Thursday, December 30, 2010

Taking it back.

nose blunt that is. Here Taylor Nawrocki sneaks in a bs noseblunt and a switch fs D at the historic Dodge skatepark in Columbus. If you're not hip to Dodge, im sorry to hear that. this park was one of the first of its kind in Ohio. I used to go up there when i first started skating. It ws built in the early ninetys, even though most people think its older. anyway its definately fun, so check it out when the weather by Joe Inglis.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Yessir, Ed Kennedys part from timmys big adventure, a video by the homie tristan in Portland , Oregon.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ian Storms big adventure.......

so heres Ians part from the homie tristans video, out in Portland Oregon. peep it, he's killin shit.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Devin Abner FS flip.

Not sure if i already posted this flick or not. either way here it is, FS flip Lawrenceburg, IN. Shot by Bass. Also more photos of devin coming soon, not sure if they'll be skate flicks or fishing shots, time will tell. until then get tio your local shop and cop his new board.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Gallery/retailer

Our friends over at southpaw printing, have a new location and are also opening a boutique that will carry random artist items, screen prints and yes they will have some Instrument clothing as well. For all the people who contantly ask where to get the stuff, heres one more spot to pick it up. Its called static age and is opening on the seventeenth of this month which is also the final friday celebration that happens monthly down there. Stop thru, pick something up and wish them good luck in their newest venture.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RIP real skateboard shops.

So, recently there has been a wave of core skateshops closing their doors forever, (most notably Rise bloomington) How can the best shop in your town be closing? well the first reason is the internet. Skaters and their parents are more frequently taking the easy way out and mail ordering their goods from some superstore outlet bullshit internet company. These same parents are the ones who dont understand why there are no more jobs around. they're the reason once booming downtown storefronts are vacant. this is why your property values continue to drop. If you dont invest in your community, it will dry up. This is just skateboarding but it is a metaphor for all business. so this christmas, and for now on hopefully, take your money to a local retailer, get off your ass and drive to a skateboard shop, instead of shipping your money to some out of state no overhead internet store. trust me in the long run you will see an effect. And this isnt just some rant for sales, we're doing fine. Next time you go to an event put on by the local shop or company, walk up to the owner and or manager and tell them thanks. Do not send your money to another state to save 3 dollars. Support your local shop.

This is completely another subject but this is a message to the Skateboarders themselves. Stop sending your sponsor me tapes to companys you've never supported. Dont tell them you love their company if you filmed your whole part on blanks. Riding blanks ruins your chances of getting sponsored. No you dont owe them anything and vice versa, they dont owe you anything. Companys cannot afford to sponsor you if their boards are being outsold by generic blanks. Support companys that get you psyched to skate, that put on events in your town, and that give something to skateboarding, whether that be us or any other legit company. This starts with retailer also, why do you carry blanks? i'd love to know.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More new items.

Flavor hoody
Deye "kokomo pocket t"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mike Deye "homage series"

dropping early december, prob around the 3rd, along with a tee for each graphic, new hoodys, crew necks and jackets. also new snapbacks. This our best line yet, all dropping for the christmas season. Do not slip on these graphics, they will sell out trust me. shops hit up info@skateinstrument or to get your preorder in. these are fucking bangin.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Glencoe Again, again and again

Glencoe is tight. time and time again. If you dont like glencoe, i dont know what your problem is. This was shot by Ben Clemens before he left town.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Devins packing up and leaving Cincinnati for the much sunnier, warmer, and flatter Florida. We'll keep you updated on him for sure and look forward to seeing all the footy he stacks up while the rest of us are out here freezing our asses off. Stay up son. Hers another gem shot by Bass. a nano second late but you get the picture. Another spot slaughtered.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gallapolis demo edit..

GETTING RIPPY from gary collins on Vimeo.

