This could be a game changer for urban longboarding! Designed by Po-Chi Lai, a Royal College of Art grad, the Stair Rover is a skateboard with eight wheels and a Y-shape aluminium frame. The cantilevered trucks allow the long deck to traverse stairs and other obstacles in the modern urban landscape. Check out the slick video below shot by Juriaan Booij showcasing the Rover at London’s Barbican. Me likey!
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Brigitte, Kate and Martine are part of a series of 70s pin-ups from Lui magazine, as illustrated by Alain Aslan for Boom-Art, a gallery dedicated to skateboard culture. Boom and Holenite Pool are reproducing 3 of these pin-ups as limited edition skate decks created by the famed french painter and sculptor. Nice!
So, I’ve seen decks made from plastic, ply, hell, I’ve even seen them made from money. But this is way cool. This leather board was designed by Greece Is for Lovers. The collective have been passionately designing, producing and promoting their products, limited editions and one-offs as well as exhibiting throughout the world, since 2006. They call this deck “Tougher Than Leather”. Originally designed for the “7ply Project” exhibition, organised by Propaganda Rolling Co, in May 2008, it even includes built in sandals. As the Greece Is for Lovers crew state: socks are purely optional.
Haroshi does cool stuff with old skateboard decks. Check out more here.
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