slapstik skateboards mission statement

Slapstik Skateboards arose from a series of drawings called 101 Alternate Uses for the Human Body. Slapstik's graphics were originally composed of violent acts centered on floating pastel backgrounds. As time went on, short stories and ramblings related to the drawings began to fill the backgrounds leading to more words than pictures, ultimately ending the 30 deck run. The success of Slapstik suspended the company's scheduled end in 2006, and resulted in Slapstik of the Living Dead. SSLD's concept was to recreate the original Slapstik series with a George Romero living dead twist, which ran from 2006 to 2009. The Living Dead series was soon followed by the fairy tales and fables of Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm which illustrated classic fables and tales in a modern setting. In 2010, Slapstik returned to the pastel back drops and absurd visuals started in 2001, with animals engaging in foolish human acts in a series simply called Animals. The mission of Slapstik Skateboards is very simple. We will make fun of you.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

They're Heeeere


8" Old Lady in the Shoe

8.125" Gingerbread House

8.25" Little Bo Peep

7.8" Betty Blue
Moving 120 decks in 55 lbs boxes can throw out your shoulder. They're finally here. No I just want them out of my house. Come and get it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Are we there yet?!

With only 8 day before christmas, and no time to ship them, the Dark Ages slapstik series arrives December 17th, 2009. I hope these look as good as the drawings. This one is going to cost me a fortune, but it will be the last for a long time. Production of 120 skateboards will bankrupt you without even asking if you've got enough money to cover the tip. All I know is, if you said you'd get a board you better do it now or else I'll be eating ramen for next 10 years. Dinner's almost ready, so get your ass downstairs.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wow!....

...i mean, really? how am i gonna do this? Fred Reeves Check Out blog? i had a couple different ideas...they're all gonna be drawn out...i'll try both...see how far i get....
...idea 1.....
...i see Fred occasionally at the Old Man Skate Sesh's on Sunday's..i had an idea for an art thing, brought it up to Fred and he eventually brought his Check Out to me....he got it from his mom's wall and brought it to me framed out...I have this magazine. too bad i can't find it..was one of my first skate mags ever. it's at my mom's house. it's fuckin' Fred Reeves! he doesn't care, but we do! when he gave me this, i asked about the background story...he went to some contest in AL. with some friends and during the contest the photo guy, who he was already friends with, came to him and said that Transworld was gonna start doing this thing called "Check Out's" and wanted to get a flick of Fred for one.."Now this was before it was all cool to do that, so i just went to the parking lot and shot a photo." Epic. that nonchalant thing has been ingrained in my brain since i was a child. i grew up in a redneck town in middle GA and had people dog me for being a faggot, pussy, etc...and reading that someone from Atlanta had a picture in a California magazine astounded me! something to touch and see as real, ya know?...maybe not...whatever...

...idea 2....random Fred thoughts and expierences...

..Fred grew up and started skateboarding in the Station Square Apartments on Seaboard Avenue..the same APT's we all lived in....
...Fred skated Avondale rail light years before Modus Operandi and the rest of the skate community caught on...."i thought ya'll wouldn't be into it. i been skatin there since i was a kid"
...Fred was the first to slide the now infamous MLK 13 rails..saw it in person...
...Fred does 180 ollies and whip-it shoveits in the flat bottom of 6'mini ramps to set up for the next wall. (try it)
...he ollies into FS 5-0's and front smiths..no matter what...
...i drove his car when he broke his arm at the shitty Decatur Park...took him to the hospital with Stormy...he was woozy and i was super fuckin scared. i may be the only person besides Fred to drive one of his cars. and i knew it turning the ignition.
...the first time "I" met Fred, I was 20 years old and it was at 40 yard with Chris Head. I recognized him immediately and shook his hand only to have him say "Yeah, I know you. I saw you when you were a kid at Woodward. You had big ass hippers and didn't take a shower all week."...like it was yesterday.
...i was at some contest, i don't know why he was there, i sucked at my first run. he walked up to me and said i was blowing it and to just "ride your skateboard"...like jesus talking to a disciple...life changing...
...he went pro twice!
...he runs Felony wheels! buy it!
...he was a challenge in the K.O.T.R...Foundation's challenge was to "Find Atlanta legend Fred Reeves"
...he doesn't buy into hype...
...Grant Taylor tripped out and was "Holy shit, there's Fred Reeves!" Fred Reeves said "Goddamn, Grant's here. It's about to get good!"
...he is fucking LIFER status at skateboarding and i appreciate him for that!

