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November 21, 2014

Announcing MuirSkate.com Version 4.0

It's here! MuirSkate.com Version 4.0 just launched, and we're super stoked to get it in front of you for the holidays.

"But Marc, the site kinda looks the same! What gives?"

That's right, we kept our super awesome paint job, but changed a whole bunch under the hood. This new system makes it possible for us to build really neat features for you. Right now, only a few of the new goodies are turned on, so we can rev the engine before stepping on the gas.

"Okay, so what's new?"

  • If you use a Retina or high-resolution display (like an iPhone 6 or the new iMac) then you'll see beautiful pictures all over the place.
  • Responsive Layout: the site looks better than ever on mobile devices.
  • Checkout now lets you save your billing and shipping address for easier ordering.
  • Want to use PayPal but ship to a different address? Now you can!
  • Want to use your credit card for an international order? You can do that too!
  • Gift Certificates will be here before Christmas!
  • Plenty more is coming soon, but we don't want to spill the beans just yet.

"I think I found a bug."

Doh! Please tell us about it! Send an email to support@muirskate.com to let us know what's up.
We've put a lot of time into this new site, but we're still just a small team of skaters. If you find something that slipped through the cracks, we'd love your help tracking it down. We'll even throw an extra treat into your next order for helping us out.

"Where's my order history from the old site?"

On its way! Importing all that old data takes a while. In the mean time, if you have a question about your order, just send us an email or give us a call. We're here to help.

"Wow, this new site is pretty cool. Great job!"

Thanks! Make sure to tell Scott. There's still so much more to do, and we think you'll like what we have coming. Speaking of which, back to work!

-Marc @ MuirSkate

November 20, 2014

MuirSkate's "12 Days 'til Christmas" Card Contest!


Seasons greeting, little elves! The time has come for us to hold a festive contest in tune with the song of the season: It's time for our annual holiday card contest! And to spice it up this year, twelve prizes will be given out (one per day) along with an additional "grand prize" after it's all said and done!

This year we have teamed up with twelve of the top brands in longboarding to bring you twelve days of awesome prizes! Each brand will be "sponsoring" one day of the contest and they will get to choose their favorite submission! Each brand will be providing an awesome prize pack for their winner. (Trust us, you're gonna want to work hard on your cards! The prize packs are epic!)

Here's how to enter the #MuiryXmas contest on Instagram:

  1. Make a greeting card! Make it for the brand who will be selecting the winner each day.
    (For Example - "To: Blood Orange, From: Little Jonny")
  2. Cards must include the logos of relevant brand(s) and MuirSkate!
    - MuirSkate logos can be found here.
  3. Post a photo of your greeting card to Instagram using the appropriate hashtag (see list of tags below in green), and tag @MuirSkate along with the brand(s) of the day!
  4. You must submit your entry by 11:59pm PST on the night before the winners will be selected! (We don't know when each brand will be selecting their favorite, so it's better to submit it early!)
  5. Bonus tip: Your card can be made however you like so long as you can submit a photo of it! (We would suggest that you keep it two dimensional like a traditional card but you are free to do as you please!) Please be sure your account is public so we can see your submission!
An example post, for your edification:

 

Here's how to enter MuirSkate's Grand Prize contest (not on Instagram):

  1. Get your card (or cards) to MuirSkate HQ by 4:59pm PST on December 24th!(Mail it, deliver it, teleport it, whatever you like! Just get it to us on time!)

Here's our address:

Winners will be selected as follows:

