Thanks for tuning in for another week of Comacan Questions, this week we are joined by our first double dipper in the world of Comacan questions. Previously we interviewed Tom Preszactor (Interview #8) for another venture of his The Canadian Skateboard Chronicles but this week we are here to talk to Tom about his latest venture, a wax Company. Tom set out with an expectation and wasn’t satisfied with what he found out there, so he decided to pave his own way. Please join us for all that and more for this week’s interview with Slipz Wax.
Why did you choose the name Slipz Wax?
My girlfriend chose the name because of the way the wax slides, it slides really well.
What is your inspiration behind running a wax business?
I was sick of always buying big brand waxes to have them not work any better than a normal candle. I wanted to spend more time actually skating than waxing up spots in the streets, so I set out to make Slipz Wax.
Where are you based out of?
Slipz Wax is based out of Stratford, Ontario.
Do you offer other products?
Right now, we offer stickers, wax and hopefully soon some t shirts as well as hoodies.
What’s your dream with Slipz Wax?
One day to make this into a full-time job.
Do you currently have a team?
Yes, we do! Our team is a really awesome one at that, it is full of Canadian rippers. As of right now our team consists of nine members: Jordan Groves, Lucah Hacking, Neva Kenny, Kyle Turner, Christian Marshall, Adriano Fiore, Bianca Lio, Nolan and Alec Jones. Make sure to check our team out, they all bring something different to the table and we at Slipz are proud to sponsor them.
What does skateboarding mean to you?
Skateboarding is always a freeing feeling that always makes for a rad time.
Are you hoping to work with any other companies?
Currently working with success goons from Sudbury.
What is your dream with the business?
To get grow the business, offer more products, I’d also like to drop a team video next year.
Do you make custom pieces?
Currently I don’t make custom pieces as the molds cost 200-300 dollars to create custom molds.
Anyone you’d like to thank?
I’d like to thank my girlfriend, Marlee Inson for creating the awesome name. Also thank you to my whole squad who are always out there ripping it up. Check out our Instagram page to see the team member’s shred.