Thursday, April 28, 2011

SKIM2LIVE Comp (Video)

Kirby Clarke just sent over an awesome edit from the SKIM2LIVE skimboard event in Cypress Texas. Check out DB skimboards team riders shreddin' it on some sweet boxes and jumps! It looks like Kirby was shooting with an SLR as well as a go pro which shines through in the edit which has a wide variety of angles and perspectives. Nice work Kirby! Good stuff!

skim2live from Kirby Clarke on Vimeo.


2519 Pacific Highway E STE B
Fife WA 98424

Isaac Thomas
Phone: (253) 214-6520

About Us
DB Skim & Skate is now open for Business. The shop features a HUGE selection of skimboards, longboards, skateboards, bungee's, clothing and all the accessories that go along with them. We're a one stop shop and our staff can offer the best advice in town on what board is right for you. We sell new and used boards as well as factory seconds so you can usually get a good deal even if you don't have the biggest budget.

During the summer months DB Skim & Skate will be the best place to sign up for local Skim competitions and for skimboard camp. Come on down and check out the 2011 gear, sales, and the DB factory!

OPEN HOUSE & SPRING SALE: We'll be having an open house/sale on May 12th from 2-8pm. We'll be BBQing and offering discounts on certain softgoods and hardgoods. We'll also be doing a sneak peak of some of the new "Twelve" episodes! Start spreading the word! Poster and more details up soon!

The Factory

Custom Skimboards
Let our production staff walk you through all the custom foam options that we offer. By designing your custom board inhouse you can pick from a multitude of options that are not available online. See and feel each of our different foam options logos etc etc so you get exactly what you are looking for and walk away with a one of a kind board. If you are looking for something totally unique consult with our inhouse artist and have your own design applied to your board. The options are endless with in-house custom consultations.

Hours Of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

What we stock

What we stock
Help us help you! If you are looking for a particular brand, part, or look for your board, let us know and we'll be happy to help you out.

-DB Shop Decks



-Shake Junt
-Mini Logo

Skate Tools

-The Real Video "Since Day One"
-Element "Quattro"
-Lakai "The Final Flare"
-Emerica "Stay Gold"
-Deathwish "Baker Has a Deathwish"
-All DB Skimboard Movies
-"Sessions" Instructional Skimboarding Dvd

-Banshee Bungees

-Spacecraft clothing
-Northwest Riders clothing
-DB clothing

Spring Edit from Addison Foote

Addison just sent over a new edit from St. George, UT. Some sick tricks and nice cinematography/editing in this one so make sure to check it out.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SKIM2LIVE (wrap up)

Team riders Isaac Thomas, Tony Saddler and Emile Panerio headed to Cypress, Texas this past weekend to participate in the 4th annual Skim to Live, a Breast Cancer Fundraiser via skimboarding. The guys arrived in Texas Friday around 2:00pm and were skimming from 4:00pm until sundown. Lot's of filming went down at Cypress Creek-the local skim spot which was an awesome place to skimboard. The Event took place Saturday and the team filmed bright and early before the event. Skim to Live was an enormous event. Over 600 people showed up at the creek to watch and over 8000 dollars was raised toward the battle against Breast Cancer. The contest was awesome, with some progressive riding seen in all divisions as well as some creative and well built features. Ryan Efaw and his close friend Carey Seyler put on the event and did a sick job. Huge shout out to Ryan and his family for their hospitality and to Carey and the rest of the Cypress crew that helped with the event, it was an amazing and humbling weekend.

Contest Results:
1. Tommy Hull
2. Tanner Webb
3. David Hebrank

1. Josh Szot
2. Matt Metevier
3. Nick Geisler

1. Emile Panerio
2. Isaac Thomas
3. Tony Saddler

If you have a Facebook account head over to the DB page for more photo's, videos, and feedback from the event!

Arriving in Texas

Team rider Ryan Efaw and close friend Carey Seyler. Great event guys!

Am Winner-Josh S.

Buddies Tanner (right) and Tommy (left) placed 1st and 2nd in u16

DB Skimboards Team Rider Emile Panerio

DB Skimboards Team Rider Isaac Thomas

DB Skimboards team rider Tony Saddler getting some shots.

Be sure to check out SKIM2LIVE's next event "Beach Fest 2011" on Galveston Island May 14th. They have partnered with the Surf Rider Foundation and Ohana Surf shop so it should be another great event!

