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Resource Distribution is proud to announce it has formed a new partnership with Five Mile Skateboards. Starting Monday, November 19, Resource Distribution will be taking over all production, sales and distribution of Five Mile Skateboards. Founding members, Cody Shea, Dan Kasmar, and Zach Horn will be staying on board to take care of brand management as well as the research and development of all its products.
The question for me really isn’t why I do what I do, but rather why not do what I want to do? Make it happen, and those who support me will have my back, staying true to who I am and what I’m passionate about. From an early age onwards I was always interested in working with my hands and enjoyed making things that I would design or create from my own unique perspective.
How did you get involved in making skateboard products? Cody Shea and Dan Kasmar had both been building decks separately for several years before joining forces in 2007, but wanted Five Mile to be something drastically different from the start. We originally attempted to find a manufacturing facility that would be willing to take on the task of bending the wood the way we wanted it while we chipped away at production ourselves.
GoldCoast’s new collection of longboard and cruiser skateboards that are inspired by culture, travel and film will be available around the world this summer. Skateboards take people places they normally wouldn’t go, and lead to new cultures and experiences along the way.
It’s here that two Tacoma men are putting their mark on the increasingly popular sport of longboard skateboarding. Dan Kasmar and Cody Shea started Five Mile Longboards in Kasmar’s basement in 2007. They named the company after their favorite local riding spot, Point Defiance Park’s Five Mile Drive, and their goal was modest. “We just wanted to build a board we liked,” Shea said.
LOWER EAST SIDE — Size matters at this skateboard shop.-Longboard Shop on Lower East Side Expands to Meet Sport’s Growing Demand.