Friday, November 27, 2009

...skateboarding...

..yeah, we do that sometimes"

i'm not one to post pics of myself, but it's been a while since a skateboard shot has been posted on our skateboard blog...and guess what?! 2 of 3 skate photos are back smiths! we're so in the know, bro! figure your shit out....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

...grampa was a badass!

...just awesome! a few songs praising the good ole' US of A and other songs talkin' shit on Hitler... a far cry from the Navy S.E.A.L.S being charged with assault on the guy (based on them giving the guy a bloody lip and now the S.E.A.L.S are being charged on American soil) who masterminded the kidnapping, torture and grotesque display of four Blackwater employee's burned bodies in the middle of Iraq...they don't make 'em like they use to!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

so it goes...

...went down to mom's last weekend in the good ole' Jones County, GA and they got some new neighbor's.....goats!...pretty rad too...i informed the family that goats were a satanic icon and they should be worried about satan literally sitting in their back yard! they were not amused...in fact, not even sure they paid attention to me when i said it....so it goes.....
...but the raddest part was letting my lil man swing from the tree my mom and dad planted for me when i was born....i don't know why i climbed it...i think i was trying to scare him...he didn't pay attention to me either....so it goes.....

old times.....

...yeah, yeah, yeah. it's cheesy and gay. i AM lame for liking Christina Aguilera. whatever. heard it all before. i used to like her a bunch. like the music. the looks didn't hurt either. i had trading cards, a calendar, a c.d., a REMIX c.d......so i was kinda in there as far as fanship goes...besides, those were the Seaboard days...shit was always weird and i wasn't the weirdest in the bunch...my friend Lee Bender worked at the Barnes And Noble on Ponce...probably like a week...not a bad stretch of employment at the time...i mean, he DID go get a job...however, he showed up at the apartment the night he quit with this 4' x4' bad ass promo thing he stole from the window display on his way out...he drove a tiny ass convertible Miata and drove through the city holding this thing in the passenger seat.....hilarious! and i was so so stoked! this thing quickly found a spot in the living room and there she sat til we all moved out....now she's in the basement...i'm still petitioning for her to be bumped up to the living room...girlfriend says no.....
...after Seaboard, Lee moved to AZ and i've rarely seen him. every so often he pops up in the mags...but then i hear he had M.S. and shit wasn't the same with him...not sure of the severity of it, but i do know those hospital bills are expensive and he didn't have insurance....I heard Real was doing a board to help with his bills and the ole "no-brainer"... bought this shit for full price! 47$....also came with all the Rise Skateshop vids and a "best of" type thing of Lee....stokage....this is a permanent wall fixture....thanks for everything Lee...hope shit's going well!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A long night at Day One



"Once you become quee, you won't have to walk again."

Jeff of Day One Skateshop and Artspace


I spent Friday driving up to Bridgeport, Ct with my friends Kerry and Rob. The 3 1/2 hour ride up was filled with conversations and commentary about skateboarding politics in Philadelphia, girls, and flameboy tattoos on the taint. We arrived at Day One with plenty of time to set up the show and watch the new Flip video enough times to give commentary on our commentary, mostly revolving around Bob Burnquist, but that's for another blog. I got to meet everyone involved in the Day One scene thanks to Jeffery Walsh, owner of the shop and master of cardboard cut-out puppetry. The show went up, and lots of people came out throughout the night. We at pizza and peanut-butter filled pretzels while talking about human trafficking and jazzy scooters. Here are just a few pics from the night that in no way convey how bad Kerry needed to wash his hands.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

something.....

