Before skateboarding became a multi-million dollar sports industry, it was a cultural phenomenon in the 1960’s and 70’s confined to the sunny side of the West Coast.
[toggler title=”Details” ]No. 41 contrasts the light hues of Recovered Maple with darker accent strips of Recovered Walnut, set in an asymmetrical composition for an updated take on classic racing stripes.[/toggler]Fast forward a couple of decades and you’ve got a sport that has come to define a generation, has gained a cult like following and has no plans of slowing down in the near future. Although, the core design of the skateboard has largely remained the same, in recent years, the materials and construction of them has come full circle with board makers utilizing everything from Carbon Fiber to all natural wood to make some of the most unique skateboards the world has ever seen.
Jake Eshelman of Side Project Skateboards is one of those makers, and he’s doing a lot more than just make skateboards, he’s turning them into complete luxury items. The one-man brand essentially creates skateboards that while loosely based on vintage boards dating back to the 60’s, are unquestionably contemporary. Using materials such as recovered Maple Wood and crafting each one by hand, you could easily mistake these for an item you just placed a bid on at a rare vintage auction.
Rounded edges, hand sanded wheel wells for added carving capability and sealed with two coats of marine grade varnish with an etched logo finish off the boards in style.
Side Project Skateboards are available online | $225