SK8 2 CR8 in style with Equillibrium …

Hard to believe summer is around the corner when we just got record snow fall in Colorado.  However,  it is almost here and we have some upcoming events we’d like to promote…

First,  is the Annual Dave Tuck Skate Jam in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Here is a nice commentary explaining who Dave Tuck is,  why his jam is in MI,  and what the event raises money for by Josh Meisler-  the event’s Creator,  Coordinator, and Host.   Josh, we thank you for keeping Dave’s essence alive through this kick ass rally to sk8 in his honor.  We cherish and miss you Dave ❤

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The other event we are promoting is a Girl SK8 Jam in South Carolina,  called S.E.S.H. Skate Jam – an acronym for South Eastern Sister Hood Skate Jam.  This event dreamed up by our OG Skate Sister Tamra Church.   The event was inspired to bring Girls who share a love for skateboarding together at all ranges of ages as well as skill levels.This is its kick off year,  it will be rad to see what it grows into for next year!

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Lastly there are Skateboard Camps coming up from Duchess Ride up in Eagle County starting June 4th!  Duchess Ride is a 501(c)3 non-profit who’s mission is to cultivate TENACITY, CAMARADERIE, and CREATIVITY in young girls.  They do great work and we love them for it!  Check out the link to their website for more information.

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Denver Westword’s 2016 Whiteout Fashion Show and Tequila Sunrise by Equillibrium recap…

 

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Equillibrium at Denver Westword’s 2016 Whiteout Fashion Show
Photography by Robin Fulton
Models by Wilhelmina Denver

… see more in the Denver Westword event slideshow for the 2016 Whiteout Slide Show.

We have a YouTube Video of Equillibrium at Denver Westword’s 2016 Whiteout Fashion Show up to view as well!

ENJOY

Blessings.

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It is year’s end already. Time to respect and reflect on the past year’s experiences. We apologize for not writing in recent months… this year’s changes were, once again, abrupt and hard to process. There were no words to write at times when consumed by the moment.

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We’d like to take a minute to write the names of those who are not with us as of recent years/ months and are so grateful to have had in our lives: GaryLee Bomar, Justin Vicory,  Vinnie Garcia, Larry Johnson (L.J., founder of TheFarm in Boulder),  David Tuck , and Amber Cangilose… we will never forget… watch over us. I ask for prayers of good health to all fighting for their lives: Pat Henriksen (our Founder’s Father), Sarah DeVito , and Hallie Wastell. All are battling different forms of cancer and are not out of the woods yet… stay strong Warriors, love and light!

Equillibrium would like to thank all of YOU who listen, put your actions before words, and have intention to leave this world a better place than found for Generations to come. The bio-accumaltive effects of conscious choices can get synergies back to where they need to be with our World and each other.

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We are happy to say we are continually doing our part towards sustainability. Equillibrium is gaining momentum as a both a Brand and an Educator of sustainability. What is good for the Environment is good for the Consumer.

With that said, starting in 2016, Equillibrium will be donating 5% of our profits towards causes that most benefit People and Planet. We only work with reputable non-profits (such as Earth Justice, The NRDCOceana, and The Stronghold Society). Working the laws to create effective change and advocating for education to drive alterations in human behavior will bring the greatest permanent results. Therefore, that is where we will seed donations most.

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One thing we know is that there is no time like the present to give. Life is short, and precious… we live to defend it.

You are what you wear. So, get Equillibrium into your wardrobe and be a part of the solution through sustainable fashion!! Equillibrium is brand who is responsible, transparent, and gives with every purchase in more ways than one!

Peace on Earth! Good will to ALL! 

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Live it!

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Deb’s Pic of Am at Carbondale Run 2006- she made the graphic design for the Equillibrium AVC Memorial T from this…

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Equillibrium’s original BLK on WHT AVC Memorial T 2013

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Amber RIPPING in the OC 2005

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Typical antics… Am Bam!

As summer arrives, vibrant and bright, we treasure the memories and vibration of a Sk8 Byrd (aka Sk8 Sister) who’s wings fluttered with grace and style. Amber Victoria Cangilose passed Father’s Day 2013, and we will never be the same. We held her memorial jam on her birthday (Summer Solstice & International GO Skateboarding Day 6/21) in Denver at her old stomping grounds, D-Park.

