Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dresden Deck by Elephant

Vallely's Elephant Brand Skateboards dropped this photo of the new 10" by 31.5" Dresden art deck which is already drawing compliments due to its Natas Kaupas inspired shaped.  With a wheelbase of just under 15", this deck looks great and built to shred all terrain.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Happy Holidays from Jeff's Skateboard Page

2013 is drawing to a close and it's that time of year again. It has been a year of personal ups and downs but regardless of what is going on in your life, skateboarding will always be there waiting for you. Thank you all for stopping by and making this thing happen, see you all in 2014.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Casting Shadows

Capsule dorking at Marietta, Ohio's Indian Acres. Photo by Em.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Barnyards, Circus Trains, and Snub Nose Decks

The Vallely Barnyard circa 1988. The slightly tapered rectangle shape looked like a big freestyle deck and was "the" street deck when it was released back in the day. Mike's part in Rubbish Heap pretty much sealed the deal.

Mike palming a backside melon on what appears to be a Barnyard prototype. Some local friends went to a demo back in the day and talked to Jim Thiebaud who told them that Vallely was riding a board that was "a big rectangle." We had no idea that the future was now.

Elephant Brand Skateboards brought back the OG shape of the Barnyard with the Vallely Circus Train. Thanks to the kindness of a dear friend I am now in possession of one of these jewels but I most admit that I am torn between hanging it or riding it. Strongly considering having one cut custom and hanging the original for preservation. The shape is entirely too innovative for me to not ride.

The Sims Lonnie Toft Snub Nose. Ten years before the introduction of the Barnyard there was the Toft Snub Nose shape. Steve Rocco rode for Sims for years with both a freestyle model deck and a street model. Could Toft's snub nose figured into the conversation that brought us the predecessor to today's popsicle sticks? We may never know. Unless we ask Mike.

Confusion in the market place. Buy the Toft kid!