Welcome to this week’s Comacan Questions, This week we are joined by some guests that we’ve met online through our connection with their local Skateshop. They’ve continued to show support for us, their local shops and anyone they’ve been involved with along the way. We look forward to getting to know the dudes behind this project in the future. We hope everyone enjoys this weeks interview with YouGoodSkateboarding.
Why did you choose the name you did?
It’s kind of a long story that we are saving for a future video, but the short story is
we had grown apart as friends for a little bit and both went through a different traumatic experience. When we heard about what we were going through separately, the only thing we could think message each other was “yo you good?”
How long have you been running YouGood?
We have been running YouGood Since June 2021.
What inspired you to start YouGood?
We wanted to get involved in the skate community again, we both grew up skating but hung our boards up for a while.
Just to clarify though we are not a skateboard company, yet. We are more of a media page, for now and the one platform that really inspired us was illegal civilization.
Where are you located?
Base camp is Brantford, Ontario but we travel all around Southern Ontario to meet skaters, get clips and find new spots.
What products/service do you offer?
The main thing we offer is high quality clips and/or photos for skaters in the community, we can also offer editing services for skaters at an affordable rate
but we also offer a small selection of merch.
We were going to get into decks, made a few designs and spray painted a couple decks but quickly realized how hard it can be, when trying to do it all in house.
What does skateboarding mean to you?
To us, Skateboarding means many things but I think the one major thing is the individualism it brings into your life.
You are able to have your own style of skating, dressing and filming, with an acceptance throughout the community.
No matter what you are going through in life you can always grab your board and go for a cruise alone or meet up with homies and just have a great time together.
that is what skateboarding means to us.
So far our favourite part has by far been the meeting the community and seeing all the people that want to be a part of our brand that was created out of nothing but passion for skateboarding.
The filmers favourite part has been the challenge of filming skateboarding and seeing peoples reaction to the clips like the “ahhhh”
It goes without saying that our skate adventures together, going to new places, experiencing new parks and new spots have been absolutely incredible and being able to give skaters a deck when they need it is the best feeling in the world.
Anything you’d like to say to a young Skateboarder or Filmer?
First things first, practice, practice, practice. give it your all and trust yourself, especially if you want to become good, get good footage. Do the same trick a thousand times and get the basics down.
Don’t directly send brands clips right away, allow your skills to develop. wear a helmet, people don’t care, we would rather see you safe and having fun then hitting your head.
Don’t be scared to get involved in the community, ask people to film or for tips.
We are all skating for the love of the culture, and we love to see young kids working hard at getting better.
As for anyone wanting to get into filming, just do it, use whatever you have at the time to film and edit. The gear doesn’t matter. Of course, it looks better with proper equipment but that doesn’t mean you can’t make quality skate videos.
Offer to film anyone at parks, every skater is hyped to have someone film them.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank?
Every skater, filmer, photographer out there doing their thing, working hard. The Collective Skate Shop in Brantford for always holding it down. Slipz Wax for believing in us early on. Our team rider Andrew Rolsma for being on our team, working extra hard to get better and consistent clips, also for giving us a place to skate in the winter. Comacan skateboards for being a solid local company and making awesome products. All the Karen’s that fight us and give us solid hijinx every session. All the frontline workers fixing our broken bones and lastly all the security guards that power trip because they couldn’t pass police foundations course.