GETBranded Outlaw Skates: Pray for Death By David Thornton My first legit setup was a Roskopp face deck with Independent trucks and Slimeball wheels. Before that, I’d been skating department (and flea market) boards with no concave, crap bearings and wheels that may have technically rolled but they didn’t roll real far or real fast. I rode that Roskopp deck into the ground for two reasons.
for something new. Why do I say all this? Because I could be easily convinced to ride this Outlaw Skates “Pray for Death” deck down just as far as that Roskopp. I’ve been in an abusive relationship with it for a few weeks now. I pump her all over and she throws me to the concrete. It must be love.
Measuring out at 9” wide and 33.5” long with a 15.5” wheelbase and hosting a 2. My parents didn’t see the need to replace it with squared (but not cruiser something new (and I was- square) tail, it is big enough for a big boy to ride in a n’t of legal working age yet). By the time I retired bowl but limber enough to take to the street section. it, the tail was gone. The nose (what nose there was) Two weeks of hard riding, was delamned from bounc- and the pop has stayed fresh. Want a smaller ing off walls and curbs. deck? They have a variety The once 60 mm wheels of widths available. were ridden down to 40s. 1. I loved it.
Since then, I’ve grown to hate chipped decks. If I get a chip that I can’t fix it with glue and wood putty, I will immediately retire the deck
Dig the tattoo art inspired graphics. Roses, zombies and a pentagram. Ready for an abusive relationship.
The second issue of Luchaskate Magazine. This issue features Kanis D.I.Y. in Little Rock, Arkansas.