1. Why open a skate truck? Well, it was first an idea to make being at contests as a vendor a lot simpler. Everything is already setup and ready, just have to open the window. Then after a lot of thought, it has now become a marketing tool, a way to get product and support to places that don't have a local shop or the support of the community and allows us to host small contests wherever we are at that time and offer lessons to newbies at the same time. 2. Inspiration behind it? I've had the idea of doing a mobile unit for a couple of years, but was thinking about doing it in an enclosed trailer and pulling it with a truck. After seeing pictures of the Nomad Skate Truck in Indianapolis, IN from a friend that is part of it made me rethink things. Why have a truck to pull a trailer when everything is one unit? So the hunt was on to find a step van. 3. Processes to open? We have had a brick and mortar shop for the last 4 years, so there wasn't a whole lot to do since we already had the distributors in place and a business license. Now we just have to get local permits and or licenses for any locations we would like to stop at. 4. Future Plans?
As of right now, the truck is the only location for Sinister. We have had to refocus on the business several times do to the economy. 5. Contact info?
Sinister Skate We just want to support the skate scene 704-746-4570 wherever we can. We have been in business for Www.sinisterskate.com over 4 years out of our own pocket, no loans, and have no thoughts of stopping now. Maybe have a truck in several states? Who knows!
All photos courtesy of Nomad and Sinister
The second issue of Luchaskate Magazine. This issue features Kanis D.I.Y. in Little Rock, Arkansas.