— Neil Blender

Neil Blender - Tempe 1986


• classic / timeless skateboarding

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3 Boards...True Love ...


• 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

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Neil Blender's, "The Heated Wheel" & Transportation Unit

Russ Pope and Transportation Unit consistently provide fun and quality goods and this time around, a dream shape in the form of Neil Blender's, "The Heated Wheel" deck (same shape as his 1982-1985 pro models).  

Available in the Equal Dist. Mini Skate Shop

Dimensions: 9.75" (widest) x 31.75" x 15.75" (wheelbase)


The Skateboard Mag

Big Mahalo's to Mike Mihaly, Grant Brittain and Dave Swift for the signed prints, t-shirts and Bones 60mm SPF wheels...!  Get yours at The Skateboard Mag online shop and support the best mag in skateboarding - ykc 

The Skateboard Mag x Bones (SPF 60mm) x Neil Blender's, "Heated Wheel" is also available in The Solitary Arts Mini Skate Shop.



Neil Blender for Vans at Thalia

Neil Blender and Vans are celebrating this Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach from 6-9PM. Original Blender artwork will also be available.  RSVP by tomorrow to... Kathy Miranda: kathy_miranada@vfc.com

Thalia Surf Shop
915 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.3292

Check-out the goods, HERE