Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Anthony Oglesby.

What's the deal with Krooked Gest boards? Can you skate them like a normal board or are you just supposed to squirrel them away somewhere?

The next board I set up in a couple of weeks will be an Andy Jenkins Wrench Pilot deck. It cost the same as a regular board and has a nice shape with good graphics, so I'm thinking the thing is fair game to ride. I wasn't considering these points when I bought the board, but now I am.

If sometime in the future, somebody is trying to catalog all 400 of this particular board, #156 got skated and isn't in good condition.

The photo is by Grant Brittain.

Transworld - February 1993 Volume 11 Number 2


Anonymous said...

I got the Jenkins board too, and never thought about NOT skating it. Here's a quote from Andy regarding skating the art:

"No way. I love the look of scuffed-up boards. I think they look better after they are skated...I'd much rather have my graphics spread out on curbs and ledges than on a shelf somewhere."

From http://www.trashfilter.com/2009/06/21/andy-jenkins-interview/

I don't know about you, but I'm skating mine!

Keith said...

I'd be a millionaire if I kept all those Star Wars toys I had when I was 4 years old in their original packaging and if I stored and didn't skate all those decks I skated from 88-93. I also would have had 100% less fun.

It's no fun saving things! lol

justin said...

Damn right, I'm skating it. It's too nice of a shape not to ride.

All this stuff occurred to me after I ordered the board. I ordered it with the intent to skate it because it was the size I like. With everything getting reissued or special editions being made these days, I never know what is for regular use and what you need to save. I know they only make 400 or 500 of the Krooked Gest boards and I felt a little lucky to be buying one. In comparison, they probably made about the same number of some of the classic World Industries boards back in the day. Skateboards are made to be destroyed.

D.stroy said...

That Guernica board in the upper left corner is just beautiful, never tought of skating a Picasso's masterpiece.
Anyway skateboards are intended to be skated, those that are saved kind of lose their meaning; ever tought if everybody saved their World boards back then? Would they still be rarities today or just obsolete equipment?

Old School Sammy said...

Justin and Anonymous:

The question remains: what are you going to set the boards up with? (and NO I don't mean tools--I am talking your truck, wheel, etc selection...just curious.

Anonymous said...


Indy 139s and Spitfire 52s.

Anonymous said...

There has NEVER been a moment where I thought of buying a board just to have it. Any board I buy, I skate. I don't care about graphics, and I'm not a collector of anything.

--Rikku Markka

Old School Sammy said...

I am admittedly a board collector. I never saved any of the boards I rode as a younger guy, I usually gave em to a friend to ride after I bought a new one. But after buying a house with the wife, lets just say that the last two years have added no new boards to the archives, and have even seen a couple hit ebay..sniff....