New DB Skimboards Team Videos/Photo's

DB Skimboards team rider Friedrich and crew just returned from a 5 day trip to Denmark. They visited 5 different beaches and got it all on camera...check it out...

Friedrich skimboarding in Denmark

Denmark Trip '11 from Fiete on Vimeo.

DB skimboards team rider Ruei just sent over a video he put together using some newly acquired cinema tools to slow down his 60fps shots to 25fps. See the results below...

Ruei Skimboarding in Taiwan

April 7 from DBSkimboards_Taiwan on Vimeo.

DB Skimboards team Rider Shinji sessioned a new mini box in Japan:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DB Skimboards Twelve: Episode #3 Now Online!

It was a struggle getting this episode online for a multitude of reasons but it's finally up!

This episode features 3 unique segments:

1. The Kicker Session Filmed in Dumas Bay, WA. Featuring Richard Docter, Isaac Thomas and Bryce Hermansen.

2. The Breakdown: B/S Big Spin with Logan Davidson

3. The Parksville Session filmed in Parksville BC. Featuring Richard Docter and Isaac Thomas.

Make sure to get those spot finder submissions in and leave some comments on the youtube page!

TEXAS UPDATE: Don't forget the Skim2Live event is going on this Saturday in Cypress Texas. Isaac Thomas, Emile Panerio, and Tony Saddler will all be in attendance!

SKIMBOARDS UPDATE: We're pretty bogged down with orders at the moment so if you are having to wait for your board a little longer than usual we apologize. If you are planning on ordering get it in quick to save your spot in line! Be sure to check with your local DB dealer before placing online orders, our dealers stock the vast majority of our line up and can save you some dough on shipping. If you'd like to find a dealer near you place email:

Spot Finder: Best Photo Winner

We got a lot of great photo submissions for the Spot Finder contest but we narrowed it down to one winner: Zoel T. and his pictures of himself skimming at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, BC. These photo's were taken at sunrise and Zoel said the sessions was; "the raddest day of skimming I've ever had!"

Spanish Banks is one of the best skim spots in the world. The beach has hundreds of tide pools in varying sizes and depths. The sand has a clay like consistency and makes for great bank slides, endless rides, and somewhat pain free crashes. If you live in or ever find yourself in the Vancouver area this is a "must skim."

To get there:
4707 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada

There is still one opportunity to win so make sure to get your submissions in before the end of the month!!! Click here for info on how to enter.

The winning photo's:

We just stocked up our Vancouver dealers so if you are in the area make sure to go buy a skimboard at one of these great shops!

Buy DB Skimboards in Vancouver, BC

The Board Room
1707 W. 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6J1M2

PD's Hot Shop
2868 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6K1R2

Sitka Vancouver
1864 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M3

Buy DB Skimboards In Surrey, BC

Pura Vida
3268 King George Blvd
Surrey, BC V4P1A5

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dumas Skim Session

Last Friday the boys took off from the shop early and took advantage of some spring sunshine at Dumas Bay. The weather was prime and felt warm by Washington standards at a breeze less 55 degrees. The DB team (and some slappy squad friends) rode the shallow stream at Dumas and session'd a variety of rails, logs, and other obstacles. DB Skimboards team rider Logan Davidson got back to Tacoma this week and has been getting some film sessions in with Isaac and Blake. We've got a ton more updates in store including a new episode of "Twelve" dropping this Monday so stay tuned!

The Crew

Blake Zimmerman shuving over a log on his Small Standard Streamline

Isaac Thomas with a boardslide on his Medium Thomas Pro.

Blake Zimmerman with a kickflip attempt.

Bungee's and DB Skateboards Now Available

We just got new Banshee Bungee's and DB Skate decks uploaded to . They are also available at our show room DB SKIM & SKATE in fife WA.

Banshee bungee's were used in the fliming of both Nice Pop! (2009) and Believe In Your Dreams (2010).

The new skate decks feature some pretty sick graphics, use the best maple, and have dyed cross plies and top sheets. We have both the Nose/Tail decks and PNW decks available in (3) sizes.

DB Team Update (Video Overload!)

Whoa! We had a massive amount of new media from DB team riders across the globe. We've got new footy from Isaac Thomas (WA), Shinji (Japan), Matt Flood (NY), and Adrien (Netherlands). If you've got a few 30mins go watch all the goodness below!

DB team rider Matt Flood recently put out the first east coast flatland skimboarding video, "Make it Happen." Check out his part below and make sure to watch the entire series of videos on matt's youtube channel. Also be sure to check out the Southwick blog to keep up to date with happenings on the east coast.