Ok heres a little video from the demo we did down in Gallapolis, OH. Our special Guest Alex davis filmed this..big ups to maggots skateshop for having us down and putting us up in the hampton for the night. also shouts out to all the kids who came out to rip and peep game. Also the winter line is about to drop soon and its our best stuff yet. new graphics, new ts, and new zip ups, crews and jackets. Cincinnatis in the building.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Galapolis, OHIO

We're gonna be down there doing a demo at 3:30 on sunday at the Galapolis skatepark. this demo is brought to you by Maggots skateshop, which is a new shop there in town. So anyone who has anything we should know about down or around there, let us know so we can hit up everything possible. we should have the five year commercial up soon as well. Sorry there are no images for this post. Just read it and show up in galapolis if you can.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cody Heil, putting in work.

For those of you who've seen Cody skate, you prob know whats in store when making noise volume #3 drops this spring, for those of you who dont, well you'll have to wait and see. 180 Nosegrind. Photo: Bass Cody also skates for Blacklist skateshop. check here for other stuff on Cody. BLACKLIST.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Ed Kennedy gets in my pockets as he snaps the whole damn thing. Made it look easy. photo:stephen lynch
Kokomo Joe transfers into the steep bank. photo also by stephen Lynch. Thanks Homie
The heads waiting for the Game of Skate. photo: Bass
Thanks to Anonymous and Fat Nick for throwing the prize money up for the game of Skate. photo: Bass

Thursday, October 28, 2010


So finally here is the release of the INSTRUMENT X BLACKLIST collab tee. Or the Indiana Shine tee, whatever you wanna call it, they will be released at noon on saturday so dont slip, get out there and get one, if you wanna rep Indiana. Yessir..........Oh yeah as a bonus, All Instrument decks will be on sale that day, with a portion on the proceeds donated to the Chambers Family. Nows the time to buy Instrument.
So Saturday Blacklist is throwing yet another top notch event to benefit the chambers family (mex and company) whos house was lost in a tragic fire. They lost everything, so if you have some extra goodys laying around, please bring them and donate to a fellow skater and his family in this time of need. ( clothes or whatever, for real) Lets join BLACKLIST in helping them get back on their feet. Also everybody come together for another BBQ/ good time, we all know Blacklist knows how to throw em. The Instrument squad will be out there so say whats up and thanks in advance for helping mex and his family.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Zac Coyne/ block party aftermath

Ok the pics are finally starting to roll in from Saturdays festivities. Heres Zac Coyne with what could be the trick of the whole thing. Back Threeflip on the Galaxie super obstacle. damn that still is hot. Big ups Zac and thanks to Adam bass for shooting this. Theres more, Stay tuned........

Monday, October 25, 2010


Ok, so my photographer for the event was a no show somehow so i got a couple blackberry pics.. First the event was a huge blowout. there were prob around 500 heads throughout the day rolling threw. There were too many highlights to mention, but the biggest highlight i thought was the cops rolling up and trying to shut it down. Once they found out we had the proper permits, they had to bounce and the party raged on. the kegs were tapped early but everyone pitched in and there was plenty of drinks to go around. Thanks to everyone who came. For real, Everyone! Thanks to High School from Galaxie, Nick and Macko from Anonymous, Adam and Toby from Koncrete City, Joe from Blacklist, and Ali and Ryan from Able projects for all the help getting this rolling. Thanks to cricket and Devs mom for the help running the grill and beer booth. Thanks to DirtyC and Floyd for keepin the beats blasting all day.......we're gonna make a habit of this for sure. Big ups for the short video Andy Licardi put together...i'll post that real soon for those who missed it or forgot about it....Side note, grammers got double booked that night so our djs didnt get to rock. whatever i guess. Also Mayor Mark Mallory was at the after party.
Kyle Hummer went the distance and knocked out Cole Wilson for the Game of skate title and the duckets. Extra good look and breaking off second place a little something. Kyle killed it for sure. Not sure what all went down on the Galaxie obstacle, i did see ED and Devin fly over the whole thing.. that was insane. i heard jap did too. If you have photos or video please send me some of it to and heres a little edit doug made throughout the day..Macko from anoymous filmed the game of skate so there will be another video soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Terry cloth Mesh Snap Backs

