty much fits in your pocket. Take it everywhere and anywhere; cruise the streets or bomb the hills, it is everything you need in one small package! Check out the SLIM reward for more details.

HOW DARE YOU CALL ME A HIPSTER, I SIR AM A HEPCAT!

At Hepcat we are more than just a skateboard brand we are a lifestyle that has been upcycled, refined, and re-imagined. We explore and implement alternative materials, manufacturing techniques and outside of the box thinking within the world of design, while sticking to our values of Sustainability, Community & Equality, Forward Thinking, and Civil Disobedience.

Strive for Simplicity.

A SKATEBOARD ON A MISSION.

The Bourbon Barrel Board is as simple as it sounds: A skateboard made out of reclaimed bourbon barrels. The board is everything you need to shred and cruise in one ecofriendly package. We redefined the use of an upcycled material to bring you what we believe to be the most stylish board on the road. It is skateable fashion. We took advantage of the pre-existing characteristics of the barrel staves in order to simplify our design and cut out any unnecessary processes, lowering our overall footprint. Flip & Jive are 29 inches (73.7 cm) in length and Slim is 22 inches (55.9 cm). Both come in a varying width of 3.5 - 4.5 inches (8.9 -11.4 cm). We like to say the learning is in the curve, as the compound curvature hugs your foot, giving you a supreme center of gravity, and eliminates the need for grip tape!

We now offer three styles: Slim, Flip & Jive.

Jive is our a cruiser board with a short nose and a gentle kicktail, made to give you optimum performance for maneuverability, safety and speed. Whether you are commuting to work or going out for a nice ride Jive will be your right hand man. How fast can you go? How free do you feel?

Flip is our freestyle board. For the cruiser and aggressive skater alike, Flip needs to be pushed to the limit. How much air can you get? How can you re-define gravity? 

Slim is the little brother to Jive. This mini cruiser is for everyone and anyone who enjoys smooth and easy cruising on a small, portable board. Where can you fit him? Where can he ride?  

To top things off — all our boards are just as smooth and strong as the bourbon that came before them.

JUST A SCRATCH!

Scratch is the second product by Hepcat. It is designed to be slimmer, simpler, and more ergonomic than the traditional leather wallet. The wallet’s materials have been re-imagined and are handcrafted from reclaimed hardwood and stainless steel. The strength of the combined materials allow the wallet to be so thin that it fits comfortably in the hand, letting you retrieve what you need quickly and efficiently. The thread serves as the perfect bond that allows for the wallet to be deconstructed, repaired, and recycled. By designing the stainless steel to included a bottle opener, the wallet has been taken to the next level. Not only can you open a bottle when it’s loaded with cash and cards, but it is also a place to grip and clip the wallet. As you use the wallet, the daily wear and tear naturally ages the wood and metal, giving each one it’s own unique look.

Simplify Life. Amplify Ideas    

HOW TO BE A HELPIN’ HEPCAT...

Step 1 | Choose your reward;
Step 2 | Relax as we take care of the rest.

For all rewards that have a choice of style, color, size, etc, you'll be asked in a survey once the Kickstarter is finished.

TIMELINE

July, August, September — Spend time amongst the awesome kickstarter community and make friends with fellow Hepcats. Prepare for manufacturing.

September — Order all the nuts and bolts necessary to fulfilling your order. Manufacture orders, perform quality check and prepare for shipping.

October — Ship right to your doorstep!

THANKS!

We can't thank our team enough for creating such an awesome project. A special thanks goes out to our buddy Dan Simmons for shooting the sexy title image to our video. Amazing guy and amazing photographer: http://www.simmons-studio.com/

And we cant thank you enough for checking us out. Share, support and stay awesome!

And?Wikipedia: "And?" is the debut single by American singer-songwriter Dina Rae, it was co-written by Rae, Cydney Davis and hip-hop producer Scott Storch and was released on Feburary 24, 2004 via Motown, it was meant to appear on Rae's debut album "Track 13 Girl Is Dead! Introducing...Dina Rae" by was shelved; the remix featuring Erick Sermon was feautred on her debut mixtape "The Dina Rae Show".

