Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Plastic and embroidery.
When Santa Cruz came out with their Everslick plastic bottom boards, all the other companies soon jumped on the bandwagon with mixed results. The layer of plastic made boards pop weird and sometimes added a lot of weight. Plan B slicks seemed to work well and be the most like wood boards. I had a couple, but soon went back to good old plain wood. The wooden skateboard deck is seriously one of those things that falls under the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" category. Plexi-Lam was what Alien called their version. I like the name and logo. I only ever had wood boards from the Workshop and have no idea how well Plexi-Lam worked.
One odd little fashion trend that happened in 1992 was the use of embroidered logos on clothing. All the ads were hyping this for whatever reason. You would end up paying a little more for a t-shirt that had a tiny logo stitched on it that was most likely ripped off from a sports team or gas station. Brilliant. I'm glad things went back to screen printing art on t-shirts quickly.
Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6