Just in and so hot the terry cloth mesh snap back is officially out. Hit your retailer and get yours before its too late. These are blazing! also as a token of our appreciation for all the support we are offering near wholesale pricing at the block party on everything Instrument. Thanks for all the love lets go another five. Also thanks to all of our retailers who ve stepped up to help with this party. This includes Anonymous, Blacklist, Galaxie, Unheardof, and also Koncrete city. Special thanks also to Able projects for letting us use some of their ramps and helping with the Galaxie super obstacle, you gotta see this to believe it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

BLOCK PARTY UPDATES............................

Ok a few updates on the happenings for the Block party. First off thanks to all the area skateshops for reaching out to help. This includes Anonymous, Galaxie, Blacklist, and Koncrete City. All these shops are donating time and or money to make sure this is a huge success. The game of skate is scheduled to start around 4.30-5. i suggest making sure you come early and get signed up because there are only 32 spots and its free to enter. The Galaxie end of the contest will prob run throughout the day, and will be held on their super obstacle high schools been working on. There is gonna be some food and beer that will be provided by Blacklist and Koncrete city. while there will be a good amount, you are encouraged to bring your own as well. The five year tee and the new Terry cloth mesh hats will be released as well as super blowout prices on tons of other products. The new short video will be shown around dark with a slide show after. There will also be a board display showing all of our current and previous graphics. If you arent hip to Instrument, this will get you up to speed. Kokomo Joe will be flying in to meet and Greet, and the rest of the riders will be on site also, including Edward Kennedy, Devin Abner, Zac Coyne, Gary Collins, Jordan West, Cody Heil and hopefully Taylor Nawrocki. All day chill/skate session with beats provided by DirtyC and Floyd from ohio, and a possible guest set from DJ Clockwork. At nine we're gonna move to party over to Grammers at the corner of Liberty and Walnut where the of age people can keep it going. Thanks to everyone in advance for keeping all trash and whatnot in the right place. This is the first time anything like this has gone down and we look forward to keeping it going that way. This is an all ages thing, bring your friends, kids, parents, and whoever you want. Also you may want to bring some lawn chairs...........

Thursday, October 14, 2010

20/20 Club. Gary Collins

Untitled from Tyler Macko on Vimeo.

So basically in honor of skating for 20 years, i came up with this idea to do 20 wall rides in one day. I prob could have done 30 or 40, but twenty sounded better. Tyler Macko filmed this last sunday. We got this done before noon. Anyway as a side note the first person to correctly submit the location of all 20 wallrides will get a free deck of their choice. lets see who really has a loc card. send guesses to or bring them straight to anonymous and the winner will be able to pick the board up at Anonymous Skateshop. this video will also be on their site Anonymouskateshop.comSend in those guesses. First come first serve........
Five year anniversary tee celebrating past and current team riders. If you want one of these, you better get to the blockparty next saturday. there are only 48 printed and that includes all sizes. So dont sleep these will sell out. YERP. also stay tuned for a special web contest to win a free board.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ED Kennedy Throwaway

EDs throwaway footy. from gary collins on Vimeo.

anybody whos ever seen Ed skate knows why he's on Instrument. Heres just a couple throwaway clips til the new video drops. Also Ed will be at the five year anniversary so come through and say whats up.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Five Year Anniversary Party

Yes its true, we've made it to five years. this is a huge accomplishment so we're gonna do something special for it. Its gonna be a block party at 2017 elm street, in historic OTR. we've already received permission from the city to block off a side street, where we're gonna set up some boxes, Anonymous is gonna sponsor a game of skate for some dough, and Galaxie has vowed to build something specifically for this event. Cant wait to see what that ones gonna be like. We have a huge private lot where we're gonna have beer, food, and a slideshow of past and current Instrument riders, We will have the beats on all day with Dj DirtyC and Floyd from Ohio on the tables. The grill we be hot. we are gonna need a qualified grill master so anyone who wants to trade a little service for some product. hit us up at There will be a limited edition t shirt release as well. will post those soon. Thanks goes out to all our retailers, and everyone who reps.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Before noon with Devin.

