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California Roadtrip Photo Overload!

Hello everybody! I know its been a little bit so I wanted to update everybody on the Third Kind™ California roadtrip, and share lots of pictures from along the way. So the quick update is this: we left Jacksonville on 4/20/16 for California. We stopped in several spots along the way and picked up two shops outside of California while traveling. After a brief stay in Tucson for a little bit we hit the road for San Diego. This was yet another LONG stretch through tons of mountains but clear California night skies!

We made it into San Diego early in May then spent just about 2 weeks in the area and racked up two new shops, Soul Grind and Clairemont Surf, along with making several new friends and checking out the Mighty Mama’s skate event. Soon we found ourselves up in L.A hanging out at the grand opening of our first L.A vendor, The Shop, and running around the greater Los Angeles area visiting a ton of shops, skating piers and boardwalks along the way in cities like Huntington Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and even Hollywood Boulevard itself! This trip lead to a short stint on a Dudesons vlog yewww! We picked up another L.A area shop in Torrance at Project Sk8shop, metsome cool folks at Arbor (I had to buy a board while in California…skateboarders impulse) and had a very sweet business meeting with an awesome group in Venice before another quick stint back in San Diego.

This time around San Diego we brought RADD Action Sports (Mission Beach area) and Ollie Angel Skate Shop (Imperial Beach area) on board as new vendors. Back to L.A where we grabbed Cherry Smoke & Skate in Long Beach as a new vendor. Meanwhile back in Torrance got to meet Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen (AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!) at a very cool museum event. From here it was mostly work work work, our visit to Sunken City after hanging out at San Pedro Shred Fest, bringing Urban Feet in San Pedro on board as an awesome new vendor, and spending some time in Venice Beach at Maui and Sons, our original California vendor, shooting a couple videos for a future website update.

Now we are nearly caught up on the California story, and we have been back in San Diego for a couple weeks. So far we’ve had an amazing Go Skateboarding Day up at Sector 9 skating and hanging with some very cool skaters, had more AWESOME business meetings, and got to witness some amazing skateboarding and help a great cause at Clash at Clairemont which was presented by Grind For Life, who we hope to work with in the very near future!. This awesome event featured some sick vert skating, a killer street jam and a pool jam. But the big daddy was SKATERCROSS which was the first event of its kind. WHEW! So thats where we are at right now, as I post this from the library at the beautiful San Diego State University. I’ll post up some GSD 2016 pictures here but hope to get a blog up about Clash at Clairemont soon too. Until then I hope you enjoy the picture overload, our internet is sporadic in California so I dont get to update too often!


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Light Up your Longboard! with Third Kind™

Finally the brand new skater designed and pro skater tested Third Kind™ skateboard and longboard lights are in! Light up your longboard with Third Kind™ skateboard lights to be seen, stoked and safe at night! Endorsed by a Sheriff for safety our lights for your longboard can be seen up to a mile away making girls want you and car driving kooks not hit you.

Featured in Concrete Wave Magazine… on the cover. Our new longboard led light kit is the very best way to light up your longboard. Whether you ride a Hamboard, a Loaded Longboard, a Landyachtz or a Sector 9 it does not matter, our lights quickly and easily fit any longboard or skateboard without any additional hardware.  Don’t waste your time and money trying to make a DIY project out of lighting up your skateboard. We at Third Kind™ have spent thousands of hours designing and testing our skateboard and longboard led kits to make sure they are the best possible way to light up your longboard. We are skater owned and we test our led longboard light kits with pro skaters like Chris Kendall.

Our led kit for longboards makes it easy to light up your longboard even if you have a top-mount truck setup. Our new led longboard lights weight 15% less than an iPhone5, feature 7 selectable colors, are very water and impact resistant and are rechargeable with the provided micro USB cable. There is no better way to light up your longboard or skateboard than with skater owned, designed and tested Third Kind™ skateboard and longboard led lights.

Check out your local shop to light up your longboard. Third Kind™ skateboard lights are distributed in the United States by Eastern Skate Supply and Ocean Avenue Distribution. In Europe Third Kind™ skateboard lights are distributed by MDCN Distribution. Check them out and get lit!

Also stay tuned for our feature on the Discovery Channel’s The Daily Planet airing September or October.



Hot Sara and Spencer Steelman showing to light up your longboard

Hot Sara and Spencer Steelman showing off their Third Kind™ skateboard lights

light up your longboard with the new Third Kind™ skateboard light kit

New! Third Kind™ skateboard longboard led lights

all lit up for a sunset with Third Kind™ longboard lights

Spencer Steelman nose manual into the sea

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NEW Skateboard Lights from Third Kind™ have Arrived

The global invasion has begun. The new Third Kind™ Skateboard Lights have Arrived!

Thanks to awesome skaters we have taken what we learned from our first skateboard light model and made major out-of-this-world improvements. Our new skateboards lights were developed and tested by skaters around the United States. We tested with core park skaters, street skaters, vert skaters, downhill riders and cruisers. Our new skateboard lights were designed with pure skate in mind. We don’t want our new skateboard lights to hinder our sesh and we definitely do not want to hinder yours.

Our new Third Kind™ Skateboard Lights are stronger, lighter, smarter and more powerful. We designed our case to full military-grade specifications and reduced the weight by 50%. Our new skateboard light now weighs only 3.4oz., that is 15% lighter than your iPhone5 and only half the weight of a Galaxy S5. Our new skateboard light is smarter; now every unit comes with 7 programmed colors and a flash feature that you can select and change just by the touch of our new function button on the side of the battery. The colors include red, green, blue, white, gold, pink and purple. Have a drop-through setup!? No problem with our new skateboard lights simply follow the dotted line to cut out the attachment piece to fit your board. Our new skateboard light is more powerful; we have upgraded to a micro USB charging system; just plug it into your wall, computer or car and take light to your favorite spot. Just a 2 hour charge will provide up to 10 hours of light.

Get abducted and join the invasion. Interact with our social medias and let us know where you want us to go while on our nationwide tour de skate.

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