Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bro Model winner James Webber

This is James Webber of Columbus, Ohio. James is a staple on the columbus scene and has been supporting Instrument forever. We were hyped that James pulled through with the winning clip since he reps us harder than anyone. Get to Embassy or Skate naked and cop his bro model before they re all gone....Congrats again James!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

INSTRUMENT BRO MODELS.....Congrats boys...

Be on the lookout for our "Bro Models" which will be hitting their respective shops this time next week. Big ups to the winners..Shops that wanna get in on next years bro model clip contest hit us up..

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Instrument 2013 trailer

2013 Instrument trailer from gary collins on Vimeo.

For those who missed this at the Zach Kincaid part release, we ve began working on a full length video to be filmed and edited by Andy Licardi who also edited this trailer..Taylor Nawrocki, Zach Kincaid, and Kokomo Joe will all be featured as well..Stay tuned for more updates and thanks for all the support..Oh yeah, for those in Cincinnati, the 8th annual Christmas party will be on the 23rd at Mayday...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Taylor Nawrocki Italy Part

Taylor spent the last three months over in Italy drinking expresso and Ripping. Heres his edit by Rene Olivo and is a dedication to the lost homie Eric Brown. Rip.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Introducing...Zach Kincaid

Instrument Introduces Zach Kincaid from gary collins on Vimeo.

Instrument proudly welcomes Zach Kincaid to the squad with this video filmed and edited by Mac Shafer. Zach has been putting in work for a while a now an we re hyped to have him aboard and look forward to what hes got in store for our full length net year. Instrument continues to grow and we thank everyone who rides our boards and supports us in any way.. Thank you

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Taylor Nawrocki new trailer

Heres the new trailer for >Taylor Nawrockis new part that will be dropping December 11th. We will post it as soon as its up. Also, be on the lookout for our newest rider Zach Kincaids part that will be up by Monday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


We are announcing our newest rider Friday November 23rd at our Slappy Hour party at Mayday in Northside, Cincinnati. There, we will be premiering a special trailer for our new video (2013) shot and edited by Andy Licardi, as well a a full video part by the new guy who we hope we can keep a surprise by then. Come out and peep what we have in store for the future of Instrument, and get loose to the sounds of DJ Sinceer...Gonna be a good time.. If you arent old enough to come to the party, get an id or check this site the day after.. we'll post it as soon as possible...Keep Pushing.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Instrument Fall Collection Soft Goods

We're finally releasing the fall collection of soft goods. It took a while but its worth the wait. Hit your retailers up and have em get on it..There are also alternate colors in almost every piece so retailers be sure to ask. hit us up!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Corporate x Instrument "New Flag"

The fall colorway of the "new flag" collab from Corporate and Instrument will be dropping tomorrow at Corporate (513) 771 0432, and Galaxie skate shop (859) 261-7292. These are extremely limited and will sell out quickly. If you want one i suggest not sleeping on em. Instrument and Corporate will continue to work together in the future, So make sure and stay heads up on our collabs......

Monday, September 17, 2012


Taylor Nawrocki has left the states for a few months for Italy and wherever else he may end up. Hers a short clip filmed by Brent Braden a few nights before he bounced. Here's also a part he filmed in Italy last year, hopefully he'll produce another gem like this while he's over there..

Friday, September 14, 2012

Not for Sale by Kevin Hackett


Woke up today to find this link in my email.. I remember Devin saying he filmed some stuff for a little documentary a couple years ago in Florida. This is a about as accurate as your could portray Devin's life. No matter how hard the struggle got, skateboarding kept him grounded, and while others with his level of talent let their egos take over, Devin is as humble as can be. Big up to Devin and Jackie for holding it down when times got rough. Also shout out to Kevin Hackett for making this gem..seriously inspiring.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Patron Saint Series

The Patron Saint series by Lauren Riegelman, along with the classic Big Boys logo decks (5 sizes) are will be available early this week. Current retailers hit us up and make sure you are stocked with the midwests best brand. Shops wanting to become dealers, hit us up at to get set up....Next day shipping, bakers dozens, let us know how we can help. Also be on the lookout for the soft goods that will be dropping the first week of October..

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Instrument Delaware

Instrument Delaware from gary collins on Vimeo.

On the way up to the premiere of Joseph Charlton's "Loudpack" at skate naked, Jordan West and Taylor Nawrocki linked up at the delaware skatepark for a lil session..Andy Licardi, who also made the trip up from Cincinnati filmed and made this edit..Much more to come and stay on top of the new series coming next week as well as the fall apparel collection dropping october 1st....