....most people will never forget is the first time seeing skateboarding as something more than butt-boarding down a hill. my mom rented for me, from the local video store in Gray, GA, a bike video and this skate vid for the weekend. i was real into bikes. not any good at 'em cause i was too little to get it off the ground. but, i remember putting this in and was like "what the fuck?!" only in 9 year old terms. granted, looking back it's cheesy as hell but this will always hold a spot in my memory. the thing has a "plot" i suppose and it goes like: this dude is skating to school, skates through the halls, looks at skate mags in class, gets called to the principal's office, LEAVES school to go skate and comes back like 3 hours later to a pissed principal. and while he's looking through the mag, different skate sections start. and the music was just unreal to my little country boy/ACDC mind. who is TSOL? what the fuck kinda music is that? look at that big ass concrete ramp! dude lit his board on fire and skates that ramp?! that dudes got the craziest hair ever! how are they making it jump? how do you do this? i wanna skateboard! i ditched the bike videos from there on out and rented Shackle Me Not and Public Domain, along with Summer Sessions every weekend. and a few months later when i convinced mom and dad to get me a board, that shit was lit up and hasn't burned out yet........
....something always gets the ball rolling......

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Planting roots with Tyler Kline



Months ago I was asked to put something together for the zine Jeremiah was publishing in Atlanta. I decided to interview a long time friend and former rider for raped inc. skateboards Tyler Kline. Tyler is currently attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art for a masters in sculpture and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.
Looking back at the time you spent in Savanah and living on Seaboard Ave, did you ever see yourself living the family life with a garden in Philadelphia?

Honestly, my foresight did not include my present circumstances. It never crossed my mind to settle down until I met my wife Anna in Portland. In my green grass of youth, I spent most of my time traveling and gathering life experiences. I kept a couple of central bases, traversing the North American Continent from the East Coast to the West Coast 17 times between 1998 and 2003, by plane, train, and automobile. I glad I made those choices when I was younger. Now, I enjoy growing roots. I take pride in the sacrifices one must make to cultivate a mature life.


For as long as I've known you, you've always been tied to the art scene where ever you've lived. I know that in Portland, you had a gallery downtown. What are you doing these days to stay connected with Philadelphia?

I work at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts as a conservation technician. I also do volunteer work for Inliquid.com. Recently I joined an the Art Collective of Little Berlin. I am very excited to be a part of this talented team of local Artists. Philadelphia is in a unique position to further and deepen or understanding of art and the role it plays in building communities. With the decline of this recent Gilded Age, and as all around us is seems as if the center is not holding it becomes dire that the margins and fringes of society hold fast, and lead as examples toward a more sustainable solution to the general collapse we are experiencing at home and abroad. Art groups, charities, historical societies and other non-profit orginizations, and ordinary citizens have the power to maintain and transform their neighborhoods. By being involved with the arts in the various places were I have lived is a small token toward trying to leave things in better shape than you found them.

How important is it to have something in your life apart from skateboarding?

It is very important to cultivate things in your life other than skateboarding, skateboarding in finite and the skateboarding industry is based on bankable trends that come out of Southern California. At best, skateboarding can be seen as a type of performance art, a dance. The marketed image of skateboarding is ever straying from this view point. Luckly I have gained the wisdom to no longer concern myself with the trends put forth in most skateboard media.

How has skateboarding changed for you now that you've got so many things on your plate?

I simply do not skateboard as much as I used to. I still find time to skateboard, and I am teaching my three year old son Max to skateboard. I do these things when the time comes, skateboarding does not dictate how I use my time.

Would you say that you have a mild obsession with the eye ball?

None of my obsessions are mild. Since the time of the Syrians the eye is seen as a window into the soul. However, I try to be playful with these flights of fancy,

Could you sum up each place that you've lived in two words each?

Victoria, Texas= No Recall
Milwaukie, Wisconsin= Stained Glass
Stone Mountain, GA= White Quartz
Savannah, GA= Live Oaks
Athens, GA= Gravel Pitt
Atlanta, GA= Fourty Yard
Portland, OR= Heavy Mist
Philadelphia, Pa= Fresh Crop

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Ecstatistics....

....more religious shit. 1 dollar bin. pretty weird sounding. like the music from the mass murder movies where the old house, creepy parents, middle of nowhere,their kid is an axe murderer...oh yeah. Texas Chainsaw Massacre....i took it out after the first couple songs....but the name is awesome and semi-confusing...aren't burning fires a bad thing in most circumstances? do i want a ghostly love cast onto me that resembles a "burning fire"?

Creepy Creeps....

