The homies over at Supra Distribution, Canadian distributor of Deluxe, were awesome enough to hook up an interview so we can get to know them a little better. Shout out to Marco and the rest of the Supra crew for agreeing to do this. Enjoy!
How long has Supra Distribution been in business? Going hard since ‘99
Where is Supra headquartered and how many locations do you have across Canada?
The main headquarters is North Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal.
What brands do you distribute and what territory do you cover?
Girl, Chocolate, Royal, Fourstar, Quiet life, Lakai, DVS, Matix, Diamond footwear, Real, Spitfire, Krooked, Thunder, Anti-Hero, Venture, Alien Workshop, Habitat skateboards & footwear, Mob grip, Palace….. a long beautiful list. We distribute from the pacific to the atlantic in Canada. Such a blessing to be involved with all these brands and the people behind them are some of the greatest people in the world! Our brands are at the heart of skateboarding and the people behind them are truly exceptional.
Who rides for Supra Distribution?
Too many dudes to list, but always looking for more. If you got a sponsor-me tape, please send it to Dane@supradistribution.com. He loves them!
It seems like bigger decks and wheels have made a comeback in recent years. What is your top selling deck size? What size wheel do you sell the most of?
According to our warehouse experts, 8.125 and 52mm whites are the hot sellers lately.
Why are skater-owned shops important?
Passion and persistency are more important than profits to skater owned shops. Skaters that own shops are often at the heart of the skate community and therefore they throw events and promote skateboarding for their shops and brands. That kind of passion cannot be replicated and must be respected.
Top 5 Skateboarders of All Time
Carroll Howard Tommy G Guy Gonz So many others but gotta show love to; Tony, Danny, Daewon, MJ, Koston, Andrew R, and Cardiel to name a few!
Top 5 Skateboarders Right Now
Busenitz Malto Grant Taylor Torey Pudwill Ahhh too many to list but a special shout out the Trunk Boyz!
Top 5 Video Parts of All Time
Lets keep this Canadian Travis Stenger – Suppers Ready Bryan Wherry – Aureate Ted Degros – North Russ Milligan – Russel & A Six Pack Galiea Momolu – Digital Get Tricks Or Die Trying Special mention to Sluggo, McCranker, and Wade D for always filming ripping parts!
Top 5 Canadian Skateshops that you distribute to
That’s like picking your fave child! Canada has a lot of great stores and we are honored to be a part of their business.
Top 5 Canadian Cities to Skate
Toronto Vancouver Montreal Winnipeg Ottawa
Top 5 International Cities to Skate
Guang Zhou SF Shanghai Barry New York
Top 5 Canadian Skateparks Port Coquitlum Vic park (ledgeland) Kamloops Cochrane Komenda for those who know Old Park
Top 5 things to eat in Canada
Salmon Poutine Tim Hortons Alberta Beef Montreal smoked meat.
Top 5 Canadian fast food joints
Arbys White spot Mary Browns A&W Quiznos
Top 5 Canadian breweries Mill Street Cariboo R&B Howe sound Nelson
Top 5 songs to blast in the warehouse to keep the staff hyped
Rihanna Pour it up - that’s TyLady’s choice, he’s a romantic gangster. Juicy J purple kush All ASAP All Rick Ross Sean P Stop
Top 5 Vancouver skatespots New Spot(Skatenewspot.com) Plaza Hastings Lee Side Hot Spot
Top 5 Toronto skatespots Bank to curb CBC TD Dunbat Courthouse
Top 5 things to do when the weather’s too bad to skate
Netflix Steamroom Casino Playstation Beer and other…
Top 5 Canadian sayings Eh Aboot Igloos Always winter Too nice
Top 5 Canadian sports franchises
Leafs Canucks Canadians Oilers Raptors
Top 5 people to follow on Instagram
@kevinmccoubrey @simpsonfamilyquotes @supradist_warehouse @birdsighview – the guy says what’s up @van_styles
Supra Distribution and I have something coming up so incredible that you won’t believe it. Make sure you’re following SupraDist.tumblr.com and DLXSF.tumblr.com so you don’t miss anything. Trust me, their posts are tight. On top of that, Supra is always doing giveaway contests on their Instagram @supradist , so follow that shit.