Monday, February 28, 2011

Assault Skateboards Mesh Embroidered Lid

New crowns looking good. Pre-orders available via timhadden@att.net until further notice. Webstore coming soon along with Mark Heintzman boards and MORE.

Photo courtesy of Ned. S.E. for LIFE.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Assault Decks and Merch Shipping Soon!

Just talked to Ned and he informed me that decks, hats, shirts, and stickers are shipping next weekend. West Virginia shops get ready for Assault Skateboards!

Textured Coat Brings Cruiser One Step Closer

Rust-Oleum Stone Spray in gray provides the textured finish of the cruiser deck. The paint is a light gray base with flecks of black and white which give a stony textured finish that resembles concrete or pool coping. You choose.
Scouting several thin carpet types to cover the top. Once the selection is narrowed down to one it's ready to roll.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Assault Skateboards Is Set To Pop!

Pre-Order now! For orders and info contact Ned at timhadden@att.net until the webstore is up and running. 8.5" x 32" punk point pictured below.

Assault plans to release the Mark Heintzman in a few weeks! Stoked on the O.G. shape and graphic!

Learn it. Know it. Live it.
Assault prototypes put to the shred test.

The first prototype that started it all again!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Carpet Cruiser Primer Coat

Primer coat is drying then a textured paint that reminds me of pool coping will be applied. The top will be covered with a good indoor/outdoor carpet of some sort and the board will be set up 7.5" trucks and ABEC 11 No Skoolz 65mm 81a.

The longview.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Marc's Board Shop Saved This Longboard

New trucks bring new life to this board thanks to Marc's Board Shop.

Alva bat "Rip Grip" sold here!

Why CAN'T we all get a longboard?

At 7.5" wide by 37.5" long and 5/8" thick the Quest is a plank. Plankenstein is now fully equipped with 7.5" Havoc trucks that rest on 1" slant risers.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Toll Of Time

Randy from Flood Kontrol sent me this pick of "Hollow Ground" a few years ago.

Another skate spot succumbs to the toll of time. R.I.P. Hollow Ground. Thanks Randy for the pics.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Injury Skateboards

Tom Sloan's stencil graphic Ode to Joe Strummer.

7.75" popsicle prototype and 9" x 32" old school "bro model".

Rude boys and Vespa scooters.

Whatever Happened To Randolph Scott?

Contest @ Charleston Civic Center 1986. Randolph Scott b/s launch.

A testament to the style of the day. Note the extra rails holmes!

Backside early grab.

Style.

Early grab method tweak.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In Case You Haven't Heard

Aldrin Garcia doing Powell Peralta proud! World Record Highest Ollie of 45 inches. Photo courtesy of Powell Peralta.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pocket Pistols Duane Peters

Ode to Curb Cult

Fakie to tailslide through the salt & a nod of the hat to the Curb Cult.
video

Snubbed, Chubbed, and Dubbed

"Permission denied. This tailslide is open to invited skaters only. It doesn't look like you have been invited to land this tailslide. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the curb and request an retry."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Marble Tubes

It's a study in reflections as the Grom goes frontside to a hands down cess slide out of a marble tube.

Up and over the ashtray backside handout.

Here's Your Sunday Slap

The curb spot was a welcome relief today.

"Put your hands in the air sir." Photos by GR0M.

Inked

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Tail Of Two Zorlacs

Zorlac.

Past and present. Updated with a larger nose.

Period Pieces, Or Signs Of The Times

Tony Hawk Powell-Peralta "Shuffle" board. Same coming as it was going ala the World Industries Vallely "Barnyard".

Lance Mountain with a minimalist graphic.

So... Rocco started World Industries, took Rodney with him, Mike V. too. There was a blink of the eye length time period when the emphasis shifted from the big "5" to the small 105 or so companies that popped up. The objective was to sell as many boards as possible because individual market shares were minimal. And so were the graphics because they changed frequently (monthly, if not more frequent). This was around 1990. Look it up as I'm too lazy to research anything on a Saturday. For more history on this take a look at the interview with George Powell in the latest issue of Juice magazine.

Frankie Hill and Van Gogh's ear.

Lance Conklin "faces".

Cab tear drop "gas tank" model.

Period Pieces, Or Signs Of The Times Part 2

Per Welinder shuffle style with minimal graphic.

Lance Mountain "Dough Boy" on natural.

Powell Team deck.

Steve Saiz "Buffalo". The border sets it off.

Cab Mask graphic. Full coverage for the era's trend of smaller hits.

Friday, February 11, 2011

No Hang Ups

Roll in with no hang ups! These things are all over ebay.

ODI.

The Bird.