Skateboarding

I Heart.July 3rd, 2014

Extremely limited PRE-ORDER for a reproduction of the legendary World Industries “I Heart Slayer” T-Shirt. Select your size below (expect a slim fit), while the color of T-Shirt is surprise/grab bag process (just like calling and ordering from the old 800 number World had). Bold colors to reflect the early 90′s will be used and the print will be as exact as possible. Pre-order closes on July 15th, please allow 3-4 weeks for production.

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Raras KaupasMay 16th, 2012

We couldn’t be happier to present a Dust Bunny direct from skateboard legend Natas Kaupas. I once asked him about his rarest graphic ever. He responded, “That’s easy, it’s on my wall at home. Only a handful of artist proofs were made.”

So, if you ever wondered about the rarest Natas skateboard graphic, now you know. Thanks for taking this photo and sending it over, Mr. Kaupas.

Dear GeorgeSeptember 19th, 2011

This week’s Dust Bunny is fitting, as I plan to sell the set on eBay in the very near future. Check back, as I’ll update the comments with a link to the auction. Until then, enjoy the photo of these three re-issued decks (in handboard size) lined up. These decks were part of a volley of insults back and forth between George Powell and Steve Rocco.

Young Whipper SnapperAugust 28th, 2011

I came across these black and white photos from middle school. I’m modeling two World Industries Mike Vallely decks. On the left is his first board after leaving Powell Peralta, the elephant on a cliff. On the right is the infamous double kick Barnyard deck. Neither deck is in my possession now, but I did manage to score a Cease and Desist Barnyard reproduction a few years back. It proudly hangs on my wall. The photos would have been even more amazing in color, but there’s something unique about the b&w as well. On a sidenote, check out the sweet Hosoi shirt I’m wearing (not to mention those stickers)!

March 2002May 12th, 2011

This week’s Dust Bunny is two pages scanned from a World Industries catalog titled “World Pigbait” mailed to me in my youth. Postmarked March 11th, 2002 and March 13th, 2002 (I guess the metered postage wasn’t enough the first go around) from Torrance, CA – I was over the moon when this arrived. With a total of 6 pages, it included Bootsy Collins on the cover and product from all of the World subsidiaries. I scanned the 101 and Plan B pages. The Blind page had the Jordan Richter “Safety Gear” board, which I didn’t deem appropriate for the post. The catalog also included pages for Fuct and Liberty Skates.


I’ve always liked the Natas “Hard Boiled” deck and Ben Reigle had the Gabriel Rodriguez wrestling deck. Of all those pictured, I only owned the Danny Way “Shotgun” deck that I actually traded for the first Kareem Campbell deck on Blue. It had a row of cartoon rabbits on it, if I recall correctly. At this point, I’d love to have that Danny Way deck back. I’ve seen a questionable version of it pop up on eBay from time to time.

 

Enjoy and be sure to check back for the next Dust Bunny.

 

Limited Offshore T-ShirtJanuary 27th, 2011

OK, I’ve got one of each size: S, M, L and XL left in this uber limited Offshore Recordings T-Shirt. Some might recognize this as a graphic from a World Industries advert drawn by the legendary Marc McKee. Printed on American Apparel, $15 plus shipping. Available on a first come basis, so go grab one in the Offshore Recordings Store.