...sick ass photo. good ass music. 5 bucks sale bin. whatever.....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Winter Cleaning


Small and X-Large

Small only

Small, again

X-Large

Large
I've got too much crap. I really shouldn't call it crap when I trying to convince others to buy it from me. The crap I'm talking about is leftover shirts from slapstik of the living dead, slapstik fairy tales, and my thesis exhibition from December 2008. If you want any of these, let me know, but the chances of that happening are about as good as me winning the lottery without playing the lottery. Look at it this way, if you were a size small, or your girlfriend wears a small, spend $10 for a slapstik lottery ticket and you're guaranteed to win a shirt.

i been collecting some shit....


...over the last year and store it all in my basement...it started when i was sick of having lame skate photos on the wall of my last apartment and went with my girl to an antique store. only to stumble across a "phenomenon" called the dollar record racks....amazing shit lay in those things...weird stuff (like the lil kids album below)...i bought most for photo purposes to "spruce" up the bedroom. i eventually got a record player and now listen to them quite often...i like this Elvis one...he sings christian hymns on the record and they sound pretty good...never been a big Elvis dude, i thought, but the photo is sick...

i grew up southern.....


...baptist and lived to tell about it. those fuckers are crazy, fear based and guilt ridden people....the parents are usually strict and the kids are usually....kids...the "youth group" i was in, the older kids smoked weed, drank and had sex on the regs, just like every other teenager...shit was real weird...."yes, oh, mighty Lord, we give our hearts to you and rejoice in yer name"...
..."so seriously dude. you get touch her boobs? who's gonna get the beer?" i have a kid now...this "harry potter magic land" shit makes me nervous...look at the songs on the album....i don't know....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

guided by robots....

....slapstik robots eat chicken fried chicken on wednesdays!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

dubbaya dubbaya dubbaya dot slapstik skateboards dot blogspot dot com, and you're right there man



Since we got this blogspot thing here, we gotta spread the word on the streets so people will come see it. Like, how you gonna know what to look for on the dang ole web if you don't know what to look for? Like, they got so many sites for everything out there, if you search for, say... chocolate covered bunnies, you could pull up Hershey's bit size bunnies along with Hugh Hefner hanging out with a bunch of black playboy bunnies? Know what I mean? I'm not saying that's gonna happen every time, but you know, it could. All I'm saying is, we got a blog, so now we gotta let people know it's here cause existing on the internet doesn't validate your existence in the real world. It's like we're Santa Claus, or Candyman, or Freddy Kreuger, and if you don't believe us, then we don't exist. Instead of killing people, all we had to do was make a bunch of stickers and have all our friends stick'em all over the place and things will be easier. Jesus has stickers and look what they're doing for him? See what I mean? So, buy some stickers and spread the gospel... or we'll die.
thanks
2 4.25"x4.25" stickers for $1

Friday, September 25, 2009

What can you get for $10?


In my spare time, I've created another way to waste my money, in an attempt to get you to waste your money. If you've been bad, why not show it? Get yourself a Slapstik Skateboards "Spanking Nun" t-shirt, available in sizes small, medium, large, and "get your white t's" The Wire XL. Oh, and by the way, if you're wondering where I got the idea for this... don't google "Nun spanking" without a content filter. If you do, make sure no one's looking over your shoulder.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

floods....

there was mass rain this weekend...and me and my girl fanagled a "babysitter" for our lil homie. was the first time in over a year we had a chance to go out for a bit....took full advantage of the 2 hour window with the mission of flooding our livers...took it up to Aces bar for a minute..."yes, yes and YES" whenever the waitress came over...she even brought the bottle of Jaeger over to pour so she wouldn't spill. oh so proper!
3 rounds in 2 hours plus beers equaled that sunday laid up watchin them Falcons go 2-o! whoever wants to volunteer a babysit...hit me up...we can't pay though...that bar tab's a muhfucker!

coach head....

i didn't go to the Goodie MOB show...i'm sure Head did and know that Creasy did....Chris and I have loved Goodie for as long as i can recall...before he went back to school and got all smart and shit, we thought collectively that Goodie MOB was the smartest most true shit on the planet. got a question? listen to Goodie...when i emailed him for Slapstik's zine i was kinda "duhher'd" when i heard his response. fool ain't no teacher for nothing...smartest dude i know.......which may not be saying much, with the friends i have.....