Risks and challenges

Hepcat has spent several years in development, prototyping, and perfecting their craft. We have researched the markets and demographics, and stumbled upon the need for a new sustainable approach to skateboarding and skate fashion. With the majority of the world living in cities, the need for portable transportation is on the rise. The popularity of skateboarding as a means for commuting is beginning to boom too. Traditionally skateboarders have been looked down on for being hooligans and misfits. Nor did carrying a traditional skateboard into a professional meeting always leave the best first impression. Our goal is to reshape the way people see skateboarding, through the creation of skateable fashion. There are certain risks associated with changing the way things are done and looking good while doing it. First, you may look so good cruising down the street on your sleek Bourbon Barrel Board, that people may be inclined to comment on how awesome your ride is. Second you may feel an uncontrollable inner sense of satisfaction with your decision to try something new that is also fun, while lowering your carbon footprint.

The biggest challenge we will face stems from working with reclaimed material, as it is inevitable that some may contain defects. We do our best to ensure the highest quality control of our products, but some may be overlooked. However, if a defective product does happen to slip past us, we will replace it immediately. Your support will allow us to get the materials and parts we need to get our products to you at the most affordable prices. We will also need to rent space or create our own to construct our products and ship them to you to ensure quality and timely delivery.

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    HEP JAMS | Keep those groovy beats from our video in your head day and night. You'll get the extended track specifically made to put the pep in your step, the move in your groove. Produced by the one and only Sebastian3000.

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    KIT-T SWAG | Show some love and represent the Hepcat dream with our freshly pressed Kit-T(Shirt). You'll get a 100% Cotton T-shirt in the size you need. Welcome to the Hepcat Crew!

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    SCRATCH | Slim, simple and to the point. You'll get a wallet designed and produced by Hepcat.
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    GOT WOOD | Give your favorite trucks and wheels a new board to ride. You'll get a board with 1.5" hardware. Choose from our two styles: Jive or Flip. You'll be rolling in no time.
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    SLIM WOOD | SLIM is ready to ride on your fav trucks and wheels too. Just popped them onto your new mini deck and you are good to go. You'll get a board along with 1.5" hardware to fit your needs. Welcome to the Hepcat Crew!

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    QUICK CAT | The early cat catches the mouse. First 20 boards for 20 bucks off. Click that mouse fast to get your complete board while it lasts.
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    DO YOU FLIP OR JIVE | JIVE is our cruiser board. Great for the commuter. Style, comfort and freedom. FLIP is based after a regular skateboard with the trucks equal distance from the edge on either side. Rip up the street or park.
    You'll get a complete set up of the board you desire.
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    HEPCAT INTERNATIONAL | We'd love to spread the Bourbon Barrel Board around the world. You'll get a complete set up of either FLIP or JIVE to skate around the globe. Welcome to the Hepcat Crew!

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    SLIM | The new addition to the Bourbon Barrel team. Slim is our mini cruiser style. Perfect for the afternoon ride or the early morning commute. Small, portable and smooth. You will get a complete set up, so you can start cruising right out of the box. Welcome to the Hepcat Crew!!!

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    SLIM INTERNATIONAL | Just like FLIP and JIVE, SLIM is ready to cruise the streets of the world. You will get the complete package to be ready to ride right out of the box. Welcome to the Hepcat Crew!

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    HEP PACK | You'll get a wallet, a tee shirt and a complete Bourbon Barrel Board of your choice. Save a few bucks and be the Hepest Cat around. Welcome to the Hepcat Crew!

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    JIVE@5 | We know SF like the back of our hands. Bringing you to the city's gems would be our pleasure. Then eat and drink as much as that Bouborn Barrel Board can carry. Husky sled rides available on request. Board + Wallet + T-Shirt.
    [Airfare to SF and Accommodation not included].
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    SWELLELEGANT | Be the first to carry a line of Bourbon Barrel Boards in your store! You'll get an initial 5 complete boards to stock your store with the opportunity to have first dibs on our future products.
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