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Archives: December 2011

Slalom – Bristol Fashion

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We have a new winter pastime in Bristol this year… Multi-Dimensional Slalom. There are two rules:

Slalom Skateboarding

1) You have to use all the cones/beer cans/road signs/etc that you have available…

2) If you knock a cone over, you have to put it back in a new place.

The Artwork of Pete Fowler

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Internationally renowned designer and good friend of ours Pete Fowler is the man behind many of our new graphics. We often get asked how we do our deck artwork – here’s a step-by-step…

Once we have the final shape nailed down (shape, skate, re-shape, re-skate, repeat!), Pete takes our outline and works his magic with a pencil and paper…

Early Antuna concept, before we added the Kraken. Diving and Astronomy are Manu’s main pastimes outside skating, so the graphic has plenty of both…

Shralper prior to colouring

Wizard concept

He hand hand draws to start, giving us a pretty good idea of what the graphic composition will be like. Once we’re all happy, Pete will scan his drawing, colour it in Adobe Illustrator and make it ready for screen printing.

The Shralper, part-way through the colouring process…

Once the graphics file is done, the artwork is printed to a clear heat transfer, then applied to the deck with a pair of heated rollers. This gives a full-colour, super-durable representation of Pete’s original artwork, printed on the deck.

The finished article… for more from Monsterism Island…

Antuna – complete

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Now we understand that most people who want high-end race decks will probably go for deck only and a custom build… but we had a few things lying around here to make a “Super” complete, and here it is.

Mega-fast Cult Traction Beams…

“White Sabre” GC-190mm Hollows…

Sexy 3-D concave…

This complete build of the Antuna is not going to be cheap… but what better way to honour the man himself than with the highest-spec setup we’ve ever put together?

Available Spring 2012.

Deluxe Race Gloves are here

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Finally… just in time for Christmas!

We usually make small changes to our gloves each time we do a run, and this time we thought we’d step the game up a few notches on the already awesome Race Gloves to produce this – the imaginatively-titled Deluxe Race Gloves.

Changes are:

  • Thicker, removable 15mm Palm puck, machined from Delrin.
  • Kevlar finger and thumb patches. You really don’t need finger pucks any more, Kevlar is extremely abreasion resistant.
  • Silica/amara wrist protection. We found this to be a weak point in the original Race Glove, so we’ve beefed it up.

These gloves are tried and trusted by some of the fastest racers in the World, among them:

Dominik Kowalski – Professional Stuntman

Sebastien Hertler – here’s a video of him not putting his hands down…

Rebekka Gemperle (who just won two races in a row in two weekends! congrats!)

Stephan Risch – organiser of so many legendary races, he’s still got speed as you can see…

Pete Connolly – British #1 and all-round downhill hero…

Ramon Konigshausen – superfast Swiss Slalom and Downhill skater,  one of the people behind Greener Pastures…

Yvon Labarthe – here’s his cracking video of the Verdicchio Race this summer, if you haven’t seen this already, watch it now…

These gloves are not cheap… but they are the most durable and comfortable all-round race glove we’ve ever made, and considering how long we’ve been making gloves for, that’s quite a claim!

Available online here or from all these skateshops…

Legend / Wizard

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Two new boards in one day! The first run of the much-anticipated Legend and Wizard are in the presses now, here’s a sneaky peak…



More coming soon… watch this space.

Wizard Flip

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Darren took his Wizard prototype to a local park today:

We’ll have more on magical piece of maple real soon… check back later this week!