61. Nuke Robot

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022 Will Mackie

Welcome to another Comacan Questions Interview. At its core, skateboarding is inherently creative, from tricks to brands and everything in between skateboarding has embraced creativity in all of its forms. Today and with this interview we celebrate that, our guest today paints a vivid picture of what skateboarding, and their brand is to them. Please enjoy this week’s interview with Nuke Robot Skateboards.

Why did you choose the name Nuke Robot?
In a not so far away dystopian future people are kept inside bunkers as earth is too contaminated for human life.

Global issues are on the rise. Technology, climate change, and growing human population further plague all life on the planet. Calling for drastic change, bio robotics (“Cyborg intelligence CI”) is developed at an incredible rate far surpassing Human intelligence (HI).

“Nuke Robots” that can assist, act, and think independently and make decisions with or without humans and the 7 deadly sins.

A global “nuclear robotomy” saves skateboarding and the planet as we know.

We are HUGE fans of sci-fi/fictional characters, toys, having fun and using our imagination.

Where are you based out of?
We call Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada home. Located mid Island area in Oceanside / Qualicum Beach, Parksville. We are blessed with great spots, good weather, beaches, and beautiful mountain views. A community full of history and culture.

What products do you sell?
We’re really selling “An Idea or Dream”. A way of free thinking and artistic impression. Our decks and merch feature guest artists and limited release shapes and projects.

Where can people view these products?
We are online @ www.nukerobot.com and select skate shops in Canada. Check us out on Instagram @nuke.robot .

What does skateboarding mean to you?
Skateboarding owes nobody nothing” … we try to encourage skateboarding to be for everyone. You get what you put in and that’s a beautiful thing. We really focus on a brand that matters before money or inflatable egos. You can have all the money in the world but it’s meaningless if you “peddle shit”. We really believe in our Brand. It’s a Toy so have fun is key! Be You and skateboard for love and all the right reasons. It is truly a creative outlet and freedom of expression. Overall, a life experience. The gift and the curse…. remember kids. THERE ARE NO RULES IN SKATEBOARDING, if anyone tells you otherwise maybe you need new friends.

What was the inspiration behind opening a skateboard business?
It was a long journey to where Nuke is today. The inspiration comes from life really. The love of the sport. The passion for the culture. The smell and feeling of the streets. There is a lot of depth in Canadian Skateboarding and Nuke came about at a moment the scene needed a lil fire in our eyes, or “kick on the Ass” so to speak. Not only carrying old torches but really igniting a larger flame for a huge “DYNASTY” in Canada. Great brands are long overdue, and we only wish great things.

Anyone you’d like to thank?
Thank you first and foremost to my family. Thank you to all the friends involved in this “rabbit hole” of an industry. Shout out to all the NUKE BOTS, filmers, photographers, and supporters. Thank you to all the amazing artists involved. Truly an honor to work with everyone now and in the future.

Big up Comacan skateboards for the interview ✊️❤

Think beyond reality for a better future,

Dare to Dream Big.,