A few weeks back, I got a new deck and (eventually) set it up to ride. I took some photos to commemorate the beautiful graphic and general awesomeness of the full, set up skateboard. Here it is, for our mutual enjoyment.
Again, I opted for a Death deck – and again a Richie Jackson model. Great company, inspirational skater. This is an 8.25″ wide model.
According to the graphic, it’s a Richie Jackson “Collectors Shred Sled” – but this particular baby ain’t going on the wall. Oh no, it’s for shredding, not collecting.
The deck was ordered from Native Skate Store. The merchandise arrived with no problem at all, everything was perfect.
I also ordered a set of 53mm Death wheels from Native. Together with a new set of ABEC 5 bearings, and my previous set of Independent trucks, I was able to piece together the work of art you see here.
It’s a great set up and I’ve really enjoyed riding it so far. No complaints whatsoever. The deck width is perfect for me for me these days, so I’ll stick with that for now. The wheels are rolling well too, I’d forgotten how nice a feeling it is to ride a new set.
These photos were taken a few weeks ago, and this skateboard doesn’t look as fresh as it used to. There are quite a few scrapes from concrete and the number of those marks is growing. But hey, that’s the way it goes. It’s great to skate and that’s all that matters.
Still, it’s nice to be reminded of that brand new, virgin set up in these photos. There’s just something incredibly rad about getting – and skating – a new skateboard. I never get tired of it.
The Death skateboards website is here.
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