Death deck, Independent trucks, Death wheels
Recently I set up my new skateboard. This new set up is, again, primarily Death skateboards.
The new deck is a Lee Dainton pro model – yes, he of Dirty Sanchez fame. I’ve actually had this deck for a while, I just hadn’t got round to setting it up. Truth be told, I’ve not done much skating for a while, due to factors like becoming a Dad; the bastard recession killing my employment; and being busy getting fat.
I’ve kept my previous set of good old reliable Indy trucks, but invested in a new set of Death wheels (52mm). I picked the wheels up from the very nice people at Note skate shop in Manchester on a recent visit.
Death are a great company, I’ve owned (and skated) many of their decks and wheels. They’re British, and make really good products that you can depend on.
Back when I used to own a skate shop, I spoke on the phone to Death boss man Nick Zorlac a few times. He’s a sound guy with an obvious enthusiasm and love for skateboarding.
I also had a brief meeting with Dainton a couple of years ago, when he and Matt Pritchard did a Dirty Sanchez show at the Tivoli in Buckley. The conversation basically consisted of hollering “Independent for life!” at each other.
Anyway, I’ve now skated this deck and I am extremely happy with it. No techy nerd ramblings in this blog post, this is a quality skateboard and we’ll leave it at that. Well done Death on another fine product!