Carson Kropfl is an 11-year-old from San Clemente, Ca. He came up with his concept because he wanted to have a skateboard that fit in his backpack and locker. His parents told him he had to clean and do chores to pay for his surf contests and lessons. Carson hates to clean, so he decided to start selling Locker Board skateboards instead!
Locker Board decks are handmade from recycled skateboard decks. The decks are 16 inches long and have been reshaped to fit inside of backpacks and lockers. Carson designed the Locker Board so it would be a versatile skateboard that's easy to ride and take anywhere! You can cruise, do tricks and take it to the skate park!
Each upcycled deck has been cut, sanded, drilled, cleaned and re-painted with a clear coat. These are one-of-a-kind, and have been signed and numbered by Carson.
ADDITIONAL DECK FEATURES:
- The cubed design allows skaters to pop the corners for tricks;
- The smaller size means it spins faster, making it's easier to land popshuvits and fliptricks;
- The deck’s cubed shape provides more room for your feet, to make cruising easy;
- The slight tail makes it easy to turn and do manuals with;
- It can be transported anywhere in a backpack – the perfect travel board;
- It’s the only non-folding skateboard on the market that fits inside a backpack!
He started his company in October 2016, has made hundreds of boards and shipped them all over the country!
Recently, President Trump sent Carson a letter in response to the Locker Board he sent to his son, Barron. President Trump said "I am impressed by your craftsmanship and business spirit"! Carson was thrilled to receive such a compliment from the President - the ultimate testimonial! To view the letter from the President and the board Carson sent Barron click here!
Locker Board donates $1 for every skateboard sold to the Tony Hawk Foundation - because they are focused on empowering kids through skating!
The left over pieces of skateboard decks that aren't used, are then donated to Johnson Middle School's Wood Shop Class in Westminister, CA and the students have made some amazing projects from these pieces!
Also, Carson has joined a national, non-profit called Independent Youth Organization. He is one of the members of the organization's "Teen Entrepreneur Network". In the Fall, Carson will donate his time to speak and educate other teens about starting businesses. His first speaking engagement will be in October. If you are interested in attending the event click the following link to register: Trep Start Day on October 30, 2017 in St. Louis, Mo.
WHERE TO BUY
- Jack’s Surfboards in Dana Point
- Common Ground Bicycle and Skate Shop in Huntington Beach
HOW TO DONATE DECKS
Over 13 million skateboard decks are thrown away each year in the US!!! Donate a deck and help reduce waste. The following companies have set up monthly recycling programs for Locker Board!
To donate decks, you can leave them at the following locations:
- Vans City at the Block ofOrange
- Vans in Huntington Beach
- Kalifornia Republik in San Clemente
- Focus Board Shop in Lake Forest
Or, you can mail them to our address on the Contact page. If you have a large donation, and live in Southern California we will pick them up. Please call us at 949-554-4448!
INTERESTED IN HAVING CARSON SPEAK AT YOUR SCHOOL?
If you are interested in having Carson speak at your event or school, please contact us at 949-554-4448. Carson has put together a power point presentation on how to start an upcycling business that is fun and interactive. He’s happy to speak in exchange for donated skateboard decks!
It's been an exciting year and we are so thankful to all who have shown Carson and Locker Board support!
LOCKER BOARD HAS FILED FOR TRADEMARKS AND A PATENT. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN PATENT-PENDING STATUS.