  1. Saturday, Dec. 13th - Blood Orange - #MuiryXmasBloodOrange
  2. Sunday, Dec. 14th - Earthwing Skateboards - #MuiryXmasEarthwing
  3. Monday, Dec. 15th - Comet Skateboards - #MuiryXmasComet
  4. Tuesday, Dec. 16th - Bustin Boards - #MuiryXmasBustin
  5. Wednesday, Dec. 17th - Sector 9 Skateboards - #MuiryXmasSector9
  6. Thursday, Dec. 18th - PNL Trucks - #MuiryXmasPNL
  7. Friday, Dec. 19th - Gravity Skateboards - #MuiryXmasGravity
  8. Saturday, Dec. 20th - Arbor Skateboards - #MuiryXmasArbor
  9. Sunday, Dec. 21st - Landyachtz Longboards - #MuiryXmasLandyachtz
  10. Monday, Dec. 22nd - Rayne Longboards - #MuiryXmasRayne
  11. Tuesday, Dec. 23rd - Abec 11 Wheels and Jet Skateboards - #MuiryXmasAbec11Jet
  12. Wednesday, Dec. 24th - Original Skateboards - #MuiryXmasOriginal 
  13. Thursday, Dec. 25th - MuirSkate's Grand Prize! - Mail it in before this date!
Winners will be announced on the days listed above (check the MuirSkate Instagram account!), so we suggest that you submit your Instagram entries by 11:59pm the day before! Any physical submissions for the grand prize must be received by 4:59pm on December 24th.

But what about the prizes?!

  Right! The prizes! Each brand will be responsible for selecting a prize pack to give to their winner. The prize packs will vary by brand (from multiple sets of trucks to full completes!) and they will all be filled with epic goodness to get you stoked! We will announce the contents of each prize pack the day of. The grand prize will be a $500 Gift Card to MuirSkate.com!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

- Does it cost anything to enter?
- Nope. Just your time and creativity! 

- Can I submit more than one?
- Yes. Go for it. Don't even ask, submit as many different cards as you can create!

- Does it have to be a "card"?
- Only if you want to mail it in for the "grand prize". Otherwise, make whatever you like! We would highly recommend that you keep it legible and easily contained in an Instagram photo. (You want to win, don't you?)

- Can I submit the same card for more than one contest?
- No. Unless you're submitting it for the "Grand Prize", you should submit different cards for each of the different days! Personalization is key!

- Can two people work on the same card? Will we get double the prizes?
- Sure and nope. Sharing is caring!


- Will I get my card(s) back after the "Grand Prize" selection?
- Nope. We will be far too busy sending out orders to send cards back. Sorry y'all! Just don't send us your family heirlooms and we'll all be OK! 

- Can I email you with "specific" questions
- contact@muirskate.com

February 14, 2014

MuirSkate x Earthwing Collaboration Deck: "The Muirderer"


We're pretty fired up with our previous collaboration deck graphic contest, so we're looking to keep the ball rolling! This time around we're teaming up with our pal Brian and the rest of the radical crew at NYC's Earthwing Skateboards to place some custom artwork on one of our favorite shapes from their line! (See chalk outline drawing above!)

The Contest:

Make us a sick graphic for "The Muirderer"! The MuirSkate and Earthwing logos must be present. You're free to use your imagination in creating the graphic, but please keep it at or below a PG-13 rating. (This isn't a Stephen King novel... Think of it more like Goosebumps! We're not looking to scare anyone away, just maybe creep'm out a bit.) See below for technical guidelines (e.g. Size, Resolution, etc.)

When You're Finished:

Email your submission to contact@muirskate.com with the phrase "The Muirderer Graphic Contest" in the subject line. With the help of the Earthwing crew, we'll be selecting a handful of favorites for the public to vote on via the MuirSkate Facebook Page. After a week of voting, we'll have our winner! There'll be a second and third place, too!

The Prizes:

We'll be giving out prizes for the top three graphics.

First Place - "The Muirderer" Complete - First deck of the batch!
Second Place - "The Muirderer" Deck - Second deck of the batch!
Third Place - Contest prize package (Mix/Match of Muir/Earthwing gear)

Technical Guidelines:
  • SIZE: 38" L x 10" W (You could make it 40" x 12" to be safe, just make sure what you want to be seen fits on the outline of the deck.)
  • RESOLUTION: 300 dpi for maximum print quality.
  • FILE FORMAT: .AI or .PSD
  • SETUP: COLOR SEPARATED LAYERS (If you're like WTF, Google it.)
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(Click 'File' > 'Download')
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Submissions are due by the end of the day on 
March 15th, 2014
(Don't forget!)

If you have any more questions, you can hit us up via email or on our Facebook page.

January 17, 2014

Sticker Design Contest: T-Rex Edition!




