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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

Amber RIPPING in the OC 2005

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.

Amber Cangilose Memorial D-Park Denver, CO 6/21/13

Amber Cangilose Memorial D-Park Denver, CO 6/21/13

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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!”

… an equation for LIFE!

ImageThis past weekend was the 6th annual CAMTEST, Dave Tuck Invitational, Skateboard Contest and Jam. Not only was the sk8ing EPIC, but the event continues to embody the times and ties of our history. As a brand, we could not be more proud of our roots. Following our passions in life has lead to who we are today and will be tomorrow. The blood runs thick and the family is only growing.

This leads to a couple of introductions. First, Equillibrium is proud to announce Cara Kruse is now our CORE Sales Representative. Founder Deb Henriksen and Cara have known each other through skateboarding for the past 15 years and counting. Cara’s experiences and training from prior jobs has groomed her perfectly for this position with Equillibrium, and at the perfect time. Besides being heavily focused on outside sales, Cara will also be guest blogging. We are very excited!

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Equillibrium CORE Classics (EQ CC)

Secondly, Equillibrium will soon be launching our new CORE Classic (EQ CC) line this August 2013. Equillibrium Core Classics (EQ CC) will be a static line, available year-round, with select pieces being added over time. This line embodies the timeless street style and energy Equillibrium represents and will be available online, at “CORE Retailers”, and in our show room in Denver, CO. This is an exciting new approach for us in ready to wear, and will reinforce our relevance in street fashion. So far, the line consists of some basic hand bags and accessories, EQ Classic prints on T’s, a “seditionary” button up, and LOTS of black denim pieces (TBA- top secret)! All sourced and manufactured the Equilibrium way, sustainably and ethically… with a heavy dose of handy work and love. There are many exciting plans for Equillibrium ahead; we’ll be keeping you posted!

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Equillibrium’s Blog Intro!!!!

Well, here it is Equillibrium’s blog.  As Equillibrium completes its first DECADE as a premier lifestyle brand in Colorado for high fashion street wear, it is time to acknowledge and respect years of requests to start a blog.

There will be an introduction to what Equillibrium is, how it started/ where we sprouted from, what we are doing, and where we are going. Blog topics will likely fit under the following categories:  FASHION, ART, SUSTAINABILITY, HEALTH, BOARDING: SK8, SURF, SNOW, BIKING/MOTORCYCLES, COLORADO (not in any specific order, all top ranking for Equillibrium).

This blog is to be INSPIRING, FUN, INTERESTING, and a an INFORMATIVE REFERENCE for you to use in deciphering “green-washers” in the market place from the real deal. We’ve noticed a lot of misinformation being portrayed as truth to today’s consumer with play on words. If Equillibrium can clear up confusion by example- it’s an honor!

We want to know what you think… please share your thoughts