Saturday, June 5, 2010

KFD Skateboards

I have a mate called Ping who obviously loves these new(ish) KFD old skool-esque pool decks so much that he would prefer a stack of them to sit in his shop than go home in my car! Tut, tut Mr. Ping ... These are sick! They come in four different shapes, each saucy enough to make you blush.

Check them out on KFD's page:

The really pointy one looks like trouble, especially for someone like me who has to start at the bottom of the ladder again, but the fatter, shorter ones look like the boss!

KFD please send me one to test! Please?

The Slasher

Damn. I'm so bloody clingy about the graphics on my board, I even bought enough extra bits last week to reassemble a new skool setup to ride instead. The thing is, I bought the book The Skateboard Art of Jim Phillips not too long ago and if being an illustrator myself didn't make me appreciate that kind of detail enough, Jim talking about the ancient techniques under which they had to produce these classic graphics did.

Jim Phillips talks about his favourite graphic, the slasher, in this little clip:

It's almost 7pm - opening time for the next session at the [R]EVOLUTION skatepark ... hot damn that's tempting. That little slasher would do great on a small half pipe.