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Film Trucks is the new truck company from Jeremie Daclin. You’ll no doubt be familiar with Jeremie from his time as the head of Cliche Skateboards, a company which paved the way for European brands when the industry was predominantly focused on America.
If you ride a...
Cruiser board you'll need Film 4.25" (105mm)
7-7.8" board you'll need Film 5" (125mm)
7.8-8.2" board you'll need Film 5.25" (135mm)
8-8.3" board you'll need Film 5.5" (145mm)
8.3" board or bigger you'll need Film 6" (155mm)
The name has its roots with Cliche too, Film was originally founded in 2000 as a sister company to Cliche. He decided to make use the name once more as it’s “short and sweet” and “filming is a big part of skateboarding”, it makes perfect sense whether you’re familiar with the name’s history or not.
The first question many people will have asked when they heard about Jeremie’s venture is ‘why start a truck company in an already crowded market with well-established brands?’ For Jeremie, that’s the exact reason: “the market is too established with only a few brands. Like 20 years ago the market was only US brands. Now it’s all about Euro brands, it’s time to open up the market with a new truck company”.
When asked for a reason as to why skateboarders should switch it up and try Film Trucks Jeremie’s answer is pretty straightforward: “the trucks you skate are too expensive!” To be fair, he has a point, Film Trucks do indeed cost less for a pair than the established brands.
The trucks feature a 6 hole baseplate, this means that fans of vintage and reissue skateboard decks are able to adjust the wheelbase of their setups, which is a nice option to have. Film Trucks are guaranteed for life and 1% of the sales of each set sold is donated to charity, “it’s the least we can do” Jeremie says. This year the money will go to an Amazonian rainforest charity.
Owing to his nature, and total love of skateboarding, Jeremie takes a very hands-on approach to running film. This means visiting as many of the shops who are stocking his product as he can, and the feedback has been good. “Shops are super happy with the prices and quality. They are happy to work with a brand they can talk to.”
This approach and dedication to doing things in the right way extends to the team as well. “It’s very important to pay riders so that they can skate at 100% and be professional” he says. Film Trucks currently has two professional riders in the form of Leo Valls and Jarne Verbruggen. Film also supports a number of other skateboarders including Anton Myrvold, Adrien Coillard, Bastien Marlin, Arno Wagner, Fred Plocque Santos, Victor Campillo, Enzo Morel and Jeremie himself.
Also doing things the right way is Film Trucks charitable donation to 1% For The Planet, an organisation whereby companies sign-up to donate 1% of all their profits to environmental nonprofits organisations. One of the few, if any, brands in skateboarding to do so.
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