Thursday, March 17, 2016

Prototype Ready to Roll

Set up and ready to rip with brand new Independent 159s. Hope to take it out for its first ride this weekend!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sidewalk Surfin'

1964. 52 years ago this year, Jan and Dean appeared on American Bandstand to introduce a new song and a new pastime to the youth. Sidewalk surfing. Early roots here with "tricks" including "grab the rail" and a "one-hundred eighty," which is, in this video, a standing backside powerslide. Now, go grab you bun buster and shoot the curve!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Modern Alva Dagger Tail

Double-kick modern concave Alva dagger tails are coming. 9.5 x 33 with a 15" wheelbase. Photo boosted from StrangeHouse.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Team Alva 1980s

Eddie Reategui was rocking his pro-model in this photo while everyone else is on the Street Fire or some other Mondo design. Such a bad ass period in skate history.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gonz NYC

Mark Gonzales. There is so much that can be said. A lifetime of skateboard history still in the making at this very moment. Whether it was that grey stain Gonz deck you got for Christmas in 1988, or that ollie you just popped, his influence has impacted you and your skateboarding whether you know it or not. Like a fine wine, the years shape us, and we grow more complex, more elaborate, more refined.