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1 ) Let's start with the basics - who are you, when did you start skating and how did the shop come into existence?
My name is Chris Bacon and I started skating in 1985. Our shop was started by Zack Spannagel and Dan Gavere in 1989. I started working here in 1993 when I was 17 and finally took things over fully last year.
2 ) Where did the shops name come from?
Zack and Dan were on a chairlift at our local mountain (Snowbowl) and came up with the idea to start their own shop. The name just made sense! I know there are other shops with a similar name now, but I believe we were the first.
3 ) What does the shop do to help out the local skate scene?
Aside from all the classic stuff like sponsoring kids, throwing contests, video premiers, demos, etc., we are home to the Montana Skatepark Association (MSA) who's mission is to help bring public, concrete skateparks to communities all across our great and enormous state.
4 ) Home Is Where The Heart Is - What does that mean for you and the shop?
Plain and simple; we love it here! We have an awesome skate scene, which essentially spans across at least half of the state. If you are skater in Montana, then you are one of the homies!
5 ) Anything special that you like to talk about happening at the shop?
We currently have our OnDeck 11 art auction, sponsored by Vans, up on our website ( https://www.montanaskatepark.org/ondeck/ondeck-auction/# ) in which all the proceeds will go towards funding a new Evergreen skatepark in Hamilton, Montana. We have over 40 incredible artists this year including Haroshi, Don Pendelton, Bryce Kanights, Joey Feldman, Andrew Pommier, Craig Wheat, Olivia Britz-Wheat, and Burrito Breath to name a few.
@BoardOfMissoula X Home Is Where The Heart Is Boards now available at the shop & Online at BoardOfMissoula.com - Link in our story 👈