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.

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..... 

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