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What Makes Wakened Boards Different?

Hey everyone, I'm writing this blog post because I get a lot of questions about our long boards so I thought I'd answer them here. Where are your long boards made?  Wakened Boards are hand-crafted here in California in small batches by our skilled artisan.What kind of wood do you use for your skateboards and longboards? We source our wood locally and use 3 main types -- walnut, cherry and maple. We hand pick each piece so that every board can have a distinct character with the best quality wood possible. Each piece of wood is unique in its tones and graining, making every board one-of-a-kind. What sizes of long boards do you have? We offer a few sizes our...

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Small Changes Can Have A Large Impact!

Every day we are witnessing more and more of our planet being rapidly changing for the worse. Our rain forests are on fire, one and a half acres of rainforest are lost every second with tragic consequences for both developing and industrial countries. Our oceans are being filled with trash and we are losing it's wildlife at an alarming rate. On the surface it might not seem like such a catastrophic change but it really is! Lets talk about the rainforests first. We are losing one of Earth's greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that...

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Dog Friendly National Parks

We all love to spend time with our dogs for so many reasons. They bring us joy, companionship, and nothing is more therapeutic than a pet. However spending time in nature at one of your favorite National Parks can be very therapeutic as well. But can we bring mans best friend, specifically our best friend -- our dog, with us? The short answer is yes, but there are limits. It's important to remember that our national parks are surrounded by all kinds of of crucial eco systems that are fragile and can easily be damaged. National Parks allow you to bring your dogs with a leash and in certain areas. Trail areas that go through wilderness are off limits. So which...

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Protecting Your Health

As we all are aware the Coronavirus, also know as COVID-19, has been all over the news and has spread to multiple locations. We don't want to panic of course, but we want to be cautious and proactive in prevention. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.  All information in this article was gathered from professionals and can be found on websites like the World Health Organization and The CDC . According to the WHO: "Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others." As there is no vaccine at the moment for COVID-19 we want to make sure we take care of our health and...

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