Red Sky Profile
Tell us a little bit about your shop and its history in the shred scene.
Well, this year marks our 10 year anniversary, kind of a big deal in this day & age! We're one of the few true snowboard shops left around. I still get excited about coming to work every day, how many people can say that?!
What makes your shop different then all the others?
Everyone rides & everyone is passionate about riding. We are truly “rider owned & operated”. We try & support the snowboard industry whenever possible (no ski co. gear).
Do you have the “couch vibe” or is it more about the product? What is the vibe in general?
The vibe is pretty laid back but we definitely get the job done. We can roll right from street rider to concerned parent with no effort! We also have 2 shop dogs that keep the vibe pretty light.
Does your shop carry skate and surf or is it all snow? Briefly describe what we can find on the shelves.
Mainly snowboard- no ski gear/ski company boards. We also do longboard, stand-up-paddle boards, kiteboards & windsurf gear in the off season.
What are three things it takes to work in the store?
- You must ride and like to ride
- don't be a dick
If it’s a hammering snow day and some of the best pow ever, what do you do to keep employees in the store?
Thats easy, we never have a “pow” day here in Ohio, but we always have a few features set up in our parking lot. We usually have multiple employees out riding whenever there is snow or when we're slow in the shop. We actually promote riding “on the clock”.
Describe your crew that works there.
We’re a tight knit crew that’s like a family because mostly everyone has been working/helping us for a while now. Holly & myself started it, Robert was our first employee ever & still pitches in when we need him, Mikey has been with me off & on for years, just a real good guy that would do anything for you and we’ve watched Logan grow up from a little kid to the married man he is now. Best crew in the world!
What is the most played shred flick in the history of the shop and why?
Dialed & Nitelife hands down. Why? Because they are both shop vids from team riders & employees!
Who are some riders on the come-up that visit your shop... a rider people should look out for?
Harrison Currier, that kid might be the next Shaun Farmer. The Musgrave girls, Abby & Molly, they have taken their riding to a whole different level the past few seasons.
Where is the shop local hang out? The best place to grab a drink after hours, or chill with some friends?
We usually just drink in the shop after hours (sometimes during hours)
If the Rome crew came through would you be cautious to let them in or does the reputation surpass them?
We'd let them in, we fear nothing!