Before Noon with Devin from gary collins on Vimeo.

so we went to the new colrain park yesterday morning early style and filmed a couple clips. Guest appearances by Instrument Homie Moe Kovach. If you havent been there yet, you're blowing it. also Five year anniversary block party is officially on October 23rd. All the detail coming soon, but there is definately gonna be some money given away. Stay Tuned.......

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


DAAAAMMMNNNNNN! Devin does it again by laucnching a hardflip down the cathedral 12. just wait until devins next part, its gonna blow your mind. Get to your shop and get this kids board now!!! Sequence by Adam Bass

Friday, September 24, 2010

Too Dark Clips- Zac Coyne

Zac Coyne from gary collins on Vimeo.

Yeah this is what happens when you dont have a camera light.......lucky for us you can still see the trick. props Zac

Monday, September 20, 2010

Most Under Rated Rider- Ian Storm.

Not under rated by anyone who know him personally, but def to those who dont, Ians been out in oregon for a while and has been filming for various projects out there. we'll do our best to get ahold of the footy (we all know how filmers work) I promise that when the filmers do finally release the footy, you'll be blown away, until then just watch his cant stop the shine part and get ready for the next footy to drop.........

Saturday, September 18, 2010


The walls looking nice, fully stocked
Co owner Dave Dunkle
shop tees...
One love is another one of those skater owned, skater operated stores. They work with the community on all levels, they bring in demos, they sponsor kids and provide a local spot to come grab all the latest gear. One Love has supported Instrument since the beginning, and we thank them for that. If you live in the Dayton/Kettering area,or you're just visiting the plaza, make sure this is where you buy your stuff. Support who supports you. plain and simple.. they are located at 1851 E. stroop rd. kettering, OH. (right down the street from the plaza) and you can learn more about them here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Taylor Nawrocki Interview

where you livin?
4th & 18th. Columbus Ohio.

where did you grow up?
East side, Reynoldsburg.


how long you been skating?
9 years.

howd you get hooked up with Instrument?
I always been in Cincinnati when I was young, 16 years old, would catch the Greyhound solo and end up on the Block. Maybe Al or GC would get me from the station. All I would have on me was a bag with some clothes and my skateboard. Did that for a while, skated with all the O.G. Nati heads, and finally linked up.

who else hooks you up?
Gravis, Analog & Embassy Boardshop.

whats up with embassy?
Eric Barkow is my best friend, as much as he doesn't want to admit it. He's put me on and helped me out with a lot.

what kinda stuff you like skating?
I'll skate a lot of things.

whats your set up?
Instrument 8.25, Independents. I got a weird bushing set up, blue doh-doh's on top, then Independent soft red bushings on the bottom. Turns the best. Spitfire Street Burners, 52's or so.

you got any shout outs or people you wanna thank or say whats up to?
Cristina, my girl. You're welcome for the drop. Ma, Pa, Eric Barkow, Eric Brown, Eric Girgash, Alex Davis, Gary Collins, Mike Newton, thank you! What's goodie: Franz Lyons, Ben Tolford, Nick Tolford, George Quick, Eric Zimmerman, Alex Bellerud, Ned XL, Budi, Ed Kennedy, DK, Kelch, Daniel McKewen, Gabe Peterson, Jake Witchet, Glakken, Greg Donchatz, Natinale Mambo, OJ Hayes, Adam Lowe, Ryan Moya, Shane Mastell, and whoever else I forgot, sorry. You're thanked.

whats next?
Make a move.