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.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Now Taking Pre-orders

Now you can get yours before anyone else on the block. Slapstik is now taking pre-orders for the Ring Around the Rosies decks set to arrive in late July. Deck shapes are the usual 7.8"and  8", and the new 8.125" with a 14.125" wheelbase, 7" nose, and 6.625" tail. The 7.8" and 8.125" decks will be full color with a red base, black line, and tan frame.  The 8" will have a white, or natural wood base, black line, and red flames and letters. Only 35 of these will be made, so I don't need to tell you they won't last long.  Contact Babb, Head, or myself to place an order, or for more details.

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