Friday, December 27, 2013

Newport DIY article

Good friend Jay Croft's site Street Canoe just published am article on the Diy spot in Newport featuring Instrument riders Zach Kincaid, Jap, Gary Collins, and Seth Zwick.. The photos were shot by Ben Clemens one night before the Kinship premiere. We re proud to be involved with this project and will continue to support it thru donations as well as hands on building. Take a look at Street Canoe and be on the lookout for the print version dropping soon.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mag minute...Devin, Zac, Cole and the boys

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nooks and Crannies 2014

Nooks and Crannies teaser. from Andy Licardi on Vimeo.

Work has been going on for a while now our our next full length.. With Andy Licardi at the helm, this is sure to be our best project yet. It should be finished early spring so keep an eye out and thanks for all the support.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy bday Dan Charlton

Heres a new edit from Dan Charlton that was shot and edited by his brother Joe Charlton. Its also his birthday. If you see him make sure to give him his props, he's made it back from a serious injury and looks like he never took a second off the board. Big ups Dan , we re proud to have you on the squad and cant wait to se what the future holds for you.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Welcome aboard Drake Johnson

Heres a little edit of new rider Drake Johnson. With so many people skating at such a high level these days, originality is more important than ever to us at Instrument. We choose our riders with that in mind. Drake is an original on and off the board. He is from Columbus and also rides for Embassy boardshop. This little teaser was made by his homie Brent Braden, and is just that, a tease. Be on the lookout for Drake and the Sasquad crew, they seem to be popping up everywhere these days.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


SETH ZWICK from Ian Jones on Vimeo.

If you live anywhere near Cincinnati, and haven't had the pleasure of skating with Seth, you will at some point. He's been out there ripping all over the tristate for a while now. While this footage is no doubt banging, it's just the tip of the iceberg. We re currently working on a full length and if things keep going the way they have been, Seth will have a full part. until then Enjoy this glimpse.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Siren Series

In the next couple weeks, the Siren series will be hitting shops. This series was done by Columbus' own Michael Newton. If you re involved in skateboarding in any way out in the midwest, then you've no doubt came across Mike. He's held down various industry jobs over the years and since Columbus holds us down so hard, and the fact that his art is amazing, it made sense to bring him on for a series. Keep your eyes peeled for this series, and check out the rest of his work HERE.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


This saturday, if you re anywhere near Cincinnati, you should come out to our fundraiser for the Newport Skatepark..We teamed up with our woodshop (Generator Distribution), Galaxie Skateshop, The Southgate House Revival, the city of Newport, 10 Great local bands, and thirty local Artists to throw a fundraiser to get the ball rolling on Construction of the New Newport Skatepark. Along with sets by ten of the areas best bands, there will also be a silent auction of 30 hand painted cruiser decks. All for 12 dollars which 100 percent of goes to towards construction. This area has supported Instrument since we started, and we re proud to be spear heading the greater Cincinnati skateboard movement. Come out, have a drink, listen to some great music, and bid on a one of a kind cruiser deck you can hang, rip or do whatever you want with. Things happen when evryone chips in...See you Saturday.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Heres a few pics shot by Adam Bass at the grand opening of the Celina park. We wanna thank everyone who came out as well as all the local hospitality we were shown during our visit.. If you ve never been thru Celina, definately check it out.. Huge lake and we found a bunch of street spots as well. You ll see those clips when the video drops later this year. Thanks again to everyone who came out! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Drake Johnson with a tuck knee Seth Zwick with that boost Cody Heil with a crook tailgrab. Dan Charlton with a feeble seatbelt Dan Charlton with a classic back lip

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


With all the different cameras being used these days its hard to match em all up.. Seems like they all look a lil different. Either way, Jordan wanted to start over using one camera so we get a li taste of what he's been up to lately. Dont worry he'll still have a full part in Instrument video this year but until then you get this. Now go skateboarding!

Jordan West from Ian Jones on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Our web store is now up for those of you who live in areas where we have no retailers. Just click the buy now button to your right! We strongly encourage you to support your local shops if possible. there a list of our retailers on the right of the blog. Please try them first. They are the backbone of your skate scene. If you have no access to a skate shop, well this shops for you. feel free to hit us up with any questions.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Street Canoe interview.

Check out this new interview, discusing Instrument, Absorb, and everything else thats happening in the cincinnati scene.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring 2013 hardgoods preview

Instruments newest series features the art of Derek Toebbe. You can check out some of his other work HERE. As you guys prob already know by now, we are launching our sister brand Absorb Skateboards, headed up by Dave Ackels. Much more coming soon.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcoming Absorb Skateboards

Instrument would like to officially announce the launch of Absorb Skateboards, the newest brand headed up by Dayton, Ohios Dave Ackels. Dave has been an integral part of the skateboarding scene in the midwest for twenty plus years as well as an acclaimed filmmaker and creator of the Absorb video series. Dave's unique vision of both skateboarding and arts will serve as the blueprint for our newest brand. Launching in April, Absorb will be carried at all Instrument retailers plus more to come. In a couple weeks the Spring catalogs will be available and we'll start taking pre orders. Thanks goes out to all who have expressed their support of Instrument and our newest endeavor.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Cody Heil-Local Skatepark

Anyone who's skated with Cody Heil lately knows how hard he's been ripping. Anyone who hasnt, heres a little glimpse into about a half hour session with him.. We re hyped on Cody and cant wait to see his part in the full length dropping fall 2013. In addition to us, Cody also reps Blacklist boardshop. Be on the lookout for this guy and say whats up when you see him

Friday, February 15, 2013

Taylor Nawrocki-Skate Naked edit

Heres another banger from Taylor Nawrocki, filmed and edited by Chad Butler...And yes Spring is almost here, so the indoor edits will make way for the real ones...Get out there and ride Instrument.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Devin Abner and friends

Brooklyn Projects Ramp from Glen Hammerle on Vimeo.

Heres a little mini ramp edit by Glen Hammerle featuring Devin and the homie Bern Iseli...go get your session in today.....

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jordan West extras

Extras from Ian Jones on Vimeo.

Heres a couple extra clips from Jordan West..Jordan will be featured tin the full length out this year, til then heres a couple filmed by Ian Jones

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Taylor Nawrocki

Check out taylor in this little commercial for Embassy skateshop where you can grab all the Instrument products..