✓ — Decks
• I rode two of these @art_is_tree / jef hartsel boards when they first came out on alva (both red at the time and with that unique tri-tail). harts was always a huge influence as the salt lake / aliamanu crew I grew up with had his younger sister in our 8th grade math class. she shared his photos in thrasher mag and we felt connected for the first time to a pro skateboarder. with harts being asian, it was even more of a connection than any other, especially since he ripped pools, curbs and everything else with style and power. most importantly, harts has been a brother to me in friendship and support for years. besides @bxlx, harts was the reason why I truly had fun with my last board company. mahalo, braddah! stoked to have a few of these decks around with me. #jefhartsel #chosenbrothersratherthanblood #hawaiiskateboardingroyalty
• this graphic is one of the most burnt images in my mind. a ripper in my neighborhood in salt lake, oahu named peter akuna used to blast the silver bottom @nblender board at our intermediate school with his launch ramp and ever since, it's been a love affair. this shredded coffee break deck was kindly gifted to me years ago for my birthday by braddah, @jasonfoster_ with a personalized custom silver paint pen piece on the grip. mahalo, jason!
• the vision mark gonzales was the first board I ever rode. it was the white dipped one from the bike factory in pearl city, oahu. I bought some used white gullwings from an older kid in my housing area with g&s wheels. I loved this board and everything gonz. that first love was ridden until there was no nose and a micro razor tail with sexbolts holding it together. I passed it forward and saw it ridden through two more kids in the neighborhood. this one pictured, I still setup and ride...
Todd Francis' upcoming new book, "Look Away, The Art of Todd Francis" will be out early 2014 and was completed at the very beginning of 2013. It'll be the first book spanning Todd's entire career from DLX to SPECIAL CRUD.
Todd's a busy guy and this year alone, he created these graphics below for skateboarders that just missed entry into his book. Thanks, man... nice work!
Happy 2014, ya'll! - Equal Dist
I'm really stoked on the Allister Lee x ATLAS decks. Each of the two decks in this artist series is signed and numbered in an edition of 50 and comes with an original piece of art, shrink-wrapped with each deck. Get them at Atlas Skateboarding in San Mateo and check-out the fine installation that Allister and the Atlas crew setup in their shop. Up until March 12, 2012. Mahalo to Allister and to Ryen, Mike and Nick at ATLAS!
209 2nd Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Talk about a well-curated skateboard shop...! Allister Lee also designed the ATLAS shop-decks shown below.
[o] Isaac McKay-Randozzi
We also have t-shirts that coincide with this second collaboration with the Stereo Sound Agency and Mr. Randozzi.