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The Spencer Girls rolling for Amber 6/21/13

 

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Equillibrium President/CEO Deb Henriksen- F/S slasher 4 Am 6/21/13

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50/50 on the spine to transfer … one of Am’s lines in the handicap was to drop in the deep and transfer over the spine…

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Air for Am 6/21/13

To keep her spirit and love of skate boarding alive, we collaborated with Ashley Mott (from Bad Egg Zine and Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks), Walter Pourier (from the Stronghold Society), Jim Murphy (from Wounded Knee Skateboards), Chris Mearkle (from East Coast Ramp Design– 5.9), and the BAD ASS Mr. Bill Danforth Himself to create the Annual Amber Cangilose Memorial Girl’s Bowl Competition at the OneGathering.

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One Gathering and Amber Memorial Girl’s Bowl Comp 2014

 

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Walt Pourier (SHS) and Deb Henriksen (Equillibrium) at the One Gathering 2013

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Equillibrium Tent at 2013 One Gathering

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Our Chelsea McCabe killing it at last year’s comp… took 2nd!

We hope you are all EXCITED for this year’s event to CELEBRATE LIFE, EACH OTHER, and SK8BOARDING ! This is how Amber would want her memory and butterfly effect to be, and so it shall be… so, get your decks gripped, trucks loosened (or tightened), and bearings greased- we’re having an all girl’s show down at the handicap bowl! Hope you enter, and CAN’T WAIT to see you all there! Schwag has been donated by Equillibrium Clothing, Brother’s Boards in Aurora to name a few…  and always accepting more- contact EQLBRM or SHS for donations.

Lastly, like last year’s memorial jam, Equillibrium will have Calla Lillies at the One Gathering to plant in honor of Amber’s life, love, and light after the contest is over…

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L to R, EQ and Xavier gal Cara Kruse Gurule, Am’s cousin Becka, EQ and Xavier gal Deb Henriksen, EQ and Xavier Gal Lisa Huff at Am’s Memorial Jam 6/21/13

LIVE IT, LOVE IT, WEAR IT!

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Nysa and Lisa planting Calla Lillies for Amber <3

Nysa and Lisa planting Calla Lillies for Amber ❤

Colorado’s Open Hunting Season is fatal… to Ian Dante Muro…

Colorado's Open Hunting Season is fatal... to Ian Dante Muro...

There are no words, however we are sad we lost a young skater. Our shop Super Screen Print created this design for his memorial T, being sold to raise funds for the Muro Family by their cousin- our friend. Please read the article linked to the photo to hear what happened. Be aware, activities with guns can have unexpected and fatal accidents… RIP Ian…

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Summer has come, and it seems to have already gone. Within the past 3 months, several life changing events have occurred.  We acknowledge it is over due to address what has forever changed our Colorado Skate Family. We lost two of our original crew, Amber Cangilose (1976-2013) and Dave Tuck (1969-2013). These are hard losses to write about as Amber and Dave are two of our favorites…

AmC2003Amber passed away in June, one week before her 37th Birthday on the 21st. In Amber’s honor, we held a memorial skate jam at Denver Park on June 21st, also International Go Skateboarding Day. We also have an announcement regarding keeping Amber’s love, passion, and energy around. Equillibrium is honored to approve and sponsor the Annual Amber Cangilose Girl’s Bowl Competition at the Strong Hold Society’s One Gathering held at Denver Park every summer in July. We have a memorial T for Amber (below) being sold to fund raise for “Amber’s Angels” (home girls) and family out of state to be in Denver for the 2nd Annual Amber Cangilose Girl’s Bowl Competition!  (Click on pick below to purchase your T on Etsy!)

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Tuck slippin’ and slidin’ at Skate Colorado House with Amber Cangilose and Lisa Huff in the background… family…. circa 2000

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Equillibrium Tuck Rasta Heart hung at Arvada Park on Dave’s 44th B-Day 8/1/13

The next hit was loosing Tuck… 2 years ago Dave was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer… this Lion (he’s a Leo) fought one hell of a fight with amazing bravery. We LOVE Dave, always have and always will… and from him we are blessed to have his surviving family to watch over and love. On that note, we also have a memorial T for Dave… proceeds will go to the non-profit Dave started, Strap in for Life. Dave wanted to leave something for boarders fighting cancer, and a source for support… inspired by Grind for Life, a non-profit for skateboarders with cancer. Equillibrium will also be a continued sponsor/ supporter of the Annual Camtest, now always in Dave Tuck’s honor…  (Click on pick below to purchase your T on Etsy!)EQ_TAmemT

Amber and Dave were two of the brightest flames we’ve known, their passion and smiles were contagious. We cherish the times and memories that will forever bring smiles of our own… we will NEVER forget!

These memorial T’s are a part of Equillibrium’s Benefit T series and are available at Equillibrium Show Room or online now, and at an Authorized Equillibrium Dealer near you this Holiday Season.  “FROM THE CORE, FOR THE CORE… LIVE IT, LOVE IT, WEAR IT!”