Hello From The Future!

Hello From The Future!

November 18, 2016

Welcome to the future... 
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This was a really cool photo!

Hello from the future! 

Not kidding, I am emailing you from the good ole People’s Republic of China. So were gonna keep this email a little "China themed". Just to prove it, here’s a photo of Dr. Chris and I enjoying some of the best food in the world on a sidewalk in the middle of the night. 

I cannot even begin to describe how amazing the food is here… It really is some of the best food I have had in my life. You can make all the jokes you want, but the food is next level, perhaps it is because they have been making these dishes for... oh I dunno maybe the last 2000 years or so. Pretty fantastic.

You missed a cool photo!

We're coming back with some goodies!

But I’m not gonna ruin the surprise by showing you now. Instead here is a little shot of our top of the line factory and the hooks halfway through the production process. The shot above is right after we use an argon gas welder to attach the titanium hinge. 

I'll probably do a full post at some point about the production process that goes into each pair, but trust me it's fascinating. The quality is out of this world; no one has ever done anything like this before.

I cannot wait to show you what we have in store for 2017. It’s going to be a big year for William Painter. Just wait my friends… I promise you will not be disappointed.

William Painter

No one knows what a skateboard is. 

AKA: No rules!

I brought my deck with me and could not be more stoked that I did! Not only does everyone look at me like I’m an alien in the first place, but there are basically NO rules about skating thru airports and train stations.

If you are a person who skates or has skated, you know the feeling of gliding on miles of fresh granite and new roads. It is a very surreal sensation. It feels odd to be flying down an airport hallway with no one in sight and no one to yell at you. If you ever head to China I HIGHLY suggest that you bring your deck with you.


the five minute journal


I have been writing in The 5 Minute Journal book everyday (when I’m not on the road) for about a year now and it is one of my favorite things to do, if you have not heard of it please check it out. Now they have an amazing App that you can use on the road! It reminds you each morning to put in your entry at your desired time, allows you to add photos (which is a feature that I love) and then reminds you again at the end of the day to finish your entry.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to use this thing while I am traveling. I was always really bummed when I came home and had to try to put in entries from days past, now I have everything I need and I get to add a photo that gives me great context and reminds me of how truly lucky I am. Do yourself a favor and download it now.

Random fact of the week: GOOGLE!

Since I am in China and can’t currently use Google… Did you know every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before? Yea that’s a fact, let that sink in.

Also, we make the best sunglasses in the known universe.

If you haven't gotten yourself a pair...you probably should...

They are guaranteed for life. 


If for some crazy reason you no longer want receive these emails I wont be sad... actually I will probably cry a little bit. 

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and ill take you off the list as tears stream down my face.


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