DB Skimboards Team rider and "super shred" Isaac Thomas just put together a short video of 15 different tricks shot on a go-pro in Dumas Bay. Although the temperature and weather weren't cooperating he manged to lay down some early season bangers!

New video from Adrien Raza in the Netherlands:

Shinji and crew in Japan...

DB Skimboards Twelve "Episode #2" ONLINE NOW!

The second installment of Twelve is now ONLINE! "Episode #2" packs a real punch with three amazing segments:

1. The Double Rail Session in Bellingham Bay featuring: Isaac Thomas, Richard Docter, Emile Panerio and Tony Saddler
2. Artist Interview with Lonnie Ruffcorn
3. The Twilight Session at Chambers Creek Featuring Isaac Thomas and Logan Davidson

Spot Finder Contest
Make sure to get your submission in for the our Spot Finder Contest ending May 1st. There are still two opportunities to win so don't delay! Congrats to our first winner Sarah F. from Holland MI.

Twelve Episode #3
Drops April 18th!

What: Skim 2 Live hosting their 4th annual flatland skimboarding competition; also a skim school, raffle, silent auction, music, food, etc.
Why: Raise money and awareness for breast cancer through skimming
When: Sat. April 23rd; Noon-5
Where: Cypress Creek (Cypress, Tx - NW Houston - Jarvis Rd. and Timberlake Dr.)
Who: Everybody is welcome. (all ages, no entry fee, etc.)
A healthy, active lifestyle is the best prevention of many cancers, so we encourage you to get out there and Skim 2 Live... literally.
Visit for more information, to see past successes, or to get in contact with Skim 2 Live.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spot Finder Contest


What do I have to do to enter?
The contest is pretty simple; all you have to do is email the following to
1. A brief description of the spot. Make sure to give people a “locals” take on the beach. Be sure to include what the beach is like ie; is it crowded? Are there shells and rocks? What tide or season is necessary for it to be skimmable? Are there any public obstacles(rails, jumps boxes etc) at the beach? Is there a local crew of skimmers? Any secret spots or things to be aware of? Etc. Etc.
2. 2-3 Good pictures of the skim spot. Make sure the pictures are full resolution and really illustrate what the spot is like. If you can try and include one picture that shows the entire beach, an action shot, and a picture of the park sign or trail entrance. **Be sure that you have the right to distribute the images!!! No Google images or anything with a watermark!!!
3. Directions to the beach. BE SPECIFIC (include the park name, trail name, mile marker, or whatever you can). Include a google map if you can!

What do I win?
We're picking three winners for this comp…
1. The best submission. This will be the entry that is the most complete/high quality. IE has the best description, pictures, and directions.
2. Best Photo…
3. Random! This will be picked at random from the pool of submissions.
Each winner will be contacted by DB via email and sent a DB Prize Pack which usually includes things like…..tee’s, DVD’s, wax, traction, stickers, etc. etc.

When is the deadline?
Sunday May 1st 2011

Can I submit more than one “spot?”
Most definitely!

Custom Logo Traction Pack, Now Available

Head over to SHOPDB and check out the new fully customizable Super Cush Logo packs. Choose from 2 different logo's and a plethora of colors! Woohoo! Each one of these logo's comes preloaded with 3M adhesive backing so they are easy to apply and stay stuck. Make your plank a little more flashy with these sweet logo options.

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2011 Team Page (Online Now!)

The 2011 team page just went online, go check it out! We are excited to announce some new editions to the team! Some of these guys started riding for us last season and some of them are brand new for 2011! Either way this is the first time these guys have had a profile on the website so we're STOKED to have them. These guys represent the best of the best in the respective regions. Each one of these riders brings something different to the table and rep DB to the fullest. Keep an eye on the blog for new updates on our old and new team riders! Until then go check out the new profiles!

Regional Shreds:
Adam Ballaam: Sacramento, CA

Jack Child: Woods Hold, MA

Friedrich Flüh: Scharbeutz, Germany

Justin Tryon: Qualicum Beach, BC

Andrew Cook, Victoria BC

Shayne Dunn: Farifield, CT

Jake Wilford: Frankston, AUS

Thomas Jacobson: Murrumbateman, AUS

Simon Davis: Adelaide, AUS

Ryan Efaw: College Station, Tx

Michael Luliano: Adelaide, AUS

Piotr Lisowski: Gdańsk, Poland PROFILE COMING SOON!