Skateboard Swap Meet Vitamin Water Wheels


Skaters for Portland Skateparks held what I hope is the first of many Skateboard Swap Meets on Monday. It was free to enter, and setting up a table only cost a very modest $10 with a 10% of sales set as a suggested donation towards the Powell Blvd Skate Spot. The picture above was taken early on in the event, and it did get quite busy. As most other vendors there, I didn’t know what to expect, but I ended up really enjoying it. I hope they make this a monthly or semi-monthly thing. I expect it become popular and quickly outgrow the space we were in at Luck Labrador Brewing. Minors were allowed, either because the event was in a separate room or maybe because it is also a restaurant. I unloaded a bunch of potential landfill from my basement. There was some interesting stuff there including boards from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, stacks of old VHS tapes, art, and shirts. Game Stolz had some of his own Oregon-pressed Chupakabruh Skateboards as well as these Vitamin Water-branded promo skateboard wheels that were from about 5-7 years ago. That stuff belongs right here on Skate and Annoy. Bonus: I finally figured out who Gnarlie Copinghagen is.

So, a food company put their logo on skateboard wheels and gave them away. That’s something. You’re Up.


A photo from early in the evening before it got hopping.



  1. talentlessquitter on December 1, 2016 - Reply

    Sounds good!
    I rarely see you this positive and with absence of cynicism.

  2. i cant believe i missed this…..

  3. Great event! I got some good stuff on the CHEAP. Only complaint (I’m not really complaining) is we need a bigger venue next time! 🙂

  4. Animal mother on December 2, 2016 - Reply

    I had Mountain Dew wheels in 1995 they were made by Santa Cruz along w/ a Mountain Dew ever slick deck. thankfully my brother gave it to a homeless guy

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