Welcome to this week’s Comacan Questions Interview. Through the course of our interviews we’ve talked to skateboarders, brands, artists and many more. This week we spoke with some more creators, Greg and Shane from Deckwear. This week’s interview is a little different from our usual, this week we got separate answers from both partners and have incorporated them into one interview. All answers from Greg are in Red and all answers from Shane are in Blue. Enjoy this week’s interview with Deckwear.
What inspired you to start making skateboarding Jewelry and other accessories?
Greg: I had a bunch of old boards kicking around and had seen rings made of wood, so I decided to try it, and what better wood than a skateboard?
Shane: It’s kinda funny actually, Greg inspired me and introduced me to making rings. Greg showed me a few he made, then one day I was playing around in the shop and made a couple. Then when time went on, we both started making more and trying different things.
What products do you offer?
Greg: We have rings, necklaces/ pendants, earrings, magnets and keychains.
Shane: We offer standard rings, keychains candle holders, our signature twisted rings and bearing pendants.
Where are you based out of?
We are based out of Gananoque, Ontario.
Do you make custom pieces?
Greg: We can work with customers to make sure they get exactly what they are looking for.
Shane: We can do custom rings and other pieces upon request just takes a little bit more time.
What is your favourite piece you’ve ever made?
Greg: Probably our “Twisted” Series of rings.
Shane: We each bring our own technique and style while we are creating. I’m a Huge fan of the Twisted rings Greg has come up with.
Are you involved with any other skateboarding projects?
Greg: Always doing what I can to support my homies over at Raage Skateboards.
Shane: We have a few side projects on the go and in works still. We currently just moved shop and that will be up and running again shortly. Under Deckwear we have side projects like Greg’s grease, which is a wax company for the homies. We also have in progress a clothing line which is dropping real soon called f/s B/s skate apparel. We also put together a wheel accessories kit called fourth gear which is like your washers, spacers and wheel nuts. We are also excited for our second season of battle of the great white North which is live games of skate through Facebook.
What does skateboarding mean to you?
Greg: Skateboarding is freedom to me, once I step on my board all worries go out the window, I couldn’t imagine my life without it.
Shane: Skateboarding to me is my escape from the everyday things that get thrown at all of us in life. It’s the fuel to my fire and my happy place of mind.
Anyone you’d like to thank?
Greg: My Mom.
Shane: I would like to thank all the supporters and folks that have been down since day one. Also like to thank Nolan Kohlenberger, our graphic designer and teammate. Also, Raage Skateboards and Canadian skateboard collectors group an Comacan skateboards for reaching out.