Thursday, July 17, 2008

Real Slippery Bottoms.

Slick bottom boards seemed like a good idea at the time, but they were horrible. Santa Cruz was guilty of inflicting this technology upon skateboarding first and then everyone else followed along. The layer of plastic made the boards heavier and affected the pop. Plan B slicks were about the best because they still felt like a normal deck and the coating gave strength to flimsy wood. The only good thing to come of this bad idea was the expanded creative freedom the plastic allowed for with graphics.

Thrasher - December 1991 Volume 11 Number 12

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