Friday, November 19, 2010

Laser Cut Grip Tape

I look forward to the day when laser cutters are as common as scissors.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

8 wheelers

No, I am not talking about the Lonnie Toft 8 wheelers (two sets of side-by-side trucks), but they certainly come up when I am googling for 8 wheelers. I am talking about two trucks front, two trucks back. It is more common to see 6 wheelers (see the Strangelove 42) which are used for slalom (they have been banned in official slalom competitions, why?), and occasionally for downhill. But a full 8-wheeler has for some reason appealed to me like Hummers appeal to truck loving Americans (obligatory link). I have a number of pics trawled from the web, but wanted to make an effort to collect some of the links to these pics with some explanation on the builds. And yes, I direly want to build one, however it costs about as much as two skateboards (and for something that will be, perhaps, unrideable...). About the only style of riding it might be called uncommon (instead of rare) would be in luge boarding.

8 wheeler mini monster!!??

Rise of the 8 wheeled monster

Octavia, 8-wheeled mid-size

Double baseplate Fyre trucks!