This is Chris again from Ionic Flux. It has been a few long and grueling months since we last posted in the blog
We started our summer off with a nice ride from the guys at SurfiAed from Tallinn (www.surfiaed.ee). Enjoy this little edit.
In August we sponsored our first event in St Petersburg Russia. The Kavgolovo Slide Jam, Hosted by Nevsky Surf (www.nevskysurf.ru) and a few other local notable sponsors. It had a great turnout and a number of riders got free skate lube! 🙂 Here is a recap of the fun that played out with our homies across the border.
September was another blasting month
We kicked off the month with sponsoring an event in our hometown of Tartu Estonia. In cooperation with ET Longboards (https://www.facebook.com/etlongboards) who provided a first place prize board and Tartu RulaKool (https://www.facebook.com/groups/598183783627148/) who helped organize the event we had a nice little turnout and the event was a blast. Here is a recap of this gig.
After a hefty re-branding phase we began becoming engaged with the U.S. and Canada. We traveled across the Atlantic and participated in SurfExpo in Orlando Florida. . (www.surfexpo.com) and demoed Ionic Flux with Beercan boards (www.beercanboards.com). We had an amazing trip and experience.
After Surf Expo, things began to fall into place ever so slightly more. We met a ton of people, and found a new shop to carry some of our stuff. Got another sponsorhip opportunity with our good friend and partner Jake the snake at Sidewalk Surfshop (www.sidewalksurfshop.com) in Groveland Florida. We became a sponsor of the Poage Landing Days ConeFest slalom skateboarding event in Kentucky. Competitors got lubed up before the races. 😀
We became acquainted with Michael Brooke, boss man of Concrete Wave Magazine (concretewavemagazine.com) and founder the worldwide movement of longboarding for peace. http://www.longboardingforpeace.org/. It has been a rewarding experience, and also one which we wish to share in the baltic sea region, as this is where we are at, and we look forward to helping promote longboarding not only as a sport, but a way to bridge gaps in communities, and doing good for those in need.
October, back in Estonia, it was back to the crunch and daily grind of getting Ionic Flux packages ready to go and stocked up for the upcoming season. We finally released our first batch of stock and are ready to go all over the place. We were finally able to bring our entire product that we have been working hard on for many months into a final and complete piece of beauty. It really brings me great joy to know that the hard work of our great team and the support of our marketing partners has culminated into a unique opportunity to us to have come as far as we have come to this point.
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Ionic Flux Black Steel is in stock and ready to ship. Get some at www.ionicflux.com. we are looking for distribution and dealers too! Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org #bearinglube #longboarding #ionicflux #blacksteel #skatelube And keep an eye out for us in the November issue of concrete wave magazine 😉 page 82 Happy skating 🙂
It’s now November, the month has been long, and the experiences have been extremely awesome. We finally have made our first ad in Concrete Wave magazine, in the noteworthy product secution. This has made us super stoked! And we are really excited in what the future has in store for us!
Here is our ad on page 82 of the concrete wave mag late fall 2014!
This is only the beginning. 🙂 We have a lot to do, and a long way to go. But when I think back and recall the last few months of our development, it has been a great journey. We plan on kicking off 2015 with a bang! 🙂
Have a great skate everyone!