About this project
ABOUT NATURAL LOG SKATEBOARDS
Natural Log Skateboards are individually handcrafted in San Diego, California by craftsmen who are passionate about skateboarding. We strive to create sustainable, high-performance skateboards with major emphases on quality, aesthetics, and classic designs that highlight the natural beauty of the wood.
Natural Log Skateboards started as a hobby, but quickly turned into something much more. The idea to make skateboards came to us when we couldn’t find a skateboard that met our standards. We wanted a sustainable skateboard that was high performance, hand crafted locally in California, and classically designed after the vintage skateboards of the 1970’s. Faced with the challenge of being unable to find a board we liked, our solution was to make our own.
All of our boards utilize vertical grained bamboo for beauty and strength. Depending on which model, the bamboo is then paired with either tri-axial fiberglass, hard rock maple, or antique oak reclaimed from barns dating back to the early 1800's. We use a bio-based epoxy resin from Entropy Resins in our lamination process. The epoxy is derived from tree sap, and has surpassed our standards in both strength and performance.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are very excited about the development of our skateboards, and are now at the stage where we need the help from Kickstarter. We value the handcrafted quality of our boards, and want to continue manufacturing locally, but the handmade process drives up the cost. We need your help to buy better tools that will make our jobs more efficient. These tools will not eliminate the need for skilled craftsmen, but simply aid in the process. Some of these tools include glue spreaders, an industrial band saw, an upgraded hydraulic press, and a better spray system for lacquering our boards. With these tools, we will be able to increase output and reduce production costs, allowing us to focus on the marketing and development of new boards.
If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com
Note: We will send out a survey to our backers if our project is funded to determine order specifications (shirt sizes, bamboo color, hardware, etc.)
Wallpaper - $5
StickerPack - $10
Accessory Pack - $20
Wool Blend SnapBack - $30
Organic Tee - $40
Organic Girls Tee - $40
Apparel Combo Pack - $60
Roots Mini deck - $120
24" long x 7" wide x 4.5" tail x 14" wheelbase
Roots deck - $130
29" long x 9" wide x 6.5" tail x 16" wheelbase
Rhythm deck - $140
30" long x 9" wide x 3.5" tail x 21" wheelbase
Vintage Roots Mini deck - $230
Board Combo Pack - $360
Completely Custom - $1000
Risks and challenges
A challenge we have faced in the past is obtaining the trucks and wheels in a timely matter. Truck and wheel manufacturers sometimes are slow to fulfill orders, especially on smaller quantities. If we are funded, we will place importance on placing a bulk order of trucks and wheels so that we are not delayed by a third party when fulfilling our orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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