We need a new sticker!
And we like dinosaurs.
This is where YOU come in!
Design us a new sticker and you may see it come to life!

If we pick your design, you'll receive a Rayne x MuirSkate "Muiracle" Complete Setup!

The artwork must contain the following elements:
(1) A Tyrannosaurus Rex
(2) The MuirSkate "Wings" Logo
(3) The words "Muir Skate"

The rest is up to you!

You can find all the Muir logos and whatnot right here.

Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST on January 31st.
We'll select and announce our favorite (a.k.a. the winner!) some time after that.

And now for the nitty-gritty, tech stuff:

- Email us a JPEG (for easy viewing) along with the original AI or PSD (vector) file. You can create the file however you'd like (hand drawn, spray painted, etc), but when it comes time to print we'll need a vectorized digital file to send to our printer!

- 300 dpi minimum.

- We would prefer that you keep the number of colors to a minimum whenever possible, but we're setting the maximum at no more than eight colors. (We'll be printing these on white vinyl, so you don't have to include that as one of the colors.)

- Original artwork only
  (Don't just cut and paste your favorite web comic!)

- One submission per artist, please. Make it count!

  • Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST on January 31st.
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST on January 31st.
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST on January 31st.

November 8, 2013

Rayne Longboards x MuirSkate Longboard Shop Deck Graphic Contest - "The Muiracle"


We've partnered up with Rayne Longboards to bring you a graphic contest with some sweet prizes and us a new graphic for our newest collaboration deck, The Muiracle! It's a new pool/tech-slide/shralpster shape coming from Rayne and is guaranteed to be the dopest dopesauce you never seen! (Unless you've already seen it, of course... In which case, you already know how dope it is, so why are you even reading this? Read on for more details, Picasso!)

The Contest:
Put your skills to the test to show us who's the best! Make the graphic for The Muiracle, stick your tongue out at the rest! The Rayne and MuirSkate logos must be present. Other than that, you're free to use your creationary skills! (see below for technical guidelines)

When you're all finished, email your submission to contact@muirskate.com with the phrase "Muiracle Graphic Contest" in the Subject line. With the help of the Rayne crew, we'll be selecting our five favorites for the public to vote on via Facebook 'likes'. After a week of voting, we'll have our winner! There'll be a second and third place, too! (See below)

Submissions are due by the end of the day on November 21st, 2013.

The Prizes:
We'll be giving out three prizes for the top three graphics.
First Place -"The Muiracle" Complete - First deck of the batch
Second Place - "The Muiracle" Deck - Second of the batch
Third Place - Contest prize package (Mix/Match of Muir/Rayne gear)
More Details:
Below, you'll see a link to the template to help you lay out your graphic. Download it right now and start slangin' that digital paintbrush! Note: If you're gonna make use of some text, it'd be best if you kept it to the middle of the board, since some of the outer region will be sliced off during production.

Technical Guidelines:
  • 33 L x 10 W plus a 2" bleed... Do 35" x 12" to be safe.
  • 300 dpi 
  • .AI or .PSD
  • COLOR SEPARATED LAYERS (If you're like WTF, Google it.)
  • Specify white or clear glass! (White as a color will only appear with white glass. White glass will show no wood grain at all through the graphic. color will be slightly distorted on clear glass due to opacity of glass and wood. Darker colors have more opacity. We require color separated layers in part to tweak colors for production to reflect art desires. If we want near perfect representations of digital art, then white is required and, again, no wood will be shown.)
(Click 'File' > 'Download')

Submissions are due by the end of the day on November 21st, 2013.
(Don't forget!)

Sick! Rad! MEGA-UBER-Awesome! What are you waiting for? GOOOOO! Create some artwork!

If you have any more questions, you can hit us up via email or on our Facebook page.

April 16, 2013

Race Results from the Muir Skate 2013 Downhill Disco

This weekend, we played host to the 2013 Downhill Disco, our most popular event of all time. Hundreds of skaters of all ages came out to shred the hill and poke the stoke. We're seeing videos and pictures going up all over the place, with plenty more to come. Have you seen Wheelbase Mag's photo article? That's right. Keep your eyes on the intertubes, because we've got a feeling there's a lot more media coverage coming.

