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#1

This deck is unlike anything you have ever seen. Probably because it was designed completely from scratch by a guy who listens to a whole lot of industrial metal, drinks a lot of beer, likes hard lines with aggressive angles, and has some mental issues.

Now available at my new shop in 15 VARIATIONS!

Variations on finishes include:

  • Don’t Finish it! I’ll do it myself! $90
  • natural wood with a coat of polyurethane $110
  • stained Scarlet Red with a coat of polyurethane

Variations on modifications include:

  • No mods! I’ll do it myself! +$0
  • Wire Channels for Single Rear Motor (left and right varieties) +$75
  • Wire Channels for Dual Rear Motors +$100
  • Wire Channels for Dual Diagonal Motors +$100

Every deck comes drilled for old school and features a 26" wheelbase. I will also include a sheet of clear grip, a 16mm box mounting kit, and two fabulous stickers.

I DO NOT HAVE BOXES FOR THESE YET. But they are in the works. I’m considering options for both ABS and fiberglass boxes.

Enough talk. Here’s the deck:



and finally, here’s me glueing and pressing one in a record 13 seconds. I had a whole lot of soda this day:

You can thank @cmatson for the unfinished option. If he hadn’t told me exactly how he wanted his, i probably wouldn’t have thought about selling it that way, and its a good option for people who want to paint, stain, do crazy grip tape, run their own wiring, or otherwise DIY it up.

Thanks everyone!


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#2

Nice job man. That deck is sick! I look forward to watching the evolution of what you are starting here.


#3

Thanks man! I’m always going to support the local guys who are doing it right- especially when their product is just so damn sweet :wink:

I’m looking forward to creating a build thread for this beast!


#4

and i’m looking forward to seeing what you do to it.

the stealth angle design should deflect police radar, so feel free to stack several thousand watts on it.


#5

Just updated this post with better pictures, more info, price updates and a link to my site where i now have it listed.


#6

@longhairedboy you know what would be ‘effin metal? a matte black option. White graphics on top center or bottom rear. Juuuuuus sayin’


#7

WTF THE ACTUAL F*CK why didn’t i think of this…

That’s a brilliant option… and i think i’m going to call it BLACK METAL.

I’m adding it to my site now. I know just where to find the paint for that.


#8

@treenutter DONE.

Black Metal option is now available.

I’ll have to ad more pics of the various finishes as I produce them. I’m sort of on a pressing spree at the moment, i have about 7 decks worth of veneer i’m going to make decks out of this week. I glued and pressed one last night and another one this morning, i’ll be cutting and sanding them both tonight and tossing another one into the press.

Once i sell a few i’ll be ordering more veneer. They’re quick about getting it to me.


#9

@longhairedboy


#10

do you have any pics of the black finish for the board yet?


#11

Not yet. I probably won’t have a pic until after the holidays. With everything going on I haven’t had time to make one and shoot it. At the moment i’m just tying to fab a box for this build.

I can assure you though, it won’t disappoint.


#12

Are you painting the boards or just using wood dye? Whats kinds of dye or paint do you use?


#13

Spray paint and fine grit sanding blocks between multiple light coats. I look for brands that offer a micromist or other more advanced means of dispersing the particles. Cheap spray paint that drips, clogs, and sputters is no good, so typically i spend around $4-$5 a can. Valspar has a good one, as does Duplicolor. Duplicolor has a fast drying acrylic-enamel in a vertically oriented narrow spray nozzle that lays down a very consistent and even coat. I’ll probably use that for the matte black. It’s car paint, basically, so it can be had at autozone and a few other places and doesn’t require a top coat.

I’m also trying to switch away from brush on urethane to an aerosol clearcoat/topcoat but i haven’t found one i like yet. Brush on urethane is just too thick of a coat in my opinion and makes the board heavier, but it makes bare wood look amazing.

I’m in the process of DIYing a drying rack with a visqueen curtain that will allow me to put a heat gun on a low setting on the floor inside the space and help cure the paints better.

One day i’ll have an air compressor and paint booth, but i’m a long way away from that.

Something to remember is that at the factories they try to put the thinnest coat on possible and they use pro car-paint type setups. But you can get the same kinds of results from spray cans and fine grit sanding and polishing. You just have to work a little harder at it.


#14

@SpartanScrub Black Metal Scarlet is here! I’m working on a new process for gripping, but i’ll have that resolved as soon as I find my hammer.


#15

Black and red… that is my style right there.


#16

love the paint splattered look of the red!


#17

Thanks! I used a technique i learned from a street artist i met years ago.


#18

sprayed on a little thick and dabbed it with a sponge or rag?


#19

Quite the opposite. Sprayed it on a paper towel and then dabbed it on the board. I wanted newspaper because it produces a harder, higher contrast pattern but the paper towel came out with a softer, glowier pattern that actually looks better in this use case.

There was a guy who spray painted alien landscapes from outer space. He used newspaper wads to make mountains, tupperware bowls to make moons and planets, sprayed into a paper towel until it dripped to make distant stars, and used a wet dab method (spayed on the surface, then dabbed with a dry towel) to make nebula and surface textures. this coupled with spray gradients made the most beautiful scenes. It was all so impressive that i stood there for like an hour just watching him make scene after scene taking mental notes for later. The guy was amazing.


#20

@longhairedboy that’s what I’m talking about! Nice work!