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• 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...
John Cardiel! Stoked and Honored!
Deadstock quantities, only available at Equal Dist
All Hail Cardiel...!
I'm honored to have worked on the Todd Francis x The Rubbish Rubbish 1.25" enamel pin with the original Antihero Pigeon, now available HERE in limited quantities (250 pins made for this first run). 100 pins have been saved and allocated for Todd's upcoming FFDG solo show, which will feature all new works, early next year (tentative for a January 2016 opening reception in San Francisco).
Pins are also available in the EQUAL DIST shop.