Monday, September 3, 2012


BRO MODEL COLUMBUS JAMES WEBBER from gary collins on Vimeo.

The Columbus leg of the Bro Model contest has ended amd the winner of the Third Model is Columbus local, James Weber. Filmed by Pat Flaherty. Honorable mention goes out to Alex Dewesse who turned in a tight clip but was edged by James super wrapped Impossible. Congrats James, wont be long til you have your very own Instrument Bro Model..Stay tuned for the release dates!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Best Wishes......Edward Kennedy

Longtime Instrument rider, and all around Cincinnati favorite Edward Kennedy has found a new home, both on and off the board. Off the board he's become a permanent resident of the Northwest, setting up shop in Portland Oregon. On the board he's also found a new home with Northwest based Tribute skateboards. Tribute is a tight company and we wish Ed the best in whatever he does, and whoever he rides for. We are also thankful for the time he's put in with us and know he was a big part of what we ve become. Best Wishes homie.

Friday, August 17, 2012

First Leak from Fall collection...

Heres the first look at the new models from Instrument, featuring the artwork of Lauren Riegelman.. stay tuned for more leaks of the upcoming line dropping october 1st...Also Tomorrow night in Columbus, Oh is the premiere of "Loudpack" a full length video from Joseph Charlton featuring Instrument riders Dan Charlton, Taylor Nawrocki, and a whole crew of Columbus area destroyers.....if you need details of the premiere call Embassy boardshop or Skate Naked...Show starts at 7pm....

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Instrument/Blacklist LBG Bromodel winner

CRAIG EDWARDS LBG BRO MODEL WINNER from gary collins on Vimeo.

This was a very hard choice this month. But.. the winner is LBG's own Craig Edwards, filmed by Cody Heil. Honorable mentions include Austin Pastura, Adam Bass, and Geran Thur, just to name a few. Craig's "bro model" will be out in a couple months along with the Galaxie winner, Cotie Robinson and who ever takes the prize in the Columbus/Embassy leg going on right now!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Newest Focus AD- Devin Abner

Heres Devin Abner's new focus ad. Here he adds another notch on his belt, upping the ante once again with a huge f/s flip down the UC big five. A few tricks have definately been put down on this but never one of this magnitude....Just when you thought Devin was at the top of his game, he raises the bar even higher. Oh yeah and for any doubters, theres footage, which you'll see soon enough. Devins board is available at finer skateshops. If your skateshop wont carry them, hit us up and we'll figure out a way to get you onboard..

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Instrument welcomes Dan Charlton

Its been a while since we've added a new rider, Dan Charlton is that rider. Dans from Columbus, OH. He currently rides for Embassy skateshop and Habitat shoes. He is also featured in the upcoming "Loud Pack" video by Joseph Charlton....This is just the beginning for Dan, He's got much much more on deck..Welcome to the Squad Dan.....

Monday, July 2, 2012


BROMODEL COTIE ROBINSON from gary collins on Vimeo.

After a tough judging session, the first Bro Model is going to Cotie Robinson. Shout out to Cotie for going out and getting the winning clip on the fly...he was told about the contest on deadline day and came back in twenty minutes with this gem filmed by Glen Hammerle......Honorable mentions go out to Brooks Shuping, Zach Kincaid, Teddy Roach, Brennan Barton, Ryan True and Peter Martin for their submissions.....Next up is Lawrenceburg, get on it!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Zac Coyne teaser.....

zac.commercial from gary collins on Vimeo.

Zac Coyne has been putting in work for a couple different projects lateley and heres a little sample of what hes been doing. This short is filmed and edited by Glen Hammerle.... Zac is definately on the come up so stay tuned for more soon....also, there are only five more days to the first leg of the "Bro Model" contest in Newport, KY so if you live close and want your own model, Get down there and get a clip..Who's it gonna end up being??

Monday, May 28, 2012

Taylor Nawrocki X P Blackk

Heres a new edit from Taylor Nawrocki, by Brent Braden featuring the music of P. Blackk. Get Hip.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Win Your Own Bro Model!

