Thursday, March 15, 2018


ROLLER DERBY SALE (March 24 & 25). Do a little research and you will find that pirates held the key to the the truest form of democracy. Though buccaneers were leery of absolute authority, pirates settled on a form of government that recognized the individual without putting too much control in any one persons hands. These days a real brick-and-mortar business is a lot like a pirate ship. In the case of a real brick-and-mortar store, the ballots are dollar bills that help keep the democracy running smoothly, effectively, and shape the course of the future. *If you would like to see a wider selection of derby gear available in your local area then support your local skate shop and we will be able to expand our selection for you, like we have been doing for the last few years. *If you would like to see us carry more shaped decks, wider sized skateboard decks, wider trucks, etc. get out and vote with your dollar and make it happen. Shopping online, at some big box store, or out of the trunk of someones car may seem like a good idea at the moment but keep in mind that it's up to you to "rock the vote" and make a difference in your local community.

With that being said, over the past few years we have seen many a derby girl support the shop with more vigor than our most loyal skateboarding patrons. Is that good, bad, or just a sign of the times? We don't have the answer for that but we would definitely like to show our appreciation to all of our derby customers that are out there. Stop in for our upcoming ROLLER DERBY SALE and take advantage of some deals that we will be offering to you on March 24 & 25th. We will be having a store wide sale on everything, including skateboard gear, but you can check out our sale flyer for some of the deals that we will be offering to our favorite customers.

*We will have refreshments for anyone that wants to stick around and hang out for the day (byob).

*Spend $50 or more at the shop during this sale and you will be entered into our raffle for: a set of Yolo Ceramic bearings and Halo Wheels.

*Free wax hands for the first 20 people to show up on Saturday, March 24th.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Jolly Roger Patches!

We have new iron-on JOLLY ROGER patches in stock now! We also have removable JOLLY ROGER velcro patches on our most popular selling backpacks and some of our tactical jackets….. NRA FUN FACT: The only NRA member to be involved in a highly publicized mass shooting in the United States was Stephen Willeford, who used an AR-15 to stop a church shooter in Sutherland Springs, Texas. #jollyrogerskateboards #patches #embroidery #skullandbones

Thursday, February 22, 2018


This tee is inspired by a “controversial” billboard that was put up in Colorado in 2013. *If anyone wants to take a stand against gun violence and get their guns off the streets jump on the bandwagon now! You don’t have to break the law and cut up your “assault” rifle with a chop saw (making it an illegal SBR) on social media to do so. Simply come into the shop and we have a 100% legal, FOID card carrying, staff that have never been convicted of any felonies, that will gladly privately purchase your weapon of mass destruction for $1. You can rest assured that if you transfer your most evil firearm to us that it will never be used in a crime.

Monday, February 12, 2018

DROPPING ON WEDNESDAY: Illinois Governors Tees!

Our Governors here in Illinois have been making our license plates since 1974. In case you were just born yesterday or you don’t know your Illinois history: OTTO KERNER — Governor from 1961-1968. Resigned to become judge, then was convicted of bribery related to his tenure as governor. Sentenced to three years in prison………….. DAN WALKER — Governor from 1973-1977. Pleaded guilty to bank fraud and other charges in 1987 related to his business activities after leaving office. Spent about a year and a half in federal prison………….. GEORGE RYAN — Governor from 1999 through 2003. After leaving office, was convicted of racketeering for actions as governor and secretary of state. In November 2007, began serving a 6 1/2 year sentence in federal prison………….. ROD BLAGOJEVICH — Governor from 2002 through 2009, when he became the first Illinois governor in history to be impeached. Convicted of numerous corruption charges in 2011, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

HOT OFF THE PRESS: More 1984 Decks!

We recently almost got cleaned out of 8.5 shop decks so I just printed a batch of (8.5) 1984 Decks to hold us over for a while.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nyet! Rifle is fine!

New Jolly Roger "Collaborator" tees dropping soon.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Support Your Local artist Here!

If you have missed out on any one of the hundreds of limited edition graphics that we have produced over the years, now is your chance to pick up one of our Jolly Roger Print Packages. Each Print Package includes 10 different original screen-printed printers proofs (printed on .022” chipboard). Prints vary in size from 5X7 to 11x17 inches and are always changing. Unlike most “artists” these days we do not take ourselves so seriously that we sign, mark or number our prints accordingly so if you are looking for “valuable” works of art for resale you will be disappointed. The good news is that if you just appreciate the day-to-day works of art by small time artists you won’t be disappointed. If you want to support real artists you can walk the walk HERE.