Shop Interview: Revolution Skateboard Shop

Posted March 15, 2006 by éS

Shop name: Revolution Skateboard Shop
Founded: 2001
Owner's name: Jon Lohne
Address: 429 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, California 95448
Phone: (707) 473-9800
Shop hours: 10-ish to 6-ish seven days a week-ish

How's the shop doing?
We are rocking in the free world!

Who is your typical customer?
My typical customers are young dudes from 9-15 who wear girls' pants, bandanas and any other type of wacky pirate gear they can find.
Do you have any interesting shoplifting stories?
Not too interesting, cuz they all cry like little bizneeatches when they get caught and the cops roll up. I hear the saddest stories.

Do you get any crazy people coming in off the street?
My boy Crazy Henry has been coming in here a lot lately. He is known for skating around the park wearing a rainbow Speedo, getting stuck in the chimney while trying to crash a high school prom, and more recently being convicted of arson. He is sick at longboard skateboarding, though, with Miller flips, early threes and front boards down 10. The last time I saw him, he was wearing a caveman outfit he had fashioned out of an old shag rug and he smelled like rancid whale blubber. Much love, though.

Name the most popular skate videos currently playing in the shop.
The Revolution video is pretty hot right now. Psych! Really though, Zero or Die, Baker 3, Good and Evil, and the Tony Hawk Trick Tips volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are slamming.
Do you do any special events like video premieres, signings or demos?
I skate.
Do you have any future events coming up?
I’m always down for signing autographs and stuff. I try to put together a video premiere every year featuring the Revolution team ripping.
Are there any skate parks near your shop?
We have a nice concrete park in our town, but the cops are there all the time, protecting and serving up a plate of hot bullshit.

Who are your shop team riders?
Ian Harper, Nate Harper, Forrest Koogle, Orion Musselman, Isaak Kenyon, Danny Ramirez, John Ponts, Danny Carithers, Jimmy Solewick, Sean Dakayonon, Tim Breen, Evan Tauzer, Orion Organist, Zeke Gifford, Tony Caniveri and Stuart Guidry.
Do you have any shop team riders who are flowed by éS Sales Reps or team flow?
Josh Powner.
What's the best part of running a skate shop?
Working on my own agenda and just being surrounded by rad people, cool customers, good friends and always being submersed in the best subculture in the world: skateboarding.
Which éS shoes sell the best in your shop?
Right now, the Accelerate because people are digging the System G2 Full Impact™ steez.

What's the best part about éS?
éS has a killer team. I mean, Eric Koston and P.J. Ladd are two of my favorite skaters. I also like the fact that éS shoes seem to be based on moderate, clean styles that don’t overtly try to be the most punk...except for Koston’s K7 Pink. Those were a little too rad for me.

Photos by Josh Powner


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There's 27 responses to "Shop Interview: Revolution Skateboard Shop"

  1. Thanks for getting this done, Josh.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  2. JeaH!!!!!!!!!!

    loop Posted: 9 years ago
  3. hmm our shop here in Sheboygan,WI is called revolution... wierd

    looseyjuice Posted: 9 years ago
  4. no

    Sweat King Posted: 9 years ago
  5. There are a bunch of shops called Revolution. That name is used a lot in many industries. No dis to Jon intended.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  6. Lol. Once again.....lucky people....No skate shops around here...

    Chase Posted: 9 years ago
  7. Girl's pants and bandannas, ha ha!!!!!! I think punks like that are wierd.

    Wes H. Posted: 9 years ago
  8. Girl's wear pants? Not where I'm from ... :) I love my life.

    solidsk8 Posted: 9 years ago
  9. I don't know if the people here are rockin girls pants, but they are skin tight

    sk8s_in_montucky Posted: 9 years ago
  10. This is my bros shop right here. I had to make sure he ended up with an interview. Wacky pirate gear... lol.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  11. I thought there was a really skilled girl skating a park up here about two months ago. My friend thought the same thing as we parked. Tight pants, white belt, and long blonde hair...and when we got closer....yep, you guessed it...she turned out to be 15 year old emo boy!

    Rainbow speedos, now that is pretty crazy...

    taekwondave Posted: 9 years ago
  12. remember that wacky guy kurt, john sure put a beating down on him

    jediah Posted: 9 years ago
  13. There are4 lot's of Dudes named Gary as well, a very common name found in most industries.

    52mm Posted: 9 years ago
  14. there's a gary that goes to my local park. he's some gay ass motorcycle rider that tells bull shit stories all day. one time he told us he got in a wreck goin 75 and "not" wearin ahelmet saved his life

    sk8s_in_montucky Posted: 9 years ago
  15. I don't know anyone named Gary

    any Garys want to be my eFriend?

    taekwondave Posted: 9 years ago
  16. i dunno who garry is, now shshshshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhshh!!!!!!!!!!

    landardini Posted: 9 years ago
  17. Looks like I ticked someone off, even though I didn't mean to. Too bad my name's actually not spelled Gary, then I could be an even more common dude in most industries.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  18. The two r's make Garry special. Amongst other things.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  19. garry is rad name my name sucks

    WouterMan Posted: 9 years ago
  20. whats your name wouter

    'es_is the best part Posted: 9 years ago
  21. Damn thing, because in finland we dont have skateshops like those...

    Asshole Posted: 9 years ago
  22. your all a bunch of stupid fags

    dogbosscar Posted: 9 years ago
  23. wouters name is puss

    dogbosscar Posted: 9 years ago
  24. don't mind me im just a hater

    dogbosscar Posted: 9 years ago
  25. wouster why ain't you baggin on me

    dogbosscar Posted: 9 years ago
  26. this is sir pandaman and does anyone have any info on penny

    dean sexton Posted: 9 years ago
  27. hey taekwondave im need'n a freind

    dean sexton Posted: 9 years ago

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