At Instrument, we pride ourselves on giving back to the areas that support us the most. We re proud to announce our new contest series going on the next three months. No, this isnt your typical skatepark contest with lame biases and un qualified judges. This is a best clip contest, and will be judged by the Instrument team with input from the shop owners. The catch is the clip must be filmed within the city limits of the sponsoring shop. For June, its gonna be Galaxie skateshop in Newport, KY. For July, it will be Lawrenceburg, IN with Blacklist providing the support. August will be Embassy skateshop in Columbus OH. The submission process will last one month for each location. Clips need to be quicktime files and can be sent to We'll be putting up an edit of each citys clips on the site as well. The prize for each winner will be 5 of your very own "bro model" Instrument skateboards. you'll also have your limited edition bro model boards on the wall at the sponsoring shop so your homies and family can cop those wall bangers! You will also have the option of putting a two minute edit on the site for further exposure! Dont miss out on the chance to have your own deck! Get your clips up. Hit us up or contact the shops for further questions or info. EVERYONE is eligeable at each location. No nonsense drama because you skate for another shop in that area, and no crying about the results.... get rippy.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gary Collins----Inspired by.

As a skateboarder thats been skating for over twenty years i've been inspired by hundreds of skaters, artists, musicians, average joes, etc. Theres no pre requisite for inspiration, it could be anything really. As far as skateboarders and skateboard tricks, one person that stands out from over the years, is Alan Peterson. Some of you prob arent familiar with him, (alot prob are) There was just something about the way he skated. In particular, the way he backside ollied. I was blessed with the privilege of traveling across the county a couple times in a smelly tour van with Alan and was equally blown away each time we skated. I remember seeing him bs stalefish and pretty much dedicated the next few sessions to learning them. Even though i havent seen alan in ten or so years, everytime i skate a backyard ramp i think of the way he did it, and how sick it was. It just looked different than everyone else. Thanks Alan, this ones for you homie. (Alan photo by hutch, Gary photo by Abineri)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Devin Abner-kickflip

Heres a flick of Devin shot by Matt Mcdole. See this kickflip in the "bellevue" video or the bellevue section on the Devin has been pretty much dominating the Cincinnati scene for a while now, but that hasn't stopped him from continuing to stack clips for a few upcoming projects. His new board from the "Alex Davis" photography series is out now, so make sure to support Cincinnati's best.. If you re having trouble finding his board or anything else from Instrument, just hit up and we'll make sure it gets into your hands. Demand Instrument at your local shop.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

YOUNITEDnations finalists

Starting tomorrow, the YOUnitednations contest begins over at the berrics. make sure to go vote for the Bellevue crew featuring Instrument riders Cole Wilson, Devin Abner, and Zac Coyne as well as the rest of the crew. Big ups to Matt Ballard and Glen Hammerle for putting it all together......

Friday, March 16, 2012


The release of the Spring line is almost here. We will be throwing a release party at Southpaw Prints at 1334 Main st. Cincinnati, OH. 45202. there will be super deals on closeout product as well as the lowest price you'll find on the new stuff. Scroll down or click the link on the right to download the full catalog. We re gonna have DJ Sinceer on the wheels, as well as some beverages for those of age. Retailers that can make it will recieve a ten percent discount on all orders placed at or before the party. (product will be available for pick up on site) In addition this is the official jumpoff to the spring, stop thru, meet the riders, chill, or whatever. Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky stop out and rep the midwest. Heres the link to the EVENT.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Instrument Spring 2012

All of our springline will release on March 22nd. You can download the catalog HERE We will be having a release party March 22nd at Southpaw prints on Main st, Cincinnati. (there will be a flyer soon as well) We re gonna have Dj Sinceer on the beats, and of course some beverages. 6PM to 10PM. We will also be offering ten percent off retailer orders placed at the event. We are blessed to be sold at all the areas best shops, and look forward to getting everyone together for the release. In addition to all the new product, there will be closeouts on a few items, so you ll be able to come up for the low low. Bring everyone you know and consider this the Spring jump off. Feel free to hit up for any questions or to place pre orders.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


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On March 3rd, we will be releasing our "new flag" collab tee at Corporate. Corporate is located at 2643 Erie Ave. , Cincinnati,OH 45208 (Hyde Park Square). At the intersection of Erie Ave. and Edwards Rd. They will also be carried at Galaxie Skateshop in Newport, KY. (5 mins from downtown Cincinnati) These quanities are limited, so make sure you hit up one of these locations before you miss out. If you live outside the area, you can order by phone from both stores. Cincinnati Represent.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

ED KENNEDY and friends. Wheeler st. edit

Heres a little edit straight off the block. Make sure to subscibe to the Cincinnati456 youtube channel for more updates, edits, and other stuff. yerp!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Second leak......Spring catalog...

