Welcome back to Comacan Questions for another Friday interview. This week we spoke with someone we’ve seen across instagram multiple times through his company and park pages (but we’ll let him tell you more about that) and who also has been recommended by one of our readers. This guest wears many different hats in the skateboarding world and we are happy to spread the word about a few of them, please enjoy this week’s interview with Raage Skate Co.
Why did you choose the name Raage Skate Co?
The name “Raage Skate Co” started with “Raage Skateshop”. We started a skateshop and needed a name that hasn’t been used yet & added in the second “A” to keep the name unique.
What is the inspiration behind starting a skateboard company?
The inspiration to start a skateshop was out of pure necessity since we have a lot of skaters in our area that would have to travel far to get skate products. In 2017 our shop had a fire which at that point we decided to convert from a skateshop to a skateboard company. We sold off the rest of our stock and now only sell our Raage products.
Where are you based out of?
Raage is based out of Alexandria, Ontario but serves all of Canada 🇨🇦.
Where can people view available products?
People can view our Raage products on our website, Instagram, Facebook or in person at the @Sk8Fest HeadQuarters.
What does skateboarding mean to you?
Skateboarding means everything to me. My life goal is to build a strong, healthy skate scene wether it’s organizing skate sessions, hosting events, building skate obstacles, introducing skaters to other skaters, introducing skateboarding to non skaters, teaching skateboarding, skatepark fundraising or any other way that I can build the Canadian scene.
Does Raage have a team?
Since we are a really small skate company Raage doesn’t exactly have a traditional skate team but definitely helps out many skaters wether it’s hooking them up with product, discounts or allowing them to skate the Raage Training Facility, aka the Sk8Fest HeadQuarters. We do have some Raage Representatives that we hook up with heavy discounts to help them with getting skate products.
Anyone you’d like to thank?
I would like to thank anyone that has supported Raage Skateshop/ Skate Co since we started in 2005 & also anyone who has supported Sk8Fest since it’s start in 2003. With support we will continue to build the Canadian Skate Scene – Justin Sauve 🛹🖤