OK, I get no one reads these posts about my latest skateboard, but I’m not writing this for an audience. I’m writing it for me. One day, when I’m ancient like Yoda, I’ll be able to look back and have a memento of skateboards I’ve had in the past.
Wish I had at least a photo of the decks I had when I was a kid in the 80’s. That would’ve been cool. As it is, I can’t even remember them all. Not so anymore. Now, I’ll have a permanent record of them all.
For the first time in a long time, I saved up some cash and bought a full, new set up. For a while, I’ve been recycling my trucks (and sometimes wheels) to be as economical as possible. This time, it was new everything – ordered from the very nice folks at Native Skate Store.
Here are the details:
- Death skateboards Benson Devil Woman II 8.25″ deck (with free Jessup grip tape)
- Independent Trucks 144 Mid Stage II
- Death skateboards wheels 52mm
- Independent Trucks GP-S bearings
- Independent Trucks allen bolts 1″
The set up has been fantastic so far, deck has nice pop and the trucks turn great. I love the graphics by Liane Plant (regular readers may remember I have an 8.5″ version of this deck to go on the wall, and I’m a big fan of Death skateboards). No complaints at all.
Though I’m not going to be able to share this post on Facebook due to the “offensive” graphic…!
See you out on the streets.
The Death Skateboards website is here.
Liane Plant’s website is here.
Visit the Native Skate Store here.
Yo! Very nice Al. I have been pondering a new set up for a while, just need to go for it! And just for the record I read your posts.. I went to the nacho place you recommended- very nice! keep up the good work pal 🙂
Thanks for the support, bro! Get yourself a new set up, you won’t regret it. Death are a good bet in my book 🙂
I decided on the Richie J shred sled to ride. And the Melcher mermaid for the wall (along with a pair of Hook Ups decks).
For some reason, while I like the bottom skull/candle graphic and the woman overall, the pentagram on her stomach is too much for my wall. LOL.
Very nice set ups 👍
Thanks! Your deck selection sounds great – wish I had a Melcher mermaid for the wall. Another great graphic!
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