Thursday, July 21, 2011
Dave Carnie & Rodney Mullen.
Dave and Rodney break down the anatomy of a freestyle board.
Freestyle boards were usually 7 to 7.5 inches wide and about 28 inches long, if memory serves me correctly. They were very flat with minimal kick in the tail and none in the nose. Nose and tail were roughly equal in length.
One thing they didn't mention was wheel size. Freestyle wheels were usually about 55 mm. This was considered smaller than what was normally thought of as a street wheel at the time, which would have been in the 58 to 62 mm range. A few forward thinking street skaters started riding freestyle wheels in the early 1990s to facilitate more technical tricks.
I've just been picking random things out from Big Brother that were skateboard related for the week. I maybe should have done a week of product reviews, where Carnie's creative writing really shined.
I'm taking tomorrow off from work so there might not be a Friday post. Or there might be. Either way Monday or Friday will be epic.
Rick Kosick took the photo.
Big Brother - November 1999 Issue 54