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They have Nick Cave skateboards now? I want one


 
I was not cut out for skating. I tried, but no dice. In the mid ‘80s I had a G&S Neil Blender deck, the graphic on which I still think was freakin’ awesome, a friend of mine had a half-pipe in his back yard, and I had a ton of friends to go street skating with (this in the era during which, contra the assertion on the bumper sticker, skateboarding often WAS a crime, at least in Ohio), but I never got terribly good at it, and when I watched a good pal take a spill and saw his badly broken ulna sticking out of his bleeding arm I was pretty much done. Ten years ago, that friend and I attempted a misguided relive-our-youth tour of skate parks in Oregon which, though it was a great time, resulted in an ankle injury I still haven’t recovered from. Yeah, I was not cut out for skating.

But if I wasn’t cut out for that scene—which, in my experience, was mostly just a way for dudebros in the hardcore scene to flex their jock impulses without crossing tribes into school-sanctioned team sports (another reason I was a bad fit)—where could Nick Cave have fit in? The music of a tall, lanky, heroin/goth figure like him was anathema to the adrenaline anthems skaters tended to favor (still another reason I was a bad fit). But though Cave was never even remotely associated with the skate scene I knew, that hasn’t stopped Australian company Fast Times from making a really gorgeous Nick Cave deck.

True legend of Australian music, Good friend and Customer Nick Cave has teamed up with us to produce an exciting and rad collection! After discussing lyrics and a theme, It was agreed Nature Boy best suited the Melbourne Skate Scene and vibe of Fast Times. The Lyrics are taken from ‘Nature Boy’ A track from’s Nick’s Abattoir Blues album which also features on the accompanying Fast Times Skate clip.

Once the mood was set Artist Chuck Sperry hailing from San Francisco worked with us to come up with a design, One of Chuck’s dames is seen tangled in her long golden locks wrapped in a psychedelic bed of flowers. The Boards feature a full wrap metallic graphic which feels and looks like an amazing piece of art.

 

 

 
More after the jump…

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Ballerina skate decks
04.15.2013
11:56 am

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Art
Dance

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Ballet skate decks by Manhattan-based photographer Henry Leutwyler.

In ballet and skateboarding, fearlessness rules. No half-measures or marking the trick. Just passion, grit and blood.

And if you’re wondering as to whether or not ballerinas’ feet and toes are all gnarled-up like that in real life… they are. A simple Google image search shows you what years of dancing can do.

Via The World’s Best Ever

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Vintage ‘Jesus’ skate park ID cards
03.19.2013
10:39 am

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Amusing

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Jesus
skateboards
Skate


 
Yes, even Jesus needed an ID card to skate back in the day.

As a side note: They’re probably ‘shopped—maybe not—but this is still funny, nonetheless.
 

 
Bonus image, below:


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Harmony Korine skateboard decks


 
Back in October, Supreme released two decks designed by filmmaker/weirdo Harmony Korine which feature a ghostly Macaulay Culkin and a “Shirtless Man.” I’m not sure if they’re still being sold at the Supreme store locations, but I did find them for sale on eBay.

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NYC subway skating
11.09.2011
09:40 am

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Art

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New York City
skateboards
NYC
skateboarding


 
Great skating, wonderful video. Enjoy!

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Skating in Christchurch, New Zealand after 2011 earthquake
 

 
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Toy soldier skaters
07.13.2011
11:47 am

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Art

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skateboards
skaters
toy soldiers
Steve Nishimoto


 
I suppose these plastic toy soldiers by Steve Nishimoto give new meaning to “Skate or Die!” View more of Mr. Nishimoto’s designs over at his website, Nish.net


 

 
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Abstract ‘painting’ created in abandoned pool by skateboards with spray paint
07.05.2011
03:07 pm

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Art

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skateboards
Skate
decks
pools
D*Face
spray paint


 
This is a lot like the light painting with a Roomba that’s been making the rounds on the Internet the past few days. However, this one is a bit more dangerous.

Experimental and slightly mental. The D*Face spray paint skateboard interface. What better way to paint the pool then letting everyone get involved? With high-tech remotely controlled spray can apparatus mounted to the underside of skateboards…every line a skater took became the paint job of the pool.

 
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Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Grace Slick and Stevie Nicks skateboard decks


 
Nice homage to iconic female rockers with these cool skateboard decks, “Girls Girls Girls” from Girl’s 2010 Summer collection. Sadly, it appears they are no longer available on Girl’s website, but with a lil’ investigating, you’ll be able to find them. Ebay, perhaps?

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘The Last Supper’ Luchador skateboard decks
Alien vs. Predator skateboard deck
‘The Shining’ skateboard deck by Kevin Tong
Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards

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Clever skate video from the skateboard’s perspective
06.06.2011
04:15 pm

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Aryeh Kraus
Eli Stonberg


 
Really cool video from a skateboard’s perspective. I believe the camera is mounted underneath the deck. Directed by Eli Stonberg, skateboarding by Aryeh Kraus with music by Blackbird Blackbird.

 
Thanks, Syd Garon!

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Skating in Christchurch, New Zealand after 2011 earthquake

 
This is one giant package of mesmerizing. Enjoy!
 
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Ant vs. Skateboarder
09.15.2010
06:59 pm

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Amusing
Animation

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skateboards
ants

 
Who knew rooting for an ant could be so intense?

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‘The Shining’ skateboard deck by Kevin Tong

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Wave of Mutilation skateboard deck by Kevin Tong available over at SLOW for 54.90€.
 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards
 
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