<h3>MapleXO + Case-of-Bass team up to recycle SKATEBOARDS into BOOMBOXES</h3>
Portland, OR – July 3rd, 2014 Skateboard recycler, MapleXO joins forces with boombox maker, Case-of-Bass to turn skateboards into music and a ramp that is blowing minds.
The ramp is a 4-foot tall quarter pipe covered in the colorful maple wood scraps of skateboard manufacturing. To match the loud colors, the entire ramp is a high-tech boombox and was the centerpiece of Portland’s National Go-Skate-Day event, GoSkatePDX.
Ezra Cimino-Hurt, owner of Case of Bass breaks it down:
“The ramp has a 400w digital amplifier pushing 2 Cerwin Vega 15” PA drivers, a pair of 4” midrange speakers, and a 15” PA horn DeathBox. There are switchable 3.5mm stereo input and Bluetooth inputs. It runs off a fully rechargeable NiMh battery system with smart charger and secondary power supply for AC use. Did I mention it goes to 11?”
Along with its high quality sound system and beautiful recycled skateboard wood skin, the ramp is built to be skated.
Lindsay Jo Holmes, owner of MapleXO explains:
“The pool coping and smooth transition make it the perfect ramp to skate… although, feeling the music come through the ramp as you skateboard across pieces of skateboards… that’s what makes this ramp a treasure.”
In addition to the music bumping quarter pipe, MapleXO + Case-of-Bass are making a personal sized boombox out of the recycled skateboard wood with similar qualities in sound and aesthetic. Three of these boomboxes and the quarter-pipe are being auctioned off along with a gallery full of other skate-themed art pieces at Gallery135 through the month of July. All proceeds from the auction are being donated to help build Portland’s next public skate park.
For online bidding details and more information visit: <a href=”http://www.GoSkatePDX.com”>www.GoSkatePDX.com</a>
MapleXO: <a href=”mailto:Lindsay@MapleXO.com”>Lindsay@MapleXO.com</a> | Case-of-Bass: <a href=”mailto:Ezra@CaseOfBass.com”>Ezra@CaseOfBass.com</a> <br>###<br>
MapleXO is a recycled skateboard jewelry & accessories company made up of skateboarders out of Portland, OR USA. Founded by Lindsay Jo Holmes in 2006, MapleXO is currently sold in over 50 stores worldwide. In 2010, MapleXO began working with PS Stix skateboard manufacture to recycle the industrial waste of skateboard manufacturing in addition to the post consumer waste and is constantly adding to its line of products which now include housewares, and furniture.
Case of Base is a craft manufacturing company based out of Portland, OR that has over the last 3 years sought out and customized as many objects as possible. The goal is to make functional art pieces themed around music that will bring their new owners joy for many years to come. Owned by Ezra Cimino-Hurt this company is every expanding its concepts and ideas to do the NBD.