For our second series in the spring line we've teamed up with resident Blacklist artist Ben Giska for a hot new take on the bb logo series. Ben's art is one of a kind, so make sure and peep everything else he's done/doing.More leaks soon.....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Taylor Nawrocki......Skate Naked Again

another short edit filmed and edited by Brent Braden. skate Naked continues to be one of the illest and most course changing parks in the Midwest. kudos to Adam and the rest of the crew for keeping heads in the middle of ohio shredding all winter. Hit em up, get there, and make sure you say whats up to Taylor if you see him. Yerp

Thursday, February 9, 2012

First leak from the upcoming spring line.....

We'll keep you posted on the release of this new series featuring the photography of Alex Davis. There will only be 75 of each design printed, retailers can hit up to get your pre orders in. This is just the first leak from the spring line, so be on the lookout, gonna be our best catalog yet. Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Taylor Nawrocki, Embassy Skateshop

Heres a little short commercial by Chad Butler for Embassy skateshop in Columbus, Ohio. Embassy has been supporting Instrument heavy for a long time. They also have been supporting Taylor amongst many other rippers (i.e Dan Charlton and many more) Thanks for everything, we appreciate everything you guys do for Instrument, Columbus and Ohio as a whole. Big ups.....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Zac Coyne in Miami.

Zac went down to Miami with Bern, Glen, davis, and Ian for a little sunshine and to try and clip up. Heres a couple of photos i grabbed off Ians tumblr and also heres the link to Gnarpill where you can find all sorts of stuff from Zac and the boys. peep. (Click to enlarge)

Monday, January 16, 2012


This Friday night in Loiusville, the long awaited release of Matt Ballard's "Bellevue" Featuring Cole Wilson, the homie Brooks Shuping, Mikey Rodges, and a whole slew of other rippers from Louisville and surrounding areas...Come see all the footy Ballard wouldnt give up for the Instrument video. His part is gonna be bonkers, trust me. There will also be raffles and product giveaways from us and some other companies as well.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jordan West.....

We caught up with Jordan West for a little quick q and a session. Also heres a new edit with some of the making noise 3 footy and a few new clips. the photo and edit are by Ian Jones. Enjoy!

Full name?
Jordan Taylor West

Who gives you products?
Instrument skateboards. Outer belt wheels from Columbus. Joe Dorsi hooks up Domestics Clothing and I get Etnies from the sole tech rep.

Who have you been skating with?
I've been skating a lot with Ian Jones lately. He got a new cam and he's always down to film so that helps a lot. I skate with Mat Frantz, Sam Steele, Joel Blazer and Gary Collins a lot too. A lot of homies have moved to Portland or elsewhere so I only get to skate with everyone when they're in town. I'm down to skate with anyone who shows up to the session.

Whats your set up?
My setup pretty much stays the same. I skate the Instrument 8.5 black logo deck, 52mm Outerbelt wheels, Indy 149s, and Bones Swiss bearings.

Where do you like to skate?
I like to skate all over Cincinnati. There's a lot too skate here. I like skating anywhere a session with friends can go down... Glencoe, D O's , flat or whatever. I like skating banks, ledges, mannys, wall rides, street gaps pretty much everything but jumping down big shit.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I'll be 30. I'll be doing the same thing, skating as much as possible and working. I'll probably have a house by that point. I don't know if I'll still be in Cincinnati still or not. I also see myself traveling a lot more at that point.

Who are some rippers you've been noticing coming up around Cincinnati?
There are a lot of rippers in Cincinnati. Theyre all over but coming up I'd have to say the three that pop into my mind are Zac Coyne, Bern Iseli, and Austin Pastura. The younger guys learn so quickly now it almost seems unreal.

What's the secret to to dating all those beautiful women?
Hahaha. Mystery sparks interest. Maybe im just lucky. I definately feel lucky.

Got any shout outs?
Pops, GC, Shaman, Ian Jones, Joel Blazer, Ed, Storm, Al, Andrew Helvey, Licardi, Vlad, Doug Korfhagen, Zach Kincaid, Joe Dorsi, Highschool, Sam Steelo, there's just too many homies to type them all out.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Taylor Nawrocki

Yep its winter out here in Ohio, so fools are on indoor mode. This edit is from Columbus' Skate Naked, which is pretty much the best indoor spot in ohio. Its filmed and edited by the homie Brent Braden. Be sure to check out his other edits of the columbus locals. Skate Naked updates the course reguarly and are open late for night shreddage. Here Taylor takes a little time to switch it up on everything. Ride Instrument and Skate Naked. Yerp