On Sunday, we held our classic Cones Course Race, through slaloms and over the freeride ramps. TimeShip Racing brought out their laser-accurate timing system, which proved priceless for capturing the crazy speed. Here are the official results of the 2013 Downhill Disco Cones Course Race.

Timing provided by TimeShip Racing

Groms Division

PlaceTimeName
136.33Jasper Ohlson
236.71Sam Mitchell
339.43Preston Fisk
441.91Greg Paprowski
5DQSam Burrow


Open Class

PlaceTimeName
130.92William Royce
231.37Jimmy Riha
332.05Louis Pilloni
432.81Brandon Tissen
533.24Brian Bishop
633.27Tyler Howell
733.43Brett Ciabattini
833.57Aaron Enns
933.67Daniel Luna
1033.69Cameron Cozza
1133.84Will Stephan
1233.86Ross Druckrey
1334.01Chance Gaul
1434.41Dave Tannaci
1534.50Jasper Ohlson
1634.51Aaron Grulich
1734.68James West
1834.82Michael Carson
1934.96John Bridenbeck
2035.23Phillip Crow
2135.58Scott Lembach
2235.61Steven Vaughn
2335.99Liam Morgan
2436.05Daniel Gonzalez
2536.09Martin Carmody
2636.32Nick Ronzani
2736.45Landon Butler
2836.60Ryan Ricker
2936.61Taylor Martin
3037.14Andrew Schumaker
3137.26Elijah Vinograd
3237.40Michael Hinze
3337.62Austin Grist
3439.33Duke Degen
3539.52John Soquist
3640.36Sean Minor
3740.68Matt Peckson
3840.73Cameron Ohlson
3944.13Jesus Jenorimo
4045.40Carmen Sutra
4148.29Sean Wilkinson
4253.58Tiger Lily


TimeShip Tight Slalom Challenge

3 riders beat the TimeShip Teams times and won a set of gloves!
Patrick Lehrman
Oshean Lehrman
Orion Lehrman


And as always, a huge thank you to all of our sponsors. Now go out there and skate!!!

November 30, 2012

The Holiday Greeting Card Contest Has Returned!



Greetings longboard aficionados,
We are pleased to announce we will be running our Holiday Greeting Card Contest for another round this season! We're looking for the most clever/humorous/creative/well-crafted longboard-related holiday greeting cards on this side of the Milky Way Galaxy. Let's get right to it! Here are the guidelines:

1. Submit an awesome homemade card! No off-the-shelf stuff here, please. (Multiple submissions are fine, but don't get too carried away.)
2. Entries must be no larger than 24"in any direction. ("Non-card" objects are fine, but don't expect to see them again after the contest is over.)
3. Entries must include the MuirSkate "wings" logo (the 'M') somewhere in the design. (Find it here.)
4. Entries must be MAILED IN and received at MuirSkate.com HQ no later than December 18th at 5pm.
MuirSkate HQ
Attn: Greeting Card Elf
7847 Dunbrook Rd, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92126
5. The contest is open to the countries we currently ship to: US, Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Now for the fun stuff:
Three winners will be chosen! By us? Kind of. Not entirely.
We'll select our top 10 favorite entries and post them to a Facebook album to let the fans of MuirSkate decide!
The three entries with the most likes on the evening of Sunday, December 23rd will be dubbed the winners.

The first place card (aka "le Grand Prize" aka "the one with the most likes") will receive a Sector 9 Downhill Division Complete (Your choice! [No, not Ginger.] Your choice for components, too. Don't worry, we'll discuss via email), Sector 9 Driver Gloves, The 187 Pro Skate Helmet, and (of course) a MuirSkate t-shirt and stickers.

The second place card will receive a set of PrettyNoiseLab's (aka PNL) "Strummer" Precision Trucks.

The third place card will receive a Palisades Hornet Downhill Skateboard Deck.

And now's the time to get started with those cards!
If you've got any questions about the contest, feel free to give us a holla via our Facebook Page.
If something changes, we'll post here (and on Facebook) with the update.

Happy skating!
 - The Crew at Muirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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