Friday, September 18, 2009

THE MOTHER FUCKIN DIRTY SOUTH!!

the realest of the real. the best, most influential group to ever have come out of Atlanta. The muther fuckin Goodie MOB! if you claim "dirty south" "ATL" or any other cliche bullshit and live in this city and don't recognize, realize and respect the realness of these fools, then i will personally show you the out of GA! they're playing saturday night at masquerade, the outside part and if you don't have the hot 40$ to buy a ticket, at least stand in the back street and hear some real ass hip-hop! new rap sucks. it's a fact. educate yourself fools! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

new hip super rad art collab...

shit's all the rage now...people who can barely draw are the new rad art dudes...i know how to blog, my jeans are a lil tighter, i enjoy coffee, i like to ride single gear bikes, i know what's up dude! i'm like hip and shit...so it makes sense that me and my homie scott mckenzie, who is also "hip" to what's up on the streets, drew some shit on a bathroom wall last time we were at the bar...everytime one of us went to piss you would add something to it...you guys don't even know the hip shit we're on...stand back fools! artists at work!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back Smiths

it's rad to have grown up skating, living and traveling with someone since you were both teenagers and to see what kind of life they get into and where that takes them...Chris and I have seen and expierenced some shit in our younger days, but lately not so much...Chris teaches highschool, I've got a kid. people go different ways, but it's always rad to be able to meet that same homie and have shit fall into place like you've never had a day away from each other...humor, music, skating, conversations, etc...i think we were trying to learn back smiths around the same time as each other...maybe almost racing to see who could throw it in the others face the fastest...he got 'em first and can do 'em on almost any terrain..it's one of my fave tricks to do, but struggle at times and he's always down to "let me show you where you going wrong. you wanna do it like this!"....30 year old men riding skateboards and acting like children...these are the days...always have been..... 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dang ole'...death trap..

long time homie Chris Bradley showed up to the newest bowl park and brought is new hobby...
thing is fuckin sketchy! gotta push off from the bed of his truck, it wobbles, you gotta keep your speed up and it turns like shit.....
there's like 3 bikes he's welded into one with some damn long ass rebar sticks up front...
apparently some dude who "just jumped on it" without listening to Bradley's instructions "ended up through a window"...true story..."who wants to ride it first?!"....uuhhh, Mckenzie does...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mr. Move!

i used to go to these shows every time he came into town. it was the highlight of my month! if you've ever heard anything by Reggie Cunningham, you're probably singing in your head either "titty full of beer", "do you you wanna get high with Reggie" or "wine and fried chicken" right now.....his shows are complete and utter anything goes, fucking wasted, beer slinging, ignorant belligerence. i had some photos i thought i'd put up to explain a little of the blacked out madness of these shows in Atlanta....
the stages are tiny and for some reason or another when the music starts people, who have bought 1-2 extra PBR's beforehand, shake beers up and shit starts flying towards Reggie. most times, he's the one who initiates it...
i swear the last few times i went to see him i was gonna do the "just chill night dude. not trying to get crazy and shit, ya know? it's just too much at his shows." then i'll see him all half drunk about an hour before he goes on and the switch in my brain turns to "fuck it! jaeger now! let's do this!" thank god Scott Wagoner is always down too. 5 shots and shotgunned beers get the adrenaline moving... 
i'm not claiming "number 1 fan" but i do know all the words and when certain songs come up i can't control the urge to sing with or for ole' reggie...usually it's "primary colors" or "ass shakin"...
right up front is where the action gets the dirtiest...u gotta fight to get up there...
people are either there to see Reggie or are super freaked the fucked out by the end of it...
backside of the stage at the end of it all...Reggie's usually soaked from slipping and falling, being wasted and laying down in the shit or just done by the end of it all....dude's a trooper...google his name Mr. Move and watch the youtube vids for more confirmation of the best night you have yet to have...go ahead and call into work the next day....no point in lying to yourself...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mckenzie got weird...

...and nailed some shitty OSB board on to a shitty pallet with that piece of cinder block and found some trash to support the thing with...then he rode over the thing on a skateboard...i was like "WHAT?! that duude craze, YO!"